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 may be downloaded (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) and emailed to adoptions@whatcomhumane.org, filled out at our Division St Shelter, or completed online.

We are open to the public Tuesdays – Sundays, 11am to 6pm.

Working Cat Program

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

Hours of Adoption Services

Animal adoption kennels
Tuesday thru Sunday 11 am to 6pm
Adoption counsels stop 1 hour before closing

Closed To The Public
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?

Adoption applications can be done online, at our Division St Shelter, or downloaded and emailed to adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. If you have any questions about the process or a have a specific animal in mind, please reach out to adoptions@whatcomhumane.org or by calling (360) 733-2080 ext 0.

You can click on the following photos to see the animals we currently have available for adoption on PetFinder. In some situations, we may not have any specific types of animals up for adoption but we do recommend continuing to check!

Thank you.

Meet some of our available dogs, like Charlie Man and Marsha. Click the buttons below their photos to learn more!

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 Sunday 11 am to 6pm
Adoption counsels stop 1 hour before closing.

Closed To The Public
Mondays & Major Holidays

Included in the Adoption Fee

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

Abby is a 9 year old goat looking for her forever farm! She can be quite bossy and independent so she'll need a home that understands her stubbornness. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Medium
Aldwin
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  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Aldwin! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Big handsome sweetie pie with nothing but love to give! -Can Live with Cats: No, was surrendered for fighting with other cats in home -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, has lived with dogs previously. Prefers older, calmer dogs who won't pester him. -Can Live with Kids: Yes but a quiet, calm home may be best. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, was an indoor/outdoor cat previously -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, but possibly due to stress of other cats in home. He primarily went potty outdoors in previous home. Offering an uncovered litterbox with unscented sand litter may be the best option for him. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Aldwin is one cool cat who wants nothing more than to be by your side. He loves being pet, having his chin/ears rubbed, and even allows a tummy rub if he's in the right mood! He is very affectionate and isn't afraid to let you know his enjoyment by drooling. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Senior, Male, Large
Barbie
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Barbie! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, energetic, playful -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any age. She has lived with kids in her previous home and enjoyed playing with them. -Can Live with Cats: Yes, with a slow, proper introduction. She has lived with indoor cats in her previous home. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, she would likely enjoy a similar sized companion, pending an introduction here at the shelter to ensure they are a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: Maybe, with lots of walks and mental enrichment. will be up to counselor's discretion. -Potty Trained: Seems to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No, though training classes are always recommended. -Energy Level: Medium! She will need regular walks, training, and mental stimulation. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Barbie is the perfect sized companion for a family or single person and will likely fit well into most homes. She was unfortunately surrendered due to an unstable housing situation, but is ready to find her forever home! According to her previous owner, Barbie is friendly, affectionate, and loves butt scratches and car rides. She has lived with children and cats previously, and enjoys going to play group with the other dogs here at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Beluga
Beluga
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Beluga! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, loving, shy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Because they're so shy, young kiddos would not be the best fit. Older, dog-savvy kids/teenagers (12+) who can read/respect their body language and give them space when they need it would likely be okay.. everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, should be okay with slow, supervised intro! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, we'd LOVE to share our home with another canine companion who can help show us the ropes! *Intros done at WHS!* -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal. While we're small and cute now, keep in mind that we will grow into large German shepherd mixes! Would do best in a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Not quite-- we're still puppies and will learn what you teach us! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Beluga and his siblings were an "accidental" litter that have grown up mostly outdoors. We know the mom was a german shepherd but the dad is unknown. These puppies do not appear to have had much in the way of socialization, and are very nervous/shutdown upon first meet. They thrive in the company of another canine companion, and it is strongly encouraged that they be adopted into a home that already has another dog to help them gain some confidence and show them the ropes. Continued socialization with the world around them will be necessary to help them grow into the best adult dogs they can be. A calm, patient household would be ideal, and adopters with prior dog experience are preferred. Once these pups are out of the noisy shelter and into a loving home environment, they're sure to blossom and let their true personalities shine! Puppies are a 15+ year commitment, and these lil guys are hoping their new families are in it for the long haul. If you have the time, resources, and love to provide one of these furballs with a forever loving home, submit an application to see if it's a match! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Blue
Blue
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Blue! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, loving, shy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Because they're so shy, young kiddos would not be the best fit. Older, dog-savvy kids/teenagers (12+) who can read/respect their body language and give them space when they need it would likely be okay.. everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, should be okay with slow, supervised intro! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, we'd LOVE to share our home with another canine companion who can help show us the ropes! *Intros done at WHS!* -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal. While we're small and cute now, keep in mind that we will grow into large German shepherd mixes! Would do best in a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Not quite-- we're still puppies and will learn what you teach us! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Blue and his siblings were an "accidental" litter that have grown up mostly outdoors. We know the mom was a German shepherd but the dad is unknown. These puppies do not appear to have had much in the way of socialization, and are very nervous/shutdown upon first meet. They thrive in the company of another canine companion, and it is strongly encouraged that they be adopted into a home that already has another dog to help them gain some confidence and show them the ropes. Continued socialization with the world around them will be necessary to help them grow into the best adult dogs they can be. A calm, patient household would be ideal, and adopters with prior dog experience are preferred. Once these pups are out of the noisy shelter and into a loving home environment, they're sure to blossom and let their true personalities shine! Puppies are a 15+ year commitment, and these lil guys are hoping their new families are in it for the long haul. If you have the time, resources, and love to provide one of these furballs with a forever loving home, submit an application to see if it's a match! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Bradley
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Bradley! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, friendly, goofy, affectionate -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids - recommending kids 12+ due to jumpy behavior (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming, especially to shy and/or senior cats who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, would do best with another high energy playful dog. Would likely be overwhelming to senior dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal, but may be okay with plenty of outside time, exercise, and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Bradley is an active young dog looking for an adventure partner! We think he's about 1 year old or even a bit younger, but we're not 100% sure because he came to us as a stray. Bradley is an exuberant boy with lots of energy! He's king of the zoomies and is always down to play. He would do best with an active person who will take him on lots of adventures (ie. jogs, hikes, etc.) Bradley knows "sit" and "down", but is eager to learn more. He would benefit greatly from consistent positive reinforcement training and a stable routine. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Calliope
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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 Calliope! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, Loyal, Nurturer, Intelligent -Can Live with Cats: No -Can Live with Dogs: No -Can Live with Kids: Yes, pending introductions to make sure we all get along -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium/low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: A Spay and Microchip will be provided by WHS Additional Information: Hi, I'm mama Calliope. I came to WHS with my 5 small kittens, we all went to foster care so that I could raise them. I was a great mom, very protective and my babies always come first. Now that they are all grown up, I'm ready for my permanent home! My foster mom described me as affectionate on my terms, independent, confident, and adaptable--with very good litterbox and scratching post manners. I'd love to keep you company, watch birds outside, or even watch TV with you! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Cheddar
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Shredder! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, intelligent, nervous -Can Live with Kids: 12+, Shredder is shy and would need to live with dog savvy older kids. (Up to counselor's discretion). -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended - Shredder has a high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Shredder would likely benefit from living with a well socialized dog. All introductions done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, would be beneficial for gaining confidence! -Energy Level: Medium/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, Shredder is good to go! Meet Shredder - a young shepherd looking for a stable, patient, and loving home. Shredder needs a home where someone is home often to provide him with plenty of mental and physical stimulation to keep him occupied. Shredder has been pretty anxious since arriving at the shelter, but consistent training, positive reinforcement, and plenty of love and encouragement will help him overcome his uncertainties and continue to grow into a confident and well-adjusted companion! We highly recommend working on crate training as well because Shredder does indeed live up to his name and when bored/stressed gets into trash/treats etc and providing him with a space that is just his own will help him feel safe. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Chirp
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Chirp! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful (plays hide + seek), skittish, curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be the primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Chirp was surrendered for displaying dominant behaviors with the other guinea pig in his previous home. Guinea pigs are social animals and should not live alone. We recommend doing very slow and supervised introductions. Potentially having Chirp set up in a completely different enclosure as well. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Meet Chirp - a 1.5 year old male guinea pig who needs some extra TLC. Chirp was left in our after hours kennels with a note describing some territorial behavior towards the other male guinea pig in the home. Guinea pigs prefer companionship, but Chirp may need to live in his own separate enclosure for the first little while to acclimate. It appears as though Chirp's previous owners did not spend a lot of time handling him, so he could likely benefit from some extra TLC to become more comfortable with being handled. Guinea pigs need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. His diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Chloe
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  • Siberian Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Chloe! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Silly, playful, adventurous -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids so we are recommending kids 12 years and older. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, all introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along! -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Unknown - had some accidents in previous home, but was only there for 3 days. Ask staff for more details. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but recommended. -Energy Level: High!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Chloe is excited to find a loving forever family to go on many adventures with. She would prefer to go to a home where she isn't left alone for too long during the day. Someone who is active and can take Chloe along to exercise is also preferred since she's got a lot of energy to burn off. Chloe is also very intelligent and would love to learn a few more tricks! She already knows sit, down, and shake. If you'd like to meet/adopt Chloe please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Coco-lilikoi
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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 Coco-Lilikoi! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, talkative, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: No, she would like to be the only kitty in your home. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, too scary! -Can Live with Kids: Likely yes - cat savvy and respectful kids 8+. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Coco-Lilikoi is a special kitty looking for a quiet home to settle into. She was adopted as a kitten, then returned for not getting along with the resident cat. It appears as though she'd prefer to be your only 4 legged companion, that way she can soak up all your love and affection! Being back in the shelter has been stressful for Coco-Lilikoi and she may be a kitty who takes longer to adjust into her new routine. We recommend giving her plenty of time and space to decompress and build trust! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Cooper
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  • Australian Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Cooper! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, active, smart -Can Live with Kids: Cooper lived successfully with teenaged kids in his previous home. He should be fine with older, respectful kids/teens! -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to prey drive reported by previous owner. -Can Live with Dogs: Cooper has tested well with various dogs at WHS but was surrendered in part due to "dog aggression". There have never been any fights/serous incidents with other dogs and it seems like Cooper may have just struggled with reactivity in his previous home. He will need to meet any potential canine housemates at the shelter first to ensure everyone gets along! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended. A home with yard much preferred! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Cooper is a high energy Aussie with the intelligence to prove it! This smarty pants will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy in his new home. Cooper previously lived on a small boat and was not provided with adequate outlets for his energy. He'd really love a home with a big fenced yard to run around in! An adopter with breed experience/general working knowledge of breed traits will be crucial to Cooper's success in his new home. He loves frozen Kongs and other puzzle feeder toys, and catches on to training very quickly. If Cooper sounds like the perfect fit for you, submit an application to come in and meet him! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Crawfish
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Crawfish! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Bashful, silly -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids. Since Crawfish is a bit timid with strangers we are recommending older teens (16 years and up) who are dog-savvy. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to unknown history and high potential for prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Crawfish would love to live with another dog! He would likely do best with another energetic dog who enjoys playing. Introductions will be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to size and energy levels. -Potty Trained: Seems to be. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: One class may be required depending on adopters' experience. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Crawfish is a young shepherd boy who is looking for a loving forever home. He will need a family that is dedicated to continuing positive reward based training to work on Crawfish's confidence. Crawfish arrived as a stray to the shelter so his history is unknown, and he was quite afraid of strangers when he first arrived. Amazingly Crawfish has been adjusting well to the shelter environment and has already gained new skills and confidence from working with staff and volunteers. It would be beneficial if Crawfish's new adopter had german shepherd experience. Also, keeping a consistent schedule with plenty of daily exercise will help Crawfish feel secure and structured. His favorite time of day is when he gets to go play with his fellow shelter dogs, so he would likely enjoy living with another canine companion. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Fin
Fin
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Fin! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, loving, shy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Because they're so shy, young kiddos would not be the best fit. Older, dog-savvy kids/teenagers (12+) who can read/respect their body language and give them space when they need it would likely be okay.. everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, should be okay with slow, supervised intro! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, we'd LOVE to share our home with another canine companion who can help show us the ropes! *Intros done at WHS!* -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal. While we're small and cute now, keep in mind that we will grow into large German shepherd mixes! Would do best in a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Not quite-- we're still puppies and will learn what you teach us! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Fin and his siblings were an "accidental" litter that have grown up mostly outdoors. We know the mom was a german shepherd but the dad is unknown. These puppies do not appear to have had much in the way of socialization, and are very nervous/shutdown upon first meet. They thrive in the company of another canine companion, and it is strongly encouraged that they be adopted into a home that already has another dog to help them gain some confidence and show them the ropes. Continued socialization with the world around them will be necessary to help them grow into the best adult dogs they can be. A calm, patient household would be ideal, and adopters with prior dog experience are preferred. Once these pups are out of the noisy shelter and into a loving home environment, they're sure to blossom and let their true personalities shine! Puppies are a 15+ year commitment, and these lil guys are hoping their new families are in it for the long haul. If you have the time, resources, and love to provide one of these furballs with a forever loving home, submit an application to see if it's a match! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Grognak
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  • Mastiff
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Grognak! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, people oriented, silly -Can Live with Kids: Possibly kids 12 years and up who are dog savvy and sturdy. Grognak has unknown history with kids. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats so would need a slow and supervised introduction process. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes he could possibly live with another dog of similar size. Introductions will be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks, too large! -Potty Trained: Seems to be. -Bite History: No. -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, he is required to be signed up for one to three private lessons depending on adopters' experience. -Energy Level: Moderate to high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Grognak was found running around as a stray with another dog on a river bar. Since he was found as a stray we don't have any information on his history, so his new family should be prepared to take things slow. We have found out that he enjoys being around people and meets strangers well. He's a bit of a snuggle bug too! Grognak would do best in a home that has experience with large breed dogs where he would have a steady/predictable routine. Also, please keep in mind he is 115 pounds and can pull on leash if he wants to, although he has been nice to walk here at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Extra Large
Henry and Rachel
Henry and RachelHenry and Rachel
  • Holland Lop
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Henry and Rachel! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Social, affectionate, gentle -Can live with kids: Yes, but they cannot be their primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required - we recommend doing plenty of research beforehand regardless! -Energy level: Medium -Can live with other rabbits: Yes, we are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They could possibly be introduced to more rabbits, although it would likely be best if they were your only rabbits. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a microchip! Henry and Rachel are a bonded pair of adorable and sweet bunnies! They are looking for a loving forever home together. In their previous home they were allowed to free roam in their own room and would love to have plenty of space to romp around in again. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting Henry and Rachel, please start by filling out an application to see if it's a good fit! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Horses [Informational Posting]
Horses [Informational Posting]
  • Quarterhorse
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

