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

Check out these videos of some of our available animals!

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 . Amelia .
 . Amelia .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This lovely blue-eyed Siamese mix girl would is looking for an indoor only home. She has grown up in a foster home enjoying the companionship and playfulness of her littermates, an adult male cat, and a medium sized dog. She loves to run and play with toys and scratching posts, but will also cuddle, nap on laps, and likes to sleep under the covers. The ideal home for her would be with another male kitten or playful adult male cat. She needs to be indoor-only and treated like the sweet purry princess she is.
Baby, Female, Small
 . Charlie .
 . Charlie .  . Charlie .  . Charlie .  . Charlie .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
If you want a new ball of fluffy friendship, Charlie is the one for you! She's looking for a fur-ever home where she can bask in the sunshine on your windowsill, receive lots of attention, and prowl the great outdoors! Charlie would do well in a home with people of all ages, and could live comfortably with another confident feline to be her furry friend and nap buddy. Charlie is afraid of dogs, and would much prefer to go home with a cat person. If Charlie sounds like your purrrrfect new pal, head on up to the front desk and fill out an adoption application today!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Mia .
 . Mia .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hi! I'm Mia! I know I'm very beautiful, just look at me! I'm looking for my forever home with someone who has a nice quiet home and lots of love that's all for me! I can be a little shy until I get to know you... playing coy is my specialty! I love chin rubs and head pets, and looking outside at the big wide world. I would probably do better staying inside and just observing from a sunny windowsill, though. I'd prefer to be an only child, and live with an adult human family, as children and other animals have a little too much energy for me. I need some time to adjust to change, but once I do, I'm full of love to give! If I sound like your purrrfect pal, head up to the customer service desk and fill out an adoption application today!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Prince Charles .
 . Prince Charles .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Prince Charles is royally adorable and ready for you to be his new human disciples! This elegant and charming young kitty is extremely affectionate and on the quest for a family to love. He likes to give many head butts and purrs like a dragon! Prince Charles would do best in a home with kids 6 and older and no dogs, as he prefers to be the only ruler in the kingdom! He likes to sit inside on a windowsill and enjoy the sun, and prowl the backyard of his palace. If you are ready to have Prince Charles be the new king of your castle and your heart, head up to the front desk and fill out an adoption application today!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . TyTy .
 . TyTy .  . TyTy .  . TyTy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
You're working on the computer? let me press the keys and help ya out. Reading the paper? I can help! I'll hold down the pages for you. Watching TV? I'll just plop on your lap so you can pet me. I'll help you with anything you need so we can relax together sooner! You'll wonder how you ever managed without me! I love pets and will follow you around until you stop to pet me. I'm the type of cat that will bond strongly to my new family once I get settled in the home. I love people! Some things you need to know about me: -I'm FIV+ (don't worry I can still live a long and healthy life with it, I just have some special requirements) Which means I need to be INDOOR ONLY and I need to be an only cat unless you happen to have a cat that is also FIV+. FIV is strict to felines so you don't need to worry that you or any of your family will get it from me. Please ask an adoption counselor for more info or see the print out I have on my kennel! -I can live with dogs that will not chase me -Kids would be fine! It just means more pets for me
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sandy .
 . Sandy .  . Sandy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Sandy! The sweetest kitten you'll ever meet. She's had a bit of a rough start to life but is ready to start fresh with her forever family! Sweet Sandy might take a little longer to warm up to you but is very loving and full of personality once she comes out of her shell. Sandy would love to live in a home that's a bit quieter so she can get used to the big wide world. She would prefer to live with kids and pets who are respectful and gentle and know how to give her space when she needs it. If Sandy sounds like the purrrfect addition to your family, fill out an adoption application at the front desk today!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Cal .
 . Cal .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Hey! My name is Cal, I'm the coolest cat around! I'm a lover, not a fighter and want you to be my new bestie. I have a tendency to struggle with urinary issues, so I need to eat a special diet and live in a less stressful, quieter, home, but that doesn't stop me from being the sweetest cat on the block! I love my toys, specifically mice toys and wands, and will play with you until the sun goes down. I'm a very happy go lucky boy and would love to live with people of any age. I prefer to have dogs as buddies as I have never lived with other feline friends, and need to stay in the comfort of my own home rather than venture outside. If I sound like your soulpet, please fill out an adoption application at the front desk so I can meet you today!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Sophie .
 . Sophie .  . Sophie .
