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My name is Bear!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bellingham, Washington - Bear
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I'm being cared for by:
Whatcom Humane Society

Facts about Bear

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Bear is a handsome boy looking for his forever home. He was surrendered to the shelter because his previous owner felt he was becoming too protective of the family. This was likely due to Bear having some anxiety. His new family will need to help him gain some confidence and work on socializing him with new people and situations. Depending on his potential adopter's experience, Bear may be required to attend positive reward based obedience classes with his new family. Bear will do best in an home with no young children. He will also do best as the only pet; other dogs can overwhelm him and he tends to chase cats and other small critters. Bear is a very loving boy who loves to go on walks. He will need plenty of exercise to keep him healthy and happy. Please fill out an adoption application if you would like to meet Bear and get to know him better.

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: 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 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.

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