ADOPT

Adopting a pet is one of the greatest gifts you can give, to the animal – and to yourself. Thank you for considering adoption from  Whatcom Humane Society.

Our interactive adoption process strives to place animals into permanent, responsible and loving homes. Our staff work with potential adopters to help choose the best match possible, both for the animal and the adopter. Prior to meeting an animal, potential adopters are asked to complete an adoption application to better help our staff understand what you are looking for in a companion animal. These applications remain on file for 6 months, so there is no need to complete an application each time you visit our domestic animal shelter. Adopters must complete an adoption application and be able to fulfill the adoption requirements necessary in order to be considered or approved for adoption.

Application forms for specific animals (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) may be downloaded under “Adoption Fees” below.

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Cat Adoption Fees
Kittens/Cats under 1 year of age: $115.00 Two Kittens adopted together (same day): $200.00 Cats 1 year – 5 years: $50.00 Cats over 5 years of age: $30.00

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Dog Adoption Fees
Puppies/Dogs under 1 year of age: $125.00 Dogs 1 year to 5 years: $85.00 Dogs over 5 years of age: $60.00

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Rabbit Adoption Fees
Other Animal Adoption Fees
Ask Customer Service for adoption fee information for all other animals.

Horse Adoption Fees
Adoption fees vary based on the animal. Please contact us directly regarding horse adoptions.

 

Bird Adoption Fees
Prices vary for adopting birds. Please check with shelter staff for details.

Adoption Requirements

Be sure that you are financially able to provide for the animal’s needs. This includes food, supplies, license and veterinary care.

Be certain you have adequate time to spend with your new pet including time for training, exercise and grooming.

Have your landlord’s permission to bring an animal onto his/her property.

Be at least 18 years of age and have verifiable identification.

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

Be willing to bring in your current dog to meet the dog you are interested in adopting.

Be willing to bring in your children to meet the animal you are interested in adopting.

Understand that WHS adopts animals – does not sell them. WHS reserves the right to postpone or refuse an adoption.

Hours of Adoption Services

Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday – Monday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays

Included in the Adoption Fee

  • Basic Health Exam
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery (for unaltered dogs, cats & rabbits)
  • Initial Vaccinations including Rabies (dogs & cats)
  • Feline Leukemia Testing for Cats/Kittens
  • Microchip and Registration (dogs, cats & rabbits)
  • Identification Tags/License (dogs & cats)
  • 30 Days Free Sheltercare Pet Health Insurance
  • Collar & Leash for Dogs or Collar & Cardboard Carrier for Cats
  • Certificate for Complimentary Health Exam w/ Participating local Veterinarian
  • Reference Material on Pet Care & Training
Abby
AbbyAbby
  • Goat

Abby is a 9 year old goat looking for her forever farm! She can be quite bossy and independent so she'll need a home that understands her stubbornness. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Alf
Alf
  • Mouse

Hi, my name is Alf! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, Curious, Active -Can live with kids: Yes, any age in home is fine, however, Alf will need consistent and patient effort with socialization before he is very comfortable with handling. He would be best suited as a pet for patient older children or adults. -Can live with other mice: No, male mice are territorial and prefer to live alone. -Bite History: None here at WHS -Additional information: Mice can be housed effectively in a minimum of a 20 gallon long tank, cleaned regularly, and fresh food and water every day. Mice are easy to care for when you have the right knowledge and equipment - Please ask animal care staff for your own copy of A Complete Guide To Fancy Mice Care for info on housing, feeding, and socializing your pet mouse. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Alice
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  • Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Alice! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, lap cat -Can Live with Cats: No, she did not get along with cats in previous home -Can Live with Dogs: No, she did not get along with the dog in previous home -Can Live with Kids: Yes, no younger than 13 years, she needs a quiet home with no loud kids -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, due to her age and potential to run into other outdoor cats its best for her to stay inside -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, she's good to go Additional Information: Alice would do best in a quiet low-traffic home where she can be the only child and live out her retirement in peace. She is shy at first when meeting new people but once she warms up she is the sweetest lap cat. Due to her long hair she will need daily brushing or visits to a professional groomer to keep her fur mat/tangle free. View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Azzy & Ezra
Azzy & Ezra
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Azzy & Ezra! -Personality: Skittish, vocal, curious -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be our primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing plenty of research if we will be your first guinea pigs -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: We are required to go home together. But as for other pigs potentially yes, pending a slow and structured introduction process. Guinea pigs (especially males) can be territorial, so these two might prefer being your only pigs. -Litter Box Trained: Not quite, but we can work on it! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Azzy and Ezra will need a nice roomy cage/enclosure with daily exercise. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality pellets, and fresh greens daily. They can also have the occasional treat (ie. guinea pig safe fruits and veggies). These two will need to go to a home where they are interacted with daily - guinea pigs are not meant to be left and forgotten about, they should be members of the family! We will ask for photographic proof of an adequate enclosure before proceeding to adoption - if you're not sure how large your enclosure should be, we suggest asking a staff member or doing some online research. If you'd like to meet Azzy and Ezra, the first step is filling out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Beans, Queso, & Guac
Beans, Queso, & GuacBeans, Queso, & GuacBeans, Queso, & GuacBeans, Queso, & Guac
  • Rat

Hi, our names are Beans, Queso, & Guac! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy, curious -Can live with kids: Yes, but they can not be our primary caretaker. -Experienced rat home: Not required but if this is your first rat we recommend plenty of research before adopting. These girls are on the shy side, so experience with handling would be very beneficial. -Can live with other rats: Yes, we are required to go home in pairs or to a home with another female rat. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: Yes, we have nipped in the past but we are handleable. -Additional information: These three need a nice roomy (minimum 2 cubic feet of space per rat) cage (NOT a tank) with multiple levels. Our diet should consist of high quality pellet food (like Oxbow essentials) and a small amount of species appropriate fruit/veggies daily. We are a little on the shy side, so having an experienced rat owner would be very beneficial! Otherwise with some time and lots of TLC we should flower into more social girls. We all grew up together and would love to go home altogether, but as long as the home we go to has a female rat already, we could go individually. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Beauregard
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Beauregard! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, timid, affectionate once comfortable -Can Live with Cats: Possibly, with proper introductions -Can Live with Dogs: Dogs would likely be too scary for him -Can Live with Kids: Respectful, teenaged kids -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, the world is a scary place for Beau -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Med -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a rabies vaccine and a microchip Additional Information: Beauregard is a sweet shy boy who's just very afraid here in the shelter. He's very timid at first, but once he feels safe, he'll show his sweet side. He'd love a calm home where he can take the time he needs to adjust and settle in. A home without a lot of comings-and-goings, rowdy kids, or other animals. If you'd like to meet this sensitive guy, fill out an application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Blue Bell
Blue BellBlue Bell
  • American

Hi, my name is Blue Bell! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: sweet, curious, previous owner described Blue Bell as sweet! funny! playful with toys! -Can live with kids: yes, but not as her primary caretaker -Experienced rabbit home: no -Energy level: moderate -Can live with other rabbits: potentially yes, with a proper introduction -Litter box trained: no -Bite History: no -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: yes, spay Additional information: Blue Bell is a young rabbit who is curious in nature and playful. Her previous owner described her as an adventure bunny who gets nightly zoomies! When she settles in she will "purr", "hum" and "buzz". She needs a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Her diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Bonnie
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  • Quarterhorse

