Grand Opening Celebration for Pedro Pet Pals

Grand Opening Celebration


JULY 22, 2023 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Hyla Marrow Center Facility Tour, followed by Dinner and Awards at the San Pedro Elks Lodge

Contact Theresa Sardisco to purchase Tickets: $100 per person:
Text (310) 991-0012 or email

Pedro Pet Pal’s (PPP), a renowned animal welfare organization, is thrilled to announce the grand opening celebration of the Hyla Marrow Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to supporting shelter and homeless pets. The formal dedication ceremony will take place on July 22, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the center’s location: 395 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731.

The completion of the Hyla Marrow Center marks the final phase of a remarkable three-year journey, from concept to reality, made possible despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This multifaceted facility encompasses a range of vital services, including a comprehensive cat adoption program, dog adoption events, and an affordable, not-for-profit full-service veterinary clinic.

PPP would like to express its gratitude to Petsmart Charities for their generous contribution of $300,000 to the Community Animal Medical Project. Additionally, the City of Los Angeles has played a crucial role in supporting Pedro Pet Pals with a generous donation of $100,000.

Founded in 2009 by Theresa Sardisco, PPP has come a long way since its inception. From humble beginnings with a converted greyhound bus for mobile adoptions, the organization has now established a physical presence in the heart of San Pedro, enabling the adoption of cats and dogs almost every week. To facilitate these adoptions, PPP has launched two dedicated websites: for cat/kitten adoptions and for dog/puppy adoptions.

The successful purchase and conversion of the Hyla Marrow Center were made possible through the acquisition of $500,000 in seed money from the Hyla Marrow Trust. PPP and its passionate supporters matched this amount with an additional $500,000, enabling the transformation of the building into a vibrant and welcoming facility for animals in need.

The Hyla Marrow Center embodies the spirit of true community collaboration. PPP proudly partners with other animal welfare organizations, city and county animal services, and local businesses to ensure families with limited resources can access proper care for their beloved pets. Furthermore, the center actively seeks to find forever homes for animals in need, promoting the welfare and happiness of both pets and their human companions.
“We are overjoyed to unveil the Hyla Marrow Center and celebrate its grand opening with the San Pedro community,” said Theresa Sardisco, founder of Pedro Pet Pal’s. “This facility represents the culmination of our vision to create a sanctuary for animals and a resource for families in need. We are immensely grateful to all our partners, donors, and supporters who have made this dream a reality.”

The grand opening celebration promises to be a memorable event, featuring a variety of activities, including guided tours of the facility, adoption opportunities, and engaging presentations on responsible pet ownership. Local dignitaries, animal advocates, and members of the community will come together to commemorate this remarkable achievement and mark the beginning of a new chapter in animal welfare.

Hyla Marrow Center grand opening celebration July 22