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Auction for Animals: Thank You for Making it Such a Success!!!

The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our friends and sponsors who donated over 200…

Cleopatra

Say hello to Cleopatra! This petite, exotic beauty is a real success story. We thought she might be feral when she first arrived, but she…

Bruce

Bruce is a sweet boy who had been running stray and scared for days on the railroad tracks until we were able to secure him…

Stormy the Cat: the Living Dust Bunny!

Stormy is the perfect cat if you’re looking for a living dust bunny! What do we mean by that? Well, she has arthritis in her…

Petey!

Petey came to us as a stray. He is loving and affectionate but can be a little overwhelming at times because of his lack of…

Coming Soon: Haunted House Fundraiser!

Halloween is coming, and for the 30th year in a row legendary Burbank Haunted House RottenApple907 is creating another amazing haunt experience, and once again…

Auction for Animals 2021!

The VBAS is pleased to announce Auction for Animals 2021! Psssst….they’re hosting an auction. Thanks to the generosity of many local businesses and friends of…

Racer and Honey

One of the most challenging jobs at the shelter is adopting out pairs of animals that are closely bonded and must go to the same…

Morton Gets His Leg Fixed!

Morton the kitten was having a Really Bad Day when he arrived at the shelter. This little guy was found inside a truck engine and…

Amy

Amy is the biggest goofball who is waiting to find her forever home. She is a German Shepard who is about 1 year old. She…

Maple is a special kitten!

Maple is a beautiful 5 month old kitten with a very sweet disposition. He always wants to be near somebody, wants to be on you…

Double the Fun: Two is better than one!

What could be better than adopting a cat?  Adopting two, of course! It just so happens we have four wonderful bonded pairs of cats looking…

Maxine

Maxine’s life, or what we know of it, is reminiscent of a sad Country song. She was relinquished to an extremely full shelter by her…

Simba!

Simba was adopted from the shelter as a kitten and returned 3 years later when his owner moved. He was pretty confused about what was…

Ralphie

This scruffy little fellow was found running the streets. He was filthy, scared, and hungry. He was really shut down for the first few days…

Lenny

Say hello to Lenny! aka “Mr. Affectionate!” We don’t know anything about this boy’s history. He came to the shelter as a stray and was…

Puppies On Tour!

With a plethora of  puppies in the shelter, we decided it would be a great opportunity to introduce them to Burbank City Employees. I mean…

Prince and Precious

Prince and Precious are a fluffy pair of brothers came to the shelter sadly when their person passed away. She spoke German to them, but…

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart is a sweet girl who came to us scared, dirty and hungry. Sadly, we had no idea where her puppies were since it…

Tanner and Grissol

Tanner (brown) and his brother Grissol (grey) were originally adopted from the animal shelter as 2 month old kittens. Unfortunately, 3 years later their owner…

Bubba!

Bubba is a very sweet boy!!!!  We think he would be good with kids and other animals as he has a great disposition. Loud noises…

Gotcha Day Paw-ty!

Paw-ty invite! When the pandemic hit last year our adult dog foster coordinator went to work placing over 25 dogs in foster homes. Munchie and…

Working Cats Still Looking for Working Homes!

We Still Have Feral Cats Looking For Homes! As we shared last month, Burbank Animal Shelter’s Barn Cat Program is designed to place unsocialized feral…

Beenz!

This handsome boy Beenz is high energy and super smart! He had an absolute ball hamming it up with our photo team. Check out his…

Steli and Maya

Steli and Maya are a bonded three year old brother and sister pair who were turned into the shelter as their owner had to move…

Millie

Millie was surrendered by her former owner as she was not getting along with the other dogs in the house. She is a very sweet…

Howie and Hansen!

Howie and Hansen are gentle giants are the sweetest brothers.  This four year old bonded pair was turned in when their owners were no longer…

Working Cats Looking for Working Homes

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

Skyla

Skyla had a rough start to life and was extremely scared when she first got to the shelter. Staff worked with her and helped her…

Blackjack!

Blackjack was given to the shelter by someone who claimed that they got him from a homeless woman who was unable to care for him….

Duke

Duke is a one year old German Shepherd/Mastiff mix. He was relinquished by his owner due to him not getting along with their current dog….

Oreo!

Oreo’s elderly owner passed away and the owner’s best friend who took over the care was unable to keep poor Oreo due to a minor…

The Kittens are Coming!!!

Each year as the weather warms up, kitten season begins. Stray and feral cats living in the wild begin having kittens, and hundreds of these…

Ranger

Ranger is a two year old Labrador Terrier mix.  He is very shy with new people, but with a little patience he warms right up….

