FEATURED PET: Eve

Two-year-old kids like attention, and this 2 year old sweet kitty is no different. Except she’s the opposite of the terrible twos. . . we’d say she’s the touchy-feely-come-pet-me-and-gaze-into-my-eyes twos. That’s Eve, a beautiful brown and white domestic shorthair tabby who is approximately 2 years old and ready to hang out with people. That’s right, she likes, no, loves people!

 

This super affectionate and super playful gal is social and sweet and would make an awesome friend for someone as the only cat. Because hey, who wants to compete for mom’s (or dad’s) attention anyway? And speaking of attention, she’ll let you know when it’s petting time by rubbing your legs or sitting up properly and staring at you until you notice! She loves cheek scratches and will collapse in your hand as soon as you start giving them to her.

 

Eve’s come a long way from when she first arrived at the shelter. Back then, she wasn’t very socialized, she was scared and could be a bit aggressive. But with the patience and help from the VBAS Cat Socialization Team working with her every day, she’s really blossomed. Now, she’s very sweet, easy going and incredibly loving and playful.

 

Oh, and by now you may have noticed her distinct feature. . .her big ears. These Rabbitish ears give her even more character and cuteness. Adopt Eve! (A073544)



Meet our newest foster dog, Mr. President…aka Max!

Pssst.

Mr. President is too shy to ask for himself, so we’ll do it for him. Will you be his new best friend, please?

We know, we know. Mr. President is a big name for such a little dog – and he agrees! As soon as he moved in with his foster mom, he quietly tugged on her shirt and asked politely if she could call him Max, please. He’s a big admirer of fellow Jack Russell Terrier Max from the movie “Secret Life of Pets.” That cartoon dog went on so many adventures – and our little Max is hoping that someday, he’ll be brave enough to go on adventures, too!

He just needs a little help to reach his full potential. See, he’s kind of timid right now. It’s just such a BIG world, and things move SO fast! He hopes that having a best friend will help him gain confidence, and open his eyes to how wonderful life can be. Like walks – did you know how FUN walks are?! Max has only just discovered it himself, but now he loves accompanying his foster mom on strolls around the block or when she’s running errands.

But Max is happy to stay in, too! He’s a fan of the quiet life, which means he’s happy to snooze on a couch. He’s not SO sure about this “snuggling” business yet – humans are awful big. But he wants to learn everything he can about this world, and he’ll happily follow you around the house to see what you’re up to – and does what you’re up to lead to CHEESE? Boy, he hopes so. Max LOVES cheese! (That’s another great thing he’s learned!)

A quiet, patient household is just what this 2-year-old Jack Russell needs to blossom into the wonderful dog we all know he is. If you’d like to be this gentle fella’s pal and become his best friend, please email vbasfosterinfo@gmail.com today!

 



FEATURED PET: DALLAS

Save your money on dog toys and kiddie pools because Dallas is one Labrador Retriever/Pit Terrier mix that doesn’t really go after toys or water. And that’s okay. She would rather hang by your side or even walk right next to you without being told. She’s that smart! She’s super sweet, cuddles and loves attention. She can also sit and is learning to stay. Perfect!

One volunteer described Dallas as “a mild-mannered angel,” however she doesn’t care for smaller animals (cats, rodents, birds), because she gets the urge to chase them, showing her “retriever side” we guess. You can stop her pretty easily, but it’s probably best if she’s in a house without those temptations. She may do well with other dogs however.

Come see this lovely 5-year-old lady and see if she’s a match for you!



FEATURED PETS: CROCKETT AND AVERY

Crockett and Avery are a bonded pair in search of a loving owner. They’re 7  years old and are looking for a nice home to spend their golden years in.

Crockett is an intriguing mix of Shepherd, Sharpei, and Rhodesian Ridgeback. He loves to be petted and enjoys endless belly rubs. He’s very loving once he trusts you (the belly rubs should help). He’s the protective type, so you’re guaranteed to have a guardian angel by your side!

Avery is a beautiful Lab mix. She’s also very affectionate and loves everyone who gives her attention. She’s very sweet and she has an endearing head tilt. The cause is unknown, but it’s definitely permanent. Our veterinarian didn’t see any signs of infection and suggested she could’ve had a small stroke at some point. This cutie is resilient, so it doesn’t affect her quality of life.

As much as they like humans, kids in the household should be 8 years old and up. We’re unsure if they get along with other dogs.

They’re an absolute delight and they’ll bring their lucky owner much happiness! Please adopt Crockett (A082753) and Avery (A082752).



Mr. President

Mr. President is looking for a loving, supportive family to show him that this world isn’t a big, scary place. It’s obvious that Mr. P wants so badly to love you, but he’s a shy boy. A quiet, patient household is just what he needs to relax, gain confidence, and learn to enjoy the finer things in life: long walks, snuggling up to his loved ones on a chilly morning, and barking at squirrels!



Pew Pew

Pew Pew is the purrrfect cat!! He absolutely adores getting attention and loves playing with his brother and sister. He loves to hold a conversation with you with his raspy meows! Often you will find him murmuring to his food while he eats. He will come running when called for his food, but is patient and won’t wake you in the middle of the night crying for food. He’s a very happy guy!! Pew Pew gets along with other cats very well. From the very first day we knew he was special. Everything you are looking for in a cat is here with Pew Pew!

To learn more about Pew Pew, please contact Shelley at shellbates@yahoo.com.



Squeaks

Meet Squeaks! This handsome blue-eyed baby with big white paws is ready for your home! He’s rambunctious, curious and loving. His big ears remind us of Yoda or Skippy Jon Jones! He loves to curl up on your lap and get pets. The best part is he doesn’t meow, he squeaks!!

To learn more about Squeaks, please contact Shelley at shellbates@yahoo.com.



FEATURED PETS: GORDI AND FINN

2 year-old Gordi and 4 year-old Finn are bonded buds and unfortunate victims of a divorce. Instead of being fought over, they were turned over. They’re looking forward to finding a good home to spend their nine lives in.

 

Gordi and Finn are big, friendly house cats who welcome new friends. They’ve been around children and lived with dogs, so they can live in harmony with a variety of species.

 

They’re a little sad right now, but we’re sure they will perk right up and be back to their happy selves once they find a new home.  Could it be yours?

 

They’re lovely boys and very easy to take care of. Come by and check out a perfect pair of chilled-out chums. We know you’ll love Gordi (A083123) and Finn (A083124)!



Mia

 

 

 

 

 

6-year-old love muffin Mia’s on the lookout for her forever family. Are you looking for a happy pal to accompany you on hikes and backyard play time? Mia could be the dog for you. House-trained, friendly, outgoing and well-behaved in the home – and at the workplace! But Mia’s favorite place to be? The pool! Fill up a kiddie pool in your backyard and watch this gorgeous pup splash around like a silly otter!

When you adopt Mia, you also get free individual or group training sessions from one of our recommended trainers. Every family has a different way of living and training helps both you and Mia find the best path to a happy home.
Email vbasfosterinfo@gmail.com to meet Mia and she can show you the progress she’s making with “sit” and “shake!”



FEATURED PET: BROWNIE

Have you ever seen a smile like this? Brownie is one happy dog. And when you meet him, you’ll be grinning ear to ear too!  He’s a very sweet Lab/Sharpei mix, and probably the most spry 10-year old dog you’ll ever meet! He loves people andloves to cuddle. He might do well with other animals and kids, however a meet-and-greet is a must.

Don’t let his age deter you. Brownie is a fun and fabulous dog!  Adopt Brownie (A081340).



FEATURED PET: Mia

Get your tail up and get moving with Mia!  She’s a red and white Pit Bull Terrier girl, full of energy, waiting to find her high-octane human partner!  Mia is very pretty and the perfect size for all sorts of fun outdoor activities, like hiking, running, camping… the list goes ON!  Her amber eyes and adorable white chest patch will keep you motivated, when there are miles to go!  So, if you’ve got what it takes, and are ready to love a sweet, furry pup, then mix it up with Mia, A076891!



FEATURED PETS: BRUCE AND GIDGET

While toughing it out on the streets as strays, Bruce and Gidget joined an infamous kitten gang when they were mere tots. As part of their initiation, they found a loving foster home to live in. The goal was to gain the owner’s trust, steal their catnip, then make a clean getaway.

 

But while planning their heist, Bruce and Gidget were socialized with children and other cats. Over a short time this bonded pair settled right in and grew to trust everyone. The two “went domestic”, turned into affectionate purr machines, and became fine, upstanding kittizens!

 

Now they’re 6 months old and have moved on to the shelter for adoption! They do not show very well in their cat condo, but they’re guaranteed to be loving pets once they get to their forever home!

 

This sweet bonded pair is ready for a brand-new life. Adopt Bruce (A081827) and Gidget (A081141)!



FEATURED PET: LINUS

Linus is a handsome 6-year-old Lab/ Pit mix that’s looking to nuzzle his way into your heart! He’s a strong and active boy, so he’d be a good companion for an active home that can give him daily exercise and some basic training. Whether it be playing in the yard, going for a hike, or accompanying you on a run, he soaks it all up! Once he’s burnt off some of his energy, you’ll never find a more personable and loving cuddle bug. Linus loves hanging out with people, but we haven’t found another dog that he gets along with yet. He might do well with a docile female dog, so a meet and greet is a must. Head on down to the Burbank Animal Shelter and check out Linus, A081558!



FEATURED PET: ZEUS

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Senior Class Superlatives!

MOST POPULAR – Zeus!

This class clown is an 8 year-old Mastiff mix. He looks like he can scare off intruders, but he’s extremely friendly and loves affection! He’s good with dogs, kids, and even cats. He loves everybody and everybody loves him!

MOST HANDSOME – Zeus!

Who can resist his rugged good looks and beautiful, shiny coat? Not to mention that adorably goofy face that’s just begging for smooches!

MOST LIKELY TO…GET AN EAR INFECTION? – Zeus!

Okay, so nobody’s perfect. That’s why there’s no category for it!

Zeus is in good health, except for a pesky ear issue. Since it’s chronic, it’ll need to be addressed by a vet on a regular basis. And, as with any large breed, he’ll most likely need medication for hip and joint issues in the future. But it’s a small price to pay for such an amazing dog!

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED (at making an awesome companion)

ZEUS! (A081349)



FEATURED PET: JAKE AND PORTIA

And now for the latest celebrity gossip…

Jake, the dashing 9 year-old Doberman who’s taking Hollywood by storm, was seen in the park with his co-star, Portia, during what appeared to be a play-date.

Portia is a beautiful 4 year-old Basenji/Chihuahua mix.  Portia wasn’t available for an interview, as she gets nervous around new people and needs time to warm up.

This park sighting was unusual, since both are indoor dogs!

In their latest film, Jake and Portia are a sweet bonded pair grieving over the loss of their owner. As they emBARK on a journey to find a loving adopter at the shelter, they meet many dogs along the way – most of whom they get along with.

No one deserves a happy ending more than they do, so adopt sweet pair Jake (A030808) and Portia (A072583)!

 



Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser September 9th!

Hey, whatcha doing for breakfast the morning of, Sunday September 9th?  

Why not come have pancakes with us?

We’re holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the VFW Social Hall at 1006 W. Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.  

Pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, toast OJ and coffee are on the menu, and there will also be raffles for all sorts of cool stuff!  

Tickets are $10 at the door, and all funds raised go to help the animals at the Burbank Animal Shelter.  

So come on down to the VFW Social Hall the morning of September 9th and have some yummy food for a good cause!  We look forward to seeing you there!

(And if you can’t make it, feel free to make a donation here.  We’ll send you a virtual pancake!)

 



FEATURED PET: Bison

Bison is an 8-year-old mastiff-mix who has it all!  He’s super-smart, fully trained, and knows multiple commands.   This lovable lug is great with people of all ages, but he’d be best in a family with kids 13 and up.  He loves kids, but he doesn’t know his own strength or size when he gets excited, so he may knock them over.  (And watch out for his tail!) Bison is a very social dog with people, but must be the only pet in the family.  If you’re looking for a loving and happy companion, come adopt Bison, A079397.

 

 



Sparkle

Sparkle is a sweet, but slightly shy 1-year-old Domestic Shorthair who has been roughing it long enough. She came to us as a stray, and while that was fun for a while – hanging out with the cool cats, chasing mice until all hours of the night –  with that came uncertainty and insecurity. Being an affectionate, loving cat, she realized it was more important to have someone to come home to. Sparkle is very happy to be back around humans again and longs for the simpler things in life, like lounging in a windowsill, playing with a ball of aluminum foil, and quietly contemplating the state of the dog population.

 

If you’re looking for a loyal companion, and want to help an animal get back on her paws, adopt Sparkle (A082262)!



Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

Where: VFW Social Hall. 1006 W. Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank CA 91505

What: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!

When: Sunday September 9th, 2018. 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Tickets: $10 at the door.

Breakfast Menu: Pancakes, Eggs, Bacon, Fruit, Toast, OJ, and Coffee

We’re holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, September 9th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the VFW Social Hall at 1006 W. Magnolia Boulevard.

In addition to lots of yummy breakfast food, there will be raffles for lots of cool stuff!

Tickets are $10 at the door.

All proceeds benefit the animals at the Burbank Animal Shelter

Can’t make it to the breakfast? Have a virtual Pancake and donate HERE instead!

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Turbo

 

 

 

 

 

Turbo has a lot of energy demonstrated by running and playing around the house with his friends and sibling. He likes to play with the other cats and kittens and even my dog! He will sit on your lap and sleep, but only when he is exhausted. He loves to play with several of his mouse toys. He purrs like crazy when being held and while sleeping with you. He has not been around little children and may be a little rough with kids under 12. To learn more about Turbo, please email Bonnie at bonjiebonbon@aol.com

 



FEATURED PET: PRINCE MALACHI

Prince Malachi isn’t really a prince, but he deserves to be treated like royalty. This 10 year-old Domestic Short Hair lost his owner suddenly, and is a bit traumatized from the separation. He’s a sweet boy who’s looking for someone to chill out with and keep him company. He needs an experienced cat owner with no children, and plenty of love and support.  If you’re looking for a good friend, adopt Prince Malachi (A080806).



FEATURED PET: MIKI

Miki is a handsome 5 year old black and white German Shepherd / Husky mix with gorgeous maroon eyes. You’d be hard pressed to find a dog more loving and friendly! Although he’s not a fan of cats, he’s great with kids over the age of seven and can flourish in homes with other dogs, but they’ll have to meet him at the shelter first.  Miki is the perfect companion for an owner with an active lifestyle.  This playful boy will need exercise daily! He sometimes enjoys expressing himself vocally, so no apartments please. If you’re ready to add a loving furry friend to your household, come check out Miki, A059034.



FEATURED PET: SHYLA

You can’t help but be a little jealous of Shyla’s beautiful brown and black locks! This 8-year-old is a very sweet girl, but she’s a little upset about the latest turn of events. Shyla was abandoned with three other cats in a laundry room. A change of venue and a little affection should get her back on track to being an awesome companion! Adopt Shlya (A081535).



Emo

 

 

 

 

 

Emo was found on Buena Vista St. in early June and taken to the Burbank Animal Shelter. He was sad and didn’t like people (and had the most adorable spitty hiss whenever a person tried to get near him). He was fostered with a family with kids. Within three days, he snuggled and gave his first rusty purr. Nowadays, Emo is a confirmed cuddler. He has an easy purr and a devastatingly handsome glare. He is playful and loves his peacock feather toy, but he’s also a snoozy little guy who loves dozing near his people. Emo is a homegrown Burbankian just like Tim Burton, and he would be a gothic, elegant, loving addition to a family with or without kids. He is fine around other cats. Please reach out to brockwaymetcalf@me.com if you are interested in adopting this magnificent beastie.

 

 

 



Chase

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! My name is Chase. As you can see, I’m a dashing orange tabby with white markings. My foster mom says I am very handsome, which I totally agree, sweet and calm. I love to play and cuddle as well. To learn more about me, please contact my foster mom, Irene, at marisolorozco2181@gmail.com

 



Summer

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! My name is Summer. My brother, Winter, and I got to go to our foster homer together! We love to play with each other as well as other kitties. I’m told it takes me a while to warm up to others, but after that, I’m all love! You have other cats, dogs, children? Not a problem! I get along well with all of them! I would love to find a home together with my brother, but I’ll do fine with other companions, or just alone.

 

Please contact my foster mom, Joseline, if you would like to know more about me! 917-379-7905 or Joselinegomez@hotmail.com

 



Winter

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! My name is Winter. My sister, Summer, and I got to go to our foster homer together! We love to play with each other as you can imagine. I’m told I am very nice, extremely playful and quite loving for my breed. You see, I am an Abyssinian mix. I’ll play all day and cuddle all night. Perhaps the other mix is the dominant gene! If you have other cats, dogs, or children, It’s not a problem! I get along well with all of them! I would love to find a home together with my sister, but I’ll do fine with other companions, or just alone.

 

Please contact my foster mom, Joseline, if you would like to know more about me! 917-379-7905 or Joselinegomez@hotmail.com



Tiger

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Tiger! I’m a big goofy male orange tabby kitten with big ears. (My dad says I’ll grow into them eventually!) I love to run and play and zip around the apartment so much that my foster dad sometimes calls me fireball. I’m a super playful guy, love to bat at and chase toys, and *love* to play with my littermates. I also get along great with my foster dad’s adult cats. I’m super athletic, love to climb the cat tree, and one day I *will* catch that red laser dot!

When it’s bedtime, I love to curl up with my siblings, or with my foster dad on the bed. I’m very social and would love to be adopted to a home with another cat (or two).  I’d think I’d be ok as a single cat if my new family gives me lots of attention.   Come meet me and see how awesome a little cat I am! Contact my dad, Chris chris@thevbas.org

 



Boots

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Boots! I’m a calico female with striking markings. My foster dad says I’m a real cutie, and I think he’s right! I love to zoom around, play with my siblings, Misty and Tiger, and bat around my toys as well. I’m a very curious kitten and have the sweetest personality, but I can be a little shy. I’m getting braver every day and if you give me just a little time, I’ll come up to you and purr up a storm when you scratch my shoulders. My dad says with a little attention from my new owner I’ll wind up being a full-time lap cat! (I’m already sneaking into his bed at night when he’s sleeping, and I sit on his lap at breakfast and dinner time.) If you can be a little patient with me, I guarantee I’ll wind up loving you forever.

I also love other cats! I’m friends with the two adult cats in my foster home and I’m especially fond of my brother Tiger and sister Misty. I’d be super happy if you adopted me with one of my siblings, but I’ll also be happy going to a home that already has another cat. I’ll be happiest when I have a friend!

So, what are you waiting for? Contact my foster dad Chris chris@thevbas.org and come meet me!



Misty

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Misty. I’m a super sweet dilute grey and orange female Tabby/Calico kitten. I like toys, I like other cats and I like to follow my foster dad around like a shadow! I will sing for my supper, and I play and goof around with my siblings Tiger and Boots like the happy go-lucky kitten that I am! I need a little bit of time to warm up around new people, but once I get to know you I’ll purr up a storm. I also like to snuggle on the bed at night.

I’m very fond of my littermates Tiger and Boots, and I’d be happy if you adopted two of us together. I’ll also be happy if I go to a home with another cat. (I love to follow my foster dad’s cat around!) I’ll be happy as long as I have a furry friend.

If you’re looking for a special new best friend, adopt me! Contact my foster dad Chris chris@thevbas.org today!’



FEATURED PET: ELENA

Elena is a 2-year-old black and white Domestic Shorthair. When you meet her, you’ll see she’s as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She’s an incredibly loving girl who really likes to cuddle. She’ll sit on your lap and purrrrr the night away!  Don’t let this fine feline get away! Adopt Elena (A080591).



Eyebrows

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone! My name is Eyebrows because I have some serious eyebrows going on. So far, I haven’t found a single thing in life to be afraid of. I love grumpy old cats, hyperactive chihuahuas, and every person who walks through the door. I like to play with everything from actual cat toys to… well, anything you leave on the floor! I also love to cuddle all the time and will happily perch under your chin and nap while you watch TV on the couch. I’m very social so I would prefer to have someone to play with during the day, and if you’re looking for two companions, my brother Toupee would be a great choice to keep me company! If you’d like to meet me, please contact my foster mom at dana.leigh.brand@gmail.com or stop by a kitten fair!



Lauren

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! My name is Lauren and I come from a litter of ten brothers and sisters! My foster mom is caring for me and my two brothers, Gregory and Humphrey. I may be the only girl, but I hold my own pretty darned well! In fact, I can be a bit of an instigator which often leads to a wrestling showdown! I am also very curious, and I love to explore. Once I have my heart set on something, or being somewhere I shouldn’t be, you better distract me with a toy or I’ll carry out my objective! I am cuddly, and I absolutely love belly scratches, which always bring about loud purring.  I may do fine by myself, but I would prefer having a companion to play with. To learn more about me, call or text Carla at 818-216-5477



Humphrey

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! My name is Humphrey and I come from a litter of ten brothers and sisters! My foster mom is caring for me and my two siblings, Gregory and Lauren. I just love playing with them! We have lots of fun wrestling and playing with some very cool toys like mice and crinkly balls. I’m told I am the sweetest, most cuddly, kind, affectionate and gentle of the bunch. You can pick me up and I will stay in your arms until you’re ready to put me down. I get lots of hugs and kisses and I really like it! My foster mom likes to hold me in her arms and cradle me like a baby, the same way she holds Gregory! I may do ok by myself, but I would prefer having a companion to play with. To learn more about me, call or text Carla at 818-216-5477



Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! My name is Gregory and I come from a litter of ten brothers and sisters! My foster mom is caring for me and my sister, Lauren and brother, Humphrey. I just love to play with them! We have lots of fun wrestling and chasing a string with these colorful feathers on it. Of course, other toys are fun too when my mom can’t taunt us with that feather!  I’m told I am very cuddly, kind, sweet and gentle. I get lots of hugs and kisses. As a matter of fact, my foster mom likes to hold me in her arms and cradle me like a baby. I really like that, and you can hold me as long as you like! I may do fine by myself, but I would prefer having a companion to play with. To learn more about me, call or text Carla at 818-216-5477



FEATURED PET: STELLA

Stella is a brown and white Tabby/Domestic Shorthair who we estimate to be around 6 years-old. She’s a very shy girl and she’s looking for the perfect companion to help bring her out of her shell. Once you give her time to warm up to new people, you’ll see her adorably sweet personality. Stella prefers a quiet, low-key household and requires a patient, experienced owner in an adult-only home. She does not get along with dogs. She might get along with other cats. If you’d like a lovely animal to spend time with, adopt sweet Stella, A079655.



Katniss

 

 

 

 

 

Katniss is a strong female protagonist with a not-so-hidden tender side. She has the face of a baby bobcat, and the purr of a John Deere tractor. She loves to explore and is very affectionate. Katniss likes to “talk” and her purr comes easily and loudly. She’s very fond of scratches behind her ears, sitting on her human’s belly, and nuzzling earlobes and fingertips. Katniss loves hunting peacock feathers and cat dancers! Her favorite napping spot is on top of her cat carrier! Katniss is fond of her foster brother Emo and tolerant of our full-grown cat Loki. She would be an excellent kitten for adults, families with kids, families with cats, but we are not sure about dogs. She has a gorgeous silver and white coat that looks to be longhair, so she will need a good brushing every so often. (Luckily, she LOVES being brushed!) Please contact her foster mom Amie at brockwaymetcalf@me.com if you are interested in meeting this lovely kitty.



FEATURED PETS: TOMAX AND XAMOT

Tomax and Xamont are bonded buddies for life. That’s probably because they have so much in common!  Both are 3 year-old Pit Bull mixes who understand the importance of “me-time.”

They’re very loving and sweet, but neither demands affection from you.  Both know the sit command and can catch food and balls in the air. And boy does Xamot love to play with balls! Tomax likes balls too, but he’s much more food-motivated. As much as both of them love food, they’re gentle when taking treats from your hand.

This perfect pair might be fine with cats. We don’t know how they feel about other dogs.  But one thing we DO know is that you’re gonna love them! Adopt Tomax (A079011) and Xamont (A079010).



Kitten Foster Volunteer

Please continue to this page to learn more about the kitten foster volunteer program!



Adult Dog Foster Program

Actively recruiting Foster Parents for 2018

Ever walk by a kennel and wonder, “Is there really a dog in there? Is it hiding under its bed?” The VBAS Adult Dog Foster Program was established to help dogs like this who aren’t thriving in the shelter environment by placing them in a loving home. 

Foster volunteers house these dogs and provide essential care, supported by the shelter: feeding, socialization with humans and other animals, and medical care. Fosters also promote the dogs in the community and via social media until they are adopted. The program will match dogs that fit their foster’s lifestyle.

