All visits to the Animal Care Center are by Appointment.

Service Updates

August 1st, 2021

Adoptions and Animal Care Center Services:

Animal Care Centers and related services are open seven days a week by appointment only from 10am to 5pm every day except for Wednesday, where the hours are 12PM to 7PM. This includes adoptions, lost and found, and general pet assistance. You can make an appointment to visit the animal care center below. Note that appointments are released 24 hours ahead of time.

Adoption Process

Beginning August 1st, animals will be available for viewing by appointment at each of the seven animal care centers. You will be able to self-schedule an appointment on our website and select from available slots. During your appointment visit, a staff member of volunteer will assist you and you will be able to view all animals that are “Ready to Go Home” that day. This means they are spayed or neutered, off stray hold and have gone to dog playgroups at least once (for dogs over 35 lbs.).  Animals will be available first-come, first-served.  We are confident this enhanced experience will allow potential adopters to view and adopt animals in a way that is accessible and maintains animal health and wellbeing. Our call center is available 24/7 if you do not have access to the internet. Walk up appointments will be accommodated as available.

Check out this video about the Love at First Sight pilot program

Love at First Sight

Pet Licenses:

Pet license purchases and renewals can be done online, in-person by appointment and by phone. Visit https://licensepet.com/wl3/reg/lacowl.

Field Services:

Animal control services continue to be available in our service area. You can place an online service request https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/service-request/  or by calling (number).

Vaccine clinics:

Low cost vaccine clinics are held at the animal care centers and at community events. To learn more about upcoming clinics and make an appointment go to https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/vaccinations/. Note that appointments are released two weeks in advance of the clinic date.

Spay/neuter:

Low cost spay/neuter services are available to the public on certain days at the animal care centers. To learn more and make an appointment go to https://animalcare.lacounty.gov/spay-and-neuter/.

Self-schedule an appointment to any care center below:

Agoura

Baldwin Park

Carson

Castaic

Downey

Lancaster

Palmdale

Please note that visitors to animal care centers must wear a face covering.

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