If you are interested in adopting a horse, please email farm@whatcomhumane.org with a statement of interest! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Jalapeño and Serrano
Jalapeño and SerranoJalapeño and SerranoJalapeño and SerranoJalapeño and Serrano
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, our names are Jalapeño and Serrano! We are PURPLE pawprints, which means we will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy, sweet, lovers -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and must go home together -Can Live with Dogs: No -Can Live with Kids: Quiet or Respectful kids recommended -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: A spay and microchip will be provided by WHS Additional Information: This bonded pair came in with a large family of cats, and didn't have the best start to life. They would thrive with a little TLC and a loving, permanent home. They may do best in a home with low foot traffic as they are a bit shy, or a home with a quiet area they can escape to when the house is busy. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Jax
JaxJaxJaxJaxJaxJax
  • Alaskan Malamute, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Jax! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Silly, adventurous, energetic! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, Jax could live with dog-savvy, sturdy kids around 12 years and up. -Can Live with Cats: Possibly! Jax has lived with cats in the past but would need a very slow introduction process to be successful with new feline friends. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly! He has lived with other dogs in the past although there is a note from the previous owner stating they occasionally fought over food. He has got along with some dogs in the shelter. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks! Jax's ideal home would have a large, fenced in yard. -Potty Trained: May need some work! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: One private lesson may be required depending on adopter experience. -Energy Level: HIGH!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Jax is a big boisterous dude who is looking for a home that has experience with northern breeds! He was unfortunately surrendered to the shelter because his last family was just not fit to have a high energy dog that likes to roam. Jax did have a habit of running off to the neighbors to mess with their chickens, so his ideal home would have a securely fenced yard with no small animals around. It would be best if Jax's new adopters did not have to leave him alone for too long during the day. Also, he will need a very active household that has the time to take Jax on many outdoor adventures! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Jenga
JengaJengaJengaJenga
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Jenga! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, affectionate, snuggly, goofy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history, would likely be okay with gentle, respectful kids of most ages. Everyone will have to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Jenga to see how she does with other dogs here at the shelter. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Could be doable if given plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, although a home with a yard much preferred! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spay/microchip -Additional Information: If you're looking for a young, playful, and affectionate pup, Jenga is the one for you! Jenga is a friendly female dog who loves nothing more than giving kisses and playing with her favorite humans. She's a joyful pup who is always up for a game of fetch, and she's sure to win your heart with her adorable antics. Jenga came to us as a stray so her history is a mystery, but what we do know is that she has a lot of love to give and is eager to find her furever home. If you're interested in meeting Jenga, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