  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hullo dahlings! I'm Sophie and I have very strong views about the proper living situation for my gorgeousness: My requirements: love and affection, a nice roomy cage that is kept clean, leafy greens twice a day, high quality pellets, play time outside of my cage, timothy hay or other type of grass hay in unlimited quantities Things I need to work on: letting my humans pick me up (I'm afraid of heights and still getting used to the idea of someone supporting me...I'm an independent lady ya know), getting my nails trimmed (it's a little scary but I can probably be convinced with treats) Ideal night: me and you hanging out on the floor...maybe sharing some kale...I mean you can watch me eat kale and strawberries lovingly while you give me pets and we watch a movie.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Apollo .
 . Apollo .  . Apollo .  . Apollo .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Apollo! This little guy is nervous around strangers, but once he gets to know you, you'll be his new favorite person! He follows his foster mom all around the house--even to the bathroom! He wants to be with his person 100% of the time. Apollo has been passed around quite a bit in his short life, and he's very ready for some stability. We think he would do best in a cattle dog or herding breed experienced home. Apollo loves other dogs, and thinks his foster brother is the best thing next to cheese. We recommend that Apollo goes to a home with another confident dog that can show him the ropes, and help bring him out of his shell; he would love a doggy sibling that would play with him. Apollo loves toys, and is already housetrained. He has been attending daycare at Tails A Wagging and would like to continue attending on a regular basis for socialization. Apollo needs a home without any cats, as he has a very high prey drive, and is still learning his manners. Because of his nervousness, Apollo would prefer an adult only home or one with teenagers 16+ who are able to respect his boundaries. Apollo will be required to sign up for positive reward based training classes before his adoption can be finalized. As with all puppies, we will be accepting applications and contacting applicants to set a meet and greet.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Meet Max! This gentleman is searching for his next best friend! He is a mellow old guy who loves to go on walks, and hang out on the couch with his humans. Once he gets to know you, he loves to snuggle! Young children, with their erratic movements and loud noises, make Max nervous so he would prefer to live in an adult only home or with teens 16+. Max would likely enjoy living with another mellow, older dog, such as his friend Maggie May here at the shelter. This would keep him from experiencing any loneliness while his humans are away. Max is in excellent health for his age, but like most large breed dogs, as he gets older, he will continue to require a high quality diet, and possibly some supplements to keep his joints moving smoothly. If you are interested in this wonderful dog, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Luke .
 . Luke .  . Luke .  . Luke .  . Luke .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
My name is Luke. Do you like to walk, hike, or run. Me too!! I love to exercise it makes me so happy. Fetch is great I just learned how to play it would you like to play fetch with me too? I think we can best buddies! I have heard people call me goofy do you like goofy dogs then you'll love me. I want a home with lots of space for me to run and play but also lots of space inside for me to sprawl out after lots of activity and sleep my days away. I am a very smart boy and would love my home to work on my ongoing mental activities. I am a boy that loves a job such as sent work; where you hide toys or treats in various locations and I try to find them. I haven't tried that yet but I think I would be so good at it. I would like a home with children over 10 that can handle me jumping up on them and liking them in the face. I don't have manners and would love my family to work on positive reward based training with me. Depending on your experience with dogs training might be required to take me home. Cats are a no go for me I think they are toys to chase and catch. Right now, I'm not super thrilled about sharing my home with other dogs. Maybe over time with lots of desensitization and positive reinforcement, that could change! Want to go on a walk with me? Then fill out an application at customer service to meet me.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Loki .
 . Loki .  . Loki .  . Loki .
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
9 month old single male looking for my forever home About Me: My favorite activities are playing, running, sniffing, eating, and living life to the fullest. I bond strongly with my people and seek an active family or individual to do fun stuff with. I'm great with kids! I lived in a home with young children and did wonderfully. I enjoy playing games like tug or fetch! I also lived with an older dog and I was a very good boy around her too! I can live with another dog but would want to meet them to make sure we get along. My previous home had cats and I thought it was so much fun to chase them. So I need a home with no cats please! I'm a smart boy who wants to learn all I can! Maybe you can teach me to use my nose in fun games! About You: Loves to hike/walk/run and play with me. Loves to pet me and snuggle at the end of the day. Someone who is patient and full of love. Someone who wants be my best friend because I already love you! If you would like to get to know me please fill out an application at customer service to meet with me. Smell ya later!
Young, Male, Large
 . Starboard .
