ADOPT

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

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

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

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Cat Adoption Fees

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

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Dog Adoption Fees

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

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Rabbit Adoption Fees
Other Animal Adoption Fees

Ask Customer Service for adoption fee information for all other animals.

Horse Adoption Fees

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

 

Bird Adoption Fees

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

Adoption Requirements

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

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

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

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

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

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

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

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

Hours of Adoption Services

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

Included in the Adoption Fee

  • Basic Health Exam
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery (for unaltered dogs, cats & rabbits)
  • Initial Vaccinations including Rabies (dogs & cats)
  • Feline Leukemia Testing for Cats/Kittens
  • Microchip and Registration (dogs, cats & rabbits)
  • Identification Tags/License (dogs & cats)
  • 30 Days Free Sheltercare Pet Health Insurance
  • Collar & Leash for Dogs or Collar & Cardboard Carrier for Cats
  • Certificate for Complimentary Health Exam w/ Participating local Veterinarian
  • Reference Material on Pet Care & Training
 . Chickens! .
 . Chickens! .  . Chickens! .  . Chickens! .  . Chickens! .
  • Chicken
We have several delightful hens available for adoption. "Mature ladies" these lovely birds only lay an occasional egg...they are looking for permanent, responsible and loving homes where they can be treated like valued family companions, not food products. They should be adopted in pairs or larger groups (we have one pair of two and other group of five). A new home should be able to provide a safe, secure, roomy coop with plenty of room...and lots of love. The adoption fee (WHS adoption application required) is $5 per chicken.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Bruce .
 . Bruce .
  • Gecko
Meet Bruce - a super handsome 5 year old crested gecko looking for a permanent, responsible and loving home that can provide for all his needs. Bruce is not a huge fan of being handled and is looking for a home experienced with lizards that has the time, energy and financial resources to invest in his future. He will need specialized housing, lighting, diet and veterinary care. If that person is you, please come meet this cool little dude at the Whatcom Humane Society. His adoption fee is $75 (completed and approved WHS adoption application required) and includes a nice enclosure (he would like an upgrade in the future) with heat lamp, food and some basic supplies.
Young, Male, Small
 . Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles .
 . Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles .  . Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles .  . Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles .  . Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles .  . Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hi, our names are Timmy Tumbles and Walter Wobbles! Here is a little information about us and what would work best for us in our new home: -Personalities: Timmy - Social, playful, sweet. Walter - Adventurous, playful, goofy -Can Live with Cats: Yes -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, mellow dogs who won't chase! -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Adult Only Home: No can live with children -Requires Indoor Only: Yes -Two Kitten Policy: Yes, need to go home with brother Walter Wobbles -Bite History: No -Additional Information: These kittens have cerebellar hypoplasia which makes them wobble around. Timmy's is slightly more severe than his brother's. They were born with it and don't know any different. Their strength and coordination will improve with time. They can eat, drink, and use the litter box like any other cat!
Baby, Male, Small
 . Logan .
 . Logan .
  • Guinea Pig
Meet Logan this little pig is ready for his forever home. He came in because his owner couldn't keep him in their new place. He has a lot of love to give and is just looking for his perfect home. He had lived with another guinea pig before but they didn't get along. Logan may want to be a single pig and soak up all of the attention. If you have a mellow guinea pig that you think would get along with Logan it may be an option. Ask the staff for more details! Logan needs a roomy cage that is kept clean. He loves fresh greens and hay which are an important part of his diet! He will also need fresh water and guinea pig food daily. If you are interested in meeting this little guy, fill out an application up front.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Kevin .
 . Kevin .
  • Guinea Pig
Meet Kevin! He came in because his owner couldn't keep him in their new place. He has a lot of love to give and is just looking for his perfect home. He had lived with another guinea pig before but they didn't get along. Kevin may want to be a single pig and soak up all of the attention for himself. If you have a mellow guinea pig that you think would get along with Kevin it may be an option. Ask the staff for more details! Kevin needs a roomy cage that is kept clean. He loves fresh greens and hay which are an important part of his diet! He will also need fresh water and guinea pig food daily. If you are interested in meeting this little guy, fill out an application up front.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Jessica .
 . Jessica .
