Total Pets Adopted in 2019: 5,274      Total Pets Adopted Since Inception: 40,000

Total Pets Adopted in 2019: 5,274

Total Pets Adopted Since Inception: 40,000


Adopt a Shelter Pet Today!

Los Angeles has 12 City and County Shelters full of wonderful pets. You can view these pets and find a location near you by visiting: for the City and for the County.

The Pet Care Foundation

The Pet Care Foundation was founded by Paula Kent Meehan in 2004 to help lower the euthanasia rate of Los Angeles City Animal Shelters. Since its inception the Pet Care Foundation has found new homes for over 40,000 cats and dogs through its many different programs.

Programs include in-house adoption events at all 6 LA City Shelters, free spay/neuter clinics, mobile adoption events at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills, ADOPT A PET TODAY television show airing on the LA City, Beverly Hills City and West Hollywood City TV channels, extensive social media networking, magazine and newspaper advertising.

Mission Statement: The Pet Care Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets.


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This pet is ready to be adopted from Los Angeles Animal Services.
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“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to recognize your continued support of the Los Angeles Animal Services. Your generosity, community spirit, and interest have made our City a great place in which to live and work.”

Mayor Eric GarcettiMayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles

“I know the Department of Animal Services (LAAS), staff and thousands of animals now enjoying new homes join me in thanking you for your generous support.”

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles

“The Pet Care Foundation does amazing work saving animals — thousands would die every year without them. Everyone owes them a thank you for their continued support of homeless animals everywhere.”

Mayor Lili Bosse, Beverly Hills


$50 helps us find a new loving home for a shelter pet.
All donations are greatly appreciated!

The Pet Care Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the advocacy of shelter animals in Los Angeles City and County Shelters. All donations are tax deductible.

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To sign up for Ralph’s Community Giving Program go to:
A portion of everything you buy at Ralph’s goes to the Foundation.

“Drawing attention to these beautiful animals is a great effort on the part of The Pet Care Foundation. LA Animal Services is grateful to have their support with these adoption events, their TV show, and their grooming programming. All are bringing us closer and closer to our no-kill goal.”

Brenda Barnette, General Manager for LA Animal Services, Los Angeles

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