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



Shelter Welcome     

91 YEARS THIS YEAR.   We’ve been serving the San Gabriel valley since 1924 when Fannie Thompson Kessler began taking in stray animals in her home.  Born before the Civil War, in 1859,  she was hardworking and well-traveled.  Fannie became an outspoken advocate for animal rights.  She organized the American Animal Defense League to combat cruelty in the training of animals for vaudeville, movies and circuses.  In 1924, at the age of 65, she founded the Alhambra-San Gabriel Humane Society, which provided services for both farm and domestic animals.  The shelter doubled in size when its neighbor property was donated in the interest of Fannie’s humanitarian work.  Today, the shelter focuses on the care and placement of family pets.


SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PROMOTION:  In recognition of the many contributions of seniors to all of our lives, we honor them beginning March 1st with a special St. Patrick’s Day adoption promotion and offer all senior pets for $39.  See below for more information and pictures of three of our seniors.


TEA FOR TAILS:  We look forward to our ‘Tea for Tails’ high fashion doggie show with special guests, Warren Eckstein, the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Pet Show and Garth Kemp, Eyewitness News, Weather Anchor of KABC TV.    To be held at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia on April 26th, you won’t want to miss this very special event to support the animals of the shelter.   Mark your calendar now and see flyer below!


CALENDAR SPONSORS:  Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box) to learn more about our March calendar sponsor, Howard’s TV and Appliance on Main Street in Alhambra!



Shelter News


HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY   clover       

In honor of St. Patrick, who lived 74 years, we honor our senior pets for their wisdom, experience, ability to learn new tricks and for their willingness to love and bond with us. For the month of March, all senior pets are available for a $39 adoption fee that includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, micro-chipping and a free wellness exam at a participating veterinarian.  To learn more about the benefits of adopting a senior dog, read this article: Adopt A Senior Dog.


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Stop by the shelter or check out the ‘Available Pets’ tab under ‘Adoptions’ at the top of this page to find the perfect pet.



WE LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS:   Sometimes it takes a while to meet that ‘special someone’…… for Weebo- it was over 2 ½ years and for Athena over 3 ½ years.   Thanks to the patient, loving care by staff and volunteers, these two wonderful dogs were ready to embrace their new future with their new families.

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 For Weebo, it was Mike who visited several times to give him time to get to know him, trust him and bond with him.  For Athena, a loving couple with the patience to introduce her to her new feline ‘sister’ and give her time to fit into her new home.

It was amazing that our two friends left us in the same week and after bringing us so much happiness over the years, it’s now our turn to be happy for them.     Their new families are already sending pictures and videos and promise to stay in touch.    We believe that all healthy, adoptable animals be given every chance to find their forever homes and for Weebo and Athena, their Christmas wish for a “Home for the Holidays” has come true.

On behalf of Weebo and Athena, we thank our many supporters who make it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of so many animals who might not otherwise have a chance.   ‘Putting people and pets together’ is what we do and we couldn’t do it without you!



Looking for love?  You’ve come to the right place!  Love comes in all sizes and shapes. Goliath  window  final HenryWe have cool cats, friendly giants, and tiny love bugs.  You’re sure to find the love of your dreams. 

 Check out the ‘Available Pets’ tab under ‘Adoptions’ at the top of the Home Page to see more wonderful pets or stop by the shelter for a visit.   Our dogs and cats would love to meet you and show you what unconditional love is all about!Hurley- favorite spot to play (2)

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We all know how great we feel after a hot shower, massage, haircut and pedicure.   Our 4 legged doggy friends feel the same way.    Thanks to volunteer contributions and transportation, our long haired friends are treated to a day at the spa.   To make this happen, the shelter has teamed up with West Coast Grooming Academy in Pasadena who provides the much welcomed pampering and grooming.

They love it…..just ask Blue Jay……. who proudly shows off his new look and happy confidence!

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and After!BLUE JAY (2) after






Shelter Activities

Tea For Tails Social

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Tea for Tails will be held at the Westfield Fashion Park in Arcadia on the Promenade.  It will be a memorable event with a fashion show featuring the shelter’s dogs, food from Westfield’s notable restaurants and our special guests, Warren Eckstein and Garth Kemp.   Warren is a nationally syndicated radio […]

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