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


Shelter Welcome  

It is a busy time at the shelter! 

Preparations are under way for our 2016 pet calendar and our ‘Strut Your Mutt’ team.    To celebrate ‘National Pet Adoption Month’, we have partnered with Pizza Rev in Pasadena to offer ‘free pizza’ vouchers to all adopters this month.  Scroll down for more information on upcoming events!


calendar contest dog2016 Calendar Photo Contest:  Send in your favorite pet photos and your furry friend could be chosen for next year’s calendar.   The deadline is July 11th.  See Activities below for details.




logo‘Strut Your Mutt’ Dog Walking Event:  Join the SGVHS team and help raise funds to support our mission of ‘Putting Pets and People Together’.   See below for more information.





 June is ‘Adopt A Shelter Cat Month’ and ‘National Pet Adoption Month’.     We have a pet for every home.  In celebration, every adopter will receive a Free Pizza voucher from Pizza Rev in Pasadena.  PizzaRevPets_4up_shelters_FINAL (2)

 Thank you Pizza Rev for helping us find forever homes for our pets!




CALENDAR SPONSORS:  Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box) to learn more about our June calendar sponsor, the Vagabond Inn in Pasadena, the perfect ‘pet-friendly’ choice for out of town guests.



RECYCLABLES WANTED!   Your recycled items make  a difference for us.  We want your newspapers, aluminum cans and plastic bottles.  recyclingWe recycle them and the funds are used to help the animals.   Please drop them off at the shelter and we’ll do the rest!  Thank you!




Shelter News


SHELTER TO SHELTER ADOPTION PROGRAM CONTINUES:     Six cats were happily welcomed at the City of Rancho Cucamonga shelter last month.

Their cat population was low, and as part of our ‘Shelter to Shelter Rescue Program’, we were happy to transfer Miu Miu, Soot, Piper, Jersey, Scotty and Ruthie where they will meet cat lovers and find their forever homes.  Good news:   Five of the cats have found their forever homes!   Ruthie eagerly awaits hers!                                               Baker

We believe that all healthy, adoptable animals be given every chance to find their forever homes and our ‘Shelter to Shelter Rescue Program’ is one more way we make this happen!




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 Andy……. who proudly shows off his new look and happy confidence!  And no wonder, he new he would be adopted shortly after his makeover!!  And he was!!


and After!






Shelter Activities

2015 Strut Your Mutt

Join the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society team  (click on link) at this year’s Strut Your Mutt event on Saturday, October 10th.  Mark your calendar now!

Who: Anyone with the swag to strut for homeless pets

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or (new this year) a 5K run with (or without) your […]

Calendar Photo Contest

Have a great photo of your best friend?

Enter our photo contest!  Click on flyer for more details.  Send in your favorite pet photos and yours could be one of twelve lucky pets to be featured in our 2016 calendar.   Contest ends July 11th.   Email your photos to

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

Click here to view pets available for adoption!