Check us out on Instagram to learn about our current foster dogs, and see the work we do:  @vbasdogfoster



Pets for Patriots

The Burbank Animal Shelter is a proud Pets for Patriots adoption partner. Through this program, veterans from all branches of the armed forces, at any stage of their career (including retirement) can adopt eligible pets and receive a one-time $150 gift card to a major pet retailer for pet food and supplies, and a minimum ongoing 10% discount for medical care with any of the Pets for Patriots veterinary partners. 

Pets for Patriots is dedicated to giving the gifts of love, fidelity and companionship to people and pets through companion dog and cat adoptions.

Burbank Animal Shelter animals with the Pets for Patriots logo are eligible for adoption under this great program. If you are a veteran and would like to be pre-qualified, apply here: 
https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-p…/pre-qual-application/ or call: 877-473-8223.

Adoption fees are also waived for all United States Military Veterans at the Burbank Animal Shelter. Veterans must show proof of veteran status either by presenting the shelter a Certificate of Release/Discharge from Active Duty or their retired United States military identification card at the time of adoption. Veterans are limited to a maximum of 3 adoptions capped at a maximum of $1500 in adoption subsidies.

 



Ralphs Rewards Donation Program

Ralphs rewards is a free donation program. When you shop at Ralphs and use your rewards card, Ralphs will donate a percentage of your purchases to the VBAS.

Become a Ralphs rewards member today, and you can save an animal’s life! The more you buy, the higher a percentage Ralphs will donate.

It’s free. You shop. You save. We save… an animal’s life.

We appreciate you taking a few minutes to register the VBAS as your charity of choice today.

To Register or Re-register:

1. Go to www.ralphs.com
2. Click on “Welcome Sign In” in the upper right hand corner.
3. Sign in to or Create an Account for a Ralphs rewards account.
4. Go to “Welcome Valued Customer” section in the upper right hand corner and select “My Account” from the dropdown.
5. Page down to Community Rewards and click Enroll or Edit
6. Fill out or edit your information
7. To designate the VBAS as your charity – Search for NPO #82827 or ‘Volunteers of the Burbank Animal’
8. Click on the button next to “Volunteers of the Burbank Animal # 82827”.
9. Click “Enroll” to finish the process.

PLEASE NOTE: Every September 1st Ralphs requires rewards members to re-register their charity of choice.
Download our flyer to help spread the word!

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Guinevere

 

 

 

 

 

Much like her name, Guinevere is a little queen. She will let you know what she wants and when she wants it. She is the sweetest little girl, who will purr at the sight of you. Guinevere always wants to be around her people, and will follow you from room to room, and insist on being picked up. She also loves to jump on shoulders for a better vantage point. She gets along great with her big foster-brother, Howie, and is good with kids. This little girl would love to either be adopted with her sister Morgana, or go to a home with another cat who can keep her company. If you are interested in adopting Guinevere, feel free to reach out to her foster mom Katie at kheat512@gmail.com



Morgana

 

 

 

 

 

Morgana is a total wackadoodle. She loves to run around and jump out of nowhere like a ninja! The girl has her own style, and she owns it. She is far more independent than her sister, Guinevere, but still loves attention, and will purr at the sight of you. She loves playing with her sister and her big foster-brother, Howie. She would be okay on her own, if given lots of play time and cuddles from her Human but would really prefer to be adopted with her sister or go to a home with another playful cat. If you are interested in Morgana, please feel free to reach out to her foster mom, Katie, at kheat512@gmail.com



BLT

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is BLT. I arrived at the shelter with my brother Bruno and my sister Daisy.

We are very loving siblings. We play together and seek new adventures several times a day.  I overheard our foster parent say that am so sweet and love to cuddle the most.

Please contact my foster mom if you would like to know more about me!

Joseline 917-379-7905
Joselinegomez@hotmail.com



DAISY

Hi, my name is Daisy. I arrived at the shelter with my brothers Bruno and BLT.

We are very loving siblings. We play together and seek new adventures several times a day.  I overheard our foster parent say that I am the most mature one of the group, super friendly and play nonstop!

Please contact my foster mom if you would like to know more about me!

Joseline 917-379-7905
Joselinegomez@hotmail.com



BRUNO

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Bruno. I arrived at the shelter with my brother BLT and my sister Daisy.

We are very loving siblings. We play together and seek new adventures several times a day.  I overheard our foster parent say that I’m the fearless mouser of the group. I love my foster’s dog and cat and even their lizard! My sister is the most mature one, but she is super friendly and plays nonstop! My brother BLT is so sweet and loves to cuddle the most.

Please contact my foster mom if you would like to know more about me!

Joseline 917-379-7905
Joselinegomez@hotmail.com



Hazel

 

 

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Hazel!  I’m a brown and white female tabby and my dad says I’m super cute.  I’m modest, so I’ll agree with him!  I’m also super friendly and a total snuggler. When my foster dad wakes up in the morning I’m always curled up next to his shoulder.  I love people and I love to purr.  (I have a really loud purr too!  Just scratch my shoulders and you’ll hear it!)  I’m very playful and affectionate and get along great with the other adult cats in my foster home (and with my sister Melanie too!).  I love my toys, especially ping pong balls.  Roll one across the floor to me and I’ll bat at it and chase it all around the house.  My foster dad says I’m a real sweetie.  I’m not sure what that means, but I think it sounds good!

It’s time for me to find a home, and I’d be very happy to find one all to myself, or with an adult cat for a friend (or my sister Melanie!).  I’m not fussy!  But I am a real “people cat” so as long as my new family gives me lots of love and attention (and lets me fall asleep on their lap or shoulder) I’ll be happy!

So enough about me!  Time for me to meet *you*!  Contact my foster dad Chris chris@thevbas.org and tell him you want to adopt me!  I can’t wait to meet you!



Sky

 

 

 

 

 

A true beauty awaits you from the Burbank Animal Shelter, and she goes by the name of Sky. This 8-year-old Pit Bull Terrier girl is a lovely lass, with the most eye-catching face! Sky’s pretty mug is split right down the middle; one side is white, and one is gray, to match her two-toned coat. She has a regal-looking presence – but be ready for some big, sloppy kisses! Because she’s a more mature gal, Sky is also a part of our 50% off adoption fees promotion! What more could you want? A great dog, a longtime companion, and a discount to boot! So hustle on over and meet your future furry love. Take home Sky today! Contact vbasfosterinfo@gmail.com for more info



FEATURED PET: BRUNO

Bruno is a big, jolly boy that is long overdue to find his forever home!  He is a blue and white Pit Bull Terrier that loves to play and frolic.  Tennis balls are his toy of choice, keeping his youthful energy pumping at 8 years young!  Bruno has a very sweet personality, adores people, and needs an experienced owner that will exercise him daily and shower him with affection.  His plethora of personality means he must be the only animal in the household, and his adorable video on the website will surely steal your heart!  So, make it official, and bop on over to the shelter to acquaint yourself with a deserving dog named Bruno, A040989!  Furry companions make people happier!



FEATURED PETS: STANLEY

He’s just a super good-looking gray and white Pit Bull Terrier chilling at the shelter, waiting to find love.  This is Stanley.  He’s a young guy, only 1 year old, and ready to be your furry partner in goodness!  Daily exercise and some basic training will bring you two together in ways that only an animal bond can offer.  Stanley is a big boy with a thoughtful mug that wants to be your pup!  Are you looking for a classic breed and a devoted friend?  Stanley, A078035, could be the Pit Bull of your dreams!



FEATURED PETS: CARLEY

This mysterious beauty’s name is Carley. She’s a very sweet 8 year old, but also very shy.  She’s looking for an experienced cat-owner who will be patient with her while she adjusts to her new surroundings. She might get along with dogs that are respectful and well-trained, but we’re not sure how she’ll do with other cats. Carley has a lot of potential and needs a loving companion to help her open up. If you would like to be that special person, adopt Carley, A079085. 



FEATURED PETS: Theo and Annie

Can’t decide if you want a mellow lapdog or an energetic, playful one? Well, how about one of each?!  Theo and Annie are a very sweet bonded pair looking for a new home.  Theo is a 7 year-old Coonhound and the social butterfly of the two. He’s laid back and loves hanging out with the humans.  Annie is a 3 year-old miniature Poodle/Spaniel mix. She’s full of energy, and loves playing with her toys.  Both are well-behaved and get along great with kids older than 5.  They’re looking for a home without cats, and we’re unsure how they’ll behave around other dogs.  If you’re interested in meeting a dynamic duo, come check out Theo, A079077, and Annie, A079078.



FEATURED PET: Mr. Jasper

What’s not to love about this dapper fellow?  Mr. Jasper is a black domestic shorthair cat who LOVES people! He’s very easygoing and very, VERY friendly. He loves being petted, and, boy, does he love to talk!  We think he’s bragging about his recent dental work that gave him a fabulous smile. Nonetheless, just make sure your family (and your neighbors) are cool with a talkative cat.  At 12 years old, he prefers kids 10 years and up. He’s probably fine with other cats, but we’re not sure about dogs. He’s a really awesome guy who deserves a good home. Adopt Mr Jasper, A078354.



Friday

 

 

 

 

My name is Friday. I'm a super playful, loving little girl. I'm also a purring machine! 
I get along well with cats, dogs and kids. I have beautiful long hair that may trigger allergies, so before considering me for adoption, make sure everyone can tolerate me! 
I must remain indoor only. Please contact my foster mom for more information at joselinegomez@hotmail.com



Rocky

 

 

 

 

Rocky was a very sick kitten when he came to the shelter in November. The staff and volunteers nursed him back to health and gave him a lot of attention. While he was pretty skittish and afraid at first, he’s come a long way and is very affectionate and playful when he’s comfortable. In new situations he may need some time and patience to adjust. Rocky would do best in a quiet home with an experienced cat owner. In his foster home the last few weeks he has enjoyed a cat playmate, and has been fine with an older, respectable dog.  If you would like to meet Rocky please e-mail his foster Kristen:  kbt@bluesong.com

 



FEATURE PET: BENSON

There’s a tuxedo-sporting pup awaiting his moment in the spotlight!  Benson is a very good-looking black and white Pit Bull Terrier boy that strayed his way into the shelter.  He is seeking an adult-only home and experienced dog owner with whom to build a forever bond.  This dapper 2-year-old will need daily exercise, basic training, some socialization, and plenty of room to romp!  Benson is a sweet, affectionate boy with a shy disposition at first; he takes a little time to warm up, but once he does, the love fest can ensue!  So get a load of that handsome face, and then hustle over to adopt your new furry co-star, Benson, A076321!



FEATURED PET: Robbie

Cream colored, like an Arizona desert adobe, Robbie will warm up your life with his endearing personality and lovely look.  He is a 5-year-old Chinese Sharpei and Chihuahua mix that needs daily exercise and some fun, basic training.  Robbie is a balanced boy; he loves the affection of human companions, but also enjoys his independence as well.  More mature youths, above the age of 13, and cool, compassionate adults will provide the perfect vibe for this fella.  He can hold a respectable conversation, too, so Robbie’s home should be in a house, not in an apartment complex.  Have you been watching the sands of time go by without a furry friend by your side?  Remedy that right away by adopting a handsome, deserving dog like Robbie, A076303!



Tolula

 

 

 

 

 

Tolula can be shy and timid at first, but once you spend some time getting her acclimated, she turns in to the sweetest, most affectionate kitty! She loves her toes rubbed and cuddles up to you at night. She’s extremely playful and likes to hide around corners to ambush you, but does not use her claws. She likes chasing her tail. Every morning she looks forward to playing with her cat toys and will jump around and around as you wave them at her.  Tolula answers to her name and will come running to you from across the house when called. She’s flipped the light switch on, so if this is a behavior you like it could be encouraged. She may also be capable of playing fetch.  This sweet girl has been around 2 other kittens and has gotten along well with them. She also has been around an 8-year-old boy. She will make someone very happy; her foster family will be sad to see her go.  Please feel free to contact Karen (Foster parent) via email: kittenherding@gmail.com

 



FEATURED PET: Dolly

Stop in today and pick up your furry gray bae!  Dolly is a beautiful feline lass that is only 8 months old and ready for a home!  She has perky ears and pretty green eyes.  Dolly will need lots of kitty playtime and sweet affection.  Are you looking for a perfect companion with independence and grace?  Then a cool cat could be your match.  Adopt Dolly, A075794, and fill your heart with purring goodness!



FEATURED PETS: DERBY

Get excited, because Derby is in the house!!  And, he hopes it has a yard.  This 5-year-old Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix is a high-energy, fun-loving kind of guy.  He has the most beautiful red coat, with amber eyes and cute, floppy ears!  Derby can’t wait to walk, run, and hike all over town with you!  Just check out that grin; he is a sweet dude that enjoys play time – including in water – and will be a blast to train.  He’s also been at the shelter far too long for a dog as handsome and cool as he is!  Make 2018 a year to remember, and kick it off right by adopting Derby, A074611!



