The cost of adopting a dog in Riverside County plunges for the remainder of July. The County Animal Services Department has lowered the adoption rate to $20 from $105 through the end of the month.
This Dog Days of Summer rate is available at all of the county’s shelters — Blythe, Jurupa Valley, San Jacinto and Thousand Palms in the Coachella Valley. This special rate includes the dog’s spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and vaccinations.
However, the dog license is not included; the $16 license fee will be applicable if the adopter lives within the Animal Services’ coverage area.
Summertime tends to bring a slow down at the county’s animal shelters. The Dog Days of Summer promotion was launched in the hopes that more residents will consider visiting one of the shelter locations and take home a new family member, according to Frank Corvino, a deputy director who oversees Field and Shelter Services, in a press release.