The San Diego Humane Society is looking to help owners adopt pets this Valentine’s Day by reducing fees for all adult animals to $14 from Feb. 11-13.

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.

“We want this to be a successful match for both sides, for the animal and for you,” Nina Thompson, Director of Public Relations at San Diego Humane Society said. 

The promotion is generously sponsored by Purina.

“We welcome you to San Diego Humane Society to find your sweetheart,” said San Diego Humane Society Chief Operating Officer Jessica Des Lauriers. “There are so many great pets waiting to give a new family unconditional love. Dogs, cats, rabbits — we have more than 280 animals just waiting for a family to love before Valentine’s Day. 

This comes as the  Best Friends Animal Society, an animal welfare organization with hundreds of rescue and shelter partners nationwide, warns of a shelter crisis. 

Last month, the nonprofit estimated there were over 100,000 more pets in the U.S. Shelter system right now compared to the same period in 2021.

They found about 60,000 more dogs and 40,000 more cats in American shelters are awaiting adoption than in January of last year. They noted that the pandemic affected staffing numbers, and consequently the animals. 

To view animals currently available for adoption, visit

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