These playgroup rock stars are the dogs who have been participating in the enrichment program led by Dogs Playing for Life (DPFL), which launched last month at the Chesterfield/South LA shelter thanks to a partnership with Wallis Annenberg Petspace. DPFL is one of the nation’s most respected and progressive dog behavior programs in the nation, with a mission to enhance the quality of life of shelter dogs to increase life-saving. DPFL has proven metrics on the life-saving benefits of “playgroups” for kenneled animals, and on the methods for training staff and volunteers in establishing and conducting these ongoing enrichment activities.
“We are so excited for our first Rock Star Playgroup adoption event,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “We have an abundance of pets who are ready to go home with you, especially dogs, so what better way to show off our wonderful dogs and their personalities than by having a playgroup full of rock stars.”
To encourage pet adoption, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees at all six of our LA Animal Services Centers on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, Adoption fees for dogs will be $51, and $75 for puppies, which does not include the $20 licensing fee for dogs older than four months. Adoption fees for cats and kittens will be waived thanks to a generous donation from the ASPCA. Our six locations are open on the weekends with no appointments needed, from 11am to 5pm.
Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped, and adopters receive a VCA Healthy Start Certificate, which provides up to $250 of follow up veterinary care within the first 14 days of adoption. In addition, canine companions adopted from LA Animal Services are also eligible for free dog training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills, CA. Contact Info@pawsforlifek9.org for more details. You can view the wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets who are ready to meet you and who are available for adoption in our Centers by going to laanimalservices.com/adopt.