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Cupcake and Moo Moo

We have to warn you…Cupcake and Moo Moo are a couple of “woofs” in cats’ clothing. Moo Moo calls this pose “The George Costanza” These…

Jordie’s Happy Reunion!

5 year old Jordie went missing the night of September 23, 2017.  It was his mom’s birthday, and someone at the party left the gate…

Susie Q!

SusieQ is a smooth-coated Chihuahua and a lovely girl inside and out. At 13 years old, she can be a bit vocal with new experiences,…

Coming Soon: Haunted House Fundraiser!

Halloween is coming, and you know what that means: Monsters…scary costumes…haunted houses….and a VBAS Fundraiser! For the 29th year in a row, legendary Burbank Haunted…

Curly Is Smiling Again!

Curly didn’t have much to smile about when he arrived at the shelter.  This 4 year old stray had a mouth full of rotten teeth…

Pancakes for Paws fundraiser!!!

What do you get when you mix paws, prizes and pancakes?  You get our annual Pancakes for Paws breakfast fundraiser! We had 179 guests join…

Hope Update: Adopted!!!

Our little tripod kitten, Hope (Hope’s Journey) is doing *great*! I’m all better! She’s adapted very well to only having three legs, and is very…

Thank you IKEA for the donation!

We’d like to say a big thank you to IKEA Burbank for donating a *ton* of IKEA pet products to the Burbank Animal Shelter! Thank…

Chico and the Leg!

Chico arrived at the shelter with more than a bit of a limp.  He had broken both bones in his front leg.   Special surgery was…

Tucker and Andy

Ever have a friend that’s nothing like you but you just “click”? That’s Tucker and Andy. Circumstances beyond their control brought this bonded pair to…

Pumpkin Update!

We got an update from Pumpkin’s adopters! (July Adoptions)  She is now known as Lexi, and her family reports she is doing great in her…

Whole Lotta Kittens Going On!

Some call us the Little Rascals. The 2019 kitten season has been one for the record books.  It’s not even the end of August and…

Say Hi To Chloe

I could go for a pet right about now… Say hello to Ms. Chloe!  She’s a 7-year-old dilute tortie/calico, and she’s looking for a new…

Meet Beatrice!

Beatrice is a lovely Australian Shepherd mix and quite a mysterious girl. She came to us as a stray, so we don’t know much about…

Hope’s Journey

Say hello to Hope.  This 3 month old tortie was having a very bad day when she arrived at the shelter.  She was hit by…

Kitten Tsunami!

It’s the middle of the 2019 kitten season and a kitten tsunami is sweeping through Burbank! We have way more kittens coming in than usual,…

“The Mystery of the Long-Term Shelter Dogs”

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

Meet the Lovebug Sisters!

Abby and Sweetums came to the shelter in March as (big) scared kittens. Abby was the most scared so she went to socialization foster while…

Fourth of July Special!

Our furry friends at the shelter had a special 4th of July this year.  Shelter volunteers spent the evening at the shelter comforting the animals…

Meet Darla!

Hello there! How would you like to hang out with the coolest cat in town? Darla is a quiet, chocolate and white Siamese mix. She…

July Adoptions!

We had more GREAT adoptions last month! Super senior Olive was matched with a wonderful veteran looking for a companion pet he could show off…

KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS!!!! The Kitten Foster Program needs your help!

The kittens are here! It’s only the end of June, and the 2019 kitten season is already one for the record books. May was our…

Say Hello to Benji and Cleo

Cleo says she has a funny bent ear, that’s how you can tell them apart! Benji and Cleo are a super sweet and well mannered…

Say Hi to Smitty and Tux!

Hurry up with that camera.  We want pets! Have there ever been 2 sweeter brothers? Smitty and Tux are both massive love bugs with different…

Meet Susie–again!

Meet Susie–again! Susie is a graduate of our Cat Socialization Program. Cats in the Socialization Program are typically scared or skittish and we work with…

Happy Adoption Stories!!!

Every adoption at the shelter is a reason to celebrate, but this month we had some extra special adoption stories we wanted to share. Eric…

And Now a Word From our Sponsors!

