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Our Featured Bellingham, WA Partner:

Whatcom Humane Society

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.

3710 Williamson Way
1661 Baker Creek Place
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 733-2080

http://www.whatcomhumane.org

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Whatcom County and beyond

About Our Shelter:

The Whatcom Humane Society has been caring for animals throughout Whatcom County since 1902. As the oldest non-profit animal welfare organization in Whatcom County, WHS is commited to caring for any animal in need.
As an open-admission shelter, the dedicated staff and volunteers at WHS cared for over 5,000 homeless, unwanted and abused animals last year.
The Whatcom Humane Society provides animal control services to Whatcom County.
Programs and Services include: low-cost spay/neuter clinic, community outreach and humane education programs, safe-pet program for victims of domestic violence, interactive adoption program and an animal wellness plan providing medical care for shelter animals.

Donate to Our Shelter...

Please click here to make a donation: https://whs.whatcomssl.org/php/index.php?whs_donate_general The Whatcom Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You will receive a donation acknowledgement letter in the mail within a few weeks. If you have any questions about donations online, please contact us at (360)733-2080, extension # 3010 or email admin@whatcomhumane.org.

Come Meet our Pets:

The Whatcom Humane Society is open for adoptions Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm.

We have two shelter facilities:

3710 Williamson Way
near the Bellingham Airport

1661 Baker Creek Place
in the Irongate Industrial Park

Our Adoption Process:

Thank you for considering adopting a pet from the Whatcom Humane Society. So that we may be assured that the animal you wish to adopt is best suited to you, your home and your lifestyle, and is placed in an environment that is compatible with his/her needs, we ask that you complete an application. Application forms for dogs and cats (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) may be downloaded below.

The application will help us learn more about what you are looking for in a companion animal.

Dogs/Puppies
$115

Cats/Kittens
$115

Two Kittens Same Day
$200

Rabbits
$ 45

Previously Altered Dog/Cat over 1 year of age
$ 85


Young at Program
Any dog/cat over the age of 5 years
adopted to a person over the age of 55 years
$ 55

Other Animals
contact us for adoption fees of other animals

Included in the Adoption Fee:

-Basic Health Exam
-Spay/Neuter Surgery (for unaltered animals)
-Initial Vaccinations (including Rabies)
-Intestinal De-Worming
-Feline Leukemia Testing for Cats
-Microchip and Registration
-Identification Tags/License
-30 Days Free Sheltercare
Pet Health Insurance
-Collar & Leash for Dogs or
-Collar & Cardboard Carrier for Cats
-Certificate for Complimentary Health Exam w/ Participating Veterinarian
-Reference material on companion animal care & training

Animal Adoption Applications
DOGS: http://www.whatcomhumane.org/dogapp_3.pdf
CATS: http://www.whatcomhumane.org/catapp_3.pdf
SMALL ANIMALS: http://www.whatcomhumane.org/Other_Adoption_App.pdf
HORSES/LIVESTOCK: http://www.whatcomhumane.org/EQUINE_ADOPTION_APPLICATION.pdf

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.