Looking to boost falling pet-adoptions and provide families and pets with holiday cheer, San Diego County’s three animal shelters, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Chula Vista Animal Care Facility are letting the adopter decide what fees they will pay in the first-ever “Your Price is Right” pet adoption drive.
Through Dec. 30, families can name their own price and adopt a dog or cat — up to two per household — from the shelters, which are teaming up for the first time.
“This is the time of year that we celebrate the joys of family and that includes four-legged family members as well,” said Dawn Danielson, Director of County Animal Services. “Adopting a pet is the gift that keeps on giving. You can expect years of unconditional love and companionship.”
The adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a microchip and a free health examination.
“Many people get depressed over the holiday season and a pet can provide comfort, relieve stress and anxiety, and promote laughter, especially during these times of uncertainty.” said Jim Silveira, President of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. “This adoption event will allow some wonderful pets to spend the holidays and the rest of their lives with a new loving family.”
All three County shelters are open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The County shelters are located at 5480 Gaines St., San Diego; 2481 Palomar Airport Rd., Carlsbad; and 5821 Sweetwater Rd., Bonita. For more information on adoptions or to view photos of available animals, please visit http://www.sddac.com/adoptions.asp.
The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility is located at 130 Beyer Way in Chula Vista and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Animals available for adoption can be viewed at www.petharbor.com.
The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is located at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday–Monday and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information and to view adoptable pets, please visit www.rchumanesociety.org.