ADOPT

Adopting a pet is one of the greatest gifts you can give, to the animal – and to yourself. Thank you for considering adoption from  Whatcom Humane Society.

Our interactive adoption process strives to place animals into permanent, responsible and loving homes. Our staff work with potential adopters to help choose the best match possible, both for the animal and the adopter. Prior to meeting an animal, potential adopters are asked to complete an adoption application to better help our staff understand what you are looking for in a companion animal. These applications remain on file for 6 months, so there is no need to complete an application each time you visit our domestic animal shelter. Adopters must complete an adoption application and be able to fulfill the adoption requirements necessary in order to be considered or approved for adoption.

Application forms for specific animals (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) may be downloaded under “Adoption Fees” below.

Cat Adoption Fees

Kittens/Cats under 1 year of age: $115.00

Two Kittens adopted together (same day): $200.00

Cats 1 year – 5 years: $50.00

Cats over 5 years of age: $30.00

Dog Adoption Fees

Puppies/Dogs under 1 year of age: $125.00

Dogs 1 year to 5 years: $85.00

Dogs over 5 years of age: $60.00

Rabbit Adoption Fees
Other Animal Adoption Fees

Ask Customer Service for adoption fee information for all other animals.

Horse Adoption Fees

Adoption fees vary based on the animal. Please contact us directly regarding horse adoptions.

 

Bird Adoption Fees

Prices vary for adopting birds. Please check with shelter staff for details.

Adoption Requirements

Be sure that you are financially able to provide for the animal’s needs. This includes food, supplies, license and veterinary care.

Be certain you have adequate time to spend with your new pet including time for training, exercise and grooming.

Have your landlord’s permission to bring an animal onto his/her property.

Be at least 18 years of age and have verifiable identification.

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

Be willing to bring in your current dog to meet the dog you are interested in adopting.

Be willing to bring in your children to meet the animal you are interested in adopting.

Understand that WHS adopts animals – does not sell them. WHS reserves the right to postpone or refuse an adoption.

Hours of Adoption Services

Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday – Monday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays

Included in the Adoption Fee

  • Basic Health Exam
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery (for unaltered dogs, cats & rabbits)
  • Initial Vaccinations including Rabies (dogs & cats)
  • Feline Leukemia Testing for Cats/Kittens
  • Microchip and Registration (dogs, cats & rabbits)
  • Identification Tags/License (dogs & cats)
  • 30 Days Free Sheltercare Pet Health Insurance
  • Collar & Leash for Dogs or Collar & Cardboard Carrier for Cats
  • Certificate for Complimentary Health Exam w/ Participating local Veterinarian
  • Reference Material on Pet Care & Training

Azura

This sweet little girl is Azura and she is looking for an adult only home with herding breed experience.

 . Chad .
 . Chad .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This sweet guy is Chad and he is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Chad has feline immunodeficiency virus. This just means that is immune system is compromised. Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat's immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Chad will need to be an INDOOR ONLY cat. He will also need to be the only cat in his new home. FIV is not contagious to humans or canines. Chad is a very lovely boy and could live with older, respectful children. Cats with FIV can live completely normal lives but you must be aware of any potential illness as they can't fight it off as easily as a cat with normal immune system. He loves to cuddle and enjoys getting love from his people. If you are interested in meeting Chad, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Linus .
 . Linus .  . Linus .  . Linus .  . Linus .
  • Bearded Dragon
Linus is a lively young male Bearded Dragon looking for his forever home. He is very social but will need plenty of interactive time with you to stay that way. Bearded Dragons can live 5-10 years depending on the quality of care provided. An experienced Dragon home would be ideal, but if you do your research and understand the level of care and commitment they require, Bearded Dragons can be great first pets for those interested in reptiles. He will need a large terrarium or enclosure that is easily temperature controlled. He requires a daytime temp of around 85-100F and at least 65F overnight. In addition to very specific environmental needs, Bearded Dragons require a specific diet as well. They mainly require insects, plants, fruits and veggies, as well as vitamin and mineral supplements. If you are interested in adopting this fantastic guy, please ask the front desk for an adoption application.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Grace .
 . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .
  • Boxer, Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Grace! This is a HIGH energy dog who does not stop moving! Grace needs an ACTIVE home that is committed to giving her lots of exercise every single day. She wants to go running and hiking and chase the ball around the yard. Grace LOVES toys and will play as long as you let her! Her previous owner said that once she's tired, she loves to snuggle up on the couch with you. Grace's ideal home will be cat-free, as she has a bit of a prey drive. She might be able to live with just the right dog who matches her energy and play style. Grace would like her home to be adult only, or at least one with teenagers, as she can be pretty high strung and too much for young kids. If you've got the energy and stamina for a lady like this in your life, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Twix .
 . Twix .  . Twix .  . Twix .
  • Guinea Pig
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This is Twix! Twix has really come out of his shell since arriving at the shelter. He chirps with excitement every time he hears the food bag rustling. Fresh greens are Twix's favorite food, and he also loves a small piece of carrot every day! Daily handling has helped Twix become a social little pig, and will need continued handling to keep him this way. Fill out an application up at the front desk if you think Twix could be your new buddy.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Esther .
 . Esther .  . Esther .  . Esther .  . Esther .  . Esther .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Esther! A high energy dog looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Esther will be required to be signed up for positive reward based classes before her adoption can be finalized. Esther will need a breed experienced home. She is strong, jumpy and would do best in an adult only home. She shows prey drive so a home with no cats or small critters would be best. Esther does not know how to behave around other dogs and tends to show leash reactivity. She would not be a dog park candidate but she would love to go on long hikes and runs with her person. Esther came in looking rather grungy and now that she is on a high quality, grain free diet her skin has started to look better. Esther is a loving and affectionate girl but she will be a bit of a project dog so she won't be the best dog for a 1st time owner. If you think Esther might be the dog for you, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Lexie .
 . Lexie .  . Lexie .  . Lexie .
  • Arabian
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lexie is a 23 year old Arabian Cross who is awaiting a forever family that will be patient with her and earn her trust. She is a smart and obedient girl who prefers the company of other mares and would do well with friends in her new home. She appears to have training and can ride. She does have some arthritis but can still enjoy some light riding and will need a home that will be patient with her. This polite and well-mannered girl is a fabulous companion who just wants to be your friend! If you are interested in learning more about Lexie, please contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org
Adult, Female, Large
 . Hank .
 . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .
  • Appaloosa
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Hank! This handsome fellow is an 18 year old Appaloosa searching for a home to call his own. Hank is a goofy, loveable boy who greatly enjoys grooming sessions and adores affection. He is a social guy who will need a companion in his new home to keep him company and be patient with his goofy ways. Before arriving at our farm facility he was used for trail riding and he seems to know his stuff, as he is well trained. He is beginning to show some signs of arthritis but is still a great candidate for light riding adventures. If you are interested in welcoming this gentle giant into your home and pasture, please contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org
Adult, Male, Large
 . Winnie .
 . Winnie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Meet Winnie, a great kitty with a bit of a sassy side. Winnie takes a little longer to adjust to new environments, and would prefer a home that can go slow and take their time with her. Winnie is an active girl who likes to zoom around the room and check out what's going on outside the window. She'll be a great guard kitty should any birds get too close to the house! Winnie tends to be more independent-- she prefers affection on her terms and will let you know if now is not the time. She may not be a lap cat, but she'll definitely sit just out of arm's reach from you on the couch! Because Winnie can be so sensitive, her ideal home will be adult only. She might be able to live with another cat, or a dog who will leave her alone. If Winnie sounds like the girl for you, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Sylvester .
 . Sylvester .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This sweet guy is Sylvester and he is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Sylvester has feline immunodeficiency virus. This just means that his immune system is compromised. Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat's immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Sylvester will need to be an INDOOR ONLY cat. He will also need to be the only cat in his new home. FIV is not contagious to humans or canines. Sylvester is a very lovely boy but a bit timid and would probably do best in an adult only home or a home with older teenagers. Cats with FIV can live completely normal lives but you must be aware of any potential illness as they can't fight it off as easily as a cat with normal immune system. Sylvester will need regular brushing so his long fur doesn't become matted. He loves to cuddle and enjoys getting love from his people. If you are interested in meeting Sylvester, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Young, Male, Small
 . Gertie .
 . Gertie .  . Gertie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This lovely lady is Gertie and she is looking for a home to call her own. Gertie loves to rub against your leg and give you head butts. She enjoys getting TLC but she also enjoys her solitude. Gertie would prefer to be the only kitty in her new home. She can live with older, respectful children that understand cat behavior. Gertie was a stray so we don't know if she lived with a dog in her previous home. She might be able to live with a cat savvy dog that will basically leave her alone. Gertie would love to have some cat toys to play with and a scratching post. If you are interested in meeting Gertie, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Azura .
 . Azura .  . Azura .  . Azura .  . Azura .  . Azura .  . Azura .
  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
This sweet little girl is Azura and she is looking for an adult only home with herding breed experience. Azura came into the shelter absolutely terrified of everyone and everything. Slowly the staff began to gain her trust and she has really blossomed into a lovely dog. Azura will need an active home that can give her plenty of physical and mental stimulation. She is a smart girl and knows how to shake your hand. She will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes before her adoption can be finalized. This will help her gain confidence and help her bond to her new family. Azura may be able to live with another dog but will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they will get along. A confident cat might be okay. Azura really needs somebody patient and willing to work with her. Once she warms up to you she is a fantastic dog and would make a great hiking/running companion. As with all puppies we will be accepting applications and calling back the most appropriate homes to come in and meet her.
Young, Female, Large
 . Badger .
 . Badger .  . Badger .  . Badger .  . Badger .  . Badger .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Badger is a sweet and affectionate puppy looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Badger is under socialized and gets overwhelmed easily. He will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes before his adoption can be finalized. He would do best in a home with older, respectful children. He has lived with other doggies in his previous home and would probably enjoy having another canine in his new home. He has never lived with a cat so we don't know for sure how he would do. He is a very active and playful boy that needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation to keep him happy and healthy. If you are interested in meeting Badger, we will be collecting applications and calling back the most appropriate homes to come in. **Adoption applications submitted for puppies under one year of age will initially be put on file for review only. Due to the large volume of interest in puppies available for adoption we do not facilitate same day introductions. Adoption applications for puppies will be collected for a 1-2 week period before being reviewed to find the best possible match based on the individual needs of the puppies that are available. Adoption applications selected to meet with an available puppy will be contacted directly by Whatcom Humane Society adoption counselors and an introduction time will be set up. Adoption applications may be submitted in person, via fax (360) 733-4746, or via e-mail at adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. If you have not been contacted by staff after submitting an adoption application for a puppy, or if you have questions about what stage of the review process a certain puppy is in, please contact the customer service department by calling (360) 733-2080 ext 3001 or e-mailing adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. All puppies are required to be signed up to attend positive, reward based obedience classes before the adoption can be finalized.**
Young, Male, Large
 . Heidi .
 . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Heidi! A high energy puppy looking for a home with German Shepherd experience. Heidi still needs to work on her manners so she will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes. Heidi needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation to keep her looking and feeling her best. Without a proper outlet she may become destructive or run away to find her own adventures. She may be able to live with another dog but will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they would be a good match. This girl needs a home with no cats. She has some leash reactivity and separation anxiety so she needs a home that will be committed to working on those things. This breed is extremely smart and would really do best in a home that understands the breed. Due to her being a jumpy, mouthy puppy she would do best in a home with children 10 years and older. Heidi does not want to live in an apartment and will need a house with plenty of room to roam.If you are interested in Heidi, please fill out an application. As with all puppies we do not do same day meet and greets so we will be filling out applications and calling back the most appropriate homes.
Baby, Female, Large
 . Eileen .
 . Eileen .  . Eileen .  . Eileen .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This chubby queen is Eileen and she is a super affectionate cat looking for a loving, responsible and permanent home. Eileen is a fantastic feline that loves to head butt and rub against your legs. She can live with respectful children that understand she prefers not to be carried around. She may be able to live with another cat with a slow and proper introduction. A cat savvy dog that will leave her alone might be okay. Eileen is going to make a wonderful addition to some lucky family. If you are interested in spending some time getting to know her, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Miso & Mochi .
 . Miso & Mochi .  . Miso & Mochi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We're Miso and Mochi, and we're very sweet. We wonder if you'd feed us a treat? We're a bit on the large side, as you can see, so a low calorie diet is important for me! We can be shy at first, but warm up fast, we've got love to give, and love that'll last! A home without dogs is the lifestyle I seek, more mellow, more quiet, is ideal for me! We purr and make muffins and are totally sweet, go fill out an app if you'd like to come meet!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Tomcat .
