LA Animal Services
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Hi rescue partners! Our West Valley Animal Services Center will be hosting their very first Rescue Only Playgroup on Wednesday, December the 12th at 12pm 😍 Open to rescues to come in and meet some of our Rescue Only dogs and see them play. Even if you can’t adopt, we’d love to invite you in to take photos/videos to help us spread out the word that these dogs are with us. We know this is so short of a notice but we hope to see you there and do more of these in the future! To RSVP, please email Karen at email@example.com. #laanimalservices #newhope #dogrescue #playgroup #maddiesfund #getemhome2018 #getemhomechallenge @maddiesfund
When he heard our animal shelters were at capacity due to the fires, @tommylenk
saw a grainy photo of Pelusa on our website and decide to drive over to see if she was still there. Our staff brought her out and he decided to fill out the paper work to complete the adoption! Tom says it’s only been a short time with her but she’s already a part of the pack! Her name given by her pervious owners was Pelusa, and now Tom calls her Lucy. Full name: Pelusa "Lucy" Lenk 😍 Sometimes he speaks Spanish to her because in Spanish her name means lint or piece of fluff/dustbunny and he also notices that she seems to respond better to commands in Spanish 😆
Thank you for adopting from your local animal shelter! We love seeing you and Lucy Lenk happy together ♥️ #laanimalservices #thisisLAAS
MEOW! 😍 Fabulous feline friends available for adoption or foster now! All these cuties are currently at our Chesterfield Square Animal Services Center located at 1850 W.60th Street, Los Angeles, 90047. #laanimalservices #adoptdontshop #homefortheholidays
In LA, we're spoiled by the beautiful sunny days... and the same goes for our pets! When we do get rain, our four-legged friends can be quite stubborn about leaving the house, which may include not going outdoors to go to the bathroom. You might even end up finding a couple accidents throughout your home 😬
Here are some tips to help you and your pup get though the rainy days:
1. Go outside with your dog - If you normally just let your dog out in the backyard, you may need to actually go with him or her when it's raining. Taking your dog for a short walk or stepping out in the yard with them will make your best buddy feel safer and it's more likely that they will feel comfortable enough to go potty.
2. Use positive reinforcement and treats - Just like potty training, bring a few treats when you take your dog outside and reward them after they "go." Be sure to praise them enthusiastically as well.
3. Plan ahead - Watch the weather and take advantage of bringing your dog outside during a lull in the storm. They’ll more likely be open to going outside when it's sprinkling than when it's pouring rain. Also, think about your walking route. Avoid busy streets where cars will splash through puddles and drench you both and potentially scare your furry family member 🌧
4. Stay dry - If your dog doesn't mind getting dressed up, try purchasing a doggie rain coat and boots for them or grab a large umbrella to shield them from the rain drops. When they get wet, keep a towel on hand so you can quickly dry them off when you return to the house to avoid water and mud on your floors and furniture. ☂️
5. Play indoors - If your dog is used to going outside and running around during the day you'll want to provide them with indoor activities when it rains for long periods of time. Teach them a new trick, give them a new chew toy, play hide in seek or let them figure out a puzzle feeder or Kong ball that you can pick up at your local pet store. 🎾
Some pets don't like rain and some do, but regardless, remember companion animals want to be with you! They are safer and dryer inside with you during rain storms, where they can spend their time doing what they do best— being your BFF 😉❤️
This week's super adorable #KTLAPetoftheWeek
is Marley! Marley is a 3 year old, 9 pound, spayed female who loves children, enjoys long walks and gets along well with dogs and cats. Staff say she's super sweet really likes being around good company and is potty trained. Unfortunately her owners were evicted and could no longer keep her. If you're looking for a great new furry companion, this is your girl!
Watch for us today in the 1 o'clock hour on @ktla5news.
We’ll be taking about holiday plant hazards. Miss Marley will be available for adoption at our North Central Animal Services Center at 3 pm. Her animal ID is #A1827192
❤️🐾 #laanimalservices #ktla #petoftheweek #superstar #astarisborn #marleyandme #adoptdontshop
Hansen is the longest resident at the East Valley Animal Services Center. He's available for adoption, foster and rescue.
