My name is Joy!

Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Joy
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I'm being cared for by:
Whatcom Humane Society

Facts about Joy

  • Breed: Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
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Important Note

Joy is best friends with Almond. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Almond and Joy are sweet little Chihuahuas that were surrendered to the shelter when their owner could no longer care for them. These cute little dogs are extremely bonded and will be required to be adopted together. Almond and Joy are very timid with new people and tend to get a case of the growlies to scare people away. With a little time and patience they warm up to be silly, fun, affectionate and loving little girls. They may be able to live with children ages 12 and older who will go slow with them while they learn to trust. They may be able to live with a confident cat that won't run if chased. Any other dogs in the home will have to meet them to see if they can all get along. These girls may be small but they still need daily walks and plenty of playtime. They prefer not to be left home alone for long periods of time. Somebody who works from home or is retired would be perfect. If you are interested in Almond and Joy, please fill out an application at customer service to meet with them.

About Whatcom Humane Society

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 domestic and native wild 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: 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

Come Meet Our Pets...

The Whatcom Humane Society is open to the public:
Wednesday thru Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday and Monday, 11am - 5pm
Closed on Tuesdays and Major Holidays

We are located at:
2172 Division Street in Bellingham

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.



Two Kittens Same Day

$ 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