Bob and Barcley

Bob and Barcley were surrendered by their owners as they were moving and couldn’t take their cats with them. These beautiful boys are 4 year…

Forrest

Say hello to Forrest! A 3 year old male, white and brown Siberian Husky mix. Hiya!  I’m Forrest! Forrest is a very affectionate large boy…

Sabrina

Sabrina came in with many other cats who were left behind when their owner passed away. Sabrina came in very shy, nervous and confused on…

Kitten Charm School…Classes Starting Soon!

Chickadee was not a model student on day one… Last year, we launched our Kitten Charm School program to better help scared and hissy kittens…

Kate the Great!

Kate is a super sweet and mellow 6 year old who loves belly rubs, back massages and cuddling in general. She also has a really…

Howie and Hansen

Brothers Howie and Hansen were turned in by their owners as they were no longer able to care for them. These brothers are a bonded…

Grannie Frannie

Grannie Frannie is a lovable, affectionate, old gal. She would love to go on short daily walks and then hop on her bed or your…

Coonie

Coonie was turned in by her owners as she had become jealous of the female in the house.  She has been fine with the female…

Bonnie and Clyde adopted!

Great news!  Our beautiful pair of bonded Huskies, Bonnie and Clyde, got adopted! We like the couch! Their adopter writes: “Bonnie and Clyde are amazing…

Mimi

Mimi is a lovely lady Maine Coon who was turned in by her owner who could no longer care for her. She had lived with…

Bowie

Bowie is a 2 year old Rottweiler/Alaskan Husky mix.  He is a sweet boy with a strong personality.  His original adopters wanted to make him…

The 12 days of VBAS 2020

The 12 days of VBAS 2020 On the 1st day of Christmas the VBAS medical program gave to Ralph ONE emergency Hospitalization. Sweet Senior Ralph…

Daisy Girl

Daisy Girl is all dressed up and in the holiday spirit! Daisy Girl (A093218) came to us as a stray. She was scared, in pain…

Remembering Megan

It was in October that the Labus Family contacted the VBAS about sponsoring a Cat Condo to honor the one-year anniversary of their daughter Megan’s…

Meet Muska!

Muska (A092114) is a 10 year old lady looking for her forever home. She’s a senior, so she’s a little set in her ways. She…

Operation Chihuahua Pick Up!

Santa Barbara County Animal Services had a crisis last month after taking in 104 Chihuahuas from a Lompoc home.  A call for help went out…

Bonnie and Clyde

Are you looking for a pair of beautiful bonded huskies?  Well look no further!  Meet Bonnie (A088137)  and Clyde (A088136). Bonnie and Clyde spent time…

Red and Blue / Rojo and Azul!

Blue/Azul and Red/Rojo are two of the sweetest cats! They were relinquished by their owner because of an eviction and they were uprooted by no…

Teigen’s Medical Miracle

When Teigen the kitten arrived at the shelter in July, we knew something wasn’t right.  She was half the size of her siblings, sickly, and…

Haunted Mansion Lawn Display Fundraiser: Three Nights Left!

Due to Covid, our friends at Rotten Apple 907 are *not* doing a walk through haunted house this year. Instead they’ve made a lawn display to…

The Turkey Trot!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for the 7th year in a row a team from the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter will…

Tiger and Sharkie Adopted!!!!

What’s better than Tiger and Sharkie going camping?  How about Tiger and Sharkie *going to their forever home*!!! WE GOT A HOME!!! It was three…

Auction For Animals: Thank You for Making it a Success!

Thanks from all of us! We’d like to say a big *thank you* to our friends and sponsors who donated items for bids, and to…

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…

Tiger and Sharkie Go Camping!

Road trip!!! If you’ve visited the Burbank Animal Shelter in the last 2 years, you’ve seen bonded pair Tiger and Sharkie’s silly faces. You’ve probably…

Lots of Happy Adoptions!

Since reopening for adoptions via appointment in late June, the shelter has been seeing a lot of great adoptions!  Here are a few! TK was…

You Will Be Saving Kittens With Your Donation Today

If you have already made a donation to help our kittens, thank you.  If you are unable to donate, we understand.  But if you can…

It’s Kitten Season Again!

2020 has been quite the year with lots of new challenges and changes, but one thing hasn’t changed: Kitten Season. Every year when the weather…

Shelter Now Open For Adoptions By Appointment!

