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Magic Kitty

Categories: Adoption Stories
Magic’s winding road to forever began when he arrived at PHS as a one-month-old kitten in May 2016. He and his siblings were raised in a foster home, but he had a tough time gaining weight and growing strong. With intensive medical care, Magic began to flourish in his foster home and soon returned to the shelter …

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Wiggins and Lestrade

Categories: Adoption Stories
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
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
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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