Please join us at one of our fundraising events!  Each event that we host raises monies that are vital for our daily operations at our domestic animal shelter, farm facility and wildlife rehabilitation center. Our events are diverse, interesting, exciting, educational…and FUN!

We would like to also offer you the opportunity to become a valuable sponsor of one or more of our special events in 2017. Becoming a sponsor of a Whatcom Humane Society event not only gives you and your company great public relations and advertising opportunity, it brings you into the WHS family of supporters who will make it possible for us to provide care for over 4,000 animals this year.  Click here for more information on 2017 sponsorship opportunities!

We hope that you will join us for one or more of our exciting events as an attendee or a sponsor – or both!  

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Dog Days of Summer 5K & Festival

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all dogs and the people they love!  Dog Days of Summer transforms the softball fields at Lake Padden Park in Bellingham into a giant playground for dogs and their people.  Festivities will include a 5k fun run/walk for dogs and people followed by a FREE Family festival for all animal lovers.  The Dog Days of Summer festival will feature over 45 pet related vendors, interactive doggie games and contests, an animal caricaturist, canine demonstrations, kids area, a vegetarian food court -and much more!


9am – 5k Fun Run & Walk Registration (online registration available prior to the event)

10am – 5k Fun Run/Walk Begins – leashed dogs and their people run or walk the trail around Lake Padden

10:30am – 3pm – FREE Dog Days of Summer Festival! Interactive dog games and contests will take place all day.  Prizes and giveaways will be awarded to all four legged participants.  

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, click here for details or contact Dana Browne at or 360-733-2080 x3014.


August 20
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Lake Padden Park
4882 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA
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For more information, please contact WHS special events manager, Dana Browne at (360)733-2080, ext #3014 or email  To learn how your or your business can become an Event Sponsor, click here!