During kitten season (approximately April through October) kittens under six months of age come and go so quickly we often do not have a chance to post them online! If you are wondering about the availability of kittens under six months old, please visit our facility Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 6pm with no appointment necessary to walk through the available cat kennels. You are also welcome to contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext 0. or email adoptions@whatcomhumane.org for information on the availability of kittens prior to your visit. Thank you! View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Kona
KonaKonaKonaKona
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Kona! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, affectionate, playful, loyal -Can Live with Kids: Yes, Kona lived successfully with kids in her previous home and should be fine doing so again! Her previous owner said, "too big for babies/toddlers-- we think a home with elementary and older would be the best fit." -Can Live with Cats: Kona has never lived with cats before and her previous owner said she's showed maybe a little TOO much interest in small animals while out on walks. -Can Live with Dogs: Kona's previous family recommended she be the only dog in her new home. "She has only been around 2 male dogs of similar size, they did not fight, but she only tolerated them and did not prefer." -Can do Apartment Living: Could be doable with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, although a home with a yard is much preferred! -Potty trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope! -Additional Information: Kona was originally adopted from another shelter in WA and lived with her family for about 3 years before being surrendered to WHS due to a new baby in the home and big changes in schedule/lifestyle. Kona's previous family said their favorite thing about her is that she is friendly and wants to be right next to you (that happens to be our favorite thing about her, too-- this girl is a total snugglebug!) Kona is an attentive pup who will likely form a very strong bond with her new person, and will be a loving, loyal companion for many years to come. She's very food motivated and knows "sit" and "down." She has pretty decent leash manners from what we've seen at the shelter (not a big puller) but her previous family did say she sometimes struggles with reactivity toward other dogs while on leash. Other than that, Kona does not have any behavioral concerns and would likely do well in most home environments. She had a fenced yard in her previous home and would love a similar arrangement in her next one but this is not a requirement. Kona is an awesome dog who's potty trained, playful, affectionate, and more than ready to find a forever family of her own! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Lady Omelette
Lady OmeletteLady Omelette
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Lady Omelette! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet, Brave, Independent -Can Live with Cats: Yes, with a slow introduction -Can Live with Dogs: No -Can Live with Kids: Respectful kids, 10 yrs+ recommended -Needs Indoor Only Home: Recommended -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low/medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay will be provided by WHS Additional Information: Lady Omelette came in with a large family of cats, and did not have the best start to life. She is in need of a little TLC in her new home, and would appreciate a family that allows her to be apart of the family but doesn't mind her independence. She enjoys affection but is good at communicating her boundaries and would do great with someone who understands feline body language. If you're not meeting with this girl, you're missing out on a wonderful friend. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Loretta
Loretta
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Loretta! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes . Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, vocal, still learning! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 6+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, I'm going to be a large, high energy dogy who would prefer a yard. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Loretta is an active, playful puppy looking for a responsible, permanent home! She and her 3 siblings arrived to us as strays so their histories are pretty unknown, however, since being here, they have been very outgoing and friendly. Puppies have a tendency to get into trouble so they will need plenty of toys and mental enrichment to keep their brains busy. These pups are very food-motivated so treats will go a long way with their training. With patient guidance and the structure and socialization provided by the puppy classes she will attend with her future adopter, she will grow into a great companion. If you're interested in meeting with Loretta or her siblings, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Marsha
MarshaMarshaMarshaMarshaMarshaMarshaMarsha
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Marsha! Looking for a calmer middle aged gal, Marsha is it! She has been enjoying outings out of shelter with our volunteers and she knows how to ride in a car, comes when her name is called and the volunteers said "She took us back to the car when she was ready to go! She didn't want to get out of the car when we got back so I gave her pets and treats until she was ready to head back in and finish her pup cup in her kennel ??" Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Exuberant, smart, active -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, Marsha is quite uncomfortable around other dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly, with daily exercise and stimulation to meet her needs -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required -Energy Level: Medium/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Marsha - a super intelligent German shepherd in need of a home, Marsha is smart, eager to please, and already has a repertoire of tricks she's ready to show off (ie. sit, shake, lay down, catch etc). While we don't require she goes into a home with a shepherd experienced adopter, we always recommend doing plenty of research on breed specific behavior and what you can do to provide Marsha with the best possible life moving forward. Marsha was surrendered by her owner due to their sickness, we were not provided much of information on her but she has not shown us any concerning behaviors whilst in shelter, she is 7 years old and appears healthy 🙂 If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Matilda
MatildaMatildaMatildaMatilda
  • Mastiff, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Matilda! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, people oriented, clumsy, 102 pound love bug -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - 12+ and sturdy, up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly a dog of similar size and energy. Introductions will be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Matilda is 102 pounds 🙂 -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1-3 private lessons dependent on adopter experience. -Energy Level: Medium/High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Miss Matilda is a large 102 pound love bug ready to settle into her forever home. With Matilda having been a stray it is hard for us to assess how she is going to adjust to home life and like most animals you'll learn more about her as you go! But that's what makes adopting so fun and rewarding 🙂 That being said from what we've seen Matilda is a goofy, wiggly, people oriented dog who could use some stability. She isn't quite aware of her size and leans her entire body weight into you and will try to crawl into your lap. Matilda would greatly benefit from some positive, reward based training and a steady/predictable routine. If you're able to provide Matilda with the life and all the love she deserves, please fill out an application for review! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Extra Large
Maverick
MaverickMaverickMaverickMaverick
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Maverick! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, a little bit shy, purr-ticular -Can Live with Cats: No, Maverick is upset by the sight of other cats in the shelter. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history. It sounds like Maverick is pretty sensitive and would do better in a household without dogs. -Can Live with Kids: 10+, cat savvy and respectful. Up to counselor's discretion. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, Maverick occasionally urinated inappropriately in his previous home. In shelter he has used his litter box with an additive called cat attract. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, good to go! Maverick is a young cat who has not had much stability in his short life. He was surrendered due to allergies and urinating on the son's bed. It sounds like his previous home was filled with things that overwhelmed and stressed him out. Many factors go into when cat's eliminate inappropriately, so we recommend giving Maverick the time, space, and respectful boundaries he needs to adjust. Maverick would do best in a quiet, low foot traffic home as your only 4 legged companion. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Meatloaf
MeatloafMeatloafMeatloaf
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsSpecial Needs

