Resources for Pets & Owners
DDR has been working with pets, owners, and animal service groups for more than 20 years. We’ve compiled the following list of resources to help pet owners find the help they need. Please click the titles below to see the list of resources drop-down.
If you can’t find the help you need in the following resources and are considering surrendering your pet to the shelter, please contact our team first. DDR is dedicated to helping families keep their pets. Email email@example.com, or call our Community Help Line at (213) 403-0129.
Blue Man Dog – Training, New Dog Help, Pack Hikes
Lots of FREE information on website
Dog Man – FREE CLASS every Sunday at the Coliseum. This is a walking class not training.
The Urban Pet Dog Training – Group classes. Basic obedience for friendly dogs. (Mid-city)
Pasanita Obedience Club – Group classes (Pasadena)
South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (Chesterfield Square) – Open Tue-Sat 8-5, Sun 11-5
1850 W. 60th St. Los Angeles 90047
laanimalservices.com (for full list of LA City Shelters)
NKLA Pet Adoption Center – Open noon-8pm, 7 days a week
1845 Pontius Ave, Los Angeles 90025 (424) 208-8840
Do you need to rehome your pet? Visit Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com and Petco Foundation for a safe, no-cost way to rehome your pet.
Walks For Pups (Eastside)
Go Dog LA (Downtown)
1728 Maple Ave Los Angeles 90015
Los Angeles Dog Company (Midcity)
We Will Walk You (Westside)
The Urban Pet
4475 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
7515 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles 90036
900 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena 91030
Los Angeles Veterinary Center
109 N. Boyle Ave Los Angeles 90033
AM PM Ideal Pet Care
12852 Pioneer Blvd Norwalk 90650
North Figueroa Animal Hospital – no appointment necessary for spay/neuter Mon-Fri @ 9:00AM
5550 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles – several locations
(310) 574-5555 or (888) 937-7295
Dr. Shipps Animal Hospital – Appointments necessary
351 Foothill Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Alondra Animal Hospital
14425 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249
Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital
2235 Lake Ave Ste 101, Altadena, CA 91001
North Hollywood Animal Care Clinic
11561 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606
Dog Liability Insurance for homeowners, renters, and landlords.
Visit their website www.einhorninsurance.com for more information about insurance for responsible owners of “dangerous” breeds (as labeled by most insurance companies).
Call (858) 336-4644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is NOT an endorsement or recommendation by Downtown Dog Rescue. We have no affiliation with any of the organizations or programs listed. We strongly suggest you evaluate each group and review carefully their policies and requirements before applying. Please also note that some of these programs require that the request be made prior to the animal being treated, and that most programs are limited in the amount they can grant for a specific request. Generally, grants are between $25 – 500, so it’s important to check with several sources and to also try to raise funds yourself.
Care Credit – personal line of credit for healthcare treatments and procedures for your entire family, including your pets. www.carecredit.com Phone: (800) 677-0718
In Memory of Magic (IMOM) is dedicated to insuring that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because his or her caretaker is financially challenged. Request must be made before animal is treated. www.imom.org Phone: (866) 230-2164
RedRover Relief (formerly LifeLine Grants) – The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. www.uan.org Phone: (916) 429-2457
Ozzy Foundation helps pet guardians with the financial costs of veterinarian bills and provides a supportive place for those caring for a chronically-ill pet. www.ozzyfoundation.org
Brown Dog Foundation dedicated to helping families who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis at the same time their pet requires life-saving treatment or life-sustaining medications. www.browndogfoundation.org
Canine Cancer Awareness provides assistance with veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment. www.caninecancerawareness.org
The Mosby Foundation assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. www.themosbyfoundation.org
Magic Bullet Fund (Cancer) helps people who have made room in their homes and hearts for a canine companion, but do not have the financial resources to provide cancer treatment. www.themagicbulletfund.org
The Pet Fund May not be able to approve emergency care funding prior to treatment, due to time delay in processing requests. www.thepetfund.com Phone: (916) 443-6007
Labrador Harbor provides financial assistance for owners and rescue organizations caring for Labrador Retrievers in need of non-routine veterinary care. www.labradorharbor.org/aboutfunding.html
