Donate – Help save Los Angeles Shelter Pets!
50,000+ animals enter our city shelters in Los Angeles each year.
Please help L.A. Love & Leashes continue to find homes for the amazing dogs and cats at our city shelters – and to educate the public about the incredible benefits of shelter adoption!
We’ve found homes for 300+ amazing dogs and cats from our city shelters and we want to keep it up!
Please consider giving generously!(but all amounts are very much appreciated)
$32 keeps the Love & Leashes open for one hour
$256 keeps L.A. Love & Leashes open for one day
$1,504 keeps L.A. Love & Leashes open for one week
$6,016 keeps L.A. Love & Leashes open for one month
$36,096 keeps L.A. Love & Leashes open for six months
(If L.A. Love & Leashes were to close for any reason, all donations will be used to benefit animals at L.A.’s city animal shelters/L.A. Animal Services.)
Open to considering a major gift? Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d consider making a major gift or possibly supporting the store for a month ($6016) or more (Heidi@FriendsofLAAS.org). We are happy to recognize support with signage, online and in press releases. Gifts in honor or memory of pets or people are of course gratefully accepted.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted law and are made through Friends of LA Animal Shelters, the volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit that created and operates L.A. Love & Leashes. Friends of LA Animal Shelters’ tax ID # is 27-4239665.
Please donate today! Together we can help the dogs and cats at our city shelters find the love they deserve!
Or to donate by check:
Please make checks payable to Friends of LA Animal Shelters, noting “L.A. Love & Leashes” in the memo line, and mail to:
Friends of LA Animal Shelters
2044 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Overview: L.A. Love & Leashes
Created by the non-profit Friends of L.A. Animal Shelters, L.A. Love & Leashes is the first pet store
that is 100% dedicated to animals from Los Angeles’ six city animal shelters. Located in the
Westside Pavilion, L.A. Love & Leashes is a high traffic adoption and education venue reaching
large numbers of people who would not otherwise visit our city shelters. L.A. Love & Leashes is
funded by donations and the sale of pet-related merchandise.
A Creative, Humane Alternative to Traditional Pet Stores. L.A. Love & Leashes offers an
alternative to traditional pet stores that buy and sell companion animals for profit. Dogs and
cats are transported daily from our city shelters to L.A. Love & Leashes for adoption. Beyond
adoptions, the store offers a range of animal-related retail items, with the dual aim of creating a
true alternative, humane “pet store” model and offsetting the costs of the store.
High Visibility Location on the Westside of L.A. Located in the Westside Pavilion mall
(annual visitors: 8 million), L.A. Love & Leashes is on the first floor, across from Victoria’s
Secret and close to Nordstrom’s.
300+ Lives Saved. Since our grand opening on January 21, 2012, and including a pop-up
adoption drive over the holidays, 300+ dogs and cats have been adopted from L.A. Love &
Changing Perceptions about “Shelter Pets.” Through interaction with the amazing dogs and
cats we’re privileged to have daily at L.A. Love & Leashes, as well as through conversations
with our staff and volunteers, we are able to change public perceptions and stereotypes about
the animals waiting for homes in our city shelters.
100% Animal Welfare Focus. The fundamental focus of L.A. Love & Leashes is to help our city
shelters save lives by increasing adoptions. All adoption fees go straight to the city shelter.
Merchandise sales, together with donations, support the store.
“Mutts” and Seniors. In contrast with traditional pet stores, L.A. Love & Leashes does not
focus on breed or age. Most of the dogs the shelter chooses for the store are “mutts” – all
beautiful. Also, we have successfully placed a number of senior dogs and cats.
A Program of Friends of L.A. Animal Shelters, a Volunteer-Run 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. L.A.
Love & Leashes is a program of Friends of L.A. Animal Shelters, a non-profit dedicated to
helping Los Angeles Animal Services increase adoptions and raise the live save rate at our city