 . Tomcat .  . Tomcat .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Tomcat! This guy exudes confidence and is ready to strut into your life! Tom is a macho man, with big puffy cheeks and an a walk that means business. He is affectionate and will plop right into your lap if the time is right. When he's not soliciting you for pets, he will be perusing around the house, looking for a toy to bat around, or sniffing any new smells that might be in the area. Got lazer pointers? This guy's your man! He could chase them around all day if you'd let him. Tom would likely prefer to be the only cat in your home, although a mellow cat with a proper introduction might be okay. Tom seems confident enough to live with a dog. Any kids in the home should be respectful of his space, cuz Tom knows his boundaries and won't take no c-r-a-p from nobody! If Tomcat sounds like your guy, head up to the front desk for an application to meet him!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Minta .
 . Minta .  . Minta .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Minta! A large and in charge dog on the look out for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Minta is a smart girl that knows sit, stay, shake and down. She is a high energy girl who needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Without an outlet for her energy she may become destructive or run off to find her own adventures. Minta is a bit on the plus side and will need to be placed on high quality, low calorie diet to help her lose weight. This will greatly enhance her quality of life. Minta prefers to be the only dog in her new home. Cats might be a little too much fun to chase. Due to her size and her strength children in the home should be 8 years and older and have experience with big dogs. Minta probably won't be a dog park type of dog but would love a home with lots of room to run around. If you think Minta might be the girl for you, please fill out an application at the front desk to meet her.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Addy .
 . Addy .  . Addy .  . Addy .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Addy! This chunky lady is on the lookout for a family with lots of love, treats, and tennis balls! Addy loves to play and lights up whenever there's a squeaky toy around. She's a hefty lass who would benefit from a high-quality, low-calorie diet and lots of exercise. Addy has lived with kids in the past, but had reportedly began nipping at the younger ones. For this reason, Addy would do best in a home with children 8+. Her previous owners reported a high prey drive, so no cats for this lady. She seems to enjoy the company of other dogs, but any potential canine housemates will have to meet first to make sure they're a good match. If Addy sounds like the girl for you, fill out an application at the front desk to meet her!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Snow .
 . Snow .
  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hello, I'm Snow and I'm a shy girl who loves to explore my surroundings. I need someone who is willing to go slow with me at first. I am still getting used to being held for long periods of time but with regular handling I'll get used to it. I would love a home who can commit to providing me with lots of time out of my cage to run around so I can get my daily exercise. I hope that my new home commits to caring for me for my whole life! I will need a roomy cage that is cleaned regularly. Rabbits require timothy hay daily or some other type of grass hay like orchard grass. They also need fresh greens daily. Once I have time to adjust to my new home, I will come out of my shell more. If you think you can meet my needs and want to be friends, please fill out an application at the front desk!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Tug .
 . Tug .  . Tug .  . Tug .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This hefty lady is Tug and she's looking for her next workout buddy! Tug had a bit of a tough time sticking to her New Year's Resolution of losing some weight, and is ready to get back on the wagon. She would like a high quality, low calorie diet, and lots of extra play time to help shed some pounds. At her current size, Tug's quality of life is being negatively impacted-- her joints are stressed, she can't quite make it all the way around her body to groom herself properly, and at times it can be difficult for her to use the litter box (especially trying to do her business in the tight quarters we have at the shelter!) Don't let this deter you, though, Tug is a kitty with all the best intentions, she just needs the right human to help her along in her journey! Tug has the best rumbly purr, and like many calicos, is a huge talker! She could live with respectful children who aren't rough with her--she is not comfortable being picked up and carried around! (Likely due to her current size.) Tug prefers to be the only cat in the home. Because she is slow moving, her ideal home will be dog free. If you're looking for a cat with more to love, head up to the front for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Bella .
 . Bella .  . Bella .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This timid girl is Bella and she is looking for just the right home. This new home should have another dog friend because she LOVES to play with other dogs. People are still a bit scary so any kids in the home should be teenagers. An adult only home would be even better. Bella has never lived with cats so she should probably continue to live in a cat free home. Bella will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes before her adoption can be finalized. Bella is playful and will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation to keep her healthy and happy. Bella can be a bit barky and would do best living in a house rather than an apartment or condo. If you are interested in this sweet shy lady, please fill out an application at customer service so you can meet her.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Baby .
 . Baby .  . Baby .  . Baby .
  • Quarterhorse
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We don't know much about Baby's history, but, she can be very skittish at first and appears to have zero personality when meeting someone new. As soon as she warms up, however, she is quite charming! She does need a home with the patience to move slowly around her - especially until she's comfortable. Haltering, grooming, leading makes her nervous until she's 100% confident there is no threat. Baby has been diagnosed with asthma but it seems to be situational. Something in the pasture is causing her to struggle with breathing, however, in the stall and paddocks she is perfectly fine. She will need medication for the rest of her life, but it is only given on an as needed basis, not an everyday dosage. She also has oddly formed feet so she is slightly prone to laminitis, but with the proper environment she is okay. Other than that, she is a pretty typical lovely horse. She just wants to eat treats and lay in the sand all day! Loves snuggles and head scratches! Approximately 12 years old. Gentle, intelligent, forgiving, & sweet mare. Quarter Cross If you are interested in adding Baby to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Forrest & Gypsy .
