Unique Pet Adoption Programs including specialized adoption programs, frequent off-site adoption events, shelter pet transports, and our adoptions partners help the Department successfully place more animals into new homes.
Supervisor Barger's Pet of the Week Program
The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Pet Adoption Program was started by former Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich representing the Fifth District in December of 1995 which is a tradition that continues today.
Each Tuesday at the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Kathryn Barger highlights an animal/s in need of a home from one of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) seven animal care centers. Important information about the animal including the sex, breed, and age is provided along with a phone number to contact for anyone interested in adopting.
To date, over 1,000 pets have been placed into wonderful new homes thanks to this special program including dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits, and a guinea pig. If you are interested in adopting a pet you saw featured at this week’s County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors meeting, please call 1-562-728-4610.
ABC 7 Eyewitness News Pet of the Week
DACC and ABC 7 Eyewitness News have teamed up to promote pet adoptions. This special adoption program features a DACC pet during a live newscast. Animals are showcased every third Thursday of each month during the 11:00 a.m. newscast. Viewers can learn more about the animal and call the DACC number provided if you are interested in adopting the featured pet.
The program continues to successfully help more pets from DACC animal care centers find new and loving homes.
Mobile Pet Adoptions
DACC regularly participate in mobile pet adoptions where we bring some of our wonderful animal care center pets into the community!
These offsite adoptions help us place more animals into new homes by showcasing our animals in a more relaxed and comfortable setting. All animals that are taken to the offsite events are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and vaccinated.
View DACC’s Event Calendar for upcoming mobile pet adoptions and events in your area.
Closer to Home Transports
Organizations like the ASPCA, Anneberg Pet Space, Wags and Walks and Pasadena Humane Society, provide the resources to participate in transport of pets from Los Angeles County to other shelters across the state and in neighboring states.
DACC is able to successfully rehome more animals by transporting dogs to places where the demand for small dogs (such as Chihuahuas and terriers) remains high but the local availability of these types of dogs is low.
Dogs have been transported to: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New York, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.