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
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  • 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. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Beanie
Beanie
  • Labrador Retriever, Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Beanie! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Smart, sensitive, motivated -Can Live with Kids: Sturdy 12+ kids that can handle a jumpy pup -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, possible with a slow intro but Beanie might have a strong prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Beanie to see how she does with other dogs here at the shelter. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, Beanie is a high energy dog who would prefer a yard -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but Beanie would benefit from classes! -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Meet Beanie, an intelligent husky/retriever mix looking for her forever home! Beanie is very food motivated (watch those fingers she can be a little rough when taking treats!) and would benefit from food puzzles to keep her mind busy. She is eager to learn, athletic and would enjoy someone who will take her on long hikes/runs or do dog sports with her. She can be a bit sensitive to rough handling and would prefer to be in a home where people would respect her boundaries. Beanie is still working on her confidence and might take some time to get used to new places and people. She likes to follow her nose and that can lead her into trouble (counter-surfing, getting into garbages, etc.) so it would best if her people were home more often than not or be willing to crate train. If you're ready to open your heart to this wonderful girl, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Bear
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  • Domestic Long Hair

Hi, my name is Bear! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sensitive, loving, particular -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - Bear is pretty sensitive and may prefer to be your only feline companion. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks -Can Live with Kids: 10+ and cat savvy. Up to counselor's discretion. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, Bear has only ever lived inside and with him being a senior we recommend keeping it that way! -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a dental. Bear is a 10 year old kitty looking for his forever home. Sadly Bear's previous owner became homeless and could no longer care for him, so he landed here at the shelter. Like many senior kitties it's been a hard adjustment and Bear has shown some signs of stress and discomfort. He's just a grumpy old man who is stuck in his ways, but we love him for it! He prefers you let him come to you and that you don't pick him up! When he gets comfortable, he does have the loudest purr and loves to bump his head against you for attention. Bear appears to be fairly healthy for his age, but he does need a dental before he goes home, which is provided by WHS! If you'd like to open your heart and home to a senior, Bear might be your guy! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Brynn
Brynn
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Brynn! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes . Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Busy bee, playful, energetic! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy kids 8+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, Brynn is going to be a large, high energy dog! -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Brynn is a sweet pup who arrived to WHS as a stray so her history is unknown. She is an active dog who would enjoy having a yard at her new home where she can chase a ball and play! Miss Brynn can be a little nervous with new people and situations but slow exposure and lots of treats will help her to gain her confidence. She would benefit from having lots of mental stimulation like frozen, stuffed kongs or food puzzles to keep her brain busy and out of trouble. Once she's comfortable with a person, she would prefer that they are home more often than not to give her the love and attention she deserves! If you're interested in meeting with Brynn, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Female, Large
Cheddar
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Shredder! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, intelligent, nervous -Can Live with Kids: 12+, Shredder is shy and would need to live with dog savvy older kids. (Up to counselor's discretion). -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended - Shredder has a high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Shredder would likely benefit from living with a well socialized dog. All introductions done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, would be beneficial for gaining confidence! -Energy Level: Medium/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, Shredder is good to go! Meet Shredder - a young shepherd looking for a stable, patient, and loving home. Shredder needs a home where someone is home often to provide him with plenty of mental and physical stimulation to keep him occupied. Shredder has been pretty anxious since arriving at the shelter, but consistent training, positive reinforcement, and plenty of love and encouragement will help him overcome his uncertainties and continue to grow into a confident and well-adjusted companion! We highly recommend working on crate training as well because Shredder does indeed live up to his name and when bored/stressed gets into trash/treats etc and providing him with a space that is just his own will help him feel safe. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Cheeta
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  • Gecko

This independant gecko is looking for a great new home to call her own. If interested in learning more, contact us at adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Cubby
Cubby
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Cubby! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, vocal, still learning! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy kids 8+ who can handle a jumpy puppy! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper, slow introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. These pups are under socialized and may be overwhelming to senior dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, Cubby is a very energetic puppy and can be vocal when left alone. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! High! High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Cubby is a sweet puppy looking for her forever home! She and her sister Mavis were surrendered when their owner had to deal with some health issues. Cubby is a bit under socialized and will need lots of time and patience to get her comfortable with new situations and people. She definitely needs some brushing up on her manners as she can be very jumpy when she gets excited and needs some work on her leash skills. Cubby loooooves treats and will do anything for a piece of cheese, this will go a long way with her training and will help her blossom into the wonderful dog we know she can be. She has only ever lived with Mavis, but she would benefit from having a dog sibling that can help show her the way. Puppies need a lot of attention so it would be best if her new owner were home more often than not. If you're ready to open your home to Cubby, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Dee Dee Bun and Hazel Bun
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  • Lop Eared
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Hazel Bun! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, Friendly, Gentle -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can't be my primary caretaker -Experienced rabbit home: No, we still recommend you do plenty of research regardless -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Yes, Hazel Bun is required to go home with her friend Dee Dee Bun. They could possibly be introduced to more rabbits, although it would likely be best if they were your only rabbits. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a microchip -Additional information: Hazel and Dee Dee are a pair of sweet rabbits looking for their forever home. Hazel is the more out-going of the two and enjoys being held and petted. In their previous home they were allowed to free roam during the day and would love to have room to run around in their new home as well. They need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Feathers and Tiger
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Feathers and Tiger! We are a GREEN pawprint, which means we will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Affectionate, family-friendly, Sweet -Can Live with Cats: No history, maybe with a slow introduction -Can Live with Dogs: No history, maybe with a slow introduction -Can Live with Kids: Yes! Introductions at WHS -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spays will be provided by WHS Additional Information: Meet Feathers and Tiger, a bonded pair of sisters who perfectly mirror each other! These two will approach you and say "hello" at the same time, you can imagine how welcoming this would be when you return home from work/school each day. These two will shower you in affection. We can't understand why these sisters were abandoned by their previous owner--who also had children, and these two passed our "kid-test" with flying colors, leaving us to believe these cats will be good with kids. A couple important notes--they need someone who is dedicated to helping them get to a healthier weight, and understand that they may need 2-4 days to decompress after arriving in their new home. Change is overwhelming! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Ford! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Family-friendly, active, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Yes, slowly introduce -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, cat-friendly please! Slowly introduce -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, or supervised outdoor -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: High/medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope! Additional Information: Ford is a playful, active, sweet adult cat who would fit in well with most families! He has been around other cats and may be slowly introduced to resident cats. He also could be slowly introduced to cat-friendly resident dogs, and he seems quite kid-friendly. He would benefit from daily playtime, enrichment, and interaction from his family! Ford would also benefit greatly from being kept on a weight-loss diet to keep him healthy. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Ginny
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Ginny! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, silly, exuberant -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history, 8+ and dog savvy. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, it would be beneficial for Ginny to live with a well-socialized dog who could teach her the ropes. She loves to play so she would like a canine companion who is also willing to play and romp around. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, but could be ok with plenty of daily exercise/mental stimulation. We would not recommend leaving her alone for 8+ hours a day in an apartment. -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No, but highly recommended! -Energy Level: Medium/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Ginny is a young shepherd in need of a stable, loving home to settle into. Ginny came into us with unknown history and a lack of socialization. While she's been here, she's been gaining her confidence with a variety of people on staff. She's started showing her silly side and loves to play with her toys and bounce around. She'd do best with someone who knows some basic info about shepherd traits! It's obvious this girl is very intelligent and eager to please. If you think Ginny could be the girl for you, please fill out an application! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Gumbo
