GALLERY: Trick-or-Treat! These Adoptable Pets are Sweet

Meet Maya! Maya is a cancer survivor and loves to play with balls. In fact, she thought the pumpkin was a ball!

Halloween is a time for spooky and scary, but don’t be afraid to take advantage of County Animal Services’ half-price adoption special on all dogs or cats that have orange or black fur (even if it’s just a splash of those colors). The deal ends on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Maybe this collection of costumed characters up for adoptions at our Carlsbad shelter will inspire you to add a new member to your family. The photos were taken by shelter volunteer Amy Mansfield.

Adoption fees for applicable dogs will be $35 and those for cats will be $29. Those fees include spaying or neutering, a microchip, current vaccinations and a free veterinary exam within the first 10 days of adoption. Adult dogs will also get a 1 year free license.

You can check to see which animals are available for adoption at all three County shelters on Animal Services’ website. For more information, visit or call 619-767-2675.

Tom Christensen is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact