March Pet Madness

Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA hosts animal adoption tournament starting today

While the top college basketball teams in the country face off in the 2018 NCAA March Madness Tournament, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is busy preparing a bracket of its own. Dogs, cats and other adoptable creatures will vie for a spot in the Final Four during a fee-sponsored March Madness “Sweet 16” Adoption Tournament. The Tournament will tip off on Thursday, March 22, and conclude when the last pet participant is adopted.

Sixteen potential pets will don the name of a participating school in the March Madness competition. As the pets get adopted, the remaining teams will progress in the tournament bracket until the last pet standing is crowned the winner. The winning pet’s new family will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Pasadena Humane Society good at the Shelter Shop or for training classes, as well as a special prize basket filled with goodies.

Visitors can view the giant bracket complete with photos of adoptable pets, MVP (most valuable pet) displays, and the opportunity to snap and share selfies with #PHSMarchMadness at a photo booth for a free giveaway in our Shelter Shop.

The PHS is asking members of the public to help sponsor adoptions for the event. The $150 sponsorship fee subsidizes the pet’s adoption fee, spay/neuter surgery, microchip and age-appropriate vaccines. Sponsorship opportunities can be found at

The Pasadena Humane Society will be open during normal adoption hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Regular adoption procedure applies. 

The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is located at 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Download and print an adoption application in advance on its website. View all animals at the shelter at 

Entrepreneurial Engagement

Women, wealth, warriors hosts networking luncheon Saturday

With March serving as Women’s History Month, this weekend offers a great opportunity for female entrepreneurs to network and find tips for success as well as motivational messages at the Women, Wealth, Warriors 9th Annual Luncheon on Saturday in Pasadena.

Celebrities including ABC 7 Los Angeles’ Coleen Sullivan, R&B singer Teedra Moses, comedian Sunda Croonquist, and rapper Yo-Yo are just a few of the recognizable names headlining the event. Proceeds will benefit Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center in Pasadena The lunch event takes place Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Doors open at 10a.m. Tickets are $35 and are available online at

Open Houses

Pasadena Heritage hosts annual ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ tour Sunday

Pasadena Heritage will provide the opportunity to tour extraordinary historic homes and gorgeous gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday as its annual “Better Homes and Gardens” tour spotlights architectural and landscape designs spanning more than 130 years.

The tour allows guests to experience noteworthy architecture and landscape design that influence each other and combine to create perfect harmony. From “curb appeal” to private interiors, visitors will enjoy places that clearly demonstrate the beauty of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly together.

Guests will drive themselves to each location where docents will provide guided tours of interior and exterior features of five different locations throughout Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. Homes are not ADA accessible and guests should expect to be walking on uneven surfaces.

Advance tickets are $40 for members, $45 for general public. Tickets are $48 for everyone buying tickets on Sunday. Call (626) 441-6333 or visit