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Tobey’s Tale

Categories: Adoption Stories
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It was around the time of my birthday and my best friend wanted to help me adopt a small dog. He thought it was important that I have a tiny new family member. I thought it was not only important but necessary to my sanity. You see, at the age of 26, I was diagnosed …

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Sweet Toby is good for his adopter’s heart and soul

Categories: Adoption Stories

Adopter Regina says her dog Toby is good for her heart – literally. “Four years ago my husband Ian suffered a major stroke,” Regina says. “Two weeks later our dog died without warning. This was a hard blow. In one swoop I had lost love and companionship. We have no children, no one to help …

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Fairy-tail Ending For Young Kitten

Categories: Adoption Stories, In the News

Thomas Jefferson, TJ for short, arrived at PHS as a stray over the 4th of July weekend. This young kitten weighed just over 1.5 pounds and suffered from a treatable skin condition that caused fur loss with inflamed and itchy skin. TJ’s skin condition did not affect his spirit. He was outgoing, friendly and VERY …

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Scrappy Takes the Stage

Categories: Adoption Stories
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I adopted Scrappy in October of 2009. I went to Pasadena Humane Society after the loss of my cat “just to look”. I was initially interested in older dogs with the intent of giving an animal that might not find a forever home a loving environment. After looking at many animals and inquiring inside, I was pleasantly …

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Our Howie

Categories: Adoption Stories
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We adopted “Howie”, a nine-year-old poodle-terrier mix, on, aptly enough, Mother’s Day. I saw his picture on Facebook and he reminded me so much of my dog, Lucky, whom I lost to cancer 12 years ago. We completed the application and took it down on May 7th. Kevin, the adoption counselor, said Howie was out …

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