Riverside County’s animal shelters are offering fee-waived adoptions through Jan. 31 as part of a campaign to promote big dogs.
The Live Large campaign begins Saturday (Jan. 15).
The Black Saturday Special gives would-be adopters the chance to find their perfect pet for free all week – the first time Animal Services has offered the post-Thanksgiving promotion for a full week.
Participating shelters include the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms and the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.
More than 100 pets were adopted on the promotion’s first day on Saturday (Nov. 27).
The COVID-19 pandemic forced most animal organizations to scale back large-scale events. But Riverside County’s shelters are becoming more populated and homeless pets need a loving home for the holidays, said Kim Youngberg, an Animal Services deputy director.
“This adoption promotion has been one of our most popular,” Youngberg said. “We really hope people without a pet at this time of year can find room in their hearts – and homes – for a four-legged friend.”
The shelter addresses and operation hours can be found here: www.rcdas.org
Although pets can be adopted for free, would-be adopters should be mindful that a dog license must be purchased if the adopter lives within the county’s jurisdictional areas. Dog license information/prices:
All adoptable pets can be viewed on the county’s official website (www.rcdas.org).