Thanks to your donations to the LA Animal Services STAR Program, we were able to provide Hansen the ear canal ablation surgery he needed. The week we took out the sutures, he was scheduled to go to a foster. That week he was injured while playing (no fault of his own) and went right back to our medical area to rest and recuperate. The foster we had scheduled for him ended up taking another dog since Hansen needed a little more time to fully heal.
Staff say that Hansen is an all around great dog! They've tested his compatibility with large and small dogs and gets along well with both. After coming to us as a stray and spending 10 months at our shelter, we really hope he can catch a lucky break soon. If you would like to meet this special bud, visit us at our East Valley location in Van Nuys. We're open every day except Mondays. Let a staff member know you would like to meet Hansen, his animal ID is #A1755654
! 🐾 #laanimalservices #hansen #mmmbop #rescue #adoptdontshop #homefortheholidays #adopt #losangeles #mydayinla #eastvalleyanimalshelter #bff #maddiesfund #getemhomechallenge @maddiesfund
Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets! Overindulging in the feast can be unhealthy for humans, but even worse for your four legged pals. Keep fatty foods, poultry bones and holiday sweets away 🐶🐱 Put trash away where your pets can’t find it. All scraps, bones and packaging should be covered and tightly secured in a trash bag placed in a closed trash can outdoors (or behind a closed, locked door). This can prevent a mess and a trip to the vet! Quick action can save lives-- If you believe your pet has been poisoned or eaten something they shouldn’t have, call your veterinarian or veterinary emergency clinic immediately. Signs of pet distress include: sudden changes in behavior, depression, pain, vomiting, or diarrhea. Keep in mind that Thanksgiving visitors can upset your pets. If you know your dog or cat is nervous when people visit your home, put them in another room or a crate with a favorite toy. This will reduce the emotional stress on your pet & protect your guests from possible injury. Watch the exits 👀 Even if your pets are comfortable around guests, make sure you watch them closely, especially when people are entering or leaving your home. We don’t want your four-legged family member to make a break for it out the door and become lost! Just a holiday reminder: Identification tags and microchips reunite families ♥️ If your pet does sneak out this Thanksgiving, they’re more likely to be returned to you if they have proper identification with your current contact information on their microchips and licenses. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🧡 #laanimalservices #thanksgiving #thanksgivingpettips #pettips #losangeles
THANK YOU! We've received a tremendous amount of support and donations from our community and we're allocating the resources where they're needed most. At this time, we've exceeded our capacity of donations specifically for the fire efforts and we can't thank you enough!
In the very near future, we'll be setting up a special fund for monetary donations so they can be restricted for emergency situations. We'll also be providing information on how you can become a volunteer during times of crisis. Thank you again from everyone at LA Animal Services ❤️ #laanimalservices #woolseyfire #community #losangeles #grateful #thankful
Daisy had first come to us back in 2008 as a stray. She was then adopted and surrendered to our West LA Animal Services Center a few times throughout her life. Her longest stay was from July 17, 2017 to May 12, 2018, and then had a second long stay from August 2, 2018 to this past weekend when she was adopted!!! Our volunteer Billie met Andrea this past weekend and told her all about Daisy and how great she is. Andrea adopted her and sent this heartwarming message ❤️
I wanted to thank you so, so much for helping convince me to adopt Daisy on Saturday. It hasn’t even been a week since I brought her home and she’s already filled my life with so much love and joy. After taking her home and looking at her records they gave me, I found out she is turning 11 in December, but you’d never be able to tell based on how excited she gets for our walks, is how she greets me in the morning, or how excited she gets when I have guests over (who immediately fall in love with her). She is perfect in every way. Truly one of the sweetest creatures I’ve ever met, and I owe a huge thank you to you. —
Thank you Andrea for adopting Daisy! ❤️
What better way to give thanks than to give a shelter pet a home? You will be repaid with unconditional love and laughs for years to come! ❤️ We’re offering reduced and waived adoption fees on our cats, kittens, dogs and puppies Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23-25th. Our six LA Animal Services Centers have the most amazing, adoptable pets that would love to spend the holiday weekend getting to know you and their new home. 🏠
While the dog adoption fees are reduced, there will be a $20 dog license fee applied for LA City residents. Our pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped before going home with you. This Thanksgiving weekend could be the perfect time to visit us and fall in love with your new best friend. 🐶🐱💕 #laanimalservices #thanksgiving #thankful #grateful #adoptdontshop #loveanimals #adoptionevent #losangeles
We believe that the animals who enter our shelters deserve to have the best possible chance at finding a loving home of their own. A foster parent has one of the most important jobs at the shelter. Becoming a foster means you will be able to provide an animal the home care and attention they deserve as they wait for adoption. As a foster parent you’ll not only save the lives of animals in your care, but you’ll give other animals coming into the shelter the space they need.
