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The good news continues…..Until the end of November, the adoption fee for all cats will be $24.   If a cat is in your future, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make it happen.   There is plenty of time to welcome a feline into your family for the holidays!

Our cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, house-trained, micro-chipped and ready to make a move.   The adoption fee also includes a free wellness exam at participating veterinarians.   Check out our happy cats by clicking on ‘Adoptions’ and then ‘Available Pets’ at the top of the home page.kid and cat saying


2015 Calendar Now Available

2015 calendars are available at the shelter for a $10 donation.  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 2015 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.  This will take you to the donation page.  Then click on the Paypal logo and fill out all requested information.  Select the option to ‘review your donation and continue’ and in the box labeled  ‘add special instructions to the seller’, write in that you want to order calendar(s) and list the address(es) you want them shipped to.    We’ll do the rest!   Add $2.50 shipping and handling for each calendar requested.

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month

In recognition of ‘National Adopt A Senior Pet Month’, meet some of our lovable pets looking for a loving home.

Peso & Dollar  on leashMeet Dollar and Peso.   They are 9 and 8 year old Chihuahua mixes.  The two are very popular with the weekday volunteers as they have a very calm temperament and are great little walkers.   They are loving and devoted and would make wonderful companions.


Meet Millie.  She is 9 years old and was surrendered to the shelter along with her siblings when the owner had to move.  Millie likes people and attention, and will come right over to say hello.   She will sit on your lap and loves to be brushed.   She is playful and enjoys batting her string toy.


Stella  srMeet Stella, a very sweet, 8 years young chocolate Labrador retriever.   She was found as a stray and is a lovely girl who likes  people.  She also loves the water, and enjoys a dip in the wading pool at the shelter. Stella just wants a family and home to call her own, so if you have room in your life for this big girl, please come and meet her.

Also, check out Taco, Gracie, Nana and Sookie.    Click on each name for more information!

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Taco                                                                         Gracie                                                    Nana



Wells Fargo Donates $1,000

On October 9th, Wells Fargo Bank presented the SGVHS with a $1,000 donation as part of their Community Connections program. Each year, Wells Fargo Branch Managers select a non-profit as their choice for the program and, this year, Elaine Chan, Assistant Vice President and Manager of the Wells Fargo Valley selected the SGVHS for this generous donation.  Thanks to Wells Fargo for supporting our mission of ‘putting people and pets together!  1000 check


Pictured are (left to right) Wells Fargo Executives David DiCristofaro, Jonathan Weedman, Alhambra Branch Manager Elaine Chan, SGVHS Board Member Doreen Hudson, and Wells Fargo Executive Sandy Walia.

October Is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month


To celebrate, we will be at the Westfield Santa Anita mall every Saturday beginning October 11th through November 1st from noon to 3pm on the Promenade.   Come and meet friendly, adoptable dogs looking for a family to call their own.   Please stop by and support our mission of ‘putting people and pets together’.

Girl Scouts Rock

Girl Scouts  9121  San MarinoThanks go out to Girl Scout Troop 9121 from San Marino for visiting and bringing the animals hand made blankets, cat nip toys and extra cat nip!   Scouts are awesome!

Shelter Adds Color

Shelter painted wall Thanks to our hard working volunteers, Manny, Patty and John, for sprucing up the front of the shelter by sharing their love of art and animals to be enjoyed by everyone!

Me And My Shadow

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Take advantage of our new cat adoption program to celebrate “Kitten Season”!    The Me And My Shadow companion adoption program allows you to have Twice the Fun at a Third the Cost! The regular fee for a cat adoption is $99 which includes spay/neuter surgery, a microchip, first vaccinations and a free wellness check-up at a participating veterinarian.   When you adopt a second cat or kitty, who must be black like a shadow, the cost is only $29.If you’re worried that your new kitty might be lonely while you’re at work, ‘Me And My Shadow’ can ease the transition and create a friend for life for you and your new family member.      Call us for more information!


Open House Block Party

Join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary on September 27th with an Open House Block Party.  Since 1924, we have been serving the San Gabriel Valley and invite all our past adopters to bring their dogs and walk in our alumni parade.  From noon to 5pm, there will be carnival games, food trucks, and vendors as well as doggie tattoos and games.

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San Gabriel Rabies Clinic

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San  Gabriel Rabies Clinic 
Thursday, August 14th
6 to 8pm at the Shelter

All city residents are invited to this full clinic offering all vaccines and special micro chipping pricing of $15.    Mark your calendar!