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
 . Marilyn .
 . Marilyn .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Hello friends! My name is Marilyn (Monroe) - named for my voluptuous hair! I'm looking for a loving permanent indoor-only home! I am a love bug once you get to know me! I enjoy being pet and cuddling up on a warm lap! Since I am easily frightened I will need to go to a pet-free home so I have space and time to warm up to my new family! I would also like to go home with children over the age of 12 to ensure I am able to come out of my shell in a time I am comfortable with and am not over stimulated with sound and movement. I will need a longer adjustment period, so I will need a patient family! If you think I will be the puurrfect addition to your family, please see customer service at the front desk for an application and let them know you would like to meet me!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Kensington .
 . Kensington .  . Kensington .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hi I'm Kensington. I am a shy kitty looking for my forever home. I'm looking for a nice quiet easy going home that will allow me time to warm up and get comfortable. New situations are very scary to me and I need time to adjust. I would like an adult only home with out children in it. I do not like other animals, they scare me too much, and am looking to be your only fur baby. Once I warm up I love to hang out in your lap and get pets. I have a really great purr and would love for you to give me the chance to show you. Since the world is so scary to me I want to be indoor only. I am a really sweet guy and would love for you to spend some time with me if we sound like the right match. Please fill out an application at customer service to meet with me.
Young, Male, Medium
 . Hennessy .
 . Hennessy .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Hi! My name is Hennessy! I'm super sweet and friendly although it can take me a little longer to warm up to new people. I am fairly easy going and quiet. I am still a kitten so I do like to play and have my moments of playing and energy. I have to live in a home with children 10 years old and older. Younger children scare me too much. I could possibly live with another feline as long as they respect my space and don't bully me. But we will need to be properly introduced once in the home. I can NOT live with a dog in the home - as a young kitten, my brother and I were attacked by a dog - so they are just too scary for me. I am required to be an indoor-only cat because that is how I was raised - I've never been outside before without supervision. I love toys that make noise. If I sound like the perfect cat for your home, please fill out an adoption application located at the front desk and let them know you are interested in meeting me!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Hawkeye .
 . Hawkeye .  . Hawkeye .
  • Russian Blue
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Hi there I'm Hawkeye! I'm a fun active cat looking for a home to call my own. I love to snuggle up in your lap, get pets, and make muffins. I enjoy being pet from head to toe but watch out I can get a little over stimulated. Noises tend to get me worked up and I may growl at them. After that I may need to take a break to calm down a little. Once I'm calm we can go back to pets and snuggles. If I don't get my way I tend to be a love biter, don't worry I'll be gentle I just want your love! Since I nip I think kids 12 and older would be best. They need to understand my ways. I really don't like dogs and don't want any in my home. I might be able to warm up to a cat but will need very slow proper introductions. Do we sound like a match? Well head to customer service to fill out an application to meet with me.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sebastian .
 . Sebastian .  . Sebastian .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Do you have a spare moment or several for a game of tug? Sebastian is eagerly waiting for your time to play a really great game of tug-o-war. He will play a game and throw the rope around by himself or he will try to get you to play with him as well, he has a pretty interesting demand bark, which should be trained out of his behavior. Sebastian has some dry skin right now and could use a good diet and a day at the spa to help his dry skin regain the moisture he needs to make his coat soft and shiny. He may look like a big scary bully but don't let his outside shell fool you, he is a big softie on the inside that needs an appropriate home to welcome him into. He has quite high energy levels and will need to be properly exercised each day to keep him happy and tired. Because he a rather large dog and has a high energy older kids may only be appropriate for him so he doesn't torpedo through them and knock them over like a row of bowling pins. Sebastian should not go home with a cat, because he has high prey drive he will most likely chase and harm a kitty in the home. Female companions are usually recommended for male pit bull mix breeds, but he may be a little particular and too high energy for some other dogs. Sebastian will need to attend a bully breed class to make sure his new family is aware of what his breed is capable of and maybe some basic obedience classes, right now he only knows sit, but he is ready to steal your heart today. Are you ready for a fantastic and strong tug-o-war partner in crime? Visit with Sebastian today!
Young, Male, Large
 . Peanut and Butter .
 . Peanut and Butter .  . Peanut and Butter .  . Peanut and Butter .
