About Our Shelter...
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Washougal, Washington. Established in 1994, our programs and services are carried out by a mostly volunteer staff dedicated to caring for animals and finding them forever homes. We operate both a cat shelter and a dog shelter, as well as an extensive foster home program and other programs to support animals in the local community.
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society aims to eliminate unnecessary euthanasia of healthy or treatable companion animals in the community and find them permanent, loving homes.
Our intent is to make Clark County the first no-kill county in the State of Washington. We plan to accomplish this through implementing low cost spay and neuter clinics, Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) of feral cat colonies, and by working in conjunction with our fellow shelters to benefit all animals in the community.
Our Adoption Process...
Be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID.
Be able to verify with your landlord that you may have the pet you are considering if you are renting or provide proof that you own your own home through a property tax bill or through the County Assessors Office.
Have all family members, or roommates in the household, agree to meet the pet prior to an adoption being approved.
Meet any additional requirements for the specific pet you are interested in adopting.
Potential adopters complete WCGHS Adoption Application.
Adoption Ambassador reviews application and a phone or in-person interview is conducted.
A home visit is made by WCGHS personnel to verify that the home meets the pets needs.
Once an adopter is approved and the adoption fee is paid, a time is scheduled for the pet to leave the shelter and to be welcomed into their new, loving home!
For more information, please visit our website at http://wcghs.org/adopt/