“Want to Talk About Adoption?”
At any one time our shelter houses dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and a small number of other adoptable animals, such as birds and rabbits. Our animals are held for seven days upon arrival. This holding period gives us ample time to locate an owner if there is one. If animals remain unclaimed, they undergo an assessment of their health, temperament, and behavior for adoption purposes.
Dogs and cats that come available for adoption are seen by a veterinarian, bathed and groomed, vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped, and neutered/spayed, in addition to receiving any other needed medical treatment. The animals put up for adoption are healthy and have no serious behavioral problems. They will remain in the care of staff and volunteers until they go home with their new families.
In all our adoptions, our goal is to place our animals in the most appropriate matches possible–matches with the greatest chance of permanent, rewarding, and loving relationships between animals and owners. For this reason, and for the protection of both our animals and the people who adopt them, our adoptions are governed by an application and approval procedure and by certain adoption criteria. This approach to adoption has kept our return rate at close to 5%. In contrast, the national average of shelter return rate is nearly 50%.
Included with each adoption:
Cats & Kittens
Note: All cats adopted must leave in a carrier (Yours or you may purchase one for small fee)
Dogs & Puppies
Our current adoptable animals
Wilson is a 3 yr old poodle maltese. neutered male and likes women. View full description »
Wally is a 7 yr old dobie. He loves people but is not fond of small animals. he is good... View full description »
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Laguna Beach Animal Shelter
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