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Gain Federal Credit Union for sponsoring us with their “He Approves of the New Ride” campaign! …

Say hello to Miss Abby!

Yawwwn… Call her Abigale Adams, aka Abbicab, or just plain Abby. After 8 months on the streets, Abby came inside and is now part of…

Police & Fire Services Day

The VBAS was out with our furry friends at the annual Burbank Police & Fire Service Day on Saturday, May 11th. Cody the Husky was…

Chester the Wonder Kitten!

Say hello to a special kitten looking for a special adopter! Hello there!   My name is Chester! Chester came to the shelter with his two siblings…

Say Hi to Sparky!

Sparky is a 2-year-old Terrier/Hound/Beagle mix and an all-or-nothing kind of boy. He’s not just sweet and affectionate. He’s VERY sweet and affectionate! Hiya!!! Sparky…

Blossom Adopted!

Great news about our little Blossom! Hey, remember me? Our little girl arrived at the shelter in with a broken leg and needed surgery.  (Blossom…

Vinnie on the Mend!

Little Vinnie is a sweet but shy poodle who recently arrived at the shelter.  He had a medical condition called cherry eye in both his…

Gain Federal Credit Union Special Offer/Fundraiser: Now till June 28th!

He approves of the new ride! In the market for new wheels?   For every auto loan opened between April 15, 2019 and June 28, 2019,…

The Kittens are Coming!

The VBAS’s Kitten Foster Program needs your help!   Each year as the weather warms up, kitten season begins.  Stray and feral cats living in…

Pacman and Nala adopted!

Our long term bonded pair Pacman and Nala got adopted!!!! The big day! We always knew they’d make great pets!  This wonderful pair was with…

Tour For Life Recap!

Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us at Tour For Life on Friday, April 5th! North Shore Animal League’s adoption van made…

Blossom Update!

I’m feeling much better! Blossom (Blossom gets her leg fixed!) continues to recover, and her foster parents report she is a happy girl! Say hi…

Queen Sprinkles: Looking for Prince Charming

Hello there, human friends. My name is Sprinkles and I am a queen looking for a new kingdom to rule. If you would like to…

Libby seeks hiking partner!

Say hello to our lovely 3 year old girl, Libby!   This sweet girl is the best of both worlds:  she’s active, but also very mellow! …

Fancy Finds a Home!

Great news!  After 6 months, Fancy, one of our socialization cats, found her forever home! Look at all this space! Fancy’s parents report that she…

Two Cool Fundraisers!

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser Thursday April 25th! Super Simple: Eat pizza to raise funds for the shelter! Go to Blaze Pizza Burbank Thursday April 25th and…

Blossom gets her leg fixed!

Say hello to our little girl Blossom! This 6 month old terrier mix arrived at the shelter recently with a broken femur. She was putting…

Human Roommate Wanted!

Hi! I’m Fiesta, a black and white Domestic Shorthair, and my friend, Flora, is a Tuxedo. We’re a bonded pair of 5 year-olds in need…

Tour for Life coming to Burbank April 5th!

Come join us Friday April 5th on the Burbank AMC Citywalk when the North Shore Animal League’s adoption van is in town for Tour for…

Say Hi to Honey!

You can’t have a name like Honey without being super-sweet! Honey is a beautiful 3 year-old Pit Terrier mix who absolutely LOVES people! She loves…

Ginger Update: All Better and Adopted!

Check out my new bed! Great news!  Ginger has recovered from her surgery and was adopted! I like to share this one. Ginger now lives…

Fundraiser updates. Pizza for pups 2.0 coming up!

Pizza for Pups 2.0 April 25th! We had to reschedule our Blaze Pizza fundraiser, but we’ve got it sorted this time! Get ready for Pizza…

Give Love All Year!

Valentine’s day may have passed, but you can give the gift of love to the animals at the shelter all year long by setting up…

Simon gets his eye fixed!

What do you get when you mix a Persian Cat, a Poodle coat, and a ton of personality?  You get Simon, of course! This unique…

Tiger and Sharkie! The Bro-mance is real!

