There is no greater joy than giving a forever home to one of our homeless pets!


Shelter Welcome  


Welcome to the SGVHS.    If this is your first visit, you will want to know that we’ve been serving the San Gabriel Valley for over 91 years.  We are very proud of our staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to help our animals transition to their forever homes.  We are especially  proud to be able to say that that under the progressive leadership of our new Board of Directors,   no healthy, adoptable animal is euthanized.   Our animals don’t have expiration dates.  Every healthy, adoptable animal is given the opportunity to find a loving home.

Ask Weebo or Athena (click for link) who found their forever families after 2 and 3 1/2 years. Sylvester - sample edited (2) See the Blog for details and meet Sylvester, who tells his story as no one else could.    (Click on his name and he’ll do the rest!)



Shelter News


Fall is for Felines 

Cat lovers!  Celebrate the season with $39 adoption fees through the end of October.  Fall is for Felines 9.15  39All cats one year and older are available for this reduced fee.   Find your best friend under  ‘Available Pets’ above and stop by the shelter for a ‘meet and greet’!


3rd Annual Dog Park Festival

dog flyer 2015 la crescenta dog park (1)Join us for this fun Saturday event on October 17th from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be raffles, giveaways, mobile grooming and veterinary care. Bring your best friend and enjoy a fun fall day!



Race for the Rescues

Some of us will be racing to raise funds for the shelter.  Join us on Saturday, October 24th at the Rose Bowl.   Race-for-the-RescuesHosted by celebrity dog lover, Jane Lynch, there are prizes, food trucks, line dancing, face painting, giveaways and a pet psychic.  Warren Eckstein will be broadcasting his show from the Race!  See below under Activities for  more information on the fun activities.


Strutt Mutt 2015  group pic‘Strut Your Mutt’ Dog Walking Event’:  The  SGVHS team came on strong and raised funds to purchase a new animal transport van.  It will be used to rescue pets from the streets, and to get our pets to veterinary specialists, adoption events and fun trips like Strut Your Mutt!  Yes, the shelter dogs strutted their stuff at this event and loved their day at the park.   Thank you to our team for braving the heat and making this happen!


 CALENDAR SPONSORS:  Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box at the top of the page) to learn more about our October calendar sponsor, LARPBO:  Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners.     Their mission is ‘keeping dogs in homes and out of shelters’.   They offer positive training, socialization and dog boarding.  All breeds welcome!


Shelter Activities

Third Annual Dog Park Festival

Join us in La Crescenta on October 17 from 10 am to 2pm for the 3rd annual Dog Park Festival in celebration of their community Dog Park!

There will be free giveaways, raffles, dog boutiques, mobile grooming and much more.

Come to the Crescenta Valley Park at 3901 Dunsmore Avenue  and bring your dog for […]

Race for The Rescues

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 24th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.   Join the San Gabriel Valley Team to benefit the animals of the shelter at this year’s Race For The Rescues.   This is their 10th anniversary of supporting homeless and abandoned animals and they are going all out Country to make the day […]

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