ADOPT

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

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

Application forms for specific animals can be submitted online or may be downloaded (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) below.

Working Cat Program

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

Hours of Adoption Services

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

Closed To The Public
Sundays, Mondays, & Major Holidays

Bringing Home a New Pet?

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

 

Looking to adopt?

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

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

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

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

Resources:
Small Furries Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

Bird Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

Horse Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

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

Adoption Requirements

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

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

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

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

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

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

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

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

Hours of Adoption Services

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

Closed To The Public
Sundays, Mondays, & Major Holidays

Included in the Adoption Fee

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

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

Adult, Female, Large
Bedhead
BedheadBedhead
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Bedhead. Here's more about me: -Personality: Shy, but curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Yes -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. I am on the shy side, so someone who could commit to daily social time would really help me out. If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Bernard
Bernard
  • Guinea Pig

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

Adult, Male, Small
Bonkers
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  • American Shorthair, Tabby, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Bonkers! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but sweet guy. -Can Live with Cats: No, I would like to be the only cat in the home. -Can Live with Dogs: No, dogs are too scary for me! -Can Live with Kids: Kids aged 10 and up are okay as long as they respect my body language. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes I need to be indoor only! -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Mellow -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a microchip and rabies vaccine! Additional Information: Bonkers is an affectionate cat who is having a bit of a rough time at the shelter. He is easily overwhelmed by loud noises and commotion, and doesn't seem to enjoy being around other animals. Due to this he has been a little shut down and spends most of his day hiding in his hidey bed. Once he settles into a home we expect he should come out of his shell and want to snuggle the day away. Someone who is experienced with cats who can get easily overstimulated, and cats who are undersocialized would be very beneficial for Bonkers to get started off on the right paw. Any kids in the home would need to be familiar with fearful cats to ensure Bonkers feels his best. If you think you have the right home for Bonkers, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Bonnie
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  • Quarterhorse

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

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

Hi, my name is Bubba! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: High energy, adventure buddy, goofy, exuberant -Can Live with Kids: Dog-savvy kids ages 8+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but not recommended. I would likely be overwhelming for most cats. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a tolerant dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson -Energy Level: Very HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Bubba is an energetic boy who would do best in an ACTIVE household where he will get to go on lots of adventures. If you're looking for the calm couch potato type, Bubba is NOT the dog for you! This diamond in the rough hasn't had much training and needs someone willing to put in the time/effort to get him up to speed. Bubba is friendly and affectionate and will likely make a wonderful companion once he's had a little training. He's a bit of an escape artist and should never be left unattended outside. If you'd like to meet Bubba to see if he's your perfect match, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review applications to ensure it's a good match before setting up an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Chewy
Chewy
  • Domestic Short Hair

