Resources 2017-11-03T15:08:02+00:00


sittingChihuahuaDDR 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, 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

Puppy Imprinters Academy – Master Trainer, Larry Hill
(323) 810-4993

Dog Man – FREE CLASS every Sunday at the Coliseum. This is a walking class not training.
(562) 519-6075

The Urban Pet Dog Training – Group classes. Basic obedience for friendly dogs. (Mid-city)
(323) 933-2100

Dog Town Dog Training/Lynn Medlin – Group classes (Westside)
(310) 821-0882

Pasanita Obedience Club – Group classes (Pasadena)
(626) 797-7070

South Los Angeles Animal Shelter (Chesterfield Square) – Open Tue-Sat 8-5, Sun 11-5
1850 W. 60th St. Los Angeles 90047
(888) 452-7381 (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 and Petco Foundation for a safe, no-cost way to rehome your pet.

Walks For Pups (Eastside)
(310) 766-1262

Go Dog LA (Downtown)
1728 Maple Ave Los Angeles 90015
(213) 748-4364

Los Angeles Dog Company (Midcity)
(310) 721-4085

We Will Walk You (Westside)
(310) 674-0477

Blue Collar Working Dog
1533 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles 90026
(213) 977-9042

7262 Rosemead Blvd, San Gabriel 91775
(626) 287-9847

The Urban Pet
4475 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles 90029
(323) 664-4700
7515 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles 90036
(323) 933-2100
900 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena 91030
(626) 403-9100

aRomatherapy Mobile Pet Grooming
(310) 991-7226
North Figueroa Animal Hospital – no appointment necessary for spay/neuter Mon-Fri @ 9:00AM
5550 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 258-8068

Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles – several locations
(310) 574-5555 or (888) 937-7295

Affordable Animal Hospital – Appointments necessary
1040 S Long Beach Blvd, Compton, CA 90221
(310) 639-1234

Dr. Shipps Animal Hospital – Appointments necessary
351 Foothill Rd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-0101

Alondra Animal Hospital
14425 S. Crenshaw Blvd, Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 676-2255

Vanderhoof Veterinary Hospital
2235 Lake Ave Ste 101, Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 798-5901

North Hollywood Animal Care Clinic
11561 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 508-8530

Einhorn Insurance
Dog Liability Insurance for homeowners, renters, and landlords.
Visit their website for more information about insurance for responsible owners of “dangerous” breeds (as labeled by most insurance companies).

Call (858) 336-4644 or email

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. 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. 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. 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.

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.

Canine Cancer Awareness provides assistance with veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.

The Mosby Foundation assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.

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.

The Pet Fund May not be able to approve emergency care funding prior to treatment, due to time delay in processing requests. 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.

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. Phone: (818) 897-8760

Animal Rescue Foundation of Dana Point (ARF) (services may be limited to spay/neuter assistance) Phone: (949) 240-2899

Four Legged Friends Foundation’s Sunny Day Fund provides veterinary assistance for low income people in Los Angeles. Phone: (310) 441-2888

Mercy Crusade – Mercy Crusade’s Spay & Neuter Clinic of Ventura County is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation. 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) 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. Phone: (818) 901-0190

The Sam Simon Foundation provides low cost or free non-orthopedic surgeries to low income residents of Los Angeles. 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. 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.

LabMed helps rescued Labradors in need of medical attention. (Rescue Only) Products, services and support for special needs pets.

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. 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.

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.; Phone: (256) 400-DOGS (3647); Email:

Public Counsel Provides a wide variety of legal services to low-income individuals. 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. 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. Phone: (916) 429-2457

Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet Safe, no-cost way to rehome your pet.

Apartment Listings that accept Dogs & Cats

Housing Issues

Rental housing resources and advocacy for tenants:

A free booklet you can download for rent stabilized tenants:

Information for low-income residents:

Information for special needs population:

Contact numbers for the homeless:

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.

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.

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.

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.