Bonnie is a beautiful mare in her mid twenties. (Unsure of breed.) She is very young for her age though, she has tons of energy! She can be ridden, has been well trained in the past, but has just been out in a field for the past 5 years or so, so she'll need a refresher. She is a beautiful mover, but will need an experienced handler/rider. She is high strung, is absolutely alpha in the herd, and becomes attached to other horses easily, so she needs a home with other horses. She is very sweet though, and wants to please. Definitely has the red mare attitude haha. She has had some major dental work in the past, and will need to see a dentist every six months or so. If you are interested in adding Bonnie to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Bowie
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  • Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Bowtie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Unsure/a little anxious, energetic, goofy, playful -Can Live with Kids: No thanks! -Can Live with Cats: We have observed some prey-driven behaviors from Bowtie at the shelter, and at this time are recommending he go to a home with NO cats or other small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs please! I prefer to be an only child. Speak with an adoption counselor about Bowtie's history with dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks! I am vocal and may have a bit of separation anxiety. -Potty Trained: It appears so! -Bite History: Yes - ask staff for more details -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Bowtie came to us as a stray and the shelter environment is not his favorite place to be. He's a little anxious/skittish and will need a dog-experienced owner who is willing to work with him on these issues. He will need consistent positive reward based training to help him gain confidence and bond with his new person/family! We think Bowtie would do best in a home with a fenced yard (he came to us as a stray, after all!) where he can play fetch and be silly! He's super playful but hasn't really figured out how to use his legs yet - his new owners will definitely be entertained by how clumsy and floppy he is! Bowtie has not had an easy start to life, so he needs a person or family who can commit to a successful future with him for the long haul! If you're interested in meeting with Bowtie, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Once that is complete you can come into the shelter for an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Bree
Bree
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Bree! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, gentle -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but may do well with a proper introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, and she is afraid of loud commotion so a quiet, cat-friendly dog may be okay. -Can Live with Kids: Kids aged 6 plus are okay with me! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, she would likely bolt and hide if let outside. -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay and microchip. Additional Information: Bree is a shy but sweet girl looking for a quieter place to call home. She is sensitive to loud noises and commotion and may take a while to adjust to a new home. Her safe space is your lap, and would love to spend all day snuggling with her person. She would also prefer that her new person isn't gone for too long during the day. Keep in mind she is very young so she will get to be with you for a long time! If you think you have the right home for Bree please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Bud
BudBud
  • Labrador Retriever, Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Bud! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, energetic, silly, cuddly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - with a proper and slow introduction. I would likely be overwhelming for any shy or senior cats who prefer to be left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I could potentially live with a PUPPY-TOLERANT dog after an initial introduction at the shelter and a prolonged introduction process in the home. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: No -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6-week puppy course -Energy Level: High! I will need lots of exercise, playtime and mental stimulation! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, I am ready to go home! Additional Information: Bud is an energetic puppy who loves cuddles too! He will need a dedicated person/family willing to work on his training to ensure his becomes a well-rounded adult dog. Puppies require a lot more attention and dedication than most adult dogs - Bud's future adopters must be ready to give him everything he needs to be successful. He will need a home where someone is present most of the time as puppies do not do well being left alone long hours. Bud will likely be an active adult and will need an owner who is just as active! If you would like to meet/adopt Bud, the first step is submitting an adoption application. Our staff will then review your application to ensure it's a good match. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Camel
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  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Camel! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, playful, curious, chowhound -Can Live with Kids: We have never seen Camel with kids so we can't be sure how he'll react. At this time, we're recommending an adult only home, or at least one with older, dog-savvy teenagers who are able to read and understand canine body language. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, after an initial introduction here at the shelter and a prolonged introduction process in the home. Camel would do best with a dog of similar size and playstyle. -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal-- Camel is large, active, vocal, and may not do well in tight spaces (elevators, hallways, etc) -Potty Trained: Unknown- he has displayed good potty habits at the shelter, which is a good sign! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but would certainly benefit! -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip. Additional Information: Camel is a sweet young dog who knows some basic commands but sometimes lacks in the general manners department (jumpy, a little pushy when he wants something.) He's highly food motivated which will go a long way in continuing his training! Camel needs an adopter who can work with him a little every day to help him grow more accustomed to basic handling as well as the world around him. He's a curious pup and catches on to new things pretty quickly! Camel would do best in a quieter home-- not a good match for someone who wants to take their dog to busy events/breweries/etc. Camel is playful, goofy, and has tons of potential! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Captain Seager
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsSpecial Needs

Hi, my name is Captain Seager! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Bold, independent, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: No, Seager would like to be the only pet in the home -Can Live with Dogs: No, Seager would like to be the only pet in the home -Can Live with Kids: Seager needs an experienced, adult only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, due to his vision loss -History of Litter Box Issues: He's had a couple accidents, but they seem to have resolved when given more space -Energy Level: Med/High -Bite History: No, but he will nip if his boundaries aren't respected -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, suture removal Additional Information: Seager is an independent guy and very capable of entertaining himself. He likes things his way, and he'll let you know when he's displeased. He may not seek attention often, but he does enjoy it when given (usually). He's an active guy and he'll need LOTS of mental and physical stimulation, including scratching surfaces, to keep him happy and content. He has some handling sensitivities, namely any kind of restraint, and can get grumpy when his boundaries aren't respected. His new family should also be prepared for any veterinary costs involved in managing his vision. See customer service for an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Cleo
Cleo
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Cleo! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but sweet, gentle, couch potato -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. I would NOT do well with kittens or young/playful cats, but I may be able to coexist with another calm senior kitty. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, too scary! -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 14+ are okay -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, due to my age and weight -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Cleo is a sweet senior cat looking for a quiet low-traffic home without too much hustle and bustle. It might take her a little while to warm up, but once comfortable Cleo is actually very affectionate. If you can't tell, she's a bit on the chunky side and will need someone who is dedicated to helping her get down to a healthy weight. As a senior (and overweight) kitty, Cleo may need more frequent vet check-ups to ensure she's happy and healthy. If you'd like to meet Cleo, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Senior, Female, Large
Donatello & Leonardo
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  • Rat

