Adopt-a-Pet Show

The VBAS and Burbank Animal Shelter staff work together on each production of the Adopt-a-Pet show, which is yet another means for us to highlight shelter residents and find them forever homes.

Take a moment and watch this week’s show!

Adopt-a-Pet showcases dogs, cats and rabbits that are available for immediate adoption.


In a continual effort to increase awareness about the VBAS, the Burbank Animal Shelter and our roles within the community, the VBAS hosts and attends a number of community events throughout the year. From our Vaccination Clinic to Burbank Police and Fire Service Day, we look to provide education on animal-related topics that include pet healthcare, pet safety, training tips and so much more. Next time you see the VBAS sign around town, stop by and see what information we can offer you.

Pit Bulls

The original Pit Bull is a mix between the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Pit Terrier.  The American Pit Bull is a mix between the Bull Dog and the English Terrier. There is a wide variety of looks to the Pit Bull, which is why so many other breeds are confused with the Pit Bull. Click on the image below to learn more fun facts about this highly misunderstood breed.

Wildlife in our Community

Wild animals are your neighbors. They naturally fear humans and keep their distance—so long as they remain fully wild. Many people do not realize the harm in feeding wildlife. You can help spread the word by sharing educational materials from the Keep Me Wild web site with family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else who shares the habitat with wildlife. Click the link below to learn more about coexisting with wildlife in our community.

Keep Me Wild

City Paws Newsletter

Published three times per year, the VBAS City Paws Newsletter is another tool in our mission to educate the public about issues relating to animal care and concern. Staffed entirely by VBAS volunteers, this publication features successful adoptions; recent and upcoming community outreach events; health and safety guidelines for all types of animals; canine training tips; and items of current interest. To receive the latest issue by email, contact the PR Director, Amy Chen.

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Public Relations

Appearances on local network television stations are used to promote adoptions and provide education, such as seasonal pet safety tips. Articles in community newspapers feature an adoptable pet of the week and as well as deal with pet first aid, typical behavioral and safety concerns. Each month flyers are also distributed to animal-friendly businesses that outline a special needs shelter resident, upcoming events or pet safety tips. When you are getting a coffee, purchasing pet food or checking out a book at the library, look for these free publications. If you own a business that would be interested in having these flyers on-site, please email your request to