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East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, California is part of the City of Los Angeles Animal Services Department (LAAS). Established more than 150 years ago, this system, consisting of 6 award winning shelters, serves up to 60,000 animals each year through their many services and programs.
Experts in handling cases of animal cruelty, East Valley Animal Shelter is one of 6 facilities operated by LAAS:
They offer several essential services for the Los Angeles community:
They even help more exotic animals such as lizards, turtles, and even alligators!
East Valley is a no-kill animal shelter that believes in training, rehabilitation, and socialization of all the animals in their care. All the animals in their facilities receive the proper treatment and attention to be successfully adopted by someone who believes in second chances and in the powers of a loving environment and healing hugs...a caring person such as yourself!
To adopt a new pet in East Valley Animal Shelter, you only need to have a valid form of government-issued photo ID and pay the adoption fee.
When several possible adopters are interested in the same animal, East Valley Animal Shelter applies a “Silent Auction” process, following a fair and competitive standard according to the Los Angeles Municipal Code.
If the animal you're interested in isn’t spayed or neutered, they'll need to stay an extra day to get fixed. You'll be able to pick them up in the afternoon.
LAAS Animal Shelters accept payment by cash, check, or credit card (the name on the credit card must match the name on the photo identification).
Adoption fees at East Valley Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, internal and external deparasitation, microchipping, professional veterinary examination, and the first year Los Angeles of license fees for dogs.
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, here's 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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
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.