Hi,our names are Donatello & Leonardo. -Personality: Shy, curious -Can live with kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced rat home: Not required, but highly recommend doing research before adopting -Can live with other rats: Yes, we can live with other male rats. -Bite History: No -Additional information: We came to the shelter the day we were born with our moms Evelyn and Violet. We are a little shy and will need some extra patience and daily handling to be more comfortable with people. We will need a nice roomy (minimum 2 cubic feet of space per rat) cage (NOT a tank) with multiple levels. Our diet should consist of high quality pellet food (like Oxbow essentials) and a small amount of species appropriate fruit/veggies daily. We are very social and will need to be adopted together. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Elsa
ElsaElsa
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Elsa! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet as pie, social, talkative -Can Live with Cats: No, I did not enjoy sharing my previous home with another cat -Can Live with Dogs: No, I've never lived with dogs and would like a quiet, calm home -Can Live with Kids: Recommended kids aged 6+ (up to counselor's discretion). I can get overstimulated with petting. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Highly recommended as I'm an older, calm girl -History of Litter Box Issues: No. -Energy Level: Low/medium -Bite History: No. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, she will need to be scheduled for a dental. Additional Information: I'm a social, chatty girl looking for a calm, quiet home to call my own. After 9 years with my family, I was surrendered to WHS because they were moving and couldn't take me with them. I'm looking for a fresh start where I can be an "only child". I'm a great conversationist with my people and will be a happy camper if you provide me plenty of TLC. I ask you pay close attention to my body language as I can sometimes get a little overstimulated while being pet. If you can give me a mellow home with lots of love, please ask the front desk staff for an application to meet me! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Fish
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Fish! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, loyal, smart -Can Live with Kids: Fish would do best in an adult-only home where his people can read/respect his signals. He can be mouthy when overexcited. -Can Live with Cats: Fish did well with the cat in his previous home. He will need slow, supervised introductions to any new cats to ensure they all get along. -Can Live with Dogs: Fish might be able to live with just the right match-- a tolerant, mellow dog who can match his energy level and give him space would be best. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: No, this active, high energy dog would not do well in an apartment setting. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Depending on adopter experience, he may need to sign up for one private lesson. *Red Dog Consult required!* -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes-- neuter/microchip Additional Information: Fish is as typical GSD- smart, active, needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy. Fish had a hard time adjusting to the shelter environment but seems to be improving now that he's got the hang of things. Fish LOVES to play and can be mouthy when overexcited. An adopter who can read/respect his body language and keep him under threshold will be necessary. GSD/working breed experience highly recommended. Fish loves to play fetch and go for hikes. After he's had his activity for the day, he'd love to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix with you. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Fluffer Nutter
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  • Husky, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Fluffer Nutter! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: HIGH ENERGY/ACTIVE, playful, a bit mischievous, adventure buddy -Can Live with Kids: Due to handling sensitivities, I can only live with teens ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: No - due to the potential for high prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: Could potentially live with another rough/rowdy player who is tolerant of my rude behavior pending an initial introduction here at the shelter. I would not be a good match for any dogs who are dog-selective or cannot handle rude/rough play. No small dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Absolutely not, I was likely an outdoor-only dog in my previous home and would NOT do well in apartments, condos, or trailers. Would do best in a home with acreage and a large fenced yard. -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one to three private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: VERY VERY HIGH!!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter / MC Additional Information: Fluffer Nutter is an active dog looking for an active person/family to match his energy level! This floofy guy will need LOTS of physical exercise as well as mental stimulation, or else it's pretty likely that he will channel all that energy into something destructive. Fluffer Nutter came to us as a stray, but it appears he was likely an outdoor-only dog in his previous home. It's pretty clear Fluffer Nutter hasn't had much training and was probably left to his own devices prior to his arrival here at the shelter. He will need to go into a home with owners who are patient and willing to be consistent with positive reinforcement based training. Luckily he's a smart boy, which will hopefully be beneficial during training. We do not recommend adopting Fluffer Nutter if you work long hours and won't be home for most of the day - he has far too much energy and will need more interaction/activity than the average dog. If you'd like to make this sweet boy your new adventure buddy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Frida
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Frida! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Bold, affectionate, sassy, independent, talkative -Can Live with Cats: No thanks, I was surrendered for not getting along with the cats in my previous home. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 16+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, I would likely do best in a responsible indoor/outdoor home -History of Litter Box Issues: No (I was going to the bathroom outside in my previous home) -Energy Level: High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay check. Additional Information: Frida is a sweet and sassy kitty looking for just the right match! She would do best with a cat-experienced person who is able to read her signals and respect her boundaries. Frida is wildly affectionate when she wants to be, but she's also the type of kitty who will let you know when she's had enough. We think Frida may have a hard time adjusting to indoor-only life as she was predominantly an outside cat in her last home - she would do best in a responsible indoor/outdoor home where she can have a little bit of freedom. If you'd like to meet Frida, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Previous cat-experience is required for adoption. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Frodo & Samwise
Frodo & Samwise
  • Chihuahua

Hi, our names are Frodo and Samwise. We are a bonded father/son pair and here's what would work best for us in a new home: -Personality: Energetic, active, playful -Can Live with Kids: Samwise and Frodo would do best with older, dog-savvy children who won't overwhelm them. At this time, we're recommending kids 14+ -Can Live with Cats: They did well with the cat(s) in their previous home and would likely do okay with new kitties after a slow intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, but they would prefer a dog of similar size and energy level. *BONDED PAIR* -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -Potty Trained: Working on it! They have marked in their kennel a few times. We expect this to improve post-neuter, and with a steady, predictable potty routine! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Additional Information: Samwise and Frodo are a bonded father/son duo on the lookout for their forever family. Tiny but mighty, these boys have a lot of energy and would love to join you on your adventures! Frodo takes a bit longer to open up and trust new people, but with the help of stinky treats and baby talk, he warms up in no time. Frodo loves to be in your lap and is likely a great snuggle buddy. Samwise is the more confident/outgoing of the two. They both LOVE to play (Samwise has been known to be a bit of a toy destroyer!) Samwise and Frodo would do best in a home where they can be with their person/people most of the time. A steady, predictable routine will help them with their potty training. They love hanging out in their crate when it's nap time. If you've got room in your heart and home for this adorable duo, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Gimbal
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi! My name is Gimbal and this is what would work best for me: - Personality: sassy, affectionate, playful - Can live with cats: Possibly with proper introductions - Can live with dogs: Unknown; Gimbal hasn't been the biggest fan of the dogs she's met in the shelter but even with three legs, she's able to stand up for herself. She could potentially live with an older dog who would respect her boundaries and wouldn't give her grief. - Can live with kids: Unknown; likely could with older kids who wouldn't be too rough with her. - Needs indoor only home: yes, because she is a tripod cat - History of litter box issues: no - Bite history: none - Needs medical procedure before going home: yes, a spay Additional information: Gimbal came in with a litter of kittens and a broken leg that hadn't healed right. Her kittens have been weaned and adopted and her leg was unfortunately amputated. But Gimbal hasn't let that damper her spirit! She is a feisty cat who still gets the zoomies, loves playing with toys and napping, and can still jump up high! This tripod kitty is a goofy troublemaker and would love a family that can give her all the attention she deserves. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Graham
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  • American

Hi, my name is Graham! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, curious -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: No but we recommend researching first if this is your first rabbit! -Energy level: Medium -Can live with other rabbits: Yes should do okay with a proper introduction. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter and microchip. Additional information: Graham is a super sweet rabbit looking for a home where he can be a part of the family. He is very social and needs someone who can take him out daily to play. Graham will need a nice roomy cage (NOT outdoors), and his diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet this sweet boy, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Guapo
Guapo
  • Siamese
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Guapo! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, but friendly and talkative once he warms up -Can Live with Cats: No history, might be possible with a slow, supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes. Has lived with a dog in the past. Would need a slow, supervised introduction. -Can Live with Kids: Yes. Has lived with kids and his previous home. Respectful kids 8 & up who will give him time to adjust. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No. Has spent some time outdoors. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Guapo is friendly and affectionate when given time to warm up and adjust to his surroundings. Once he gets to know you, he will be more than happy to tell you all about his day (and then some!) Guapo is a very vocal kitty who will let you know when he needs attention. He would likely do well in a home that has time to devote to his play and snuggle needs, but that will also respect his space. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Hall & Oates
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  • Pot Bellied
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Hall & Oats - a pair of fun-loving young male castrated pigs looking for a rural home to call their own. These silly piggies currently spend their days at the WHS farm facility getting into all sorts of trouble (typical rock stars!). They love to root in the grass and mud, snack on veggies, nap, wrestle and play. They are growing boys and will most likely be much larger when fully grown. Hall & Oats are looking for a peaceful home with a secure (pigs can be sneaky and strong!) spacious fenced area - and dry, draft-free enclosure so they can stay safe, cool, warm and dry from the weather. A home that has the resources to provide a life-time of care for them - and one that will treat them as valued family companions, NOT food products. Pigs are incredibly smart, sensitive animals and these sweet boys are no exception. They will make wonderful companions in the right environment. If you would like to learn more about Hall & Oats, contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Hugo and Garcia
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Hugo and Garcia! Here's a little more about us: -Personality: Shy, Curious, Active -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing some research if this will be your first guinea pig. -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: Yes, I am currently being housed with my buddy, Hugo, and we would prefer to be adopted together, but any introduction to other Guinea pigs will need to be GRADUAL and structured to ensure we get along! Guinea pigs are social creatures and do best in pairs or groups. -Litter Box Trained: No -Bite History: No Additional Information: Garcia and Hugo will need a nice roomy cage (minimum 30" by 36") with daily exercise and socialization. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. They can also have the occasional treat (ie. pieces of guinea pig-safe fruits and veggies). Much like rabbits, guinea pigs are sensitive critters and need to be housed in a temperature-controlled area (67-75 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal). They are also very social and will benefit from being housed in an area where they can be seen and heard. If you're interested in Garcia and/or Hugo, the first step toward adoption is to fill out an application and set up a meeting. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Jumanji
JumanjiJumanjiJumanji
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Jumanji! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, friendly once comfortable, chatty -Can Live with Cats: Possibly, with slow, supervised introductions -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly a calm dog who will leave him alone -Can Live with Kids: Older, respectful teenaged kids -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required, but always preferred -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Med -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Jumanji is a shy guy who likely hasn't had a lot of human interaction in his life. He's friendly once he's comfortable, but he will likely need some time to hide out and adjust to his new home and family. He would prefer a calm, quiet home without too much commotion. If you'd like to meet this shy fella, fill out an application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Juniper & Snow
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  • American

