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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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Luck Be a Ladybird

Categories: Adoption Stories
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Ladybird Johnson bounces happily around Carmel Beach, pausing every few steps to look up at her owner running alongside her. This three year old Chinese Shar Pei seems nothing like the shy, fearful dog Lexi Kent-Monning and Lucas Cotterman first met three months earlier at PHS. Ladybird hid from behavior staff in the back of …

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