Take action today to impact
the lives of thousands of animals.


No amount of help is too small.

When the task is to bring the number of dogs and cats killed in L.A. shelters to zero, all volunteer help is welcome. Donating your time, skills and heart adds up to making a big difference. 

Volunteer Now

Spay and Neuter

Fix the future

Spay/neuter saves lives, and makes for healthier, happier pets. 

How long does S/N take? It depends on the animal’s breed, age, temperament and other factors.

What age should I S/N my pet? As early as 8 weeks old in many cases. However, you should always consult your vet.

Is it a difficult procedure? Spaying and neutering are routine procedures, and complications are rare.

Learn more and find resources. Click here.

Adopt a Pet. Save a life.



The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is now open EVERY DAY from 12PM - 4PM. 

Click here to see dogs currently at our NKLA Pet Adoption Center

Click here to see cats currently at our NKLA Pet Adoption Center

Click here to see adoptable dogs, cats, and kittens at the Mission Hills Lifesaving Center

If you are interested in adopting a pet, please complete our dog adoption survey or cat adoption survey to provide us information about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a dog or cat. An adoption specialist will be in touch with you within 48 hours via phone or email to advise next steps. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support for the animals of Los Angeles during these unprecedented times.



The Greater Los Angeles area is currently experiencing an outbreak of Canine Influenza.  In order to protect all dogs who enter our facilities, visiting dogs who enter our centers for a dog match will be required to show proof of vaccination for Canine Influenza.

What is Canine Influenza? Canine influenza is a highly contagious virus that causes nasal discharge, coughing, high fever, lethargy, and poor appetite in dogs.  Some dogs may develop severe illness such as pneumonia requiring hospitalization. Though rare, it can cause disease in cats as well.  Currently, canine influenza strains are NOT transmissible to humans.  Most dogs are contagious ~2-5 days BEFORE they show signs of illness.  The virus survives for 1-2 days in the environment and is easily killed with disinfectants such as RESCUE.  The vaccine series consists of two doses given 4 weeks apart.  The vaccine can be given as early as 7 weeks of age.  It is recommended that dogs get the bivalent vaccine which protects against the two most common strains of canine influenza. After the initial series, dogs should receive a booster vaccine every 12 months.

What steps is NKLA taking to protect our dog population? We are currently vaccinating all new dog intakes and plan for all on site dogs to have received their first vaccination by Nov 12th.  We will also be working to get all dogs in foster in for their first vaccine no later than Nov 30th.  All dogs coming on site from outside households will be asked for proof of flu vaccination.

Foster a Pet

Provide a temporary home for a dog or cat.

If you love animals but just can't adopt, fostering an animal in your home for a short period of time may be the perfect way for you to help homeless pets. Get the FAQs on fostering a pet, and sign up to foster with an NKLA Coalition partner near you.

Foster Now