County Waives Pet Adoption Fees for Clear the Shelters Day


By Yvette Urrea Moe, County of San Diego Communications Office
Aug. 13, 2019 | 11:57 AM
If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your life, consider one of our fabulous felines like Jessie, Damsel, or Joplin. Or one of our devoted dogs like Millie. They’re all at San Diego County Department of Animal Services shelters in Bonita or Carlsbad. And it won’t cost you a thing to take them home this Saturday, Aug. 17, for Clear the Shelters Day.

County Animal Services waives adoption fees for all dogs, cats and rabbits annually on Clear the Shelters Day, held in locations around the country. All the adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, and microchipped before they go home. Vaccinations will also be up to date on dogs and cats.

“People still need to go through the normal adoption process of filling out an application and doing a screening interview with staff. We just want to make sure their new owners are prepared and committed to an animal,” County Animal Services Director Daniel DeSousa said. “While animals are with us, our staff provides for all their needs, but we all know a shelter is no substitute for a loving, forever home.”

Meet some of our lovable pets.