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Wiggins and Lestrade

Categories: Adoption Stories
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My name is Mathilda and I am 10 years old. Me and my mum went to get some cats from the PHS. I said that I liked a black cat named Corbin but she refused. A few days later my mum went back and surprisingly got Corbin who we named Lestrade and another cat whom we named Wiggins, …

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Happy Birthday, Max!

Categories: Adoption Stories
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Ten years ago we brought home our “Max” after adopting him from the Pasadena Humane Society (PHS). We had gone to PHS in search for a dog to join our family.  Our kids at the time were aged 7, 5 and 1 and our oldest son Adam especially was wanting a dog.  We knew we …

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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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