Hi, our names are Juniper and Snow! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Curious, social, gentle -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be our primary caregiver -Experienced Rabbit Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing plenty of research if we will be your first rabbits -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Rabbits: It is required that we be adopted as a pair! Introductions with any new rabbits will need to be slow and structured. -Litter Box Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Snow and Juniper will need a nice roomy cage/enclosure with daily exercise and socialization. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. Rabbits are social animals (much like cats and dogs) and would do best in homes with people who intend to interact with them daily. If you plan on putting them in a cage and leaving them there all day - these are not the pets for you! If you're interested in meeting this perfect pair to see if they're a good match for you, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Kittens!! (Informational Posting)
Kittens!! (Informational Posting)
  • Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

*Please note, our adoption kennel hours are limited for staff and volunteer training through March. Please call ahead of your visit to verify adopting kennel viewing hours* During kitten season (approximately April through October) kittens under six months of age come and go so quickly we often do not have a chance to post them online! If you are wondering about the availability of kittens under six months old, please visit our facility Tuesday-Saturday Noon-4pm with no appointment necessary to walk through the available cat kennels. You are also welcome to contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext 0. or email adoptions@whatcomhumane.org for information on the availability of kittens prior to your visit. Thank you! View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Koda
Koda
  • Hound, Mixed

Hi, my name is Koda! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, curious, vocal, adventurous, snuggly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, Koda previously lived with kids and did well. We are recommending older, dog-savvy kids aged 8+. -Can Live with Cats: Koda did well with the cats in his previous home and should be okay to do so again! He will need slow, supervised introductions to any new cats to be sure they get along. -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially with just the right match. Koda lived successfully with a dachshund in his previous home, but was reportedly attacked by a large, off-leash dog at some point and can now be standoffish/selective with some dogs. He'd do best with a mellow, tolerant dog who mostly lets him do his own thing. Any potential canine housemates will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Hounds are not well suited for apartment life. This active, curious guy would love a home with a large fenced property to explore! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes - neuter/microchip Additional Information: Koda is a friendly, goofy guy who embodies all the typical Hound traits we know and love! He has an excellent singing voice and would do best in a home where his family (and their neighbors) can appreciate his vocal range. Koda would likely do well with most types of families- he has lived with kids before and seems to enjoy most people he meets. Koda is a silly dog who loves to play and get into trouble. Adopters with Hound experience are strongly preferred! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Larry
LarryLarry
  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, my name is Larry! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, affectionate once comfortable; tolerant, gentle -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Kids: Yes, kids ages 6+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: Unknown, but I have been using my litter box while here at the shelter -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Larry is a sweet but shy kitty who will likely be much more outgoing once he's settled into his new home. He enjoys affection and is tolerant of handling - he just may need a bit of an adjustment period before he's ready to show his true personality. If you'd like to meet Larry, the first step is filling out an adoption application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Layla
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  • Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Layla! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, independent, vocal, energetic, friendly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, dog-experienced kids ages 12+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a large mellow dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter. I may do better living with a male versus a female dog. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I may be vocal when left alone -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Layla is a sweet girl in need of a good home. She's already gone through some basics when it comes to training - she knows how to "sit", "shake" with both paws, and "lay down" - but is eager to learn more. She pulls strongly on her leash when on walks and will need someone who is physically capable of handling her AND willing to put in the effort to help her get better at leash walking. Layla doesn't really like being away from her people for too long and would likely prefer a home where someone is present most of the time. If you'd like to meet Layla, the first step is filling out an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Little
LittleLittleLittleLittle
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Little! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but affectionate, talkative -Can Live with Cats: I have lived with other cats previously, so should be okay with a proper introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs please, too scary. -Can Live with Kids: Respectful teenagers (13+ years) -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, I have had litterbox issued in my previous home and here at the shelter. We are working to find the best litter and litter box type for me. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a rabies vaccine. Additional Information: I am a nervous girl who will need some time to adjust to my new home. To make the transition easier, a nice quiet corner with a comfy bed I can call my own would definitely help. Being the only child also sounds like a good idea, although I may get along with another quiet kitty. Once I adjust to my new home, I'll be ready to enjoy some cheek scratches and will talk your ear off! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Mally
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  • Husky
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Mally! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Intelligent, independent, stubborn and very active -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 14 and older. -Can Live with Cats: No, Mally reportedly fought with cats in his previous home and injured a chicken so he would do best in a home without any small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Mally is under socialized and will escalate interactions with other dogs into fights. -Can do Apartment Living: No. Mally is too high energy for an apartment and will need a house with a FENCED YARD. This is required due to the fact that Mally will not be able to go to a dog park and will need lots of space to get plenty of exercise. -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson required. -Energy Level: HIGH!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Mally was surrendered over to WHS when her owners had a change in lifestyle that prevented them from providing proper care for her. Mally is a very smart gal who can get anxious very easily - these traits will require a lot of mental and physical stimulation to keep Mally happy and healthy. Her new home will need to be very active, as being a working dog she has endless energy to burn. She would benefit from crate training and having someone home majority of the day, when left to her own devices she will get bored and may become destructive. Mally's new home will need to have dog experience as huskies do not make for good first dogs. Mally has a history of seizures, however she has not had an episode since May 2021. If Mally sounds like a good fit for your home and you meet all the requirements, please submit an application to the front desk for review. View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Mao
Mao
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Mao! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, friendly, independent, can get overstimulated -Can Live with Cats: No. Mao is an independent guy who loves his humans, but does not like other cats one bit. -Can Live with Dogs: No. He gets overstimulated by too much activity and wants to be the only pet in the home. -Can Live with Kids: He could possibly live with older respectful children who can understand his body language and respect his space. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Mao was an indoor/outdoor kitty in his previous home and could do so again. -History of Litter Box Issues: Mao was surrendered for spraying in the house, but hasn't had any issues here at the shelter. He was very stressed by the other cats in his home and litterbox issues will likely resolve in a calmer household where he is the only pet. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, Mao is ready to go home! Additional Information: Mao is a confident, affectionate kitty who is very good at being king of the castle. Because Mao doesn't care for other kitties, he will need to be the only pet in the home so that he can focus all of his love and attention on his humans. Mao likes things on his terms, and would do best in a home that can read his body language and respect his space when he needs it. However he is also a purr monster and will let you know when he would like to curl up and watch Netflix with you. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Mars Bars & Willow Whisp
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  • Ferret
  • Spayed/Neutered

