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Old 08-27-2008, 08:57 PM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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We are thinking of adopting a new dog for our family. Our current dog is a mutt who was a rescue and he is a sweet, mellow dog that we have had for over 10 years. Our hope is that we can adopt a young dog (preferably less than a year old) so some our old dogs good behavior will be passed on. You know, "old dog teaches the new dog tricks" kind of thing. Any way, I want to find out if anybody has recent experience with the dog adoption scene in the Pasadena area. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:21 AM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Mutts and Moms are in Pasadena. That's where the Ellen Degneres got the doggie that caused the big holabaloo earlier this year. There is also a humane society if I remember. There should be others if you google.

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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The Pasadena Animal Shelter is very nice. Our dog ran away and was turned in there and they were so helpful in getting him back to us.

We adopted through the Recycler and had the best dog ever for 11 years until he got cancer.

Dawn
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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My sister went to Pasadena and she was somehow referred to the big shelter out in (Simi Valley?). Someone correct me if they know where this place is. She adopted a gorgeous girl that was set to be executed (red listed i.e. been there too long) and named her Bella. She's wonderful. My dogs are rescues but I didn't get them from either place.
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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Thanks guys. I think we are going to check out the Pasadena shelter this weekend, it's run by the Humane Society.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Hoppin' thru the forest !
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Here is the link to view the dogs at the Pasadena Humane Society :

Pasadena Humane Society - View Pets for Adoption and Lost & Found Pets (http://www.phsspca.org/view_pets.htm - broken link)

I went there a few times, looking for a dog and the place is very clean ! I was very happy to see that !
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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Default Pasadena Animal Shelter - Awesome place

My wife and I adopted our dog there. Very nice, clean, and they check out people thoroughly before they let them adopt a pet.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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This weekend we visited 2 animal shelters just to get an idea of what was going on. On Saturday we went to an LA County shelter in Baldwin Park, a completely overwhelming experience. Row after row of caged dogs, most of them 3 or 4 to a pen. This place was completely inundated with animals, the sounds and smells were enough to knock you flat. The place felt completely understaffed, most of them seemed to be doing the best they could and you had the feeling they were doing the most that they could to help these poor creatures. There were some "government employee" types, especially in the office. After we acclimated ourselves to the enviornment we spent over an hour looking at the dogs and meeting a couple of them, we did pick one out but didn't take it home as it had to be fixed, etc. The fee for adopting a dog at a county shelter is rock bottom, around $50 with license, chip, getting the dog fixed, etc. Also there are plenty of animals to choose from, it just takes some patience and persistence.

On Sunday I took my son to visit the Pasadena Humane Society shelter. This place is worlds apart from the Baldwin Park shelter. It's clean, doesn't have the overwhelming smell, the dogs are generally one to a pen and the property itself is very nice. The staff at the Pasadena shelter is also very profesional and attentive. It's much easier to take your time and look at the dogs in Pasadena. We found another dog we liked in Pasadena, we have to go back with the entire family plus our current dog to "meet" our potential new dog to make sure that everyone can get along. The fee at the Pasadena shelter is higher at $110 which includes getting the animal fixed, preliminary shots and a microchip. It doesn't include a rabbies shot or license.

We are going to adopt the dog at the Pasadena shelter (assuming our family visit goes well). We will call the county shelter back and let them know we can't take that dog.

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Old 09-01-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Below the fray
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Folks, please consider adopting from the public shelter. They can't help it that they're understaffed and overcrowded. They operate on tax dollars and so are an easy target for budget cuts, while trying to manage a never-ending problem. Bless everyone who adopts homeless pets.
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