 . Forrest & Gypsy .  . Forrest & Gypsy .  . Forrest & Gypsy .  . Forrest & Gypsy .  . Forrest & Gypsy .  . Forrest & Gypsy .
  • Paint / Pinto
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Forrest & Gypsy - a pair of wonderful horses looking for a permanent, responsible and loving home TOGETHER. Forrest is a six month old Paint colt who arrived at WHS last spring as an orphaned infant. He suffered from severe tendon laxity in his front legs which made walking extremely difficult. Our farm caretakers cared for him round the clock for several weeks until he could care for himself. His endured multiple treatments on this front legs and even wore orthopedic horse shoes for a time. Thanks to their heroic efforts and the expertise of the equine veterinarians at Kulshan Veterinary Clinic, he is now a happy, healthy little boy. Forrest is halter broke, experienced and cooperative with both the vet and farrier. He does well with other horses - but loves his adopted mama Gypsy the best. Gypsy is an approximately 14 year old Morgan cross mare who arrived at WHS as an abandoned stray. She is a super sweet, socialized horse who upon arrival at our farm facility immediately adopted little Forrest as her own. She is extremely protective of Forrest and won't let him out of her sight. Gypsy stands beautifully for both the vet and farrier and gets along well with other horses - as long as they don't get too close to her "baby" Forrest. It is mandatory that this bonded pair be adopted together into a home that will provide them with the care and attention they deserve. The adoption fee is $450. To learn more about this dynamic duo, email our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Young, Male, Large
 . Eliza .
 . Eliza .  . Eliza .  . Eliza .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Eliza! This sweet girl is the biggest lovebug. She loves being held, and would like you to pet her as much as possible! She will purr the day away in between play sessions, and likely cuddle up to you at night. Eliza has a chronic weepy eye that may need longterm medication, however she's pretty used to her eye drops by now so medicating her is a breeze! Eliza lived with both kids and dogs in her previous home, and did really well in that situation. However, when the mother of the household got pregnant and started showing, Eliza showed her disapproval by eliminating outside her litterbox. She was taken to the vet and no medical issues were found. We feel that Eliza might like to live in an environment that is a bit more stable, with no changes in family life happening anytime soon. She is a very sweet kitty who will make a great addition to the family! To meet her, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Young, Female, Small
 . Petunia .
 . Petunia .  . Petunia .  . Petunia .  . Petunia .  . Petunia .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This quiet sweetheart is Petunia and she is hoping to find a loving forever home to call her very own. Petunia is a little shy at first but if you give her cheeks a good little skritch she'll quickly show off her rumbly purr. If you keep showering her with affection, she'll become so happy and relaxed that she'll start drooling. She is a really sweet girl once she gets to know you and should make someone a wonderful companion cat. She seems like the kind of cat that wants to sit on the couch with you so she is always within arms reach of some pets. Petunia isn't overly fond of other cats and would prefer to be the only one in her new home. Since she is shy, she also wants a home without any dogs because she finds them overwhelming. Petunia can live with older children who will be respectful of her. If you are interested in meeting this charming girl, please come to the front to fill out an adoption application so you can see for yourself what a wonderful girl Petunia can be.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Pete & Holly .
 . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .
  • Paint / Pinto
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Pete and Holly are a bonded pair of seniors looking to find a loving home where they can live together forever. Pete is a 1994 AQHA Paint gelding who has been used as a trail horse in the past. He has had some issues with hoof abscesses throughout his life, but is currently sound and could possibly be used for some light riding. Holly is a 1996 Shire mare, who has to the best of our knowledge never been ridden. She came to WHS severely underweight, but with a high quality diet she is making great progress in getting up to a healthy weight. Holly had her jaw broken as a filly, and while it does not cause her any pain it does make it difficult for her to eat hay, so she will need to continue to supplement her diet with a high-calorie mash. She is very attached to Pete, who does not seem to mind having a draft-horse sized shadow following him around! Both horses have been mainly kept out to pasture for the last few years, so they could use refreshers on their ground manners. They are both very sweet and friendly with people and other horses, and will come running from across the pasture when they see you at the gate. If you are looking to add this adorable duo to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Foster Kittens .
 . Foster Kittens .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Many questions can be answered by reading through the text below. Kindly read the information before contacting us. Please note: The picture above is a stock photo. Thank you for your interest in foster kittens! Kittens who are in our foster care program are generally kittens who arrived at the humane society as unweaned orphans , were still nursing, or were not old or big enough to be placed up for adoption. These kittens would not have survived in a stressful shelter environment. Our foster care program provides care and comfort for animals with special needs in private homes of our trained volunteer foster care providers. Once the kittens are old enough (usually 6-8 weeks) and weigh enough to be spayed or neutered (2 lbs), they return to the shelter for adoption. Call the shelter at (360) 733-2080 to inquire about available kittens. Please note that we do not place “holds” on animals until you’ve met them in person, even if you’ve filled out an application and expressed interest in a specific animal. This is because we want to ensure that each animal is a good fit for the interested party, and that the interested party is a good fit for the animal. We try to set each adoption up for success, for both the animals and for the people. The kittens would love to meet you! Do you feel the same? Please fill out an adoption application (here or at either shelter) and turn it in to Caitlyn Orr the foster care coordinator via email at foster@whatcomhumane.org, or fax it to 360.733.4746. Our adoption counselors will help you figure out if you're right for each other. Questions about foster kittens in general or other foster animals? Contact Caitlyn, Foster Care Coordinator, via email at foster@whatcomhumane.org,or call 360.733.2080 x 3009. Many questions can be answered by reading through the above text. Kindly read the above information before contacting us. Thank you so much! Please note that this is a stock photo.
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A Friend for My Dog