The Burbank Animal Shelter has officially reopened for adoptions and other animal related services by appointment only.  The new adoption process is a hybrid model…

Our Big Foster Family

The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter hope you are healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. While the shelter is closed to the public,…

Feral Cats Looking For Working Homes!

Our Barn Cat Program saved more than a dozen cats last year by placing unsocialized feral cats who do not like humans into working homes like…

The Mystery of the Long-Term Shelter Dogs

It’s a mystery! 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…

Sweetie Smiling!

I’m happy and smiling again! Six year old Sweetie was not feeling well when she arrived at the shelter.  This beautiful girl had a painful…

Kitten Charm School

Chickadee was not a model student on day one… Last year, we got so many hissy kittens at the shelter that we realized we needed…

Oona adopted!!!

Great news!  Our Long Term resident Oona was adopted!!!! I found a home!!! Oona arrived at the shelter back in September of 2018 and She…

Say hello to Esther

Esther (A090524) is a super sweet and chatty 2 year old Calico looking for a home. This little girl is a bit shy and needs…

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser!

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Thursday March 19th! It’s Super Easy: Eat pizza to raise funds for the shelter! Go to California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Burbank…

Say Hi to Cleo!

Cleo is a 5-year-old red and black German Shepherd with a beautiful coat and a sweet personality!  She’s quite independent, but she loves affection in…

Minnie!!!

A little bit of sassy and a whole lot of sweet – that’s Minnie.  But that isn’t the way it always was. I had trust…

Puppy Reunion!

Back in the day… There was a joyous reunion of a litter of pups from our Puppy Foster Program (PFP).  They recognized their foster Dad,…

Charlie Finds a Home!

Charlie wasn’t feeling too well when he was brought in as a stray.  He had a large wound on his neck and a blocked bladder. …

Pizza Fundraiser!

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser Tuesday February 11th! Super Simple: Eat pizza to raise funds for the shelter! Go to Blaze Pizza Burbank Tuesday February 11th and…

Working Cats Looking for Working Homes

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

The Twelve Days of VBAS 2019

On the 1st day of Christmas the VBAS Medical Program gave to Amber ONE emergency surgery. Foster kitten Amber’s belly started swelling and she had…

Joey and Chandler!

Joey and Chandler are bonded 11 month-old Domestic Shorthairs, and, just like Friends, they’re buddies for life. Their personalities complement each other, which makes them…

Tucker and Andy Adopted!!!!

Great news!  Burbank’s Odd Couple, Tucker and Andy got adopted!!! The big day! A family came in looking to adopt a dog and fell in…

Tucker and Andy!

“Hey Andy, I think I see someone with treats!” Remember the Odd Couple?  Well, meet the Burbank Animal Shelter’s own version of Felix and Oscar! …

The 2019 Turkey Trot!

For the 6th year in a row, The Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter successfully ran (literally) our annual fundraiser at the Burbank YMCA Turkey Trot.  On…

A Home For Sassy Stevie

There’s an old southern adage, “For every pot, there is a lid,” which is just a short and sweet way of saying “whoever you are,…

Meet Benji!

Benji is a beautiful 8 year old german Shepherd with an adorable face and a heartwarming smile. This sweet boy can be a little shy…

Greycie & Sneaks’ Happy Story -By Foster Mom Sally Chew

In October of 2018 two beautiful, but very shy, 3 month old kittens came to the shelter. Greycie and Sneaks went into a foster home…

Abby Adopted!!!

Remember sweet Abby, the scared tabby who came in way back in March? We are happy to report that Abby has finally found her forever…

Tiger and Sharkie: The DNA Tests Are In!

“Just took a DNA test, found out, they’re 100% that good dog, even when they’re barking crazy.” – Lizzo There’s a mystery afoot at Burbank…

Suzie Q Living It Up In Her Foster Home!

Suzie Q is living the good life in her Adult Dog Foster Home!  Her foster mom sends the following: “If it looks like a pig,…

Stevie The Cat!

Stevie is an eight-year-old, gray and white, Domestic Shorthair with a chip on her shoulder. The first time you meet Stevie, she will not be…

Meet Oona!!!

And the Miss Congeniality award goes to… Oona, the Labrador/Terrier mix! Oona is 7 years-old and the stand-out among  her comPETitors. She’s friendly, smart, obedient,…

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! So many ships and planes…

Chico Update!

Chico (Chico And The Leg!) continues to recover from his broken leg.  Here’s an update from his foster mom: “Chico been doing well these past…

Special Offer from Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies!

We’d like to say a big thank you to our friends at Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies for their amazing donation of *two pallets* of…

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…

Suzie Q!

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

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…