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.

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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
 . Toothless .
 . Toothless .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This dark dudette is Toothless! She likes to watch from a far and hide in places you don't expect! She's basically a super spy! You may spot intense yellow eyes in the dark of night or a shadow move quickly across the floor, but don't worry that's just Toothless at work. I'll let you in on a little secret... the key to Toothless's heart is to give her as many butt scratches as possible! Toothless is unsure of her environment right now and will need time to adjust! She will likely hide under beds for the first few days at her new home so she will need a patient family. Because Toothless is a bit of a scaredy cat she will need to go to an adult only home and be the only pet! If you are interested in this mysterious kitty, please see the front desk for an application.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Simon .
 . Simon .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Hello! I'm Simon the Cat! I'm looking for a human to love unconditionally until the end of time! My hobbies include bird watching, hunting ,cat nip rolling, lap sitting and making people laugh! I'm confident so that means cats and dogs shouldn't scare me too bad (given the proper introduction). I'll need an adult-only home that knows how to read feline body language, because I can get overstimulated easily and have a hard time controlling my chompers. I'm super sweet and friendly, but do need a human with a keen eye for these signs. If I sound like I would be a great addition to your family, please see the front desk attendant for an application and I will see you soon!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Coco .
 . Coco .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Say hello to Coco! She is a very sweet girl once you get to know her, but it takes a little while for her to warm up to new people and environments. Once she's comfortable, though, she will want all your love and affection (especially in the form of butt scratches - they're her favorite)! Due to her timid nature, it would probably be best if Coco went to an indoor-only home that is dog-free. A super mellow dog that won't bother her might be okay though. Coco would also likely do fine in a household with children over the age of six, as long as they are gentle with her and are able to respect her space. This loving yet independent middle-aged girl is not that interested in playing - she'd much rather snuggle up next to you than chase a toy around. If you'd like to meet Coco to see if she's the right kitty for you, head on up front and fill out an application!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Cisco .
 . Cisco .  . Cisco .  . Cisco .  . Cisco .  . Cisco .
  • Paint / Pinto
  • Spayed/Neutered
This adorable and goofy, 15 year old registered Pinto is Cisco. Cisco is a very expressive and funny guy who gets along with every one! His favorite activities include: eating, belly scratches, rolling and running around like a mad man. He will always let you know when he wants attention...or when its meal time...by wildly bobbing his head and flapping his lips. Unfortunately Cisco sustained an injury 2 years ago, that has left him with an improperly healed, fractured pelvis. While he has no trouble getting around, he cannot be ridden. A simple daily pain management routine keeps this guy on his feet, so he would make an excellent companion to pretty much anybody! Cisco is a fairly hefty guy, standing at approximately 14.5 hh and 1200 lbs.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Snowball .
 . Snowball .  . Snowball .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Meet Snowball! The fuzziest, coolest, most loving kitty around! If you're looking for a compact purr-machine, then this little bean is the one for you! Snowball has somewhat of a mysterious past, so for that reason he would prefer to live in an indoor only home, as he is very good at finding nooks and crannies to squeeze into and hide away in! Snowball can be a little timid in new environments, and seems a bit unsure about the big wide world. He would love to go to a home where he has another kitty friend to teach him the ways of the feline world, and to help him build confidence- no dogs for this guy, as they might have a little too much energy for him. Snowball would also prefer living with older kids who can respect his space when he needs it. Snowball is a small, adorable, and playful sweet cat-muffin ready to go to his furrrever home. If you're ready for a new BFF, head over to the front desk and fill out an adoption application to meet this cutie today!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Button .
 . Button .  . Button .  . Button .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hello! My name is Button. I got my name for being as 'cute as a button!' Don't let my age fool you. I'm truly a kitten at heart! I like playtime almost as much as I like nap time! One of my favorite activities is patrolling the great outdoors, so I would be my best self in a home where I am allowed to go outside in the daytime and inside at night. I'd love to live with people who know just how to spoil me in my golden years, where I can be the shining star of their hearts, so I might do better in a home without little kids running around (but older kids who know how to respect my boundaries are great!). I'm just a tad overweight (what can I say? I enjoyed the holiday season!) so I need to be on a healthy diet to help me keep the pep in my step. I like other cats, and believe it or not, I don't mind dogs! I would prefer that they be nice and calm like me, though, because I can't outrun things like I used to be able to. I'm really the BEST cat you'll ever find, so if you are the person who wants to provide me with a home where I can rest my paws for the remainder of my nine lives, please come meet me by filling out an adoption application at the front desk today!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Whitney and Houston .
 . Whitney and Houston .
  • Short-Haired
This is Whitney & Houston. Young Guinea Pig sisters looking for a home with room in the heart for the both of us! We function as companions, lap warmers, or entertainers! They will need plenty of out of cage handling to ensure we stay friendly and loving! They will also need fresh veggies and hay daily as well as wood to chew on to keep their ever growing teeth at a comfortable length! If you are interested in meeting Whitney Houston, please see the front desk for an application!
