Pasadena Humane Launches ‘Big Dog Summer’

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First published in the June 16 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Pasadena Humane is launching a “Big Dog Summer” adoption promotion to encourage adoption of one of the many wonderful large dogs currently waiting for a new home at the shelter.
The adoption promotion runs through June 30 and will feature $50 adoptions for all dogs 40 pounds and over.
While big dogs may be larger in size, many can make excellent pets for apartment dwellers or those living in small spaces. With training and regular exercise, big dogs can be calm and quiet in the home. More active large dogs are wonderful jogging or hiking buddies. Plus, you’ll feel an extra sense of security at home and while out on walks with a big dog.
“Big dogs have so much love to give, but are often overlooked in shelters,” said Dia DuVernet, president and CEO of Pasadena Humane. “By adopting a large dog during our ‘Big Dog Summer’ promotion, you will be helping a pet that is truly in need. Shelters throughout our area are full of big dogs. If you are considering adopting, now is a great time.”
If adoption is not in the cards, there are other ways to celebrate “Big Dog Summer.” Consider fostering a large dog in need at Pasadena Humane or your local shelter.
If you are already a big dog owner, enjoy summertime activities with your pup such as early morning hikes, trips to the dog beach or cooling off with a pupsicle (a frozen dog treat).
All adopted dogs will be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Adopted dogs will receive a free health exam at a participating veterinarian and adopters will receive a discount at the Pasadena Humane Shelter Shop. Also, adopters living in the Pasadena Humane licensing service area can get a dog license at the time of adoption.
Adoptions are by appointment only. Potential adopters can view available dogs and make an appointment at pasadenahumane.org/adopt.