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


Shelter Welcome  


The Mission Kitties Are Coming

In June, a litter of 6 kittens were diegoborn in the miniature missions of the McGroarty Courtyard at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.  This is a historic theatre that was built in 1927 for the epic pageant – the Mission Play.  During its run at the playhouse, over 2.5 million people enjoyed the play including distinguished dignitaries and film stars of the day.  The play was written by John Steven McGroarty who later became a US Congressman and California Poet Laureate.   He was a huge cat lover and was often photographed with his famous yellow cat on his lap.  cruz5 (2) It seems gabby8 (2)fitting that a litter of kittens would be born in the place where his ghost and memories have endured for almost a hundred years!  Meet Diego, Carmelo, Cruz, Fernando, Francisco, and Gabby.  They are adorable, playful, well socialized and healthy and can’t wait to meet their families. Carmelo They will be available for adoption the beginning of August to a lucky few.  francisco6 (2)fernando2 (2)


 Stay tuned to this site or our Facebook page for more information on adoption details as we get closer to the date!




A Special Welcome to the City of Rosemead Residents

As of July 1st, we are providing animal care services to you and your pets.   Please learn more about our shelter and how we can help you by checking out our website.  Learn more about this transition under Shelter News below.



calendar contest dog2016 Calendar Photo Contest:  We asked and you responded!!  Thank you to our wonderful supporters and friends for submitting so many wonderful photos of your furry friends.   The hard work choosing only a dozen now begins.   The calendar will be off to the printer before the end of August and available early this Fall.




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.





CALENDAR SPONSORS:  Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box) to learn more about our July calendar sponsor, Heavenly Pet Resort.  They offer luxurious pet hotel accommodations for your best friend.



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



Thank you to the Shelter Art Foundation for hosting a workshop for shelter volunteers on the art of taking animal pictures.   The shelter was fortunate to receive a grant from the Foundation which is sponsored by Purina.   A dozen volunteers attended and we proudly showcase some of their first photos below.

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The SGVHS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the City of Rosemead City Council has agreed to transfer their animal care services to our shelter effective July 1st.  Join us in welcoming the residents and animals of Rosemead to our shelter family.
The City agreed to end its contract with the Los Angeles County Baldwin Park shelter to improve “the productivity of the city’s staff members and convenience to community residents”.    This is truly a ‘win-win’ for everyone.   We provide low cost spay/neuter and vaccination services to city residents, promote TNR for ferile cats and provide animals temporary housing.   Most importantly, for the homeless animals who will find their way to us, they will receive medical care, vaccinations and the care and love they need to transition to their new home.  For those looking for a new best friend, there is no better place to find yours than at San Gabriel.      Thank you to the City of Rosemead for partnering with us and giving us another opportunity to fulfill our mission of saving more lives.



SHELTER TO SHELTER ADOPTION PROGRAM CONTINUES:     Six cats were happily welcomed at the City of Rancho Cucamonga shelter in May and we are happy to report that all have found happy homes!

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 met  cat lovers and found their forever homes.  Good news:   All six of the cats have found their forever homes!   Ruthie says her goodbye to us as she eagerly looks forward to her new home!                                               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!!


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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 […]

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

Click here to view pets available for adoption!