Los Angeles Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for dogs and puppies through Nov. 30 during its Home for the Holidays Adoption campaign, which was made possible through a grant from Petco Love. Los Angeles residents will still be required to pay a $20 dog licensing fee. Adoption fees for cats and kittens are also waived through a grant from the ASPCA.
Los Angeles Animal Services is also holding its Seniors for Seniors Program through the end of the month, matching residents 62 and older with senior companion animals (seven years and older) from city shelters. The adoption fees include microchipping, vaccinations and spaying or neutering. Some senior adults may also qualify to receive a $10 dog license for their pets. For information, call (213)482-9550.
“Many people automatically think of a puppy or kitten when they think about adopting a pet, but adopting a senior cat or dog is a great way to add a new animal companion to your life,” said Annette Ramirez, interim general manager of Los Angeles Animal Services. “A senior pet usually has already lived in a home and is often already house trained, they are also calmer, and require less supervision than puppies and kittens.”
People who adopt dogs receive a VCA Healthy Start Certificate, which provides up to $250 in follow up veterinary care within the first 14 days of adoption. Canine companions adopted from L.A. Animal Services are also eligible for free dog training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills. For information, email [email protected].
To view pets available for adoption in city shelters, visit laanimalservices.com/adopt.