ADOPT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Adoption Requirements

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

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

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

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

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

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

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

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

Hours of Adoption Services

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

Included in the Adoption Fee

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

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

Adult, Female, Large
Athena
Athena
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Athena! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy/skittish at first, affectionate once comfortable -Can Live with Cats: No, Athena does not like other cats -Can Live with Dogs: No, dogs are too scary -Can Live with Kids: No, Athena gets overstimulated easily and has a bite history -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, she has lived most of her life inside -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium/Low -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for details -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Possibly. Additional Information: Athena has been through a lot recently and can be very nervous and shy to new people, but once she feels safe, she opens up and does enjoy attention. She gets overstimulated with certain handling and will resort to using her claws and teeth to defend herself. For this reason, she'll need an adult only home, preferably as the only pet. She may need extra time to settle in to her new home, but lots of hidey holes and a calm environment should make it easier on her. If you'd like to meet with Athena, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Basil
Basil
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Basil! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, loving, purr-monster, moderately playful -Can Live with Cats: Yes! I'd love a kitty friend if you've got one or I have lots of friends here that need homes too! -Can Live with Dogs: No thank you. Doggies scare me. -Can Live with Kids: Sure, I'd love a little to play with. Aged 6+ that will give me time to adjust would be great. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, please. I've lived indoors my entire life. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip. Additional Information: I am a nice kitty looking for a family of my own to love. I'm having a bit of a hard time adjusting to life at the shelter (those barking dogs are crazy!), but I'm pretty relaxed and snuggly when I know I am safe and I'm comfortable with my surroundings. I am young and active and would love to have my very own scratching post and lots of toys. A cat friend to play with would be great too if you've got one! However my favorite thing is snuggling, so if you've got a warm lap, I'm your guy! If you'd like to meet me, visit the front desk to fill out an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Bernard
Bernard
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Bernard! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but curious -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: I was surrendered for being aggressive to my other male guinea pig roommate, but I could possibly live with another male if it's the right match. Introductions would need to be done very slowly and supervised. Would be perfectly happy being the only guinea pig in the home. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. I am on the shy side, so someone who could commit to daily social time would really help me out. If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Bonnie
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  • Quarterhorse

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

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

Hi, my name is Cricket! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: A little shy at first, but very affectionate, gentle, and loving -Can Live with Cats: Possibly with an older, mellow cat. Will need a slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: No. Cricket lived with dogs in her previous home and was very stressed by them. She will need a dog-free home. -Can Live with Kids: This senior lady is not interested in the ruckus that comes along with small children. She'd love an adult only home, or at least one with older, respectful, cat-savvy kids/teens. At this time we're recommending no kids under 14, pending an introduction at the shelter. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes. Cricket was surrendered for spraying in the house. However she was under a lot of stress with two large dogs in the home that she hid from. Living in a low-key, dog-free home will likely resolve these issues. She is using her litter box here at the shelter. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Cricket initially seems like a very shy kitty, but she is just fooling you! After she has a few minutes to warm up and she realizes she can trust you, she will purr her head off. Cricket is a sweet, snuggly senior lady that is overflowing with love. She loves attention and will press her forehead into you all day long for pets. Cricket would be a great match for a retired person/couple looking for a mellow cuddle buddy to spend their days with. If you'd like to meet Cricket, please visit the front desk to fill out an adoption application. View full description »

Senior, Female, Large
Fish
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Fish! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, loyal, smart -Can Live with Kids: Fish would do best in an adult-only home where his people can read/respect his signals. He can be mouthy when overexcited. -Can Live with Cats: Fish did well with the cat in his previous home, but had some issues adjusting to a new cat in his adopted home. He will need a cat-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: Fish might be able to live with just the right match-- a tolerant, mellow dog who can match his energy level and give him space would be best. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: No, this active, high energy dog would not do well in an apartment setting. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Depending on adopter experience, he may need to sign up for one private lesson. *Red Dog Consult required!* -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Fish is as typical GSD- smart, active, needs lots of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy. Fish had a hard time adjusting to the shelter environment but seems to be improving now that he's got the hang of things. Fish LOVES to play and can be mouthy when overexcited. An adopter who can read/respect his body language and keep him under threshold will be necessary. GSD/working breed experience highly recommended. Fish loves to play fetch and go for hikes. After he's had his activity for the day, he'd love to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix with you. Fish was adopted out once and returned for issues with the small animals in the home - for this reason, Fish will need a home without any small animals. View full description »