February reminds most of us of Valentine’s Day and romance.. but what about a Bro-mance? Tiger and Sharkie are a couple of Pal-entines ready to…

Say Hello To Susie!

Did someone say fluffy? Susie is a gorgeous six year old calico and a member of our Cat Socialization Program.  She experienced some trauma before…

Babette found a home!

  Our sweet 15 year old Babette got adopted! Put me in, Coach! Babette (now known as “Babs”) is doing great!  She loves belly rubs,…

Jupiter Smiling!

Say hi to Jupiter!  This gentle 14 year old boy arrived at the shelter a few weeks ago.  He was super friendly, but also super…

Ginger Update: Getting Better!

I’m feeling much better! Good news for our little girl, Ginger!  (Ginger on the mend)  (Ginger Update)   She had her followup exam with the surgeon…

Two Yummy Fundraisers Coming Up!

Mark your calendars!  We have a couple of fun and yummy fundraisers coming up in March! Puppies and Pints!  March 7th at Gordon Biersch Burbank…

Coal, The Laser Cat!

Coal (named for his black tail) is a sweet and 7 year old tan and grey Tabby who arrived at the shelter  in rough shape.  …

Bruno followup!

By Jan  McInnis “It boggles my mind when I attempt to comprehend how long it took for him to get adopted when he is such…

Free Ways to help!

Do you shop at Amazon or Ralphs? Does your employer match donations or give grants for hours volunteered? Do you post on Facebook? Read on…

Ginger Update!

Remember last month’s story about Ginger (Ginger on the Mend) who needed surgery to repair her broken pelvis and knee?   We have an update from her…

Bo The Cat Found a Home!

Great news!   Our Socialization Program graduate, Bo (Say Hello To Bo The Cat) got adopted and we received an update from his new family! Bo’s…

The 12 Days of VBAS!

On the 1st day of Christmas the VBAS Medical Program gave to Ginger ONE special surgery to fix her broken pelvis. Ginger was hit by…

Say Hello to Sweet Sofia

Sofia is a 15 year old gentle soul who is looking for a home to live out her golden years. She has the softest fur,…

Get to know Clover!

Clover is a 1 and a half year old brown and white tabby longhair with beautiful green eyes. Everyone who sees her says she’s gorgeous…and…

Ginger on the Mend!

Poor little Ginger arrived at the shelter after having a really bad day. She was hit by a car which broke her pelvis and tore…

Moggie and Tabby

Moggie and Tabby are a bonded pair of 9 month old brothers looking for a new home after their previous family moved out of state….

Check out Oona!

Check out Oona! She has everything you’d want in a furry friend.  She’s super loving, a huge fan of belly rubs, and is always sweet…

A quick Mia update!

Some fun news about our former long term resident Mia who was adopted last month. Mia’s mom has a horse that is housed at a…

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets (and You!)

By Jean Schanberger As 2019 rolls around you might be considering some New Year’s Resolutions to improve your health, wealth, relationships and overall life. Lots…

Learn About Our Foster Dog Program

Click here to learn more about our Adult Foster Dog Program and how you can help! Cali is a one-year old female and Christen is…

The Turkey Trot! Today is the day!

This morning, for the 6th year in a row, a team of happy Volunteers and their friends and family are participating in the Burbank YMCA…

Merry Cat-Mas and a Happy New Dog!

By Jean Schanberger Whether this is your 1st, 5th or 15th holiday season with your pet, this special time of year brings some unique safety…

Meet Dallas

Save your money on dog toys and kiddie pools because Dallas (A083138) is one Labrador Retriever/Pit Terrier mix that doesn’t really go after toys or…

Behind the Scenes with the VBAS Photo Team

by Cheyenne Hohman Lights, Camera, Action! But not always in that order. For the VBAS photo team, it’s usually more of a blur of all…

Oscar got his smile back and got adopted!

Oscar arrived at the shelter as a very thin senior kitty. He was eartipped, which meant he was a sterilized stray, but it quickly became…

Mia Got Adopted!!!

Great news! Mia (Say Hello to Mia) found her forever home! Mia was our longest term resident and spent over a year at the shelter. …

From the jungle to the sea…Tiger and Sharkie!

