Animals and pets are some of the greatest joys we can have in this world. They are often members of our families and are thought of as children by some. If you are interested in adopting or rescuing a pet to become part of your family there are a number of organizations surrounding the Marina Del Rey area that allow you to do so.
There are several different options when it comes to adopting or rescuing a pet. One option is going to a local animal shelter. This option allows a potential family to go to the animal shelter and look through all the cages for an animal that would be the best fit for your family and living situation. Keep in mind that many organizations will want proof that your apartment or dwelling allows pets. The breed is also something that can impact whether or not your apartment will allow the pet, so be sure to check with your landlord if you rent. Many of these shelters also post their available pets online so that families can search for a suitable companion.
The spcaLA is the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals in Los Angeles. They are a fantastic organization that runs various adoption events throughout the Los Angeles area and go out of their way to make sure that animals are safe and have an opportunity to be adopted by wonderful, loving families. They have a great site in Long Beach that has grooming and a pet hotel, as well as a large facility for pets in need of adoption. All proceeds go to helping the animals at their facilities.
Another option for adopting a pet is through various animal rescue organizations. These organizations usually cost a bit more for rescuing a pet, however, the pet has usually lived with one of the volunteers or with those who run the organizations. Therefore, they have an idea of the pets’ behavior and sometimes the history of the pet as well.
Below is a link for pet rescues in the Marina Del Rey area:
Rescuing an animal is a big responsibility and one that requires a great deal of forethought. A pet may live for the next decade or more (depending on your pet’s age) so it is important to understand that your potential companion needs to have a stable, consistent, loving environment and family to be a part of for years to come.
What have your experiences been with your local pet adoption or rescue organizations?