Lea

 

 

 

 

 

Lea is a fun, energetic kitten that chases anything that moves. She just loves my dog and adult cats who seek refuge when they need to rest! Lea purrs when picked up and sleeps on my lap when she’s finished playing. Lea will add a lot of excitement to your home.

If you would like to meet Lea, please e-mail Bonnie at: bonjiebonbon@aol.com



FEATURED PET: BATMAN

We consulted with all the super heroes, and have come to the unanimous conclusion that it is Batman‘s turn to find love!  This super handsome brown brindle 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier boy has a jolly, playful personality!  He is very, very sweet and will do well in a home with older, respectful kids.  Batman is a strong, high energy fella that needs daily exercise.  He is the perfect companion for walks, jogs, hikes, ball chasing, kiddie pool jumping, and loads of other fun activities.  Please, no cats in the household, and any other dogs will need a meet and greet, of course!  Don’t let Batman turn four at the shelter; come fall in love and celebrate that precious furry birthday together at home! Check out his video below!
Batman, A071354!



FEATURED PET: Faith

Keep the Faith by taking home a lovely lass called Faith!  She is a 6-year-old brown tabby girl that needs a cat lover in her life ASAP.  Possessing a relatively low-key personality, Faith will do well in a quiet home where she can feline it up around windows, and in laps, and stuff!  She is a sweet girl.  She is a pretty girl.  She’d love to be your girl!  Take a leap and adopt Faith, A077380!



FEATURED PETS: LIBRA

There’s a lovely German Shepherd Dog mix at the shelter, awaiting her moment to find love!  Libra is a 4-year-old female that will make an excellent partner in physical activities… including walking, playing, and the ever-important cuddling.  She is a sweet gal with a pretty face and a short list for Santa: a loving owner to call her own!  Come by and adopt Libra, A077392, just in time for the New Year!



FEATURED PET: Meechi

See the pretty, pretty gray, striped kitty!  What a beautiful looking creature Meechi is!  She is coming up on three years old, and her tabby markings and pristinely pointed ears make her look like a feline to be worshipped.  Just imagine those lovely eyes gazing at you from across the room.  Cats are fantastic, independent pets!  Make your next long term companion a furry one; adopt Meechi, A076711!



FEATURED PETS: COSMO

Meet Cosmo, a lovely feline girl waiting patiently to find her forever home!  If you were to look up the phrase “easy on the eyes”, a photograph of Cosmo could easily be the first-listed definition!  She is a gorgeous brown tabby gal with majestic eyes and a darling, affectionate disposition.  Cosmo is officially a senior cat, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t ready to bond with you forever!  Eleven years life experience is nothing to shake a stick at!  This girl has beautiful history, and her love of human company makes Cosmo a real catch.  She should be fine with older kids, and will flourish in a social, laid back environment where caresses and sweet words flow freely!  Cosmo will respond with plenty of purrs and grateful energy, so don’t waste another moment… adopt pretty Cosmo, A076299!



Capitan

 

 

 

 

 

Capitán is a sweet, lovable, and playful little scamp!  She started off
as a very shy, quiet kitty, and has blossomed into a beautiful and
adventurous little cat.  She comes from a foster home with older children
and two dogs, so she would prefer to go to a home where she won’t be alone
for long hours.  Equally playful and cuddly, she is the perfect kitten to
bring home to your family!  Capitán is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped and ready to go to her
forever home!  For more information, contact:  Fabiola at Kitkathub@gmail.com



Mo

Meet Tiny Mighty Mo! Mo is the smallest but that doesn’t keep her from wrestling her litter mates to the ground. She is the first to approach any humans who come to adore them. She too will spend as long in your lap as you have. This one is perfect for a gentle child, as she has spent many hours in the arms of a 6 year old. If you would like to meet Mo please contact Sally at jschew@sbcglobal.net.



FEATURED PETS: KASHMIRE

Wow!  Introducing the utter show-stopper, Kashmire.  Named for her luxurious tri-colored coat, this gorgeous calico feline is awaiting the arrival of her human co-star!  Kashmire is a lovely green-eyed girl that will need some time to warm up to new people in a cat friendly home.  She’s a longhaired lass that craves companionship and is ready for her close-up!  So, hurry on over and scoop up your own kitty A-lister!  Adopt the beauty that is Kashmire, A076362!



FEATURED PET: Rudy

Pint-sized Rudy is wiry-haired and ready to find love!  This ridiculously adorable Long Haired Chihuahua boy is just a year old and will surely be scooped up in no time.  He has a tan coat, amazingly perky ears, and a face that will make you squeal, he’s so cute!  Apartment living, casual walks around the neighborhood, lap-time television watching… no problem; Rudy likes it all.  So, swing by and get to know this little dude called Rudy, A078078.  ‘Tis the season for great gifts in small packages!



Holiday Matching Gift Program

When: Right now!
What:  Donations to the VBAS will be matched up to a total of $15,000
Where: Donate here
 Thanks to the amazing generosity of a VBAS supporter, this year your gift will have twice the impact: this holiday season, all donations (up to a total of $15,000) will be matched! 
 

         MATCH MY GIFT!!!

 
Please help us make this the best holiday season ever.  Double your gift, double  your impact!



FEATURED PET: Derby

Get excited, because Derby is in the house!!  And, he hopes it has a yard.  This 2-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix is a high-energy, fun-loving kind of guy.  He has the most beautiful red coat, with amber eyes and cute, floppy ears!  Derby can’t wait to walk, run, and hike all over town with you!  Just check out that grin; he is a sweet dude that loves to play and will be a blast to train.  If you’re looking for an active canine partner, then open your door to handsome Derby, A074611!



FEATURED PET: CHILI

Get your adrenaline pumping with your new active pal Chili!  He’s a high-energy brown and white Pit Bull Terrier with a little over 2 years of life experience under his belt.  A very handsome guy, Chili will need daily exercise, hikes, walks, and lots of playtime in the backyard!  He is a super nice boy looking for a family with older kids and no cats.  Chili is a big dog; he’ll be great as the only pet in the house, and will benefit greatly from some focused training and loads of affectionate cuddles!  If you’re ready for some excitement, jump up and get your tail on over to meet Chili, A073437!



FEATURED PETS: DANNY AND SANDY

There’s a darling duo at the shelter jazzed to find a forever home!  Meet Danny and Sandy.  They are perfect-sized little cuties that have adopted each other, and now just need to find someone to adopt THEM!  Danny, A077338, is a white and tan Chihuahua boy with awesome ears, coming in at around 2 years old.  Sandy, A077343, is his sister from another mister, sporting a pure white coat and representing the Poodle Miniature mixes; she is just one year old.  Together these two make a stellar pair, and they cannot wait to grow, love, and play with you!  Scoot on over and scoop them up!



FEATURED PET: Bianca

Beautiful Bianca is a white and black Domestic Longhair cat looking for a loving home to complement her gorgeous fur!  She is about 8 years old and is seeking a quiet life, where gazing out the window and being admired from the couch are among the daily activities.  Older, respectful kids could be alright, as long as they understand the natural independence that felines possess.  Bianca will make a stunning lap ornament while enriching your life with the special companionship only a pet can provide!  So, don’t waste another moment; adopt Bianca, A077082! 



FEATURED PETS: BUCKY

“Age ain’t nothing but a number”, the saying goes, and Bucky knows that he’s a “Number One” regardless!  This 12-year-old black and tan Chihuahua boy is a perfect-sized fellow and cute as a button, to boot!  He will do best in a low-key home with adults that understand the value of affection and relaxation!  Take some time to ponder life with your new buddy Bucky, A076796.  He is available for adoption at half price, because life experience pays off!



2017 Burbank Turkey Trot

What:  Sponsor the VBAS team in the Burbank Turkey Trot
Where:  The Streets of Burbank
When:  The Trot is Thanksgiving day, but sponsor the team now!
On Thanksgiving Day, for the fifth year in a row, many of our dedicated volunteers will be running as team VBAS in the Burbank Turkey Trot to raise money for the animals at the shelter.
Join in and help us by sponsoring a runner or joining the fundraising team :  https://www.crowdrise.com/running-them-home-2017
Questions:  Contact Amy.  vbasamy@gmail.com



FEATURED PET: Patty

What a sweet little love bug is Patty!  Look at her adorable kisser and her beaming smile; this girl is ready for a home!  Patty is a 3-year-old blue Pit Bull Terrier with a darling disposition and a major enjoyment of playtime.  She is seeking an active owner who can instill some solid basic training, along with loads of affection.  Older kids that understand her strength and energy level will be very happy growing up with such a cool dog!  If it’s time to expand the family, look no further than pretty Patty, A077177!  Come in and shake paws with this pooch!



FEATURED PET: April

One look at this little lady and you know that super heroes are real!  April is an 8-year-old black brindle Chihuahua with adorable ears that make her look like she could take flight at any moment!  All that’s missing is the cape, and with Halloween here, that shouldn’t be too hard to find.  April is a darling girl with a regal look and is perfect-sized for tighter living quarters, plus lots of lap time!  So, waste no more precious minutes… jump in the “You Mobile” and hurry to the shelter to scoop up April, A073117!  Everyday Super Heroes Unite!



Penny

 

 

 

 

 

My name is Penny!  I love to purr and cuddle people… in between my copious playful jaunts that is. I like to chase string, nuzzle humans, and climb all manner of things. I am the sweetest kitten in all the land and I’d make a great new member of your family! To meet me please contact Ali at ascherthing@gmail.com



RottenApple907’s Haunted House

When7 pm to 10 pm October 21, 22, 28, 29 and 31.
Where:   907 N. California Street, Burbank
What:  For the 27th year in a row, Burbank’s RottenApple907 is holding their *amazing* haunted house!  Admission is free, but donations are collected and go to a charity of their choice.  And for the second year in a row the charity is the VBAS!!!
Make sure to come out and see this spooky sight, and tell your friends and family!  Last year 4,000 guests came to visit the haunt.  Let’s see how many more we can get this year!
 More info:  http://www.rottenapple907.com/



Low Cost Dog Vaccine Clinic

When9 am -12 pm Sunday November 5
Where: Burbank Police/Fire Department Parking Lot.  200 North Third Street, Burbank, CA 91502
What:  Reduced fee dog vaccination clinic and microchipping clinic.
  • $12 DHLPP
  • $12 Bordetella
  • $6 Rabies
  • Microchip $10
  • Dog license renewal also available

See flyer for further details.



City Paws Newsletter

City Paws Newsletter has gone digital! Here are our older copies in PDF and you can see all our current news here on our site.

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.


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Burbank Police Foundation’s Family Fun Day

WhenSaturday October 28, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where:  Johnny Carson Park.  400 S. Bob Hope Drive, Burbank
What:  A community day of activities, including a car show, police department demonstrations and (of course) animals from the Burbank Animal Shelter, to benefit the Burbank Police Department’s K9 and mounted units



Some Bunny to Love

When:  Effective immediately.
Where:  Burbank Animal Shelter, 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank CA 91502
What:  All Bunny Adoptions are $5
Bunny adoptions are $5 at the Burbank Animal Shelter!  Come on in and find some bunny to love!  Standard screening policies apply.



Fall in Love 50% Off all Animals

When: Effective immediately.
Where: Burbank Animal Shelter, 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank CA 91502
What: All adoptions 50% off!!!
For a limited time, all adoptions are 50% off at the Burbank Animal Shelter! Come in and adopt a new furry friend (or two!).
Standard screening policies apply.



Pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

​Pumpkin is just a little sweetie who likes to cuddle and climb! He was the first one to figure out how to get to the top of the cat tree, and he likes overlooking the world from a perch, which includes your shoulder! Pumpkin is a tad quieter than his brother Bob, but he loves to walk up to you and curl up by your side or on your shoulder (maybe we should have named him Parrot?). While Bob loves belly scratches, Pumpkin loves scratches behind his ears. That really gets him to purr! He also gets along well with my 2 dogs and cat, and I think he’d like to go home with either his brother Bob or a friendly adult cat. If you’d like to meet Pumpkin, please contact me at ktoth310@gmail.com!



Bob

 

 

 

 

 

Bob is a super special kitten, because he’s named after his own tail! Bob was born with a little cotton ball of a tail, but he doesn’t know he’s different! He loves to run around and play, except when he does he looks kind of like a mountain goat hopping around! He loves to be held on his back and cradled like a baby, and will purr like a motor if you rub his belly. He is very curious, and is always trying to sneak out of his room to explore new places! I have 2 large dogs and an adult cat, and Bob gets along amazingly with all of them; he’s never showed an ounce of fear. His fur is so soft, and all he wants to do is hop around and play! If you’d like to meet Bob, please contact me at ktoth310@gmail.com!