By Jean Schanberger If you like friendly dogs on the exotic, eye-catching side, look no further than Tiger (A059458) and Sharkie (A059459), our bonded pair…

Say Hello to Bo The Cat

Say hello to Bo, the big tuxedo cat with the wide curious eyes! Bo is super sweet and his favorite thing in the world is…

Ancient Greece and Great Britain bring you…Tasia!

By Jean Schanberger We want to tell you about an extra special big dog who needs a wonderful home, but first indulge us a little…

The Turkey Trot Fundraiser!

Talk about Thanksgiving traditions! For the 6th year in a row, a team from The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter will hit the pavement…

Meet Cali & Christian

Cali and Christian are a bonded brother/sister pair who have been in foster care since March. They’ve each had a birthday with us at this…

Say Hello to Alyia The Kitten

Alyia is a sweet 7 month old girl with amber eyes. Alyia came to the shelter at three months old.  She was sick, skinny, and…

Batman’s Journey: The Movie!

Remember Batman?  (A Great Week for Adoptions) Well, he’s the star of his own movie now!  Check out Batman’s Journey.

Introducing Janie

According to the American Kennel Club, American Staffordshire Terriers are smart, confident, and good-natured companions – and Janie fits that bill! Her beautiful brown and…

Adoptions!

We had some great adoptions this month! Bruce and Gidget (Meet Bruce and Gidget) were adopted together! Ribbons are the best! It took a little…

Haunted House Fundraiser: Only Three Nights Left!

Halloween is right around the corner and that means there are only three nights left to see RottenApple907’s Haunted House! Geppetto is hard at work…

Say hello to Crockett and Avery

This bonded pair is looking for a home to spend their golden years in! Crockett is an intriguing mix of Shepherd, Sharpei, and Rhodesian Ridgeback….

Meet 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…

Coming Soon: Halloween Haunted House Fundraiser!

Halloween is coming, and you know what that means:  Monsters…scary costumes…haunted houses….and a VBAS Fundraiser! For the 28th year in a row, legendary Burbank Haunted…

Happy Pups & Happy Tails Hiking Program

All energetic, loving dogs need some dirt under their paws.  VBAS Happy Tails Hiking Program runs every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning for the shelter’s…

Super Successful Pancake Fundraiser!

Sunday, September 9th was a day filled with lots of pancakes, raffles and kisses from our loving Mia. The wonderful Deborah Dodge held a Pancake…

Updates!

We’ve had some super adoptions recently! Bonded pair Jake and Portia (The Benefits of Bonded Pairs) found their forever home this month! Ok Mom and…

Barn Cats

Feral Cats Need Families Too! Not all cats adopted from the Burbank Animal Shelter are domesticated. Our Barn Cat Program is designed to place unsocialized…

Hikes, Heat and Happy Tails: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe Hiking In The Heat

Summer time in Southern California is a classic American dream. Beaches, hiking and outdoor activities galore! VBAS volunteers are offering 5 friendly tips for hiking…

The Second Wave of Kittens is Here!

We’re about to enter the home stretch of the 2018 kitten season…but we need to get through the second big wave of kittens that is…

Benefits of Bonded Pairs

You might have heard the term “bonded pair”.  What does that mean? The term indicates a pair of dogs or cats that are strongly attached…

Dogs and More Kittens Visit the Starlight Bowl!

Having heard about the big kitten outing (Rockstar Kittens at the Starlight Bowl) our dogs got into the act and strutted their stuff at the…

Cashew, Daisy and Stevie got adopted!

We’ve had some great adoptions this month!   After 7 months of patiently waiting, a wonderful family adopted Cashew (Meet Cashew) and gave her the…

This just in: Clear the Shelter!

Saturday August 18th was the fourth annual Clear The Shelter day at the Burbank Animal Shelter, and we had a ton of adoptions! 1 guinea…

Mia is Looking for a Foster Home!

