LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or
Celebrate National Friendship Day and Dogust By Bringing Home a Friend From
LA Animal Services!
Los Angeles, July 30, 2021 – For many of us, our pets are our best friends, so in celebration of National Friendship Day (July 31, 2021) and Dogust (August 1, 2021), the universal birthday given to all shelter and rescue dogs (as we often don’t know the exact birthday of our adopted animal companion), LA Animal Services is encouraging animal lovers to open their hearts and homes by adopting a new furry friend! To encourage pet adoptions, LA Animal Services will be offering discounted adoption fees on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including license) and $75 for puppies. The adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. 

I Want to Adopt a Specific Pet

If you would like to adopt a pet, please follow these steps:

  • Visit and identify an animal you would like to adopt.
  • Call 888-452-7381 with the Animal ID number or A# (example: A1234567).
  • LA Animal Services will share all the information available on that animal.
  • If you’re interested in moving forward with the adoption, LA Animal Services will take your information and schedule a pick-up appointment.
  • During the appointment, staff will introduce you to your selected animal.
  • To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required during your scheduled appointment.

I Want to Adopt by Visiting our Centers

If you would like to adopt a pet by visiting one of our centers to view available animals, please follow these steps:

  • Call 888-452-7381 to make an appointment.
  • Potential adopters will be provided an appointment date and time, and will be encouraged to view available animals on our website at prior to their appointment.
  • Upon arrival for the appointment, staff and volunteers will guide the adopter through the kennels to view animals available for adoption.
  • If there is an animal you are interested in adopting, our staff or a volunteer will provide you with all available information on the animal, and you will be escorted to a designated area so you can get acquainted with the animal(s). 
  • To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required during your scheduled appointment. 
For more information about adopting or fostering a pet, or how you can support and donate to help the pets in our Centers, visit
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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
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