Young, Female, Small
 . Paul and Jerry .
 . Paul and Jerry .  . Paul and Jerry .  . Paul and Jerry .
  • Short-Haired
Meet Jerry and Paul the Guinea Pigs, a sweet bonded pair of brothers that are looking for their new forever home. They have lived with other Guinea Pigs in the past that were not the biggest fans of them so they decided to stick with each other and make it through this Guinea world together. They are both a little shy but with some delicious lettuce and a nice quiet place you will get to see them come out of their little igloos and see their personalities shine! Visit with Paul and Jerry today, they may be the perfect addition to your home!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Mocha .
 . Mocha .  . Mocha .  . Mocha .
  • Satin
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hi there, my name is Mocha! I am a young bunny who has spent the last month in a wonderful foster home getting lots of one-on-one interaction. Because of this, I am a very well-rounded young man who enjoys spending time with my people! I love to be in the same room with my family and explore my surroundings. You could say I'm pretty adventurous! My foster home described me as active, independent, playful, confident, and SILLY! I love fresh veggies and will need them as part of my daily diet to stay happy and healthy. I would be a great first-time rabbit! If I sound like the perfect addition to your home, head up to the front desk for an application to meet me!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Daiquiri and Dixie .
 . Daiquiri and Dixie .  . Daiquiri and Dixie .
  • Parakeet (Other)
This beautiful pair of parakeets are Daiquiri and Dixie! They are looking to go home together to a permanent home! A lot of people are not aware at how fun parakeets can be! They love baths, they use toys (soccer is a parakeet favorite) and they can bond to their owners given time and patients! Parakeets can also learn to mimic you! Try repeating "pretty bird" every morning and they may pick up on it! You can also clip their wings to allow them to come out of the cage without escaping! It may take time for them to warm up to the idea of hoping on your hand but it is possible! Head up to the front desk to fill out an application if you are interested in taking two of these beauties home today!
Young, Female, Small
 . Bobbin .
 . Bobbin .  . Bobbin .  . Bobbin .
  • New Zealand
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Bobbin! He's cute, he's hoppy, he's... your new best furry friend! Bobbin is still very young, but very tame already! He might live to be up to 10 years, so he'll need a home with someone who can commit to loving him for his whole life! Contrary to popular belief, Bobbin would make a GREAT indoor house pet! Ask our staff for more information about house rabbits and why it's super beneficial not only for Bobbin, but for you too! Bobbin is a hoppy-go-lucky little bunny ready for his forever home. If you think you're the one for him, fill out an application at the front desk to meet him today!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Goldie .
 . Goldie .  . Goldie .
  • Shepherd, Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Meet WHS's resident golden girl, Goldie! This sweet pooch is in the market for her furever home. Goldie's favorite activities include cuddling, playing with squeaky toys, and going on jogs! Goldie is a very friendly girl, but can get pretty nervous (you can tell when this happens because she chatters her teeth!) when first introduced to new situations, so for this reason she would do best in a home with children 16 and older who know how to respect her space when she needs it. Goldie loves people and would be a great companion dog. She will need to have a proper and slow introduction with any other kitty or pooch she is to live with, as she has never lived with other animals and can be a little unsure of them at first! Goldie has not had any formal training and will be required to go to positive reward based training classes before going to her new home. If Goldie is the one for you, head on up to the front desk and fill out an adoption application to meet her today!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Monkey .
 . Monkey .  . Monkey .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Meet Monkey! This shy guy loves to give kisses and go for walks! He has had an uncertain life up to this point and is hoping to find his forever home! He can be nervous of new situations and will need a home with the time and patience to teach him that life isn't scary. Monkey will be required to be signed up for positive, reward based obedience classes prior to adoption to help him learn manners and gain confidence. Monkey lived with cats and a dog in his previous home. He really wants to play with kitties, much to their dismay, so no cats in the home for him. He did enjoy living with another dog, but will need to meet any potential canine and human housemates to ensure that they will be a good match prior to adoption. Ask for an application at the front desk if you're interested in meeting this adorable boy!
Young, Male, Large
 . Dutchess Penelope .
 . Dutchess Penelope .  . Dutchess Penelope .  . Dutchess Penelope .  . Dutchess Penelope .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Are you looking for the perfect workout buddy? Need someone with rippling muscles to really get you back on your game? Meet Duchess Penelope! This lady is strong-- both in body and in mind! She wants to motivate you to get your exercise routine back on track. With her heavy-duty athletic build, she's sure to inspire you to run harder and faster than ever before! After you've worked out for the day, Duchess would love to lean up against you while you pet her from head to tail. She'd be a great addition to your movie nights once she's been tired out! Duchess has a lot of puppy energy left in her, and needs a patient, dedicated home to help her focus that energy into positive outlets. She will be required to sign up for positive, reward based training classes prior to her adoption to make sure everyone gets started off on the right paw. Duchess prefers to be the only star in your sky, and would like for her new family members to be human only (no cats or other dogs, please!). Because she is so strong and excited, she'll also need a child-free home. Once Duchess Penelope gets settled into her routine in a new home, we think a lot of her "zonkers" energy will start to calm down. She's really hoping for a home that sees her for who she is, and also for the potential she has to be an amazing companion! If Duchess Penelope sounds like your girl, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Bowie .
