See the K9YA Graduating Class on Friday!


Come celebrate the success of six amazing teens and their lovable — and adoptable — dog partners.

Our partnership with K9 Youth Alliance is one of the most popular programs for teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena. Teenagers spend three weeks working with dogs from L.A. Animal Services shelters, training them in basic skills to make them (even more) adoptable. The dogs teach our members patience, perseverance, and problem solving. Teens also get an introduction to the myriad careers working with and for animals. The graduation ceremony allows them to show all of us the behaviors and skills they’ve worked on during the program.

The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena was the inaugural partner with the K9 Youth Alliance.  The program started in 2016 and two dozen teenagers from the Club and as many dogs have participated.  The Pasadena Star-News covered our first K9YA graduation in April 2016.