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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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Sally & Crystal

Categories: Adoption Stories
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Jennifer Taylor adopted two cats from PHS in October 2015, and wrote in to let us know about their lives together! Jennifer only wanted to adopt the hard to adopt cases, so she sought out older cats. Thank you Jennifer for giving our amazing older cats a great home! Jennifer’s story: “I am 61 years …

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Wondrous Willow

Categories: Adoption Stories
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Breed ambassador, kitten socializer, and office dog extraordinaire are just a few of the many roles Willow has embraced since her adoption from PHS. But sweet Willow’s future wasn’t always so certain. In the summer of 2015, our animal control officers picked up a 10-year-old pit bull tied to a stop sign in Monrovia. Willow …

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