Hi, my name is Meatloaf! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, friendly, active, goofy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - kids ages 14+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but would likely be overwhelming - we are recommending no cats -Can Live with Dogs: As of right now, we are recommending he be the only dog in the home. May change pending further testing. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Appears so! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Meatloaf is a big goofy guy looking for his new best friend! He came to us as a stray, so we unfortunately don't know much about his life before the shelter. From what we've seen, Meatloaf is a happy boy who loves people, toys, and snacks. Much like any rescue dog, he is a bit rough around the edges. He would benefit greatly from some stability, a solid routine, and consistent positive reinforcement based training. He knows the basics like "sit" and "down", but he's eager to learn more. Meatloaf does have some skin issues (many pitties do!) and will need to be on a special diet to keep him feeling his best. We're not sure what exactly it is he's allergic to, but potential adopters will need to be willing to work with him to help mitigate his allergy symptoms. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

Meet Mo - a big, goofy guy who needs a patient home ready to invest in his future. Mo needs a home where he will have a predictable routine as he is still getting used to the idea of new things and people. We will require Mo to be signed up for one private lesson to get him started off on the right paw. Further training is highly recommend to help him refine some manners, learn basic skills, and help him bond with his new person/family! Mo was not exposed to much in his previous home and will need slow and supervised exposure to new things in his daily life, especially with new dogs. Once Mo is comfortable with you, he is the biggest cuddle bug and loves to receive belly rubs. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. Hi, my name is Mo! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, active -Can Live with Kids: 10+, up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, likely too overwhelming for cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Mo could live with a female dog of similar energy and size. He would really benefit from a WELL socialized dog to interact with him and show him the ropes of being a dog! All initial introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. He does have fear based reactivity with male dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Mo is a large guy and needs a larger area to roam around and explore. -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson required. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Moon and Marshmallow
Moon and MarshmallowMoon and MarshmallowMoon and MarshmallowMoon and Marshmallow
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, our names are Moon and Marshmallow! We are PURPLE pawprints, which means we will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Marshmallow is affectionate and calm, Moon is more reserved but mellow. Both are shy at first, but sweet. -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Moon and Marshmallow are a bonded pair and must go home together -Can Live with Dogs: No, too scary -Can Live with Kids: Kids 12+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Litterbox issues at times from previous home but no issues here -Energy Level: Low/medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Moon and Marshmallow are two sweet sisters who really rely on one another for support. They've had a rough patch of life recently and are looking for a fresh start together. Moon is more shy of the two and it really helps her to have her more confident sister by her side. They each enjoy gentle petting and would do best in a calm, quiet home. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Nala
NalaNalaNalaNalaNala
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Nala! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Smart, loyal, attentive, affectionate, active -Can Live with Kids: Nala lived successfully with kids in her previous home and should be fine doing so again. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to reported prey drive from previous owner -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Nala to see how she does with other dogs here at the shelter. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended- Nala was previously an outdoor only dog. -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope! -Additional Information: Nala is a smart, loyal German Shepherd who was primarily outdoor-only in her previous home. Nala's previous owner said she's been known in the past to run off and chase cars, bicycles, etc, but also advised us that she was left out in the yard alone/unattended 24/7 which was likely a highly contributing factor to this. Nala is really searching for an adopter that will bring her indoors as a valued member of the family, and can commit to providing her with plenty of exercise, mental stimulation, and TLC. True to her breed, Nala is intelligent, attentive, and eager to please. She's very food motivated which will go a long way in her training! If Nala sounds like the perfect sidekick for you, submit an application to come in and meet her. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Narwhal
Narwhal
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Narwhal! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, loving, shy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Because they're so shy, young kiddos would not be the best fit. Older, dog-savvy kids/teenagers (12+) who can read/respect their body language and give them space when they need it would likely be okay.. everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, should be okay with slow, supervised intro! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, we'd LOVE to share our home with another canine companion who can help show us the ropes! *Intros done at WHS!* -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal. While we're small and cute now, keep in mind that we will grow into large German shepherd mixes! Would do best in a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Not quite-- we're still puppies and will learn what you teach us! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Narwhal and his siblings were an "accidental" litter that have grown up mostly outdoors. We know the mom was a german shepherd but the dad is unknown. These puppies do not appear to have had much in the way of socialization, and are very nervous/shutdown upon first meet. They thrive in the company of another canine companion, and it is strongly encouraged that they be adopted into a home that already has another dog to help them gain some confidence and show them the ropes. Continued socialization with the world around them will be necessary to help them grow into the best adult dogs they can be. A calm, patient household would be ideal, and adopters with prior dog experience are preferred. Once these pups are out of the noisy shelter and into a loving home environment, they're sure to blossom and let their true personalities shine! Puppies are a 15+ year commitment, and these lil guys are hoping their new families are in it for the long haul. If you have the time, resources, and love to provide one of these furballs with a forever loving home, submit an application to see if it's a match! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Orca
Orca
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Orca! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, loving, shy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Because they're so shy, young kiddos would not be the best fit. Older, dog-savvy kids/teenagers (12+) who can read/respect their body language and give them space when they need it would likely be okay.. everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, should be okay with slow, supervised intro! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, we'd LOVE to share our home with another canine companion who can help show us the ropes! *Intros done at WHS!* -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal. While we're small and cute now, keep in mind that we will grow into large German shepherd mixes! Would do best in a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Not quite-- we're still puppies and will learn what you teach us! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Blue and his siblings were an "accidental" litter that have grown up mostly outdoors. We know the mom was a german shepherd but the dad is unknown. These puppies do not appear to have had much in the way of socialization, and are very nervous/shutdown upon first meet. They thrive in the company of another canine companion, and it is strongly encouraged that they be adopted into a home that already has another dog to help them gain some confidence and show them the ropes. Continued socialization with the world around them will be necessary to help them grow into the best adult dogs they can be. A calm, patient household would be ideal, and adopters with prior dog experience are preferred. Once these pups are out of the noisy shelter and into a loving home environment, they're sure to blossom and let their true personalities shine! Puppies are a 15+ year commitment, and these lil guys are hoping their new families are in it for the long haul. If you have the time, resources, and love to provide one of these furballs with a forever loving home, submit an application to see if it's a match! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Otis
