Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The shelter is funded by the City of Laguna Beach and supported by generous donations. Donations to PUP Laguna Beach fund the rehabilitation of our animals that require medical attention so that healthy pets can be put up for adoption. Donations are also used to help rescue dogs and cats.
At any one time, the facility houses dogs, cats, birds, and a small number of other animals. Every abandoned animal that comes through the Shelter is held for seven days for reclaiming by its owner. As a small community, the claim-rate is extremely high at 80%. We have been very fortunate to receive support from our community, the local veterinarians, the Pacific Wildlife project, the Bluebell Cat Foundation, and the citizens who appear with helping hands whenever there is a fire or flood in the canyon. We greatly appreciate the tremendous support from the community!
We are always looking for foster homes for animals stranded by the many emergencies we experience because of our location in Laguna Canyon (flooding, fires, etc.). Fostering is also needed for animals requiring special attention because they are too young or too fragile to be left alone for long periods of time. While the Shelter's basic upkeep and routine operations is funded by the City of Laguna Beach, we are dependent on private donations for expensive surgical procedures, medications, and a small number of dogs rescued from other facilities. Donations also help to fund the educational programs developed by Shelter staff to encourage informed and responsible pet ownership.
Cats & Kittens -- $85.00 Included w/ each adoption: Veterinarian Exam , 2 FVRCP Vaccines, 1 Rabies Vaccine, Felv/Fiv Test & 1st Vaccine, 4 Intestinal Wormings, Flea Baths, Neuter/Spay, Microchip Implant and Any medical treatments required while at the Animal Shelter. All cats adopted must leave in a carrier. (Yours or your may purchase one for $7.50)
Dogs & Puppies--$100.00 Included w/each adoption: Veterinarian Exam, 2 DHLPP/COR/BORD Vaccines, 1 Rabies Vaccine, 4 Intestinal Wormings, Flea Baths, Neuter/Spay, Microchip Implant and Any medical treatments required while at the Animal Shelter.
Our play yard is available for visitation and introducing other dogs from 11 AM to 2 PM daily. The dogs may be visited in the yard only after they have been examined by the veterinarian. All large breed dogs require a secure fenced yard. We encourage all household members to meet the prospective pet.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.