 . Starboard .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Starboard! He arrived at the shelter all alone, and was placed into a foster home with 3 other kittens to play with. After spending time in a caring foster home, he has come out of his shell! Now he loves playing with his siblings and would prefer to be adopted with one of them. They will keep each other entertained and get into less trouble. He will also be more confident living with a sibling. He enjoys climbing up and down his cat tree, and using the scratch posts. Cats can live 15-20 years, so he is looking for a long term commitment! He may do best in a home with older children, as sudden noises can scare him. If Starboard and one of his littermates sound like the perfect additions to your home, fill out an application at the front desk!
Baby, Male, Small
 . Pilot .
 . Pilot .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Pilot! She arrived at the shelter all alone, and was placed into a foster home with 3 other kittens to play with. After spending time in a caring foster home, she has slowly come out of her shell! Now she loves playing with her siblings and would prefer to be adopted with one of them. They will keep each other entertained and get into less trouble. She will also be more confident living with a friend. She enjoys climbing up and down her cat tree, and using the scratch posts. Cats can live 15-20 years, so she is looking for a long term commitment! She may do best in a home with older children, as sudden noises can scare her. If Pilot and one of her littermates sound like the perfect additions to your home, fill out an application at the front desk!
Baby, Female, Small
 . Bugsy and Mugsy .
 . Bugsy and Mugsy .  . Bugsy and Mugsy .
  • Short-Haired
Meet Bugsy and Mugsy. They are a pair of young male guinea pigs looking for a home together. They are really sweet and with more socialization and handling they will be perfect little companions. They need plenty of fresh hay and yummy greens every day to be happy and healthy. They would love to have a nice roomy cage with places to hide when they are feeling a little timid. Guinea pigs' teeth never stop growing so they will need to be provided with appropriate things to chew on such as apple wood sticks or wooden toys.They boys will need to have their cages cleaned regularly and have plenty of supervised play/ handling time. If you are interested in Bugsy and Mugsy, please fill out an application at the front desk!
Young, Male, Small
 . Flash and Ralphy .
 . Flash and Ralphy .  . Flash and Ralphy .  . Flash and Ralphy .
  • Short-Haired
Meet Flash and his buddy Ralphy. These young boys are looking for their forever home together! They are really sweet and will even greet you at the front of their cage (especially when you have a tasty treat for them)! They are still on the young side and continual handling and out of cage time with help to make sure that they stay social and friendly little guys! They need plenty of fresh hay and greens daily as well as a clean and roomy cage to explore. They also need to be provided with things to chew on since their teeth never stop growing. Their current favorite is their wooden house that is good for chewing on and snoozing in! If you are interested in Flash and Ralphy, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Young, Male, Small
 . Psy .
 . Psy .  . Psy .  . Psy .  . Psy .  . Psy .  . Psy .
  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Howdy y'all! Meet Psy he is a happy go lucky Catahoula teenage boy! He is a teenager indeed and has the energy to go along with it. Given Psy is a working dog he needs an active family that can give him the proper stimulation that he needs to keep him happy and satisfied. Unfortunately, Psy was not taught many manners as a puppy so he still has a bunch of learning to do, he can be a little rude sometimes but he is so eager to learn and please he redirects rather quickly and pays attention when being worked with. He is so smart and learns quickly, he would be a smart student in any training class. Psy is motivated to be the best dog he can be but he would definitely do best in a home with no children and can easily knock over an elderly family member as well. Visit with Psy today to see if he will be your new hiking, running, biking and of course snuggle buddy. **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
 . Little Brother .
 . Little Brother .  . Little Brother .  . Little Brother .  . Little Brother .  . Little Brother .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Little Brother: A playful, goofy dog who's looking for an active home that can invest in his future! This young pup has a tendency to be a little obnoxious-- he hasn't quite figured out boundaries or how to play nicely just yet (typical little brother stuff!!) Don't let that deter you, though: with a little time, patience, and lots of treats (his favorite!), this pup is sure to blossom into a well-behaved gentleman! To help in this transition, Little Brother is required to sign up for positive reward-based classes prior to his adoption. This will help to get everyone on the same page with what's expected of him. As mentioned before, Little Brother hasn't quite figured out how to keep himself together in play. He can be rough (and a little rude)! For this reason, Little Brother's new humans will have to be aged 16 and up. He'd love a home with as little temptation as possible, so no cats or small critters, please! He might be able to live with another dog, perhaps a confident adult female who is able to correct him when he slides too far into "bratty little brother" mode. This dog is exuberant, attentive, and very loving. He'll be a great adventure buddy for someone with an active lifestyle. Think you fit the bill? Head up to the front desk for an application to meet him!
Young, Male, Large
 . Kyle .