Otis
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Otis! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes . Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, vocal, still learning! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 6+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, I'm going to be a large, high energy dogy who would prefer a yard. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and a MC -Additional Information: Otis is an active, playful puppy looking for a responsible, permanent home! He and his 3 siblings arrived to us as strays so their histories are pretty unknown, however, since being here, they have been very outgoing and friendly. Puppies have a tendency to get into trouble so they will need plenty of toys and mental enrichment to keep their brains busy. These pups are very food-motivated so treats will go a long way with their training. With patient guidance and the structure and socialization provided by the puppy classes he will attend with her future adopter, he will grow into a great companion. If you're interested in meeting with Otis or his siblings, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Panthera
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  • Doberman Pinscher, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Panthera! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, sweet, affectionate, loyal -Can Live with Kids: Panthera lived successfully with kids in her previous home and should be fine doing so again. Super young, rowdy kiddos may be a little too much for this sensitive lady. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to reported history of prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: Came in with Nala, but has shown discomfort around other dogs while here in the shelter. Panthera will need to be the only dog in the home. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to history of being outdoor only dog. -Potty Trained: Unknown. Panthera was an outdoor-only dog in her previous home and may need a little help adjusting to indoor life. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Panthera is a gentle giant looking for her forever lap to snuggle up in. She was an outdoor only only dog in her previous home and is really looking forward to living the rest of her days indoors as a valued member of the family. Panthera is super snuggly and will likely be a "velcro dog" with her new human, wanting to be as close to your side as possible. Panthera would likely do best in a home where she has access to a secure/fenced yard, maybe with a dog door so she can go in and out as she pleases. This big ol snuggle bug is going to be a great BFF to some lucky person, if it sounds like that could be you, submit an application to come in and meet her! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Popcorn and Nugget
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  • Guinea Pig, Silkie / Sheltie, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Popcorn and Nugget! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Gentle, Social, Sweet -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be our primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing plenty of research if we will be your first guinea pigs -Energy Level: Low -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: We are a bonded pair required to go home together, we might be able to live with other female guinea pigs pending a slow introduction--Ask staff for more details! -Litter Box Trained: Not quite, but we can work on it! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Popcorn and Nugget are a pair of adults (~4yrs) who are well socialized and used to interacting with children. These two will need a nice roomy cage (ideally 10.5 square ft./30"x50" for two pigs,) unlimited grass hay, and daily pellets/fresh green veggies. These two would be happiest with daily interaction and exercise. Guinea pigs enjoy running around, playing in pop-up tunnels, and much more. If you are ready for the happiness these piggies will bring you, please ask the front desk if you can meet with them! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
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
Quincy
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Meet handsome Quincy - a shepherd after your heart! Quincy originally arrived to the shelter as a stray so his history is unknown. He spent about a month in a home recently but it just wasn't the right fit. From what we've seen, Quincy is an intelligent guy who is well mannered for a shepherd. He'll lovingly place his head into your lap and accept gentle scratches. He is still quite energetic and would benefit from regular exercise and mental stimulation. Quincy would make a great hiking partner and is excited to find an active family to go on many adventures with. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. Hi, my name is Quincy! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Easygoing, affectionate, big floof -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending 12+. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: No thanks, I like to chase cats! -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially with a dog of similar size and energy level. All introductions done at WHS to ensure it's a good fit! -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, ready to go. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Ralph
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  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Ralph! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, playful, food-motivated, energetic -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Just a big puppy who's still working on his manners-- may be a little "too much" for super young kiddos, would likely do best with older, sturdy, dog-savvy kids. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Ralph seems a bit undersocialized/selective with other dogs, but may do well with the right match. He would likely do better with a female dog. -Can do Apartment Living: Could be doable with PLENTY of exercise and mental stimulation, although he'd much prefer a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Calling all Lab people!! Meet Raplh, an active young dog with all the traits of your typical Lab-- friendly, goofy, food-motivated, and playful. A high energy guy, he will need lots of exercise and mental stimulation to be happy (and stay out of trouble!) Ralph already knows "sit" and would benefit from continued training to help him brush up on his manners-- he can get jumpy when excited (which happens a lot!) Ralph came to us as a stray so his history is a mystery, but what we do know is that he's ready and eager to find a forever family of his own! If this big goofball sounds like the perfect fit for you, submit an application to come in and meet him View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Rose
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  • American Staffordshire Terrier, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

https://adoptkoda.my.canva.site/adopt-radiant-rose-from-the-whatcom-humane-society?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR1lT0ydC6h7fcf0zne_b24cCCsliktjcAmiZBTjwsCicM4Ww2Wtc0T3u7U_aem_AcoI-PFUBfPRQFmY2SLW3qYHR4y3mc8wNomjGg3eT4SkHOl6tFbQ7hAROEGfy7klVfkbAlFWZdZEsT06g0aJVTs_ Meet Rose, a charming pittie mix ready to steal your heart. Rose isn't just your average pup - she's a treat-chomping, people-loving, trick-performing superstar! Rose will eagerly show off her impressive repertoire of tricks which consist of sit, shake, lay down, and spin! Whether it's cuddling on the couch for movie night or going for a stroll in the park, Rose is happiest when she's by your side, soaking up all the love and attention you have to offer. Note: Rose is in foster care and not at the shelter at this time Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, exuberant, smart -Can Live with Kids: yes, dog savvy and sturdy. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended. -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Rose to see how she does with other dogs . Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Yes -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 private lesson. -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Scout and Willow
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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

