Make a Difference: Adopt a Pet This Weekend

LA Animal Services is urgently seeking animal-loving Angelenos to adopt or foster a pet as our shelters near capacity. Our Centers are filled with amazing dogs, cats, and kittens who are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped, and ready to meet you and be a part of your family. Visit our website to see the pets available for adoption.

“We’ve leaned on our community in times of need and have never been let down,” said Dana Brown, LA Animal Services General Manager. “We hope we can rely on their support again as we ask them to adopt or foster a pet looking for their new home..”

As kennel space is becoming limited, LA Animal Services is encouraging pet owners who are thinking of surrendering their pet to explore available alternatives, like Home to Home, Safety Net Foster, or inquiring with friends and family, before relinquishing to the shelters.  

Center Operating Hours

Our six LA Animal Services locations are operating 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 surrender, with Centers closed on Mondays. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment. Appointments may be scheduled by going online or by calling 1-888-452-7381.

If you are unable to adopt a pet to give them a break from shelter life, please consider fostering. You can foster a dog for a day, to a week, to up to three months. Fostering an animal companion also offers additional opportunities for these pets ready for adoption to meet potential adopters during outings in and around their neighborhoods.

To foster: 

  • Visit and identify an animal you would like to foster. 
  • Email the volunteer liaison at with your completed foster application (if you have not fostered before), a picture of your government-issued identification with photo (i.e., driver’s license), and the Animal ID number(s) of the pets you are interested in fostering. 
  • We will call you once your application is reviewed to schedule an appointment.

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