 . Kyle .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Kyle! He is a handsome and oh-so-soft kitty who prefers to stick to himself. He has just the right amount of spunk to keep the mice clear from your basement or barn, and would make a great indoor and outdoor cat. Although he is independent, he still enjoys the occasional cheek rubs and lap snuggles. He just isn't the best when told what to do! Kyle would do best in a home with no children (or maybe with older children) and he may not get along with other furry friends. But he would make a great companion if given love and a job to do!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Jarvis .
 . Jarvis .  . Jarvis .  . Jarvis .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hi I am Jarvis! Do you like having your faced licked by the most handsome man you have ever met? Well then I am the boy for you. I am a very nervous boy right now and I'm not sure how I feel about this shelter. Sometimes I get very excited and want to run around and play but then someone makes a loud noise and I'm not sure if I like that. I think I can live with another dog but I would like to meet them so I can decide how I feel about them. I don't want to live with cats, they are way too much fun to chase. Children seem very scary and I don't like the loud noises they make so I would like to have adults only please. I love to walk and sniff everything! I am a very intelligent boy and will need lots of outlets for my energy in order to stay the good boy that I am. I definitely have the headstrong Akita trait in my genes-- if I don't want to do something, chances are it's going to take a lot of convincing to get me to do it! Lucky for you, I'm a sucker for treats, and respond well to positive reinforcement, which will make your job a lot easier! Depending on your experience, I may need to be signed up for training classes before we can go home together. Life with me will be a big adventure, think you're up for it? Head to the shelter for an application to meet me!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Robin .
 . Robin .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
This classy lady is Robin. The first thing you may notice about her is her big beautiful green eyes peering out from whatever she is hiding in. She came to us as a very scared stray and we gave her time to come out of her shell a bit. She will be a cat that takes a few months to get used to her new home. Robin will likely hide under the bed or couch for the first few weeks. She wants a family that will help her feel safe and secure. The shelter environment is too busy for her and she will do better once she gets to her forever home. She seems to enjoy pets and is realizing that people aren't so scary. She loves her face rubbed. Due to her timid nature she would not do well in a home with dogs or children. A home with another cat could help with her confidence though. If you are interested in this shy girl, please fill out an application to meet her.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Mavis .
 . Mavis .  . Mavis .  . Mavis .
  • Rex
  • Spayed/Neutered
This pretty lady is Mavis. Like many other bunnies, the family that owned her previously didn't have all the knowledge to give her the best home. She came in with extremely long nails and is scared of being picked up. She needs to go to a bunny experienced home that will help her with socialization! She will need daily handling to become more social and she'd probably enjoy a bunny friend (after the proper introduction has been done) Rabbit.org is a wonderful resource for all things bunny! Mavis requires a roomy cage that is cleaned daily, a bunny litter box, a high quality pellet diet, daily greens, and timothy hay or other type of grass hay. If you are interested in meeting Mavis, please ask up front for an application.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Dexter .
 . Dexter .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Dexter! He arrived at the shelter with his siblings, hissing and scared. After spending time in a caring foster home, he has come out of his shell! Now he loves playing with his siblings and would prefer to be adopted with one of them. They will keep each other entertained and get into less trouble. He will also be more confident living with a sibling. He enjoys climbing up and down his cat tree, and using the scratch posts. Cats can live 15-20 years, so he is looking for a long term commitment! He may do best in a home with older children, as sudden noises can scare him. If Dexter and one of his littermates sound like the perfect additions to your home, fill out an application at the front desk!
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Dahlia .
 . Dahlia .  . Dahlia .  . Dahlia .
  • Dwarf Hamster
Snuggly Dahlia is looking for her forever home. She is a teddy bear hamster that was purchased from a pet store and soon after her young owner became disinterested and she was surrendered here. Miss Dahlia is pretty shy since she didn't get much socialization in her young life. With daily play time and socialization she will get more used to people. She is looking for a home that will keep her cage clean and provide her with high quality hamster food. Also she wouldn't mind the occasional treat. She loves to run on her wheel so she'll need one in her new home! If you are interested in miss Dahlia, fill out an application up front.
Young, Female, Small
 . Wilson .
 . Wilson .  . Wilson .  . Wilson .  . Wilson .
  • Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Meet Wilson! A sweet little dog looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Wilson ended up at the shelter when his previous family lost their home. He has been really nervous here at the shelter but has slowly been getting use to the staff and becoming more trustful. Wilson also is working on potty training and will need a patient and understanding home. Wilson lived with children and really loved them so he could probably live with children 8 years and older in his new home. He is pretty unsure of other dogs and needs to work on his confidence. He would prefer to be the only dog in his home as he gets a bit jealous of sharing attention and toys. Wilson loves to chase, so his new home should have a very confident kitty or none at all.He has been known to "sing you the song of his people" when bored, lonely, or if he hears noises outside the house. For this reason, Wilson's ideal home would not be an apartment, or one with lots of neighbors around. Wilson is an energetic and playful dog that will need lots of exercise to keep both you and him happy. If you are interested in meeting Wilson, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Finn .
 . Finn .  . Finn .  . Finn .  . Finn .  . Finn .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This silly dog is Finn and he is hoping somebody will see what a lover he is and adopt him. He would love nothing more than being able to play and give you kisses all day long! He can be a bit of a rough player, so children 10 and older would be preferred in his new home. Finn came in as a stray so we don't know anything about his past. He does seem like he may be too much for a cat. He is a bit of a ladies man and would probably do alright living with another female canine. He will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they will be a good match. Finn is a bit on the skinny side so a little extra food and treats would be okay with him. Like all our awesome pit bulls he will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes to help him continue learning manners and to help him bond with his new family. Finn is a pretty energetic dog and will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation to keep him happy and healthy. If you'd like to meet Finn and see if it's a love connection, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Sporty .
 . Sporty .  . Sporty .  . Sporty .  . Sporty .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This high energy dog is Sporty and he is looking for a really active family that can handle his exuberance. He would do best in a home with children 12 and older as he is strong, mouthy and jumpy. He will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes before his adoption can be finalized. This will help him learn some basic manners and bond with his new family. He is a bit to much for cats but may be able to live with just the right dog. He is a bit rude and obnoxious with other dogs and just needs to learn how to play more respectfully. Sporty loves to play tug of war and he really enjoys his plush squeaky toys. He would make a great hiking/running buddy. If you are interested in this awesome boy, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Maggie .
 . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .  . Maggie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Maggie! A very sweet girl looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Maggie has been a bit timid at the shelter and would really love a nice mellow home with kids ages 10 and older. She loves to play with her squeaky toys and enjoys having her rump scratched. She might be able to live with a confident cat. She could possibly live with another dog companion but they will have to meet to make sure it will be a good match. Maggie needs to be on a grain free diet and she needs daily exercise to keep her feeling and looking her best. Maggie will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes to help build her confidence and bond with her new family. If this little hippo peaks your interests then head on up to customer service and fill out an application so you can meet her.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Moose .
 . Moose .  . Moose .  . Moose .  . Moose .
  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Moose! This wild child is looking for a super active family that can keep up with him. Moose has a lot of manners to learn. He is mouthy, jumpy and he steals toys and food. He will be required to be signed up for positive reward based classes. Moose doesn't always realize his own strength and has nipped a child in the past so to be on the safe side we are requiring him to go to an adult only home or at least a home with children 16 or older. Moose loves to play tug of war and he is a total foodie. He enjoys playing, running and belly rubs when he's tired out. Moose would do best in a home with no small critters, including cats. He seems to be alright with certain dogs and might be able to live with another canine companion but would do best as an only dog so that he can get the attention and training he so desperately needs. Moose would do best in a house with plenty of acreage to run on. If he isn't given plenty of physical and mental stimulation he will most likely become destructive and possibly run away to find his own adventures. Please fill out an application to meet Moose.
Young, Male, Large
 . Barkley .
 . Barkley .  . Barkley .  . Barkley .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Barkley! This sweet boy is looking for an adult only home with husky/shepherd experience. Barkley needs a home with no cats but may be able to live with just the right dog. Depending on your experience we may require him to be signed up for positive reward based classes. Barkley loves to bark at you asking for attention. He needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation or he will likely become destructive or run off to find his own adventures. Barkley can be a bit nervous around new people so a home where not a lot of new people are constantly rotating through would be best. No apartments for this guy. He needs a big house and plenty of outside yard to run around. If you are interested in meeting Barkley, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Reggie .
 . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Reggie! A super high energy dog looking for a very active home that can provide plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Without a proper outlet he will most likely become destructive and run away to find his own adventures. Reggie is very rambunctious and needs a lot of training. He will be required to be signed up for positive reward based classes to help him start off on the best paw. Respectful children 13 and older would be preferred as he has a lack of manners and has no concept of his ability to knock over or scratch people as he's jumping up on them. He needs to work on his leash manners as he likes to play tug of war with his leash. He would be to much for a cat and any dog in his new home will have to be just the right match as he doesn't have the best greeting manners. Reggie would make a great exercise buddy and with training an excellent companion. If you are up for the challenge of a dog that needs plenty of obedience and exercise then Reggie may be the dog for you.