  • Parakeet (Other)
Meet PEANUT & BUTTER, a beautiful pair of bonded budgies. They are active, playful, and will provide endless entertainment. These boys need a large cage to play in, a well-rounded diet (not just seeds!), and even enjoy splashing in a shallow bird bath or misted lightly with a spray bottle to keep their feathers healthy. Their wings were clipped before they got here, so in a patient new home they can be trained to be handled. If you would like to adopt these charming chirpers, ask the front desk for an application!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Beau .
 . Beau .  . Beau .  . Beau .
  • Standardbred
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Beau, aka Beau Cam Rock (Prior Names: Excuse My Card, Cam’s Card Shark, Another Excuse and No Nukes) is a 20 year old branded and gelded Standardbred off track pacer buggy racer. He was foaled on 5/07/1999. He is considered a gaited horse and had a lucrative racing career before being retired. Beau loves other horses, trailers amazingly well, is not spooky (unless in the arena where he thinks its race time and gets anxious but not scary), good with children to brush and pet him, cats and dogs and stands for the farrier. Never gave rear, buck or bite. He appears to be bombproof when it comes to loud noises too - probably from many years spent at the track. He's loving and really enjoys carrots and apples. He’s easy to catch and loves to have as much turnout time as possible. He is a kind and gentle horse but in his heart, mind and body he is still a racehorse. Because he is a pacer the faster you let him go the smoother the ride becomes. On the trail he is compliant but not content to go slow and wants to be the lead horse. He will do best in an experienced home that has a job for him (something with speed), other horses preferably and a rider that is high level intermediate to advanced and not afraid to GO! He will also need to have someone who can work with him on his groundwork as far as standing still for mounting, flexing and lowering his head etc. If you have the time and experience for this lovely guy, please contact WHS!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Emsbry .
 . Emsbry .
  • Champagne D'Argent
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hello! My name is Emsbry and I came in with a few other bunnies after we were found outside of a house that burned down. We have been sharing stories with the animals from the Hohl's fire and we are all so happy to have been saved. We were outside of the house but it was still scary. We lived in outdoor hutches and were likely being bred to be eaten. We are so glad to be saved and are looking for a patient person. We want to be friends with our new person and be loved in the home! Are you the home for me? Emsbry and his friends need a rabbit experienced home or someone who is willing to do their research before hand. They are still very scared of the world and will likely not be the type of bunnies that like to be held. They are quite scared of it right now. They need a cage that is kept clean, high quality rabbit pellet diets, fresh daily greens, and lots of hay. If you are looking for a rabbit that has a lot of love to give, fill out an application for Emsbry or one of his friends!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Karna .
 . Karna .  . Karna .  . Karna .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hi my name is Karna. I'm a bold, social, curious guy. I love to explore my environment and get into anything I can. Once I'm not distracted I am an absolute love bug. I love to have my head and chin scratched. I really do not like my belly rubbed though; it makes me cranky! I am a little selfish and like to be the only one getting love in my home so no other cats or dogs for me please. I can live with kids 12 and over that understand to respect my boundaries. I have that perfect balance of loving and affectionate but independent when I feel like it. I can be an indoor/outdoor cat with a responsible home. If I sound like the perfect addition to your home please fill out an application to meet with me.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Mice .
 . Mice .  . Mice .  . Mice .  . Mice .
  • Mouse
Both male and female mice available. All less than 6 months old. Call our Customer Service Team for more information at 360-733-2080 ex.3004
Young, Female, Small
 . Elijah and Frodo .
 . Elijah and Frodo .  . Elijah and Frodo .
  • Guinea Pig
Hello there! I'm the older brother Elijah and this is my younger brother is Frodo. I am about 7 months older but we have been living together for as long as I can remember. We need daily socialization with our people and this will help us be less shy. My brother and I like our cage kept clean! We need a high quality guinea pig pellets daily and fresh greens twice a day to stay healthy. We may not have survived a fire but we need a loving home and we have a lot of love to give! We can live with children who are respectful of us and won't squeeze us. If you think you can be the perfect home for us, fill out an application up front!
Young, Male, Small
 . Pepper .
 . Pepper .
  • Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Pepper! This sweetheart has spent her whole life as an outdoor dog and is looking for someone who will make her part of the family-- indoors! Pepper LOVES food and is very treat motivated, which will come in handy during her training. She has a lot to learn but is eager to please! She is required to sign up for positive, reward based classes before her adoption can be finalized. Pepper would probably really like to have an adult dog in the home to show her the ropes and boost her confidence. We're not sure how she is with cats, but with slow, proper, supervised introductions, she could probably learn to tolerate a feline roommate! Pepper can live with older, respectful children who will go slow with her and respect that she is a little fearful. Pepper's ideal family will have lots of free time to spend with her as she adjusts to life indoors and grows into the wonderful dog we know she is! As with all puppies under 6 months of age, we will be accepting applications and calling in those that are most suited to her needs. Fill out an application for Pepper today!
Young, Female, Large
 . Olive .
 . Olive .
  • Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Olive! This sweetheart has spent her whole life as an outdoor dog and is looking for someone who will make her part of the family-- indoors! Olive LOVES food and is very treat motivated, which will come in handy during her training. She has a lot to learn but is eager to please! She is required to sign up for positive, reward based classes before her adoption can be finalized. Olive would probably really like to have an adult dog in the home to show her the ropes and boost her confidence. We're not sure how she is with cats, but with slow, proper, supervised introductions, she could probably learn to tolerate a feline roommate! Olive can live with older, respectful children who will go slow with her and respect that she is a little fearful. Olive's ideal family will have lots of free time to spend with her as she adjusts to life indoors and grows into the wonderful dog we know she is! As with all puppies under 6 months of age, we will be accepting applications and calling in those that are most suited to her needs. Fill out an application for Olive today!
Young, Female, Large
 . Finn .
 . Finn .  . Finn .  . Finn .
  • Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Finn the half pint sized Border Collie mix! Don't let his little size fool you, this guy has big plans for his future with his new family! While shy at first glance he is quick to jump out of his shell, quite literally. Finn can jump 5+ feet high in the air with out batting an eye. He will need a secure fenced backyard with a minimum of 6 feet to keep him in. Tables are no feat for this bouncy little bundle of joy, so make sure you do not leave food or other goodies out where he can get to them. Finn would not do well with younger children but older children 12 and older would be easier for him to adjust to. Finn has a history of not getting along with other dogs in the home and has been particular about his other dog friends meeting in public places too. He would be best as a single dog in the home, he might be okay with a cat but being he is a herding breed he will always be interested in chasing them. A positive reinforcement based training course to help him learn what behaviors are acceptable would be recommended. Visit with Finn today to see if he is the right fit for you and your family.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Rufus .
 . Rufus .  . Rufus .  . Rufus .  . Rufus .
  • Angora Rabbit
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hi ya'll I'm Rufus! It's great to meet you all! I'm a fluffy guy that is looking for his forever home! I've been well socialized and enjoy pets. I am okay with being picked up for short periods of time but I like to be in control of where I am. Since I'm an angora rabbit, I need a timely grooming schedule to keep my lovely fur from getting matted. Brushing me often will help a lot and its a wonderful bonding activity for us. I need a high quality pellet diet with fresh daily greens. I also need hay daily to keep healthy! I came from a house with many other rabbits so I'm looking for some individual attention because I deserve it! I'm a sweet boy who is looking for the perfect home. If this is your first time owning a rabbit, that is okay. We can figure it out together! Rabbit.org is a wonderful resource I hear so you can learn more about owning a bun! If you want to hang out with me, fill out an application up front!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Maggie .
 . Maggie .  . Maggie .
  • Champagne D'Argent
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hello there! My name is Maggie and I came in with a few other bunnies after we were found outside of a house that burned down. We have been sharing stories with the animals from the Hohl's fire and it has been really comforting to know we aren't alone. We were outside of the house but it was still scary. We lived in outdoor hutches and were likely being bred to be eaten. We are so glad to be saved and are looking for a patient person as we weren't very well socialized. Our nails were very overgrown and we were just not well taken care of. We want to be friends with our new person and be loved in the home! Are you the home for me? Maggie and her friends need a rabbit experienced home or someone who is willing to do their research before hand. They are still very scared of the world and will likely not be the type of bunnies that likes to be held. They are quite scared of it right now. They need a cage that is kept clean, high quality rabbit pellet diets, fresh daily greens, and lots of hay. If you are looking for a rabbit that has a lot of love to give, fill out an application for miss Maggie or one of her friends!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Baby Girl .