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

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

Young, Male, Large
Fran
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Fran! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy in shelter environment, but likely affectionate/social once comfortable -Can Live with Cats: No thanks, I did not get along with the cats in my previous home -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - I may do okay with a mellow, cat-friendly dog after a proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: Respectful cat-savvy kids ages 10+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: Unknown -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Fran showed up in someone's yard a few months ago looking for food. Her finder tried caring for her, but unfortunately Fran did not get along with the resident kitties so she was brought to the shelter. Fran is a little reserved here at WHS but enjoys pets and will likely be much more social/affectionate once she's settled into her new home. She would do best in a quieter home where she doesn't have to worry about too much commotion. A high quality diet and regular flea treatment will help her coat get back to tip top shape! If you'd like to meet Fran, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

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

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

Young, Male, Large
Huddie
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without catsSpecial Needs

Hi, my name is Huddie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Gentle, chill, affectionate, easygoing -Can Live with Cats: No, Huddie is FIV+ and needs to be the only kitty in his home. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, with slow, proper intro. A mellow, cat-savvy dog who will mostly leave him alone would be best. -Can Live with Kids: Calm, gentle, respectful kids should be okay. Huddie doesn't always have the patience for rowdy/rambunctious kiddos. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, due to FIV+ status -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a dental Additional Information: Huddie is a super sweet, mellow, older gentleman who enjoys the finer things in life, like lounging in the sunshine and headbutting his human. Huddie is very affectionate and loves to saunter around the room and check out his surroundings. Huddie would likely adapt well to most home environments, although we think he'd prefer a calmer home without tons of commotion. Huddie's perfect day includes snuggling on the couch watching Netflix, maybe stopping by the windowsill to check out the birds, and eating the occasional snack. Huddie has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus- similar to HIV in humans) and will need to be indoor only for the rest of his life to avoid passing it along to any other cats. He will also need regular veterinary visits to be sure he's feeling his best, and that any minor health issues that arise are caught and treated proactively. FIV+ kitties can live long, happy, healthy lives, and have a ton of love to give! If Huddie sounds like the guy for you, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

Senior, 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-Saturday Noon-5pm with no appointment necessary to walk through the available cat kennels. You are also welcome to contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext 0. or email adoptions@whatcomhumane.org for information on the availability of kittens prior to your visit. Thank you! View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Koda
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  • Hound, Mixed

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

Adult, Male, Large
Leroy
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Leroy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: HIGH ENERGY, active, playful, friendly, goofy, a big ole puppy -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy kids ages 8+ (up to counselor's discretion). I'm big and rude and will likely knock small children over. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but at this time we are recommending no cats be in the home - I will likely chase/overwhelm them. -Can Live with Dogs: No, I'm a bit rude and likely overwhelming to other dogs. I would benefit greatly from socialization with other dogs in a controlled environment (ie. under the supervision of a trainer). I am NOT a dog who can go to dog parks or breweries/restaurants frequented by other dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I'm way too much dog for an apartment. I would do best in a home with a big fenced yard. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter / MC Additional Information: Leroy is a big sweetheart who needs a little help working on his manners. Though he appears to be full grown, Leroy is actually only 8 months old and is still very much learning what it takes to be a good boy. Leroy's perfect match would be an active person/family who has plenty of time and patience to dedicate to his training. It should be noted that German Shepherds are WORKING DOGS - this means they are very intelligent and need lots of exercise AND mental stimulation. If you're looking for a low energy canine companion who is happy with one or two short walks a day, Leroy is NOT the dog for you! If you're an avid outdoor enthusiast who goes on lots of hikes, runs, swims, etc... you may have found your new companion! If you'd like to meet Leroy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before reaching out to schedule an introduction. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Little! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but affectionate, talkative -Can Live with Cats: I have lived with other cats previously, so should be okay with a proper introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs please, too scary. -Can Live with Kids: Respectful teenagers (13+ years) -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, I have had litterbox issued in my previous home and here at the shelter. We are working to find the best litter and litter box type for me. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a rabies vaccine. Additional Information: I am a nervous girl who will need some time to adjust to my new home. To make the transition easier, a nice quiet corner with a comfy bed I can call my own would definitely help. Being the only child also sounds like a good idea, although I may get along with another quiet kitty. Once I adjust to my new home, I'll be ready to enjoy some cheek scratches and will talk your ear off! Note: Little is currently staying in the WHS Admin offices and while it's taken some time for her to settle in, she has started to really appreciate all the different comfortable spaces she can claim as her own. She'd thrive in a home where she can have the space to hide when she feels like it and ask for pets when she wants them. She is the queen of hide and seek so don't be surprised if you find her in a random corner or under your laundry. If she can hide in or under it, she will! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Lucy and Henry
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  • Flemish Giant, Lop Eared, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Lucy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, gentle -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first bun, we recommend doing research before adopting! -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Lucy is required to go home with Henry. Any other rabbit would need to be properly introduced. -Litter box trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: We need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Our diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. Lucy and Henry are a bonded pair of sweet, social rabbits. They required to go home together. Adoption fee is $80 for the both of them. If you'd like to meet them, please fill out an application! View full description »

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

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

Young, Female, Large
Melanie
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  • Siberian Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Melanie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, goofy, affectionate, fun loving -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history- Melanie seems like she could live with kids, but is admittedly very jumpy, especially when excited. She could easily overwhelm small kiddos. At this time we're recommending strong, sturdy kids aged 12+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but not recommended- high prey drive is common in this breed. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes- Melanie has tested really well with other dogs at the shelter and would likely enjoy another active canine companion to romp around with! -Can do Apartment Living: No, Melanie's energy level, activity needs, lovely singing voice, and strong desire to spend her time outdoors makes her not well suited for apartment living. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Melanie is a silly, spunky, playful goofball who is TONS OF FUN! Full of energy, this lady will need LOTS of exercise, playtime, and mental stimulation to be happy (and stay out of trouble!) Melanie would make an awesome adventure buddy for someone who spends their days hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, etc. She MUCH prefers to be outside-- spends most of her time in the back/outside portion of her kennel at the shelter. She would not do well cooped up inside all day; a home with a large fenced yard would be ideal (although not required). Melanie is an AWESOME dog who will make a 10/10 partner in crime for some lucky adopter. If you think that could be you, submit an application to see if it's a match! Awooooooooooo! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Mirajane
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Mirajane! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loyal, sweet, shy girl looking for my emotional support human! -Can Live with Cats: Yes, I've lived with cats previously. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly a mellow, calm, older dog who will give me space. -Can Live with Kids: Older, respectful kids only (teenagers and up please). -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes as I am very timid and skittish. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, I've had a history of spraying in my previous home. A quiet, low-stress home will reduce the likelihood from this happening in the future. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, I'm all ready! Additional Information: I'm what some might call a velcro kitty: I love my humans and lean on them for support in life. I'm a nervous and anxious girl who has a hard time with change. When I'm stressed, I might want to hide but I really just want to curl up next to you for some reassurance. Being next to my humans gives me confidence and helps me know everything will be okay. I enjoy chin rubs and can show you a great butt elevator with some back scritches! Since new situations can be scary to me, I will need some patience to adjust and would do best in a low-traffic, quiet home. If I sound like a good fit, ask the front desk for an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Nelson
Nelson
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Nelson! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Smart, active, adventurous -Can Live with Kids: Strong, sturdy, older kids/teens should be okay pending an intro at the shelter. At this time we're recommending kids 14+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Nelson struggles with reactivity toward other dogs, but during dog/dog tests outdoors, has proved to be much more receptive to interaction. He is selective, and won't consider every dog a friend. He appears to prefer social female dogs over rowdy males. While not every dog is going to be a match for Nelson, it's possible he could live with just the right one after a slow/proper introduction. Please speak with an adoption counselor with any questions. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to size/energy level/activity needs, but could be possible with the right person/lifestyle. Speak with an adoption counselor with any questions. -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: No -Additional Information: Nelson is an ACTIVE dog who needs to use his brain! Along with plenty of physical exercise, he needs to be enriched mentally in order to succeed in his new home and be the best boy he can be. Nelson LOVES food puzzles (frozen Kongs, treat feeders, Kong Wobblers, etc) and utilizing these tools really helps him settle down and refocus. Nelson is experiencing high levels of kennel stress in the shelter environment, and will likely be much more relaxed once decompressed/settled in his new home environment. An active family will be necessary for this high energy guy, and consistent/continued training will go a long way in his overall quality of life. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Onyx
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  • English Coonhound, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Onyx! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Bold, adventurous, inquisitive, vocal 🙂 -Can Live with Kids: No, Onyx is a little "ruff" around the edges and could easily overwhelm young kiddos. And although we haven't seen any indication of this here at WHS, his previous owner reported possible resource guarding. To avoid any potential accidents, we'll be requiring Onyx to go to an adult-only home. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: He does not seem very interested in other dogs, but could possibly tolerate living with another who has a similar personality. Introductions will be done here at WHS. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Hounds are typically not well suited for apartment living and Onyx is no exception. This active, high energy, vocal boy needs lots of room to roam and explore. A home with a large fenced yard would be ideal! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Onyx was part of a large number of dogs transported to the PNW by a Texas rescue group. Without much information given on Onyx's history, personality, behavior, training, etc, the adopters got him home and realized he was not a good fit for their home. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to contact the original rescue, the adopters decided to surrender Onyx to WHS. Onyx is friendly and tons of fun, but clearly has not been given much (if any) training. He can be a little pushy/demanding at times and needs an adopter who can work on impulse control and basic manners. A typical hound, he is food motivated, loves to explore, and has quite the lovely singing voice! His ideal home has access to a large fenced property where he can roam freely and sniff around the yard to his heart's content. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Oreo & Tiger
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Oreo & Tiger! Here's more about us: -Personality: Shy, sweet -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be our primary caretaker. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other guinea pigs: We are required to go home together but we may be able to go to a home with other female guinea pigs as well. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: We need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise and our diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. We are both a little skittish, but warm up quickly and can definitely become more social if we have consistent, daily handling. Oreo and Tiger are required to go home together. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Peggy
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  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Peggy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, affectionate, independent, a little rough around the edges 🙂 -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 16+ (due to my rough play/mouthy behavior) -Can Live with Cats: No thanks, I would likely be overwhelming to cats -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, I'd prefer being the only dog in the home. This may change pending further testing. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I'm too much dog for an apartment -Potty Trained: It appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and MC -Additional Information: Peggy is an affectionate pup who loves attention from her people. She came to us as a stray, so we unfortunately have no information regarding her history. It seems she likely had a bit of a rough life based on her physical condition when she came in - she was dirty, scabby, and it appears she's had at least one litter of puppies. We're hopeful that Peggy's perfect match will come in and give her the life she deserves! Miss Peggy is in need of some consistency - she would benefit greatly from positive reinforcement training, a routine, and a person/family who can return the love she gives. Peggy can be a bit mouthy when she gets excited and is still working on her leash manners. She would likely get overwhelmed in busy settings (ie. breweries, restaurants, busy hiking trails) and is best suited for a low-key home that doesn't have too much going on. If you'd like to meet Peggy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before setting up an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Pete and Tonto
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  • Paint / Pinto
  • Vaccinations up to date

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

Senior, Male, Large
Pierogi
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Pierogi! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, goofy, intelligent, adventure buddy! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy dog-savvy kids ages 12+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but would likely chase cats. May do okay with a young confident cat, but would not be a good match with any shy or senior cats who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a young playful dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter. I would not be a good match for selective or senior dogs who prefer being left alone. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I would do best in a home with a fenced yard -Potty Trained: It appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a basic obedience course -Energy Level: HIGH!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Pierogi is an active boy looking for an active person/family who will take him on lots of adventures! He's only 11 months old and still very much a puppy - he's in need of some consistent training to help him become a well-rounded adult dog. Pierogi came in as a stray so we unfortunately don't have much information regarding his past, but it seems to us he may not have gotten the attention he needed in his previous home. He can be a little jumpy/mouthy when he's overly excited and will need someone who can handle these behaviors and work with him to correct them. Pierogi absolutely loves people and is eager to please, so we're hopeful he'll respond well to training. If you'd like to meet this big ball of fluff, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before reaching out to set up 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
River
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  • Golden Retriever, Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is River! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, active, playful, adventurous -Can Live with Kids: River did well with the older children in her previous home, although she can be pretty jumpy and overexcitable. We think she'd do best with sturdy, dog-savvy kids aged 8+ -Can Live with Cats: River lived with cats in her previous home, although she did like to chase them from time to time. She may do okay with a very confident cat who can stand their ground. She will need SLOW, SUPERVISED introductions to any new cats to ensure they get along. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, so long as they match her energy level and play style! River was surrendered to the shelter for being too rough with the small/senior dogs in the home. Another dog of similar size that loves romping around should be okay! -Can do Apartment Living: River is accustomed to a large home with free access to a fenced yard w/ a doggie door, so apartment life would be a BIG adjustment for her. Her size, energy level, and activity needs make her not well suited for apartment life. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -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: Yes- spay -Additional Information: River is a sweet, young pup with a good foundation of basics and TONS of potential to be an awesome lifelong adventure buddy for an active adopter. River loves pets, attention, and chewing on treats/toys. Big fan of a squeaky tennis ball. River could use some improvement with basic manners/not jumping up, but nothing abnormal/unusual for her age/breed- she is just a big puppy, afterall! View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Sadie
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Norwegian Elkhound, Mixed
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Sadie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: HIGH ENERGY, active, playful, independent, intelligent -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 16+ (no young children - I am jumpy/mouthy and sensitive to some handling) -Can Live with Cats: No, I have a history of chasing cats (common for my breed) -Can Live with Dogs: No, I was surrendered for not getting along with the female dog in my previous home. I'd prefer to be the "only child" who gets all of your attention! I should NOT go to dog parks. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I am much too active and might be a bit vocal when left alone -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 - 3 private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: High high HIGH!!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC Additional Information: Sadie is a high energy pup looking for an active person/family able to keep up with her! She is always on the go-go-go and would do best in a home where her person is present more often than not - otherwise, she is going to become very bored and potentially destructive. Sadie hasn't had any formal training, but we think she would benefit greatly from some consistency and a routine. Luckily she's smart and food-motivated, which should make training a lot easier. German shepherd experience is not required for adoption, but we are requiring previous dog experience (experience with high energy breeds/working dogs is a plus!). View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Sesame
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Sesame! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Silly, playful, active, friendly -Can Live with Kids: Strong, sturdy, dog-savvy kids aged 12+ should be okay- Sesame is pretty rough and jumpy, especially in play. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history- will very likely chase. Cat-free home preferred, but not absolutely required-- speak with an adoption counselor with any questions. -Can Live with Dogs: Currently not known; WHS staff will be doing an evaluation soon. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, puppy course -Energy Level: Medium/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/microchip Additional Information: Sesame is a friendly, happy-go-lucky pup who's very much in her naughty teenage stage 🙂 She's super people-oriented, silly, and affectionate, but needs some help in the manners department. She LOVES food and toys which will go a long way in her training! Sesame loves to play and thinks everything's a toy- including your shoes, the garbage can, or anything else left out and within her reach. She will make a great adventure buddy for an active family. With a little time, training, and TLC, Sesame is going to be a wonderful lifelong companion for the right person! If that sounds like you, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Shadow
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  • Rex

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

Young, Male, Small
Sherlock
Sherlock
  • American

Hi, my name is Sherlock! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, curious -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first rabbit we recommend doing research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Yes he could possibly live with another rabbit as long as they are properly introduced. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter and microchip -Additional information: I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. I am a sweet bunny who is curious, playful and ready to find my forever home. If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Simon
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Simon! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, quiet -Can Live with Cats: Potentially yes as long as they are properly introduced. -Can Live with Dogs: No, dogs would likely be too stressful for him. -Can Live with Kids: No, Simon would like to live in an adult only home. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter. Additional Information: Simon is a quiet, shy guy looking for a mellow home where he can spend his days sneaking around exploring closets and cupboards. Loud noises are very overwhelming for him, and unfortunately the shelter environment can be full of commotion at times. So right now his favorite place is his hidey bed where he can decompress and get some quiet. Someone who has experience with shy cats would be really beneficial for Simon. He is going to take a long time to adjust to a new home so giving him plenty of space and time is going to be the key to Simon's heart. If you'd like to meet this guy, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Sunny and Snowball
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  • Guinea Pig

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

Adult, Male, Medium
Toffee
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  • American

Hi, my name is Toffee ! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Hesitant at first, but warms up. Curious. -Can live with kids: Yes, but not as my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required, but if this is your first rabbit we recommend doing research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate, has been easy to handle. -Can live with other rabbits: Most likely, with a proper introduction. -Litter box trained: No. -Bite History: None at WHS. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, she is good to go home! Additional information: Toffee was a stray rabbit that came into WHS. She will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Her diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet Toffee, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

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

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

Young, Male, Medium
Tula
Tula
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Mixed

Hi, my name is Tula! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, sweet, still learning! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, respectful kids of any age -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - could potentially live with a confident cat after a very slow introduction. I would likely be overwhelming for any shy or senior cats who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, after an initial introduction here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a six week puppy course -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC Additional Information: Tula is a sweet girl looking for a dedicated person/family to be hers forever! She was surrendered to us because taking care of her required too much time and attention. Her new owners should have realistic expectations and be prepared to take on the responsibilities that come along with adopting a puppy. Tula would do best in a home where someone is present more often than not, as puppies don't do well being left alone long hours. She will need someone willing to work on her training and socialization to ensure she becomes the best dog she can be! If you'd like to meet Tula, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before setting up an introduction. View full description »

Baby, Female, Large

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Rylee (Bella)

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

Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

A Friend for My Dog

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

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

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

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

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