Hi, our names are Mars Bars and Willow Whisp. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Very wiggly, but very friendly -Lifespan: 5-10 years -Can live with kids: Yes, however they cannot be my primary caregiver. -Energy level: HIGH -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No Additional information: We need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Ferrets can be little trouble makers so it's important to ferret proof your house before bringing us home. We also need a home that can let us explore and play outside of our cage as well as someone that will do research on ferret caretaking. We are a bonded pair and are required to go home together. If you'd like to meet us, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Marty
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  • Lop Eared

Hi, my name is Marty! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, curious -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: No but we recommend researching first if this is your first rabbit! -Energy level: Medium -Can live with other rabbits: Yes should do okay with a proper introduction. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter and microchip. Additional information: Marty is a super sweet rabbit looking for a home where he can be a part of the family. He is very social and needs someone who can take him out daily to play. There is an old wound on his right thigh that he came in with but has healed well and should not need any further care, although he may always have a scar there. Marty will need a nice roomy cage (NOT outdoors) and his diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet this sweet bun, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Michi, Nico, Skyler, Cleo, Pri, & Zazu
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  • Parakeet (Other)

These delightful parakeets looking for permanent, responsible and loving homes. They do not need to be adopted all together but will need to be adopted in a minimum of same-sex pairs Parakeets require roomy cages (kept clean), filled with enrichment items, perches and access to natural light. These birds love whole seeds and also love broccoli florets, dark leafy greens, finely chopped carrots, sweet potatoes, and other veggies. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Misha
MishaMishaMisha
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Misha! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Quiet, shy -Can Live with Kids: No kids please, respectful teens may be okay. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but with a proper introduction should do okay! -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs please, too scary. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a microchip! Additional Information: Misha is an older, quiet girl looking for a mellow home. She is sensitive and very independent, and so she would like a home that is experienced with cats and will be able to understand her body language. A long adjustment period is to be expected for her, as it takes a long time for her to get comfortable in unknown environments. Lots of hidey beds, shelves, and closets for her to explore and hide in will make the transition easier. If you think you have the right home for Misha, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Missy
MissyMissyMissy
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Missy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, timid, quiet -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Missy has lived with another cat successfully in her previous home. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Missy is fearful and easily stressed, and will need a dog-free home. -Can Live with Kids: No, Missy needs an adult only home with adopters that have cat experience. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, Missy has spent the majority of her life outside, but likes to sleep inside. -History of Litter Box Issues: No. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a microchip and rabies vaccine. Additional Information: Missy is a shy girl who will need a patient quiet home to give her plenty of time to adjust and settle into her new environment to become the best cat she can be outside the shelter, where it has been overwhelming and stressful for her. In her previous home the owner said that Missy can be very affectionate once she is comfortable in her environment. Missy loves hidey beds to snuggle in with her friend Claude. View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Mittens
MittensMittens
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Mittens! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Independent, curious, affectionate when she wants to be -Can Live with Cats: Potentially yes, with a proper introduction. (However her previous owner said she only "tolerates" and occasionally fights with other cats, so she may prefer being the only cat in the home.) -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks -Can Live with Kids: No, I would prefer an adult-only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, I was indoor-only in my previous home -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: Yes - my previous owner stated that I have bitten in my previous home, but the circumstances of the bite were not disclosed -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC Additional Information: Mittens is an independent lady looking for a home where she can reign supreme. She's a bit sensitive to stimulus and would likely prefer a low-key household where there's not too much going on. Mittens adjusts to change pretty well according to her previous owner, and we are hopeful that she will become more confident once settled into her new home. If you'd like to meet Mittens to see if she's your perfect match, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Moses
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Moses! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, people-oriented/affectionate, rough around the edges but eager to please! -Can Live with Kids: Due to my jumpy/mouthy behavior, any kids in the home will need to be ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely be "too much" for cats -Can Live with Dogs: UPDATE AFTER DOG-DOG -Can do Apartment Living: Nope! I am a big boy with LOTS of energy and would likely not do well in an apartment. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes - a neuter/MC -Additional Information: Moses is a SUPER SWEET dog who wants nothing more than to please his people. He's still working on his manners and needs someone who can support him and be consistent with his training. Specifically, Moses gets a little too excited sometimes and can become jumpy/mouthy - he means no harm, but he's a big boy and could accidentally hurt someone with this behavior. Moses is happiest with his humans and would do best in a home where his owners are present most of the time. He'd love to be your personal sidekick - walks, hikes, road trips - he wants to be by your side for it all! Moses is a high energy boy who will need plenty of physical AND mental stimulation to keep him happy - otherwise he will get bored and may channel his energy into destructive behaviors. If you'd like to meet Moses, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Members of our staff will review the application to ensure it's a good match before setting up an appointment. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Nanette
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  • Catahoula Leopard Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Nanette! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, affectionate, playful -Can Live with Kids: Nanette did well with the older kids in her previous home. Kids 8+ should be okay! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. A confident cat who won't run if chased would be best. -Can Live with Dogs: Nanette got along well with the male dog she grew up with in her previous home, but did not do well with the resident female. She may do okay with another mellow male dog, but would probably prefer to be an "only child". Any potential canine housemates will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: Nanette has been a "farm dog" her whole life and is accustomed to having a large home w/ property to explore. She would not do well in an apartment setting. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Nanette is a sweet lady looking for her forever family. She loves to be pet and lean into your legs for snuggles. Nanette is used to living as a "farm dog" where she has lots of room to roam and explore and would do great in a similar living situation. Nanette is a big fan of squeaky toys and would be a great match for a moderately active family looking for a buddy to share their lives with. View full description »

Senior, Female, Large
Nova
NovaNova
  • Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Nova! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Smart, cuddly, active and curious -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 12 and older who can read dog body language. -Can Live with Cats: No. Nova has a history of having a high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: No. Nova had some food aggression in her previous home and has shown reactivity to dogs here. -Can do Apartment Living: No. Nova needs a home with a secured fenced-in yard as she will need off leash exercise but is not a candidate for dog parks. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 private lesson. -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No. -Additional Information: Nova was brought to the shelter because she was not doing well with the young child in the home. Nova will need a patient family who can understand she can be fearful in new situations. Nova is very intelligent and will need plenty of mental stimulation to keep her happy and healthy! Nova loves learning new commands and already knows a few! Nova will not do well at a dog park and for this reason we are requiring that her new home have a fenced in yard to ensure she can get proper exercise. If you are interested in this beautiful dog, please fill out an adoption application in order to meet her! View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Nyah
Nyah
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Nyah! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, friendly, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Might do well with a mellow cat with a slow, supervised introduction -Can Live with Dogs: No. Nyah would like a home without any dogs. -Can Live with Kids: Could possibly live with kids 6+ who will respect her space -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes. Nyah has lived indoors her entire life. -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay and microchip. Additional Information: Nyah is a very sweet and affectionate kitty who is looking for someone who will scratch her cheeks and give her a warm lap to purr on. She can get a little overstimulated, so she's looking for a home that doesn't have and dogs or young children. Nyah would be happy with a cat tree and a sunny window to curl up in in her new home. If she sounds like the kitty for you, visit our front desk to fill out an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Papa
Papa
  • Mouse

Hi, my name is Papa! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, Curious, Active -Can live with kids: Yes, any age in home is fine, however, Papa will need consistent and patient effort with socialization before he is very comfortable with handling. He would be best suited as a pet for patient older children or adults. -Can live with other mice: No, male mice are territorial and prefer to live alone. -Bite History: None here at WHS -Additional information: Mice can be housed effectively in a minimum of a 20 gallon long tank, cleaned regularly, and fresh food and water every day. Mice are easy to care for when you have the right knowledge and equipment - Please ask animal care staff for your own copy of A Complete Guide To Fancy Mice Care for info on housing, feeding, and socializing your pet mouse. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Pete and Tonto
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  • Paint / Pinto
  • Vaccinations up to date

