Pet Orphans of Southern California is one of the oldest active HUMANE ORGANIZATIONS in the Greater Los Angeles area with a private shelter. At our shelter facility located in Van Nuys, California, an average of 60 dogs and 30 cats are housed until they can be placed with new guardians. Pet Orphans has facilitated adoptions for thousands of cats and dogs since our inception in 1973. The majority of the dogs and cats at Pet Orphans have been transferred from local city and county shelters and are anxiously awaiting a new home.
Pet Orphans is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of companion animal welfare. We are committed to decreasing the number of animals euthanized annually in city and county shelters by focusing our efforts in these five areas:
Rescue -- Saving dogs and cats in need and providing them with care and shelter while they await adoption
Adoption -- Responsible matching of homeless dogs and cats with suitable adoptive guardians
Medical -- Low cost or free spay/neuter and vaccination services and financial assistance for severe medical need
Education -- Teaching responsible humane pet guardianship and dog bite prevention with free presentations and handout materials to all age groups at public and private schools, community service organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs, Women's Clubs and many others.
Training -- with the number one reason for guardians surrenders being attributed to behavioral problems, we have many programs geared towards behavioral modification to ensure forever placements.
These services are carried out with a firm commitment to serve the best interests of the animals.
Pet Orphans of Southern California (POSC) is dedicated to combating the national crisis of overpopulation, abandonment and euthanasia through extensive education programs. While focusing on the universal concern, POSC is committed to serving its community by rescuing and rehabilitating homeless dogs and cats, providing them with exceptional care and then carefully matching them with suitable adoptive families. In addition to education and rescue, POSC provides broad community support by offering a wide range of services including medical/financial, spay/neuter and training assistance, encouraging responsible pet guardianship thus reducing abandonment and other consequences that deepen the national crisis.
Please help all of our dog and cat pet orphans by volunteering at or donating to our rescue shelter and rescue causes.
Pet Orphans of Southern California
7720 Gloria Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Open 7 days a week from 11am to 4pm.