An update on Tarzan (right), who is now named Mackie. He is the greatest addition and I’m so glad I found him. I’m also very grateful for the Whatcom Humane Society and all the hard work you do there. Mackie is now absolute best friends with my older pitbull Messy and is helping keep him young. They both go to work with me every day and my employer purchased a canopy for my truck so they can ride safely.

When I first got him he was pretty rough around the edges – but in a little over a month he has come so far. He’s an amazing dog and I’m so glad you guys helped him until his person came along. Since I adopted him I have learned a lot. I also discovered that buying a memory foam twin mattress is the best dog bed the world. Again, thank you guys so much for providing the hard work, dedication and love to all the animals that come through your doors.

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

Hi! My mom and I adopted a cat from you guys in September. Her name was Shakira, I changed her name to Margo, after Margo in the book Paper Towns. She is such a great fit for me. I wanted a cat that would always be around me, be affectionate and sleep with me, that is exactly who she is. She follows my sleep schedule, at about 6:30am every morning she will wake me up, I absolutely love her!   She is very vocal. When I get home from school she’s normally in my room and starts meowing until I greet her. My mom told me while I was at school the second day we had her she was meowing for me until I came home. She was immediately attached to me. Her first night here we put her in a large crate to get her use to the surroundings and the next night she slept on my bed and has been ever since. She always sleeps on me or next to me. She’s such a funny girl. I love her personality. She is a very precious cat. I’m really glad I was able to adopt her. She is the perfect match for me.

Thank you Whatcom Humane Society!  -Brieanah, Rhonda and Margo.