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.   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.


We look forward to our ‘Tea for Tails’ high fashion doggie show with special guest, Warren Eckstein, the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Pet Show.   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!

Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box) to learn more about our February  calendar sponsors, Amado Plumbing and All Car Specialists.



Shelter News


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 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)

CaptainPeso & Dollar 1 (2)








A BIG THANK YOU to all who donated for the facial reconstruction and medical care to treat the under-nourished and emaciated terrier mix who was the victim of animal cruelty.  He is a new dog!  Meet Frankie!   He is a very sweet 1 year old black terrier mix boy who weighs about 10.3 lbs.   Frankie 8 (2)Despite the cruelty he endured, this little guy has quite the spirit!  He is very friendly with people and loves their attention, cuddles and pets. He is such a sweet boy who will make a loving, devoted member of a lucky family.  The good news continues…..he was adopted this week!Your donations make this possible and we thank you for joining us in saving the lives of more animals.






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!

blue jay  beforeBefore

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 guest, Warren Eckstein.  He is a nationally syndicated radio personality, an […]

New Years Resolutions

Shelter pets can help with your New Year Resolutions. Exercise more….Love more…Read more and Relax more.

If one of your resolutions is to ‘exercise more’, why not adopt a friend who will help you every day to meet your goals.

If your resolution is to ‘love more’, why not check out our wonderful pets […]

We've got lots of great pets waiting - maybe just for you!

Click here to view pets available for adoption!