The Year of The Dog

 Welcome in the Chinese New Year in the City of Alhambra.

Join us on Saturday, February 24th from 10 am to 6 pm as we celebrate the Year of the Dog.

“The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.”                      Theodorus Gaza – Greek humanist and translator of Aristotle

For 27 years, Alhambra has been hosting this celebration in Southern California. It begins with a three-week art exhibit at the Alhambra City Hall . The main celebration is a one-day street festival on Valley Blvd. , the heart of the Chinese commercial district in the San Gabriel Valley . The festival’s attendance has increased steadily over the years, now averaging 25,000.


“The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind.”                                   Theodorus Gaza – Greek humanist and translator of Aristotle


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First Annual Fitness Festival

Thank you for joining us at West Covina’s First Annual Fitness Festival!

Many of you stopped by our booth to learn more about shelter events and promotions.  And to meet several of our wonderful adoptable dogs looking for a loving family.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Senior Pets Rule: 10 Reasons Senior Pets Rule


  1. When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.

  2. A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.

  3. You can teach an old pet new tricks (I do every day with my own pets!): Senior pets have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.

  4. A senior pet may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!

  5. In particular, senior pets are often already litter trained and house broken and are less likely to “forget” where they do their business.

  6. A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much pet you’re getting.

  7. Senior pets are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger pets, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.

  8. Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.

  9. Senior pets often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.

  10. Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior pet, you’re truly saving a life.

Clear The Shelters

Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 that helps find loving homes for animals in need.   Over 54,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.

The shelter will be participating in this year’s event.   Stop by, adopt and save a life!!

Eat For Change


Meet your friends on Friday, August 25th at the Temple City Chipotle on  5809 Rosemead Blvd. from 10:45 am  to 10:00 pm.

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society.

Enjoy good food and support the shelter!

National Night Out

Stop by our booth at this year’s National Night Out on August 1st in San Gabriel.
 We will be there with other community organizations on Tuesday evening from 5 pm to 9 pm in the historic mission district at 320 South Mission Drive between Santa Anita and Broadway.
The entire community is invited to join together for an evening of Food, Music and Fun! Members of the military, fire department and other city leaders will also be participating.  the evening

2018 Calendar Photos Wanted

Your pet could be the celebrity on the cover of our 2018 calendar!    Do you have a great photo of your best friend?

Enter our photo contest!    Send in your favorite pet photos and yours could be one of twelve lucky pets to be featured in our 2018 calendar.   Submission deadline is June 18, 2017!

Email your photos to  Photos should be high resolution, horizontal shots that show off your best friend.   We welcome your best photos in our calendar contest.  Tell your friends, family and co-workers!

Ramona Thanks You For Your Help

I have very good news to report!  You came through for me.   Thanks to your generosity, I have enough money for my surgery with a bit left over.  My friend, Meg, is being evaluated at a specialist and she may need an expensive procedure so she can be healthy.    I am looking forward to my surgery on May 16th.    I can then put my best paw forward and find my forever home.    Don’t forget about me!    Here is my story.   My name is Ramona.   I came to the shelter in May, 2014 with my litter of young kittens.  My babies kept me very busy and I was happy to see them find their forever homes.  I’ve made many friends here but still haven’t met that one special family.   It’s stressing me out and now I have stomatitis, a periodontal disease.   When the inflammation is severe, it is very painful for me.  I don’t feel I can be my best every day and I am missing out on meeting my forever family.   I need specialized surgery in order to relieve my pain and sore gums.   They tell me that feline stomatitis is a painful and chronic condition of the tissues in my mouth.  My only relief is specialized surgery that can’t be performed by the shelter clinic staff.  I need a veterinary specialist do to the surgery and need your help to raise $950. With your help and the surgery, I can look forward to a happy life in a furrever home.   My surgery is scheduled for May 16th and I don’t want to suffer any longer.   Please follow this link and type Ramona in the message box and your generous donation will go toward my surgery.  If I get more money than I need, (thanks to you), I will make sure that any extra goes to my other animal friends who need special medical care. 


I am a 4 year old girl with torbie markings, big eyes and a great sense of curiosity.   I love head scratches, being brushed and full body massages. I respond with a big yoga stretch reaching my back high to the sky with a contented smile on my face. After playing with my favorite string toys, I am happy to sit on a favorite lap for attention.  My friends say I am well behaved and a pleasure to be with.   I don’t even get fussy when my nails are trimmed!  By now, you are probably wanting to meet me.   If you are the perfect family for me, please stop by the shelter and let’s get to know each other!