  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
Ready for a cute bun in your life? Meet Jessica (Rabbit). This sweet heart can be a little shy at first but once she warms up is a sweet little love bug. She would love a home that would continue working on her socialization and help her gain some confidence.. Jessica will need a home willing to give her lots of fresh hay, greens, and the occasional carrot or berry treat. Though providing care for these adorable creatures isn’t difficult, rabbits have a long lifespan—more than 10 years—and many specific care requirements.Just like cats, rabbits can easily learn to use a litter box with training from their owners. Jessica would love plenty of wood blocks and chew toys to keep her happy. Are you ready to open your home and heart to a delightful, darling bunny? Please fill out an application at customer service to meet with her.
Young, Female, Small
 . Bruno .
 . Bruno .  . Bruno .
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Hi my name is Bruno! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Independent, Gentle, Easy going -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 16 years and over -Can Live with Cats: No, has a history of chasing small animals -Can Live with Dogs: No, history of resource guarding -Can do Apartment Living: No, needs a big yard to play in! -Potty Trained: No -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes -Leash Trained: Yes -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter -Additional Information: Bruno would love to be an indoor/outdoor farm dog. This big guy will need lots of space to play and roam. Bruno loves to play with other dogs but does not like having to share a home with them; he would be a great day care dog! Bruno is a very sweet dog that just needs some TLC and training. He is very treat motivated which will make training so much easier.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Bogey .
 . Bogey .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hi my name is Bogey! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: rambunctious, sweet, loving -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age. -Can Live with Cats: Yes, with slow proper introductions. -Can Live with Dogs:Yes, need to meet any resident dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with proper exercise and outlets for mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Unknown but would love to learn. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, puppy classes would be best. -Leash Trained: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter -Additional Information: These puppies are full of energy and love to pal around. They love attention and are eager to get pets. With some training and patience these will be great family dogs.
Baby, Male, Small
 . Roxy .
 . Roxy .  . Roxy .  . Roxy .  . Roxy .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Hi, my name is Roxy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Bouncy like Tigger and outgoing -Can Live with Kids: yes, 8 and up -Can Live with Cats: no -Can Live with Dogs: yes -Can do Apartment Living: no -Potty Trained: yes -Bite History: no -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: no -Leash Trained: yes -Energy Level: high - Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: no -Additional Information: Very active, recommend high energy home, brain and puzzle games are recommended, daily walks/runs highly recommended.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Toby .
 . Toby .  . Toby .  . Toby .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Hi my name is Toby! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, Loving, Enthusiastic -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 12 years and older -Can Live with Cats: No history with cats; potentially a confident cat. -Can Live with Dogs: No -Can do Apartment Living:Yes, with consistent exercise. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: Yes, please ask staff for more details. -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, due to breed -Leash Trained: Yes, is strong. -Energy Level: Medium - Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes vet Check -Additional Information: Loves to sit on your feet and get pets! Toby loves to play fetch. Toby is known to be an escape artist when left unattended in a fenced yard.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Daisy and Badger .
 . Daisy and Badger .  . Daisy and Badger .  . Daisy and Badger .  . Daisy and Badger .  . Daisy and Badger .  . Daisy and Badger .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Hi my name is Daisy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, Easy going, Social -Can Live with Cats: Yes, is bonded with Badger and required to go home together. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Badger will need a dog free home. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, must be kids over 12. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, would benefit from loosing weight first before going outdoor. -Energy Level: Medium, but some activity would be good for her. -Bite History: No Additional Information: Daisy gives the best head butts! She is very affectionate and loving and will need a home willing to give her lots of attention. She doesn't mind wondering off to explore a little but will always come back for more love. Daisy is overweight and will need a quality diet to get her back in shape and feeling great! Hi my name is Badger! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy at first, Active and Playful once he warms up. -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Bonded with Daisy and required to go home together. -Can Live with Dogs: No -Can Live with Kids: Yes, children over 12 that understand to respect boundaries. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -Energy Level: Medium, previous owner said active and playful. -Bite History:No Additional Information: Badger loves scratching posts and furry toys! Badger is more level headed when it comes to love and will take the occasional head scratch but then he will be fine do do his own thing for a while; he's got his sis Daisy to do all the loving. Badger show signs of over stimulation when in a new environment. He will likely need a longer adjustment period when in a new home to allow him to gain confidence and settle down. Badger would love a home with cat experience that understand body language and will know when he has had enough attention.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Gracie .
