Shea Pet Fest Celebration at Sage in Livermore

by Shea Homes Northern California on October 5, 2016

At Shea Homes®, we design our neighborhoods with your entire family in mind – including the furry, scaly, feather members! Your animal’s needs are important to us. That’s why, this Saturday, we will be having a special Pet Fest event at our Sage community in Livermore, California to celebrate our adorable furry friends. Join us for a family-friendly, pet-themed event full of activities, snacks, and fun this Saturday from 10AM to 2PM. RSVP on Facebook for more details.

Be sure to bring your furry family member with you so you can get a photo in the kissing booth!

Complimentary nail trimmings will be available for dogs, and kids can have their faces painted like their favorite animal. Get festive with bandannas and other themed giveaways, while supplies last.

Plus, remember use #SheaPetFest on your pet photos on Instagram and Twitter now through October 29th, and Shea Homes will donate $1 to the Humane Society.

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Date: 10/08/2016
Time: 10AM-2PM
301 Basswood Common
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: (866) 696-7432

You can get more information here.   

Consider adopting a pet and saving a life

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 7, 2013

Take a look at these valley shelters where you can adopt

Many pets across the nation don’t have a home, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, each year approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals enter into shelters nationwide.  Because of this, shelters all over the nation are looking for families who will take good care of a pet in need.

In many homes, pets are an integral part of the family.  Children often look forward to the illustrious day that Mom and Dad will allow them to get their first pet.  If you are looking for a new furry family member, we hope you will consider these great shelters located throughout the Valley of the Sun when shopping around.

The Arizona Humane Society

The AZ Humane Society was founded in 1957 with the goal of promoting the ethical treatment of animals and providing a safe haven for stray pets.  Today it offers a variety of services including pet adoption, low cost vaccinations, and discounted spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats.

When adopting from the AZ Humane Society, families are provided an adoption counselor to guide them through the process.  The counselors also help each family find a pet that fit in well at home, and families have the opportunity to spend time “one-on-one” with their potential pet.

To find an AZ Humane Society in your area, go to this website:

HALO Rescue

HALO (Helping Animals Live On) is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization founded in 1994 by two women out of their homes in Phoenix, AZ. HALO provides temporary shelter to abandoned cats and dogs until they can be adopted into a permanent home.

HALO is a no-kill shelter that does not accept animals from the public. Their strategy serves the animals in greatest need: animals that are placed on the euthanasia lists at “open admission” shelters in Maricopa County. They provide a refuge for animals who might otherwise be destroyed at other Valley shelters for reasons such as a treatable injury, illness or those who are too scared or too young to go up for adoption at their time of arrival.

HALO wants to educate you on the adoption process and the responsibility it takes to care for an animal. For more information on HALO and their shelters, go to their website:

 Arizona Animal Welfare League

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned animal lovers and is the largest and oldest no-kill shelter in Arizona.

AAWL & SPCA rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes more than 5,000 dogs and cats that are abandoned or that have been surrendered by their owners. They do this primarily by rescuing them from other shelters in Maricopa County where they are likely to be euthanized due to the lack of time and resources to care for them. All pets offered for adoption have been spayed or neutered; micro-chipped and are current on all vaccinations. AAWL and SPCA strive to be the community’s leading source for pet adoptions, veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare.

For more information on AAWL & SPCA and their efforts, go to their website:

For more information on what we’re up to at Shea Homes Arizona, visit our Facebook page, tweet with us on Twitter, get informed and educated on our YouTube channel or get inspired with us on Pinterest!


Making Your Home a Home for Your Pet

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 10, 2012


If you’re a pet person you know that they have a special place in our hearts. Whether you’re a dog person, a cat person or a gerbil person those special critters in our lives deserve a special place in our homes. Now, the majority of us don’t have the means or capabilities to devote a whole room in the house to our pet, but we can still make some adjustments to give these little guys a place to call home sweet home.

Some pets have a bed or crate they sleep in during the night. Spruce up the space with a little paint and stencils. Add paw prints or dog bones or perhaps their name to a spot on the wall. Don’t want to actually paint your walls? Why not paint their name onto a piece of treated wood and secure it to the wall above their bed?

dog space
Feeling like you want to do your part to save the earth? Why not recycle some of your unused household items for your pet? For example: turn an old suitcase into your pet’s new bed!

Every pet has its accessories and you don’t always want those accessories strewn about the house, especially when guests arrive. Why not make a DIY toy bin out of a basket and fabric? Or use this helpful video from Live Well Network.

Whatever you do to make your home more ‘homey’ for your pet, you can guarantee that they will love it. Plus, these extra additions can make great conversation pieces and even inspire your friends and family to do the same. What do you do to make your pet feel at home in your home?