Actors and Others for Animals is a Southern California community-based organization serving the greater Los Angeles area. Among other services, the organization provides financial assistance for emergency medical procedures for those of limited income. www.actorsandothers.com/emergencyhelp.html Phone: (818) 897-8760
Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF) (services may be limited to spay/neuter assistance) www.petprojectfoundation.org Phone: (949) 240-2899
Four Legged Friends Foundation’s Sunny Day Fund provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles. www.flff.org/sunnyday.html Phone: (310) 441-2888
Mercy Crusade – Mercy Crusade’s Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation. www.dogcatfix.com Phone: (818) 597-2926 or (805) 278-4433
Pet Assistance Foundation – Holiday Humane Society (private hospital, offers some of the lowest cost services in LA, covers basic procedures only) www.petassistancefoundation.org Phone: (877) 772-9738
Pet Orphans of Southern California – program for individual rescuers, helps primarily with spay/neuter, vaccinations, adoption events. Also has “Good Samaritan Fund,” to assist with medical emergencies, as funds are available. www.petorphans.org Phone: (818) 901-0190
The Sam Simon Foundation provides low cost or free non-orthopedic surgeries to low income residents of Los Angeles. www.samsimonfoundation.com Phone: (888) 364-7729
Voice for the Animals Foundation – Helping Friends Program helps seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses or fixed incomes take care of their pets. www.vftafoundation.org Phone: (310) 392-5153
Labrador Lifeline Aids purebred Labrador Retrievers in need of urgent medical care, or other assistance in order to live a full and productive life. www.labradorlifeline.org
LabMed helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention. www.labmed.org (Rescue Only)
HandicappedPets.com Products, services and support for special needs pets. www.handicappedpets.com
Paws/LA provides services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness to help them keep and care for their pets. www.pawsla.org Phone: (213) 741-1950
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance provides financial assistance to cat and kitten guardians who are unable to afford veterinary services in life-threatening situations. www.fveap.org
National Center for Emotional Support Easiest, lowest-cost way to get an ADA recognized doctor’s note for your emotional-support animals, so you can live with them even where pets are denied. http://emotional-supportanimal.com; Phone: (256) 400-DOGS (3647); Email: email@example.com.
Public Counsel Provides a wide variety of legal services to low-income individuals. www.publiccounsel.org Phone: (213) 385-2977
Inner City Law Center The only provider of legal services on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, Inner City Law Center combats slum housing while developing strategies to end homelessness. www.innercitylaw.org Phone: (213) 891-2880
Safe Place for Pets On-site housing, Off-site Housing, and Community Programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence. www.safeplaceforpets.org Phone: (916) 429-2457
Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet Safe, no-cost way to rehome your pet. www.rehome.adoptapet.com
Apartment Listings that accept Dogs & Cats
Rental housing resources and advocacy for tenants: http://hcidla.lacity.org/renters
A free booklet you can download for rent stabilized tenants: http://hcidla.lacity.org/home-for-renters.
Information for low-income residents: http://hcidla.lacity.org/low-income-populations.
Information for special needs population: http://hcidla.lacity.org/special-needs-populations.
Contact numbers for the homeless: http://hcidla.lacity.org/Homeless-Persons.
Help for Tenants Facing Eviction:
Eviction Assistance Center (EAC) – Tenants with a pending eviction case filed at the Downtown LA courthouse on Hill Street should call or visit the EAC immediately. Legal assistance is free. 111 N. Hill Street Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Room 115, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (818) 485 – 0578. http://lawhelpca.org/organization/shriver-housing-project-los-angeles-eviction?ref=2NNRq
Eviction Defense Network (EDN) – Tenants with a pending eviction not filed at the Downtown courthouse should contact EDN. Fees are charged, but are adjusted based on client ability to pay. Metro Medical Mall, 1930 Wilshire Blvd #208, Los Angeles, CA 90057 (213) 385-8112. http://edn.la/
Help for Tenants Facing Pet Related Discrimination:
Housing Rights Center – Tenants refused a Reasonable Accommodation or facing other housing discrimination should be referred to HRC. HRC investigates and litigates fair housing. 3255 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Fax: (213) 381-8555. http://www.hrc-la.org/default.asp?id=6
Paws LA – Paws LA is not a legal service provider, but does provides assistance with requests for permission to keep a service or companion animal AKA a request for reasonable accommodation. 2121 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007, (213) 741-1950. http://www.pawsla.org/