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Open Adoption Hours (no appointment needed)
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesdays through Sundays

Please enter through the Adoption Center entrance
Please do not bring your owned pet to the shelter
Appointments are not required but are highly appreciated for the following services:
  • Reclaiming your lost pet
  • Bringing in a sick, injured, newborn/unweaned, or dangerous animal
  • Bringing in a stray healthy dog 

Appointments are required for the following services:

  • Surrendering your healthy dog or cat - Please go here for further information

We are not currently receiving healthy found cats.  Please either simply leave them where they are or take them in and care for them if you are able.

Make an appointment by emailing 
AnimalCare@longbeach.gov or calling
(562) 570-7387

Appointments may be made during these hours:

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesdays through Fridays
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Saturdays and Sundays

Please note: The shelter is extremely full at this time.  There are many alternatives to bringing an animal to the shelter, we would be happy to assist you with options and resources.  Your support and partnership ensure that Compassion Saves.

Found pet

If you find a lost animal, the best thing you can do is to have the pet scanned for a microchip at any participating microchipping scanning locations, vets, or the shelter during open hours to report the pet found. Please hold onto that pet for at least a few days and look for the owner using social media and community neighborhood forums. 92% of lost dogs have a family, but few are found once they are in the shelter. It would also prevent our crowded shelter from getting overwhelmed.

Microchip Scanning Locations

Paw Shoppe Pet Center

6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 425-5131

Mon-Sat:9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Pet Supplies Plus

2086 N Bellflower Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 800-6975

Mon-Sat:9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Long Beach Fire Dept. Station 12

1199 E Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 342-1867

July 4ᵗʰ only
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Fix Long Beach

1749 Magnolia Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 337-8268

Foster the Fourth

When animal shelter admissions spike because of incoming dogs and cats who were lost due to fireworks, they need space in the shelter. However, LBACS is already at full capacity because it is committed to saving every healthy and treatable animal.

You can make a difference for a dog or cat by fostering an available, adoptable pet for up to fourteen [14] days to make space for the incoming animals during the holiday. You would be helping the shelter, the community’s animals, and the families of those lost animals, giving them time to reunite with their beloved family members.

Apply now to become a foster

Download the Foster the 4ᵗʰ Flyer

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