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 2018. 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 2018 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 Festival (NEW LOCATION!)

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all dogs and the people they love!  Dog Days of Summer transforms the property behind the Whatcom Humane Society into a giant playground for dogs and their people.  The Dog Days of Summer festival will feature over 50 pet related vendors, interactive doggie games and contests, an animal caricaturist, canine demonstrations, kids area, a vegetarian food court -and much more!

Entrance and admission to the Dog Days of Summer Festival is FREE !

Check back for updates, a schedule of events, parking information and more information!

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Proceeds from the Dog Days of Summer event benefit the Whatcom Humane Society.  Last year, WHS provided comfort and care for over 4,000 domestic and native wild animals throughout Whatcom County.  As an open-admission shelter, WHS turns no animal away, regardless of the animal’s breed, medical or physical condition, age or temperament. WHS provides 24 hour a day animal control and rescue services for Whatcom County.  The shelter operates a wildlife rehabilitation center as well as a farm facility for horses and other livestock. WHS offers a number of ongoing community outreach and humane education programs throughout Whatcom County including a low-cost spay/neuter program and pet food bank.

Thank you and Two Paws Up to all of our Wonderful Event Sponsors!
Mud Bay
Animal Emergency Care
Radiant Heart After-Care for Pets
Esary Roofing
Scratch and Peck Feeds
Maplewood Animal Hospital
Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital USA


Over 45 animal friendly vendors will offer products for sale, giveaways, and information. Participants will include animal rescue groups, pet supply vendors, animal photographers, animal communicators, animal themed artists/jewelry, pet groomers, local pet related businesses, positive, reward based dog trainers.  Stay tuned for a list of this year’s paw-some vendors!

Please Note: All food vendors at the DDS event must only serve vegetarian food. Only dog trainers that use positive, reward based dog training will be offered vendor spaces at the DDS event. Only pet themed businesses and event sponsors will be offered vendor spaced at the DDS event.  Thank you!

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


August 26
10:30 am - 3:00 pm


Whatcom Humane Society
2172 Division St
Bellingham, WA 98226 United States
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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!