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


Shelter Welcome  

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

Thank you to our supporters for joining us at the 4th annual Tea for Tails/Taste of Westfield.   Guests enjoyed the doggie fashion show, treats from Westfield’s top restaurants and insights into pet behavior from Warren Eckstein under the direction of our entertaining emcee, Garth Kemp.

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Special thanks to Westfield Santa Anita and our other hosts for their part in making this a memorable event:  jcp Portraits,  Caffe concerto,  Laemmle, SweetXO,  Soma Intimates,  claire’s, francesca’s collections, Polaroid Fotobar, The Body Shop, Red Robin, Yogurtland, Dave and Busters, The Coffeebean & Tea Leaf,  Benihana’s,  Kelley’s Kookies,  Nothing bundt cakes,  California Pizza Kitchen and Chico’s.

Thank you to our volunteers and Miss Temple City and her court for their invaluable help.  We couldn’t have done it without you!                                                       Sofia 2 (2)

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Visit the photo section of our Facebook page to enjoy more photos!



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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.



CALENDAR SPONSORS:  Check out our ‘Sponsor’ link (in the ‘How To Help’ box) to learn more about our May  calendar sponsors, The Purfect Pet Sitter and Dr. Domotor’s Veterinary Hospital.



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 week.

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. Its only been a week and itsGoliath  window  final good news for Jersey who has already been adopted

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



Looking for love?  You’ve come to the right place!  Love comes in all sizes and shapes.  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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and After!BLUE JAY (2) after






Shelter Activities

Tea For Tails/Taste of Westfield Social

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Tea for Tails/Taste of Westfield was a success!   Our volunteers and doggies were dressed for success in outfits individually selected to bring out their best.    ABC News was there to capture all the special moments.   Special guests, Warren Eckstein and Garth Kemp, entertained and amused […]

Join the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society team at this year’s Strut Your Mutt on Saturday, October 10th in Expositon Park.

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 dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival […]

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

Click here to view pets available for adoption!