Why Adopt?

Families are realizing that the pet of their dreams can be found at their local shelter. We have lovable dogs, cats and frequently bunnies of all sizes, shapes, and ages. You have an excellent chance of finding the perfect companion who matches your family’s lifestyle. We have purebred animals as well as one-of-a-kind mixed breeds – many of whom have already lived with families and are `move-in’ ready. By adopting, you make a big difference in so many ways!

You Save Lives

One of the most rewarding aspects of adopting a shelter animal is that you save a life by providing a home for a deserving animal. There is no better feeling than welcoming a shelter pet into your home. Your new pet will appreciate the second chance for a wonderful life with you and you will have a best friend for life.

Shelter Animals Make Great Pets

Many animals end up in our shelter because of circumstances beyond their control. They were the helpless victims of a family death, illness, divorce or a move. Some may have had pet parents who didn’t learn how to train them. And there are those who were left with us because of a behavior problem that their pet parents didn’t try to or weren’t able to resolve. Through no fault of their own, we become their temporary home and provide them with shelter, health care, love and compassion until they find their forever home.

Our shelter animals are healthy, affectionate animals that are well socialized by staff and volunteers. All cats are house trained. All dogs, regardless of age, will need some training or retraining in order to learn the ins and outs of your new household. Fortunately, many resources are available to help you transition your dog to his new home. From books and training classes to TV shows, there are many experts who will share their training tips with you. Take advantage of them so you and your pet get off to a strong start. The time you put working with your pet at the beginning will pay off for many years to come.

Shelter Pets Cost Less

Another advantage of adoption is that shelter animals are a real bargain! Our adoption fee includes a thorough initial physical exam, spay/neuter surgery, micro chipping, vaccinations, and a free wellness visit at a local participating veterinarian. These services cost hundreds of dollars for those who purchase their dogs through breeders or pet stores.

You Support A Worthy Community Institution

Our shelter has been caring for and finding homes for animals of the San Gabriel Valley for 90 years. Our mission is “to provide a compassionate environment for the well-being of the animals in our care. With the dedication of our staff and volunteers, we strive to find permanent, loving homes for all of our creatures.”

When you adopt a pet from our shelter, you not only help our non-profit organization, but send a positive message to your friends and neighbors about our life-saving work. You inspire others to seek out shelter animals as pets and become part of a larger movement to reduce the number of animals who are euthanized every year in shelters.

Your adoption fee also benefits other animals by supporting our work throughout the valley and helping us provide care for many homeless pets.

Your Pet Has Been Loved

When you adopt from us, you can be comfortable knowing your pet was well cared for and loved during his stay at the shelter. From our dedicated clinic and kennel staff to our front desk staff and volunteers, all have played key roles in welcoming, nurturing, exercising, socializing and caring for your pet until you found each other. Thanks to their efforts, your pet received the care it needed to transition to shelter life and the support it needed to prepare to join yours.

New Animals Arrive Regularly

Unfortunately, animals arrive at our shelter regularly. But that is good news for adopters. If you didn’t see the pet of your dreams on your first visit, don’t give up! Stop by again or check out the  ‘Available Pets’ tab under Adoptions on this site for pictures and descriptions of available animals.

Adoption Fees

Bunnies: $40

Cats/Kittens: $99

Dogs/Puppies: $130 – $145*

* Some breeds slightly higher

Cat/Kitten adoption fee includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Basic FRCP Vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Microchip

Dog adoption fee includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Basic DHPP and Bordatella Vaccinations
  • Deworming
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Microchip
We also offer two special Adoption Programs with reduced fees for those who adopt two animals and for seniors 60 or older adopting an animal 8 years or older. Please call us for more information on the ‘Buddy System Adoption Program‘ and the ‘Senior for Senior Adoption Program’.

Adoption Application for Cats 

Adoption Application for Dogs