 . Baby Girl .  . Baby Girl .  . Baby Girl .  . Baby Girl .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Are you looking for your next pal? Baby Girl is the one for you! She is a little shy at first so she needs a calmer home without children. She will take some time to warm up to her new home but once she does, she'll show you her sweet personality! She has lived with dogs her whole life and do well in a home with a confident dog who will help reassure her. She would be happy to live a dog again with a proper introduction first. One of Baby Girl's favorite things is to be with her person whether it's playing with a toy, going on fun walks,or cuddling and watching TV. She will need a cat free home as they can be really fun to chase! Baby Girl will also need to be signed up for positive reward based training to help her gain confidence and bond with her new owner. If you are looking for a sweet lady to steal your heart. If you would love to meet Baby Girl and spend some quality time together then go ask for an application for Baby Girl at the front desk.
Senior, Female, Large
 . Buddy .
 . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Are you looking for the perfect Buddy? Then look no further because here he is! Buddy is a little shy at first so he needs a calmer home with children 12 years old and up. He has lived with dogs his whole life and would be happy to live one again with a proper introduction first. Buddy's favorite thing is to be with his person whether it's playing with a toy, going on fun walks, or cuddling and watching TV. Buddy will need a cat free home as they can be really fun to chase! He will also need to be signed up for positive reward based training to help him gain confidence and bond with his new owner. If you are looking for a giant teddy bear to steal your heart, ask for an application for Buddy at the front desk.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Titan .
 . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .
  • Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hi I'm Titan. Let's play!!! I want all the toys they are so amazing. I want my humans to love exercise as much as I do. I haven't had any training and am requiring my home to take me to private training lessons. I am eager to learn how to be a well mannered boy I just need a home that is willing to give me the time and patience. Since I'm a rude boy with out manners I need to be in a home with children 16 and over, trust me it's for the better. Cats are so much fun to chase; I shouldn't go home with any small critters. I am unsure about dogs right now and want a home where I am the only fur baby. Do you want a goofy lump of love in your home? Well then fill out an application to meet with me. Hurry I want to play!!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Abigail .
 . Abigail .  . Abigail .
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
**CURRENTLY IN A FOSTER HOME. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS*** Hi, I'm Abigail. I'm pretty nervous of the world, but I think you could be my new best friend. I really like cuddles and want to be a lap dog, even though I don't quite fit. Once I realized the staff here were nice, I got really attached to them, and very quickly bonded with my foster mom too! I have displayed some separation anxiety when my person leaves so I would do best with someone who is not gone all day! On the bright side, I am already crate trained and know that "go to bed" means go to my crate! This will help me feel safer when you do have to leave me at home. I will need a home that is experienced with frightened dogs, and is able to give me space when I need it. I am too afraid of kids to live with them, so I will need an adult only home without a lot of traffic. If you have a big yard that I could run around and play fetch in to get my sillies out, that would be perfect! I really like to chase squeaky toys and balls, and play tug of war once I get to know you! I already know "sit," "paw," and "down," but my new humans should be okay with taking me to some training classes to help me gain confidence. I could live with another mellow male dog that will not make me afraid, but I would like to meet them prior to adoption to ensure that we get along. No female dogs please- I want to be the queen of the house. I have been respectful of the cat in my foster home and would do fine with a confident cat who knows not to run from me! If you are looking for snuggly diamond in the rough- submit an application at the front desk and the ladies at the shelter will help plan a day for you to meet me!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Tulips .
 . Tulips .
  • Goat
Tulips is looking for a retirement home that has the time to give her lots of love and TLC! We don't know Tulips' exact age, but we think she is between 10-15 years old. She is currently in a foster home gaining weight and getting pretty again! Tulips will need a home with some previous goat experience, as she can be a little nervous about approaching strangers, but is very well mannered once caught. Tulips rode great in the car on the way to her foster home, and is not phased by the horses and cats in the barn with her. She will, however, need to live with goat savvy dogs or have their initial interactions be supervised, as she reacts pretty typically to dogs by head butting them when they don't respect her space. She will need free choice hay, supplemented minerals and grain, and a constant supply of fresh water to keep her happy and healthy. Tulips would make an awesome companion for another goat or horse, but is looking for a home that won't breed or eat her. Please fill out an application and staff can make an appointment for you to meet this sweet older gal!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Aubrey .