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Gumbo! I'm a RED pawprint, which means I need an experienced home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, reserved, still learning to trust, affectionate once comfortable -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. No rough/rowdy dogs, please. -Can Live with Kids: No thanks, Gumbo would do best in an adult-only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Gumbo is a shy boy looking for a nice quiet home with a cat-experienced person. He came to the shelter as a stray, but it seems he was probably an outside kitty. He's been very shut down in the shelter environment (ie. hiding, avoiding people), but has since come around and now allows (and even enjoys) cheek scritches! He's still a bit on edge and is easily spooked by loud noises, but we think he'll do well in a low-traffic home where he can relax. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Henry and Rachel
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  • Holland Lop
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Henry and Rachel! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Social, affectionate, gentle -Can live with kids: Yes, but they cannot be their primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required - we recommend doing plenty of research beforehand regardless! -Energy level: Medium -Can live with other rabbits: Yes, we are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They could possibly be introduced to more rabbits, although it would likely be best if they were your only rabbits. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a microchip! Henry and Rachel are a bonded pair of adorable and sweet bunnies! They are looking for a loving forever home together. In their previous home they were allowed to free roam in their own room and would love to have plenty of space to romp around in again. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting Henry and Rachel, please start by filling out an application to see if it's a good fit! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Horses [Informational Posting]
Horses [Informational Posting]
  • Quarterhorse
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

If you are interested in adopting a horse, please email farm@whatcomhumane.org with a statement of interest! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Jack! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, Snuggly, Friendly -Can Live with Cats: Yes -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, possible with a slow intro -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, Jack started spraying in his previous home just before he was surrendered. This behavior will likely decrease once he is neutered. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Are you looking for a furry friend to brighten up your days? Look no further! Jack is a young, playful, and incredibly friendly cat waiting for a forever home. He loves to headbutt your hand and get lots of love and pets. Jack would love to have another kitty friend in his new home who he can play with. He has lived previously with young kids and would do great being with a young family again. If you think Jack's the cat for you, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Jared
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  • Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Jared! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, a little shy, intelligent -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids so we are recommending kids around 8 years and up. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but may be okay with a dog-savvy cat and a slow and supervised introduction process. -Can Live with Dogs: Jared is a bit fearful of other dogs and would do best as the only dog in the home. He may be okay with a very mellow, dog-social dog. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly with plenty of physical and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Seems to be. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: One private lesson required. -Energy Level: Moderate -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Jared was found running around as a stray, so his history is unknown. Jared is a little shy at first but is easily won over by treats. He is very smart and gentle, and would love to put his intelligence to use. For his new home, Jared would prefer to not be left alone for long hours at a time, and would like a consistent schedule to help him feel comfortable. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Kanoodle
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Kanoodle! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, Strong, Confident -Can Live with Kids: Yes, recommending 8+ because he can be a little jumpy! -Can Live with Cats: No, Kanoodle has a strong prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, he would do well with a dog of similar size and energy. Kanoodle is a little undersocialized and would benefit from a dog who would show him the ropes -Can do Apartment Living: No, Kanoodle needs a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but definitely recommended! -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Kanoodle is a strikingly handsome German shepherd with a heart as big as his paws. This loyal and intelligent dog is looking for his forever home where he can be part of a loving family. Kanoodle is a friendly and affectionate companion who thrives on human interaction. He is alert and attentive, always eager to please and quick to learn new commands. Kanoodle hasn't had much in terms of formal training and would benefit from obedience classes. German shepherds are active dogs and Kanoodle will need lots of regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep him happy and healthy. He would do best in a home where he can part of the family's daily life as he can get a little anxious when left alone. If Kanoodle sounds like the perfect match for you, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

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 - Sunday 11am to 6pm 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
Kona
