If you’re looking for where to adopt a dog in Los Angeles, this is the list for you! The City of Angels is filled with pups just waiting for you to bring them home. As New York City back on the east cost, there are so many options when it comes to where you can adopt your dog from, it can be overwhelming. I have chosen a few places for you to check out before you head out to give some very deserving dog a forever home! Here are 3 places to check out for your dog adoption.
Where to adopt your dog in Los Angeles?
NKLA Pet Adoption Center: This is part of the Best Friends initiative. You will find this no-kill shelter (should there be any other way?) right off the 405 Freeway off of Santa Monica Blvd. They are open daily from noon-8:00 pm so you can visit after work! Adoption starts at $100, and all animals are up to date on shots and are neutered or spayed can go home with you today! How great is that? I am a ‘I want it now’ kind of person (bad I know…) You can visit their website to find out more about the adoption process. When you adopt from NKLA, you are helping to make LA a no-kill city.
Dawg Squad: Everyone who works here is a volunteer. The focus at the Dawg Squad is for homeless and abandoned dogs are providing medical care, rehab and amazing foster homes until you come in and offer him a forever home. You won’t have to worry about microchipping, spaying or neutering your adopted dog, the Dawg Squad will have done all that for you. The idea is to reduce the number of unwanted puppies (the reason behind the spaying and neutering). The minimum adoption donation is $300 and they are at the Petco every Saturday at 5325 West Centinela Ave Los Angeles from 10:00am t0 1:30pm. They only adopt to homes in the Southern California region, so if you live in the northern part of the state and looking to travel to find your dog, sorry. You can visit their website for more info on how you can help!
Lange Foundation: Located in Southern California (well yea, that’s what this post is about right?) The Lange Foundation caters to impounded animals. I know this is about dogs, but in the case you happen to be thinking of adopting a horse too, these are your people! Have you thought about adopting 2 dogs? There are many friends who are brought in together and because so many people don’t think about adopting 2 at the same time, these guys often go overlooked and are harder to find a home for. Makes me sad. You have 2 locations you can choose from with the Lange Foundation; Halfway Home Kennel in Los Angeles or Saint Bonnie’s Sanctuary in Canyon.
I also recommend checking out our post on where to adopt a dog in San Diego, as it’s not too far from Los Angeles. While I’m sure you’ll find your forever friend at one of the above, it never hurts to have options.
Wherever you decide to adopt just know that I am giving you a virtual pat on the back! Choosing to adopt a dog will turn out to be a greater thing for you than you realize. I am sure you heard the phrase ‘I rescued my dog, but my dog rescued me’? More true words were never spoken.
Have you adopted a dog? Where in LA did you go to for your rescued pet? Share with us in the comments below!