No Place Like Home Challenge

Through the month of March, we are participating in the No Place Like Home Challenge through Maddie’s Fund! This month, all animals who are returned to their owners will be offered a $10 microchip and free engraved ID tag. In addition to encouraging practices that help return lost animals to their homes more quickly, we are also eligible for a grant that will allow us to help even more animals in need.

We’re so glad we can help animals find their way home. Here are just a few of the happy reunion stories we’ve been a part of this month:


Ringo was found walking around by himself in Altadena, wearing a blue jacket and no collar. Luckily, one of our staff members saw him posted on PawBoost and contacted his owner. She rushed over and was reunited with her 14-year-old pup just hours after he went missing! In a Pawboost update, his owner wrote, “We found our dear Ringo thanks to the help and kindness of my fellow Altadena community. Ringo was found and taken to [Pasadena Humane] where they saw my post on here and contacted me. They took great care of him and I am so grateful for them. Thank you.”


When a good Samaritan came to Pasadena Humane with a lost dog they’d found in Angeles National Forest, our customer care team immediately scanned the dog for a microchip. Fortunately, she had one! We discovered that her name was Valley, and she’d been adopted from us in 2012. We contacted the number on the chip, and human and dog were reunited just hours after Valley had initially gone missing.


Nathan had been looking for his missing dog for awhile – three weeks – until he saw Bane show up on our web site. Bane was very scared in his kennel, but was so happy to see Nathan! Bane finally went home – right after he got his microchip and new ID tag.

In just the first half of March, we’ve helped to reunite 39 animals with their owners!

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