WHY BREED OR BUY, WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE?
Thank you for your interest in adopting!
Adopting a pet in need of a home is a win/win/win situation. Obviously you win by adding joy to your life. Your new fur baby wins by gaining a loving home and a chance to live out her normal life span—a chance denied to far too many. There is a third set of winners, too—by taking home the pet of your choice, you make space in the shelter or foster home for another animal in need to gain a chance at life. Sharing your happy experience with friends may encourage them to adopt, as well. The adoption fee you pay goes to the care of animals still awaiting families, and enables the rescues to keep up their good work. Last, but by no means least, each time any of us chooses to adopt rather than buying from a breeder, we incrementally decrease the demand and perceived profit potential that motivates irresponsible, opportunistic breeders.
On behalf of ourselves and the many homeless animals they’ve helped us save, Pet Assistance Foundation wishes to thank Petco for providing us with wonderful adoption venues.
Currently, three Pet Assistance Branches host weekend adoption events at these Petco Stores:
Rolling Hills Estates Petco
22 Peninsula Center
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Cats at in-store habitats -- Every Day
Cat and Kitten meet-and-greet - 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month 1:00-4:00
5215 Lakewood Boulevard
Lakewood, CA 90712
Cats – Every Day
Kittens and Dogs - Saturday Afternoons or by Appointment
8580 Firestone Boulevard
Downey, CA 90241
Some of our cats may be seen in person during the week at the above locations.
Yes, we have kittens!
Due to the extreme demands on our volunteers’ time during kitten season, we rarely post individual kittens available for adoption. We do, however, have an impressive selection of young felines looking for good homes. To meet them, please come to one of our Petco weekend adoptions (young kittens are not displayed in stores during the week). These events can be quite busy, so to save time, consider filling out an application on this site, and either email it to us or bring it with you when you come!
Our adoption process includes an application, contract and fee, a portion of which may be tax deductible. Depending on the needs of the pet, a home visit may be necessary. We screen homes carefully because after all, these animals have already been failed by humans once (or more). Our process is designed to create the best matches possible. All fees are used for the medical care and feeding of animals in our program.
To arrange to meet a particular animal, please fill out and submit our Cat Adoption Application or Dog Adoption Application below in either Word or PDF format, and a volunteer will contact you.
NOTE: We do not have an animal shelter, and are extremely limited as to how many animals we can take into our program. We are generally unable to accept owner relinquished pets.
For cats in our South Bay/Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Petco) branch, please go to
or download PV South Bay Cat Adoption Application (PDF)
Many others also available. Please visit our adoption sites to meet them!