Jayden

 

 

 

 

 

Jayden is a very sweet, playful, female kitten. She and her sister have been in foster care since they were tiny, bottle-fed babies. Jayden is affectionate and ready to go to her forever home. Please contact her foster mom if you would like to meet Jayden – kathiegrill@gmail.com



FEATURED PET: Charlie

Pint-sized Charlie boy is chilling at the shelter, awaiting his big moment!  He is a 2-year-old brown, Smooth Coated Chihuahua with a handsome face and fun sticky-out ears!  Charlie seems to get along with other smaller dogs, but will do best with older kids, that don’t dart around too quickly.  He is a darling little fellow, that deserves a loving home where he can experience the beauty of human affection and live his doggy life!  Are you ready to commit to a furry companion?  Then, scoot on over and adopt sweet Charlie, A076664!



Holiday Matching Gift Program

When: Right now!
What:  Donations to the VBAS will be matched up to a total of $15,000
Where: Donate here
 Thanks to the amazing generosity of a VBAS supporter, this year your gift will have twice the impact: this holiday season, all donations (up to a total of $15,000) will be matched! 
 

         MATCH MY GIFT!!!

 

Please help us make this the best holiday season ever.  Double your gift, double  your impact!



Summer of Love

When:  June 23rd to July 8th
Where:  Burbank Animal Shelter, 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank CA 91502
What:  All animal adoptions 50% off at the Burbank Animal Shelter!  Come in in and adopt your new best friend!  Standard screening policies apply.



FEATURED PETS: LAYLA & DOM

Introducing a cute couple of Pit Bull mixed pups, Layla and Dom! These two are a bonded pair that are seeking an experienced dog owner that is lacking in dog right now. They need to be the only animals of the household, which should be fine, because daily exercise and heaps of affection are necessities! Layla has a lovely black coat, is about 3 years old with a sweet, reserved demeanor. Her boyfriend Dom is just over 2, is tan and white, and has a big, bossy personality. Together they are the perfect platonic pair (they are both fixed, of course)! Basic commands like “sit” and “down” are already under their belts; just think of all the tricks you could teach them! Check out their video on the website to get an idea of how fun this duo can be. Also, Adopt the pair at 50% off the adoption fees! It’s two for one for real… With Layla, A055609, and Dom, A069799!



Some Bunny to Love

When:  Effective immediately.
Where:  Burbank Animal Shelter, 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank CA 91502
What:  All Bunny Adoptions are $5
Bunny adoptions are $5 at the Burbank Animal Shelter!  Come on in and find some bunny to love!  Standard screening policies apply.

 

 



Cuts for Mutts Fundraiser

When:  June 4th
Where:  Crowning Glory Hair Studio, 3320 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA 91505
What:  Reduced price human haircuts, all proceeds go to the VBAS!
How: All appointments must be scheduled ahead of time.  Email vbascutsformutts@gmail.com
On Sunday June 4th, Crowning Glory Hair Studio in Burbank is offering reduced price haircuts (for humans, not pets) for $50 (cash only) including shampoo and blow dry!
All funds collected that day will go to the VBAS!
Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time.  Email vbascutsformutts@gmail.com.



FEATURED PET: ARTHUR

Oh sweet, darling, sensitive little Arthur. He is a 7-year-old white Poodle – Miniature mix. His face is made for the movies, his coat is made for modeling, and his personality is made for a compassionate, patient owner. Arthur has some trust issues, which is no surprise, after coming in as a stray. Once he warms up, though, he adores being loved and is eager to be your best friend! An experienced dog owner living in an adult household is a necessity. Daily walks are also a must, because this sweetie pie really enjoys being active! The extra care will be well worth the payoff… when Arthur, A070724, looks at you with those thoughtful eyes and shares his gratitude and devotion!



Ace and Artie

How do you jump from somewhat fulfilled to absolutely thrilled?!  You adopt a bonded pair of Chihuahua boys from the Burbank Animal Shelter!



FEATURED PET: ACE & ARTIE

How do you jump from somewhat fulfilled to absolutely thrilled?!  You adopt a bonded pair of Chihuahua boys from the Burbank Animal Shelter!  Ace and Artie strayed their way into our hearts, and are now looking to be taken to their new forever home by the right family!  They are both going on 4 years old, a bit shy, and very sweet.  They are basically brothers, like to run and play, and love to give kisses.  Ace and Artie crave your loving attention, so no other pets or young children in the household, please.  Check out their cute video on the website, and contact vbasfosterinfo@gmail.com for an appointment to meet the boys at their current foster home!  Increase your doggie factor and get yourself one in black and one in white… Adopt Ace, A068105, and Artie, A068106!



FEATURE PET: EZRA

Now, sweet Ezra has been awaiting her turn, quite patiently, here at the shelter.  She’s seen her doggie friends come and go, and she knows where they are heading… to a happy new forever home!  Animals get adopted every day, and now it is Ezra’s time to shine!  She is an 8-year old American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier looking for “the” family.  That white and black spotty coat plus her smiling face will bring it’s match to yours every time!  She’s active, festive, and will need to be the only animal in the house.  Walking, hiking, playing?  Bring it on!  You will all have a great time playing!  So, what are you waiting for?  Ezra, A064705 is super excited to meet you!



FEATURED PET: GWEN

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Attention all dog-lovers: Gwen is on-deck for her tender, forever home!  She is a sweet, 8-year-old Pit Bull Terrier that is oh-so deserving.  She has been at the shelter for over a year, watching other dogs find love and leave the kennel.  Gwen has very pretty brown and white markings.  She has a slightly shy, but charming personality, will need daily walks, and should be your only pet.  Gwen is a laid back lass that loves to just hang out, sharing cozy space.  She will make an excellent companion!  Get your tail to the shelter and fall for Gwen, A060639.  She’s been waiting in the wings long enough!



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Ezra is looking for a home!

Now, sweet Ezra has been awaiting her turn, quite patiently, here at the shelter.  She’s seen her doggie friends come and go, and she knows where they are heading… to a happy new forever home!  Animals get adopted every day, and now it is Ezra’s time to shine!  She is an 8-year old American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier looking for “the” family.  That white and black spotty coat plus her smiling face will bring it’s match to yours every time!  She’s active, festive, and will need to be the only animal in the house.  Walking, hiking, playing?  Bring it on!  You will all have a great time playing!  So, what are you waiting for?  Ezra, A064705 is super excited to meet you!



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Hi I’m Gwen! I am a red and white Pitbull Terrier. To make sure I don’t miss any of the excitement in my foster home, I love to go with my foster mom where ever she goes. Whether it’s to the kitchen, outside or even to the bathroom! Well, okay, I sit outside the door and wait. I LOVE playing fetch with my ball or rope. I could play fetch all day long but when we’re done playing, I enjoy a good belly rub. I’m good on a leash and even listen when my foster mom corrects me. I sometimes don’t like other dogs passing while we’re out walking, but my foster mom is helping me learn I don’t need to worry. I can be shy around men but anyone with a ball in hand makes me feel more comfortable! I can’t wait to find the perfect furever home. Are you the one?!
If you’d like to meet our fetching girl, Gwen, please e-mail:  VBASFosterInfo@gmail.com



FEATURED PET: WILMA

image-2We’ve got a cutie in Wilma! She is an 8-year-old white and black Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier girl with a sweet personality. Very happy and generally curious-natured, Wilma loves to play and frolic around. She’s the perfect size for lap time, too! An adult-only household will be best, with a patient, experienced owner. Wilma is good with other dogs, and takes just a little time to warm up to new people. Check out her video on the website to see how fun this little lady can be! Then open your heart, and your home, and let Wilma, A071070, in!



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Two day old kittens, those who weigh only a few ounces, or the ones who are sick when they arrive, cannot survive in a shelter environment. Life on the streets is impossible for a mother cat and baby kittens. The Kitten Foster Program may take in 200-300 of these special cases this year. Your donations help to provide food, medical care and necessary supplies so that each tiny kitten has a chance to live, to be healthy, and to make an adopting family very happy.



Cuts for Mutts redirect

When:  June 4th
Where:  Crowning Glory Hair Studio, 3320 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA 91505
What:  Reduced price human haircuts, all proceeds go to the VBAS!
How: All appointments must be scheduled ahead of time.  Email vbascutsformutts@gmail.com
On Sunday June 4th, Crowning Glory Hair Studio in Burbank is offering reduced price haircuts (for humans, not pets) for $50 (cash only) including shampoo and blow dry!
All funds collected that day will go to the VBAS!
Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time.  Email vbascutsformutts@gmail.com.



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Hi, everyone, I’m Claude! I’m the smallest of my brothers, but I’m also the bravest! When I met the adult dog and cat in my foster home, I went right up to them and showed my brothers that I wasn’t afraid! I’m a snuggly little kitten. While Wolfgang and Sebastian go and wrestle, I like to sit and watch, preferably while being held by my foster mom. But when the string toy comes out, I’m ALL about that. It’s my favorite! When my foster mom picks me up I instantly start purring and curl into a little ball (of love). I love to snuggle up to sleep with my brother Sebastian, and I’d really like to find a furever home with him. If you think you’d like to adopt two of the sweetest kittens around, talk to my foster mom Kathy (ktoth310@gmail.com) about meeting Sebastian and me!



Kitten Adoption Fairs


When:
Every first and third Saturday of the month
Where: Burbank Animal Shelter
What: KFP Kitten Adoption Fairs
Upcoming Dates
  • February 18th 10am – 2pm
 Flyer (pdf):



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Love. Protect. Adopt.

The purpose of the Love. Protect. Adopt. Campaign is to showcase people from different lifestyles and backgrounds who all pledge to do their part to love, protect, and adopt animals. We aim to inspire people to take action by volunteering or donating, but overall we want to encourage people to adopt, rather than shop. The galleries, videos, and testimonies are from people who participate and support in the Love.Protect.Adopt. campaign.

2017

On Veteran’s Day volunteer Erik Reyes organized a #LoveProtectAdopt photo shoot for his fellow Veterans. We introduced the guys to many of our adoptable animals including Mia, Patty, Billy Bob, and Batman. The VBAS is thankful for their service and their willingness to continue to volunteer and serve their community.

Featured Veterans:
TSGT Lawrence Broughton, USAF
SSGT Angel Lassalle, USAF
CPL Juarez Sanchez Hernan, USMC
SRA Michael Recinos, USAF
SGT Erik Reyes, USMC

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The 501st Legion is comprised of a group of volunteers dedicated to re-creating film-quality costumes of the “villainous” characters
of the Star Wars galaxy to contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. By being “Bad Guys Doing Good”, the
501st Legion is proud to put its resources to good use through fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism.
Some examples of the events the 501st Legion participates in our charity walks, hospital visits and private events making charitable donations.
The Southern California Garrison, a branch of the 501st Legion located in the greater Los Angeles area, was beyond excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal shelter to highlight some fantastic residents.
Also present was our sister club, The Rebel Legion, to ensure the ‘good guys’ of the galaxy had an opportunity to cuddle the animals.
We hope that the fun pictures taken with our troopers will bring more visibility to how fantastic shelter pets are and bring both sides of the galaxy together to adopt.
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2017

Danielle “Dynamite” Taylor

Danielle Taylor is an accomplished mixed martial arts fighter and a Custody Assistant for the LA County Sheriff’s Department with a soft spot for animals.

Danielle “Dynamite” Taylor is currently a contender in the UFC Women’s Strawweight division after successfully holding the Strawweight Title Belt in King of the Cage once in 2015 and again in 2016. Danielle’s fans best know her for her dynamic boxing style and elite grappling capabilities. Danielle’s friends and family know her love of kittens and her Yorkshire Terrirer, Lexie.

Danielle stopped by the Burbank Animal Shelter to promote the VBAS’ Love.Protect.Adopt Campaign because of her beliefs in animal welfare and adoptions. Aside from Danielle’s MMA passions, she deeply believes in the joy kittens can spread with their innocence and all around adorableness. After the shoot Danielle spent time socializing the cats with volunteers. We couldn’t be more grateful for her time and effort!

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2017

Ali Heiss of Amarilo and Stella Simona of Haati Chai believe in using their jewelry brand platforms to serve a bigger purpose. For National Pet Day they brought Theo Macabeo to the Burbank Shelter to create this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm-HDm6QndE as Zak Hammond snapped behind the scenes photos for the VBAS.

