Adopt Your New Best Friend During “Free Adoption Day”

PASADENA, Calif. (July 11, 2023) – – Pasadena Humane will hold a “Free Adoption Day” on Saturday, July 15, sponsored by Gabrielle Bruveris. 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. 

This big adoption event comes at a critical time for Pasadena Humane. Summer is the busiest time for shelter intakes. And this year, we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of animals entering our shelter compared to the previous few years. 

“Our shelter is very full right now,” said Dia DuVernet, President & CEO of Pasadena Humane. “We have hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens and critters of all ages. We are calling on the community to adopt a new best friend as more animals continue to come in daily.” 

Pasadena Humane’s Free Adoption Day in June resulted in over 120 adoptions, which shelter officials say was a record for one day. “We were able to find loving homes for an incredible number of pets,” adds DuVernet. “Records are made to be broken, so we are hoping this event will result in even more!” 

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. 

Residents of Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Pasadena, Monrovia, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena will need to purchase a license for dogs over 4 months at the time of adoption. Licensing fees vary by city. Bradbury also requires a pet license for cats. 

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.  

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