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 can be submitted online or may be downloaded (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) below.

Working Cat Program

Are you interested in a working cat for your barn or warehouse?  Find out more details of our Working Cat Program here!

Hours of Adoption Services

Animal adoption kennels
Tuesday thru Saturday noon – 5pm
(Dog adoption introductions by appointment only)

Closed To The Public
Sundays, Mondays, & Major Holidays

Bringing Home a New Pet?

It’s exciting when it’s finally time to bring home a new family member!  We want to ensure you are prepared with a list of basics your new pet will need in their new home.  If possible, please consider having these items ready before bringing your new pet home:

 

Looking to adopt?

Cat Adoption Application & Fees
Cat Adoption Application  
 
  • Kittens (under 6 months of age): $150.00
  • Two Kittens (under 6 months) Adopted Same Day: $250.00
  • Young Adult Cats (6 months – 4 years):  $125.00
  • Adult Cats (4 years – 8 years):  $75.00
  • Senior Cats (8+ years) & Special Needs Cats:  $30.00
  • Hero Cats“:  $150.00 – TBD

Hero Cats” are identified by WHS staff and may have a higher adoption fee.  These “hero cats” may be purebred, popular breeds or highly sought after for a variety of reasons.  These cats are considered “heroes” because the higher adoption fee associated with these special felines help support ongoing animal care and veterinary programs in our domestic animal shelter.

Resources:
Dog Adoption Application & Fees
  • Puppies (under 11 months of age):  $275.00
  • Young Adult Dogs (11 months – 4 years): $200.00
  • Adult Dogs (4 years – 8 years): $150.00
  • Senior Dogs (8+ years) & Special Needs Dogs:  $85.00
  • “Hero Dogs”:  $275.00 – TBD

Hero Dogs” are identified by WHS staff and may have a higher adoption fee.  These “hero dogs” may be purebred, popular mixed breeds or highly sought after for a variety of reasons.  These dogs are considered “heroes” because the higher adoption fees associated with these special dogs help support ongoing animal care and veterinary programs in our domestic animal shelter.

Resources:
Small Furries Adoption Application & Fees

 

Prices vary depending on the size and species of animal.  Please contact WHS Customer Service for more information.

Bird Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

Horse Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

Barnyard Adoption Application & Fees
Other Animal Adoption Application & Fees
 Prices vary depending on the size and species of animal.  Please contact WHS Customer Service for more information.

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

Animal adoption kennels
Tuesday thru Saturday noon – 5pm
(Dog adoption introductions by appointment only)

Closed To The Public
Sundays, Mondays, & 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)
  • Collar & Leash for Dogs or Collar & Cardboard Carrier for Cats
  • Certificate for Complimentary Health Exam w/ Participating local Veterinarian
  • Reference Material on Pet Care & Training
Abby
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  • Goat

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

Adult, Female, Large
Alice
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Alice! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Happy go lucky, loves people, intelligent -Can Live with Kids: Alice in as a stray so we don't have a history on how she does with children. She has been very easy going at the shelter however, so we think she should do well with kids. As always we would err on the side of caution especially with younger kids. -Can Live with Cats: Possibly, she would need a slow, supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly with the right dog, she can be a bit timid with some but seems to warm up quickly. Introductions will be done here at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Alice is a high energy dog who would likely not do well in an apartment setting. -Potty Trained: Seems to be! -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but always recommended! -Energy Level: High!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes I need a spay before heading home. -Additional Information: Alice is a sweet girl who has adjusted to the shelter environment very well. She is happy to meet strangers, and loves some good belly rubs. Since Alice came to us as a stray we don't have any history on how she does with kids or cats, but it is likely she could live with both successfully as she has been pretty easy going all around. Her breed does have a lot of energy so she will need plenty of daily exercise. She would love to spend the day going on hikes, long walks around the block, or playing fetch in the yard. It's always nice to end the day working on a food puzzle or chewing on a pig ear. After all of that, Alice may even want to snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie! If you think Alice might be the dog for you, please fill out an application to be reviewed. View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Atlas
AtlasAtlas
  • American

Hi, my name is Atlas! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, confident, 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 plenty of research before adopting! -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Possibly. Any other rabbits would need to have an introduction here at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter. -Additional information: Atlas is one of four domestic rabbits found running around Ferndale and came into WHS as strays. He will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise and a diet of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Bedhead
BedheadBedhead
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Bedhead. Here's more about me: -Personality: Shy, but curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Yes -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, Female, Small
Bonnie
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  • Quarterhorse

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

Adult, Female, Large
Bubba
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  • Husky, Boxer, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Bubba! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: High energy, adventure buddy, goofy, exuberant -Can Live with Kids: Dog-savvy kids ages 8+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but not recommended. I would likely be overwhelming for most cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a tolerant dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson -Energy Level: Very HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Bubba is an energetic boy who would do best in an ACTIVE household where he will get to go on lots of adventures. If you're looking for the calm couch potato type, Bubba is NOT the dog for you! This diamond in the rough hasn't had much training and needs someone willing to put in the time/effort to get him up to speed. Bubba is friendly and affectionate and will likely make a wonderful companion once he's had a little training. He's a bit of an escape artist and should never be left unattended outside. If you'd like to meet Bubba to see if he's your perfect match, 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, Male, Medium
Cherry
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Cherry! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Timid at first, affectionate, chatty -Can Live with Cats: Possibly, with proper introductions -Can Live with Dogs: Dogs would likely be too scary for her -Can Live with Kids: Calm, cat-savvy teenaged kids ok -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, due to her skittishness -History of Litter Box Issues: She had some accidents when she first came to the shelter, but this was likely due to her having urinary crystals. With diet management, she's feeling better and has used her box consistently in the last few weeks. -Energy Level: Med -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Cherry is a sweet, affectionate cat who is just nervous in the shelter environment. She can be shy at first and is skittish of loud sound and commotion, but we think that she will open up and gain confidence once she's settled into her new home. She's looking for a low-key household where she can get lots of love and gentle pets. Her new family will need to be prepared to help her manage her urinary issues with special diet food and veterinary care. If you'd like to meet with Cherry, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Dahlia
Dahlia
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Dahlia! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy (at first), affectionate, talkative, snuggly -Can Live with Cats: Possibly with slow, supervised intro -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly an older, calm dog that won't chase -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 10+ who will give her space when she needs it -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, she's ready to go Additional Information: Dahlia is a sweet kitty who is a little shy here at the shelter. She came to WHS after her owner passed away, so she's still a little uncertain about what's going on. However it doesn't take Dahlia long to warm up and start rubbing her cheeks against your hand. Dahlia would do best in a quiet, low-traffic home where she will be given the time and patience she needs to adjust to her new surroundings. We expect that she will be a great lap cat and a cuddly companion. To meet with Dahlia, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Daisy
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  • Finch

Hi, my name is Daisy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Chatty, active, independent -Lifespan: 3 - 5 years -Experienced Bird Home: Yes, I will need to go to a home that already has finches -Can Live With Other Birds: Yes, it is required I go to a home with other finches. We are naturally flock birds. -Additional Information: Daisy the zebra finch is looking for her flock! This poor girl has been on her own far too long and is in need of some feathered friends to keep her company. If you already have zebra finches and are looking to add another, please submit an application to adopt Daisy! View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Daisy
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  • Bluetick Coonhound, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Daisy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, curious, clever, food-motivated, friendly, a little timid -Can Live with Kids: No, Daisy was surrendered to the shelter for not doing well with the young kids in her home. -Can Live with Cats: No, Daisy has a high prey drive and needs a cat-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: *UPDATE AFTER DOG/DOG* -Can do Apartment Living: No, d/t breed/energy level/activity needs. Hounds need lots of room to roam! -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: Yes- spay/microchip -Additional Information: Daisy is a young Hound who does not appear to have had much in the way of training/structure in her previous life. She can be skittish with new people, easily overwhelmed, and would do best in a clam household without tons of visitors/loud parties/etc. A rural home with lots of fenced acreage to explore would be great!! She'll need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to succeed (and stay our of trouble!) Daisy is highly food motivated, can teeter toward demand behaviors if not careful (demand barking, jumping, etc) Would do best with a dog-savvy adopter who has the time, experience, patience, and resources to help her become the best dog she can be! *Hound experience STRONGLY recommended* View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Geode! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, exuberant, big puppy energy -Can Live with Kids: Dog-savvy kids ages 12+ (I am jumpy and don't know my own strength!) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - I would likely overwhelm any shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I could potentially live with another playful dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Ideally no, I would do best in a home with a fenced yard -Potty Trained: Appears so! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No! I am already neutered and ready to go home! -Additional Information: Geode is a happy-go-lucky boy with LOTS of energy! His ideal person is someone who goes on lots of adventures and wants to take him along. Geode came to us as a stray, so we unfortunately don't have much information regarding his history. What we do know is that he loves people, treats, and playing with his toys. This sweet boy would do best with someone who has the time necessary to dedicate to his training. Though no longer a puppy, Geode certainly acts like one and would benefit greatly from consistency and a routine. If you'd like to meet Geode, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure they're a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
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
Hennessey
Hennessey
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Hennessey! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Exuberant, playful, affectionate, boisterous -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Older, dog-savvy kids/teens should be okay, pending an intro at the shelter. At this time we're recommending ages 12+ -Can Live with Cats: No, Hennessey was too rough with the cat in previous home. -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially with just the right match. Hennessey doesn't have the best social skills and often greets other dogs pretty rudely. Another high energy dog that can tolerate rude puppy play might be okay, pending an intro at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended. Strange people/noises, tight hallways, and elevators may prove to be a high stressor for Hennessey. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal! -Potty Trained: Not quite. With a consistent routine, she should catch on quickly! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes- spay/microchip Additional Information: Hennessey is an exuberant young pup who unfortunately was not provided with adequate care throughout much of her formative months. She is vey human social and eager for attention/interaction, but doesn't always know how to ask for it appropriately (jumps up) but with a steady, predictable routine and consistent training, she should catch on to what's expected of her in no time! Hennessey would do great with a patient, dog-savvy adopter who can let her explore new things at her own pace. Someone who is home more often than not, especially in the first few weeks, would be ideal while Hennessey adjusts. Once she knows she's safe and loved, Hennessey is going to make 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, Medium
Isaac
IsaacIsaac
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Prefers home without dogsSpecial Needs

Hi, my name is Isaac! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, sensitive, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Isaac is FIV+ and should only live with another cat with FIV, after a proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Dogs would likely be too scary for him -Can Live with Kids: Older teenaged kids ok -Needs Indoor Only Home: Isaac has FIV and must be an inside only cat, no exceptions -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Isaac was very shut down and scared when he first came to the shelter, but with patience and encouragement, he's opened up and decided he loves to love! He can still be pretty shy at first, but once he feels safe with you, he gives big headbutts and might even crawl up into your lap. He's looking for a low-key home without too much activity and with calm roommates. Isaac is FIV+, so he will need to be an indoor only cat. If you'd like to meet with Isaac, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
John, Paul, George, and Ringo
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  • Mouse

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

Young, Male, Small
Kiki
KikiKiki
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Kiki ! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, friendly once comfortable. -Can Live with Cats: No, Kiki would like to be the only cat in your home. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Kiki would like to go into a home with no dogs. -Can Live with Kids: Teenage +, Kiki would prefer to go into a quieter/lower traffic home; maybe even adult only! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, this older gal is required to go into an indoor only home. -History of Litter Box Issues: None in her previous home - Kiki has had a hard time adjusting in the shelter and we are still monitoring her litter usage here. With a comfortable environment, we believe this issue will be resolved. -Energy Level: Low/chill/mellow. -Bite History: None. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a rabies vaccine and I will be good to go! Additional Information: Kiki is an older gal looking for her FOREVER home. Don't be deterred by her grump face - once she is comfortable, she is affectionate and talkative. She will yowl her way into your heart if you let her 😉 Kiki would love to go into a quieter home with minimal foot traffic to live out her golden years. She may take a bit longer to adjust into your home, as new environments can be quite scary, but a little patience will go a long way. Kiki does have some handling sensitivities and would like to be the one to come to you. If you would like to meet Kiki, please fill out an application with the front desk. View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Kiska
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  • American Bulldog, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Kiska! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, goofy, still working on my manners! -Can Live with Kids: Respectful kids ages 12+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but at this time we are recommending NO CATS -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a playful and TOLERANT dog pending an initial introduction here at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I have way too much energy for an apartment -Potty Trained: "Sort of" according to previous owner -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 spay/MC -Additional Information: Kiska is an energetic pup looking for an active person who can keep up with her. So if you're looking for an adventure companion, she might be the dog for you! Kiska is a silly girl who is a bit rough around the edges and in need of someone who can be patient with her as she learns how to navigate the world. She would benefit greatly from stability, a routine, and CONSISTENT positive-reinforcement based training. Kiska is going to need plenty of healthy outlets for her energy, otherwise she is likely to channel it into something destructive. She also has some skin sensitivities which will require a special diet and regular grooming to keep her happy and healthy. If you'd like to meet Kiska, 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 »

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

During kitten season (approximately April through October) kittens under six months of age come and go so quickly we often do not have a chance to post them online! If you are wondering about the availability of kittens under six months old, please visit our facility Tuesday-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
Lincoln
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Lincoln! 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 would love to be paired with another male guinea pig. Introductions are done here at WHS. -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
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
Margaret
MargaretMargaret
  • Terrier
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Margaret! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful and sweet but a little anxious. -Can Live with Kids: Older teens who are dog savvy and respect my body language may be okay! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with how she does with cats. Would need a slow, supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly! I seem to enjoy being around other dogs but I can be protective of my toys, so my new family would need to be experienced with resource guarding. Introductions will be done here at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: I could live in an apartment but please keep in mind I can be a bit loud when left alone! -Potty Trained: Seems to be but will likely need a little help. -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No but always highly recommended. -Energy Level: Moderate -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional Information: Margaret is a sweet girl who arrived at the shelter as a stray all by herself. We don't know anything about her history but we do know she loves to meet new people! She also really loves her toys but might have some issues with resource guarding them. Due to this we are recommending no young kids, and it would also be beneficial for her new family to be experienced with resource guarding. We have also noticed she gets a little upset when left alone and will howl until you come back, so she may have a bit of separation anxiety. When she's with her people she loves to follow you around and nudge your hand for pets. With the proper training and plenty of love we are sure she can work through her quirks and will be a great best friend! Margaret would also like her adopter to be aware that she has some funky teeth that will need regular cleaning to keep them healthy. If you're interested in meeting Margaret, please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Midnight
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  • Tuxedo
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Midnight! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, purr-monster, shy -Can Live with Cats: Likely, but Midnight would prefer to be the only child -Can Live with Dogs: No, too scary for her -Can Live with Kids: Cat savvy kids 10+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes-- ask staff, but no incidents recorded at WHS -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a rabies and a microchip Additional Information: Midnight is a shy girl with a loud purr! Her motor starts immediately when you approach her. Take your time and Midnight will approach you with eager love. She is pretty nervous with fast movement and loud noises so she would really appreciate a low traffic home with lots of hidey corners to call her own. Midnight is super affectionate once she gets to know you, if you would like to give her a chance, fill out an application at the front desk to meet her in her kennel! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Missy
MissyMissy
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Missy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, exuberant, playful, still working on my manners -Can Live with Kids: Dog-savvy kids ages 12+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: No, due to potential for prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: No, I will need to be the only dog in the home. I AM NOT A DOG PARK CANDIDATE. -Can do Apartment Living: No, due to dog reactivity -Potty Trained: Appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 - 3 private lessons (depending on adopter experience) -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC -Additional Information: Missy came to us as a stray who was abandoned by her owners. She was kept outside for most of her life and is more than ready to find a loving forever home where she can finally be part of the family. Missy is a sweet girl who loves people and getting lots of scritches! Though she lacks some manners, she is eager to please and will likely do well with training. This pretty lady is strong and sometimes pulls hard on the leash when she gets distracted - she will need someone who is able to handle her strength. Missy is undersocialized when it comes to other dogs and will need to be the only dog in the home. She is not a dog who can go to dog parks or busy areas (ie. restaurants, breweries, etc). If you'd like to meet this happy pup, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Mocha
MochaMocha
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Mocha! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, independent, sweet, active, acrobatic -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Kids: Yes, cat-savvy kids ages 6+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required but recommended -History of Litter Box Issues: Unknown, but I have been using my litter box while here at the shelter -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC Additional Information: Mocha is a social kitty who will likely adjust well to most homes. She is an active cat who loves to explore. Beware - she WILL climb on your shelves, tables, etc. - so make sure she has plenty of perches and cat trees! Mocha is affectionate, loves people, but is also able to keep herself occupied. If you'd like to meet Mocha, the first step is filling out an adoption application View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Mr. Pickles
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Mr. Pickles! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Big ol' hunk of love, gentle and sensitive -Can Live with Cats: No, I did not enjoy living with cats in my previous home -Can Live with Dogs: No, I did not enjoy living with dogs in my previous home -Can Live with Kids: Teenagers and older. I did not do well with young kids in my previous home -Needs Indoor Only Home: Recommended but did go outdoors in previous home -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low/medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: I'm a sensitive, kind-hearted boy who has been dealt a tough deck in life. I've been moved from home to home due to no fault of my own. Because of this, I take a little longer to warm up and can be nervous in new situations. I promise I will warm up and show my affectionate true self but will just need a little time. I do also need to be the only-child (no other pets or human children). If you are looking for a couch potato to be your buddy in your quiet home, please ask the front desk to meet me! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Oscar
OscarOscar
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Oscar! 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 bullied by 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. GUINEA PIGS SHOULD NOT LIVE ALONE -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
Pele
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  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Pele! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, confident, 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 plenty of research before adopting! -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Yes, I would love to go home with Everest, or even Atlas and Smokey! Any other rabbits would need to have an introduction here at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay. -Additional information: Pele, Everest, Smokey, and Atlas were found altogether running around outside as strays. They are now looking for their forever homes! They will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Pete and Tonto
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  • Paint / Pinto
  • Vaccinations up to date

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

Senior, Male, Large
Phoenix
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  • Siberian Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Phoenix! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, intelligent -Can Live with Kids: No, I would like to be in an adult only home! -Can Live with Cats: No, I have a very high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: I would prefer to be the only dog in the home since I can be protective over food and toys. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No but I can get nippy when too excited. -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes one private lesson required. -Energy Level: HIGH!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a microchip. -Additional Information: Calling all husky lovers! Phoenix is an exuberant young guy who has a strong husky personality. He is extremely smart and loves to use his nose. As any typical husky would be, he is also extremely energetic and will need plenty of daily exercise. Phoenix would love to spend his days taking long hikes in the backwoods or chasing frisbees in the yard, and then settling down with a puzzle or a nice bully stick. Phoenix is also excited about learning new tricks and getting better at the ones he already knows. He can sit, shake, speak, lie down, and even spin for you! All of this intelligence does come with a bit of anxiety and frustration at times, so Phoenix would like it if his new owners had experience with his breed to ensure he gets off on the right paw. He does tend to get a bit rough when over excited and can nip at clothes. Something else to consider about Phoenix is if he is not kept busy he tends to sneak into the trashes and look for scraps. Thankfully he is already kennel trained, so with the appropriate physical and mental stimulation he should be okay to be crated for a couple hours at time! If you think you have the right home and the energy to take on a husky like Phoenix please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Porsche
Porsche
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Porsche! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first but easily persuaded with cheek rubs -Can Live with Cats: I would like to go to a home with no other cats! -Can Live with Dogs: I could possibly live with a smaller, quiet, cat-friendly dog. -Can Live with Kids: Older, quieter kids may be okay as long as they respect my body language! (13 years plus) -Needs Indoor Only Home: Highly recommended. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, Porsche was surrendered to the shelter for inappropriate urination. However we believe this was due to having an improper litter box setup in her previous home. She has successfully used the litter box while here at the shelter! -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay. Additional Information: Porsche is a sweet older gal who is looking for a cozy place to call her forever home. She would love to spend the day cuddling on the couch watching movies and getting cheek scratches. Loud noises can be quite frightening for her, so she would like a low traffic home with no rambunctious dogs or kids. In her previous home, Porsche was having some issues using the litterbox. However, it seems as though they were expecting her to "ask" to go outside to potty, which just doesn't work for most cats. She has successfully used the litter box here at the shelter, and we also had the vet run some tests to rule out any medical problems. If you think Porsche may be the cat for you, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
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
Pumpkin and Pocus
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, our names are Pumpkin and Pocus! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy/under-socialized, nervous, still learning to trust! -Can Live with Cats: We are a bonded pair and required to go home together. -Can Live with Dogs: Dogs are too scary for us -Can Live with Kids: Due to handling sensitivities, we will need a home with older teenagers 15+ (up to counselor's discretion). -Requires Indoor Only: Yes, we are too shy to be outdoor kitties. -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, we are good to go! -Additional Information: Pumpkin and Pocus are a semi-feral young girls looking for a nice quiet home where they can finally relax. These girls came to us as strays, so we don't know much about their history before arriving here at WHS. It appears they haven't had much socialization and is in need of someone who can teach them that life isn't so scary. It's likely they will hide under your bed for a while when you first get them home, but don't be discouraged! With some patience and TLC, they will likely come out of their shells! Even though they are shy now, it should be noted that once they are comfortable they will likely be HIGH ENERGY! They will need plenty of playtime and interaction to keep them happy. Cats can live upwards of 15 years, so make sure you're in it for the long haul before deciding to adopt. If you'd like to meet Pumpkin and Pocus, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Reina
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  • Siberian Husky
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Reina! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, intelligent, playful, friendly, life of the party! -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Reina can get pretty rough in play and may not do well with rambunctious kiddos who will rile her up. At this time we're recommending no kids under 12 yrs of age. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Reina has tested well with other dogs at the shelter and would likely benefit from another active playmate to romp around with. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match! -Can do Apartment Living: No, Huskies typically do not adapt well to apartment living. She would love a home with a 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: Yes- spay/microchip -Additional Information: Reina is a high energy, fun-loving Husky looking for a forever family to call her own! This party girl loves to play and go on adventures. On initial meet she can be pretty overexcitable (read: jumpy!) but once she's had some time to adjust and settle, she's much more calm/relaxed, and loves to play and be pet. Reina would do great with a breed-experienced adopter who can provide her with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.. a bored Husky is bound to go off and find their own fun! Reina knows "sit", "down", and "shake", and is eager to add more tricks to her repertoire! If Reina sounds like the perfect pup for your family, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Ronny
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Ronny! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy guy, independent -Can Live with Cats: Possibly with a proper introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, too scary for me! -Can Live with Kids: No, I would prefer an adult only home. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Highly recommended. -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter, microchip and rabies vaccine. Additional Information: Ronny came to the shelter as a stray all by himself. He is now looking for his forever home! He has had a bit of a rough time at the shelter since he gets startled by loud noises. A quieter, low traffic home would be preferred for him with no kids or dogs around. Someone who has experience with shy cats would also be beneficial for Ronny. Once he gets comfortable with you he does enjoy a good cheek scratch. If you'd like to meet Ronny, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, 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. Shadow is currently living in one of our amazing foster homes and if you'd like to meet him, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Smokey
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  • American

Hi, my name is Smokey! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, confident, 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 plenty of research before adopting! -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Possibly. Any other rabbits would need to have an introduction here at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter. -Additional information: Smokey is one of four domestic rabbits found running around Ferndale and came into WHS as strays. He will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise and a diet of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens. View full description »

Young, Male, 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
Soot and Cinder
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Cinder! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, curious, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Yes, she's bonded with Soot and will need to be adopted with her -Can Live with Dogs: Dogs would likely be too scary -Can Live with Kids: Yes, calm kids 10+ that wont scare her -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Cinder and Soot are sweet, affectionate kitties who are nervous in the shelter environment. They'd love a home where they have some hidey holes to escape to and a patient, loving family willing to give them time to adjust. Once they feel comfortable, both are affectionate and sweet! View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Tetsu
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  • Akita, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Tetsu! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Intelligent, playful, stubborn (like an akita or a husky), and very active! -Can Live with Kids: No, I will need an adult-only home due to my handling sensitivities -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely be "too much" for cats -Can Live with Dogs: No, I would likely enjoy being the only dog in the home. Further testing pending. -Can do Apartment Living: No thank you, I need more space. My ideal home would have a large fenced yard! -Potty Trained: As a recently neutered male, I still like to mark and have peed on things inside the shelter. This may improve with time. -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1-3 private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: As an akita mix, Tetsu has some needs that his future adopters will need to meet. First and foremost, his new person/family will need to be experienced with high energy dogs (ideally akita and/or husky experienced) and able to read their body language. He can be a bit sensitive to handling, especially with strangers, but does enjoy attention/affection once he's gotten to know you - this is just going to take some time. We think this big guy will develop a strong bond with his person once he's had time to settle in to his new home. Tetsu is very intelligent and very high energy - he will need LOTS of exercise and mental stimulation to keep him happy. This means Tetsu cannot be left alone for long periods of time (especially while you're still getting to know him!) because he will become easily bored and potentially destructive. Tetsu would likely not do well at dog parks or other busy places (ie. restaurants, breweries, etc.) because he becomes easily overstimulated. Tetsu LOVES playing fetch and would do best in a home with a big fenced yard where he can get out his zoomies. If you'd like to meet Tetsu, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before scheduling an introduction. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Vic Romano & Kenny
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  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, our names are Vic and Kenny. -Personality: Affectionate, vocal -Can Live with Cats: Vic is a bonded pair with Kenny and they are required to go home together. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - we are recommending no dogs at this time. -Can Live with Kids: 12+; cat savvy kids who understand and respect cat body language - we give the occasional love nip. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required, but always recommended. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, we have had some litter box issues at WHS, but staff is working to experiment with different litter/box combinations. Being neutered will also likely help with this issue. -Energy Level: Medium. -Bite History: None. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter, microchip and rabies vaccine! Additional Information: Vic and Kenny are two outgoing and vocal tabby boys looking for their forever home! They came in as strays together and appear to be bonded. Both boys give the occasional love nip and will need to go into a home with people who understand and respect cat body language. While both boys are confident, Kenny does get startled by loud noises and we are recommending they go into a home with no dogs, older children, and less hustle and bustle. They would love to go into a home where someone is around a lot of the time - someone who can cuddle and play with them! Vic will headbutt his way into your heart, and if that hasn't sold you on these two boys just wait until Kenny crawls into your lap and starts drooling (in the cutest way of course 😉 ). If you would like to meet these affectionate boys, please fill out an application with the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Medium

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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.

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