Tea For Tails/Taste of Westfield Social

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Tea for Tails/Taste of Westfield was a sonia and Sophiasuccess!  shirley and freddy Our volunteers and doggies were dressed for success in outfits individually selected to bring out their best.    ABC News was there to capture all the special moments.   Special guests, Warren Eckstein and Garth Kemp, entertained and amused the crowd with stories about their pets and their work in finding homes for rescued animals.

warren speakingOur grand prize winner of four tickets to Disneyland  disneylandwinnerposed happily for the camera and announced plans to take her daughter this Fall.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

chinese new year  goatThank you for joining us at the Lunar New Year Street Festival in Temple City  on January 24th and January 25th.    Sing Tao Newspapers hosted its 5th Annual Lunar New Year Street Festival from noon to 10 pm on both days.  Thousand of people enjoyed fun activities for all ages, gourmet cuisine, car displays and great entertainment in both English and Chinese Mandarin.   

The Festival took place at Las Tunas Drive, between Temple City Boulevard and Rowland Avenue.  Thanks to Temple City, Temple City Chamber of Commerce and Century Entertainment, the Festival sponsors.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast Sunday, as volunteers were preparing to walk the dogs, John spotted what he thought were two empty cardboard boxes in front of the shelter.  He went over to throw them away and realized they were not empty. He opened them and found 14 pairs of sleepy eyes  staring up at him and realized they were 14 German Shepherd mix puppies snuggled together to keep warm.   They quickly woke up when they saw him and began yelping and trying to get out of the boxes.

He called for help and shelter staff carried the now squealing boxes of excited puppies to the clinic.  They were examined and to everyone’s relief were in good health and found to be about 8 weeks old.  There are 8 girls and 6 boys.   For our shelter, a handful of dogs is a big day…but 14 puppies at one time is huge.    What a Christmas gift for us!!   John graciously agreed to be photo-ed with the puppies to everyone’s delight including the happy pups who couldn’t stand still!  They will be available to lucky adopters the middle of January after they are old enough to be spayed and neutered.


New Years Resolutions

Shelter pets can help with your New Year Resolutions. Exercise more….Love more…Read more and Relax more.Flyer_Find Love Cat for website

If one of your resolutions is to ‘exercise more’, why not adopt a friend who will help you every day to meet your goals.

If your resolution is to ‘love more’, why not check out our wonderful pets eager for love and affection.

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Join the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society team at this year’s Strut Your Mutt on Saturday, October 10th in Expositon Park.

Who: Anyone with the swag to strut for homeless pets

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or (new this year) a 5K run with (or without) your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests,photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more

Catch a glimpse of the 5K course here

Where: Exposition Park 700 Exposition Park Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90037

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Registration 7 AM; 5K 9 AM; Walk 9:30 AM;Festival ends 1 PM


Details on joining the SGVHS team will be posted as soon as available!


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!


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!

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


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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.