by Photo courtesy of the San Diego Humane Society

Adoption fees for all adult dogs at the San Diego Humane Society have been waived for the rest of the year with a $10,000 donation from San Diego County resident  Randy Spicer. 

According to the SDHS staff, the shelter is at capacity for its adult dog population. The shelter said it was an unprecedented year with many incoming stray animals who have not been reclaimed by their owners.

Out of nearly 700 animals available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society, 260 are adult dogs, officials said. Spicer’s donation waives fees for adult dogs seven months and older through the new year.  

“This donation to support adoptions could not have come at a better time,'' said Gary Weitzman, SDHS president, and CEO.”By waiving fees, we are hoping to get these dogs into new homes for the holidays.''

Pets who are adopted from the SDHS get spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and have been medically assessed and cared for. Adopters receive training advice and educational information from the organization for the life of the animal, according to SDHS officials. 

The San Diego Humane Society is open for walk-in adoptions Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its campuses in Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside, and San Diego. To view animals currently available for adoption, visit

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