Hi, my name is Chewy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, quiet, purr-monster. -Can Live with Cats: Yes - slow, supervised intro required. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes - slow, supervised intro required. -Can Live with Kids: Aged teenage to adult. Cat experience required. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes. I have lived my whole life inside. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, see staff for details. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter. Additional Information: Chewy is a very sweet, affectionate kitty with a great purr. He's a little scared and confused here at the shelter after being in the same home for several years. While Chewy can seem shy at first, it doesn't take him long to open up once he knows he's safe. He loves face scratches and treats and he gives the BEST head butts! He would do best in a low-traffic home where he can chill with his person while they read or watch TV. If you're looking for a mellow companion to add to your home, visit the front desk and ask to meet Chewy! View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Cleopatra and Celeste
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Cleopatra! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Sweet and curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: I am required to go home with Celeste! We could live with another female guinea pig. Introductions will be done here at WHS to make sure everyone gets along. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: Celeste and Cleopatra were surrendered to the shelter after their owner no longer wanted them. They are now looking for their forever homes together. They will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet Celeste and Cleopatra, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Declan
Declan
  • British Shorthair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Declan! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, reserved, sweet -Can Live with Cats: No thanks! -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks. Dogs are too rambunctious for me. -Can Live with Kids: Kids age 10+ that can read my body language and respect my space. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Highly recommended, but not required -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and a microchip. Additional Information: Declan is a wise old soul who is a bit frightened by shelter life. We don't know much about his past since he arrived at WHS as a stray, but this guy is looking forward to a new start and a better future! Declan loves to be up high observing his kingdom, so he'd love a nice tall cat tower near a window where he could watch the world go by. While he may take a little while to warm up, Declan is a sweet boy with lots of love to give and would make a great addition to the family. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Fitzgerald! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, reserved -Can Live with Cats: Lived successfully with another cat in previous home. Will need slow intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history- would not do well with young/rowdy dogs. Calm, cat-savvy, independent dogs maybe okay after slow intro period -Can Live with Kids: Fitzgerald would prefer an adult-only home, or at least one with older, cat experienced kids/teens who are respectful of her space. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for details -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Fitzgerald is a calm, quiet senior lady who's had lots of big changes recently. She's understandably stressed in the shelter environment and is really hoping for a patient, loving home to call her own. A calm environment without lots of coming/going would be ideal; she'd be a great match for a retired person/couple who enjoy relaxing around the house and reading a good book. It takes a bit for Fitzgerald to feel safe/comfortable in new situations- she may hide out under the bed for a week or two- but once she gets to know you she's quite the affectionate gal. If Fitzgerald sounds like the perfect cat for you, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Fluffer Nutter
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  • Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Fluffer Nutter! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Athletic, Playful, Smart, Sensitive -Can Live with Kids: I could live with dog-experienced, older teenagers (16+) -Can Live with Cats: I’d do best in a cat-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: I could potentially share my home with a tolerant, well-balanced dog of similar size and energy level, pending an introduction at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: No apartments for me, please! My ideal placement is a home with a fenced yard. -Potty Trained: Unknown history, but good habits at the shelter. I’m confident I can pick up any skills you teach me! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one to three private lessons, depending on adopter experience. -Energy Level: High - will need adequate exercise and mental stimulation to be his best -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope - I'm neutered and ready to go home! Additional Information: Fluffer Nutter originally arrived at Whatcom Humane Society as a stray without much in the way of training or even exposure to lots of things. He’s become a volunteer favorite in his time at the shelter and has developed lots of skills that will help him to be a wonderful companion. Fluffer Nutter has learned to walk nicely on leash, is happy to show off his “sit” for a treat, and he’s even gotten confident enough to ride in a car. Once Fluffer Nutter is familiar with a person, he enjoys snuggling up next to them. He is still uncertain about encountering unfamiliar things he wasn’t exposed to as a younger dog (like bicycles or joggers) but can step off a trail and let them pass. His future family will need to set him up for success by working with a positive reinforcement trainer to help him settle into his new life as a beloved family member. This smart, food-motivated dog will reward your effort by quickly learning the skills you put in the effort to teach him. To keep his beautiful coat in good condition Fluffer will require regular brushing. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Freya
Freya
  • American

Hi, my name is Freya! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, curious, sweet -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first rabbit we recommend doing research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Potentially yes, introductions will be done at WHS to make sure everyone gets along! -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional information: I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. I am a social bunny who loves to interact with people! If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
General Whiskers Von Litter
General Whiskers Von LitterGeneral Whiskers Von Litter
  • Tiger
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Special Needs

Hi, this is General Whiskers Von Litter! Here is what would work best in his new home: -Personality: Best head bunter in town, gentle, sensitive. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but would probably do best as an only cat. If other cats do reside in home, other cats must be FIV+. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, would most likely do best in a home without dogs. -Can Live with Kids: Kids 13+ as he is a sensitive boy and young kids would be overwhelming. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, he is FIV+ -History of Litter Box Issues: Nope -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: This charming boy is looking for a quiet home who can offer lots of yummy treats and head rubs. He can be a bit introverted at first but once he warms up, he lets his affectionate, sweet self shine! He enjoys being near his humans and isn't shy about asking for attention once he feels comfortable. He is FIV+ which can impact his immune system but he can live a very normal, healthy life still. Please ask the front desk to meet this sweet boy today! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Hall & Oates
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  • Pot Bellied
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

