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Adoption Information

Thank you for choosing Pet Adoption Fund (PAF) to help you find your perfect new family member.  We have many amazing dogs and cats available for adoption, so please make sure you check them all out online - and please remember that the 'seniors' the 'special needs' and the 'long-time residents' need love too! ♥ 


Updated Visiting Protocol

Pet Adoption Fund is now open for viewing twice a week (Fridays and Saturdays) and by appointment only.  
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If there is a particular dog you are interested in meeting, please first read the dog's bio posted here on our website then review our "Adoption Policy" below and then head on to the "Adoption Application" page and submit your application. Our staff will then review your application and get back to you within a day or two regarding a potential appointment and answer any questions you may have.  The adoption fee will be discussed only after we make contact with you regarding a potential appointment.  


If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please call us at (818) 340.1186 and leave a message with your contact info, and our staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible.  Please always remember to include your phone number with all correspondence.

Note (Dog Applicants):

Please accept our apologies in advance and understand that we are volunteer based and are unable to respond to every applicant after review.  If you do not hear back from us in a day or two, unfortunately that means we are unable to find a good match for you at this time.  Additionally, if we receive multiple applications for the same dog, please understand that we will only pursue the application that we consider as most suitable for that particular dog’s needs and behavior.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Adoption Policy

  • On your appointment day, please visit us with the entire family.  For Dog adoptions, please bring your current dog (altered dogs only) if one, so we may test the dogs together for compatibility. We also need to make sure that our dog is comfortable with the other members of your family, and is a good fit for your lifestyle.

  • Please allow at least one hour to spend at our facility. You will be asked to complete an adoption application in person (even if submitted one online) before viewing our dogs or cats.


  • You must be 21 and over to complete our adoption application & contract. A valid California DL or ID is required for all adoptions.


  • All of our pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, bathed, and microchipped.  All pets are provided with a PAF tag and collar.


  • Please bring your own carrier for cats/kittens/puppies.


  • We are placing what we believe to be a healthy pet.  If the situation proves to be otherwise, we will assist with the health care, provided through our own veterinarian, for the first 30 days after adoption, and ONLY for a condition that the animal had already contracted before he/she left our facility.


  • Most of our dogs and cats come from rescue situations.  We do our very best (with the help of our veterinarians) to determine age, breed, medical issues, and assess behavior.  We do not intentionally withhold information, as it serves no purpose but cause heartache and emotional pain to all involved when the animal is returned.


  • If the adoption does not work out for any reason, we ask that the animal be returned ONLY to Pet Adoption Fund, or any time in the future. We also reserve the right to retrieve the animal at any time for breach of adoption contract. 


  • Our adoption fees vary based on age, breed, size.  We support our non-profit, no-kill facility from the funds generated by the adoption donations, and every donation is tax deductible.

  • Our adoptions are always subject to approval, and for our dog adoptions, in person home visit will also be required.  Please know that we do reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who does not meet our adoption policy standards.

  • Phone or email inquiry or submitting an application for an animal does not guarantee availability.​

The decision to add a new member to your family is a great one and comes with even greater responsibility. It is a lifelong commitment that cannot be taken lightly, and we we hope that you have taken the time to educate yourself about responsible pet ownership.  If you are ready to welcome a new four legged friend into your life, click on the"Apply To Adopt" button below to submit your application.

Thank You for making adoption as your only option!

Adoptions are held at: 7507 Deering Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303.

*Cash, Checks, Credit Cards accepted*

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