When dogs in and around the Glendale area are in need of help, there are always plenty of animal lovers ready to lend a paw. Glendale Humane Society is probably the best known of the dog rescue groups in the area, and this small non-profit has been helping unwanted animals find their forever homes for almost 100 years!
Founded in 1924, Glendale Humane Society is one of the region’s rare no-kill shelters. It gives unwanted, abused, and neglected animals the care and shelter they need while they wait to find a loving, devoted owner. With a mission to provide a compassionate haven for dogs and cats, it’s matched thousands of at-risk fur-balls with their perfect human companions.
Delta Rescue is another group committed to saving the lives of animals in the Glendale area. Delta stands for Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals, and this no-kill shelter offers a unique refuge for animals in need. Its sanctuary is a 115-acre mountaintop ranch located in LA’s high desert area, which is home to 1,500 animals.
With a focus on rescuing pets that have been abandoned or born in the wilderness, Delta Rescue also has one other key difference to most animal welfare groups — it cares for its rescue animals for life! Rather than being adopted out, these animals get to live out the rest of their lives in comfort at the sanctuary.
Can you hear the pitter-patter of paws? It could be the sound of the annual Wiggle Waggle Walk, which steps off in Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl each September. Run to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society, this grrr-eat community dog walk and fundraiser attracts thousands of dog lovers and their canine companions. There are one-mile and three-mile routes available, with water stations along the way to ensure that all people and pets stay hydrated. To top it off, there’s also a Family Festival that coincides with the Wiggle Waggle Walk, with contests, demonstrations, vendors, and live entertainment guaranteed to provide hours of fun.
Looking for fun, affordable, family-friendly entertainment this Halloween? Look no further than Eagle Rock Bark, a volunteer-run Halloween and pet adoption event. The schedule for this woof-tastic festival is so jam-packed that we can’t fit it all in here, but highlights include a doggie costume parade, doggie kissing booth, kids’ costume parade, live entertainment, trick or treat village, the LAPD K9 unit, food trucks, and plenty of freebies! Entry is free for all ages, so grab your pet and check it out.
Have a fun day out and raise funds to benefit brave animals in uniform at this pet-acular event. Held at the Johnny Carson Park in nearby Burbank, the Family Fun Day is a jam-packed day of community activities that benefit the Burbank Police Department’s K9 and mounted units. There are plenty of entertaining community activities on offer, including a car show and a delicious pancake breakfast, as well as police department demonstrations and adoptable animals from the Burbank Animal Shelter. If you’re looking for the paw-fect excuse to spend an exciting day in the park with your furry friend, this is it!
Does your pooch love the dog days of summer? Does he love getting wet any chance he gets? If so, why not take him along to the annual Doggie Splash at Burbank’s McCambridge Pool. For two paw-fect hours, the pool is open only to friendly dogs, with no humans (other than lifeguards on duty) allowed in the water. It’s grrr-eat fun for all the dogs and often just as entertaining for owners, as there are few things more enjoyable than watching a big group of canines splash and frolic in the water. It’s the ideal way for you and your pet to say farewell to summer, so get ready to dive right in!