Live LARGE in 2022.
The bigger they are, the more love they have to give. Want to see for yourself? Adopt or foster a big dog today.
Big dogs are cuddle buddies, playtime pals and loyal best friends. But sadly, a disproportionate number of big dogs are among the thousands of healthy, adoptable dogs that don’t make it out of California’s shelters each year, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. In fact, dogs in California with the longest shelter stays are usually those weighing 40 pounds or more.
Together, we can change that. Adopt or foster a big dog and live large in 2022.
Find a big dog at a participating Best Friends partner
Adoption specials with the following shelter partners range from free adoptions to deeply discounted adoptions, with reduced fees as low as $22! Please call or visit the shelter's website to determine adoption fees and processes.
Burbank Animal Shelter, Burbank, CA
City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center, Bakersfield, CA
City of Long Beach Animal Care Services, Long Beach, CA
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, Los Angeles, CA
Fetchin' Retrievers Rescue, Los Angeles, CA
Fresno Humane Animal Services, Fresno, CA
Inland Valley Humane Society, Pomona, CA
Kern County Animal Services, Bakersfield, CA
Los Angeles Animal Services, Los Angeles, CA
Madera County Animal Services, Madera, CA
McFarland Animal Shelter, McFarland, CA
Merced County Sheriffs Animal Services, Atwater, CA
Pasadena Humane, Pasadena, CA
Ramona Humane Society, San Jacinto, CA
Riverside County Department of Animal Services, Riverside County, CA
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, San Bernardino, CA
SEAACA, Downey, CA
Stanislaus Animal Services Agency, Modesto, CA
Tulare County Animal Services, Visalia, CA
People adopting big dogs during the “Live Large in 2022” adoption event from January 15-31 will receive:
- Waived or reduced adoption fees for large dogs adopted from partnering shelters
- Access to an individualized post-adoption training package through our coalition partner, Paws for Life, at the People and Pets Innovation Center in Mission Hills.
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