Pete and Tonto are a bonded pair looking for a forever home together. They need a good retirement home together, preferably with a barn, as Tonto likes to be safe in his stall every night. Tonto is on a daily pain pill for his arthritis and has a hard time with hay, so he needs to be supplemented in the winter with a senior mash diet. Pete is a 1994 AQHA Chestnut Tobiano Paint gelding who has been used as a trail horse in the past. He has had some issues with hoof abscesses throughout his life, but is currently sound and could possibly be used for some light riding. Pete is an expressive boy who adores a snack of plums every now and then as well as the company of mares. Pete has been mainly kept out to pasture for the last few years, so he could use refreshers on his ground manners. He is sweet and friendly with people and other horses, and will come running from across the pasture when he sees you at the gate. Tonto is a fantastic 30+ thoroughbred gelding on the search for the perfect retirement home. Tonto was once the Everson parade horse, but he can no longer ride due to his sway back. He is a handsome old man who loves butt and neck scratches! He may have seniority and sometimes knows it, but, as soon as he knows he can't get away with calling the shots, he is a perfect, sweet and loving gentleman. This guy has a big personality and he's very smart. Tonto has a very striking look about him with one unique eye. He never complains about it being dinner time or time to come into the barn and loves to be groomed. He will stand perfectly for hours if someone is brushing him! He doesn't mind being alone, and is very loyal to his person. If you are interested in learning more about Pete and Tonto, please contact our farm caretaker at farm@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Senior, Male, Large
Ponyboy
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Ponyboy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet and a little salty! Affectionate, loving, energetic, assertive. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but may do okay with a proper introduction and the right match. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history but may do okay with a proper introduction. -Can Live with Kids: Teenagers and adult only home. No young children. Cat experience is required as I need a family who understands I can get over-stimulated. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, I have outdoors experience but do love being around my people. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip. Additional Information: I've finished the hard life of rumbling with the outsiders and am ready to settle down and find myself a home. While I may look like a rough and scrappy dude, I'm really just a big ol' baby at heart. I'm a little nervous in new environments and will hiss and growl if uncomfortable. Once I'm settled in and feeling affectionate, I love being pet and and rubbing against you. If you stop too soon, I'm not shy about being a little demanding and staring lovingly into your eyes until you notice me again. However, I need someone who can read my body language as I can get overwhelmed with TLC and may swat or bite if this is not understood. I can also get frustrated if I don't have enough enrichment so I'd really benefit from lots of mental stimulation (toys, treat puzzles etc.) to keep me occupied and happy, especially if I will be indoors only. If you are interested in meeting me, ask the front desk for an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Roomba
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  • Hound, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Roomba! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, friendly, goofy -Can Live with Kids: Roomba can be a little jumpy/mouthy when excited and would do best with strong, sturdy kids 12+ who aren't afraid to get knocked over from time to time! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but preferably no. Roomba showed a lot of interest in chickens, small animals, and cats on walks. He likely has a high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Based on tests done at the shelter, it appears Roomba would prefer to be an only dog. He is not likely to be a good dog park candidate, either. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -Potty Trained: Appears to be, although we can't say for sure. May need some assistance when adjusting to his new home. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, already neutered -Additional Information: Roomba is an affectionate dog who loves to lean against your legs and gaze lovingly into your eyes. He has a very sweet soul that shines through despite a lot of puppyish behavior in an adult dog's body! Roomba was surrendered to the shelter after ingesting something toxic -- he's a grazer and more than likely a counter surfer/garbage eater, so anything potentially hazardous to dogs should be kept out of reach from this curious guy! Roomba LOVES snacks and is eager to show off his tricks and learn some more. It seems like he might have some food sensitivities that result in his skin being a little flaky/itchy, and may need a special diet to keep him looking and feeling his best. If Roomba sounds like your type of pup, fill out an application to meet him today! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Rosalind, Fianna, Potato, & Yuka
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Rosalind, Fianna, Potato, & Yuka Here is what would work best for us in our new homes: -Personality: Curious, cuddly -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be our primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing some research if this will be your first guinea pig. -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: Yes, we are currently being housed with all together but do not need to be adopted as a group. We'd prefer to be adopted in pairs but any introduction to other Guinea pigs will need to be GRADUAL and structured to ensure we get along! Guinea pigs are social creatures and do best in pairs or groups. -Litter Box Trained: No -Bite History: No Additional Information: These wonderful guinea pigs will need a nice roomy cage (minimum 30" by 36") with daily exercise and socialization. As mentioned, they do not need to be adopted all together but will need to be adopted in pairs, trios, or to a home that already has female guinea pigs. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, fresh greens daily, and 1/8 cup a day Oxbow Essentials Adult, or Garden Select Adult guinea pig food. These girls can also have the occasional treat (ie. pieces of guinea pig-safe fruits and veggies). Much like rabbits, guinea pigs are sensitive critters and need to be housed in a temperature-controlled area (67-75 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal). They are also very social and will benefit from being housed in an area where they can be seen and heard. If you're interested in one of us, the first step toward adoption is to fill out an application and set up a meeting. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Roscoe & Charlie
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Rosco & Charlie! Here's what would work best for us: -Personality: Shy, chatty, curious -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be our primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but recommended. Please make sure to do plenty of research if we will be your first guinea pigs! -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: No -Litter Box Trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Charlie and Rosco will need a nice roomy cage/enclosure with daily exercise and socialization. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality pellets, and fresh greens daily. They can also have the occasional treat (ie. guinea pig safe fruits and veggies). Charlie and Rosco were surrendered to us because they were being bullied by the other male guinea pigs in the home. They both had some superficial wounds upon arrival, but those appear to be healing just fine. If you'd like to meet these sweet lil piggies, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Ruby
Ruby
  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Hi, my name is Ruby! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, energetic, vocal, affectionate -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, after an initial introduction here at the shelter and a prolonged introduction process in the home. I would do best with another energetic young dog with a similar playstyle (chase and be chased). -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. NOTE: I may be vocal when left alone. -Potty Trained: It appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC -Additional Information: Ruby is a social young dog looking for an active person/family to take her on adventures! We believe Ruby is part beagle, which means she will likely have some traits common to scent hounds (ie. stubborn, vocal, will follow her nose basically anywhere). Breed experience is not required for adoption, but we do recommend doing some research if you're unfamiliar with hound behavior. Ruby is a sweet girl who loves people - she'd be happiest in a home where someone is present most of the time to keep her company. She already knows some tricks (sit, lay down, and shake) but is eager to learn more with her new family! If you'd like to meet Ruby, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Sebastian
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Sebastian! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Independent, affectionate but on his terms, active -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Kids: Cat-savvy kids ages 14+ are okay -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: Unknown but I have been using my box while here at the shelter -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Sebastian is an independent kitty in search of a cat-experienced owner. He's had a bit of a tough time adjusting to shelter life (understandably) and would likely do best in a quiet home where he can relax. Sebastian has shown some sensitivity to handling and prefers affection on his terms - but he does enjoy scritches! If you'd like to meet this handsome boy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Shadow
Shadow
  • Rex