 . Aubrey .  . Aubrey .  . Aubrey .  . Aubrey .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Aubrey! This girl is full of personality, and she can't wait to show you! She's super silly and will entertain you all day long. She LOVES the snow! Aubrey loves to play with other dogs, but can be a little too pushy for some. She might really enjoy having another "rough & rowdy" dog friend to romp around with! She'd prefer a home with no cats. Aubrey would like a home with kids over 12 years of age who can handle excitable dogs. Sometimes she gets so happy that she just doesn't know her own strength! Aubrey will be a great adventure buddy, and is sure to fill your life with lots of sunshine. Fill out an application at the front desk to meet her today!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Boris .
 . Boris .  . Boris .  . Boris .
  • American Bulldog, Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Hiiiiiiiiii I'm Boris and I am so excited you are here! I love people so much and want to go on adventures with my human! I'm the kind of dog that wants a good mix of exercise such as a run on one day, maybe longer hikes on the weekends, and a few walks another day. I like variety in my life! I need to be exercised daily and have lots of mental stimulation during my day too! After all these adventures, I would love to curl up on the couch with you! Boris would do very well with scent work! He was looking for good smells in the snow and dug face into it to search! Boris can live with children older than 12. He doesn't quite know his size or strength and will likely be too much for smaller children. This sweet boy also needs to be signed up for positive reward based obedience classes prior to adoption so he can get started in his new home on the right paw! He is learning to play with other dogs and would do well living with another canine companion. He will need to meet any human or canine companion prior to adoption! If you are interested in this handsome dog, fill out an application up front!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Riley .
 . Riley .  . Riley .
  • Chihuahua, Dachshund
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet the sweetest little lap dog around Riley. Some of Riley’s favorite things are riding in the car, going for walks and just sitting in your lap. We believe his most favorite is sitting in laps. Riley is very shy but once he knows he can trust you he will love you forever. He had been around a large and medium sized dogs and is not afraid of them but he realizes they are just too big to play with, they can be a bit too scary for him. According to his loving foster family, he will try to play with the cat, which she is not interested in playing but doesn’t mind him if they can share a lap together. Riley does need work on potty training, but if you let him out regularly then he will do his business outside. He will do his business inside if he is not let out regularly. Riley prefers women to men and is not scared of children. He hasn’t warm up to any yet, it could be just a matter of time. Visit with Riley to see if he will be the next addition to your family.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Fred .
 . Fred .  . Fred .  . Fred .
  • Quarterhorse
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This handsome, charming, 24 year old registered Quarter Horse is Fred. Fred lived his glory days as a roping/rodeo champion, and has a spectacular history. Now-a-days, Fred is living the retired life, enjoying treats (especially peppermint), the company of his friends and getting a ton of kisses and cuddles from his humans. Fred is a gentle soul, with excellent ground manners and an incredibly sweet and friendly demeanor. Unfortunately, Fred does have advanced arthritis, therefore he cannot be ridden. But, with a daily pain management routine, he is kept on his feet! Fred would make an excellent companion, especially for a mare....he loves the ladies!
Senior, Male, Large
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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
 . Kali .
 . Kali .  . Kali .  . Kali .
  • Chihuahua, Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
This adorable little lady is Kali and she is ready for her forever home! Don't let her age fool you, this pup is ready for adventure and loves toys! Kali is a little nervous at first and may bark but once she gets to know you she is the sweetest thing! Kali loves to be near you. She has a lot of energy and loves to play fetch with her toys or go on walks. Kali would love to be an only dog and get all of the attention but she would be okay with living with a mellow dog who won't be bugging her too much. In her previous home Kali lived with a cat and they got along! Kali has lived with children in the past and would be okay living with them again as long as they are respectful of her space. She'll need to meet any human or canine roommates before going home. If you are looking for a darling and playful girl and think Kali might be the pup you for, please come to the front to fill out an adoption application so you can spend some quality time with her today.
Adult, Female, Small
 . 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 Amy Wilkinson, 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 Amy, 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.