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Our Featured Vancouver, WA Partner:

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

1100 NE 192nd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 693-4746

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve: Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington State

About Our Shelter:

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a non-profit, open-door shelter serving approximately 10,000 animals a year. In addition to offering great animals for adoption, the humane society provides humane education, pet-facilitated therapy, and animal behavior counseling.

Our Adoption Process:

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington uses the following guidelines for adoptions:

1. Adopted animals must be neutered.

2. Adopted animals will be placed as companion animals.

3. Adopted animals must be kept in accordance with all local laws and ordinances.

4. All animals leaving the shelter must be wearing identification and restrained by leash or carrier.

5. All animals must be returned to this shelter if the situation does not work out. They cannot be re-homed.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.