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Kona! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, affectionate, playful, loyal -Can Live with Kids: Yes, Kona lived successfully with kids in her previous home and should be fine doing so again! Her previous owner said, "too big for babies/toddlers-- we think a home with elementary and older would be the best fit." -Can Live with Cats: Kona has never lived with cats before and her previous owner said she's showed maybe a little TOO much interest in small animals while out on walks. -Can Live with Dogs: Kona's previous family recommended she be the only dog in her new home. "She has only been around 2 male dogs of similar size, they did not fight, but she only tolerated them and did not prefer." -Can do Apartment Living: Could be doable with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, although a home with a yard is much preferred! -Potty trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope! -Additional Information: Kona was originally adopted from another shelter in WA and lived with her family for about 3 years before being surrendered to WHS due to a new baby in the home and big changes in schedule/lifestyle. Kona's previous family said their favorite thing about her is that she is friendly and wants to be right next to you (that happens to be our favorite thing about her, too-- this girl is a total snugglebug!) Kona is an attentive pup who will likely form a very strong bond with her new person, and will be a loving, loyal companion for many years to come. She's very food motivated and knows "sit" and "down." She has pretty decent leash manners from what we've seen at the shelter (not a big puller) but her previous family did say she sometimes struggles with reactivity toward other dogs while on leash. Other than that, Kona does not have any behavioral concerns and would likely do well in most home environments. She had a fenced yard in her previous home and would love a similar arrangement in her next one but this is not a requirement. Kona is an awesome dog who's potty trained, playful, affectionate, and more than ready to find a forever family of her own! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Lucey
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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Lucey! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Wiggly worm, sweetheart -Can Live with Kids: Yes kids around 8 years and up should be fine as long as they are respectful. -Can Live with Cats: She supposedly lived with cats at some point in the past so we would recommend a slow and supervised introduction if meeting any new feline friends. -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Lucey to see how she does with other dogs here at the shelter. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly! She has been a bit vocal here in shelter so please keep that in mind. -Potty Trained: May need some work! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but highly recommended. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional Information: Lucey is an spunky, young girl who is looking for a loving forever family! She would prefer an active home where she can be with her person for most of the day. Lucey could use some work on basic manners but is treat motivated and excited to learn. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Mavis
Mavis
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Mavis! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, vocal, still learning! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy kids 8+ who can handle a jumpy puppy! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper, slow introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. These pups are under socialized and may be overwhelming to senior dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, Mavis is a very energetic puppy and can be vocal when left alone. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! High! High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Mavis is a sweet puppy looking for her forever home! She and her sister Cubby were surrendered when their owner had to deal with some health issues. Mavis is a bit under socialized and will need lots of time and patience to get her comfortable with new situations and people. She definitely needs some brushing up on her manners as she can be very jumpy when she gets excited and needs some work on her leash skills. Mavis loooooves treats and will do anything for a piece of cheese, this will go a long way with her training and will help her blossom into the wonderful dog we know she can be. She has only ever lived with Cubby, but she would benefit from having a dog sibling that can help show her the way. Puppies need a lot of attention so it would be best if her new owner were home more often than not. If you're ready to open your home to Mavis, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
MeMa
MeMaMeMa
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is MeMa ! I came to the Humane Society as a semi-feral mama cat with 6 kittens. The kittens are still in foster care, but I'm ready to come back and find my forever home now that my wonderful foster mother has taught me to relax (I even come to her when she calls me) and begin to trust loving people. My favorite things are purring and talking--a lot! I haven't learned to trust other humans yet, but a cautious and experienced cat person will teach me to love if they go very slowly. I need a quiet household where I can become my full and healthy cat self! I'm a RED pawprint, which means I need an experienced home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Can Live with Cats: No -Can Live with Dogs: Probably not. -Can Live with Kids: Only mature older teens who know how to treat a fearful kitty -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, please. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium. I'm only a year old, so I still have kitten energy in me, but my life has been hard and I've been sedate while caring for my babies. Once I adjust to a safe home, I might just still have jumps in me. -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay. Additional Information: I like to rub against your legs, but am NOT ready to be picked up. And for now, only pet me on my back and tail when I'm standing: I'll use my eyes and ears to tell you if I feel agitated. If you don't pay attention, I have claws to remind you. After you show me how loving and trustworthy you are, you can gently teach me how to receive more pets. Sometimes I like to lie beside you and I listen well when you talk in a calm, gentle voice. Does this sound good to you? I'd like to meet you then! Fill out an application at the front desk and we can talk it over. I'd love it if you were my special person! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Meatloaf
MeatloafMeatloafMeatloaf
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsSpecial Needs

Hi, my name is Meatloaf! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, friendly, active, goofy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - kids ages 14+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but would likely be overwhelming - we are recommending no cats -Can Live with Dogs: As of right now, we are recommending he be the only dog in the home. May change pending further testing. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Appears so! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Meatloaf is a big goofy guy looking for his new best friend! He came to us as a stray, so we unfortunately don't know much about his life before the shelter. From what we've seen, Meatloaf is a happy boy who loves people, toys, and snacks. Much like any rescue dog, he is a bit rough around the edges. He would benefit greatly from some stability, a solid routine, and consistent positive reinforcement based training. He knows the basics like "sit" and "down", but he's eager to learn more. Meatloaf does have some skin issues (many pitties do!) and will need to be on a special diet to keep him feeling his best. We're not sure what exactly it is he's allergic to, but potential adopters will need to be willing to work with him to help mitigate his allergy symptoms. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Milkfritz and Whitabee
Milkfritz and WhitabeeMilkfritz and WhitabeeMilkfritz and Whitabee
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Milkfritz and Whitabee! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Timid, Mellow, Curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be our primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Introductions would need to be done very slowly and supervised. GUINEA PIGS SHOULD NOT LIVE ALONE -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: Milkfritz and Whitabee are young, sweet piggies with lots of good years ahead of them. Guinea pigs can live up to 8 years! We'll need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Our diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Mittens
Mittens
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Mittens! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Purr-monster, sweet, loving -Can Live with Cats: Maybe, would do better with an older, mellow cat -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, with a cat-friendly dog who won't chase her -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required, Mittens was indoor/outdoor in her previous home -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, Mittens was surrendered for having litter box issues -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a dental Additional Information: Mittens is an adoring gal who loves to flop on her side to get lots of pets. She has lived and played with kids of all ages and would likely enjoy a home where she has young kids to play with. Mittens has lived with other cat friends before but she wasn't a huge fan of them and would prefer to be the only cat in the home. She was surrendered for urinating on her previous owner's belongings so her new home will need to be prepared to address these issues. If you're interested in meeting Mittens, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Mo
MoMoMoMoMoMo
  • Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet Mo - a big, goofy guy who needs a patient home ready to invest in his future. Mo needs a home where he will have a predictable routine as he is still getting used to the idea of new things and people. We will require Mo to be signed up for one private lesson to get him started off on the right paw. Further training is highly recommend to help him refine some manners, learn basic skills, and help him bond with his new person/family! Mo was not exposed to much in his previous home and will need slow and supervised exposure to new things in his daily life, especially with new dogs. Once Mo is comfortable with you, he is the biggest cuddle bug and loves to receive belly rubs. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. Hi, my name is Mo! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, active -Can Live with Kids: 10+, up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, likely too overwhelming for cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Mo could live with a female dog of similar energy and size. He would really benefit from a WELL socialized dog to interact with him and show him the ropes of being a dog! All initial introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. He does have fear based reactivity with male dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Mo is a large guy and needs a larger area to roam around and explore. -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson required. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Monty
Monty
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Monty! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes . Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, wiggly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 6 years and up should be okay. Unknown history with kids. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly with plenty of physical and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Monty is a sweet, young pup who arrived to the shelter as a stray. His history is unknown but from what we've seen in shelter he's a people oriented, wiggly, happy guy. Monty is still a puppy so he will need a home where someone is present most of the time. He will need a consistent schedule with continued positive reward based training to ensure he becomes a well-rounded adult. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Nikki
NikkiNikkiNikki
  • Arabian, Quarterhorse, Mixed

Nikki is a 17 year-old quarab (quarter horse/Arabian). She has arthritis in her knee, so she can't be ridden, and it will need to be treated with daily medication. She can be a little bit spunky and mare-ish, but she is a good girl, very sweet and would make a great companion horse. For more info, contact us at farm@whatcomhumane.org View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Nimbus
NimbusNimbus
  • Lop Eared
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Nimbus! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, friendly, curious. -Can live with kids: Yes, but they cannot be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first bun, we recommend doing research before adopting! -Energy level: Moderate. -Can live with other rabbits: Possibly! We would recommend doing a slow and supervised introduction process in home. -Litter box trained: No but I can be! -Bite History: No. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, ready to go! -Additional information: Nimbus is an adorable and sweet rabbit who is looking for a responsible and loving forever home. Nimbus is a mellow guy who enjoys getting pets on the head and lounging around munching on snacks. He will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. His diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Panthera
PantheraPantheraPantheraPantheraPantheraPanthera
  • Doberman Pinscher, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Panthera! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, sweet, affectionate, loyal -Can Live with Kids: Panthera lived successfully with kids in her previous home and should be fine doing so again. Super young, rowdy kiddos may be a little too much for this sensitive lady. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to reported history of prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: Came in with Nala, but has shown discomfort around other dogs while here in the shelter. Panthera will need to be the only dog in the home. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to history of being outdoor only dog. -Potty Trained: Unknown. Panthera was an outdoor-only dog in her previous home and may need a little help adjusting to indoor life. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Panthera is a gentle giant looking for her forever lap to snuggle up in. She was an outdoor only only dog in her previous home and is really looking forward to living the rest of her days indoors as a valued member of the family. Panthera is super snuggly and will likely be a "velcro dog" with her new human, wanting to be as close to your side as possible. Panthera would likely do best in a home where she has access to a secure/fenced yard, maybe with a dog door so she can go in and out as she pleases. This big ol snuggle bug is going to be a great BFF to some lucky person, if it sounds like that could be you, submit an application to come in and meet her! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Pig-Pen
Pig-Pen
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Pig-pen! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, Loving, Loyal -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, needs a slow introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, needs a slow introduction -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: A neuter will be provided by WHS Additional Information: Pig-pen is a sweet boy who was brought to WHS by a Good Samaritan who noticed the stray wasn't doing well. He's already improving since having food, shelter, and health care. It seems to us this is a very friendly, well rounded cat who could adapt well to most homes and it's resident pets as long as a slow introduction. He also would likely do well with kids that have gentle hands! Pig-pen would do well with an adopter who is dedicated to continuing to bulk Pig-pen up and help him become healthier! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Popcorn and Nugget
Popcorn and NuggetPopcorn and NuggetPopcorn and Nugget
  • Guinea Pig, Silkie / Sheltie, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Popcorn and Nugget! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Gentle, Social, Sweet -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: Low -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: We are a bonded pair required to go home together, we might be able to live with other female guinea pigs pending a slow introduction--Ask staff for more details! -Litter Box Trained: Not quite, but we can work on it! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Popcorn and Nugget are a pair of adults (~4yrs) who are well socialized and used to interacting with children. These two will need a nice roomy cage (ideally 10.5 square ft./30"x50" for two pigs,) unlimited grass hay, and daily pellets/fresh green veggies. These two would be happiest with daily interaction and exercise. Guinea pigs enjoy running around, playing in pop-up tunnels, and much more. If you are ready for the happiness these piggies will bring you, please ask the front desk if you can meet with them! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Priscilla & Valentine
Priscilla & ValentinePriscilla & ValentinePriscilla & ValentinePriscilla & ValentinePriscilla & Valentine
  • Cow

These two goofy bovines are Priscilla and Valentine! They are roughly two years old and they love attention, treats, head and neck scratches. You'll have to be mindful of their horns but give these two some scratches and you got yourself a friend for life! If you have ever dreamed of adopting a couple of cows for your farm/pasture/barn and have the space and resources to provide a permanent, loving and peaceful home to some farm animals in need, please contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Adult, Female, Extra Large
Quincy
QuincyQuincyQuincyQuincyQuincy
