September 2015

September 11:   National Pet Memorial Day

September 18th – 24th:   National Dog Week  and  Farm Animal Awareness Week

October 2015

All month:  Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and National Animal Safety and Protection Month

October 4th:  World Pets Day

October 6th – 12th:  Animal Welfare Week

October 9th – 15th:  National Veterinary Technician Week

October 16th: National Feral Cat Day

November  2015

All month:  Adopt A Senior Pet Month

November 6th – 12th:  National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week



Shelter Events

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

Adoption Events


Our community adoption events take place every month at the following locations.  Please stop by if you are looking for a best friend!


Where: PetSmart Monrovia
745 W Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA  91016

When:  12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday,   September 5th


Where: Pet Food Express
320 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101

When:   12:00 – 3:00pm
Saturday,  September 12th


Where:  Sierra Madre Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre    91024

When:  8:00 – 11:am
Saturday, September 19th