 . Gracie .
  • Havana
  • Spayed/Neutered
Ready for a cute easy going bun in your life? Meet Gracie. This sweet heart is an easy to handle bunny that would love a home to continue working on her socialization. Gracie will need a home willing to give her lots of fresh hay, greens, and the occasional carrot or berry treat. Though providing care for these adorable creatures isn’t difficult, rabbits have a long lifespan—more than 10 years—and many specific care requirements. Just like cats, rabbits can easily learn to use a litter box with training from their owners. Gracie would love plenty of wood blocks and chew toys to keep her happy. Gracie has free range in her last home and would love somewhere that could let her explore (with supervision). Gracie didn't get along very well with the bunny in her previous home so she would like to be the only bunny in her new home. Are you ready to open your home and heart to a delightful, darling bunny? Please fill out an application at customer service to meet with her.
Young, Female, Small
 . Gypsy .
 . Gypsy .  . Gypsy .
  • Morgan
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gypsy is a 15 year old Dark Bay Morgan Cross searching for her forever home. She is a super affectionate mare who loves to be groomed and will even reciprocate! Although she can be difficult sometimes, she is easily managed with the appropriate handling. Gypsy must have a companion to spend her days with. She will do just about anything for a treat, and loves a bedtime cuddle! Gypsy is green broke but will need a lot of work to be able to ride. If you are interested in learning more about this fabulous girl, please contact our farm caretaker at farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Machina .
 . Machina .  . Machina .  . Machina .  . Machina .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Machina is my name; hunting is my game. I'm not your average house cat! I'm a bit on the wild side and I like to do my own thing like chase wands and toys and even mice. Oh you want my love and attention ok I'll give you some head butts and purr but then I'm off. I love exploring and would love to be an indoor/outdoor cat. I definitely like things my way and have no problem telling you the way I want it. I rule my roost with an iron paw and you'll get my paw if you touch me in the wrong places. I don't like to be held, touched on the belly, or touched on the feet. What can I say I like my freedom and don't want to be bogged down. I want an adult only home that will allow me to just be myself. I don't like other cats again I need to be the only queen be in this home. I have lived with a dog before and might tolerate and easy going dog that won't bother me much. Sounds like you need a sassy little thing like me in your home. Well go on then and fill out an application to meet with me; but don't keep me waiting for too long!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Kona .
 . Kona .  . Kona .  . Kona .
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Meet the cool and independent Kona, he is a 4 1/2 year old Great Pyrenees mix looking for an experienced Great Pyrenees family to enter. This typical farm dog is in love with attention and visits all and any people he can. So much so that he does not have much interest in toys. Kona is highly food motivated and will do almost anything for a treat, but he still has some learning to do. Kona is used to being a farm dog and has not spent much time living indoors so he still needs some work on house training, but with how smart this guy is, might not be the toughest task to take on. Kona has a history of chasing small animals, cattle and cars so he will need to go to a home with a secure yard and NO small pets at home. This snuggle bug would do fine in a home with children, but because of his big size and his the potential to knock the littles over, we recommend he go home with children 8 years of age and older. Kona came in with his brother Kuma, we are not requiring they go home together but they would do fine with other dogs with the same energy level as him, make sure to schedule your dog's meet and greet before adoption. Visit with the front desk staff to fill out an application to visit with Kona today.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Wiggly Piggly .
 . Wiggly Piggly .
  • Guinea Pig
Guinea pigs, while easy to care for, do require daily interaction with their favorite humans, a safe space to exercise outside the cage and regular nail trims. Wiggly Piggly will need all of this, plus lots of hay, water, fresh greens– and of course a clean cage big enough for them to move around in! Just like all pets, guinea pigs are a big commitment. Guinea Pigs can live from 5 to 10 years which means you should be in for the long haul if you decide to adopt one (or several)! If you think she is a great fit for your home, stop by the front desk for an application today. She can’t wait to meet you!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Teddy and Tristan .
 . Teddy and Tristan .
  • Guinea Pig
Meet Teddy along with his brother Tristan. This fun little duo are making brotherly trouble all day long and coo'ing while they do so. They seem like they are almost laughing at each other and giggling when they really get going. These two would do best sticking with the two of them but are cool enough to allow a new pal into the clan too. Fill out an application to visit with them today.
Young, Male, Small
 . Snow .
 . Snow .
  • Californian
  • Spayed/Neutered
