How to Adopt a Pet for Free in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CA – Your vacation needs have been met, kids, it’s time for a new pet.

For the entire month of December, Los Angeles County shelters waived all adoption fees for all dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for 10 days or more.

The waived price includes adoption, a microchip for your pet, spay or neuter fees, and vaccinations per Los Angeles Animal Care and Control.

It usually takes 10 to 14 days for an animal to be adopted after it has been classified as “ready to travel home,” meaning it has not been declared a lost pet and has been neutered or neutered, Don Belton, Public Information said LA Animal Care and Control Officer. Dogs over 35 pounds also need to be socialized before they are “ready to go home”.

That being said, there’s no limit to how long a dog can stay at the shelter before it’s adopted, Belton said.

The promotion, titled “Home for the Pawlidays,” will take place in every Los Angeles County animal shelter, including animal shelters in Baldwin Park, Downey, Palmdale and Carson.

Here are some of the closest animal shelters near Santa Monica:

  • Santa Monica Animal Shelter, 1660 9th St, Santa Monica
  • West Los Angeles Animal Shelter, 11361 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles
  • South LA Animal Shelter, 1850 W 60th St, Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles City East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St, Van Nuys

The action is sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Petco Love.

Make an appointment on the LA Animal Care and Control website to adopt a pet.

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