‘Name Your Price’ for Cats and Dogs at County Shelters

Set your own adoption prices for kittens, cats, puppies and dogs at County Animal Services’ three shelters starting now until the end of August.

The animal care centers are overwhelmed with dogs and cats right now so County Animal Services is waiving the normal adoption fee of $69 for a dog and $58 for a cat. Prospective pet owners can decide what adoption fee they would like to pay.

“Even with Clear the Shelters day last month, our shelters are still inundated with dogs and cats,” said County Animal Services Director Dawn Danielson. “Pay what you can for a new pet and you’ll get a gift that keeps on giving in the way of unconditional love, companionship, fun times and snuggles.”

The adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a microchip and a free health examination. Adoptions are limited to two animals per household.

Hurry in if you’d like to get first pick. You can see which animals are available online or if you’d like more information, call (619) 767-2675.

The three County shelters are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can find them at 5480 Gaines Street in San Diego; 2481 Palomar Airport Road in  Carlsbad; and 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita.


Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact