Adopt a New Pet During “Free Adoption Day”

PASADENA, Calif. (June 14, 2022) – – Pasadena Humane will hold a “Free Adoption Day” on Saturday, June 25, presented by the Capital Group. Adoption fees will be waived for all available animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets, and reptiles. The shelter, located at 361 S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, will open its doors for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is needed.

As the shelter fills with animals during the warmer months, it is essential to find new homes for pets as quickly as possible. This is especially true before the 4th of July, when dogs, cats and other animals are easily frightened by the loud booms and bursts of fireworks and may run away. The shelter hopes to free up as many kennels as possible to prepare for the increased number of stray and lost pets arriving around the upcoming holiday.

“Help us empty the shelter during this critical time,” said Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane. “And remember to keep your safely indoors this 4th of July, wearing a collar with a current ID tag.”

Last year’s Free Adoption Day event resulted in 86 adoptions–21 dogs, 50 cats and five critters. Remarkably, every available cat at the shelter was adopted during the 2021 event.

“We are so grateful to everyone who adopted during last year’s event,” added DuVernet. “It was a great day for the animals in our community, and one we hope to replicate this year.”

All dogs and cats adopted from Pasadena Humane are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have received age-appropriate vaccines. New adopters will receive a complimentary wellness exam with a partner veterinarian and a packet filled with information about how to care for their pet.

The event is open to residents of any city looking to adopt a pet. Regular adoption screening applies. Free onsite parking is available. Overflow parking is available at Del Mar Station for a fee.

The animal shelter plans to hold additional free adoption days and adoption promotions throughout the summer months, including Big Dog Summer, happening now. All dogs 40lbs and over are $50 to adopt through the end of the month of June.

To view animals for adoption and see upcoming adoption promotions, visit