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Pasadena Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that, through its alliances and support programs, promotes the health, care, and humane treatment of pets and animals in the Greater Los Angeles area. Its funds come exclusively from donations to support animals from 11 animal control contract cities, as well as other shelters across Los Angeles.
Compassion and care are the cornerstones of Pasadena Humane Society. Since 1903 they've been working to rescue animals in need and raising awareness of animal abandonment. In fact, at their very beginning, Pasadena Humane Society also supported the adoption process for orphaned and abused children.
Since narrowing their focus to animal rescue, they've undertaken projects such as a new shelter, a spay/neuter clinic, and a center for humane outreach activities.
Today, Pasadena Humane Society offers a safe transitional location for all types of domestic pets.
As an open admission center, they receive a large number of shelter animals. For this reason, their volunteer and fostering programs are vital to sustain their commendable work.
If you're looking to adopt a pet from Pasadena Humane Society, here's some important information about their process:
Adoption fees at Pasadena Humane Society are as follows:
Pasadena Humane Society also has a "Seniors For Seniors" program where senior citizens can adopt senior dogs and cats for free.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, rabies vaccination, a free health exam, microchipping, a cat carrier if you opt for a feline friend, a 10% discount in the Pasadena Humane Society Pet Store, and discounted training classes.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, below you'll find some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.