If you love roses, you’re gonna love the one we picked for you!


Rose is a beautiful 7-year-old red Pit mix who loves everyone. She’s very loving and comfortable around people, and she truly loves affection! She even leans against her kennel door so you’ll pet her. She’s polite and gently takes treats from your hand.


Rose is not a not picky gal. Just give her something comfy to lounge on (and some belly rubs) and she’s happy! She’s potty-trained and well-suited for an apartment or a house with a yard. She likes some dogs, but not all, so a meet-and-greet is a must.


Rose could stand to lose a few pounds, but when she finds her forever home, she’ll have more room to do her workouts.


Roses are red. Violets are blue. We know this sweet girl is perfect for you! Adopt Rose (A086706)!


Would you wait three weeks for the love of your life? That’s all it would take for Abby to figure out that you’re her best friend in the world.


Abby came to the shelter back in March with her sister Sweetums. Sweetums was pregnant and went into kitten foster while Abby was shy and unsure about humans and went to socialization foster. She’s now thriving in a hectic home with people, kittens, dogs, turtles, snakes, fish, and other cats–including her sister!


Abby loves to be pet. If any part of your body gets near her she will rub against you like there is no tomorrow. You might get stuck petting Abby forever as she’s more likely to let you know she’s upset that you stopped petting her than anything else. She also loves to sit beside her people and lean against them, though she’s not a full-fledged lap cat just yet. She truly loves being around people, even though she’s so shy at first. Abby gets along well with both dogs and cats, provided they are low key and don’t chase her around.


Abby’s special circumstances mean that she will be a little bit… shall we say… upset for the first two or three weeks in her new home. She’s still desperate to be pet in new situations, but she’s also unsure of her surroundings and prefers to be pet with a towel-covered stick. Once she realizes the same people and animals will regularly be around (and won’t eat her), she’ll all of a sudden decide to explore her new home and your lap! What’s two or three weeks of shyness when you’ll have such a great cat for the rest of her life?

If you’re interested in a very sweet cat, or maybe two very sweet cats, Abby is currently being fostered with her sister Sweetums. They’re no longer bonded, but they do get along well together! If you’d like to meet sweet Abby or her conversational sister Sweetums, email their foster mom Dana at burbank.monster.kitties@gmail.com and she’ll help find a time that works for everyone.


Stevie is an eight-year-old, gray and white, Domestic Shorthair with a chip on her shoulder. The first time you meet Stevie, she will not be impressed. Once you bring out the can of food though, oh boy! Stevie is a very independent cat with a big personality.

At the shelter, Stevie can be a bit irritable, but once she is in a home she is a very calm and loving cat. She likes to be pet (on her terms), and loves to lord it over ribbon and feather toys. Mostly, Stevie likes to live the dream and nap all day with occassional breaks to eat.

Stevie had an eye injury in the past which makes one eye look a little off. That doesn’t slow her down and she needs no special medical care for the condition. It simply adds to her charm and her tough-girl persona.

Stevie is very low-maintenance and tolerates other cats but would prefer her own space. She would not do well with children as she needs folks who understand that when she is done playing or being pet she is completely done.

If you’re looking for a sassy, assertive feline friend, don’t drop by to meet Stevie! You can set up an appointment by emailing socialcatsvbas@gmail.com. Stevie would make a great companion and liven up any home. Adopt Stevie, A081111!


And the Miss Congeniality award goes to…

Oona, the Labrador/Pit mix!

Oona is 6 years-old and the stand-out among  her comPETitors. She’s friendly, smart, obedient, and fully house-trained. Her favorite hobbies are fetching, running, and playing. She loves belly rubs and requires daily walks.

Here’s what the other contestants have to say about her…


“This mild-mannered girl is a great friend! She loves to be by your side. Oona is a joy to have around and she has a lot of love to give!

Small children:

“Oona has a lot of energy! Because she’s so spirited, she’s a little too much for us, but it doesn’t make her any less lovable! She’s great with kids who are 10 years-old and up, preferably with some dog experience.”


“We’d rather not comment.” (Some contestants can be so catty!)

Even the judges agree! If you’re looking for a loving and loyal pet, Oona takes the crown! Adopt Oona, A053179.


