Week of November 9-13

Categories: On the Road with Marlin
Carol and Nesa enjoy a sweet moment at the Jackalope Fair
Carol and Nesa enjoy a sweet moment at the Jackalope Fair

It was another successful weekend! On Saturday we were at the Jackalope Arts and Crafts Fair at Central Park, up the street from the shelter. Hundreds and hundreds of people from all over the area attended and we brought many adoptable dogs. A family from Pomona was at the playground in the park when one of their kids pointed out to her mom that “Chloe” sure looked like their dog “Heidi.” Because they had lost their dog several months ago, we checked. Sure enough, this was “Heidi,” who is back with her family. Another family became very interested in “Nesa” and finalized the adoption on Sunday.

On Sunday, we were scheduled to be in 2 places at the same time: the Jackalope Fair and PetSmart for their National Adoption Weekend. Kim from Humane Education volunteered to help the group at Jackalope and I took another group over to Monrovia. We all met up at the Mobile Unit and picked up ten dogs for the day!

The Jackalope group walked their dogs over to Central Park and I drove over to PetSmart. A couple came to PetSmart to meet “Prada” and fell in love at first sight. Long story short, “Prada” is now in her new fur-ever home!! Thanks to our volunteer handlers and our dedicated staff for their work with “Prada” all these months! As the day was winding down, the family that adopted “Ricky’s” brother decided to take Ricky as well. What a good weekend!

Coming up next weekend: On Saturday, November 19, we will be at Pasadena City College for their annual Million Meals Marathon Drive where they collect people food and dog food for the Thanksgiving holidays. We will be there from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. On Sunday, November 20, we will be at the Petco in Pasadena located at 845 S. Arroyo Pkwy, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About Marlin Miller

After my first entry, people have been asking, “Who’s Marlin?” Briefly, I am the Mobile Outreach Coordinator for PHS. I drive the 33-foot long Mobile Unit and squeeze it into impossible spaces at a variety of community events. Inside, we have kennels for adoptable dogs and seats for enthusiastic mobile volunteers. We happily motor off to events every Saturday and Sunday and a day or two during the week as well. At these events, we display around 40 informational sheets or flyers and showcase our adoptable dogs while representing PHS. We are in such demand that our event calendar is booked several months in advance!