Catapalooza flyerHow 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!!


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. Hoppy 4 (2) We’ll make sure of it.  We are very proud of our 94% canine adoption rate.   Healthy, happy pets are adoptable pets!   With your help we can afford to make dreams come true.   Please find it in your heart to help us raise money for medical supplies, instruments and medications to make our pets adoptable so they can thrive in a happy home with a family all their own!

Would you please give a gift that will help us continue to save lives and end painful suffering so that we can bring people and pets together?  Your support will ensure that we can provide the medical care, food, shelter and psychological support that our animals need while they are in our care.  Together, we will make it possible for every pet who needs a forever home to have the chance to find one.   Please  make a contribution through PAYPAL to the ‘Help Hoppy Holiday Fund Drive’ and make a difference for the many others like him who will come through the shelter’s doors!

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’.   Wings of Rescue 11.15 These lucky dogs have over 300 families waiting to meet them and welcome them into their homes.   Volunteers, as well as animal behaviorists, will be on hand at this most-anticipated event to facilitate the adoptions.   ‘Save The CHI’ is a collaborative effort between Pet Orphans, Eastwood Ranch Foundation, LA4Animals Foundation, the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society and Wings of Rescue.

Save A Life and Adopt

Pet Adoption Flyer v3 (3)SCE 11.15We 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 working with us to save more lives!




Dogs With Old Man Faces


                                WHERE’S MY BEST FRIEND?

My name is Sylvester.   Some say I look like an old man. They’re probably right. I’m not a cute, fluffy thing with an adorable face.       I probably never was.         Sylvester - sample edited (2)

Fact is, it’s a little over three years I’ve been here at the shelter. They’re very good to me…I get two squares a day, a soft bed, quality playtime, walks to the park…….but I want more. I want a home, a place to call my own with my own family – who loves me and I can love them back.

I come from a long line of energetic, intelligent and playful min pins. ‘King of the Toys’: that’s what they call us. We make great watchdogs and companions and take our jobs seriously.

I’m a good boy. My Mama raised me right. I’m friendly, great on walks, and get along well with my friends, both human and canine. I’m known here for my famous belly crawl on the grass and don’t mind showing off a bit for a treat……I may not be pretty, but I’m no fool!

These famous old man faces have millions of adoring fans…

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       all I need is just one……………….


WE LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS:   Sometimes it takes a while to meet that ‘special someone’…… for Weebo- it was over 2 ½ years and for Athena over 3 ½ years.   Thanks to the patient, loving care by staff and volunteers, these two wonderful dogs were ready to embrace their new future with their new families.

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 For Weebo, it was Mike who visited several times to give him time to get to know him, trust him and bond with him.  For Athena, a loving couple with the patience to introduce her to her new feline ‘sister’ and give her time to fit into her new home.

It was amazing that our two friends left us in the same week and after bringing us so much happiness over the years, it’s now our turn to be happy for them.     Their new families are already sending pictures and videos and promise to stay in touch.    We believe that all healthy, adoptable animals be given every chance to find their forever homes and for Weebo and Athena, their Christmas wish for a “Home for the Holidays” has come true.

On behalf of Weebo and Athena, we thank our many supporters who make it possible for us to make a difference in the lives of so many animals who might not otherwise have a chance.   ‘Putting people and pets together’ is what we do and we couldn’t do it without you!   Thank you!


Race for The Rescues

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 24th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.   Join the San Gabriel Valley Team to benefit the animals of the shelter at this year’s Race For The Rescues.   This is their 10th anniversary of supporting homeless and abandoned animals and they are going all out Country to make the day unforgettable!   race flyer with country dogBe a part of saving lives and make a difference.   Activities begin with race registration for the 5k and 10k from 7:00 am to 8:30 am and end after noon.   There is something for everyone!   Not a runner….then join the 1K Dog Walk at 9:00am or the Kid’s Fun Run at 9:30am.   Check out the Race website at  for a complete list of Race Day Activities.

To join the San Gabriel Valley Team, go to our team page at

Third Annual Dog Park Festival

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Join us in La Crescenta on October 17 from 10 am to 2pm for the 3rd annual Dog Park Festival in celebration of their community Dog Park!

There will be free giveaways, raffles, dog boutiques, mobile grooming and much more.

Come to the Crescenta Valley Park at 3901 Dunsmore Avenue  and bring your dog for a special day out!!

See you then!



Snoopy Supports the Shelter

Snoopy and Peanuts fans will be at the Regency Foothill Cinema 10 in Azusa on Saturday, November 7th from 11 am to 7pm for THE PEANUTS MOVIE.   Come along and bring any of the items listed on the flyer and receive a FREE large popcorn and be entered in a raffle to win a prize. To show his thanks, Snoopy fans can have their picture taken with one of the most famous dogs ever!!
This is a fundraiser for the shelter and your donations will benefit our dogs, cats and rabbits until they find their forever homes!   Click on the flyer for a list of items to bring!
The theatre is located at 845 E. Alosta in Azusa.   See you there!


Panda Inn Fundraiser

Join us at the Panda Inn on Thursday, June 25th any time from 12 – 9 pm.   They will donate to the shelter for each meal served.  A BIG ‘thank you’ to Panda Inn for supporting the shelter.

They are located at 3488 E. Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, 91107.   Phone number:  626 793-7300.

Download and bring a copy of the flyer with you!!   See you then!