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


Shelter Welcome


Thank you to all who donated dog food!

Thanks giving Food Drive 2015Flash and his friends thank YOU  for filling their food cupboards and making Thanksgiving a happy one for the shelter’s dogs!  We are so grateful for our amazing supporters who help us in so many ways to make our mission of ‘Putting People and Pets Together’ possible.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!






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.  We are especially proud to be able to say that under the progressive leadership of our new Board of Directors, no healthy, adoptable animal is euthanized.   Our animals don’t have expiration dates. Every healthy, adoptable animal is given the opportunity to find a loving home.

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!)






We want you to meet Hoppy!

 Hoppy 1 (2)He was brought to the shelter the beginning of November by a Good Samaritan after he was hit by a car.    He was emaciated, hungry and suffering on the streets – dragging one of his rear legs behind him when he walked.   There was no hope for saving his right rear leg and he was in shock and severe pain.  We rushed him into surgery and successfully amputated his right leg.  He has months of medical and physical rehabilitation ahead of him. We will be there for him and hope you will be too!

Read Hoppy’s blog at for all the details about his rescue from Joe who shares this remarkable story after finding him on the street.

To help animals like Hoppy, we are reaching out to you for help.   Not everyone has the time to volunteer, but you can be involved and make a difference by donating to the shelter to help us continue our life saving work.   Click on this link to go to our Donate page and make a donation through PayPal to the ‘Help Hoppy Holiday Fund Drive’.



Shelter News


November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month!

All senior pets are available for the special adoption fee of $39 for this month only.  Roy 3 (2)Please check out our available seniors.  They make great pets for many reasons.    We have twelve small dogs and two cats!  You are sure to find the special one that will be a wonderful addition to your family!  Check out Available Pets  at the top of the page.




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.





Millie is adopted by George and Amal Clooney!

It was a happy day at the shelter for Millie!

She is a four-year-old Basset Hound mix with gorgeous looks that would land her on any “Hush Puppies” commercial!   Despite those adorable googly eyes, pretty long ears, and shorty legs, Millie was found without a home and hoping for food scraps outside of a local restaurant in San Gabriel earlier this month.

Her luck changed for the better when she was adopted by George and Amal Clooney.Millie C (2) They were searching for a basset hound and saw Millie’s picture on Petfinder.   They did a ‘meet and greet’ with her and spent time introducing her to their other rescue, a cocker spaniel named Louie.   It was good news that Millie and Louie hit it off and the happy, new family headed home together!   We hope Millie will stay in touch and send photos.     Congratulations to the Clooney family and thank you for adopting!




  Race for the Rescues

Thank you racing fans for supporting the SGVHS team at this year’s Race!   Animal lovers were out enjoying the festivities and racing events.   Race-for-the-RescuesHosted by celebrity dog lover, Jane Lynch, there were prizes, food trucks, line dancing, face painting, giveaways and a pet psychic.  We said hello to our friend Warren Eckstein who was broadcasting his show from the Race!  He sends his best to his SGVHS fans!   Pictured is shelter alumni, June, after her race proudly showing off her medal. June at race 2015  She met fellow alumni, Donnie, who ran with his Mom.   Both athletes are featured in this year’s calendar, available now at the shelter.





Strutt Mutt 2015 group pic‘Strut Your Mutt’ Dog Walking Event’:  The  SGVHS team came on strong and raised funds to purchase a new animal transport van.  It will be used to rescue pets from the streets, and to get our pets to veterinary specialists, adoption events and fun trips like Strut Your Mutt!  Yes, the shelter dogs strutted their stuff at this event and loved their day at the park.   Thank you to our team for braving the heat and making this happen!



Shelter Activities

Help Hoppy Holiday Fund Drive

As an animal lover, you know that any pet with a significant medical problem is unlikely to be adopted until that issue is resolved.   We need your financial support to ensure that we can continue to provide the level of medical care that will alleviate suffering and save lives.  Hoppy will find his forever home. 

Wings of Rescue

We  joined with other rescue groups in the LA area to fly 120 Chihuahuas from local shelters to Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, November 7th for a special adoption event with a Canadian based rescue organization known as  ‘Thank Dog I Am Out’.    These lucky dogs have over 300 families waiting to meet them and welcome […]

Save A Life and Adopt

We have partnered with Southern California Edison to participate in an adoption event this month at the Rivergrade Farmer’s Market in Irwindale.

SCE and City of Hope employees will be there to meet shelter dogs and support our efforts to find every adoptable pet a loving home.

Thank you for inviting San Gabriel and […]

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.  […]

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