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Meet handsome Quincy - a shepherd after your heart! Quincy originally arrived to the shelter as a stray so his history is unknown. He spent about a month in a home recently but it just wasn't the right fit. From what we've seen, Quincy is an intelligent guy who is well mannered for a shepherd. He'll lovingly place his head into your lap and accept gentle scratches. He is still quite energetic and would benefit from regular exercise and mental stimulation. Quincy would make a great hiking partner and is excited to find an active family to go on many adventures with. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. Hi, my name is Quincy! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Easygoing, affectionate, big floof -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending 12+. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: No thanks, I like to chase cats! -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially with a dog of similar size and energy level. All introductions done at WHS to ensure it's a good fit! -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, ready to go. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Rambo
RamboRamboRamboRamboRambo
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Rambo! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, sensitive, affectionate, food-motivated -Can Live with Kids: Yes, Rambo lived with older kids in his previous home and should be fine living with gentle, respectful kids in his next home. -Can Live with Cats: Potentially a young, dog savvy cat who will stand up for themselves. Rambo's previous owners stated he was too playful for their senior cat with mobility issues. Slow and supervised introductions always recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Rambo lived successfully with another dog in his previous home and has tested well with others at the shelter. He will need to meet any potential canine housemates at WHS first to ensure they get along! -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially with PLENTY of exercise and mental stimulation, although he'd really prefer a home with a yard! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, good to go. Rambo is a gentle, affectionate guy who's a little on the sensitive side. He loves snuggling with his people and showing off his tricks for a treat (he already knows sit, shake, and down!) Rambo is the perfect size to take along with you on all your adventures. He is a little shy at first but warms up quickly once he knows you. We feel like he could do well in most home environments. If this gentle soul sounds like the perfect fit for you, submit an application to come in and meet him! View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Ramona
RamonaRamonaRamonaRamona
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Ramona! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, playful, a little shy with new people -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - 10+, dog savvy and sturdy. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes - Ramona is very playful with other dogs and would likely enjoy having a companion of similar size and energy level. All introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially with daily exercise and mental stimulation. We wouldn't recommend leaving her alone for long periods of time until she is comfortable in her new home! -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but highly recommended. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Ramona - a silly, goofy pup who needs a stable, loving, and patient home to call her own. Ramona has not been exposed to much in her young life and would do well with a single person or couple who can dedicate time to building her confidence. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Sir Clancy
Sir ClancySir Clancy
  • Pig

Sir Clancy is estimated to be around 5 years old. Around 300-350lbs, and anyone's guess on the breed, for now.. thinking kune kune mix? He is a very timid and shy boy, quiet and easy to keep. It's hard to gain his trust, but I think he'd come out of his shell if he had some piggy friends. He was the yard companion of a dog for a while, and he tried his hand at living in a house! But ultimately he was too big for that. He loves apples and donuts very best. For more info, contact us at farm@whatcomhumane.org View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Siva
SivaSivaSivaSivaSivaSiva
  • Anatolian Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Siva! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, calm, gentle giant, independent, a bit nervous/udersocialized but warms to up people quickly -Can Live with Kids: No history with kids - ages 16+ only -Can Live with Cats: Has reportedly lived with cats in the past, but chased them. May be okay with a confident and dog-savvy cat, but would likely be overwhelming for most cats. Up to adopter's discretion. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly! She would likely do best with a male canine companion who is not too high energy. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No way! -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: Siva is a big girl (125 pounds!!!) looking for someone who's experienced with livestock herding breeds. She's a sweet and calm dog, but can be a bit nervous sometimes - probably because she hasn't experienced much change in her life, so this transition has understandably been tough on her. Siva would do best in a nice quiet home on some property - ie. a farm, a home with a large fenced yard, etc. - where she can go outside as she pleases. She is getting a bit older, so will need to have a warm comfy place to return to once she's done galloping around outside. As a middle-aged large breed dog, Siva will need frequent vet check ups to ensure she's feeling her best. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Extra Large
Skyline and Mango
Skyline and MangoSkyline and MangoSkyline and MangoSkyline and Mango
  • Domestic Short Hair
Adult, Female, Medium
Sully
SullySullySullySullySullySully
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Sully is an affectionate, somewhat sensitive, playful pup who came to us as a stray. His exact history is unknown, but he appears to have lived mainly as an outdoor dog prior to arriving at the shelter and may not have much/any experience inside a home. He catches on quickly though and is really looking forward to spending the rest his days lounging on the couch or a dog bed (or even better, YOUR bed! ;)) Super quick/sudden/overhead movements can sometimes cause Sully to flinch/cower, and he would benefit from a calm, patient adopter who can read/respect body language/calming signals, Go slowly while he adjusts to his new home life, and continue working on getting him comfortable with basic handling and the big wide world around him. Sully is incredibly affectionate and a 10/10 cuddle buddy once he knows you (it doesn't take much to become his new favorite person--he's easily won over with a stinky treat or two. Once out of the shelter environment and adjusted in his new home, we expect his confidence to continue to blossom, his personality to shine, and that he will make an awesome lifelong BFF for some lucky adopter. If that sounds like it could be you, submit an application to schedule an intro! *I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, silly, playful, quick to learn -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Sully could likely live with gentle, respectful kids but will need to meet everyone at WHS first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Sully does well with most female dogs and has been in playgroup successfully with them. He tolerates most male dogs at a distance but sometimes he is reactive to certain male dogs. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Sully was previously an outdoor dog and would likely prefer a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Summer
SummerSummerSummerSummer
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Summer! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, energetic, friendly, whip-smart! -Can Live with Kids: Summer lived successfully with kids in her previous home and should be fine doing so again. Her previous owner reported that she can be a little rough in play so sturdy, dog-savvy children would be best. We're recommending ages 8+. -Can Live with Cats: Summer's previous owner said she's been known to chase small animals and would likely do best in a cat-free home, or one with a very confident, dog-savvy cat who can stand up for themselves. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes! Summer LOVES romping around with her friends in daily playgroup at WHS and would likely really benefit from a home with another active, energetic dog in the home. Initial intros done at WHS! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended-- this high energy lady would much prefer a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spay/microchip -Additional Information: Summer is a super smart Lab mix with a passion for tennis balls! This friendly, eager-to-please gal would thrive in a home that can help her burn off some energy, both mental and physical. She's a dog that would excel with some sort of job to do-- activities like nosework would be right up her alley! Summer already knows a bunch of tricks (sit, shake, lay down, roll over, spin, speak) and is always ready to learn more! She would be a great match for an ACTIVE adopter who spends their time hiking, running, jogging, etc-- this energizer bunny is not much of a couch potato (although she does love to snuggle once she's had her fill of exercise!) Summer was surrendered to the shelter due to a change in family situation, and now she's ready to find a forever family to call her own! If that sounds like it could be you, submit an application to schedule an intro. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Theo
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Theo! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Quick learner, silly, energetic! -Can Live with Kids: Likely yes - recommending 6+ and sturdy. All family members would need to meet before finalizing an adoption. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - recommend slow and SUPERVISED introductions. No shy or senior kitties who prefer to be left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Likely yes - all introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to being very vocal in shelter. Could be ok if given plenty of daily physical and mental stimulation. Theo should not be left alone for long hours. -Potty Trained: Working on it -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course. -Energy Level: HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Meet Theo - a HIGH energy pup looking to join you for your next adventure. Theo is silly, playful, and ready to start learning! He's very smart, eager to please, and quirky. When he's excited he tippy taps his feet and greets you with play bows. This guy appears to be part herding breed, so we recommend doing some research regarding typical behaviors and personality traits to ensure you're setting Theo up for success. Like many puppies, Theo is still working on manners and it is required he be signed up for puppy classes to help both you and him! If you're ready to dedicate time and energy into helping Theo become a well rounded pup, please fill out an application to meet him. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Waffles
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  • Pygmy, Goat, Mixed

Waffles is a super sweet goat that would love a new home with a safe, secure outdoor area and dry, draft-free shelter/barn to hang out in. Waffles would make an ideal companion for a barn in need of a friend for a horse or other large animal. Waffles may or may not play nicely with other goats. The jury is still out... For more info, contact us at farm@whatcomhumane.org View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Winston and Willis
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Winston and Willis! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -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 male 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: Willis and Winston 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 Willis and Winston, the first step is filling out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small

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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.