So you want to adopt a dog, but feel a little uncomfortable about going into an animal shelter? Well, there's an excellent alternative... the Antelope Valley Adoption Center!
The AV Adoption center is part of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Control. It is a smaller facility that offers a more personalized experience in helping potential adopters choose a pet. All of the dogs are spayed or neutered and ready for immediate adoption. Also, since it is a small facility, volunteers and staff have a much better opportunity to observe and interact with the dogs, and therefore help potential adopters choose a pet that will work best with their lifestyle.
If you are hesitant to go into a shelter, but interested in adopting a shelter dog, then this is the place to visit. However, even if you aren't afraid to go into a shelter, and have visited every one of them on the planet, it's still worthwhile to stop by. I wish every shelter system could have a satellite adoption center.... perhaps something to start investigating and plan for?
Antelope Valley Adoption Center
42116 4th St. East
Lancaster, CA 93535