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


Shelter Welcome


Looking for Love?   You’ve come to the right place!

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We’ve got the perfect valentine for you.   Stop by and meet that special one!  You’re bound to find the purrfect pet that melts your heart!

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 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.

Ask Weebo or Athena (click for link) who found their forever families after 2 1/2 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


First Annual Shelter Bowl

Congratulations to the San Gabriel Saints – the winner of the First Annual Shelter Bowl.   trophy-bowl-553-lgThey received 937 votes to the Humane Howlers 887 votes.  Both teams had 6 adoptions!    The Shelter Drinking Bowl Trophy was proudly accepted by Coach Kramer who eagerly lapped up its contents to the happy barking and meowing of his players!   Thank you to everyone who joined us in rooting and voting for your favorite team.     The  CFC – Canine/Feline Conference  Shelter Bowl was a success!                                                                                                                         howling dog              saint logo








Welcome Kits for Adopters!

bark box 2We have partnered with Swiffer and Bark Box to bring our dog adopters a ‘Welcome Home Kit’ with goodies for your new best friend and great Swiffer products including:

  • Coupon for a free Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit

  • Swiffer Sweeper Dry Refill Kit

  • Swiffer Duster

  • coupon for a free Febreze product

  • Bark Toy

  • Bark Treat

  • Fresh Chicken Recipe Food Sample and Food Coupon

    With 4 million dogs in need of homes, Swiffer and Bark & Co. are spreading the word that cleaning concerns should never be an obstacle to bringing the love of a pet into the home. With their exclusive Welcome Home Kit, pet parents can achieve a thorough clean in minutes, meaning more time for what matters most: belly rubs and treats!    A big Thank You to Swiffer!




Working with Animals – Career Opportunities

We are always looking for hard working, dedicated animal lovers to join our team to fulfill our goal ofWorking With Animals ‘Putting People and Pets Together’.   If you have what it takes to succeed in our life-saving work, we want to meet you!    Click on Career Opportunities for more information and send us an email.


Shelter Activities

Duarte Welcomes Metro


The city of Duarte is hosting an afternoon event to celebrate the opening of the new Metro Station.    As part of their celebration, they have asked us to participate.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, March from 12:00 to 4:00pm.   The streets will be closed in that area and  it is […]


How can cat lovers help out? By donating much-needed kitty litter to our cats!  Click on the Donate button at the top of the home page.  Scroll down to the Amazon Wish List and choose a kitty litter and Amazon will do the rest!   Our grateful cats thank you!!


2016 Calendars Now Available For a $10 Donation At the Shelter, Local Businesses and On Line

The photos were selected among hundreds submitted by shelter supporters.  They make great holiday gifts for the animal lovers on your list!  If you would like to order a 2016 calendar on line, you can do so through Paypal.  Toward the top of the Home Page in the ‘How To Help’ section, click on the Donate link.  […]

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

Click here to view pets available for adoption!