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San Diego Humane Society nearly full, waives adoption fees for adult dogs

As adult dog shelters fill up quickly, the San Diego Humane Society announced Tuesday that it will waive all adoption fees for dogs 7 months and older through Sunday.

The organization currently has 1,742 animals in its care, including 172 adult dogs that have been vaccinated, spayed or neutered and ready for adoption.

“This summer has been difficult for us, with many animals that have come through our doors and need our help,” San Diego Humane Society President and CEO Dr. Gary Weitzman said in a statement. . “Now we’re asking the community to help us help them by opening their hearts and homes to a new family member.”

The San Diego Humane Society offers an adoption guarantee, training advice, pet supplies and educational information to support pet families during the animal’s lifetime, according to the organization. Its locations in Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside and San Diego are open for walk-in adoptions Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Animals available for adoption can be viewed at

Humane Society officials said residents can also help by:

  • Fostering a companion animal, which gives animals a break from the shelter and creates space for other animals;
  • Use the company’s rehoming resources that allow people who must abandon their pet to find a new home for their pet;
  • Reuniting stray animals directly with their owners; and
  • Plan ahead. Due to limited space, an appointment may be required to drop pets, according to the company. Pet owners have been urged to make arrangements with the San Diego Humane Society as soon as possible to ensure space remains available for pets.