My name is Bessie!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Bessie
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I'm being cared for by:
Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County

Facts about Bessie

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Bessie, a big beautiful 3 year old female American Staffordshire Terrier is looking for her 'forever home'.
Bessie would love to be your one and only. She is a low to medium energy gal who would be happy spending time cuddled by your side, after a short walk. She likes to play rough so no young children. Other dogs (?) will depend on the chemistry between them. She used to live with a mini Doxie that she adored. 😀 No cats or chickens please!

We are looking for her perfect home - one that will be willing to continue the training that our foster home has started. If you think you are the 'forever home' for big beautiful Bessie, please fill out a statement of interest on our website,
She is spayed, micro chipped and up to date on vaccines.

About Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County

About Our Rescue Group...

The Alternative Humane Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, WA. AHS has been helping animals and educating the public since 1977.

We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral.

Mission Statement: The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes.

Our goals are:
• To make Whatcom County a community where no healthy animals are euthanized
• To prevent unwanted dog and cat births through spay and neuter assistance
• To cultivate respect and awareness for the needs of animals through education
• To advocate for the humane treatment of dogs and cats in all areas of life

Come Meet Our Pets...

We can be found showing off our loveable dogs at Petco on Bakerview and Guide Meridian in Bellingham on the 1st and 2nd weekend of each month. All our showings are between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Come on out and say hi!

Our Adoption Process...

AHS does not do same-day adoptions. We provide a form called a “Statement of Interest” for potential adopters to fill out. When completed, this form is reviewed by an AHS volunteer (the animal’s Case Manager) who will contact the potential adopter with any additional questions and arrange a meeting if it looks like a good match. The potential adopter usually hears back from a volunteer within 2-3 days, but since many of our volunteers also work at full-time jobs, the entire process can take longer. Although we try our very best we usually will not be able to contact every person who submits a Statement of Interest, we reserve our limited resources for those who look like a good match.

Adoption Fees:
Dogs under 18 months – $200.00
Dogs over 18 months – $160.00