Black Saturday gives homeless pets opportunity to find loving home

Black Saturday Free Adoption Special Returns


One of the most popular adoption specials at Riverside County Animal Services shelters — Black Saturday — returns on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The Black Saturday Special gives would-be adopters the chance to find their perfect pet for free.

Participating shelters include the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms and the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced most animal organizations to scale back large-scale events. But Riverside County’s shelters are becoming more populated and homeless pets need a loving home for the holidays, said Kim Youngberg, an Animal Services deputy director.

“This adoption promotion has been one of our most popular,” Youngberg said. “We really hope people without a pet at this time of year can find room in their hearts – and homes – for a four-legged friend.”

Black Saturday Free Adoption Special Returns

Siberian husky female

The shelter addresses and operation hours can be found on their website.

Although pets can be adopted for free, would-be adopters should be mindful that a dog license must be purchased if the adopter lives within the county’s jurisdictional areas.


Image Sources

  • Bunny: RivCo Department of Animal Services
  • Siberian husky female: RivCo Department of Animal Services
  • Chihuahua: RivCo Department of Animal Services