Blessing of the Animals at The Gooden School

Maddox England, Brooks Walker,Gabriel Paz with Butterscotch the snake
Amy Wang with her dog

The Gooden School will hold a “Blessing of the Animals” on Thursday, October 2, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Students and families will bring their pets to be blessed in a special service of The Gooden School in Sierra Madre.

Beyond a wide array of dogs and cats, beloved pets who have stolen the spotlight in previous years include horses, ducks, lizards, snakes, iguanas, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and turtles.

In addition, the kindergarten class will be selling homemade dog and cat treats to raise funds for the Pasadena Humane Society, as part of their community service project.

Founded in 1975, The Gooden School is an independent Episcopal school, kindergarten through eighth grade, in Sierra Madre. Reflecting Gooden’s high academic standards, reputation for the arts and community service, graduates are accepted by many of the finest independent high schools and universities.

The Gooden School is at 192 North Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre. (626) 355-2410 or visit

AbbyRae Miles and her rabbit




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