One of the most popular adoption specials at Riverside County Animal Services shelters returns on Saturday (Nov. 27).
The Black Saturday Special gives would-be adopters the chance to find their perfect pet for free.
Participating shelters include the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms and the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced most animal organizations to scale back large-scale events. But Riverside County’s shelters are becoming more populated and homeless pets need a loving home for the holidays, said Kim Youngberg, an Animal Services deputy director.
“This adoption promotion has been one of our most popular,” Youngberg said. “We really hope people without a pet at this time of year can find room in their hearts – and homes – for a four-legged friend.”
The shelter addresses and operation hours can be found through the links above.
Although pets can be adopted for free, would-be adopters should be mindful that a dog license must be purchased if the adopter lives within the county’s jurisdictional areas. Dog license information/prices:
All adoptable pets can be viewed on the county’s official website.