Young, Male, Large
 . Chelsea .
 . Chelsea .
  • Polish
  • Spayed/Neutered
This pretty lady is Chelsea! She came in with Andy and they would love to go home together if possible. They will need to be separated for a while after being spayed and neutered though if they do go home together. This little lady is so sweet and loving! She enjoys being pet and is getting used to being held. She will need daily socialization and a roomy cage that is kept clean and tidy! Rabbits require timothy hay or other type or grass hay every day because it should be the foundation to their diet it should be available all of the time. She will also need greens daily and high quality rabbit pellets. If you want to meet this pretty lady, please fill out an application up front.
Young, Female, Small
 . Andy .
 . Andy .
  • Polish
  • Spayed/Neutered
This sweet boy is Andy! He came in with Chelsea and they would love to go home together if possible. They will need to be separated for a while after being spayed and neutered though if they do go home together. Andy is a sweetheart and loves to be pet! He is a bit timid about being held and he will need daily socialization to help him enjoy being held. He is looking for a roomy cage that is kept clean and tidy! Rabbits require timothy hay or other type or grass hay every day because it should be the foundation to their diet it should be available all of the time. He will also need greens daily and high quality rabbit pellets. If you want to meet Andy, please fill out an application up front.
Young, Male, Small
 . Tonto .
 . Tonto .  . Tonto .  . Tonto .
  • Thoroughbred
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Tonto is a fantastic 30+ thoroughbred gelding on the search for the perfect retirement home. He is a handsome old man who loves butt and neck scratches! He may have seniority and sometimes knows it, but, as soon as he knows he can't get away with calling the shots, he is a perfect, sweet and loving gentleman. Tonto has a very striking look about him with one unique eye. He never complains about it being dinner time or time to come into the barn and loves to be groomed. He will stand perfectly for hours if someone is brushing him! He prefers the company of mares and some other geldings. If you are interested in learning more about Tonto, please contact our farm caretaker at farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Mimi .
 . Mimi .  . Mimi .  . Mimi .  . Mimi .  . Mimi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Mimi! This gorgeous kitty is looking for a home that will love her for who she is! Mimi's former home surrendered her to us because she was scratching the carpet. Mimi would love it if her new home would invest in some extra cat scratchers in all sorts of varieties so she can have other options besides the carpet! Mimi is a typical sassy female cat who prefers love on her terms. When she's in the mood for pets, she is the biggest love bug, and will press all her weight into your hand to really get the full effect! When she's NOT in the mood for pets, she'll let you know-- she has perfected a pristine "Ice Queen" glare when she feels her boundaries have been crossed! Mimi would be a great companion for a retired person who's just looking for a buddy to share their space with. Mimi would love a nice sunny spot on the windowsill, or a tall cat tree she can perch upon to survey her kingdom. Mimi would prefer to be an only kitty but might be able to coexist with a laidback male cat if given a proper introduction. A dog that will leave her alone (or allow her to rule over!) might be okay. Mimi is a sweet, unique looking feline who's just waiting for her perfect match! If you think that could be you, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Marble .
 . Marble .  . Marble .  . Marble .  . Marble .  . Marble .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Marble! This lady is as sweet as she is beautiful! She is a "people person", and loves to swish around your legs when she's looking for attention. She is affectionate and loves to be pet, although she isn't a huge fan of being restrained or hugged tightly for too long. She may do better in a home with cat experienced children, or at least ones that can respect her wishes to be left alone sometimes. Marble prefers to be the "only child" in her new home- no other cats or dogs, please! Marble is playful and cuddly, all wrapped up in the cutest little package! Her luscious fur will require some extra grooming and brushing in order to stay as lovely as it is now. She has had some litter box issues in the past, but can probably be resolved with a covered litter box where she can't miss, or an indoor/outdoor home where she can attend to her business freely. If Marble seems like the girl for you, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Small
 . 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
 . Pete .
 . Pete .  . Pete .  . Pete .
  • Paint / Pinto
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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. Pete has been mainly kept out to pasture for the last few years, so they could use refreshers on his ground manners. He is sweet and friendly with people and other horses, and will come running from across the pasture when he sees you at the gate. If you are looking to add this handsome guy 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.
Baby, Female, Medium
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Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

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.