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Baldwin Park Animal Shelter is part of the LA County Animal Control and Care Department and is situated at. All 7 locations can be found below:
Baldwin Park Animal Shelter opened its doors in 1958, 12 years after the first animal care facility was established in Downey. Five more locations were then constructed and opened their doors to see to the needs of residents and their companion animals.
As an open-admission shelter, Baldwin Park Animal Shelter takes in all animals who need shelter and care. Across their 7 locations, LA County Animal Control and Care Department takes in more than 60,000 animals per year.
If you see a furry friend on the shelter's website that you want to adopt, drop by the shelter Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in person to get the process started. They don't place holds on pets and operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay if you see a lucky dog, cat, or rabbit that you can imagine taking home.
You may place a Commitment To Adopt (CTA) on pets that have yet to complete the 4-day legal hold period. This is to ensure rescued or stray animals are given a shot at being reunited with any previous owners. All animals surrendered by their owners are available for immediate adoption.
Once you've seen a pet you want to adopt into your family, take down its ID number and give it to a staff member. They'll check whether the pet is available. If they are available, you can meet with the animal to see if it's a good match and even take them home on the same day!
Adoption fees at Baldwin Park Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, and a free medical exam from a participating veterinarian.
There's a $50 fee reduction for dogs and $40 for cats that were spayed or neutered prior to arriving at the shelter. Animals that have been at the shelter for 10 days or longer will also have a reduced adoption fee.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.