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Before You Adopt

Please review our Adoption Guidelines & Pricing below!


1) Browse our available animals on Petfinder or Adopt a Pet.

2) Call the shelter at (626) 286-1159 to schedule an appointment and receive an Adoption Application.

3) Appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm-3pm.

You will be able to browse the kennels and meet one on one with the animal in a Meet and Greet. 

  • Everyone that lives in the household is encouraged to meet with the animal prior to adoption.

  • If the animal you are interested in is a dog, any dogs you already own/live on your property are strongly encouraged to
    "meet and greet" with the dog prior to adoption, to make sure everyone gets 

Once the application and "meet and greet" are completed and everyone agrees there is a good match, your new family member can go home with you!

4) Review our adoption fees:




$145 for dogs

$200 - $350 for puppies under 9 months



Promotional Pricing Programs


Senior for Senior

Any dog over 8 years old adopted by anyone 60 years or older is $50

Buddy System

When you adopt more than one pet, there are discounts on the additional pet(s)

5) If you live within the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society's jurisdiction and adopt a dog older than 3 months, you will be required to license your dog as part of the adoption. You can see licensing fees for San Gabriel and Temple City here.

6) All adoptions include up-to-date vaccinations as appropriate for the animal, spay/neuter, and microchipping with a Home Again Microchip including lifetime registration.

  • Microchip Registration only includes the contact information provided to SGVHS at the time of adoption.

  • Fee does not include changing of information at a later date, which is done through Home Again.

7) Please understand we reserve the right to deny any application for any reason, and do have adoption restrictions on certain animals.

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