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

Please click on the Donate button above to help us save animals.

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.

To find a pet near you, please go to or in Los Angeles.

Why do dogs end up in shelters?


Top 10 reasons, according to the American Dog Owners Association :

  1. Moving
  2. Landlord not allowing pets
  3. Too many animals in household
  4. Cost of pet maintenance
  5. Guardian having personal problems
  6. Inadequate facilities
  7. No homes available for litter mates
  8. Having no time for pet
  9. Pet illness(es)
  10. Biting


  • Majority of the surrendered dogs (47.7%) were between 5 mos. and 3 yrs. of age
  • Majority of dogs (37.1%) had been owned from 7 mos. to 1 yr.
  • Approximately half of the dogs (42.8%) surrendered were not neutered
  • Many of the dogs relinquished (33%) had not been to a veterinarian
  • Dogs relinquished from friends (31.4%) were relinquished in higher numbers than from any other sources

Facts & Figures

  • 112 million pet dogs and cats are owned by Americans.
  • 92% of American pet guardians display pictures of their pets at home or work.
  • 53% believe their animals would risk their lives to save their guardians.
    --Time Magazine, 6/7/99


In addition to the LA City, Beverly Hills City and West Hollywood City Channels, you can now watch our

To see The Pet Care Foundation's TV show, ADOPT A PET TODAY, click here to go to YouTube.

It's a 30 minute show so there are 2 editions. You can also see our PSA’s there too.

Adopt me now! This pet is ready to be adopted from Los Angeles Animal Services.
Just click on the photo for more information.
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.

For very adoptable dogs and cats visit the Lange Foundation at

Free spay/neuter for homeless, feral and stray cats in Los Angeles, and low-cost services for tame cats

For assistance in keeping your pet call 213-403-0129 for free spay/neuter, vaccinations,
licensing fees, fence/gate repair, dog training, some vet care, and tenant/property
owner negotiations. Your call will be returned within 48 hours.