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

Young, Male, Large
Hoagie
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Tabby, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Hoagie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate (on his terms), confident, lap cat, independent, chatty -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introduction to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - will need proper introduction to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 12+ (I am prone to overstimulation) -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: I have had a couple accidents here at the shelter, but this may be due to stress and/or lack of space -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Hoagie came to us as a stray who was likely living outside for quite some time. The person who found him was feeding him for 2+ months before bringing him to the shelter. He was a bit skeptical of people when he first arrived, but with time (and lots of treats) he has turned into a VERY affectionate boy. Hoagie can get a bit overstimulated if you don't respect his boundaries, so it would be helpful for potential adopters to have some cat experience. Since Hoagie was originally an outdoor kitty, it may be difficult to transition him to indoor-only - for this reason, we think it may be best if he gets some RESPONSIBLE outdoor time in his new home. If you'd like to meet Hoagie, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Jimmy
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  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Jimmy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, smart, energetic, adventurous -Can Live with Kids: Jimmy would do best with older kids or teens who have some prior dog experience and can read/respect canine body language, giving him space when he needs it. -Can Live with Cats: Jimmy lived successfully with a cat in his previous home. He will need slow, supervised introductions to any new kitties to ensure they all get along. -Can Live with Dogs: Potentially the right match pending an initial introduction here at the shelter. Jimmy was surrendered in part to being reactive to other dogs while on leash, but seems to tolerate calm/social dogs when introduced correctly. He would not be a good match for rough/rowdy dogs who will not respect his boundaries. -Can do Apartment Living: No, Jimmy was surrendered because he was not compatible with apartment life. A heavily populated apartment setting with lots of dogs/unknowns is not going to be a place where Jimmy thrives. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but would certainly be beneficial! -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Jimmy is a super smart cattledog mix with whiskers like a seal. He was surrendered to the shelter in hopes of finding a home in a more rural setting- his former owners lived in an apartment in busy downtown Bellingham where Jimmy struggled with dog/leash reactivity. Jimmy has gone through formal obedience training, unfortunately through a facility that used punishment based methods which can often make reactivity worse. Jimmy is highly food motivated and eager to please-- we expect him to pick up new skills in no time once provided with science-based, effective, positive reinforcement training from a dog-savvy handler. Jimmy already knows sit, down, stay, shake, and high five, and he takes treats very gently which is a plus! Jimmy has tons of potential to shine and blossom into a top notch companion for many years to come. Submit an application to see if Jimmy's a good match for you! View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Jupiter & Red Loaf
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, we are Jupiter & Red Loaf ! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, but curious -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Yes, I am a bonded pair with Red Loaf and we are required to go home together! -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. I am on the shy side, so someone who could commit to daily social time would really help me out. If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Kiska
Kiska
  • American Bulldog, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without cats

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

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

During kitten season (approximately April through October) kittens under six months of age come and go so quickly we often do not have a chance to post them online! If you are wondering about the availability of kittens under six months old, please visit our facility Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5pm with no appointment necessary to walk through the available cat kennels. You are also welcome to contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext 0. or email adoptions@whatcomhumane.org for information on the availability of kittens prior to your visit. Thank you! View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Leroy
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  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

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

Young, Male, Large
Lincoln
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  • Guinea Pig