Starring Brittenelle, Delany Evers, Ali Heiss, and Stella Simona
Featuring Volunteers: Danielle Hammond and Tiffany Brain
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2015

Earlier this year in an animal shelter not so far away…

It is a period of great need for homeless animals. The Rebel Legion, some striking from the Sunrider Base and the 501st, have won their first victory in bringing awareness to the Love.Protect.Adopt. Campaign. During the effort, VBAS volunteers and CTE students from the tri-city area were enamored by the Rebels as they comforted the shelter animals, taught them tricks, and told them of the perils of the dark side. However, the Evil Galactic Empire made a great showing and began to recruit impressionable puppies and kittens. Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers took a particular liking to the shelter kittens.

The Rebels invite you to take a look at the full collection of photos as they have dedicated their lives to using the force for good, bringing attention to worthy causes across the galaxy. For more about the Rebel Legion Sunrider Base visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SunriderBase/.

Special thanks to Lisa Curtis Saunders and Chris de Zorzi for making this visit possible!

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2015

You’d think this actress, model, and Gamebreaker.tv host would want everything with a designer name, but Kat Andrusco stopped by the Burbank Animal Shelter to promote adoptions over what she calls “designer” animals. Kat says “it makes me so sad to think that people are more interested in designer animals as some sort of status symbol, as opposed to finding a friend and new family member that is just waiting to be found at the shelter.” We couldn’t agree with Kat more! Kat has wonderful role models in her parents, sister, and brother-in-law who have a combined total of 7 rescue cats in their respective households. To learn more about Kat visit her social media accounts and her IMDB page.

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2015

vickyR Vicky, a current volunteer and member of the management team shares her story of meeting and rescuing Rosie, a blind, senior kitty who was surrendered to the shelter.LPA_vicky_thmb

2014

Bruno O’Hara has worked in film and television since 1997, then became a professional photographer in 2007. In between all of his projects, Bruno donates his skills to the residents of the Burbank Animal Shelter because he believes animals in shelters “are survivors beyond our understanding; they need and deserved love…now.”

Bruno and his late dog, Wolfie

Bruno and his late dog, Wolfie

Bruno notes that his style is “Just Be; nothing contrived because he believes “people need to see how beautiful they truly are”; bringing that style to our Happy Tails Hikes and around the shelter has definitely produced some wonderful shots. For more photos, or to have Bruno shoot your event visit http://brunoohara.com/.

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2014

Representatives from the World Dodgeball Society came down to the Burbank Animal Shelter to exercise some of the shelter pups and cuddle the kittens. This group was on their way to the LA: Poinsettia Open Gym, which happens almost every Sunday from 12pm-2pm at the Poinsettia Recreation Center, but wanted to donate their time to the Love.Protect.Adopt Campaign before enjoying an afternoon of fun! We want to extend our thanks to those who stopped by and provided our pups with some exercise and our kittens with some love! Check out this phenomenal group of people here: http://dodgeball4ever.com/.

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2014

This month we’re featuring our VBAS Volunteers! These are the people who donate their free time to help bring awareness to animal welfare and homelessness by supporting the Burbank Animal Shelter and surrounding communities. Our volunteers contribute in so many ways, from walking dogs in Stough Canyon; fostering kittens through the Kitten Foster Program; tending to sick animals in the Medical program, to planning events for fundraising, and creating campaigns to promote the shelter and animal adoptions throughout Southern California. We want to feature the hardworking men and women of the VBAS this September and we look forward to recruiting and training many more VBASers in the future!

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2014

Luke Massy stopped by the Burbank Animal Shelter in between filming! Aside from being an accomplished and internationally recognized actor, Luke donates his time and talent to helping animals in need:

“Please give a caring home for one, two or three of the beautiful loving dogs, cats or rabbits from the Burbank Animal Shelter. Being homeless as a youth on the streets of London, I know how important it is to be given a chance and to have a safe place you can call home. I can assure you that in return you will have the most unconditional love from a very grateful four legged friend. If you have some love to share take a visit to the Burbank Animal Shelter, let your heart lead you and and your new pet will find you.”

Learn more about Luke Massy here

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2014

LPA_erikErik Reyes is a proud military veteran and VBAS volunteer. You can often find Erik socializing and bathing the dogs or taking them out on Happy Tails Hikes! Read more about Erik!

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2014

Willam Belli is a multi-talented internationally-known singer, actor, and performer. As the unforgettable queen who gave us Jessica Simpson-Realness and “Rupologize” on Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Willam is now using international fame to bring attention to those in need. Willam stopped by the Burbank Shelter to help us publicize our adoptable animals, hoping our residents will find homes as good as his, just ask his spoiled St. Bernard, Warner. Check out Willam Belli’s Facebook page for performance dates and adorable pictures/videos of Warner.

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2014

Paulina Logan is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter who creates and performs an eclectic mix of folk/pop/rock music. Her songs are featured in many films, including Broken Roads, Leaving Limbo, and Secrets in the Snow. She also contributed music to the award-winning documentary Citizen Mayor. Paulina has also been featured in a variety of magazines and blogs, including Awaken Music, Guitar Living, and Indie Update.
Paulina donates a lot of her free time to volunteering with the VBAS, recently being awarded Volunteer of the Month!

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2014

Jasmine Dustin is best known for being featured inside magazines like: GQ, Teen, Femme Fatale, FHM, and Cosmopolitan, but Jasmine’s greatest passion is animal advocacy. Jasmine uses her notoriety to bring attention to homeless pets across Southern California through her own non-profit Cause4Paws. Jasmin Dustin supports the Love. Protect. Adopt. Campaign because her organization’s mission is to bring visibility to small independent shelters and rescue groups to help foster growth.

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2014

Mr. Tarca brought students from Jordan Middle School’s ‘Stop It’ program to the Burbank Animal Shelter for an educational day with the volunteers. The students used the skills they learn in their Anti-Bullying/Leadership Program to organize a donation drive for the VBAS Kitten Foster Program.
During the event parents and students were taught about the VBAS PR Campaigns, Medical Program, Bunny Team, Pit Bull Positive Booth, & Kitten Foster Program.

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2014

Nicole and Andy adopted Kona from the Burbank Animal Shelter, and later rescued a cat, Matata, to join their family. Nicole answers some questions here about what the Love. Protect. Adopt campaign means to her.

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2014

The Unknown Artists is a local theatre company, who’s mission is to provide opportunities for talented, unknown individuals to thrive on a stage, enabling them to show off their gifts of music, acting, dance, comedy, film, and all categories of art. The Unknown Artists support the efforts of the Love. Protect. Adopt. Campaign because all the company members with pets have rescued their animals from local SoCal shelters. Be sure to follow The Unknown Artists on Facebook to see the animals they’ve rescued and learn more about supporting the arts!

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2013

Vinita, an up and coming Indian-American singer-song writer, took time out from her SoCal performances to help promote adoption and the residents of the Burbank Animal Shelter. Since Vinita once aspired to be a vet, she now tries to incorporate her passion for helping animals with her passion to become the first huge Indian-American pop star. Vinita uses her social media accounts to help promote the Love.Protect.Adopt. campaign and we couldn’t be more grateful!

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2013

Dawn North, a trainer at City of Angels Boxing & Gracie Barra Burbank stopped by with her rescue dog, Foxboy, to support the Love.Protect.Adopt campaign!

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2013

Actors Kim Coates, Theo Rossi, and Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), and actress Sarah Jones (Alcatraz), came in to help promote the launch of the Love.Protect.Adopt campaign and discuss how rescue animals have been a part of their lives!

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VBAS Leadership

Board Members

Our Board of Directors is responsible for furthering the mission and attaining the vision of the VBAS through strategic planning, budgeting and oversight.

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Jill Gardner

Board Chair
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Chris de Zorzi
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Finance Chair
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Cecelia Wood

Board Member
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Amy Reynolds

Board Member
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Matt Robertson

Volunteer Representative to the Board
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Management Team

Day-to-day operations of the VBAS are the responsibility of the Management Team. Each team leader works in conjunction with the other Directors, fellow volunteers, the shelter staff and members of the public to maintain the highest standards within current and future programs.

Tiffany Victor

Medical Liaison
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Amy Chen

Amy Chen

Public Relations Director
amyc@thevbas.org

Tiffany Brain

Tiffany Brain

Volunteer Training Director
tiffany@thevbas.org

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Jennifer Heeber

Kitten Foster Program Director
jennifer@thevbas.org

Eleanor O'Brien

Eleanor O’Brien

Volunteer Services Director
eleanor@thevbas.org



Volunteer sign-up link

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  • A link to sign up for orientation will be posted here three weeks before the orientation date. Please check back here at that time.

 

  • Registration for our November 17th orientation is now open! Please sign up here

 

  • The July 22nd orientation is full and signups are closed.  Please check back here for our next orientation in September 2017.

 

 

Volunteer Requirements

You must be 18 years of age or older.
You must commit to volunteer 8 hours per month.
You must commit to volunteering for a minimum of one year.

Orientation

The VBAS conducts volunteer orientations quarterly at the Burbank Animal Shelter.
Orientations are limited to the first 25 people who sign up. You will receive a confirmation email.
Please allow 60-90 minutes for the orientation.
A link to sign up for orientation will be posted here two weeks before the orientation date. Please check back here at that time!

Volunteer Application Process

Applications are available on this page for one week after each orientation.
Upon receipt of your application you will be interviewed by a VBAS member.
You will then go through LiveScan and a minimal background check as required by the City of Burbank.
Once the VBAS receives your badge from the Burbank Police Department you are approved to volunteer and will be contacted to schedule your first training session.
Please allow approximately 8-10 weeks to complete this application process.



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KTLA Give Pets a Chance January 28

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Back by popular demand! We heard your cheers, so we’re bringing the Laugh Your Tail Off comedy fundraiser back for an all new night of knee-slapping laughter. Proceeds from the evening benefit our furry friends at the Burbank Animal Shelter.

Your ticket gets you access to:
Hysterical comedians
Fantastic Auction Items
Awesome Raffle Prizes
Full restaurant menu and full bar
And much more

Save $5 when you buy your ticket today!


Don’t forget to:

1. Buy your ticket early! Get $5 off AND a guaranteed seat! (seats are only guaranteed for ticket holders)

2. If you have a large party, please arrive one hour in advance to help ensure you’ll be seated together.

3. Show up to the party early! Enjoy a cocktail or munch on a snack.

Spread the word—family, friends, enemies, and co-workers are all welcome to join!

Can’t make it but still want to support the VBAS? Consider your ticket purchase a donation, and the VBAS will be able to sell an extra ticket on the night of the event.




KTLA Give Pets a Chance January 8

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance December 18

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance December 4

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Foster Kittens



Brian Dietzen PSA

NCIS star Brian Dietzen wants you to adopt your next animal companion from the Burbank Animal shelter. Watch this video to learn more about the Burbank Animal Shelter and the loving animals that are looking for their forever home.



2014 CATillion Adoption Ball

catillion2014_smWhen: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, 10am – 3pm
Where: Burbank Animal Shelter
What: A tasteful affair – full of kittens, cats, highbrow anecdotes and pinkies out.

At the Black & White Catillion Event, the most genteel young ladies and dapper young gents from our Kitten Foster Program are coming out. Lovingly hand-raised, these featured kittens are anxious to show off their stylish monochrome coats and playful personalities.

Please note that only black, white, and black & white cats/kittens will be shown at this event. It’s classier.

Need more reasons? OK:
1) Um, KITTENS. Seriously.
2) Our volunteers know these cats like they raised them—because they did. So they’ll help you find the perfect fit.
3) Monochrome is like… super fashionable right now.
4) Black/white cat = easier to draw!

* If available, there will be adult cats and kittens from the shelter attending as well.

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8 Pit Bull Fun Facts!



Happy Tails Hike Video

Check out the Happy Tails hikers in action with some of our resident dogs looking for their forever homes!



Kitten Cam!



KTLA Give Pets a Chance August 14

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance August 7

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance July 31

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance July 9

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Meet Andrea and Ursula!

Adopt this lively pair of sisters! Long-haired Ursula (A044864) and short-haired Andrea (A044863) are five-month-old bundles of bunny fun. Be sure to visit them, and their brother Samson (A044866), at the Burbank Animal Shelter. They could be the perfect new addition to your family!



Summer Adoption Showcase



Kitten Fosters Looking For Their Forever Homes!

