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Easter Egg Hunt on 4/19

Stop by the Shelter Shop this Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt! Easter Eggs will be hidden throughout the store. Search for one and find a surprise treat inside for your animal companion. Customers can search for one egg with purchase of any item at the Shelter Shop.

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PHS Closed on Easter

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will be closed Sunday, April 20 in observance of the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. If you have an animal-related emergency, call 626.792.7151. Glendale residents please call toll-free 818.240.9100.

Easter & Passover Pet Tips

As the Easter Bunny makes its way from home to home leaving festooned eggs throughout the garden and decadent sweets for children to eat, it's important for pet owners to exercise caution to avoid any "eggs-citement" during this celebratory time of year.

Easter lilies are highly toxic, and, in fact, can be lethal to cats. All members of the Lilium genus produce a chemical - present in all parts of the plant - that can damage a cat's kidneys. Even water from the vase the lilies stand in is toxic to cats! Easter lilies, stargazer lilies and Asiatic lilies are the most hazardous. (Calla lilies and peace lilies are not a part of the Lilium genus; therefore, they're harmless to cats.)

Candy with Xylitol, an artificial sweetener, as well as all forms of chocolate can be toxic to cats and dogs, too.

If you believe your pet has ingested any of these, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

For Passover, simply substitute your pet's regular pet food for Kosher foods. Make sure the food doesn't contain any chametz, which is any food product, or byproduct, made out of the five major grains - wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt. The Shelter Shop carries Evanger's Vegetarian Dog Food that can suit your pet's diet during this holiday.

As cute as baby chicks and bunnies are during this time of year, we don't recommend giving them as gifts. If your child wants a chick or a bunny, start them out with a plush animal toy. They're just as cute and don't require all the time, attention and care as real baby animals do.

If you have any questions, call us at (626) 792-7151.

National Puppy Day is March 23


National Puppy Day is Sunday, March 23! Puppies are a wonderful addition to any home, but they do come with a lot of responsibility. Starting your pup on the right paw is important for its development; therefore, we’ve added two new classes — Puppy Social and Puppy Preschool — along with our ever popular Puppy Kindergarten class to our training curriculum. Topics include potty training, mouthing and nipping, learning basic commands and much more! Your pup can even play with other puppies in class. Fetch more information at or call 626.792.7151 ext. 155. Classes start the week of March 24.

If you’ve adopted a puppy from PHS send us your story and a high-resolution photo to Your story could be featured on our website and social media sites!

Also, celebrate National Puppy Day with 10% off all puppy items at the Shelter Shop. From collars, crates and leashes, to specialty foods, accessories and more the Shelter Shop has everything for your pup.

Phone system temporarily down

We are experiencing difficulties receiving phone calls. We are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

UPDATE 3/10/14: The phone system has been restored. Please report any animal-related emergencies to our regular phone number: 626.792.7151. Thank you for your patience.

Celebrate St. Paw-trick's Day at PHS

“A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your best four-legged friend at the Shelter Shop. Have your dog’s photo taken and receive a picture frame with purchase of any item. Don’t miss this golden opportunity on Sunday, March 16 and Monday, March 17!


While supplies last. All proceeds from the Shelter Shop sales benefit shelter programs. The Shelter Shop, our expanded pet store, is located on the corner of Del Mar Blvd and Raymond Ave at 361 S. Raymond Ave. Shelter Shop hours: Monday-Friday 10-7; Saturday 9-5; Sunday 11-5. Free underground parking is available onsite.

Pet Safety During Rainstorms

Heavy rainfall is predicted in the next few days. As you take precautions for your family, include these for your pets:

  • Keep pets warm and provide a dry place for them to sleep.
  • Pets may be frightened by thunder. Play calm music or turn up the TV volume to help diffuse loud noises.
  • Secure windows, doors and gates so pets cannot escape, if frightened.
  • Make sure pets are wearing current ID tags so PHS can contact you if they come into the shelter. PHS also recommend pets be microchipped.
  • Always have an emergency pet kit ready. Visit for things to include.

World Spay Day is February 25

World Spay Day is Tuesday, February 25. This worldwide event focuses on the importance of spaying and neutering pets to halt pet overpopulation.

"Spaying and neutering animals is best way to stop the tragedy of pet overpopulation," says Steve McNall, president and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

McNall offered following the facts for pet owners:
  • Neutering a pet will not change its personality. Your pet may be less likely to show aggressive behavior associated with mating.
  • Spayed and neutered animal companions are typically healthier and can live longer than unsterilized pets.
  • The big “snip” or “fix” will not make your pet lazy or fat. Overfeeding and not enough exercise will do that.
  • Spay and neuter surgery is not expensive. PHS provides affordable prices to all pet owners, regardless of their city of residence.
  • Sterilizing pets leads to fewer unwanted dogs and cats in shelters and on the streets and less euthanasia of unwanted animals.

The Pasadena Humane Society has expanded its affordable spay/neuter program to all pet owners, regardless of their city of residence. The shelter sterilizes owned cats, dogs and rabbits through its public spay/neuter (SNiP) program. PHS recently opened its spay/neuter services to all pet owners with its new Animal Wellness Clinic in January. In addition, PHS welcomes Dr. Annie Li, SNiP Veterinarian, who has extensive experience in high-volume spay/neuter clinics, as well as Dali Colorado, SNiP Coordinator, who joins the shelter from high-volume, homeless cat clinic FixNation. For more information visit or make an appointment by emailing The Animal Wellness Clinic is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only and is located at 361 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.

About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. For more information, visit

About World Spay Day

World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter as a way to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street. For more information, visit .

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