save a pet's life by choosing to adopt instead of buy.

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Find your next pet at the NKLA Pet
Adoption Center in West LA

Dogs or Cats

Adoption FAQs

Shelter animals aren't broken, they've just been dealt a tough hand. Your willingness to bring one home gives them the new lease on life they deserve.

Where can I adopt my new pet?

At the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles (1845 Pontius Ave, 90025)! Our center features over 100 dogs and cats of all kinds from a number of NKLA Coalition partners. Learn more and view adoptable pets.

You can also search online for dogs or cats of any age and breed who are available for adoption in L.A. city animal shelters and rescue groups near you.


Do I need to make an appointment to adopt a pet at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center?

No appointment needed! Stop by the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West LA during open hours (12-8 p.m.daily). Our adoption specialists are always more than happy to help you find your new best friend.


What are the requirements to adopt a pet at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center?

  • All adopters must be 18 years of age or older and must present valid/current government-issued identification at the time of adoption. 

  • Prior to adopting a dog or cat, adopters will need the knowledge and consent of their landlord. 

  • Most importantly, all adopters must be willing and able to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for their new pet. 

  • Note: For long distance adoptions, adopter must visit the pet in person at our center and coordinate pet's transportation at their own cost. 


Will my new pet get along with the pet I already have?

We encourage introducing your new pet to the pet or pets who are already part of your family.

New Parent Tips

Animal-proof your home

Prep your home much in the same way you would child-proof for a toddler.Wires, remotes, shoes, plants & easy-to-swallow items pose serious threats to your pet.

Take the lead

If your new pet isn't trained to walk on a leash, it's a good idea to get a chest harness or a slip collar.

Make your yard safe 

Do a walk around your yard. Is your yard completely fenced in?

New Dog-Parent Tips

New Cat-Parent Tips