Free Adoption Day
Join us at Pasadena Humane on Saturday, September 24 from 10am-2pm for Free Adoption Day sponsored by the Spence family and Petfinder Foundation! Adoption fees will be waived for all available dogs, cats, and critters. Adoptions include spay or neuter, a microchip, and age-appropriate vaccines. No appointment necessary. Regular adoption screening applies. We will not be offering meet-and-greets between pets, so please leave your family pets at home.
Seniors for Seniors
Our Seniors for Seniors program enables people age 60 and up to adopt pets age 5 and up free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the Pets for the Elderly Foundation.
Of course, most pets at age 5 (like most humans at age 60!) are hardly over the hill; on the contrary, they’re just hitting their stride, and the Seniors for Seniors program—besides offering financial assistance to our more experienced adopters—gives an extra boost to the terrific middle-aged cats and dogs, who are sometimes overlooked by shelter visitors.
Pets for Vets
We offer fee-waived adoptions and vaccines for all active duty and retired military personnel. Adopters must show military ID at time of adoption to qualify.
Our workshops and webinars for animal lovers and pet owners give you the chance to strengthen your bond with your pet and understand peaceful coexistence with wildlife while learning valuable new skills! Dates, times and cost vary.
Coyote Safety Workshop
Concerned about neighborhood coyotes? Interested in learning how to help keep them away? Then join one of our upcoming Coyote Safety Workshops! In this interactive workshop, our expert Wildlife Manager will share information about the urban coyote, demonstrate humane hazing techniques, and get you involved in a variety of activities so that you can peacefully – and safely – coexist with coyotes. Kids and families are welcome!
Sunday, October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Register here.
Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Register here.
Kids For Animals Club
The Kids for Animals Club offers kids ages 7 to 11 an enriching after-school opportunity to experience the Pasadena Humane shelter. Kids club will meet once a week for six weeks– every Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Each week, students will explore topics that include animal welfare, shelter work, animal-related crafts or games, and supervised animal interaction. At the end of each session, the students will have a celebratory event to reflect on what they have learned. Pasadena Humane Kids for Animals promotes compassion and care for all animals while encouraging participants’ tolerance, confidence, and adaptability.
Academy at Pasadena Humane
Pasadena Humane’s Academy offers kids ages 12 to 14 an in-person opportunity to learn about animal care, behavior, health, art & enrichment. At the end of each session, the participants will have a greater understanding of what it takes to pursue careers in animal welfare. Participants will be able to interview staff, learn about the kennels, tour the medical clinics, and observe animal behavior and care while earning volunteer hours. Pasadena Humane Academy promotes compassion and cares for all animals while encouraging participants’ tolerance, confidence, and adaptability.
Session beginning Tuesday, October 25: Register here.
These in-person sessions offer scouts the opportunity to earn an exclusive Pasadena Humane patch by participating in education, enrichment and service. During this 75-minute program, scouts will learn about animal body language as well as safe and respectful ways to interact with animals. In-person Scouts will go on a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about pet care and how Pasadena Humane cares for the thousands of domestic and wild animals that come through its doors each year. Scouts will end their program by making a craft for the shelter animals they connected with while at the shelter.
Scout Sunday is geared towards scouts ages 5 to 11 (Daisies, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts). Each date can accommodate one scout group of up to 20 scouts with 2 adult chaperons.
Various dates available. Register here.
Pasadena Humane is more than a shelter; we are a resource for all animals in the community. Join us for a guided tour to learn more about how we help animals in need. During this hour-long tour, you’ll hear about our history, programs, and services while viewing adorable dogs, cats and critters looking for new homes. The tour will start at the Animal Resource Center. We’ll then travel through the Neely Cat Center and dog kennels learning more about the animals in our care. The tour will end at the Shelter Shop.
Tours are appropriate for all ages and limited to 15 guests.
Tours will be held on the first and third Saturdays and the second Thursday of each month. Please sign up here.
Mobile Waggin’ Adoptions
The Wiggle Waggle Wagon (The Waggin’) is our 35-foot shelter on wheels that brings adoptable pets, services and information about Pasadena Humane to the community. The Waggin also serves as a satellite emergency command post in the field.
The Wiggle Waggle Wagon is made possible by generous donations from the Flora L. Thornton Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Petco Foundation and the Donald Slavik Family Foundation.
Email us at email@example.com to ask about a stop at your business or organization.
Check out the full Waggin’ schedule here.
Age-appropriate presentations are available to schools, scouts, and other community groups. Presentations can be held onsite at Pasadena Humane or at any facility within our animal control service areas of Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. You can choose from a variety of subjects including bite prevention, pet behavior, wildlife and animal-related issues. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626.792.7151 ext. 114 to request a presentation.
Please note, presentations are not available from June through August.
The Pasadena Humane outreach team regularly attend fairs, festivals and conventions to bring information about our programs and services out to the community. Check out where we’ll be next.
To inquire about booking us for your next event, email email@example.com.
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