Your Pets & Animal Issues

Please click on the links below to be directed to the City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services.  North Hills West is served by the West Valley Care & Control (West Valley Shelter).  The links below will provide more information on animals including pet adoption, licensing, microchipping, required vaccinations, spay and neutering services, pet training, animal behavior, and applicable rules and regulations.

West Valley Shelter

Serving the following neighborhoods: Bell Canyon, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Lake Balboa, Northridge, North Hills, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sepulveda, Tarzana, Warner Center, West Hills, Winnetka, Woodland Hills.  Outside the city limits, for such communities as Agoura, Malibu, Santa Clarita, Valencia and Westlake Village, West Valley is the closest LAAS shelter.

Sign Up Now to Offer a Foster Home to Kittens or Puppies…
You can sign up to offer a foster home to kittens and puppies from L.A. Department of Animal Services shelters. Animal Services needs people willing to raise the puppies and kittens until they are 8 to 10 weeks old and can be returned to the shelter to be spayed or neutered and placed in permanent, loving homes.The application takes up to several weeks to process, so sign up now!  Kitten and puppy season is usually from March through October, and hundreds of kittens and puppies in Los Angeles will need foster care.  Foster care for newly born kittens and puppies greatly ensures their survival rate, as well as their development and health throughout their lives.

You can also sign up to care for injured or sick animals, healthy adult animals to offer a “break” from the shelther environment, reptiles and exotic animals.

Fostering is highly rewarding, and is a great way for families to teach children about responsibility, compassion and nature.

To sign up to become a foster family for shelter animals, click here.

Help Operation Blankets of Love Provide Comfort to Animals in Shelters…
During the cold winter months, you can help keep cats and dogs in City Animal Shelters warm and comfortable by supporting the efforts of Operation Blankets of Love. The San Fernando Valley-based non-profit organization gathers donated blankets, towels and pet beds and distributes them to animal shelters. 

You can drop off your donated items at Pet People, located at 18040 Chatsworth St. in Granada Hills.


You can also donate money to support Operation Blankets of Love. To make a monetary donation, or for more information, click here or call Brad Smulson at (818) 402-6584.


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