Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

This week, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is featured on PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend.

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The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) is an independent, donor-supported, non-profit agency that provides animal care for abandoned and homeless animals. An open door agency, PHS welcomes and cares for all animals in its service area regardless of age, medical condition, breed or any other criteria. The Society is responsible for animal control and welfare for nine area cities that include Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.  PHS provides food, shelter and medical care to thousands of domestic and wild animals each year.

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The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA provides numerous services to the local community, including:

If you live in the nine-city area and are able to provide a good home for a pet, find your perfect dog, cat, rabbit, or small pet at the PHS!  Find out everything you need to know about adopting your new friend on the PHS Adoption FAQ page. Then check out all the PHS shelter animals that are available for adoption online - there are dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals, all waiting for their forever homes!  You can even print the adoption application and bring the completed application with you when you visit the shelter to choose your new pet!

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The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also has an amazing Mobile Outreach Program.  The PHS Mobile Outreach Unit is a 33-foot motor home that visits communities throughout the Los Angeles area and the surrounding areas.  The PHSshelter on wheels” transports the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to shopping centers, events, and festivals throughout our service cities. Known for bringing a selection of adoptable dogs and cats, the outreach unit also carries current information on spay/neuter services, area wildlife and other programs and services. You can follow the latest activities of the PHS Mobile Outreach Unit on the weekly On the Road with Marlin blog. Find out if the “shelter on wheels” will be visiting your neighborhood or community event soon!


Interested in volunteering?  The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA volunteer programs support every function of the organization. Volunteering at PHS makes a direct, meaningful difference for hundreds of companion animals and wildlife. There are so many ways that you can help – working directly with animals in the shelter, taking adoptable animals to off-site events, pet therapy visits in the community, photographing shelter animals, helping at the shelter shop, etc. – there’s a volunteer opportunity to suit every skill and interest!

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If you aren’t able to volunteer your time, you can support the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA with a donation.  There are many ways to give today to help the animals in the community. Donations, in any form, help PHS to continue their mission of compassion and care for all animals.  You can join the Constant Companions monthly giving program, make a bequest to PHS, participate in your employer’s workplace giving or matching donation campaign, make a tribute gift in memory or honor of a special person or pet, become a member of the PHS Heroes Circle, or donate online.

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You can also purchase items or gift cards from the PHS Wish List to help care for shelter animals and wildlife, to stock the PHS Pet Food Bank, and to support the many PHS programs and services in the community.  Each and every gift makes a difference.

You can also support the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA - and have a lot of fun – by joining the 17th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk on Sunday September 27, 2015, at Brookside Park, 480 North Arroyo Blvd, adjacent to the Rose Bowl.  PHS hopes to raise $400,000 to help provide food, shelter, and medical care for the nearly 12,000 homeless animals that they take in each year.

Pasadena WWW_PosterThousands of people and their dogs are expected to take part in the walk. Form a team, join a team, or register as an individual. Walkers can choose either a one-mile or three-mile route around the outside of the Rose Bowl stadium before enjoying a free Pet Expo at Brookside  Park. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Brookside Park. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Pet Expo will be open until 1 p.m. The Pet Expo will feature K-9 demonstrations, a variety of pet product booths, food trucks, and canine contests.

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Registration is free.  Participants are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by creating personal web pages through Wiggle Waggle Walk website and asking family, friends and co-workers for donations. Non-walkers, and those unable to attend the event, can also create fundraising web pages through this site. Entrants who raise $75 will receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk T-shirt.

Participants do not need a dog to join the Wiggle Waggle Walk fun, just a desire to help animals. So get your walking shoes on and grab a leash!

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PetravelR™ urges you to support your local shelters and rescues by adopting, volunteering, and donating. And remember that spaying and neutering helps reduce overpopulation and makes your pets better family member! 

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