Meet Cappie (ID # A044812), Pippa (ID# A044810), and Valentine (ID# A044809)!! They are a few weeks old and will up for adoption in about 2 weeks. If you want to take care of these lovebugs forever, please contact Cecilia at: cecelia@thevbas.org



Featured Pet: Molly and Pica

This iconic couple is made up of a mild-mannered 11 year old female Fox Terrier, Molly, and a spunky 2 year old brown male Chihuahua, Pica. They are the best of friends and their individual traits complement each other to make these two a great addition to any family. They need to be adopted together as indoor dogs but they will enjoy daily walks and other casual outdoor activity. You’ll never find a more classic couple, so contact the shelter and ask to see them: ID #A009811 and ID #A036975.



Sprite at Play!

Sprite is a white Shorthaired Domestic Rabbit and is a neutered male. He is about 11 months old and looking for his forever home!



Burbank Bunnies!

Take a minute to get to know our beautiful bunnies here at the shelter that are looking for their forever homes!



Benny and Joon at Play!

Enjoy watching this video of Benny and Joon at play!



Chance at Play!

Enjoy this video of one of our dog residents Chance playing in the yard!



Mocha at Play!

Watch our girl Mocha play in the cat room!

Mocha is available for adoption,ID #A042692.



The Burbank Animal Shelter Receives X-Ray Machine!

After a long journey, The Burbank Animal Shelter has it’s very own X-Ray machine! You can read all about it from Burbank Beyond!



KTLA Give Pets a Chance February 17

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Forever Friendships on Valentine’s Day!

Which one of these amazing animals would you choose for your Valentine? All of them are available for adoption and more than ready for you to make them a part of your loving family!



KTLA Give Pets a Chance January 27th

In case you missed last week’s Give Pets a Chance feature on KTLA, here’s a second look!

 



Featured Pet: Molly and Pica

This iconic couple is made up of a mild-mannered 11 year old female Fox Terrier, Molly, and a spunky 2 year old brown male Chihuahua, Pica. They are the best of friends and their individual traits complement each other to make these two a great addition to any family. They need to be adopted together as indoor dogs but they will enjoy daily walks and other casual outdoor activity. You’ll never find a more classic couple, so contact the shelter and ask to see them: ID #A009811 and ID #A036975.



KTLA Give Pets a Chance January 6, 2012

Denise Fleck from the Burbank Animal shelter shows us some dogs who are available for adoption. She also shares her advice for New Year’s resolutions pet owners should keep.



KTLA Give Pets a Chance December 23

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance December 9

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance November 11

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Black and White CATillion

Please enjoy this introduction video of the beautiful felines that will be available for adoption on Saturday November 19th at the annual Black & White CATillion! Find your favorite in the video, and then come meet and greet with these felines at the Buena Vista Library!



Vaccine Clinic Showcase



KTLA Give Pets a Chance October 27

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KTLA Give Pets A Chance October 7

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Adoption Fees

Dog Adoption: $125

Cat Adoption: $85

Rabbit Adoption: $30

All animals adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter will have been provided with a medical exam and vaccinations upon intake to the shelter and will be spayed or neutered before going home with their new family.

We strongly recommend that adopters make an appointment with their personal veterinarian for a routine exam of their new pet within three days of adoption.

All veterinary treatment after adoption is the sole responsibility of the adopter.


Microchip Fees

  • Microchips are now included with every adoption
    PLEASE NOTE: You must be 18 or over to adopt an animal from the shelter.

License Fees for Burbank Residents

  • Unaltered Dogs: $100
  • Altered Dogs: $20

A rabies certificate is required for all dogs.

  • Cats (Unaltered and Altered): $5
  • Horses: $15
  • Wild Animal Permit: $15

PLEASE NOTE: Licenses are required for all animals and must be renewed annually. There is a 100% penalty for late renewal.



KTLA Give Pets a Chance September 23

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance August 17

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2011 Emmy Pet Predictions

PET PREDICTIONS! The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards are airing this Sunday. Here are some of our shelter residents to share their pet predictions with you. Now we can’t guarantee they didn’t have any insider information (who in LA doesn’t know people who know people?), but we can guarantee they had a blast going through the selection process! Check it out, and feel free to share with others.



Barn Cat Program

Save a life—adopt a barn cat today!

Many outdoor, unsocialized cats will never be able to be adopted as pets. Indeed, when brought to a shelter and caged, these outdoor cats may not be able to be handled at all. They may be feral, semi-feral, or just cats who have other behavior issues that make them unsuitable as indoor pets. They are healthy, have had their shots and in return for a safe and comfortable environment, food and water can become a working cat in your barn or warehouse.

The VBAS Barn Cat program was created to give outdoor cats a second chance. Without barn adopters, they have nowhere else to go. If you have a working barn or safe, protected outbuilding, there are cats who need you. Ideal locations include: barns or stables, industrial facilities, residential yards and hotel gardens. Our volunteers will provide you with the procedure for introducing the cat to your environment, answer questions about the process, and deliver the cats to your location.

These cats require minimal care. They must be fed once a day and be provided with a safe refuge to gain protection against the elements and to have a means to escape from natural predators such as coyotes. Barn cats provide a great service as they are a natural deterrent to rats and mice. Adopting a barn cat is also a great solution for people who love cats but cannot have them indoors due to allergies.

For more information on adopting barn cats please contact the VBAS at barncat@thevbas.org or click on the flyer below:

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You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Feral Cat Overview
Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Cat Socialization Program



Cat Socialization Program

The Burbank Animal Shelter receives many feral kittens under 2 months of age that can be socialized and in time become loving, affectionate pets. The Shelter also receives many domesticated adult cats that require socialization due to the high level of stress they suffer from being caged.

The taming process for these scared cats takes patience and the understanding that the cats will come around at their own pace. Sometimes it takes a month, sometimes six months depending on the age and temperament of the cat.

The VBAS Socialization Team works with our scared cats daily to prepare them for adoption. Due to space restrictions however, we cannot unfortunately always provide the amount of time that these cats require.

Individuals are desperately needed to adopt these great cats and to continue the socialization process in the home. Advice is provided on the adjustment process.

For more information on adopting a cat or kitten from the Socialization Program please contact the VBAS at contact@thevbas.org or call 818.238.3344.

You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Feral Cat Overview
Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Barn Cat Program



Spay and Neuter Assistance

Many veterinarians offer reduced rates to rescuers who are willing to trap and release feral cats. We recommend calling the vet clinics in your community to check prices.

The VBAS also highly recommends using the services of the following organizations.

Fix Nation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the population of feral cats by offering free sterilization for as many cats as possible. Their services are free to feral cats but donations are welcome. An application must be filled out and appointments are by reservation. They are located at 7680 Clybourn Ave, Sun Valley 91352 and can be reached by telephone at 818-524-2287. For more information please visit www.fixnation.org.

SNP LA is a non-profit organization that offers low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter services at various locations throughout California. For more information please visit SNPLA.org or call (310) 574-5555.

You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Feral Cat Overview
Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)
Barn Cat Program
Cat Socialization Program



Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)

Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) is a program wherein feral cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered and released back into their territory.

An unaltered female cat left alone to breed can produce two or three litters per year. Each of her offspring in turn can produce two or three litters per year and so on and so on. This cycle results in literally thousands of unwanted kittens in the community.

The only way to control the number of free-roaming cats and to prevent their suffering is to consistently spay and neuter.

Cities that have adopted TNR programs in their communities have seen a noticeable reduction not only in the number of cats in local colonies but also in the number of feral cats being relinquished to shelters.

Cats that have been spayed or neutered live healthier lives. Females are less likely to develop ovarian or uterine cancer; males are less likely to develop testicular cancer. Unaltered males have a tendency to fight during mating season; once neutered the urge to fight is eliminated, preventing injury and infection. Males that have been neutered will also often cease spraying which is a common complaint against feral cats.

 

You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Feral Cat Overview
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Barn Cat Program
Cat Socialization Program



KTLA Give Pets a Chance August 4

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance July 23

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance July 15

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 6/24

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 6/9

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 6/2

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 5/26

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 4/22

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Pippin

A little treasure waiting to be discovered, Pippin is a 7 year old tricolor Dachshund full of personality. The beautiful blend of colors in his coat help make Pippin hard to miss and his friendliness, wagging tail, and affectionate kisses make him hard to pass up. He enjoys going on walks and although he might prefer to be carried rather than do the work himself, daily exercise is good for all of us. Pippin loves people and enjoys other dogs. If you have children, Pippin would love to meet them to make sure he is the right dog for the family. Pippin should be an indoor dog and would be OK in an apartment. To meet Pippin, please contact the shelter and inquire about ID# A038106.



KTLA Give Pets a Chance 4/7

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 3/24

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Vintage Burbank Adoption Event

When:
Friday May 20, 2011
11am to 2pm

Where:
Vintage Burbank
2721 Willow St, Burbank 91505

What:
Please join us for a community Adoption Event co-hosted by Vintage Burbank and the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter. Meet dogs and cats from the Burbank Animal Shelter currently looking for adoptive homes. A barbecue lunch will be provided by Vintage Burbank. Free underground parking is provided.



Dog Vaccination Clinic

When:
Saturday, 4/9, 3:00PM to 5:00PM

Where:
Burbank Police Department
Parking Lot
200 North 3rd Street
Burbank, CA 91502

What:
If you have one or more dogs who are in need of renewing their vaccinations and/or licenses this Spring, come on down and get those vaccines for a most reasonable price. All three vaccines (DHLPP, Bordetella and Rabies) are available for $10 each. The Burbank Animal Shelter staff will also be on-hand to renew your license(s) so you can take care of all your needs at once. Save money, save time and help save a shelter animal by supporting the VBAS!

A flyer for this event is available to download and print:



KTLA Give Pets a Chance 3/10

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Centennial T-shirts

Wear your pride for Burbank and your love for the animals by purchasing a Commemorative Centennial Pet Lover’s T-shirt! Proceeds benefit the work done by the VBAS for the furry residents in their care.  Shirts can be purchased at the Shelter’s front desk for $15 each.



Prizes!!!!!!!

Man do we have some great prizes for you to buy or win! So bring your cash or checkbook to walk away with something great. The best part is all the proceeds go to help save the animals of the Burbank Animal Shelter.

8PM Show Auction Items:

THE PURRFECT GETAWAY ($1,118 value)
• 2 Round Trip Southwest tickets to anywhere in the continental United States ($800 value)
• Vera Bradley Travel Bag
• $30 PF Changs Gift Card
• Limited edition In Plain Sight 2GB iPod Shuffle
• An animal carrier to bring along your small furry friend.

HULA CAT ($1,400 value)
• 7 Night Hawaii Stay in a condo at the Big Island’s Waikoloa Beach Villas, Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast. (Based availability through 9/15—11/15/12)
• 2 bedrooms, 1 sofa bed and sleeps up to 4 people!
• 2 baths. State of the art kitchen, stocked with kitchen wear, extra linens for the Cal-King, Queen and Sofa Bed.
• USA Network beach towel & the Jurassic Park trilogy on Blu-Ray,
• DOES NOT INCLUDE airfare, food or drinks

A DOG-GONE GOOD FLIGHT! ($1,100 value)
• A personal plane ride for two over the city of Los Angeles
• Canon t3i DSL Digital Camera to capture the sights (worth just by itself $800!)

THE PAWSOME SPONGEBOB BASKET! ($600 Value + priceless greeting)
• A custom greeting for your child by SpongeBob SquarePants himself, voice actor Tom Kenny!!!
• 2 plushes, SpongeBob (signed by Tom Kenny) and his buddy Patrick.
• Ultrazone Laser Tag Party for 15 kids! ($240 value!)
• Kids DVD/Blu-Rays basket & more!

FLAPPERS LOL PACKAGE ($1,000 Value)
• Life-time membership, transferable

8PM RAFFLE PRIZES:
4 Universal Studios Hollywood passes & Universal blu-rays, Comedy Basket with 4 VIP Jay Leno tickets,  Theatre basket with tickets to the Colony, the Falcon & LA Philharmonic, WB Basket 4 VIP Tour Passes & Smokehouse gift certificate and much more!

10PM Show Auction Items:

CLIPPERS FAN-DEMONIUM PACKAGE! ($550 Value)
• 4 Tickets to the Clippers vs. New Orleans Hornets on March 26th at 7:30pm
• $30 Gift Certificate to PF Changs!

MEMORIAL DAYZIN’ BY THE POOL!  ($1,400 Value)
• A week long stay at a beautiful two bedroom Villa at the JW Marriott Palm Desert for starting Memorial Day Weekend (5/26 – 6/2).