  Have you ever been looking for a place to live and visited one in which you thought “this just isn’t going to work for…

Say Hi to Stella

Want to add a low-key pet to your low-key house? Then check out Stella! Experienced cat owners will appreciate this approximately 6-year-old brown tabby girl…

Why I Adopted a Senior Pet

By Irina di Vincenzo I have been volunteering at the Burbank animal shelter since the beginning of this year and it has been fulfilling in…

Our Kitten Foster Program Still Needs Fosters!

We’d like to say a big Thank Mew to the new kitten foster parents who joined the Kitten Foster Program (KFP) after our article (The…

Say Hello to Bison!

Fully-Trained!!! That’s what you want in a guy, and with Bison that’s what you’ll get!! He’s an 8-year-old Mastiff-mix who will swat you with his…

Amazing Kitten Daisy and her brother Stevie

Amazing Daisy and her brother Stevie are looking for their forever home. Zooming around the house, chasing Stevie up and down the stairs, and playing…

Rockstar Kittens at the Starlight Bowl

Kittens from the the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter’s Kitten Foster Program (KFP) rocked out to some great tunes July 14th at the Burbank…

Whole lotta learning going on!

This just in: the VBAS at the Best Friends National Conference 20 VBAS volunteers joined over 1,6000 attendees at the Best Friends National Conference from…

The Kittens are Here!!!

     Kitten season has arrived and we need more kitten foster parents!   We need your help! Kitten season (April to October) is here and…

Say Hi to Tiger and Sharkie

Everybody needs a brother, otherwise who are you going to compete with? Tiger and Sharkie are no different! The only thing these 4-year-old bonded boys…

Meet Eve

Two-year-old kids like attention, and this almost 2 year old sweet kitty is no different. Except she’s the opposite of the terrible twos. . ….

Adult Foster Sky finds her home!

Sky is beautiful Pit Bull Terrier mix with a goofy smile.  She’s also a graduate of the VBAS Adult Dog Foster program (ADF). Sky first…

Puddy found his forever home!

Puddy, our most senior feline resident started the summer off the right way: he found his forever home! This sweet and distinguished 13 year old…

Bailey and Piper’s Dad has a big birthday!

The VBAS would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Burbank resident Don Burgess.  In addition to adopting bonded pair Bailey and Piper (formerly…

Summer Pet Travel Safety

So you want to join the “Traveling with your pet” craze this summer? GREAT! You might save money on a pet sitter and have your…

Say Hello to Mia!

What’s a more fun way to lose weight than eating carrots and lifting weights?  Adopting Mia! Mia is 3-year-old red and white pit bull terrier…

Meet Cashew

Who says long hair is out of style for the Summer? Cashew wears her flowing locks well! Not only do they add to her gorgeous…

Updates!

Beau got a new home and a new name! The Shelter Favorite Formerly Known as Beau found his forever home this month and is now…

Local Fundraising Heroes

The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter (VBAS) and the animals of the Burbank Animal Shelter were the recipients of some very generous community fundraisers…

Police Fire Service Day!

The VBAS came out to support the community at the annual Burbank Fire Service Day on May 12th. Bonded pups Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers…

Amazing Adoptions!

It’s been a fantastic month for adoptions. Our two longest term residents, Bruno and Nibsy found their forever homes! Bruno’s new family had just lost…

The Kittens are Coming!

The VBAS’s Kitten Foster Program needs your help!   Each year hundreds of kittens end up at the Burbank Animal Shelter.  The Shelter does not…

Meet Diesel!

This pup is looking to kick off the summer in a big way by finding his forever home. This 3-year-old high-energy guy loves meeting new…

Haku Gets His Smile Back!

Haku, a sweet and friendly 8-year-old orange tabby, arrived at the shelter with a very painful mouth.  Most of his teeth were damaged or missing…

Meet Darcy!

Darcy is a true survivor cat and a living example of a cat with 9 lives! Darcy was brought to the shelter as a stray kitten and…

Other Updates!  Tour For Life and Cricket!

Tour For Life Our volunteers, dogs and cats had a day out on the town on March 31st when the North Shore Animal League’s adoption…

This just in: Billy Bob adopted!

Our big goofy Mastiff, Billy Bob, found his forever home!  His new family heard about Billy Bob from Susie’s Senior Dogs on Instagram and fell…

March Madness Goodness!!!

