My name is Bender!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Bender
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I'm being cared for by:
Whatcom Humane Society

Facts about Bender

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Bender is a sweet boy who needs a dog experienced home that will give him the love and attention he so deserves. He would prefer a home with older respectful children ages 12 and up. He is very nervous around new people and will do his scary sounding bark to make them go away. He loves treats and if you just give him a little time and some yummy treats he will soon be showering you with affection. Bender lived with a cat in his previous home but he did chase after it so you must have a very confident cat or no cat would be even better. Bender does well with other dogs but will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they get along. Bender will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes to help him become more confident and socialized. This will also help him bond with his new people. Bender is super playful, he loves stuffed toys and chasing after the tennis ball. He will need an active family that can provide a much needed energy outlet such as running/hiking everyday. If you are interested in meeting Bender, please fill out an application at the front desk.

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