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Mrs. Fannie Kessler founded the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society in 1924. The ideologies of this society revolve around Mrs. Kessler’s fight to protect animals from being abused.
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society has succeeded thanks to the generous monetary and non-monetary donations that have come from individuals like you who have appreciated their selfless efforts. Their number one mission is to make sure animals aren't condemned, but rather given a chance to live a life full of love and compassion.
You can find a list of the available animals online or by visiting the shelter yourself. There's an adoption form that requires approval. After you're approved, you get to personally meet with any animals you want to adopt.
You must introduce the pet to the members of your household before the adoption. If you're trying to adopt dog and you already have other dogs, you must arrange a meet between the new dog and your existing dogs to ensure a safe, happy environment for everyone.
After the meet and greet session with your new dog, you can go ahead and adopt.
If you live around San Gabriel Valley Humane Society and want to adopt a dog that's over three months old, the adoption process requires you to license that dog.
The adoption fees at San Gabriel Valley Humane Society are as shown below:
Your adoption fee covers age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, and spaying/neutering.
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, here's 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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
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.