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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February 2016

Wine Social & Win an Instant Wine Cellar

February 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of fine wine, beer tasting, buffet dinner and musical entertainment by The Swing Gang. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

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March 2016

Paint Your Pet

March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Love your pet? We love ours (and yours)! Join us for our personalized paint-your-pet event and we’ll work together to create an artistic representation of your favorite furry friend. Fluff, fur and scales – all walks and swims of life are welcome!

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Woof and Whiskers Luncheon

March 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join us for our annual luncheon to recognize and celebrate three special groups of people who have shown an outstanding commitment to improving the lives of both domestic and wild animals in our community.

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April 2016

Four Courses with the Horses

April 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for an exclusive dining experience at the Whatcom Humane Society farm facility. Share good food and great company with fellow WHS friends and the horses in our care!

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May 2016

Be Kind to Animals Month

May 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Throughout the month of May you can find our paw print fundraiser all over Bellingham, as well as various events & activities at participating local businesses all supporting WHS & the animals in our care. Pledge to Be Kind To Animals today!

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June 2016

Sunset Cruise

June 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a 2 hour cruise on the Victoria Star! Tickets include beer & wine tasting, snacks, live music, raffle prizes and beautiful views on Bellingham & Chuckanut Bay.

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August 2016
$25 - $500

Putts Fore Pets Golf Tournament

August 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Picture of a dog holding a golf club.

Join us a great day on the course with your friends and colleagues! Besides the great golf course, fabulous prizes, friendly competition and delicious buffet dinner, you will be supporting the Whatcom Humane Society and the many animals in our care.

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$1 - $100.00

Dog Days of Summer Festival & 5K Fun Run

August 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Calling all dogs and the people they love! Festivities will include a 5k fun run/walk for dogs and people followed by a FREE Family festival for all animal lovers.

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October 2016
$100 - $800.00

14th Annual Masquerade Gala & Auction

October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us for an elegant evening with fine dining, beer & wine and no host cocktails. Enjoy Silent, Live and Dessert Auctions and fabulous raffles! Masquerade attire is optional – but FUN!

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December 2016

Photos with Santa Paws

December 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016

With a $20.00 donation you will receive a 4×6 photo card and digital file sent to you via email. Santa’s visiting hours have yet to be determined – stay tuned!

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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!