LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or
Celebrate National Mutt Day By Adding A Furry Friend to Your Family
Los Angeles, December 2, 2021 – In honor of National Mutt Day and to celebrate these one-of-a-kind dogs in our Centers with mixed-breed pedigrees, LA Animal Services is offering reduced adoption fees for our canine friends starting today through through Sunday, December 5, where 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.

To further encourage pet adoptions this holiday season so our furry friends find new families, LA Animal Services is hosting special adoption days in December: 

  • National Mutt Day: Thursday, December 2 through Sunday, December 5 
  • Home for the Paw-lidays: Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12
  • Whisker Wonderland: Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 

You can view the pets who are available for adoption by going to

Center Operating Hours

Our six LA Animal Services Centers are open without appointments every Saturday and Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. We will continue to operate by appointment during the week, Tuesday through Friday, for pet adoptions, fostering, and owner surrenders, with Centers closed on Mondays. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment. Appointments may be scheduled by going online or calling 1-888-452-7381. 

To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required when in our Centers. 

Per City Ordinance 187219, you will need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entry into the shelter. You can request a digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record if you were vaccinated in California (unless you were vaccinated at a federal facility) by visiting For any questions regarding vaccination records, visit the LA County Vaccine Records website. 

In observance of the upcoming holidays, LA Animal Services will be closed on Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, and Friday, December 31 2021, and Saturday, January 1, 2022.

For more information about LA Animal Services and to view our adoptable pets, 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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