by Photo courtesy of the San Diego County Department of Animal Services

The San Diego County Department of Animal Services is playing matchmaker this week with its Sweetheart Special which reduces the adoption fees to $14 for all animals. 

The Sweetheart Special begins on Valentine's Day and through Feb.19, when all animals are just $14 to adopt. The Department of Animal Services said there is someone for everyone. 

“For those of you who like to be the center of someone’s universe and don’t mind bad breath, try a dog. Maybe if you prefer to earn your love, try a cat. If you like the intellectual type, try a pig — they’re smarter than dogs You like slow walks on aquarium beaches, how about a red-eared slider turtle? Recently gone vegetarian? Share a nibble on a carrot with one of our bunnies,” the county Department of Animal Services wrote in a press release. 

All animals will be spayed or neutered, have vaccinations, a microchip, and a one-year license for dogs in the service area. Those interested in adopting may browse the  Adoptions page. 

The Animal Services staff recommends prospective adopters pick out a second and third choice too, just in case their first choice is already chosen by another person.

Walk-in hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at both the South Shelter, 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita, or the North Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

If you cannot adopt, consider fostering or volunteering.

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