This outgoing bun is Snow and he would love to go home with you! He came in with his siblings after their mom was rescued. He isn't bonded to another bunny but would love a friend. He is a little bossy so a male or very calm female would be an ideal partner for him. Snow will need a roomy cage that is kept clean and daily time outside of his cage. Snow is a curious guy and loves to roam around and explore. Snow is looking for a home to give him lots of enrichment; he loves puzzles and chew toys and the occasional treat of carrots or strawberries. If you would like to spend some time getting to know him please fill out an application at customer service to meet with him.
Young, Male, Small
 . Rosie .
 . Rosie .  . Rosie .
  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
Looking for a bunny? This lady is Rosie and she is pretty perfect. She will need a nice roomy cage that is kept clean. She is very particular about how her bowls and everything in her cage is set up so she may rearrange if you do it wrong. Rosie would likely enjoy a digging box for enrichment or if you have a safe area outside that she could visit. Rosie will need daily exercise outside of her cage so she has a chance to run around and play! She will need fresh greens and hay daily plus some rabbit pellets. If you are the perfect home for this sweet lady bun, fill out an application up front to meet her!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Kubo .
 . Kubo .  . Kubo .
  • Shepherd, Black Mouth Cur
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Kubo, he is a nervous big guy with a heart looking for the love of a forever home. He was surrendered because his previous owners could no longer keep him in their home. He has grown up being a guard dog and because he is nervous he would do best in a loving reassuring home instead. He will need some additional socializing because of his reaction to some strangers but with some work with a trainer that can be easily resolved through positive reinforcement training. Kubo needs an adult only home as children make him extra nervous. He also has shown that he is fearful of men. Kubo loves other dogs and would love a play buddy! Other dogs help him feel more confident and he may be a good candidate for doggy day care! A proper introduction should be completed to be sure Kubo and another dog will get along. Because he is a shepherd he would be best to not live with a cat, they tend to have a high prey drive and enjoy chasing the smaller critters. If you have a reassuring happy home for Kubo, visit with him today to see if you are the yin to his yang.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Rocky .
 . Rocky .  . Rocky .
  • Appaloosa, Morgan
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Rocky! This compact and chunky guy is a 30+ year old Appaloosa/Morgan, who has such an easy going and charming attitude. Rocky was a trail horse in his heyday, but now prefers to hang out with his buddies and graze the day away. He can be a little stubborn but he handles easily. Rocky loves the company of mares but can be bossy with geldings. He has lived as a solo horse (with a few llama friends) in the past. He could use a refresher on ground manners but is a total gentleman for the farrier and vet. Rocky does have some arthritis, and has a daily pain management medication, but is otherwise 100% healthy and happy. If you are looking for an insanely adorable, brush loving, snuggle seeking, solid as a rock companion, Rocky is your guy!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Sassafras .
 . Sassafras .  . Sassafras .  . Sassafras .
  • Thoroughbred
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sassafras is a super relaxed and affectionate 17 year old Thoroughbred cross. This mellow and adorable girl is broke to ride, loves to be brushed, kissed and cuddled. She prefers to be with other horses and will definitely soak up all of the attention she can get from her human friends. Sassafras is a loving girl who is easy to handle. She even likes to lick people sometimes! Sass came to us in very poor condition and while she has put on some weight, she still has some to gain. She is currently very weak on her hind end due to muscle loss and is on a daily medication for pain management. However, once she gains the appropriate amount of weight and muscle, she will no longer need the medication. If you are looking for a mellow snuggle buddy, Sassafras is your girl!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Beau .
 . Beau .  . Beau .  . Beau .
  • Standardbred
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Beau, aka Beau Cam Rock (Prior Names: Excuse My Card, Cam’s Card Shark, Another Excuse and No Nukes) is a 20 year old branded and gelded Standardbred off track pacer buggy racer. He was foaled on 5/07/1999. He is considered a gaited horse and had a lucrative racing career before being retired. Beau loves other horses, trailers amazingly well, is not spooky (unless in the arena where he thinks its race time and gets anxious but not scary), good with children to brush and pet him, cats and dogs and stands for the farrier. Never gave rear, buck or bite. He appears to be bombproof when it comes to loud noises too - probably from many years spent at the track. He's loving and really enjoys carrots and apples. He’s easy to catch and loves to have as much turnout time as possible. He is a kind and gentle horse but in his heart, mind and body he is still a racehorse. Because he is a pacer the faster you let him go the smoother the ride becomes. On the trail he is compliant but not content to go slow and wants to be the lead horse. He will do best in an experienced home that has a job for him (something with speed), other horses preferably and a rider that is high level intermediate to advanced and not afraid to GO! He will also need to have someone who can work with him on his groundwork as far as standing still for mounting, flexing and lowering his head etc. If you have the time and experience for this lovely guy, please contact WHS!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Emsbry .
 . Emsbry .
  • Champagne D'Argent