Hi, my name is Shadow! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first but warms up. Curious -Can live with kids: Yes but they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first rabbit we recommend doing research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Most likely yes with a proper introduction. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional information: Shadow is a shy guy who was surrendered due to the previous owners' allergy issues. He is very curious and loves to explore, and will eventually enjoy snuggles once he's comfortable. He needs a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. His diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet shadow, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Shadow
ShadowShadowShadowShadowShadow
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Shadow! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, quiet, independent -Can Live with Cats: Unknown. Might do well with a laid back kitty that will give him space. -Can Live with Dogs: No. Dogs would be too much stimulation for this guy. -Can Live with Kids: No. A quiet, adult-only home would be best. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes. Has lived indoors his entire life. -History of Litter Box Issues: Shadow was surrendered for spraying, but hasn't had issues here at the shelter. This situation will most likely improve after he is neutered and once he is in a less stressful environment. -Energy Level: Medium/High -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip Additional Information: Shadow enjoys attention in his kennel, but takes awhile to warm up in new environments. He would do well in a quiet, low-traffic home that is experienced with cats and will be patient while he adjusts to his new surroundings. He would enjoy a perch or cat tree near a window where he could watch the world go by. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Sheep
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  • Sheep
  • Vaccinations up to date

We currently have 4 Jacob Sheep available for adoption. 3 females, Edith, Karen and Sophie and 1 castrated male Jake. These wonderful sheep are extremely under socialized, but are slowly learning to trust people. They are all up to date on vaccinations and in good health. With time and patience they will be wonderful companions for someone looking to invest in their future. Their new homes will need to provide them with a dry, draft-free outdoor enclosure or barn and a secure pasture where they can spend their days hanging out and living a life full of love and respect where they will be treated as valued companions. They would do best being adopted in pairs or all four together. The adoption fee for each is $50. For more information, contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Skooma
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  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Skooma! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, outgoing -Can Live with Cats: He's been unhappy being around other cats in the shelter, so he may prefer being the only cat in the home -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly a calm, quiet dog; the barking in the shelter put him on high alert -Can Live with Kids: Kids 10+ who will be respectful of his boundaries -Needs Indoor Only Home: Indoor is always preferred, but he may enjoy some supervised time outside to roll around in the grass 🙂 -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: High! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Skooma is an active, playful guy looking for a home that will give him plenty of mental and physical stimulation! He loves chasing toys, and he REALLY loves catnip- just watch for signs of overstimulation, he can get a little hyped! He does also enjoy being pet, and will need regular brushing to keep his fluffy self looking good and mat-free. If you'd like to meet with Skooma, fill out an application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Sprocket & Gemini
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  • Russian Blue
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Our names are Sprocket and Gemini! Here's what would work for us in a new home: -Personality: Friendly, affectionate, playful -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together. -Can Live with Dogs: No history, would need slow, supervised introductions -Can Live with Kids: Kids 10+ who can respect his boundaries -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, they have never lived outside -History of Litter Box Issues: Sprocket has had some accidents in the past, but only when his litterbox was dirty- keeping a clean box should resolve this! -Energy Level: Med/High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Gemini is more independent than her brother, but even though she is good at entertaining herself, she'll still come around for attention when she needs it. She's playful and active, and will need plenty of mental and physical stimulation to be happy. She might be a little skittish at first, but she should adjust quickly and be running the show in no time. Sprocket is a little more skittish than his sister, but once he's settled in, he's very affectionate. He enjoys attention and will seek it out, but he's good at entertaining himself, too. He's curious and playful, and will need plenty of toys to toss around! He is fearful of loud noises, so a calm, quiet home would be best for him. He's currently a little on the hefty side, and will need a home willing to help him manage his weight so he can be his healthiest self! See customer service for an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Sunny and Snowball
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Sunny! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, outgoing -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing some research if this will be your first guinea pig. -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: Yes, I am currently being housed with my brother, and would prefer to be adopted in pairs, but any introduction to other Guinea pigs will need to be GRADUAL and structured to ensure we get along! Guinea pigs are social creatures and do best in pairs or groups. -Litter Box Trained: No -Bite History: No Additional Information: Sunny and Snowball will need a nice roomy cage (minimum 30" by 36") with daily exercise and socialization. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, fresh greens daily, and 1/8 cup a day Oxbow Essentials Adult, or Garden Select Adult guinea pig food. He can also have the occasional treat (ie. pieces of guinea pig-safe fruits and veggies). Guinea pigs are sensitive critters and need to be housed in a temperature-controlled area (67-75 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal). These two are very social and will benefit from being housed in an area where they can be seen and heard. If you're interested in Sunny and Snowball, fill out an application at the front desk. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Taki
Taki
  • Hamster

Hi, my name is Taki! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Easy to handle, curious -Can live with kids: Yes -Experienced hamster home: Taki is a well socialized hamster and would be a great beginner pet. -Can live with other hamsters?: No - Hamsters should be housed separately. -Bite History: None Additional information: Taki is a curious, friendly little guy who will likes to come out of his den when he hears his food dish fill up. He would love a family that can take him out of his cage daily for exercise and love! He is easy to handle and will let you pet him and pick him up if you go very slowly. A roomy, clean cage with lots of fun toys, chews, and enrichment will keep this guy happy and healthy. For the enclosure, aim for a minimum of 24 inches by 12 inches, and at least 12 inches tall with several inches of bedding for burrowing. If kept in an aquarium style enclosure, a 40 gal minimum is ideal. However, bigger is always better! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Theodora & Simone
Theodora & SimoneTheodora & Simone
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Theodora and Simone. Here's what would work for us in our new home: -Personality: Timid, active and curious -Can live with kids: I can live with gentle, respectful children of all ages. Adults must be my primary caregiver. -Energy level: Medium -Lifespan: 4 - 8 years -Can live with other Guinea pigs: Yes! Theodora and Simone are a bonded pair and we must go home together. We may be able to live with other female guinea pigs after a proper introduction. Girls only, please! We came from an overcrowding situation and don't need to make more guinea pigs. -Bite History: None Additional information: I will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. I did not receive as much socialization as I should have when I was young and because of that it may take some time for me to warm up to regular handling. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Tiger
Tiger
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Tiger! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, shy, talkative, purr-monster -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, could be ok with another cat, would need slow proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: No, too scary -Can Live with Kids: 10+, he doesn't like sudden movements or loud sounds -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, he is an older scared boy who would need indoor living -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Tiger is a nervous boy who might take a little while to settle into a home and will most likely hide when company comes. Once he is comfortable he is a very sweet affectionate boy that is quite the purr monster! He would appreciate his own quiet place to retreat to when he gets overwhelmed. He would do best in a quiet low traffic home. He is also a little bit of a chunky boy that will need some extra attention towards his diet to maintain a healthy weight. If you would like to meet Tiger, put in an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Toni Toponi
Toni Toponi
  • Mouse

Hi, my name is Toni Toponi! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, Curious, Active -Can live with kids: Yes, any age in home is fine however, Toni will need consistent and patient effort with socialization before he is very comfortable with handling. He would be best suited as a pet for patient older children or adults. -Can live with other mice: No, male mice are territorial and prefer to live alone. -Bite History: None here at WHS -Additional information: Mice can be housed effectively in a minimum of a 20 gallon long tank, cleaned regularly, and fresh food and water every day. Mice are easy to care for when you have the right knowledge and equipment - Please ask animal care staff for your own copy of A Complete Guide To Fancy Mice Care for info on housing, feeding, and socializing your pet mouse. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Trout
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Trout! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Very Active, Smart, Food motivated. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 14 and older unless the kids are dog-experience and can handle a jumpy, sometimes mouthy dog. -Can Live with Cats: Would be best in a cat free home, likely to chase cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Trout is very dog selective and may not get along with some dogs. He tends to prefer females to males. Any potential canine housemates will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: Ideally no. If potential adopter is extremely active then up to counselors discretion. -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and MC -Additional Information: Trout is a very active pup looking for an active home who can commit and invest in his future. Trout will need lots of mental stimulation and will thrive with positive reward based obedience training where he will bond hard to his new person. Since Trout came in as a stray it is unknown the types of homes he has lived in, in the past. He may be prey driven and should not live in a home with cats. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Tuffs
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  • Domestic Long Hair

