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Shelter Welcome  

 Our 4th Annual ‘Tea for Tails/Taste of Westfield’

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Don’t miss this year’s Tea for Tails/Taste of Westfield at Westfield Santa Anita.  In addition to the wildly popular doggie fashion show, meet special guests and animal lovers, Warren Eckstein and Garth Kemp.

Warren Eckstein is the most renowned Pet Psychologist and Pet Humorist in the country. He is a pet behaviorist,  animal trainer, animal rights activist,  director of the Hugs & Kisses Animal Fund,  and broadcaster who hosts The Pet Show, a syndicated radio talk show in the US and Canada.

Garth Kemp is the weather anchor Monday through Friday on Eyewitness News and a feature reporter and the co-host of Eye on L.A.   He donates much of his spare time and effort to the cause of animal adoption.   His adopt-a-pet segment on Eyewitness News has helped many animals find new homes.

Sample taste treats from your favorite Westfield restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, Benihana’s, Red Robin’s, Kelley’s Kookies, Caffe Concerto, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

Sponsored by over fifty local retailers and businesses, attendees will receive gift cards and merchandise for each table guest as well as coupons valued at $10 to $20. Each guest will also be automatically entered in a raffle to win a trip to Disneyland valued at $600.

Guests can bid on fun-filled silent auction items and purchase additional raffle tickets.  Enjoy a memorable afternoon in support of homeless animals and the work of the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society in ‘Putting People and Pets Together’.

Join us for this special event on Sunday, April 26 at 1:30 on the Promenade at Westfield Santa Anita. To reserve seating for a $50 donation, contact the shelter at (626) 286-1159.   We look forward to seeing you there!

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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:  A BIG ‘Thank You’ to our senior adopters for welcoming Mr. Butters, Stella, Music, and Honey into their homes during our March senior promotion.


CALENDAR SPONSORS:  Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box) to learn more about our April calendar sponsor, Sonia Galindo, of Century 21 Realtors!



Shelter News


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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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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