If you’re looking to add a fluffy ball of love and affection to your life, these Los Angeles area animal shelters are the place for a pet in need of a home.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, over 6 million pets are given to adoption facilities nationwide each year. However, according to ASPCA data, only about half of all pets are adopted each year. For those looking to adopt, The Mutt Scouts, where the dog Bojangles is patiently waiting, or another local adoption center are a great place to start finding a lovable new friend. If you’re not sure if you have year-round time to care for a pet, many animal shelters also offer the option of grooming pets until they are housed.
Do you need help with your search? Patch and Petfinder are here for you. For this week we have put together the list of animals that can be adopted in your area. Whether you’re looking for cuddling or company, one of these animals could be a perfect fit for your family. If you’re a canine person, meet Formica, a mix of rat riders up for adoption. If cats are more your thing, there are several great cats out there too.
Click on an entry for more information about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you are a local animal shelter and want to see your adoptable pets on Patch, you need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report bugs or other feedback to [email protected].