Hi, our names are Willow and Scout! We are PURPLE pawprints, which means we will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Sweet, mellow, silly -Can Live with Kids: No thanks, Scout has a bite history so we are requiring an adult-only home. -Can Live with Cats: No, Scout and Willow have a history of aggression with small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: Scout and Willow are bonded to each other and would prefer to be the only dogs in the home. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Scout and Willow need a larger space to live in (preferably with a yard)! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: Yes -- Scout bit and broke skin when someone reached their hand down to him and startled him. Please ask staff for more details. -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required at this time -Energy Level: Low -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a microchip for Willow. Meet these sweet and quirky seniors Scout and Willow. Scout and Willow have lived together all 11 years of their life and are extremely bonded to each other. They were surrendered after their owner could no longer care for them and had to move. These seniors are great because they still have peps in their steps, but enjoy lounging around just as much! A low-traffic home with no small kids or small animals would be best for them! Both Willow and Scout are excited to find a comfy retirement home to live out their golden years. Seniors can be sensitive, so we recommend giving them as much time and space as they desire to settle into their new lives. Scout does have a bite history from someone reaching their hand down to his face and startling him, so an adult only, dog-savvy home is encouraged. If you're ready to open your heart and home to some seniors (which are the BEST!), please fill out an application. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Siva
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  • Anatolian Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Siva! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, calm, gentle giant, independent, a bit nervous/udersocialized but warms to up people quickly -Can Live with Kids: No history with kids - ages 16+ only -Can Live with Cats: Has reportedly lived with cats in the past, but chased them. May be okay with a confident and dog-savvy cat, but would likely be overwhelming for most cats. Up to adopter's discretion. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly! She would likely do best with a male canine companion who is not too high energy. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No way! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Siva is a big girl (125 pounds!!!) looking for someone who's experienced with livestock herding breeds. She's a sweet and calm dog, but can be a bit nervous sometimes - probably because she hasn't experienced much change in her life, so this transition has understandably been tough on her. Siva would do best in a nice quiet home on some property - ie. a farm, a home with a large fenced yard, etc. - where she can go outside as she pleases. She is getting a bit older, so will need to have a warm comfy place to return to once she's done galloping around outside. As a middle-aged large breed dog, Siva will need frequent vet check ups to ensure she's feeling her best. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Extra Large
Smudge
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Smudge! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, bouncy, strong, playful -Can Live with Kids: Sturdy, dog savvy kids 12+. All kiddos will have to meet before finalizing an adoption. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - Smudge has a high prey drive and would do best living in a household without cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Not recommended for now - Smudge is pretty nervous/under-socialized with dogs and would do best as your only dog for the time being. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but would be beneficial! -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, good to go! Meet Smudge - a BIG and bouncy 15 month old girl who is ready to steal your heart (and all of your treats!). Smudge is a 95 pound bundle of silly, goofy girl. She is people oriented, loves to have her belly rubbed, and put her head into your lap. Smudge is still learning just how big she is and needs reminders that she is not a lap dog, although she really wants to be! She can be a bit apprehensive with new situations and will need slow exposure to every day things. A steady, predictable routine will be this girl's key to success! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Stella
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  • Rottweiler, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Stella! I'm a RED pawprint, which means I need an experienced home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, affectionate, a little shy -Can Live with Kids: Stella would do best in an adult-only home, or at least one with older, respectful, dog-savvy kids/teens who can read/respect her body language and give her space when she needs it. Recommending 14+ at this time. -Can Live with Cats: Stella lived successfully with a cat in her previous home but previous owner reports she did enjoy chasing them from time to time. Intros to any new cats should be taken very slowly-- a confident cat who won't run if chased would likely be best. -Can Live with Dogs: Stella could possibly live with another dog. She lived successfully with a canine companion in her previous home, however she can be fearful when meeting new dogs and takes a while to adjust to new friends. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended-- a home with a yard strongly preferred! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson. -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Spay/microchip -Additional Information: Stella is a sweet, playful Rottweiler mix who would thrive in a home with a steady, predictable routine. She has been bounced around quite a bit in her young life and has been trained with punishment-based training in the past which seems to have factored into her insecurity. Stella would benefit from a calm, dog-savvy adopter who can continue working with her using positive reinforcement methods to remind her that she's safe and loved. Stella's previous owner reports that she struggles with reactivity (leash/barrier/dog) although we haven't seen much of that during her time in shelter. This sweet lil Rottie is more than ready to find a forever family of her own that will love her, treat her with kindness, and of course play fetch until their arm falls off. If Stella sounds like the perfect fit for you, submit an application to schedule an intro! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Sully
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Sully! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, silly, sensitive/shy, playful -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Because he can be easily startled by rapid movements, we feel he'd do best with dog-savvy, older kids or teens that can read/respect his signals and not overwhelm him with too much roughhousing. At this time we're recommending kids ages 14+. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Sully to see how he does with other dogs here at the shelter. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to history of living outdoors, + easily spooked by novel stimuli -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but would certainly be beneficial! -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Sully is an affectionate, somewhat sensitive pup who came to us as a stray. His exact history is unknown, but he appears to have lived mainly as an outdoor dog prior to arriving at the shelter and may not have much/any experience inside a home. He catches on quickly though and is really looking forward to spending the rest his days lounging on the couch or a dog bed (or even better, YOUR bed! ;)) Super quick/sudden/overhead movements can sometimes cause Sully to flinch/cower, and he would benefit from a calm, patient adopter who can read/respect body language/calming signals, go slow while he adjusts, and continue working on getting him comfortable with basic handling and the big wide world around him. Sully is incredibly affectionate and a 10/10 cuddle buddy once he knows you (it doesn't take much to become his new favorite person-- he's easily won over with a stinky treat or two.) Once out of the shelter environment and adjusted in his new home, we expect his confidence to continue to blossom, his personality to shine, and that he will make an awesome lifelong BFF for some lucky adopter. If that sounds like it could be you, submit an application to schedule an intro! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Thelma
Thelma
  • Shepherd
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Thelma! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes . Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, vocal, still learning! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 6+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. May be overwhelming for shy or senior kitties who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, I'm going to be a large, high energy dogy who would prefer a yard. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6 week puppy course -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Thelma is an active, playful puppy looking for a responsible, permanent home! She and her 3 siblings arrived to us as strays so their histories are pretty unknown, however, since being here, they have been very outgoing and friendly. Puppies have a tendency to get into trouble so they will need plenty of toys and mental enrichment to keep their brains busy. These pups are very food-motivated so treats will go a long way with their training. With patient guidance and the structure and socialization provided by the puppy classes she will attend with her future adopter, she will grow into a great companion. If you're interested in meeting with Thelma or her siblings, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Toutle! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Snuggle bug, curious, loving -Can Live with Kids: Yes, dog-savvy, sturdy kids 10+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow proper intro. -Can Live with Dogs: We are recommending Toutle be the only dog in home at this time while getting to know her. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with proper exercise and mental stimulation although I'd prefer a home with a yard. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson. -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Toutle is a sweet, loving girl who arrived to the shelter as a stray so her history is unknown. She is an absolute CUDDLE BUG and is more interested in crawling in your lap for pets than playing with toys. She would love a home where her people are home more often than not so she can get the love and attention she deserves. If Toutle sounds like the pup for you, submit and application and come meet her! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Tulip
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Tulip! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, silly -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids so we are recommending dog-savvy kids around 12 years and up. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats but may be okay with a slow and supervised introduction process. -Can Live with Dogs: Tulip could possibly live with another dog. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly with plenty of physical and mental stimulation, however a house with a yard would be preferred. -Potty Trained: Seems to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but recommended. -Energy Level: Moderate -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, ready to go! -Additional Information: Tulip arrived to the shelter as a stray who was a bit fearful. She has had some time to decompress and is blossoming into a wonderfully sweet girl. It may take some time for Tulip to adjust to a new home, but plenty of love and continued positive reinforcement training will help her feel her best. Tulip could use some work on basic manners (such as being jumpy) but learns quickly, especially when treats are used for positive reinforcement. She would love to spend her days going on adventures with her people and snuggling up on the couch in the evening. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Waffles
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  • Pygmy, Goat, Mixed