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Hello! My name is Emsbry and I came in with a few other bunnies after we were found outside of a house that burned down. We have been sharing stories with the animals from the Hohl's fire and we are all so happy to have been saved. We were outside of the house but it was still scary. We lived in outdoor hutches and were likely being bred to be eaten. We are so glad to be saved and are looking for a patient person. We want to be friends with our new person and be loved in the home! Are you the home for me? Emsbry and his friends need a rabbit experienced home or someone who is willing to do their research before hand. They are still very scared of the world and will likely not be the type of bunnies that like to be held. They are quite scared of it right now. They need a cage that is kept clean, high quality rabbit pellet diets, fresh daily greens, and lots of hay. If you are looking for a rabbit that has a lot of love to give, fill out an application for Emsbry or one of his friends!
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Mice .
 . Mice .  . Mice .  . Mice .  . Mice .
  • Mouse
Both male and female mice available. All less than 6 months old. Call our Customer Service Team for more information at 360-733-2080 ex.3004
Young, Female, Small
 . Fred .
 . Fred .  . Fred .  . Fred .
  • Quarterhorse
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This handsome, charming, 24 year old registered Quarter Horse is Fred. Fred lived his glory days as a roping/rodeo champion, and has a spectacular history. Nowadays, Fred is living the retired life, enjoying treats (especially peppermint), the company of his friends and getting a ton of kisses and cuddles from his humans. Fred does really well with children and small animals. He loves mares and younger gelding, but can be very bossy towards older geldings. Fred is a gentle soul, with excellent ground manners and an incredibly sweet and friendly demeanor. Unfortunately, Fred does have advanced arthritis, therefore he cannot be ridden. But, with a daily pain management routine, he is kept on his feet! Fred would make an excellent companion, especially for a mare....he loves the ladies!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Tonto .
 . Tonto .  . Tonto .  . Tonto .
  • Thoroughbred
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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 Tonto, please contact our farm caretaker at farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Baby .
 . Baby .  . Baby .  . Baby .
  • Quarterhorse
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Baby is a 12 year old Bay Quarter Horse searching for her forever home. Baby can be timid but she is never aggressive. She does need a home with the patience to move slowly around her - especially until she's comfortable. Singing to her often helps calm her down! As soon as she warms up, she is quite charming! Once she gets to know her person better, she definitely enjoys a good cuddle. Baby does great with all the horses, and all of the horses adore her as well. We are not sure if she is broke, she was a brood mare in her previous home. Baby has been diagnosed with asthma but it seems to be situational. Something in the pasture is causing her to struggle with breathing, however, in the stall and paddocks she is perfectly fine. She will need medication for the rest of her life, but it is only given on an as needed basis, not an everyday dosage. She also has oddly formed feet so she is slightly prone to laminitis, but with the proper environment she is okay. Other than that, she is a pretty typical lovely horse. She just wants to eat treats and lay in the sand all day! If you are interested in adding Baby to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Pete .
 . Pete .  . Pete .  . Pete .
  • Paint / Pinto
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
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. If you are looking to add this handsome guy to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Foster Kittens .
 . Foster Kittens .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Many questions can be answered by reading through the text below. Kindly read the information before contacting us. Please note: The picture above is a stock photo. Thank you for your interest in foster kittens! Kittens who are in our foster care program are generally kittens who arrived at the humane society as unweaned orphans , were still nursing, or were not old or big enough to be placed up for adoption. These kittens would not have survived in a stressful shelter environment. Our foster care program provides care and comfort for animals with special needs in private homes of our trained volunteer foster care providers. Once the kittens are old enough (usually 6-8 weeks) and weigh enough to be spayed or neutered (2 lbs), they return to the shelter for adoption. Call the shelter at (360) 733-2080 to inquire about available kittens. Please note that we do not place “holds” on animals until you’ve met them in person, even if you’ve filled out an application and expressed interest in a specific animal. This is because we want to ensure that each animal is a good fit for the interested party, and that the interested party is a good fit for the animal. We try to set each adoption up for success, for both the animals and for the people. The kittens would love to meet you! Do you feel the same? Please fill out an adoption application (here or at either shelter) and turn it in to Amy Wilkinson, the foster care coordinator via email at foster@whatcomhumane.org, or fax it to 360.733.4746. Our adoption counselors will help you figure out if you're right for each other. Questions about foster kittens in general or other foster animals? Contact Amy, Foster Care Coordinator, via email at foster@whatcomhumane.org,or call 360.733.2080 x 3009. Many questions can be answered by reading through the above text. Kindly read the above information before contacting us. Thank you so much! Please note that this is a stock photo.
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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.