A Fundraiser, adoptions, a word from an Alumn, and The Tour For Life!   Pups & Pints On March 1st, Gordon Biersch in Burbank graciously…

Meet Bruno!

This big, lovable guy arrived at the Burbank Animal Shelter back in October of 2016 and is long overdue to find the right home to…

One more makes four!

This just in! Burbank household pet limit increased to four! Effective immediately, the number of pets permitted per household in Burbank has been increased from…

Babs gets her eye fixed!

Babs the Beagle arrived at the shelter a few weeks ago.  This super friendly and outgoing 6 year old gal won the hearts of everyone…

Free Ways to help!

Do you shop at Amazon or Ralphs? Does your employer match donations or give grants for hours volunteered? Do you post on Facebook? Read on…

Cricket finds a home!

Little Cricket didn’t know it at the time, but the day she arrived at the Burbank Animal Shelter turned out to be the best day…

What’s the story on pit bulls?

Most shelters have quite a few dogs labelled “pit bull,” and the Burbank Animal Shelter is no exception.   Why so many pit bulls?  The answer…

Year of the dog!

Happy Chinese New Year!  It’s the year of the dog! Make 2018 the best year ever for these great dogs by adopting one of them!…

Updates from last month!

Libra (A great week for Adoptions) has taken a new name, Ellie, and is doing great!  She was a little shy at the shelter, but…

Meet Nibsy

Nibsy came to the Burbank Animal Shelter back in late 2016. At the time, this year-old pup was just a little too high-energy for her…

Say Hello to Ivy!

Ivy (aka “Belle”) is a “cat’s cat.” She has yet to meet another cat she doesn’t like. She’s super sweet and curious. And her big…

This just in: A great week for adoptions!

Every adoption at the shelter makes us happy, but last week was something really special.  In the span of seven days four very loved guests…

Cinema & Bennie

Looking for a pair of young, beautiful cats to come home to?  Cinema and Bennie may be for you! Cinema and her bonded brother Bennie…

Chip on the mend…

Meet Chip and Dale! This bonded pair of 10-month old Chihuahua brothers arrived at the Burbank Animal Shelter just before New Years. Like their animated…

Awesome adoptions in 2017

2017 was a great year for adoptions at the Burbank Animal Shelter.  940 animals were adopted, and another 388 wayward dogs and cats were reunited…

Kittens Kittens everywhere!

2017 was another busy year for the VBAS’s Kitten Foster Program (KFP): over 250 kittens were saved! During kitten season (April – November) hundreds of…

Lena gets her knee fixed!

Lena is a Pit Bull with a heart of gold, always willing to please people around her. Her classic gray and white coat and thoughtful…

Smitten for Kittens: Get a discount on jewelry *and* help the VBAS!

Our friends at Haati Chai / Amarillo are offering a 10% discount on their jewelry when you use the code ANIMALLOVER. On top of that,…

Community Foundation of the Verdugos Announces $12,000 grant for The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter

On September 21st, 2016 the Community Foundation of the Verdugos (CFV) Board of Directors voted to grant $12,000 to The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal…

Coyote ‘Hazing’ Techniques

Wildlife advocates educates homeowners on ‘coyote hazing’ techniques Randi Feilich, representative of the nonprofit Project Coyote, demonstrates how people can protect themselves and wildlife at…

LA Times Discusses Burbank Animal Shelter Veterinarian Dr. Small!

Our very own Dr. Small has been recognized in this wonderful article for his continuing effort to improve the lives of animals.  You can read…

LA Times: “Warner Bros. spruces up Burbank Animal Shelter”

The LA Times ran a piece about how Warner Bros. Studios has been helping the shelter!

Burbank Leader: “Pet project grows out of partnership”

The Burbank Leader ran a piece about how Warner Bros. Studios has been helping the shelter!

Check out the VBAS radio spot!

If you haven’t had a chance to hear the VBAS radio spot that airs on KIIS-FM 102.7, KOST-FM 103.5, KBIG-FM 104.3, KFI-AM 640, KHHT-FM 92.3,…