SGVHS Goes To The Races

September 10th (2)

Meet your friends this Saturday, September 10th at the Irwindale Speedway.  The shelter will be there with an outreach booth spreading the word about our good work.

Gates open at 4; first race at 7pm.   Look for number 41  with the SGVHS logo!   Cheer driver Todd Conrad to victory!




Let’s Raise Some Dough

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Love pizza!  So do we!

Animal lovers will help raise funds for the shelter on Sunday, September 19th at the PizzaRev on 3455 E. Foothill Blvd in Pasadena from 1100am to 10:00pm.

Mention the shelter when you check out and 20% of your purchase will support shelter animals!

See you there!      PizzaRevLogo


Fourth Annual Dog Park Festival


Join us in La Crescenta on October 29 from 10 am to 2pm for the 4th annual Dog Park Festival in celebration of their community Dog Park!

There will be free giveaways, raffles, dog boutiques, mobile grooming, veterinary care 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!



Grassroots Health Expo

grassroots-v3Don’t miss the Grassroots Health Expo at the Grassroots Market & Kitchen, located in South Pasadena  on Saturday, October 1 from 11 AM to 4 PM.   This major health expo features many local  businesses and organizations including the shelter.

Stop by and learn more about the vegan movement.    Check out their website for more information at     For event information, check out this link: veghelp101-logo_7

Pumpkin Run Outreach

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Runners will want to sign up for this year’s Pumpkin Run in Alhambra.   Choose from the 10k, 5k and 1k races for all ages.

The first race is at 7:30am; Registration begins at 6am.

Music, food and local vendors make this Saturday a fun family event.

We will have an outreach booth there and hope to see you!  Stop by and say hello!



Shakey’s Fundraiser

Shakey's Fundraiser.pdfJoin us for a fun and delicious event this Sunday, July 10th at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor on 866 E. Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel from 12pm to 3pm.

Drop your receipt in the box labeled San Gabriel Valley Humane Society and they will donate 20% of the proceeds to the shelter.

See you then!


Jurasskick Park

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The LA Renegade Rollergirls take on the Tucson Rollergirls on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm in Wingate Park, 735 N. Glendora Avenue in Covina to support the shelter.
      Be there for the excitement!   Full contact.  No penalties.
 Tickets at the door are $10 dollars:  $8 presale.   Bring Pedigree dog food, Purina cat chow or cat litter and be entered in a raffle to benefit the animals.
Go Renegades!!

Dog Wash Fundraiser

6-18-16 LARRG Dog Wash Flyer (2)Join the Renegade Rollergirls for their first DOG WASH Fundraiser on June 18th from 10am to 3pm in Covina at the Redwood Bar & Grill on 975 San Bernardino Road, 91722.

Bring an item to donate and be entered in a raffle for prizes. 

$10  for all sizes; $8 pre-sale.


Sylvester’s New Home

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After four years at the shelter, our little ’Sylvester’ has found his forever home. His new owners, John and Sonia, shared with us the intimate details of his first week.

A New Name: They considered keeping him ‘Sylvester’, but decided that his new life should be accompanied by a new name.  So, Sylvester is now Riley…… living the “Life of Riley!”

John tells us that immediately after adopting him from the shelter, Riley’s first stop was the Arcadia Dog Park.  Looking out the car window, Riley had the most adorable look of wonderment in his eyes.  It must have been sensory overload, like a kid at Disneyland, with so much to see.  He seemed spellbound by people crossing the street, cars passing by, and all the activity going on around us. At the park, he wandered about and did lots of sniffing and peeing (of course) and played with the handful of other small dogs that were there. When we went home, he was introduced to his new brother and sister, Chiquita and Rummy, on a walk so we could introduce everyone away from home turf.  As we expected, the first time inside our house, Riley must have tried to pee half a dozen times in the first five minutes.  We always knew this would be the biggest challenge for Riley after spending more than four years at the shelter.  Let me say that after the first 30 minutes, and up until today, he has only had a single “accident” in the house.  We are blown away how well he has done.   The first night we went to bed, we put Riley in the crate next to our bed but let him out during the night to join us in bed.  He’s been sleeping with us in bed ever since and he sleeps like a log. kissing

We’ve spent tons of time getting Riley acclimated to his new home. It’s still so difficult for me to imagine him spending four years at the shelter, but I try to focus on his new life.  I know he’s six years old, but he has an amazing puppy-like enthusiasm and energy.  He has a zest for life.  You can see it in everything he does:  sunbathing on a patio chair, chasing the birds and squirrels in the back yard (he just likes to see them scatter), eagerly devouring his twice daily meals, sleeping peacefully in our warm bed, and playing chase with his new brother and sister. Riley said to tell everyone at the shelter ‘thank you for not giving up on him’.  He appreciates all the love (and snacks) he’s been showered with all these years.   Here are some pictures of the new Riley!!

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