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LA County Animal Shelter serves Los Angeles County, California by offering needed community services to LA County residents through their 7 locations throughout the community:
Services offered by LA County Animal Shelter include the following:
Considering adoption from LA County Animal Shelter? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
The process to adopt a pet from LA County Animal Shelter is simple:
Adoption fees at LA County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, microchipping, and a lifetime of love.
Your adoption fee does not include the dog or cat license fee, which must be paid at the time of adoption but varies depending on the city or area in which you live.
All animals adopted from the animal care centers are eligible for a free veterinary exam (within 5 days of adoption) by any participating member of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association.
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.