FLAPPERS LOL PACKAGE ($1,000 Value)
• Life-time membership, transferable

10PM RAFFLE ITEMS:
I work out basket—3 month membership to Crunch Gym, 10 Spin classes & more, Entry for 4 to the Magic Castle, Dinner and Movie baskets, and much more!

Save $5 when you buy your ticket today!



KTLA Give Pets a Chance 2/10

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Happy Tails

Happy Tails is a dog behavioral assessment and training program created in 2008 with the purpose of providing added attention and training to harder to adopt dogs residing at the shelter. Under the expert tutelage of Lydia Perez, a well-seasoned professional dog trainer and behaviorist, VBAS volunteers learn to teach the basics of obedience and deal with behavioral issues to give these dogs a better chance to find their forever home.

In 2010, we began Happy Tails Hikes, a graduate program for Happy Tails dogs and volunteers that takes them out of the shelter and onto the hiking trails to meet potential adopters, continue to increase socialization skills and to have fun.

Are you an outdoorsy person? E-mail erik@thevbas.org to join in on our next hike!

Please note: you are more than welcome to come and hike along with us, but in order to take a dog on the hike, you must be an official VBAS volunteer. Please click here more information on becoming a VBAS volunteer.

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 1/14

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Debbie Peterson

Debbie Peterson

Director of Volunteer Services
debbie@thevbas.org



KTLA Give Pets a Chance 12/23

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KTLA Give Pets a Chance 12/16

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December Volunteer of the Month

Tanyada Soonthon doesn’t bring a lot of attention to herself and isn’t one to be outspoken. But when you ask volunteers about her, everyone has plenty to say! Some say her contributions are astronomical, others say phenomenal. What’s for certain is that last Spring’s PAWStronomical Pet CPR Event wouldn’t have been successful without her help. Tanyada sent out vendor and sponsor invites, followed through on requests and handled vendor set-up the day of the event with efficiency and a smile on her face. Some say she’s giving, others say supportive. What’s for certain is when the VBAS Treasurer needs help with the donations, Tanyada is happy to oblige. Some might say she’s feisty, and others might call her playful. What’s for certain is that she is happy to look after the cats regularly. Some say her personality is soft, others say warm, and still others say gentle. What’s for certain is that when there is a bunny in need, Tanyada will take them in. A few months back when the shelter was filled with bunnies, she began fostering a Mom and four darling baby bunnies and is working hard to find them all permanent homes.

Some say you’re dedicated, others say you’re a delight. What’s for certain is that everything that been said is true. You’re phenomenal, giving, warm and delightful—and we honor all the work that you do on behalf of the animals.

But alas, there is still one last thing to say and that is… Thank you!

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Volunteer of the Month

Tanyada Soonthon doesn’t bring a lot of attention to herself and isn’t one to be outspoken. But when you ask volunteers about her, everyone has plenty to say! Some say her contributions are astronomical, others say phenomenal. What’s for certain is that last Spring’s PAWStronomical Pet CPR Event wouldn’t have been successful without her help. Tanyada sent out vendor and sponsor invites, followed through on requests and handled vendor set-up the day of the event with efficiency and a smile on her face. Some say she’s giving, others say supportive. What’s for certain is when the VBAS Treasurer needs help with the donations, Tanyada is happy to oblige. Some might say she’s feisty, and others might call her playful. What’s for certain is that she is happy to look after the cats regularly. Some say her personality is soft, others say warm, and still others say gentle. What’s for certain is that when there is a bunny in need, Tanyada will take them in. A few months back when the shelter was filled with bunnies, she began fostering a Mom and four darling baby bunnies and is working hard to find them all permanent homes.

Some say you’re dedicated, others say you’re a delight. What’s for certain is that everything that been said is true. You’re phenomenal, giving, warm and delightful—and we honor all the work that you do on behalf of the animals.

But alas, there is still one last thing to say and that is… Thank you!

Want to be a volunteer?



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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.



Anne Macleod

Anne Macleod

Director of Adoption Services
anne@thevbas.org



Mission Statement

The VBAS, a 501(c)(3) animal service agency, is devoted to providing medical, social, behavioral and financial care for animals at risk and determined to eliminate animal homelessness in the Burbank community.



KTLA Give Pets a Chance 11/11

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Kitten Wish List

The Kitten Foster Program is managed solely by the VBAS and is 100% funded by monetary and in-kind donations made to the organization. Countless feline lives are saved each year by this highly successful program. As our kitten population increases each year, so does our need for additional supplies.

Please support the VBAS by contributing any available amount of the following items:

Amazon Wish List

  • Wellness kitten canned food
  • Merrick Perfect Bistro kitten dry food
  • Gerber Baby Food – Chicken or Turkey
  • KMR by PetAg – Milk Replacement for Kittens
  • Feeding Bottles
  • Cat Litter – Scoop or Crystals
  • Small Litter Pans
  • Heating Pads
  • Digital Scales
  • Scratching Posts
  • Make a cash donation

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during business hours. Thank you for your contributions!



Education

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

 

What is a feral cat?

A feral cat is a free-roaming outdoor cat that has never been socialized. Most feral cats live in bonded groups or colonies. They gather where they can find shelter and a reliable food source. As these outdoor cats have never been handled, they cannot be tamed and cannot be adopted into homes. For this reason Feral Cats should never be relinquished to a shelter.

Outdoor cats can live long healthy lives as long as they are managed responsibly. Caretakers should provide basic shelter, food and access to water. In order to control the population of feral cats it is imperative that all cats within a colony be spayed and neutered.

VBAS recommends Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) as the preferred method of managing feral cats.



Board Members

The VBAS Board is responsible for both the day-to-day operations of our organization as well as the strategic planning of our organization. Board members work with fellow volunteers, the shelter staff and the public to evolve VBAS initiatives, programs and activities so that we can accomplish our mission and attain our vision.



Lost Animals

Many animals that arrive at the shelter do have an owner but have somehow discovered themselves lost or managed to escape their home for what they think will be playtime. If you have lost your pet, below are a few tips and resources we hope will help you recover your pet quickly.

Microchip and Register Your Pet

Implanting a microchip is a quick and inexpensive process. The Burbank Animal Shelter adoption fees include implantation of a microchip. This is a preventative step that could be the link to your pet some day. Should your pet find itself lost, any shelter or rescue organization will first scan the animal to see if it has a microchip, and therefore, an owner. The shelter can access national registries with owner information. PLEASE NOTE: In addition to implanting the microchip, you must register your animal with the microchip company and keep your contact information up-to-date.

Tips for Finding Your Lost Pet

• Go in and physically check through the animal shelters for your lost pet. Do this daily.

• File a lost report with your local animal shelter and follow up with them often since information in the book could inadvertently be missed.

• Create a flyer to distribute in the area where your pet was lost. Distribute this flyer to animal shelters, veterinary hospitals, groomers, and other local businesses. Include a good description of your pet, a picture of your pet, date lost, and your contact information. A permit is needed to post flyers in your neighborhood. Contact the License & Code Service Division at (818) 238-5280 for information on obtaining a permit to post flyers in your neighborhood. Canvass the entire area where your pet was lost.

• Place a lost ad in your local paper.

• If your pet has a microchip, contact the microchip company immediately to advise them you have lost your pet and to confirm that they have the correct contact information for you.

• File a lost report on www.petharbor.com This website automatically sends you daily e-mail updates listing all pets found in your area that match your pet’s description.

• Remember that you must continuously search for your lost pet and ultimately the search will only be as good as the effort you put forth, so don’t give up.

• While the animal shelter will do its best to return lost pets to their owners, ultimately it is the owner’s responsibility to check the shelter daily for their lost pet.



Our Programs

The goal of all VBAS programs and activities is to improve the quality of life for our animals, while they are residents of the shelter and when they are seeking and finding a new home. Committed to the philosophy that each and every animal is a unique and valued being, our programs would not be possible without the dedication and hard work from our volunteers.



Dog Wish List

Some of our canine shelter residents are in need of a little extra attention and training, and all of our dog residents need a little comfort and play time. The VBAS offers training through the Happy Tail Program, which is 100% funded by monetary and in-kind donations to the VBAS.

You can help support the VBAS and the shelter by contributing any available amount of the following items:

Amazon Wish List

  • Kong-like toys (Size: M or L)
  • Soft Jerky or Milk Bone dog treats
  • Softball size and larger balls made out of sturdy material
  • Blankets (Size: full or twin)
  • Top Paw® 6ft. nylon leashes*
  • Top Paw® Choke Chain Training Collar (14” or 20”)*
  • Top Paw® Perfect Fit Adjustable Harness (Size: S, M, or L)*
  • Collars (Size: S, M, or L)
  • Mountain collars for training (Size: M or L)
  • Donation to Sponsor a Training Session

All Top Paw® products can be found at Petsmart.

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during business hours. Thank you for your contributions!



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Monthly Pet Tips

To help your pet have a safe and healthy December, check out
these tips!

Previous Months’ Pet Safety Tips:

November 2010



Pet of the Week

Please pardon our dust as we remodel the site! In the meantime, you can check out our shelter stars on Facebook!



Kitten Foster Program

Actively recruiting Foster Parents for 2018

The VBAS Kitten Foster Program was established in 2001 in response to the overwhelming homeless kitten population in the Burbank area. Throughout the year, the shelter receives hundreds of kittens less than eight weeks old. Whether they come in as a single stray or an entire litter, these tiny felines are too young to survive in a shelter environment. Foster volunteers house these young kittens and provide essential care – feeding, socialization with humans and other animals and medical care. Once the foster kitten reaches two pounds in weight he or she is available for adoption, and the foster family will interview potential adopters at home or at an adoption fair. Kitten adoption fairs are held twice each month at the shelter to assist with the adoption process.

Contact Us: KFP Program questions jennifer@thevbas.org



Feral Cats

What is a feral cat?

A feral cat is a free-roaming outdoor cat that has never been socialized. Most feral cats live in bonded groups or colonies. They gather where they can find shelter and a reliable food source. As these outdoor cats have never been handled, they cannot be tamed and cannot be adopted into homes. For this reason Feral Cats should never be relinquished to a shelter.

Outdoor cats can live long healthy lives as long as they are managed responsibly. Caretakers should provide basic shelter, food and access to water. In order to control the population of feral cats it is imperative that all cats within a colony be spayed and neutered.

VBAS recommends Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) as the preferred method of managing feral cats.

You can find more information on feral cats by following the links below:

Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR)
Spay/Neuter Assistance
Barn Cat Program
Cat Socialization Program



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 Chris@thevbas.org.



100 Dog Days of Summer

From June 1st until September 8th, the volunteers and staff of The Burbank Animal Shelter will be celebrating 100 Dog Days of Summer. Any dog adopted from BAS during this 100 day period will go home with an extra special adoption package intended to get him and his new parents off on the right paw to good animal care and safety!

Meet our dogs today



Pasta Pomodoro Fundraiser

Paw-sta Party! Fundraiser

When:
Thursday, September 15
11:30am – 10:00pm

Where:
Pasta Pomodoro
201 East Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91501

What:
Pasta Pomodoro has designated the VBAS as their charity of choice for the entire day on Thursday, 9/15! Whether you dine there for lunch, dinner, a drink or a snack – just mention you’re there for the VBAS Fundraiser and 20% of your purchase will go directly to the VBAS and all our shelter residents. You can mangia, mangia your way to saving an animal’s life. Click Here for all the details.

A flyer for this event is available to download and print:



Paws-ta Party! Fundraiser Details

When:

Thursday, September 15
11:30am – 10:00pm

Where:

Pasta Pomodoro
201 East Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91501
(Outside of Burbank Town Center at intersection of Magnolia and San Fernando)

What:

Pasta Pomodoro has designated the VBAS as their charity of choice for the entire day on Thursday, 9/15! Whether it’s pasta, panini or a glass of vino you’re after – just mention you’re there for the VBAS Fundraiser and 20% of your food and beverage purchases will go to saving the life of a Burbank Animal Shelter resident.

Share this event within your personal network so you, your friends and maybe even your dog walker or cat sitter can all mangia, mangia together for a great cause. The animals all give a big “grazie” in advance!

Reservations: Please call (818) 559-1300. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Parking: For free garage parking options, Click Here (link to: http://www.downtown-burbank.org/parking.php). Street parking may also be available on San Fernando.

To-Go Orders: If you need to take your food on the go, Pasta Pomodoro offers curbside pick-up. Park in the designated green zone on Magnolia. Be sure to mention you’re part of the VBAS Fundraiser when placing your order!



Pet First Aid and CPR

In 2011, on February 5, June 4, and October 1, Denise Fleck will be teaching Dog and Cat First Aid and CPR. Full details are available on the PDF event announcement.



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