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

Adult, Male, Small
Little Kit
Little KitLittle Kit
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Little Kit ! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: PURR monster, hugger, curious. -Can Live with Cats: Maybe, with a younger kitten tolerant cat. We would need a slow and supervised introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Most likely yes, but I will need a slow and proper introduction. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, cat savvy kids who understand cat body language. -Requires Indoor Only: Yes, for now I am too young to be going outside. I may like some supervised outdoor time when I am a bit older! -Two Kitten Policy: Yes! I am required to go home with another kitten or into a home with a kitten-tolerant cat who will socialize with me. -Bite History: None. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter, microchip and rabies vaccine! -Additional Information: I am Little Kit and I am looking for my forever home. I am sweet, affectionate and quite the hugger! Sometimes I show my love through little bites, so watch out 😉 I am still a little guy, so please make sure you're in it for the long haul. I would love to play all day and hangout with you on the couch at night. If you would like to meet me, please fill out an application with the front desk. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Loki
Loki
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Loki! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Yes -Can Live with Dogs: Likely - with a slow, supervised intro -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Requires Indoor Only: Yes -Two Kitten Policy: Yes! I am required to go home with another kitten or into a home with a kitten-tolerant cat who will socialize with me. -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Loki is a sweet young kitten who has been shuffled around through no fault of his own. In his short life, he has never known what it is like to have a place to call home. He needs someone who can commit to him long-term as kittens can live 15+ years. Loki requires a home that already has a cat or would love to go home with one of his friends from the shelter. Loki is playful, sweet, and would make a great addition to almost any type of household. If you'd like to meet this sweet kitty, please visit the front desk to fill out an application. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Louis ! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, outgoing, independent -Can Live with Cats: unknown history, will need slow and supervised introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Any potential canine roommates will need a very slow and supervised introduction to ensure they get along, lived with other dogs successfully in a previous home -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 6+, kids need to be cat savvy and know how to read feline body language he has the potential to get overstimulated -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, but needs to be supervised while outside -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Louis is a sweet boy independent boy that is looking for a somewhat quiet forever home. Louis has been returned to us twice now, and frankly he is quite tired of it. Louis is a sweet cat that is always looking for attention, and he is not afraid to let you know. He will give you loving head-butts all day as long as you aren't too rough with him -- he has a potential to become overstimulated. Despite this, he is very affectionate and loving. If you would like to meet this precious little man, fill out an application! View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Medium
Malibu
Malibu
  • American

Hi, my name is Malibu! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but sweet -Can live with kids: Yes although they cannot be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first rabbit we recommend doing research before adopting! -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other rabbits: Potentially yes! We will do introductions here at WHS to make sure everyone gets along. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay -Additional information: I need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. I am a little on the shy side, but once I get to know you I am a sweet bunny who enjoys a scratch behind the ears. If you'd like to meet me, please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Mindy
MindyMindyMindy
  • Domestic Short Hair, Tabby, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Mindy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, timid, quiet -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but would likely enjoy a feline companion as long as they are properly introduced. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs are too overwhelming for me! -Can Live with Kids: No, I would like an adult only home please (18 plus)! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, I am required to be indoor only. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay Additional Information: Mindy came to the shelter as a stray and is now looking for her forever home! Keep in mind cats can live for 15 years plus, and Mindy is quite young so she will get to be with you for a long time. Mindy is very shy and overwhelmed in the busy shelter environment. A quiet, low-traffic home with no dogs or kids is required so Mindy can work on settling in and getting comfortable. Someone with cat-experience is also required to help Mindy get off on the right paw and help her with her confidence. If you think Mindy is the cat for you, please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Nelson
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

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

Adult, Male, Large
Nev
NevNev
  • German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Nev! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social/friendly, loving, playful, adventurous, good-natured -Can Live with Kids: Nev came in as a stray so it's unknown how well she interacts with children. Based on her behavior at the shelter, we think she'd do okay with older, respectful, dog-savvy kids or teens-- everyone will need to meet at the shelter to ensure it's a good match. -Can Live with Cats: No, Nev appears to have a high prey drive and would do best in a feline-free household. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could likely live with another energetic/playful dog pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to her energy level/activity needs. Could be doable with just the right adopter/active lifestyle... please speak with an adoption counselor with any questions. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Med/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/microchip -Additional Information: Nev is a super social shepherd on the lookout for her forever family! This sweet lady loves pets and attention, often leaning against your legs for optimum butt scritches. Nev is a playful soul, and loves to parade around the room showing off her favorite toy (current fav: squeaky Lamb Chop stuffie :)) We have not observed any behavioral concerns during her time at the shelter, and she would likely mesh well into most active households. If Nev sounds like the perfect adventure buddy for you, submit an application to see if it's a match! View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Large
Peppercorn
Peppercorn
  • Terrier, Mixed

Hi, my name is Peppercorn! 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: Yes -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, spay/microchip -Additional Information: Peppercorn and her friends were brought to WHS as strays after being found underneath a trailer in Eastern WA. We have no idea what breeds they're made up of, and appear to even be from multiple litters. They will likely be small dogs when fully grown (we're thinking 15-30 lbs) but your guess is as good as ours-- but we think that's all part of the fun! 🙂 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 tiny lil 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! View full description »

