Animal services

LA Animal Services receives grant from VCA Charities to help dogs find new homes in response to full shelters – Santa Monica Daily Press

LA Animal Services and VCA Charities make it easy for animal lovers to bring home a new canine companion. Until Friday July 15, VCA Charities will cover the adoption costs for the first 250 adopted dogs. Learn about the wonderful pets available for adoption at Los Angeles Centers by visiting

“We continue to see an increase in the number of medium and large dogs in our shelters, so we are grateful to VCA Charities for their support in helping these amazing canine companions get adopted and into their new homes,” said Annette Ramirez, Acting General Manager. for LA Animal Services.

“Shelters across the country are experiencing serious capacity issues. The same goes for shelters in VCA’s own backyard in Los Angeles,” said Kimberly West, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for VCA Animal Hospitals and Chair of the Board of VCA Charities. “With support from VCA and a grant from VCA Charities, we are covering the cost of adoptions for up to 250 lucky dogs. Our goal is to reduce stress for shelter teams, create needed space in shelters, and support the joy of pet ownership for families in Los Angeles.

Dogs and cats adopted by LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or spayed, vaccinated, licensed and microchipped, and adopters receive a VCA Healthy Start certificate, which provides up to $250 in follow-up veterinary care within 14 first days of adoption. Additionally, canine companions adopted by LA Animal Services are also eligible for free dog training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills, CA. Contact [email protected] for more details.

You can see the wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits and pets that are ready to meet you and available for adoption at Los Angeles centers by visiting

Center opening hours

All six LA Animal Services locations are open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. our Centers closed on Mondays. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment. Appointments can be made online or by calling 1-888-452-7381.

To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required at our centers.

Per City Ordinance 187219, you will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering the shelter. You can request a digital COVID-19 vaccination record if you were vaccinated in California (unless you were vaccinated at a federal facility) by visiting For questions about vaccination records, visit the LA County Vaccine Records website.

For more information about LA Animal Services, visit:

Submitted by Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz