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 NEW 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 – 4pm
(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
AbbyAbby
  • Goat

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

Adult, Female, Large
Alf
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  • Mouse

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

Adult, Male, Small
Banshee
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  • Treeing Walker Coonhound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Banshee! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: LOUD, active and curious! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 8 and older who can handle a very vocal dog companion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history. Will need a slow, supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I am a rude dog who wants to engage in play and will need another dog of similar play style. Older dogs may not appreciate my puppy-like tendencies. -Can do Apartment Living: No, would love a house out in the county. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1-3 private lessons depending on adopters experience -Energy Level: Med/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Banshee is your typical goofy, high energy, loud hound dog. A big yard to explore, lots of adventures, and hikes are going to keep this guy happy. Banshee has a lot to learn and does not know basic commands, but is very food motivated, intelligent, and willing to learn. Food puzzles would be a great way to keep this guy entertained! He will not do well in an apartment type setting, as he is the loudest dog currently at Whatcom Humane Society. Most of his barking in the shelter is due to all of the dogs passing by his kennel, so a quiet home with minimal traffic would most likely settle him down. If you think Banshee is your type of hound, please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Beans, Queso, & Guac
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  • Rat

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

Young, Female, Medium
Bentley
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  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Bentley! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, affectionate, friendly, excitable, cuddly -Can Live with Kids: Everyone will have to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match, but we think Bentley would do okay with strong, dog-savvy kids aged 8+. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but not recommended- Bentley's breed often has a high prey drive. Please speak with an adoption counselor if you have any questions. -Can Live with Dogs: Likely yes, his previous owner said he's done well with other dogs. **PENDING FURTHER DOG/DOG INTRO @ WHS** -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson to get everyone started off on the right paw. -Energy Level: Medium-- I'm the perfect mix of 50% party and 50% nap buddy! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Bentley is a sweet, snuggly wigglebutt who's ready to army crawl/frog leg his way into your heart! Bentley LOVES attention and enjoys being pet all over. He's a total leaner and likely an A+ bed hog! Bentley is very food motivated, and can become easily overexcited when treats are involved- he should work on impulse control with his new owners. Bentley loves to show off his tricks- he knows sit, down, and shake (funfact: he's right-handed ;)) Bentley would likely adapt well to most home environments. If this lowrider seems like the guy for you, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Blue Bell
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  • American

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

Young, Female, Small
Bonnie
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  • Quarterhorse

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

Adult, Female, Large
Boo
Boo
  • Bluetick Coonhound, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Boo! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Boisterous, energetic, always on the go-go-go!, sensitive/anxious in new situations/with new people -Can Live with Kids: No, I will need an adult-only home -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely chase/overwhelm them -Can Live with Dogs: No, I will need to be the only dog in the home. I become easily overstimulated and would likely escalate most dog interactions into fights. -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, according to previous owner -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for more details. (It seems his bites were playful and never out of aggression, but did break skin.) -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 - 3 private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Boo is A LOT of dog! This big guy has had no formal training whatsoever and it shows. He's got a sweet disposition, but is also very large and very rowdy. Boo will need someone who is physically strong and capable of handling him on leash. He will also need someone who is patient and understanding of the fact that he's not a bad boy, he just needs help with his manners. Boo can be a little uncomfortable in new situations and is likely not a dog who will do well on outings where there are lots of people and/or other dogs (ie. breweries, restaurants, crowded hiking trails, etc.). These outings might be okay once he's been socialized and has had some consistent training. If you'd like to meet this goofball, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review you application to ensure it's a good match before setting up an introduction. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Male, Large
Chia
Chia
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Chia! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Quiet, independent, active -Can Live with Cats: Possibly with slow, supervised introductions -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly with slow, supervised introductions, though she was very alert to the barking in the shelter and dogs may be too scary for her -Can Live with Kids: Yes, cat-savvy kids age 10+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Always recommended, but not required in this case -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Med/High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Chia is an independent, curious cat. She's not overly affectionate- she enjoys being pet, but doesn't really seek it out. She isn't much interested in toys, but likes to climb up on furniture and would probably love a cat tree or two, especially one looking out a window where she can watch the birds and squirrels. She's a quiet, fairly low maintenance "room mate" cat, though she will require regular grooming to keep her longer fur mat-free. If you'd like to meet with Chia, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Coco
Coco
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Mixed

Hi, my name is Coco! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, active, cuddly -Can Live with Kids: Older kids (12 plus) would be just fine as long as they can handle my jumpiness! I can also pull quite hard on the leash. -Can Live with Cats: I did playfully chase the cats in my previous home, but we also ended up sleeping together as well. She will need slow, supervised introductions to any new cats to be sure they get along. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I would likely get along with a dog who is also higher energy. Any potential canine housemates will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I really need a house preferably with a fenced in yard to blow off steam! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: One class may be required depending on adopter experience. -Energy Level: Very high!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay and microchip. -Additional Information: Coco is a young, social girl who is looking for a best forever friend. She can be a bit weary of new things, but once she gets her bearings she is happy to explore and play. Once she does find something exciting, she can pull quite hard on the leash. People are her favorite, and once she gets to know you she is a snuggly girl who just wants some attention! Someone who can be there for her, and help her gain some confidence would be the best fit. Coco would also really benefit from positive reward based obedience classes to help get her off on the right paw! If you think Coco is the right dog for you, please fill out an application to be reviewed! View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Coffee & Half and Half
Coffee & Half and Half
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Coffee and Half & Half. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy, sweet, cuddly -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be our primary caretaker. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other guinea pigs: We am 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 (30” x 50” is preferred) with daily exercise. 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. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Elsa
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

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

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

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

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

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

Adult, Female, Medium
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
Junior & Boss
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Junior & Boss! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Curious, busy body, playful, adventurous -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and required to go home together. We may be able to live with other cats as long as we are properly introduced. -Can Live with Dogs: We might do okay with a quiet, cat-friendly dog if properly introduced. -Can Live with Kids: Kids aged 10 and up are okay with us as long as they respect our body language! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, we have only ever been indoors. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope! Additional Information: Boss and Junior are a pair of high energy, playful, adventurous cats. They are bonded and required to go home together. Previous cat experience would be recommended for these two since they have the potential to get overstimulated. Plenty of interaction and play time will be needed to keep them happy and healthy. If you'd like to meet Boss and Junior, please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Kisa
KisaKisa
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Kisa! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Timid but sweet. -Can Live with Cats: Preferably no, but may do okay with another senior kitty and a proper introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs! -Can Live with Kids: Teens (13 years plus) are okay as long as they respect my space and are not too loud! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes I am too old to be going outside. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Needs a dental. Additional Information: Kisa is an affectionate older girl who sadly came to the shelter after her owner passed away. She is now looking for a quiet home to retire to. A low traffic home with no dogs or loud children is what she would prefer. Lots of beds, hidey holes, and windows to lounge by will keep Kisa happy as she is a very mellow girl. She can be a little shy at first, but she turns into a real snuggle bug when she knows she's safe. If you think you have the right home for Kisa, please fill out an application! View full description »

Senior, Female, 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
Leroy
  • 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
Lester
LesterLesterLester
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Lester! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, fiesty, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: He's lived with cats before but also has a history of spraying, and may prefer to be an only cat -Can Live with Dogs: No history, possibly a calm dog that will leave him alone -Can Live with Kids: Due to handling sensitivities and overstimulation, we're recommending cat-savvy, teenaged kids or adults only in the home -Needs Indoor Only Home: He was indoor/outdoor in his previous home and would likely enjoy some safe, supervised time outside in his new one -History of Litter Box Issues: Not here at the shelter, but his previous home reports spraying behavior. This could have been due to another cat in the household or visiting animals and may resolve with being an only pet -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No, but he gets overstimulated quickly which could lead to scratching or nipping -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a dental Additional Information: Lester is a bold, social guy who likes a lap to lounge around in, but also can have a short fuse when handled in a way he isn't fond of. He's an active guy who would likely enjoy some supervised time outside to burn off some energy. He has a history of spraying in his last home, and while we haven't observed this at the shelter, any potential adopters should be prepared to manage this behavior. To meet with this spicy fella, fill out an application at customer service. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Medium
Mally
MallyMallyMallyMallyMallyMally
  • 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
Miko
MikoMikoMikoMiko
  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, my name is Miko! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy/reserved, playful -Can Live with Cats: Might be able to live with a cat with a slow, supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, has lived with a small dog in his previous home. -Can Live with Kids: No history with kids, but might be able to live with an older child who will give him space and can read his body language. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes. Miko has lived his entire life indoors. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, Miko was urinating outside of his litterbox in his previous home, which might have been due to the location/setup of the litterbox. This behavior will likely improve once he is neutered. See staff for additional details. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Miko is a shy, quiet kitty who is looking for a loving adopter that will understand him and give him the time he needs to adjust. However once he is given time to decompress, Miko will be your buddy for life. Give him a good brushing, and he might just be glued to you forever! Miko enjoys toys, he can chase feather wands and laser lights, and don't even get him started on how much he loves catnip! If you'd like to meet Miko to see what a great addition he would make to your home, please visit our front desk. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Minerva
MinervaMinerva
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Minerva! Here is a little information about me and what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, curious, outgoing -Can Live with Cats: Yes, with proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: With a proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: 8+ -Requires Indoor Only: Always recommended but not required -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay. -Additional Information: Minerva came to WHS as a very pregnant stray and had a litter of kittens in the shelter! This sweet mama and her kitties went to a foster home for some extra TLC and after some well deserved rest, Minerva is up for adoption! Everyone who has met her has said that Minerva is just the sweetest cat. She can be a little shy at first and would love a home where she can relax and her boundaries are respected. If you think you might be the purrfect family for Minerva, fill out an adoption application! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Mirajane
MirajaneMirajane
  • 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
Molly
MollyMollyMollyMolly
  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, my name is Molly! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, affectionate, lap cat -Can Live with Cats: I could possibly live with another mellow kitty with a slow introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: I'm not sure yet if I like dogs, but I might do okay with an older, very mellow dog that will respect my space. -Can Live with Kids: Sure, 12 years an older as long as they respect my space. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, please. -History of Litter Box Issues: I had an accident here at the shelter, but I'm also very scared. I'll do my best to always use the litter box once I am more adjusted to my surroundings and am not so nervous. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: I am a very nice kitty with lots of love to give. I'm just having a bit of a hard time adjusting to life at the shelter because it's too chaotic for me. I'm looking for a quiet home that will give me lots and lots of snuggles! Once I'm comfortable with my new people, I'm a purr monster and I drool when you scratch my cheeks! I'm very excited to meet you and can't wait to keep your lap warm! View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Mr. Toes
Mr. Toes
  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, my name is Mr.Toes! Here is a little information about me and what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: playful, active, social -Can Live with Cats: Yes -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially, with proper introductions -Can Live with Kids: Yes, kids 6+ -Requires Indoor Only: Yes -Two Kitten Policy: Yes! I am required to go home with another kitten (like one or both of my siblings!) or into a home with a kitten-tolerant cat who will socialize with me. -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Like your average kitten, Mr. Toes is ready to play all day long, have a snack, then cuddle up for a good nap to get reenergized for some more playing. Unlike your average kitten, there are way more toes involved! Like one of his littermates, Mr. Toes is polydactyl, meaning he has extra digits on their paws. If you'd like to meet these hand-some boys and are ready to make a lifelong (15+ year) commitment to their care and friendship, the first step is filling out an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Ollaff
OllaffOllaff
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Ollaff! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sensitive, sassy, affectionate on his terms -Can Live with Cats: No, thank you, I don't like other cats -Can Live with Dogs: No, thank you, dogs are too much for me -Can Live with Kids: No, Ollaff needs an experienced, adult-only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: He may enjoy some supervised time outside or even in a catio 🙂 -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No, but he isn't opposed to putting his teeth on you to let you know he doesn't like what you're doing -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No I am ready to go! Additional Information: Ollaff is a sensitive guy who knows what he does and doesn't like, and will let you know about it. He's looking for an experienced, low-key home where he can be the boss. He does not enjoy rough handling or restraint and will use teeth and claws to escape a situation if pressed. That said, he likes gentle pets, mostly on the head, and will bump into you for attention. If you think you'd be a good fit for Ollaff, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Onyx
Onyx
  • 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
Oreo & TigerOreo & TigerOreo & TigerOreo & Tiger
  • 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
Pete and Tonto
Pete and TontoPete and TontoPete and TontoPete and TontoPete and TontoPete and Tonto
  • 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
Pierogi
  • 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
Root
Root
  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Root! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Anxious but sweet, sensitive, intelligent, energetic, playful -Can Live with Kids: Dog-savvy kids ages 12+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: No, I have a history of chasing cats -Can Live with Dogs: No, I'm a bit undersocialized and other dogs make me nervous. I would benefit from some socialization with other dogs in a controlled environment (ie. with a trainer), but am not ready to share my home with another canine. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I'd do best in a home with a fenced yard -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Root is a special boy looking for a special home. He was adopted from an out-of-state rescue, rehomed shortly after his adoption, and then surrendered to us here at WHS after only three months with his new family. Needless to say, Root is in need of some stability. Root is an anxious boy who takes a little while to warm up to new people/situations, but once he knows you he is your best friend! Root would benefit greatly from a routine, some positive reinforcement training, and lots of TLC. He's a herding breed and would do best with someone who is familiar with herding breed characteristics. Herding breeds are high high HIGH energy and extremely intelligent - they need lots of physical activity and mental stimulation to keep them happy. If you are an active person looking for an adventure buddy, Root might be your guy! If you'd like to meet Root 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 »

Young, Male, Medium
Rosalind & Yuka
Rosalind & YukaRosalind & YukaRosalind & YukaRosalind & YukaRosalind & YukaRosalind & Yuka
  • Guinea Pig

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

Young, Female, Small
Roxy
RoxyRoxy
  • Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Roxy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, active, people-oriented, a little shy/anxious in new situations -Can Live with Kids: Dog-savvy kids ages 12+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. I would likely be "too much" for any shy or senior cats who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a tolerant/social dog pending an initial introduction here at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I am too vocal and energetic for apartment living -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Roxy is a sweet but anxious girl who needs a low-key home without too much going on. She gets overwhelmed easily and would likely do best with a single person or couple who can give her all their attention. Roxy is a herding breed mix which means she is super smart and has lots of energy! She's going to need an active person who will take her on lots of adventures - hiking, running, biking, etc. Roxy has the potential for some separation anxiety and would therefore do best in a home where someone is present more often than not. She may take a little longer to adjust to change and is going to need someone patient and willing to work on training. Roxy, much like any shelter dog, would benefit greatly from some stability and a routine. If you'd like to meet Roxy, the first step is filling out an adoption application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Sadie
SadieSadieSadie
  • 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
Sage
SageSageSage
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is SAGE! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, Affectionate, Sensitive -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - may be able to share a home with another cat of similar age and temperament after a proper introductory period. Would be happy to be your only cat. 🙂 -Can Live with Dogs: No thank you, I'm easily spooked. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, cat-experienced kids ages 14+ who can read and respect my body language. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, senior with no outdoor experience -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No I am ready to go! Additional Information: Sage is an affectionate older gentleman seeking a quiet, mellow home. He is understandably overwhelmed by all of the commotion common to a shelter environment and really just wants a stable place to call his own where someone will scratch him behind the ears. Like many cats, Sage has reportedly been willing to use his claws to enforce his boundaries in the past and his future adopters should be able to read and respect cat body language. To meet with Sage, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Sasha
SashaSashaSasha
  • Shepherd, Mixed

Hi, my name is Sasha! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, energetic, playful, sweet, high energy! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, respectful kids ages 10+ (up to counselor's discretion). I'm shy! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. I might be "too much" for any shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I would benefit greatly from living with a social/puppy-tolerant dog who will socialize with me! Initial introductions will be done here at WHS to ensure it's a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Keep in mind that I'm going to be a large, high energy dog. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a six week puppy obedience course -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC Additional Information: Sasha is a shy but sweet puppy looking for her forever home! She came to us as a stray, so we unfortunately don't have much information regarding her past. She can be a little shy in new situations and with new people, but once you give her some treats and gentle affection, she's all yours. Sasha is a German Shepherd mix which means she's going to grow up to be a large HIGH ENERGY dog. Her perfect home is one with active owner(s) who plan to take her on lots of adventures (ie. hiking, running, swimming, biking, etc.)! Puppies require lots of time/attention and cannot be left alone for long periods - this means that if you are gone 6+ hours a day, maybe it's not the right time to get a puppy. Sasha will need consistent training, socialization, attention, and love to help her build trust and grow into a well-rounded adult dog. If you'd like to meet Sasha, 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 »

Baby, Female, Large
Sasquatch
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  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, my name is Sasquatch! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, loving, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Maybe, with a slow proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Maybe, with a slow proper introduction, nobody too rambunctious -Can Live with Kids: Respectful kids 10+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes -- ask staff -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and a microchip. Additional Information: Sasquatch is a very sweet polydactyl cat that may be a little shy at first. It might take some time for him to be comfortable in his forever home, but once he is confident he will be at your ankles begging for affection. He would do best in a more quiet low traffic home because he is easily frightened by loud noises. He would appreciate a nice scratching post where he can show off his extra thumb! If you would like to meet this special boy, fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Shadow
Shadow
  • Rex

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

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

Hi, my name is Shadowmore! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Chatty, social, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: No history, would need proper introductions -Can Live with Dogs: No history, would need proper introductions -Can Live with Kids: He has some handling sensitivities, so we're recommending respectful kids ages 10+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Recommended, as he's always lived inside -History of Litter Box Issues: In his previous home, he was treated for an infection that had likely been the cause of his inappropriate elimination. He's used his box in his limited time here at the shelter, but potential adopters should be prepared to treat future occurrences -Energy Level: Med/Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Shadowmore is mellow, chatty, and affectionate. He's looking for a low-energy home where he can just laze around and "help" someone with their daily tasks and get some pets now and then. He's not particularly playful, but he does enjoy rolling around in catnip from time to time 😉 He will require regular grooming to keep his lovely coat in order. If you'd like to meet this handsome fella, fill out an application at customer service. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Large
Spades
Spades
  • Dwarf Hamster

Hi, my name is Spades! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced hamster home: Not required but if this is your first hamster we recommend doing research before adopting! -Can live with other hamsters?: No - Dwarf hamsters should be housed separately. -Bite History: No although his previous owner did state he gives nips. Additional information: Spades is an active little guy who loves to run around and explore in his hamster ball. He doesn't like it when people stick their hand directly into his cage, and can be a little nippy. He would love a family that can take him out of his cage daily for exercise and love! He will need a clean roomy cage with lots of fun toys and enrichment! Spades is reportedly environmentally sensitive and would do best in a quiet environment where she feels safe to come out and explore. Ideal enclosures aim for a minimum of 24 inches by 12 inches, and at least 12 inches tall, with several inches of bedding for burrowing - a VITAL activity for hamsters. If kept in an aquarium style enclosure, 40 gal minimum is ideal. Bigger is always better! View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Starsky! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, confident, playful, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: No way, friends! I do NOT like other kitties one bit. But I love my humans! -Can Live with Dogs: Likely too scary for him -Can Live with Kids: Sure, I'd love to meet the kiddos! -Needs Indoor Only Home: He may enjoy some safe, supervised time outside -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a dental Additional Information: I'm a nice boy looking for a forever home with human(s) who will give me lots of play time and snuggles, but also give me time to chill on my own. I'd love to have a cat tree or perch near a window where I can watch the birds. I am not a fan of other kitties, so I'd like to be king of the castle as your only pet. Don't worry, I have enough love to fill your home and I can't wait to meet you! To meet Starsky, ask for an adoption application at customer service. 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
Sweetie
Sweetie
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Sweetie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Timid at first, cuddly once he knows he's safe. -Can Live with Cats: He has not lived with cats before, but may enjoy a cat companion as long as he is properly introduced. -Can Live with Dogs: No, dogs are quite scary for him. -Can Live with Kids: Sweetie would prefer a home with no young kids, older respectful kids may be okay. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes he was indoor only before and would likely bolt and hide if let outside. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a rabies vaccine and microchip! Additional Information: Sweetie is a sensitive shy guy who is looking for someone to show him the world isn't so scary. He previously lived in a quiet home with an elderly woman, and would love to go to a similar forever home. New environments, people, and sounds make him quite unsure, so a low traffic home where he could possibly be the only child would be the best fit for him. Once he warms up and knows he's safe, he loves scratches behind the ears and might even let you pet his belly! Since he is a timid guy, he will likely take a while to adjust to a new home. Plenty of hidey holes and places to perch up high will help him adjust. If you think you have the right home for Sweetie please fill out an application! View full description »

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

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

Adult, Male, Large
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
Toni Toponi
Toni Toponi
  • Mouse

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

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

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

Young, Male, Medium
Twilight
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Personality: Friendly, playful, snuggly, energetic, velcro dog!! -Can Live with Kids: *UNKNOWN HISTORY* - we have not observed any concerning behaviors from Twilight during her time at the shelter, but she CAN be rough/rowdy/jumpy in play or when over excited. She could easily overwhelm small kiddos. At this time we're recommending kids 12+. Please speak with a staff member with any questions. -Can Live with Cats: No, Twilight has a high prey drive and needs a cat-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes- everyone will have to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. Twilight did well in her dog/dog test at WHS (tested with a 2 yr old female Lab) and her original rescue said she did well with groups of dogs. Twilight can be a rude greeter and may not do well with another bold/pushy dog. -Can do Apartment Living: This will highly depend on individual situation. If adopter is home most of the time, and she is adequate exercise and mental stimulation, apartment living should be okay. She would not do well in an apartment setting if her person is gone 8 hrs/day-- Twilight's previous owner said she has chewed door frames in the past. Please speak with an adoption counselor with any questions. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson. -Energy Level: Medium/high. Twilight has short bursts of energy, especially when excited, but once she's gone for a good walk or hike, she settles right down and happily snuggles on the couch. With regular daily exercise, we expect her to be more of a medium energy dog. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Twilight is a super friendly gal who's never known a stranger. This wiggle-butt wants nothing more than to be right by her human's side at all times-- yes, this does mean that she sometimes struggles with being left alone (vocal, some instances of destructive chewing in her previous home, etc), but with daily practice, lots of reassurance, a steady/predictable routine, and a frozen Kong, we think Twilight will be able to improve over time. Twilight is a snugglebug through and through, and finds lots of comfort in her human. She has had a lot of change over the past couple years and is understandably a little insecure with her place in the world. Twilight was brought to the PNW by another rescue group back in Spring of 2021-- here is some history provided to us by the original Texas rescue: "Some information on Twilight. She is according to our records currently 8 years old. She left us and went into her adoptive home in March of 2021. She had been taken to our veterinarian by her owner at the time to be euthanized because they did not want her anymore 🙁 Our veterinarian was not willing to euthanize a healthy dog for that reason and reached out to us for assistance. We did not at that time have a spot for her, but the trainer we were working with was willing to take her in if we would assist in finding Twilight a home which we did. While in the care of the trainer Twilight was social with lots of other dogs and worked on leash training. She left here a well adjusted dog with the one exception she did not do well with cats." View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Willow
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Willow! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, quiet, reserved, but sweet -Can Live with Cats: She might do well with a cat of similar personality, or one of her kittens. -Can Live with Dogs: No. She would be too fearful -Can Live with Kids: No -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low to Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: She needs to be spayed Additional Information: Willow is a mellow, somewhat timid kitty who came as a stray and gave birth to kittens here at the shelter. She has had a tough start in life and deserves to be spoiled. Willow is a shy cat who can take some time to warm up to people and really needs a home that can give her time, love, and space. But even as timid as she is, Willow is very sweet. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Yakima
Yakima
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

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

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

Hi, my name is Zawadi! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: BOLD, independent, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: No, she does not like other cats -Can Live with Dogs: No, she would rather be the only pet -Can Live with Kids: No, she needs an experienced, adult-only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required, but we recommend any outside time be safe and supervised -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No, but she gives little warning before resorting to physical retaliation when she's being handled a way she doesn't like. Her new family should be prepared to give her space when she wants it and respect her boundaries. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Zawadi is a feisty, confident girl who LOVES to be pet, but doesn't tolerate any funny business. She likes gentle pets on her head and back only, please. She's also a self-petter: just hold out your hand and she'll do the rest! Just watch out for love bites 😉 She's curious and active, and would like a home that will give her plenty of enrichment to keep her engaged. If you'd like to meet this bold, beautiful lady, the first step is filling out an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Senior, Female, 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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