Ready! Set! Adopt!
Animal shelters and care centers across LA County, Orange County, Riverside County, and Ventura County are joining together in a race to find homes for 5,000 shelter animals by the end of November.
The Fall 5000 Super Adoption will be kicked off this weekend at participating shelters offering special services to help families choose a pet to adopt. November 4-6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., shelters will feature discounted adoption fees, free training advice, no-cost adoptions for veterans, personal “matchmakers” who will help find the perfect fit for each family, and giveaways for adopters.
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An adoption information form offered to families will take into account families’ residence, children’s ages, pet preferences, and current pets in order to help “matchmakers” suggest the best pets for each.
“Matchmakers are there to ensure safe and informed, happy and long term adoptions,” said Kyle Harris, owner of Kyle’s Custom Critter Care, and volunteer at the Castaic Animal Care Shelter.
“We encourage whole families to come. We want people to adopt as a family. Bring mom, dad, and the kids!” said Harris.
Behavior trainers will be available in designated areas to answer questions from guests and assist adopters. Those adopting dogs of all breeds are encouraged to consult with a behavior trainer, especially first-time adopters, adopters of “bully” breeds, adopters with other pets already at home.
Adopters interested in a pet that is not yet available can leave their information with the shelter and fill out “Come Back For Me” cards. These pets often need to be spayed, neutered or have their vaccinations brought up to date.
Participating shelters are listed below.
LA Animal Services
North Central Animal Shelter
South LA Animal Shelter
East Valley Animal Shelter
West LA Animal Shelter
West Valley Animal Shelter
Harbor Animal Shelter
LA County Animal Care & Control
Agoura Animal Care Center
Baldwin Park Animal Care Center
Carson Animal Care Center
Castaic Animal Care Center
Downey Animal Care Center
Lancaster Animal Care Center
Antelope Valley Adoption Center
Irvine Animal Care Center
Orange County Animal Care Center
Riverside County Animal Services
Western Riverside County Animal Shelter (Friday/Saturday only)
Blythe Animal Shelter (Friday only)
Coachella Valley Animal Shelter (Friday/Saturday only)
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter (Friday/Saturday only)
Ventura County Animal Services