BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together. Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2023, West Hollywood, CA scored especially well in the Parks trait of our pet-friendly cities model.
Mayor Shyne on the City’s Commitment to Animal Rights
“In West Hollywood, we’re passionate about animal companions. As Mayor, I introduced the creation of West Hollywood Pet Mayor and I’m overjoyed that Chloe (Chloe Shyne) was sworn into office in April 2023, making history as the City of West Hollywood’s first Pet Mayor. Chloe is an 8-year-old rescue dog. She is a Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Toy Poodle, and Maltese mix. The intent of the City’s Pet Mayor program is to continue to enhance support for the West Hollywood community’s animals and animal guardians and to help bring awareness to the City’s ongoing efforts and initiatives focused on leading-edge animal welfare legislation. The City of West Hollywood has been on the forefront of animal rights and protections for decades and the City’s commitment to animal rights is one of its proudest continuing legacies.”
– Mayor Sepi Shyne
Places to Connect and Play
The city of West Hollywood says some of its great pet-friendly spaces are its parks, where people and pets can connect and play. These include West Hollywood Dog Park with areas for large and small dogs, William S. Hart Park with off-leash play space, and Plummer Park, which welcomes leashed dogs.
Helping Homeless Pets
In addition, the City of West Hollywood has a dedicated platform to help owners locate their lost and found pets. Plus, West Hollywood’s Community Cats program facilitates residents humanely trapping feral cats for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). The program pays for their spay/neuter before the cats are returned to their colony so they can live out their lives without contributing to cat overpopulation.