 . Bowie .  . Bowie .  . Bowie .
  • Siberian Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Hi, I'm Bowie! I just want to play--do you want to play with me?! I love toys and running and chewing things! I need lots of exercise, training, and activities to keep me busy, otherwise I might run off and find something to do myself. I will need to go to a positive, reward based obedience class so I can learn better manners and bond with my new humans. I really would love to go to a home with other huskies, or to humans who know what my breed is like so I don't get misunderstood and kept outside all the time like at my last house. Because I love to play SO MUCH, I shouldn't live with cats, but I would love to live with another dog! I lived with kids at my last house, and I could live with any kids that are used to living with big dogs! I am a really good boy, and already know "sit", "down", and am working on "stay." Please ask for an application at the front desk if you're interested in meeting me!
Young, Male, Large
 . Reggie .
 . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .  . Reggie .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Reggie! A super high energy dog looking for a very active home that can provide plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Reggie is rambunctious and still needs a lot of training, although he has improved greatly during his time here! He knows sit, down, and is working on his recall! Respectful children 12 and older who are used to rambunctious dogs are preferred in his new home, as he doesn't always realize how big he is when he's excited. He does need to work on his leash manners, but he no longer plays tug of war with his leash, and walks very politely when there are no distractions. Because he is so playful, he would be too much for a cat, but he could live with another dog. He would love to go to doggie daycare to burn off some energy and continue socializing him on the proper behavior with other dogs! He will be required to be signed up for positive reward based classes to help him start off on the best paw. 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, Medium
 . Ted .
 . Ted .  . Ted .
  • Rex
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hello, I'm Ted. I'm an easy going dude who is looking for his forever home! I was found wandering about by myself so we don't know anything about my history. I'm still a bit nervous around people but with time I'll get better. I do not like being picked up yet and may never enjoy it. I will come up to you for pets! I need you to go slow with me since I'm nervous. I cannot go to a home with children younger than 8 since I need them to go slow with me and be cautious. A home with a dog will be too scary for me too but perhaps with a mellow dog that will leave my living space alone would be ok. I need a nice roomy cage (or a slow introduction to being a house bunny! Ask staff about this!) that is kept clean. I use my litter box pretty well! I need fresh greens daily in addition to a high quality pellet diet with an abundance of grass hay such as timothy or orchard grass hay. If you want to learn more about rabbits, rabbit.org is a wonderful resource! If you want to meet me and potentially take me home, fill out an application up front.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Nala and Red .
 . Nala and Red .  . Nala and Red .  . Nala and Red .  . Nala and Red .  . Nala and Red .  . Nala and Red .
  • Great Dane, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This wiry girl is Red! Red came to us with her friend Nala, and needs to be adopted with her buddy. Red hasn't been exposed to many things and can sometimes be nervous when left alone, and we think another doggie companion would help her to feel more confident. Red loves to cuddle and give kisses; she can live with people of all ages! She is good with other dogs, and maybe would even enjoy going to doggie daycare! Red will need to continue be on a high quality, grain free diet to help her look and feel her best. She will also need to be signed up for positive reward based training classes prior to adoption, which will help her to refine her manners and help to build her confidence! Ask for an application at the front desk to meet her today! Meet Nala! Nala came to us with her friend Red, and needs to be adopted with her buddy. Nala hasn't been exposed to many things and can sometimes be nervous when left alone, and we think another doggie companion would help her to feel more confident. Nala LOVES people of all ages, and enjoys giving kisses and getting hugs! She is good with other dogs, and maybe would even enjoy going to doggie daycare! Nala will need to continue be on a high quality, grain free diet to help her look and feel her best. She will also need to be signed up for positive reward based training classes prior to adoption, which will help her to refine her manners and help to build her confidence! Ask for an application at the front desk to meet Nala today!
Young, Female, Large
 . Blueberry and Apple .
 . Blueberry and Apple .  . Blueberry and Apple .  . Blueberry and Apple .  . Blueberry and Apple .
  • Lionhead, English Spot
  • Spayed/Neutered
This Blueberry (male, brown markings) and he is looking for his forever home with his friend Apple (female, black markings). They were found together by a wonderful member of the public who brought them here! They are both very shy and need a home without dogs or cats that will be near them. They will take time to come out of their shell and be more social. In their new home Blueberry and Apple will require a nice roomy cage with daily exercise outside of it. They require fresh greens daily with a small amount of high quality rabbit pellet feed. Also they need access to unlimited amounts of timothy or other type of grass hay to keep them healthy. These two need someone with rabbit experience that can help them learn the world isn't so scary. If you think you have the perfect home for these buns, fill out an application up front to meet them.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Ziggy .
 . Ziggy .  . Ziggy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hey! My name is Ziggy, 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
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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.