We aren’t just parents, we are pet owners too. Our pets are a vital part of our family. They bring joy to our home and our hearts and enrich our family experience. Pets come from a variety of places – but the best place to get a pet is to adopt one! Check out the adoption organizations in LA who make it possible for you to grow your family one furry member at a time. Know of an amazing organization that should be on this list? Comment below! For more information on Pets and Pet Resources visit our directory.
NKLA: Since the launch of NKLA (short for No Kill Los Angeles) in 2012, the number of pets being killed in L.A. city shelters has decreased by 56%. NKLA is on a mission to ensure that no pet, anywhere, ever, has to die in a shelter again. Their adoption center, located off Santa Monica Boulevard and the 405, makes pet adoption so easy. Pets are up-to-date on vaccinations, are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and ready to go home. Adoption fees starting at just $100 and they provide an adoption kit that includes one month of pet insurance and a bag of Natural Balance pet food. For more information visit their Business Listing on our site >>>
The Dawg Squad is a local all volunteer organization that rescues at-risk animals focusing on homeless and abandoned dogs providing medical care, rehabilitation and loving foster homes until a permanent, adoptive homes can be found. All animals are spayed, neutered and microchipped prior to adoption. To date they have rescued and placed over 1600+ animals in loving homes. They run a weekly adoption event on Saturdays 10am – 1:30 PM at Unleashed by Petco, 5325 West Centinela Ave with a minimum adoption donation fee of $300. For more information visit their Business Listing on our site >>>
Rescue from the Hart located in the Valley is a non-profit organization committed to finding forever homes for dogs. There is an old Chinese proverb that states: “If you save a life, you are responsible for that life”. Rescue From The Hart honors this philosophy with every animal that we rescue. When we say “yes” to a dog or cat in need, we are making a promise that we will provide them with anything they need to be happy and healthy, for the rest of their life. This means never cutting corners, never take the easy way out and never looking at one of our rescued as just another number. We make the same commitment to our adopters by going the extra mile to help educate them, support them during tragedies, and be there to offer solutions if their lives happen to get turned upside down. For more information visit their Business Listing on our site >>>
And of course – Blue and Che want you to remember to save a pug! Pugs are wonderful and loyal friends…and are the official mascot of MomAngeles. There are numerous pug rescue organizations in LA including Pug Rescue Los Angeles. Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of abandoned, neglected, unwanted, displaced, and abused pugs. Every year Pug Nation saves and adopts out hundreds of loving Pugs from the streets of Southern California-thanks to the support of individuals like you. Our goal is to find every homeless pug a forever home; if we cannot do that, we pledge to provide a comfortable and loving place for sick or unwanted pugs to live out their lives. For more information visit their Business Listing on our site >>>
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