Want to adopt or foster a pet during the coronavirus crisis? Here’s a list of resources


Numerous organizations support fosters and adoptions. Among them: A good starting point in the process, with answers to common questions and lists of shelters based on your location.

L.A. Animal Services (City of Los Angeles): Currently needs help with medium- and larger-sized dogs and adult cats. Visit website for listings of new animals.

Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA: Keeping waiting lists amid high demand. For information, visit the website or email for fostering options.


SpcaLA: Offering adoptions by appointment. Also accepting drop-off donations Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne; spcaLA Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach.

Little Angels Project: Agoura Hills rescue organization is currently placing cats and keeping a waiting list for dogs.

Animal Care and Control: Busy, high-turnover L.A. County system serves unincorporated areas of the county and 47 cities. To foster: email To see available pets, go to the website.

Kitten Rescue: Organization is “inundated” with requests for information on fostering and adopting. Also handles dogs on occasion.

CatCafe Lounge: Shop closed for quarantine reasons, but still placing cats with the rescue group it partners with, Stray Cat Alliance.

Watts Project: Takes animals from shelters in Watts and South Los Angeles and arranges fostering and adopting.