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
AD-Rock
AD-Rock
  • Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is AD-Rock! 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. 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: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: AD-Rock is an energetic puppy who loves cuddles too! He will need a dedicated person/family willing to work on her training to ensure he becomes a well-rounded adult dog. Puppies require a lot more attention and dedication than most adult dogs - future adopters must be ready to give him everything he needs to be successful. AD-Rock will need a home where someone is present most of the time as puppies do not do well being left alone for long hours. AD-Rock will likely be an active adult and will need an owner who is just as active! If you would like to meet/adopt AD-Rock, 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, Large
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. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Akira
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  • Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Akira! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Super smart, adventurous, silly, attentive, loyal, energetic. -Can Live with Kids: Akira's history with kids is unknown, but we have not seen any behavioral concerns during her time at the shelter and it seems like she could live with respectful kids of any age. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes! Akira LOVES to play and would do great with another active, playful dog of similar size. She would likely be a little too much for small dogs, senior dogs, or those who aren't interested in play. -Can do Apartment Living: No. Ideally will go to a home with a large fenced yard! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, I'm all ready to go! -Additional Information: Meet your new adventure buddy! This is Akira and she's ready to join you on all your outdoor activities. Hiking? Yes! Running? Totally! Cross-country skiing? Sign me up! Akira is super smart and eager to please. She's highly food-motivated which will go a long way in her training. This exuberant lady will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep her happy and out of trouble. If you've got the time, adventurous spirit, and sense of humor to give this lady a lifetime of love, fill out an application to meet her today! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Anabella
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  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Anabella! 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: Friendly, energetic, playful, adventurous, food motivated -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Anabella may be a little too much for younger kiddos. Older, sturdy, dog-savvy kids who don't mind rowdy puppy energy may be okay. At this time we're recommending kids aged 12+ -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: Yes, Anabella would likely benefit from living with another active dog of similar size/energy level/playstyle. She may be a little "too much" for small/senior dogs, or those who aren't big fans of boisterous play. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended-- this high energy pup can be vocal when left alone. A home w/ lots of room to run is much preferred! -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but would certainly be beneficial! -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spay/microchip -Additional Information: Anabella is a high energy dog who came to the shelter after her owners unfortunately passed away. This Energizer Bunny is very friendly, and would benefit from an adopter who can help her build a good foundation of basics/general manners. Anabella is super smart and LOVES treats, which will go a long way in her training. Once she's had a chance to burn off some of her energy (there's a lot of it!!) Anabella enjoys snuggling up for a nap with her people. She would do best with an ACTIVE family who can provide her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. She loves food puzzles and squeaky toys. If Anabella sounds like a good match for you, submit an application to come in and meet her! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Aurora
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Aurora! 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: Energetic, a bit nervous, active -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending 8+. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - not recommended due to breed. -Can Live with Dogs: Aurora is a bit under-socialized with other dogs and we are recommending she go into a home by herself at this time. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended -Potty Trained: Unsure -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but recommended. -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC/rabies vaccine Meet Aurora - an active, somewhat nervous older puppy on the lookout for a forever family who can provide her with the love, care, and consistency she deserves! With a stable and steady routine, Aurora will continue to grow into her personality and gain trust in her humans. She has not had much exposure to every day activities and will need patience in finding her bearings and gaining confidence. This pup would do best with a person/family who has some familiarity with dog behavior, body language, and what the needs of a more nervous dog will be. If you're interested in meeting Aurora and investing in her future, please start by filling out an application for review! View full description »

Baby, Female, Large
Bandit
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  • Australian Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Bandit! 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: Energetic, playful, can be a bit sensitive/nervous at first, curious, intelligent, adventure buddy -Can Live with Kids: Could potentially live with dog-savvy kids ages 12+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions. May have a high prey drive due to breed. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, does well in play group here at the shelter and would likely enjoy having a canine companion. Best suited for other high energy/playful dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: May be required to attend one private lesson depending on adopter experience. More training is strongly encouraged! -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Bandit is an aussie/husky/shepherd mix who was surrendered to the shelter because his owners "couldn't keep up" with him. They had three other dogs and multiple children and were just not able to give Bandit the attention he needs. Bandit is a high energy boy who's going to need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to keep him happy. His perfect match is an acitve person who will take him on lots of adventures (ie. long runs, hikes, bike rides, etc.). Prior experience with herding breeds is a big plus! As a 10 month old dog, Bandit is still very much a puppy and is in need of a stable routine, consistent positive reinforcement training, and lots of encouragement! He can be a bit nervous with new people and in new situations, but once he's had some time to adjust he is a friendly and happy boy. If you'd like to meet Bandit, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Applications will be reviewed to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Bear
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

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: Active, friendly, food motivated -Can Live with Kids: Bear was nervous around the kids in his previous home and would do best with adults or teenagers (16+) -Can Live with Cats: No -Can Live with Dogs: No male dogs, but Bear could live with a female dog pending an initial introduction done here at WHS but he would also be happy being an only child. -Can do Apartment Living: No. His ideal home is one with a nice big fenced yard, but this is not required. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: May be required to go to one private lesson, depending on adopter experience. -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Bear is an active, high energy pup who's more than ready to be adopted so he can go on lots of adventures with his family! Bear would thrive in a home that can provide him with plenty of outlets for his energy. His perfect day includes hiking, running, playing fetch, then snuggling up on the couch for a nap with his people. He's very food motivated which will go a long way in his training. If you'd like to meet Bear, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Applications will be reviewed to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. https://adoptkoda.my.canva.site/adopt-bear View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Bug
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Hi, my name is Bug! 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, energetic, cuddly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, dog savvy kids 8+. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats, but may be able to live with cats with a proper, slow introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, she may be able to live with another dog who is of a similar size and rowdy play style. -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, though she could become vocal or destructive if left alone for long periods of time. -Potty Trained: Seems to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson. -Energy Level: Medium-high. Will need regular walks/jogs, training, and mental enrichment. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes , a microchip, and a rabies vaccine. -Additional Information: Bug is a cuddly, energetic girl who arrived at the shelter as a stray. She loves to play with squeaky toys and enjoys being pet, but she still needs to work on her leash walking and manners. Bug may enjoy having a canine housemate, that enjoys rambunctious play though a meet and greet should be scheduled here at the shelter prior to adoption to ensure a good match. Bug does appear to have some sensitive skin and may require a special diet or allergy medication for the duration of her life to keep her comfortable. If you are interested in Bug, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Calsiphar and Twilah
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  • Domestic Medium Hair, Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Twilah and Calsiphar! We are GREEN pawprints, which means we will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Playful, affectionate, sweet, friendly, outgoing -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and must go home together. Any other feline friends will need to be slowly introduced. -Can Live with Dogs: Likely yes - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: High! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Calsiphar and Twilah - a mother/daughter duo who are inseparable. These two are social, friendly, playful, and ready to find their furrever home together! If you're interested in adopting, please start by filling out an application. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Casper and Teddy Bear
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, our names are Casper and Teddy Bear! We are RED pawprints, which means we need an experienced home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Casper is curious, silly, and can be shy at times. Teddy Bear is more shy and fearful than his friend Casper. -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Casper and Teddy Bear would love to go home together although it is not required. They would likely do fine with other cats as long as there is a slow introduction process. -Can Live with Dogs: Wouldn't recommend since they can be a bit fearful. Could possibly live with a very mellow, smaller, cat-savvy dog. -Can Live with Kids: If Casper goes home with Teddy Bear then they would need an adult only household. If not, then Casper could live with teens (13 years plus) as long as they respect his space and body language. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes they are not outdoor savvy. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, both need a neuter Additional Information: Casper and Teddy Bear unfortunately ended up here at the shelter after their owner passed away. They are understandably a bit shaken from the situation, but would love to find a loving forever family to settle down with. The two of them would love to go home together, although it is not required as they don't necessarily seem bonded to one another. Casper is a curious guy who loves to give head butts. He can be easily startled by loud commotion/noise so he would prefer a low-traffic home with no loud kids or dogs. Once Casper settles into his new home he will likely blossom into a snuggly guy who enjoys lounging around on cat-trees and watching birds from the window. If you'd like to meet Casper (and Teddy Bear as well if you like) please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Charli Man
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  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Charli Man! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: ENERGETIC, reserved at first, sensitive, sweet -Can Live with Kids: Charli is a little unsure about some handling and would do best with dog-savvy adults or teenagers who can read/respect body language. Kids 16+. -Can Live with Cats: No, Charli Man was surrendered by his former owner for chasing cats and other small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Charli Man can be reactive towards other dogs. His ideal home would be in the county where there are no other dogs/animals nearby. -Can do Apartment Living: No, his ideal home would have plenty of room for him to run around without the possibility of running into strangers' dogs. -Potty Trained: Yes! -Bite History: He has bit another dog in the past, please ask staff for more details. -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but highly recommended. -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, ready to go. -Additional Information: Charli Man is a super sweet gentleman who's a little unsure of new situations. He would thrive in a home that is in the county without any neighboring animals. He can be very reactive around other animals, especially other dogs, and would benefit from having an owner that is experienced with reactive dogs. It may take him a while to warm up in his new home, but with plenty of patience, treats, and encouragement we think Charli Man will thrive. Once he's decided you're safe, Charli is a very affectionate boy. It's likely he will bond strongly to his person and be a wonderful companion for years to come. Like any nervous dog, Charli would benefit greatly from stability, a predictable routine, and consistent positive reinforcement training. His new owners will need to be willing to give him everything he needs to help him succeed. If you'd like to meet Charli Man, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Applications will be reviewed to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Chimchar
Chimchar
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Chimchar! 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: Quiet, a little shy, sweet -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Chimchar enjoys being around other felines according to his previous owner. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly a quieter, cat-friendly dog. He has been around elderly small dogs in the past. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, kids aged 10 years and up should be okay as long as they respect space and body language. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes he has been indoors only his entire life but he does have some experience with a harness! -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, ready to go Additional Information: Chimchar arrived at the shelter after his owner unfortunately fell into some hardships. He is a little shy at first but doesn't take long to adjust. Once Chimchar gets to know you he loves chin scratches and to be rubbed on his side. He loves to cuddle when you're falling asleep and will be there when you wake up. If you'd like to meet Chimchar please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Copurrnicus
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Hi, my name is Copurrnicus! 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: Busy body, social, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Kids: Likely yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged, but not required. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, he was having some inconsistencies and straining to urinate when he first came in. After taking a urine sample and switching him to urinary care food his litter usage has improved drastically! We expect he will need to be on a prescription urinary care diet for the remainder of his life. -Energy Level: HIGH -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Meet the smart, active, goofy Mr. Copurrnicus! He is always on the go, go, go, and will need plenty of mental and physical stimulation to keep him occupied and out of trouble. He'd likely do best in a home where he has room to explore, romp around, and lounge around. Plenty of window perches, cat trees, and a variety of toys are going to be a necessity for this guy! He can be a bit squirrely with being picked up and would prefer you allow him to come to you. If you'd like to meet him, please start by filling out an application. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Daisy and Max
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  • Poodle, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, our names are Daisy and Max! We are GREEN pawprints, which means we will fit well into most homes. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Affectionate, easy-going -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 8+ -Can Live with Cats: No -Can Live with Dogs: Yes -Can do Apartment Living: Yes -Potty Trained: May need some work -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Daisy and Max came to the shelter as strays, so their history is unknown. They are super affectionate and easy-going. May need some work on potty training, could benefit from using potty pads. Best if kept as a pair, but not required to go home together. Best if not left home alone for more than a couple hours, will bark for attention. Will chase cats, so a cat-free household would be best. Responsible children, preferably 8 or older would be best if home has children. If you're interested in meeting/adopting, please fill out an application up front. View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Dudley
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Dudley! 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: A bit nervous at first, friendly, playful, goofy, sweet boy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with children - could potentially live with respectful kids ages 12+, but this is 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 live with another playful dog pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. He plays really well in our doggie playgroups at the shelter. Would likely not be a good match for shy/undersocialized or senior dogs who prefer being left alone. -Can do Apartment Living: Could potentially live in a larger apartment (no studios) so long as he gets plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Dudley is a sweet boy who's a bit nervous in new situations. We think he may have experienced some physical punishment in his past life before coming to the shelter. He seem to be a bit wary of men/strangers and flinches if you raise your voice or move too quickly. He's in need of a kind soul who will love him unconditionally and show him the world isn't so scary. Once Dudley opens up, he is affectionate, friendly, and a total goofball. He LOVES to play - with toys AND with other dogs. He'd be a great match for someone who has a playful dog already who's in need of a companion. If you'd like to meet Dudley, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Applications will be reviewed to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Flinstone
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Flinstone! 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: Confident, curious, gregarious! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, possible with slow, proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, possible with slow, proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Recommended but not required -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, has had some bowel movements outside of the litterpan here -Energy Level: Medium/high -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter Additional Information: This charming dude is ready to rock your socks off. He is very affectionate, friendly, and easy-going. Someone looking for a confident and social boy will fall in love with him! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Gary
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  • Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Gary! 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 (on his terms), particular, introverted -Can Live with Cats: Yes - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Not recommended due to shyness. -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - 10+, cat savvy and respectful. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC/rabies vaccine Meet Gary - a young adult kitty looking for a quiet, low foot traffic home to settle into. He can be a little standoff-ish at times, but gives great body language signals. He enjoys gentle petting and reassurance that you can be a trusted human. He came in with Greg and they would likely enjoy being adopted together, but we are not requiring it. If you'd like to meet Gary or Greg, please start by filling out an application. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Ginger
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  • Harlequin, New Zealand, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Ginger! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, friendly and affectionate -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: No - Ginger would like to be an only rabbit! -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and microchip. Ginger is a social rabbit looking for a home to call her own! Ginger was a free roam rabbit in her previous home and would likely do best in a home that can provide her with room to explore and romp around. Ginger did not get along with the rabbit in her previous house and will need to be an only rabbit. Her diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting Ginger, please start by filling out an application to see if it's a good fit! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Hippo
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsSpecial Needs

Hi, my name is Hippo! 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: A shy cuddle monster! -Can Live with Cats: Possibly if other cat is not a bully. Lived with kitties previously. -Can Live with Dogs: No, he did not appreciate dogs in his previous home. -Can Live with Kids: Kids 12+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes due to being so timid -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes in previous home but this was likely due to stress. He must be on a prescription urinary diet due to previous urinary crystals/blockages. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Vet check Additional Information: Foster home: Hippo is a cuddle monster! Once he warms up to you, there is nothing in the world he would trade for a good cuddle. He needs a calm home where he can get the attention and loving he needs. He is very shy at first and it took him at least a few days to slightly be comfortable with us and 1-2 weeks to be fully comfortable in our home. Just be sure he has nice safe space to go (he also likes hidey beds!) if he gets overwhelmed. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Honey
HoneyHoneyHoney
  • Holland Lop
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Honey! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, gentle -Can live with kids: Kids who are respectful of his space and body language should be fine. Children can not be the primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first rabbit we recommend plenty of research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Unknown history with other rabbits but may do okay with a slow introduction process. -Litter box trained: No but he would love to learn! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter and microchip. -Additional information: Honey 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. If you'd like to meet Honey please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
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
Huck and Pip
Huck and PipHuck and PipHuck and PipHuck and Pip
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Huck and Pip! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, biscuit connoisseurs -Can Live with Cats: Yes - we are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. -Can Live with Dogs: May be too scary for these shy brothers. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 8+ and respectful of cat boundaries. -Requires Indoor Only: Yes -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC. Meet Huck and Pip - a shy, but sweet pair of boys that came in together as strays. They've gained a bit of confidence during their stay with us, but still have some ways to go. They'll need a quieter home to settle into where they can take all the time they need to come out of their shells. As they get more comfortable, they'll likely become rambunctious kittens who are always on the go, go, go. Pip is the more outgoing of the two and Huck relies heavily on him for guidance and trust. If you're interested in welcoming a shy pair of kitties into your home, please start by filling out an application for review. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Isabella
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Isabella! I'm a PURPLE 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, quiet -Can Live with Cats: Yes she should be fine with other cats as long as there is a slow introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, too fearful. -Can Live with Kids: Older teens that are respectful of her space and body language may be okay. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, not outdoor savvy. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay Additional Information: Isabella is a shy girl who is looking for a loving forever home. She would do best in a low-traffic home with no loud kids or dogs. It may take a while for Isabella to adjust to a new home. Giving her plenty of warm places to hide and high shelves to perch on and watch from above will help her feel comfortable. Once she warms up, Isabella likes to give head bunts to let you know she likes you. If you'd like to meet her please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Judge Judy
Judge JudyJudge JudyJudge Judy
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Judge Judy! 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 at first but very sweet, quiet, gentle and affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but possibly with slow, proper introductions -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history but possibly with slow, proper introductions AND if the dog is calm, respects her space -Can Live with Kids: Kids 12+ as she can be shy -Needs Indoor Only Home: Strongly recommended -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, has had several occasions of not using litter box in shelter -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spay and microchip Additional Information: This petite and quiet girl is looking for a calm home to call her own. She can be reserved and a little nervous at first but warms up with pets. She is very affectionate and will most likely be a great snuggle buddy to her new family. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Kerfuffle, Kaboom, and Matt
Kerfuffle, Kaboom, and MattKerfuffle, Kaboom, and MattKerfuffle, Kaboom, and MattKerfuffle, Kaboom, and Matt
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Kerfuffle, Kaboom, and Matt! We are PURPLE pawprints, which means we will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Active, playful, sweet, still a little shy at the shelter -Can Live with Cats: Yes, pending a proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially a calm cat-friendly dog pending a proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids - could potentially live with cat-savvy kids of any age -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required but strongly recommended -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Kerfuffle, Kaboom, and Matt were recently surrendered to the shelter. They're still a bit timid, but are slowly getting used to us and showing their personalities. At about 6 months old, they're still very much kittens. They're playful, energetic, and will need adopters who are okay with having high energy kitties. These sweet boys are used to living with other cats and may enjoy having a feline friend in their new homes. They can be adopted together though it is not required. If you'd like to meet these sweet brothers, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Kevin
KevinKevin
  • Great Pyrenees, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Kevin! 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, sensitive, still learning to trust, friendly, active -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids - ages 16+ required due to fearful behavior -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, may be required to go to one private lesson depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Kevin is a beautiful Great Pyrenees mix in need of some love and stability. This big boy was an outdoor-only dog in his previous home. He was never allowed inside and the only time he left the property was to be brought to the shelter. This unfortunately means he's a bit undersocialized and not sure how to exist in real life. Kevin needs a dog-experienced person with the time and patience necessary to get him up to speed. He would benefit greatly from a predictable routine, consistent training, and gradual socialization with strangers. While he does enjoy being outside, we would much prefer Kevin's adopters allow him inside and include him as part of the family. We should warn that while Kevin is a super good boy, he would not make a good "first time dog". He's going to need someone with experience, particularly experience with shy/undersocialized dogs. If you'd like to meet Kevin, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Staff will review applications to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Extra Large
Kirby
KirbyKirbyKirbyKirbyKirbyKirby
  • Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Kirby! 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: Exuberant, affectionate, smart -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending sturdy kids 13+ due to Kirby's high excitability. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - Kirby may have a high prey drive. Recommending no cats/small animals at this time. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Kirby would likely enjoy living with another HIGH energy dog. No shy/senior/small dogs - he'd likely overwhelm them. All introductions done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended - like many huskies Kirby can be quite vocal when left alone and would most likely prefer living in a home with a yard! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but could be greatly beneficial! -Energy Level: HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Kirby is a micro husky cross. This pocket rocket is ready to join you on all your adventures! He's always ready to play, hike, and zoom around. Once Kirby's gotten all his energy out, he does enjoy a good cuddle. He'll lean into your legs and he loves his chest being scratched. You'll likely learn a lot more about Kirby as he gets more comfortable in your home! We believe he'll be a great companion for an active person. If you think Kirby could be just the addition you're looking for, please start by filling out an application. https://adoptkoda.my.canva.site/adopt-kirby-from-the-whatcom-humane-society View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
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
Knute
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  • Shepherd, Shiba Inu, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Knute! 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: Active/energetic, intelligent, adventure buddy, affectionate when comfortable -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history, would likely do best with strong, dog-savvy older kids/teenagers (recommending 14+) -Can Live with Cats: No- Knute has a very high prey drive and needs a cat-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: No, due to owner-reported resource guarding issues with other dogs, Knute would prefer to be the only pup in the home. She does, however, enjoy the occasional playdate with known dog friends. She regularly goes to playgroup here at the shelter and does well! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended- this high energy lady would love a home with a yard! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but would certainly be beneficial! -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Knute is a high energy, super fun, action-packed pup who needs an adventure buddy who can keep up! She's one smart cookie and would thrive in a home that can continue her training and provide her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to keep her occupied, engaged, and out of trouble 🙂 Being a high energy, high intelligence dog in a shelter environment is hard and we are working on training her and keeping her mind busy. Knute is affectionate, attentive, and is going to make an awesome adventure buddy for the right person. If you're looking for a pal to take along on your hikes, bikes, runs, etc, Knute just might be the one for you! Submit an application to come on in and meet her. https://adoptkoda.my.canva.site/adopt-knute-from-the-whatcom-humane-society View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Leo
LeoLeoLeo
  • German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Leo! 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: Energetic, a bit nervous, active -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending 8+. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - not recommended due to breed. -Can Live with Dogs: Leo is a bit under-socialized with other dogs and we are recommending he go into a home by himself or with a very well socialized dog who can help him gain confidence and learn that new things aren't so scary. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended -Potty Trained: Unsure -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but recommended. -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC/rabies vaccine Meet Leo - an active, somewhat nervous older puppy on the lookout for a forever family who can provide him with the love, care, and consistency he deserves! With a stable and steady routine, Leo will continue to grow into his personality and gain trust in his humans. Leo has not had much exposure to every day activities and will need patience in finding his bearings and gaining confidence. This pup would do best with a person/family who has some familiarity with dog behavior, body language, and what the needs of a more nervous dog will be. If you're interested in meeting him and investing in his future, please start by filling out an application for review! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Little Red and Bobby
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Little Red and Bobby! We are GREEN pawprints, which means we will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Friendly, curious, active, confident -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. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, but could likely live with a cat-friendly dog pending a proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, Little Red needs a neuter Additional Information: Bobby and Little Red are a bonded pair of cats who need to be adopted together. These boys seem pretty confident and will likely adjust well to most homes. They are still young and energetic, meaning they will need plenty of interaction/playtime to keep them happy. If you'd like to meet Bobby and Little Red, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Luna
LunaLuna
  • German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Luna! 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: Energetic, playful, intelligent, stressed in the shelter environment -Can Live with Kids: Potentially kids ages 8+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Yes, has apparently lived with cats in the past and did just fine. Will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, has lived with a dog previously and did okay. May be a bit selective - would do best with a dog who will respect her space. Initial introductions will be done here at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially a larger apartment (no studios), with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. She is a high energy girl and an apartment may not be ideal. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: May be required to attend one private lesson depending on adopter experience. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay -Additional Information: Luna is a pretty shepherd/retriever mix who was recently surrendered due to issues with housing. She's having a bit of a tough time adjusting to life in the shelter - we don't blame her, it's stressful here! - but this means it's been a bit challenging to get a good read on her personality. She appears to be a high energy dog who enjoys play, but who needs a little extra time to adjust to change. We are hopeful that once she's settled into her new home, she'll be able to relax and show her true personality. Luna would do best with a dog-experienced and active adopter who can provide her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation (ie. puzzle feeders and toys, nose work, etc.). Like any dog, Luna would benefit greatly from a stable routine, consistent positive reinforcement training, and plenty of TLC. If you'd like to meet Luna, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Staff will review applications to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
MCA
MCA
  • Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is MCA! 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. 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: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: MCA is an energetic puppy who loves cuddles too! He will need a dedicated person/family willing to work on his training to ensure he becomes a well-rounded adult dog. Puppies require a lot more attention and dedication than most adult dogs - future adopters must be ready to give him everything he needs to be successful. MCA will need a home where someone is present most of the time as puppies do not do well being left alone for long hours. MCA will likely be an active adult and will need an owner who is just as active! If you would like to meet/adopt MCA, 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, Large
Mac
MacMac
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Mac! 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: Sassy, busy body, confident, queen bee -Can Live with Cats: Mac tolerated the cat in her previous home. Slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: Nope - Mac does not enjoy dogs. -Can Live with Kids: Yes - 10+ and cat savvy. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes - Mac has only ever lived indoors. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes - Mac was surrendered for inappropriate urination in her previous home when they introduced a high energy puppy. -Energy Level: Medium/High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a MC Meet Mac - a 7 year old cat who needs a stable home with no dogs, a predictable routine, and someone who isn't afraid of a gal who knows what she wants. Mac will need a cat savvy home with adopters who understand and recognize cat body language and signs of overstimulation. If you're interested in meeting Mac, please start by filling out an application for review! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Marsha
MarshaMarshaMarsha
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Marsha! 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: Exuberant, smart, active -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending 8+. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, Marsha is quite uncomfortable around other dogs. She would prefer a neighborhood that doesn't have many dogs walking by her home. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to size -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required -Energy Level: Medium/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Marsha - a super intelligent German shepherd in need of a home with plenty of daily exercise and a stimulating environment. Marsha is smart, eager to please, and already has a repertoire of tricks she's ready to show off (ie. sit, shake, lay down, catch etc). While we don't require she goes into a home with a shepherd experienced adopter, we always recommend doing plenty of research on breed specific behavior and what you can do to provide Marsha with the best possible life moving forward. If you're interested in meeting her, please start by filling out an application for review. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Masha
MashaMashaMashaMashaMasha
  • Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Meet miss Masha, a senior gal with a zest for life. Masha is proving that age is just a number! This sprightly senior still has a pep in her step that'll keep you on your toes. Whether she's taking a leisurely stroll by your side or showing off her playful side in a treat-catching extravaganza, Masha brings charm to every moment! If you're looking for a seasoned companion who knows the art of enjoying life's simple pleasures, Masha is the one for you. She's independent and able to entertain herself, but will also nudge your hand when she's ready to receive some attention. Masha does have some apprehension with new people and may take a bit longer to warm up, but she's treat motivated and eager to please! Masha will benefit from an ongoing weight loss program as she has some middle aged spread. If you think Masha sounds like a good fit for you, please start by filling out an application for review. Hi, my name is Masha! I’m a (RED PAWPRINT COLOR), here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Silly, affectionate, playful -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending 16+ due to some handling sensitivities -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions. May have some prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: No, nervous even with calm and gentle dogs. Would prefer her time be spent with her person. -Can do Apartment Living: Likely with plenty of daily exercise and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Low/Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a MC/rabies vaccine. View full description »

Senior, Female, Large
Mike D
Mike D
  • Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Mike D! 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. 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: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Mike D is an energetic puppy who loves cuddles too! He will need a dedicated person/family willing to work on his training to ensure he becomes a well-rounded adult dog. Puppies require a lot more attention and dedication than most adult dogs - future adopters must be ready to give him everything he needs to be successful. Mike D will need a home where someone is present most of the time as puppies do not do well being left alone for long hours. Mike D will likely be an active adult and will need an owner who is just as active! If you would like to meet/adopt Mike D, 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, Large
Molly
MollyMolly
  • Labrador Retriever, Hound, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Molly! 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: Wiggle worm, snuggly, energetic -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids so we are recommending kids 12 years and older who are dog savvy and can handle a larger, jumpy dog. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats. Likely would not do well with cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Molly does well around other dogs. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended since she can be a bit vocal and would prefer plenty of room to run around. -Potty Trained: Seems to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: One lesson may be required depending on adopters' experience. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional Information: Molly is a very loving girl who has had an unfortunate start to life. However she won't let her past get in the way of her happy-go-lucky attitude. Her favorite thing to do is just hang out with her people and get attention. Molly does need some work on basic manners and may have a bit of a habit of sneaking food that she finds lying around - although she is obviously quite thin, which we are working on getting her to a healthy weight. Patience, time, and plenty of love will go a long ways in Molly's training. If you'd like to meet/adopt Molly please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Mungus
MungusMungusMungus
  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Mungus! 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 at first, silly, sweet -Can Live with Kids: Mungus arrived as a stray so his history with kids is unknown. We are recommending kids 12 years and older who are dog-savvy. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats but may be okay with a very slow and supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Mungus has done well in play groups with other dogs here at the shelter. He would match best with another larger, playful dog. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to size and energy levels. -Potty Trained: Seems to be. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: One lesson may be required depending on adopters' experience. -Energy Level: Mod-high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Mungus is a gentle soul who is looking for a patient and understanding adopter who will help him build his confidence and feel comfortable in new situations. He arrived as a stray so his history is unknown. Even though Mungus is shy at first he responds well to a yummy treat and some baby talk. He could also use some work on leash skills but he is quick to learn and excited to work for a reward. If you think Mungus may be the dog for you please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Nina
NinaNinaNina
  • Black Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Nina! 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, friendly, playful, easy-going -Can Live with Kids: Yes, dog-savvy kids of 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: No, I can be reactive to other dogs and will need to be the only dog in the home -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -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: Nina is a sweet girl who was originally adopted from us but recently returned to the shelter. Based on what her previous adopters said, she is a loving and easy-going girl who does well with kids and adults. She can be reactive towards other dogs and is selective in which dogs she likes and does not like. For this reason, we are requiring she be the only dog in the home. Nina would benefit from working with a trainer on her dog reactivity. If you would like to meet Nina, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Pepe
PepePepePepe
  • Lionhead, American, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Pepe! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Confident, adventerous -Can live with kids: Yes kids of any age are fine with me as long as they are respectful of space and body language. An adult MUST be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first rabbit we recommend plenty of research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Possibly with a slow introduction done in the home. -Litter box trained: Yes! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional information: I'm Pepe and I'm looking for a loving forever home! I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise, although in my last home I was free roaming and had access to most of the house. My last family even potty trained me! My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet/adopt me please fill out an application. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Pita
PitaPitaPitaPita
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Pita! 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: Sassy, affectionate, queen bee -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - Pita has hissed at other cats here in the shelter and may prefer being your only feline friend. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 10+ and cat savvy. Up to counselor's discretion. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Pita - a sassy tabico (tabby/calico) looking for her forever home. Pita is a typical calico type gal who has her particularities and prefers that you allow her to call the shots. She gives off major queen bee energy and is looking for her next "kingdom" to rule. She prefers you equip her space with plenty of cat trees, roosting spots by the window, and toys for her to pick from. If you'd like to meet Pita, please start by filling out an application. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Portobello! I'm a PURPLE 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: Playful, friendly -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history, would likely do okay with respectful, dogsavvy kids of most ages. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, would likely be okay after a slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes -Can do Apartment Living: Yes -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/MC -Additional Information: Portobello is a young, active pup who loves to play! Excitable, friendly, with a moderate energy level that makes him the perfect walking buddy, fetch partner, and copilot. He hasn't shown any behavioral concerns during his time at the shelter and we feel he would do well in most active households. Portobello would benefit from continued training to help him brush up on his manners. His favorite toy is a squeaky tennis ball and he really loves leaning against your legs for pets! If Portobello sounds like a good fit for you, submit an application to schedule an introduction! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Priscilla & Valentine
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  • 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
Rudy
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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Rudy is an energetic young dog looking for an active person who will take him on lots of adventures. If you're an avid hiker, runner, mountain biker, etc. this sweet boy might be the dog for you! Rudy is a herding breed mix - this means he is a working dog bred to herd livestock. Working dogs are known to be extremely intelligent and energetic and Rudy is no exception. They need more exercise and mental stimulation than other breeds. Herding breed experience would be a plus if you're interested in adopting Rudy, but it is not required. However, potential adopters should at least be able to demonstrate knowledge of herding breed behavior. Rudy is friendly, but he has been a bit anxious while here at the shelter. He may need a bit of an adjustment period in his new home, and even then he may just always be a bit of an anxious dog. We think he'd do best in a home where someone is present often and able to be consistent with his positive reinforcement training. He's super smart and should take to training pretty quickly! If you'd like to meet Rudy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Hi, my name is Rudy! 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: ENERGETIC!!! playful, friendly, a bit anxious but enjoys being around his people -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with children, but may be able to live with dog-savvy kids ages 8+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. NOTE - I am a herding breed and may have a prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: May be able to live with the right match - introductions will be done here at WHS. May do better with females than males. I am HIGH ENERGY and may be overwhelming to some dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks, I am a high energy guy who needs space to run and play. I would do best in a home with a fenced yard. -Potty Trained: Appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: May be required to attend one private lesson depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: HIGH!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No https://adoptkoda.my.canva.site/adopt-rudy-from-the-whatcom-humane-society View full description »

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

Hi, my name Rye! 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: Silly, playful, cuddly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats, but may be able to live with a confident cat after a proper, slow introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, she would likely enjoy a home with a canine companion, though they will need to be introduced at the shelter prior to adoption to ensure they are a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: Probably, although she would love to have a yard to play in! -Potty Trained: She seems to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, although she would likely benefit from some positive reward based training to help her become more confident. -Energy Level: Medium. She will need regular walks and mental stimulation. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a microchip. -Additional Information: Are you looking for your new best friend who wants nothing more than to stare at you with adoration? Well, look no further! Rye is a sweet, shy lady who came into the shelter as a stray with another dog. She is looking for an active family who can take her for regular walks and hikes, and would likely prefer a family who is home more often than not. She loves to play with squeaky toys and sit at the feet of her humans for attention. Because she arrived at the shelter as a stray, we are unsure whether she has spent much time in a house, so it's possible that she may need to work on her manners. If Rye sounds like the perfect dog for you, please start by filling out an application! View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Shawna
Shawna
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Shawna! 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, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Yes, slow intros. -Can Live with Dogs: Likely yes, slow and supervised intros. -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged, but not required. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, good to go! Meet Shawna - a shy, but sweet kitty who needs a patient and loving home to settle into. This gal has lived with an array of cats in the past and would likely enjoy having a feline companion. She'd likely do better in a low foot traffic home where she has plenty of spots to hide if she so chooses. If you are interested in Shawna, please fill out an application to meet her. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Sonny & Cher
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  • Sheep
  • Spayed/Neutered

Sonny and Cher are bonded sheep who came to WHS as strays in the summer of 2022. Like any sheep, they can be a bit wary of strangers (including Santa Paws!) but they are easily bribed with tasty treats. They'll need a home that can take care of them year round, including shearing them in the spring and making sure they have the right diet. If you're interested in these two woolly friends, contact the WHS farm manager at farm@whatcomhumane.org to see if they'd be a good fit for you! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Sprinkles
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  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Sprinkles! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, active, tolerant -Can Live With Kids: Yes, although they cannot be my primary caretaker -Can Live With Other Rabbits: Potentially yes, she has not done well with other rabbits in the past but this may change once she is spayed. -Litter Box Trained: Unknown, but I'd love to learn! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay -Additional information: We don't know too much about Sprinkles history, but it sounds like she may have been abandoned and found by a nice person who was unable to keep her. She appears to be pretty social and confident, which will make the transition into her new home much easier. Sprinkles will need a nice roomy cage/enclosure as well as daily exercise outside of her enclosure. Rabbits are not meant to be kept in cages all day long!!! They need time to run and jump and be social! Please make sure to do plenty of research if you've never owned a bunny and aren't sure what to expect. Sprinkles, like any rabbit, will need a diet of high quality pellets, hay, and fresh greens daily. She would do best in a home with someone who will love her and consider her part of the family. If you'd like to meet Sprinkles, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Squeak and co
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  • Mouse
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Our Division Street shelter is currently caring for 16 domestic mice - found abandoned in a field in Lynden. These sweet little critters are available for adoption and need to be placed in same sex pairs or groups. -Can live with other mice: Yes! Female mice are social and can generally live together in a colony setting after proper introductions. -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. If interested, please contact adoptions@whatcomhumane.org View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Steve
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  • Boxer, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Steve! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, energetic, silly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 6+ and sturdy. Steve can be a bit jumpy. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - with a proper and slow introductions. Steve would likely be overwhelming for any shy or senior cats who prefer to be left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a PUPPY-TOLERANT dog after an initial introduction at the shelter and a prolonged introduction process in the home. -Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise 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! Puppies need lots of daily physical and mental enrichment. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Meet Steve - a super energetic pup looking for a place to settle into. Steve is still a puppy and could use some assistance in refining his manners and getting comfortable with new things. Steve will need a home where someone is present most of the time as puppies do not do well being left alone for long hours. Steve is an active pup and would fit into a home with someone who maintains an active lifestyle. If you would like to meet/adopt Steve, 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 »

Young, Male, Medium
Sylvie
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Sylvie! 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, confident -Can Live with Cats: Yes, she has lived with cats previously and may enjoy having another feline friend. -Can Live with Dogs: She has lived with dogs in the past but we are recommending a dog-free household this time to ensure this is not what was causing her to miss the litter box. -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids but may be okay with kids 8 years and up who are respectful of her space and body language. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, Sylvie has a history of missing the litter box. We are trying some different kinds of litter to see what she likes. -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Sylvie is looking for a lower traffic place to call home. She has had some issues using the litter box in her last home and here at the shelter. We have found a set up that she seems to like, although her new adopters may have to try a few different things once she gets home. Sylvie is very affectionate and is excited to snuggle up in a comfy home with her new family. If you'd like to meet her please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Tamarind
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Tamarind! 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: Rambunctious, intelligent -Can Live with Kids: We are recommending older kids (16 years plus) who have experience with dogs -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but may do okay with a very confident cat. Would likely be too overwhelming for any senior or shy cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes I would live well with a other active and playful dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to energy levels. -Potty Trained: appears to be. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes a 6 week puppy prep course will be required. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional Information: Tamarind is a young girl who is looking for a loving forever family that will be dedicated to continue her training. She is a bit frustrated being stuck in a kennel here at the shelter. Tamarind settles down quickly once she has something to do. Once she's had a nice long walk, treat puzzles have been a great way to help Tamarind settle and keep her mind occupied. She is required to be signed up for puppy prep classes, but further training would definitely be beneficial. She plays super well with other playful dogs in our playgroups. If you're interested in meeting/adopting Tamarind please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Tater Dot and Spud Pigenzie
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Tator Dot and Spud Pigenzie! 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: Tater Dot and Spud Pigenzie 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 Tater Dot and Spud Pigenzie, the first step is filling out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Toby
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Toby! 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, sweet -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Toby would likely do best in an adult only home, or at least one with older, respectful, dog-savvy kids/teens who can read/respect his body language and give him space when he needs it. At this time we're recommending ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Meet Toby! This pup has had a lot of uncertainties in life before coming to WHS. Originally found as a stray in Texas, he spent some time at a shelter down there before being transported up to a foster home in Washington some time in 2021/2022. He slipped his collar shortly thereafter and has apparently been on his own since then. He was found caught in a trap earlier this year and brought to WHS. Toby is understandably a little uncertain about life and will need a calm, quiet home where he can feel safe, loved, and cared for. This shy guy took a bit to warm up but has since made some new BFFs at the shelter and is now ready and eager to find a forever family of his own. Toby would thrive with a steady, predictable routine in a home with patient, calm adopters who can give him all the time he needs to adjust and feel comfortable in his new life. Once he adjusts, we know he'll make a wonderful lifelong companion for many years to come. View full description »

Adult, 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
Waffles and Sherbet
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Waffles and Sherbet! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy, but curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be our primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Yes, we are a bonded pair and are required to be adopted together! -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Waffles and Sherbet are a pair of male guinea pigs looking for their FOREVER home. They need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise and a diet consisting of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. These boys are on the shy side, so someone who could commit to daily social time would really help them out! If you'd like to meet these piggy boys, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Willow
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Willow! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, Goofy, Active -Can Live with Kids: Yes, should be fine with respectful kids of any age -Can Live with Cats: No history, but should be able to live with a confident cat after slow introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Willow would likely really enjoy having a canine companion to hangout with. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match! -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with proper daily exercise. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/microchip -Additional Information: Willow is an adorable, scruffy gal who's bouncy, sweet-natured, smart, and active! She is still a puppy and will need help learning her manners. Willow came to us as stray so we don't know much about her history. She has been cheerful and affectionate while in shelter and is more than ready to find her forever family! If Willow sounds like your type of pup, submit an application to come in and meet her! View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Woodie
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Woodie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Easy-going, active, loves treats, friendly, independent -Can Live with Kids: Yes, dog-savvy kids of any age -Can Live with Cats: Yes, has lived with cats in the past and did just fine. Introductions will need to be slow to ensure everyone gets along. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks! -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson (due to breed) -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, good to go. Woodie is a pretty chill guy who will likely adjust well to most homes. He has lived with cats and children in the past. He is dog reactive so a home without other dogs will be best for him. This sweet boy hasn't had much formal training, but he is treat-motivated and ready to learn some new tricks. Woodie's favorite things include: going on walks with his person, TREATS, and butt scratches. He would enjoy a nice comfy dog bed where he can chew on his toys and take midday naps. Like any dog, Woodie would benefit greatly from a routine and consistent training. If Woodie sounds like your perfect match, the first step toward adoption is filling out an application. Applications will then be reviewed to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Zeus
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  • Husky, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Zeus! 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, sweet -Can Live with Kids: Kids aged 6 years and up should be okay as long as they respect his space and body language. He has been around kids around 6 years old previously. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history. Would likely do best in a cat-free household but might be okay with a very confident, dog-savvy cat. -Can Live with Dogs: Zeus lived with a 3 year old female dog in his last home. He may be okay with a different dog friend pending an introduction here at the shelter. There is a note from the previous owner stating that they fought over food in the last home but there are not many details. Feeding dogs separately usually solves this problem in a home -Can do Apartment Living: Wouldn't recommend due to size and energy levels. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but highly recommended. -Energy Level: Moderate/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: -Additional Information: Zeus was surrendered to the shelter with his buddy when his previous owners had to move into a place that did not allow dogs. Zeus does have some arthritis in his joints and should be given glucosamine supplements along with any other vet recommendations. According to the previous owners Zeus enjoys going on long walks and then lounging around the house and snuggling. They did note that Zeus is crate trained, which is great because he does sometimes get into the trash when left alone. Please note that Zeus' name fits him well as he is a mighty dude who can pull a mighty lot so he will need an owner just as strong! If you'd like to meet/adopt Zeus please fill out an application to be reviewed! https://adoptkoda.my.canva.site/adopt-zeus-from-the-whatcom-humane-society View full description »

Adult, Male, 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.