Hi, my name is Tuffs! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: A little shy, affectionate, quiet -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, needs slow intro -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, seemed fearful upon hearing barking dogs at the shelter. A mellow, independent dog who won't bother him much would likely be okay after a slow intro. -Can Live with Kids: Rowdy young kiddos would not be a great match for this shy guy. Calm, respectful, cat-savvy children who can respect his space would be okay. Recommending 12+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Recommended but not required -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes- neuter/MC Additional Information: Tuffs is a bit of a shy kitty who arrived to WHS in a trap. He took a day or two to warm up to things, but has made lots of progress and many new friends! Tuffs is gently affectionate, and prefers to approach rather than be approached. He'd do best in a quieter home environment where he can take his time exploring his surroundings. He'd love a tall cat tree by the window and a couple good places to hide out if he needs to. Tuffs has a luxurious, fluffy coat that will need regular brushing and grooming to stay in tip top shape! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Turbo
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  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Declawed
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Turbo! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, snuggly -Can Live with Cats: Turbo was an only child in her previous home and would prefer to remain that way. -Can Live with Dogs: Turbo was an only child in her previous home and would prefer to remain that way. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, kids aged 6 and above are okay with me! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, I am declawed and can not fend for myself outdoors. -History of Litter Box Issues: She has had a couple accidents in the shelter but her previous home stated that she did not have any problems. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Turbo is a sweet, older girl who was surrendered to the shelter under unfortunate circumstances. She is extremely affectionate and loves attention. A home where she gets to be the only pet would be preferred since she was the only child previously. However, she is very easy going and could live with another mellow cat or dog. Turbo was unfortunately declawed, so she will not be able to go outside unless on a harness. If you'd like to meet Turbo please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Waffles
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  • Pygmy

Meet Waffles, a sassy adult female goat looking for a great new home to call her own. Waffles was surrendered to WHS because she was being to bossy with the other goats in her previous home. She is very food motivated and loves to lounge around in a pile of straw and watch the world go by. Need help with gardening chores? She would love to help! Waffles needs a home experienced with goat care and behavior - and ready, willing, and able to invest in her future. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Woofy
WoofyWoofyWoofyWoofy
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Woofy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: HIGH ENERGY/active, excitable, goofy, a puppy in a big dog's body, intelligent but needs to work on training -Can Live with Kids: Due to my jumpy/mouthy behavior, I can only live with kids ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely be way too much for a cat and I have been known to chase things -Can Live with Dogs: No, Woofy prefers to be an only child. He struggles with leash reactivity and has not tested well in off-leash settings at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I would do best in a home with a secure fenced yard -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1-3 private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: High high HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC -Additional Information: Woofy is a big ole puppy looking for someone with German Shepherd experience to adopt him! He has not had any formal training and will need someone who has the time, patience, and resources to help him become a well-adjusted doggo! This sweet boy has LOTS of potential and is very eager to please, he just needs someone who is willing to teach him. Woofy would not do well in a home where he's left alone long hours - he has way too much energy for that, and wants to be with his person! Woofy wants to be your sidekick and adventure buddy, and will need an owner who is just as active and energetic as he is! If you'd like to meet Woofy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review the application to ensure it's a good match. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Yakima
Yakima
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Yakima is a sweet boy who has clearly never had much in the way of training. He's basically a 70 pound puppy who has not yet learned how to appropriately channel his endless amount of energy. Yakima would do best in a dog-experienced home with owners who can be patient with him and consistent with his training. German shepherd experience is not required for adoption, but would likely be helpful. Yakima's perfect match is an active person who wants to take him on lots of walks, runs, hikes, etc. This pup is gonna need lots of physical AND mental stimulation to keep him happy - this means lots of exercise but also lots of activities that will engage his mind. Yakima is still working on his manners and has been known to get a little jumpy and punchy (watch out for the paws!), but that's only because he's just so very happy to see you! If you'd like to meet this big pup, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Staff will review your application to ensure it's a good match before setting up a meet and greet with Yakima. Hi, my name is Yakima! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic/active, rowdy, bouncy, friendly -Can Live with Kids: Due to my jumpy/mouthy behavior, I will need a home with kids ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely be "too much" for cats -Can Live with Dogs: Ideally no, but this may change pending further testing -Can do Apartment Living: No, I am very high energy and all over the place! I would prefer a home with a secure fenced yard. -Potty Trained: It appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 - 3 private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: High high HIGH!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Zoey & Sylvia
Zoey & SylviaZoey & SylviaZoey & SylviaZoey & SylviaZoey & SylviaZoey & Sylvia
  • Domestic Short Hair, Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi! Our names are Zoey and Sylvia. Here's more about us: -Personality: Shy/sensitive at first, but affectionate and mellow once she's comfortable; chatty, loves naps -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and it is required we be adopted together. Introductions with any resident kitties will need to be slow and structured. We would NOT do well with kittens or young playful cats who will invade our space. -Can Live with Dogs: We lived with a large older dog in our previous home and "tolerated" him. We could potentially live with a calm cat-friendly dog after a proper introduction. -Can Live with Kids: No thanks, we will need an adult-only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, we've been indoor-only our whole lives -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Zoey and Sylvia are a bonded pair of sisters looking for a nice quiet home where they can relax. The shelter environment has been a little stressful for them and it's taken a while for them to come out of their shells. These sweet senior ladies will likely need some time to adjust in their new home as well, but once comfortable they're actually super affectionate. View full description »

Senior, Female, Large

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Rylee (Bella)

Hello!  My name is Allison and I adopted my dog Rylee (formerly Bella) as a puppy from Whatcom Humane 4 years ago. My sweet girl is FULL of sass and energy!  I work at a dog daycare, so Rylee gets to come to work with me and play with all of her friends (she’s got a soft spot for huskies).  On weekends she enjoys hiking and going to the beach. She LOVES the water and snow, and would swim all day if I let her! Rylee is incredibly smart and loves learning new tricks, our favorites are “spin”, “crawl”, and “find it!”.  On our more relaxing days, Rylee likes to lay in bed and snuggle, or sunbathe in the yard while we garden.  Anyways, thank you again for everything you all do!  Rylee and I appreciate every one of you.

Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

A Friend for My Dog

An update on Tarzan (right), who is now named Mackie. He is the greatest addition and I’m so glad I found him. I’m also very grateful for the Whatcom Humane Society and all the hard work you do there. Mackie is now absolute best friends with my older pitbull Messy and is helping keep him young. They both go to work with me every day and my employer purchased a canopy for my truck so they can ride safely.

When I first got him he was pretty rough around the edges – but in a little over a month he has come so far. He’s an amazing dog and I’m so glad you guys helped him until his person came along. Since I adopted him I have learned a lot. I also discovered that buying a memory foam twin mattress is the best dog bed the world. Again, thank you guys so much for providing the hard work, dedication and love to all the animals that come through your doors.

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

Hi! My mom and I adopted a cat from you guys in September. Her name was Shakira, I changed her name to Margo, after Margo in the book Paper Towns. She is such a great fit for me. I wanted a cat that would always be around me, be affectionate and sleep with me, that is exactly who she is. She follows my sleep schedule, at about 6:30am every morning she will wake me up, I absolutely love her!   She is very vocal. When I get home from school she’s normally in my room and starts meowing until I greet her. My mom told me while I was at school the second day we had her she was meowing for me until I came home. She was immediately attached to me. Her first night here we put her in a large crate to get her use to the surroundings and the next night she slept on my bed and has been ever since. She always sleeps on me or next to me. She’s such a funny girl. I love her personality. She is a very precious cat. I’m really glad I was able to adopt her. She is the perfect match for me.

Thank you Whatcom Humane Society!  -Brieanah, Rhonda and Margo.