LA Animal Services foster program is for kittens, puppies, cats and adult dogs. As long as you can give some love and time to these orphaned animals, any animal you take in will benefit from foster care! We recommend fostering for as short as one weekend to up to three months. If you’d like to become an LA Animal Services Foster, please fill out a Foster Application (link in bio), visit your nearest LA City shelter in person, and ask to speak to the Foster Coordinator who can get you started. Our foster coordinators at each shelter can answer all your fostering questions, so please visit or call to speak directly to them ❤️
#laanimalservices #fostering #foster #laas #laanimalshelters #fostercare
Brownie is a cute, loving, 5 month old puppy who is also our @ktla5news
Pet of the Week! 😍
Watch for him tomorrow on KTLA during the 1 o'clock news. He'll be available for adoption after his TV appearance at the North Central Animal Services Center!
) came to us as an Owner Surrender because the landlord would not agree to let him stay in his home. He's such a sweetheart! Only 5 months old and full of spunk. He’s an indoor dog and is super friendly with children, company and other dogs.
On Friday, November 9th, LA Animal Services was requested thru Mutual Aid from LA County Animal Control to assist in evacuating Malibu. We sent our Animal Control Officers with trucks and horse trailers and gathered our Volunteer Emergency Equine Response Trailer teams. Our East Valley, West Valley and West LA Animal Services Centers have taken in a total of 76 animals due to this emergency situation.
The animals in our care that have been displaced by the #WoolseyFire
will be with us until we are able to reunite them with their owners. If you visited one of our six LA Animal Services Centers this weekend and were not able to foster, please consider visiting us again as we have incoming pets and new pets made available for adoption or foster every day. Our policy is to only foster out a pet that is spayed/neutered. If you see a cat or dog that you would like to adopt or foster, talk to our staff and volunteers to get the process started! We’ll get their spay/neuter surgery scheduled so they can go home with you later in the week. Adoptions and rescues do take precedence over fostering, so please be patient if staff is assisting others. Thank you for understanding, and thank you for your support! ❤️
Photo: Matthew Simmons / Getty Images #laanimalservices
A HUGE thank you to all who fostered, adopted and rescued this weekend!
With your help, we were able to find new homes for 285 pets, place 214 pets into foster homes, and get 198 pets out to our rescue partners!
That's 697 cats, dogs and bunnies combined! Thank you again from all of us at LA Animal Services ❤️
Link in our bio will take you to more info on how to become a foster with us, we’re open till 5 pm today! Our dog and cat adoption fees are waived for all this weekend if you’re interested in adopting. Fostering for even just one week will help us create lifesaving space for all those animals displaced by the fire ❤️
The fostering process takes about 30 minutes and must be done in person, please arrive with your completed foster application and ID #laanimalservices #woosleyfire
To honor our US Veterans and to commemorate Veteran's Day, LA Animal Services will be reducing adoption fees starting this Friday through Sunday (11/9 to 11/11).
Adoption fees on dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be waived for military (must show proof of service). For civilians, we'll be waiving our dog and cat adoption fees and offering half off puppy and kitten adoption fees. Licenses will be $20 for those adopting within LA City.
Thank you for your service and support, your new best friend is waiting for you now! 🐾❤️ #laanimalservices #veteransday