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Open Adoption Hours (no appointment needed)
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesdays through Fridays
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturdays through Sundays
For more information, contact petadopt@longbeach.gov or call (562) 570-4925.

Please enter through the Animal Admissions 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 - 5:30 PM Wednesdays through Fridays
10:00 AM - 4:00 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.

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Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) has partnered with Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA) and Subaru of America to sponsor thirty-one [31] long-term stays and medical underdogs to help find a new home. Eligible pets may receive one [1] full year of PAWP pet emergency care and fast online support courtesy of Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA). Subaru of America will sponsor the $100 adoption fees of the "Underdogs" in partnership with FOLBA and LBACS.

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Although there are currently no reported cases of canine influenza or leptospirosis in Long Beach, an outbreak has been spreading in since mid-July in Los Angeles County, impacting two animal shelters, multiple boarding kennels, dog parks and doggy day care centers, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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