National Adoption Weekend
From May 20 to May 22, adoption fees for large adult dogs (40 lbs and up, six months and older) are waived during our National Adoption Weekend event, thanks to Best Friends Animal Society and Bounty! Plus, adoption fees for adult cats and adult dogs under 40 lbs (six months and older) are half off. Adoptions are by appointment only.
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.
Kids For Animals Club
The Kids for Animals Club offers kids ages 7 to 11 an enriching after-school opportunity to experience Pasadena Humane. Kids club will meet twice a week for four weeks– every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Each week, participants will explore topics that include animal welfare, shelter work, and animal-related crafts or games, as well as a supervised animal interaction. At the end of the program parents and guardians will be invited to see what the kids have learned.
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, and enrichment. At the end of the program, the participants will have a greater understanding of what it takes to pursue careers in animal welfare. Participants will be able to help in the kennels, interview staff, tour the pet medical clinics, assist with tours, and learn about animal behavior and care, all while earning volunteer hours. Pasadena Humane Academy promotes compassion and care for all animals while encouraging tolerance, confidence and adaptability among participants. These sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.
Circle Time at Pasadena Humane
Join Pasadena Humane as we take you and your preschooler on a fun-filled animal adventure! This four-week in-person program includes animal-themed songs, music, and special furry friends. This is a great opportunity for children (ages 3-5) to share their thoughts, sing songs and socialize with other children, all the while gaining a better love and understanding of the animals around us!
Scout Sundays: Full
Scout Sunday is an in-person learning experience offering 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. 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 shelter animals.
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 15 scouts with 2 adult chaperons. Cost per session is $225.
Animal Adventurer Workshop: Do you want to be a vet?
During the 75-minute workshop, kids will get the opportunity to speak with a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and learn about the field of medicine as it relates to animals. They will also learn and get hands-on practice with animal first aid. This workshop is aimed for kids ages 7 to 12.
Junior Vets Summer Camp: Full
Join Pasadena Humane for our in-person Junior Vet Summer Camp as we explore a world of companion animals and urban wildlife. Students will learn about animal behavior, veterinary medicine, and wildlife, while meeting furry friends along the way. Junior Vet Summer Camp has offerings for 2 age groups and will be limited to 15 participants each session.
Register here for this event on June 20, from 8:30a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ages 7-11: SOLD OUT
Register here for this event on July 11, from 8:30a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ages 12-14.: SOLD OUT
Register here for this event on July 25, from 8:30a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ages 7-11: SOLD OUT
Barks & Arts
For educators: In this program, school groups are invited to read and enjoy art-based activities with a certified Pet Therapy Animal at Pasadena Humane. Barks & Arts is intended to promote creative skills while promoting compassion and care for all animals.
*This program is intended for elementary and special education classrooms.
This program will be returning Fall of 2022. Check back for available dates.
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.
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