Animals Available for Adoption
Walk-In Adoption Hours
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesdays through Fridays
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturdays through Sundays
Please use the Animal Admissions entrance.
Please do not bring your owned pet to the shelter.
- Adopters must be 18 years of age or older with a government-issued photo ID. Please do not bring your owned pet to the shelter. Adoptions are processed on a first-come-first-served basis, and adoption fees vary up to $91. Animals are not placed on hold. Please fill out the online application by clicking on the pet you are interested in and/or visiting us during open adoption hours.
Animal descriptions are an approximation. While every effort is made to keep website information current, we cannot guarantee that the animals listed on these pages will be available when you visit.
Note: California law requires that all adopted dogs and cats be spayed or neutered before finalizing any adoption.
Fostering saves lives. Whether you volunteer to care for a litter of unweaned orphaned kittens or give an adult dog a break from the kennel, you are making a difference in the life of an animal in need. Fostering fills a critical gap. Unweaned orphaned kittens need more care than can be provided in the shelter environment. We currently need fosters for bottle-feeding, ring-wormed kittens, and large dogs. We provide all the training, supplies, off-site veterinary care, and support. You provide a temporary safe and loving home. For more information, visit the Foster webpage.
If you can't foster but still want to support our program, consider donating an item off our wish list.
To apply to foster, please email Tabare.Depaep@longbeach.gov.