You can’t have a name like Honey without being super-sweet!

Honey is a beautiful 3 year-old Terrier mix who absolutely LOVES people! She loves being around people, cuddling with them, and of course getting treats from them!

Honey is full of energy and loves to play. Due to her size and energy level, we recommend only kids 12 years and up in the household. She doesn’t do well with other dogs, so it’s best if she’s the only pet.

We’re happy to report that she’s responding very well to training, but an experienced owner is a must.

Sweeter than sugar, better than candy – adopt Honey (A083299)!


Say hello to Darla!

This beautiful, chocolate & white point Siamese mix is just the sweetest. She came to the shelter very shy but after being in the Socialization program she is more confident & enjoys exploring her surroundings. She gets along with other cats and will sit on your lap & cuddle once she gets to know you.

Darla (A082167) would love to be in a quiet, adult only home where she can acclimate at her own pace and become the loving cat that she is destined to be. Would you like to meet Darla?  Please email socialcatsvbas@gmail.com to set up an appointment!

FEATURED PETS: Tiger and Sharkie

“The Mystery of the Long-Term Shelter Dogs”

lt seems we have a real-life whodunnit at the shelter – or rather who-didn’t-do-it – which has us baffled. Here are the facts of the case:

—Tiger and Sharky are bonded 5-year-old Pit Terrier mixes who love each other very much.  They’ve been at the shelter for a year and eight months.

—We interviewed their friends who say they’re loving and a joy to be with! They adore people and like respectful, older kids. Even their next-door neighbors say they’re friendly, but agree a meet-and-greet is a must.

—When we questioned small children and cats, however, they agree that an adult-only home is preferred. Hmmm…interesting.

—A witness observed them enjoying a lively game of fetch and views them as excellent walking partners. Because of their puppy-like energy, they need daily exercise. However, after playing, witnesses report these merry mutts become laid-back lapdogs!

If you have any information leading to a forever home, please visit the shelter to help us solve this mystery and adopt Tiger (A059458) and Sharkie (A059459)!


This gorgeous six year old calico is a member of our Cat Socialization Program.  Susie experienced some trauma before coming to the shelter, so she is a bit shy. She would love a quiet home with an experienced and patient cat person.  Once she gets to know you, she comes out of her shell and loves to get scratches on her neck and the top of her head. (She’s actually a real sweetie.) She also very curious and enjoys playtime.  Show her a wand toy and you will both have a blast as she puts her hunting skills to work!


Susie has made tremendous strides in our socialization program and is looking for someone who knows and loves cats who can give her the time to settle in and get to know you at her speed.  To learn more or meet Susie (A083625) please emailsocialcatsvbas@gmail.com to set up an appointment!


Benji and Cleo are a sweet and well mannered pair of bonded German Shepherds.  Benji is a 8 year old male, and Cleo is a 5 year old female.  These two adore each other, and would love to meet you too! They’re very devoted to each other and need to go to a home together.  We’re not sure how they are with other dogs, so a meet and greet is a must. They’d make a great pair of walking partners and a couple of great companions!  Come and meet Cleo (A085324) and Benji (A085323) today!


Say hello to Libby!  This lovely 3 year old lady is the best of both worlds:  She’s mellow, but active! She’s a great hiking partner and responds well to kids over 12.  She’d be a great dog to take on walks, and is super chill once she is out of her kennel. But she also loves snuggling up afterwards.  She’s a smart girl and already knows “sit” and “lay down”. Check out our lovely Libby (A085459 ) and make her part of your family today!


Louie and Lizzy are 6- and 8-year-old Chihuahua mixes you’ll be excited to come home to. And with these cuties, the feeling is mutual!

They’re great with kids 10 years and up. Sweet and gentle, they can’t resist showering you with kisses. They also love laps (sitting on them AND running them!).

They enjoy playing with each other and chasing each other around, so having a yard is ideal. Despite all the frolicking, they’re easy to walk on a leash. Louie and Libby take time to stop and smell the roses – and lots of other things!

They’re very clean and appear to be housebroken.

This duo is double the fun and double the affection. They’ll make fabulous companions for anyone! Adopt Louie (A086175) and Libby (A086174)!