Waffles is a super sweet goat that would love a new home with a safe, secure outdoor area and dry, draft-free shelter/barn to hang out in. Waffles would make an ideal companion for a barn in need of a friend for a horse or other large animal. Waffles may or may not play nicely with other goats. The jury is still out... For more info, contact us at farm@whatcomhumane.org View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Winston and Willis
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Winston and Willis! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Skittish, vocal, curious -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be our primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing plenty of research if we will be your first guinea pigs -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: We are required to go home together. But as for other male pigs potentially yes, pending a slow and structured introduction process. Guinea pigs (especially males) can be territorial, so these two might prefer being your only pigs. -Litter Box Trained: Not quite, but we can work on it! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Willis and Winston will need a nice roomy cage/enclosure with daily exercise. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality pellets, and fresh greens daily. They can also have the occasional treat (ie. guinea pig safe fruits and veggies). These two will need to go to a home where they are interacted with daily - guinea pigs are not meant to be left and forgotten about, they should be members of the family! We will ask for photographic proof of an adequate enclosure before proceeding to adoption - if you're not sure how large your enclosure should be, we suggest asking a staff member or doing some online research. If you'd like to meet Willis and Winston, the first step is filling out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Zamboni
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Zamboni! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Intelligent, affectionate, active -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids so we are recommending kids aged 12 years and up who can handle a large dog who may knock them over. -Can Live with Cats: No, Zamboni would do best in a cat-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: Zamboni needs to work on socializing with other dogs before actually living with one, so not at this time. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks, he is a large guy with lots of energy and needs some room to roam! -Potty Trained: Seems to be. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Highly recommended but not required. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Zamboni is a lovely shepherd boy who is looking for a forever home. He arrived as a stray so his history is unknown. It seems as though he is well socialized with people but could use some work on his confidence around other dogs. Zamboni is very intelligent and enjoys working for treats. He would love to put his intelligence to use by polishing off some basic manners and learning new skills. He would do best in an active household where he doesn't have to be alone for too long. If you're looking for a handsome shepherd like Zamboni, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Zipper
Zipper
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Zipper! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, sensitive -Can Live with Cats: Yes - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes - slow and supervised introductions. Zipper would do best with a cat savvy dog who will not chase him. -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged due to shyness -History of Litter Box Issues: Zipper urinated outside of the litter box one time here, but had a perfect track record of litter box usage in his previous home. It could be that he's in a very small space here and is stressed. -Energy Level: Medium/High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Zipper is a sweet and affectionate kitty who loves to cuddle up when he knows you're his person. It may take him a little bit of time to warm up, being in a new place is scary!, but he's worth the wait. This guy would love a home with plenty of places to perch and cat trees to scratch. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium

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Rylee (Bella)

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

Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

A Friend for My Dog

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

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

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

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

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

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