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

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

Senior, Male, Large
Pickle
Pickle
  • Terrier, Mixed

Hi, my name is Pickle! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, loving, a little shy, most confident of the bunch -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: Yes -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, spay/microchip -Additional Information: Pickle and her friends were brought to WHS as strays after being found underneath a trailer in Eastern WA. We have no idea what breeds they're made up of, and appear to even be from multiple litters. They will likely be small dogs when fully grown (we're thinking 15-30 lbs) but your guess is as good as ours-- but we think that's all part of the fun! 🙂 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 tiny lil 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! View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Pita
Pita
  • Terrier, Mixed

Hi, my name is Pita! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, loving, reserved, 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: Yes -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: Pita and his friends were brought to WHS as strays after being found underneath a trailer in Eastern WA. We have no idea what breeds they're made up of, and appear to even be from multiple litters. They will likely be small dogs when fully grown (we're thinking 15-30 lbs) but your guess is as good as ours-- but we think that's all part of the fun! 🙂 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 tiny lil 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! View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Priscilla & Valentine
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  • Cow

These two goofy bovines are Priscilla and Valentine! They are roughly two years old and they love attention, treats, head and neck scratches. You'll have to be mindful of their horns but give these two some scratches and you got yourself a friend for life! If you have ever dreamed of adopting a couple of cows for your farm/pasture/barn and have the space and resources to provide a permanent, loving and peaceful home to some farm animals in need, please contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org. View full description »

Adult, Female, Extra Large
Reah Sunshine
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  • Husky, Shepherd, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Reah Sunshine! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, independent, sensitive, nervous with strangers but warms up with time -Can Live with Kids: Kids ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but would likely overwhelm most kitties. At this time, we are recommending a feline-free home. -Can Live with Dogs: I may do okay with a social, tolerant male dog pending an introduction here at the shelter. I would likely not do well with other female dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium/high -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC -Additional Information: Are you looking to add the perfect "Re-ah" Sunshine to your life? Well we have the perfect girl for you! Reah came into us as a young mom with the cutest litter of puppies and is now looking for her forever home. It took her a little while to warm up, but now she loves to wag her tail, show off her toys and give you a big smile when you walk her. Reah is looking for someone to show her patience as she gets settled into being the young, independent girl she was meant to be! If you would like to invest in her growth as a companion please fill out an application with our front desk! View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Roomba
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  • Hound, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Roomba! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, friendly, goofy -Can Live with Kids: Roomba can be a little jumpy/mouthy when excited and would do best with strong, sturdy kids 12+ who aren't afraid to get knocked over from time to time! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, but preferably no. Roomba showed a lot of interest in chickens, small animals, and cats on walks. He likely has a high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Based on tests done at the shelter, it appears Roomba would prefer to be an only dog. He is not likely to be a good dog park candidate, either. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation -Potty Trained: Appears to be, although we can't say for sure. May need some assistance when adjusting to his new home. -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, already neutered -Additional Information: Roomba is an affectionate dog who loves to lean against your legs and gaze lovingly into your eyes. He has a very sweet soul that shines through despite a lot of puppyish behavior in an adult dog's body! Roomba was surrendered to the shelter after ingesting something toxic -- he's a grazer and more than likely a counter surfer/garbage eater, so anything potentially hazardous to dogs should be kept out of reach from this curious guy! Roomba LOVES snacks and is eager to show off his tricks and learn some more. It seems like he might have some food sensitivities that result in his skin being a little flaky/itchy, and may need a special diet to keep him looking and feeling his best. If Roomba sounds like your type of pup, fill out an application to meet him today! View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Rory
RoryRory
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Rory! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Timid at first, affectionate once comfortable -Can Live with Cats: Possibly another low-key cat with proper introductions -Can Live with Dogs: No, dogs would likely be too scary -Can Live with Kids: Calm, older kids ok -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Not here at the shelter -Energy Level: Med/Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Rory came to us with terrible abrasions and missing fur across most of his face. He's healed up nicely, and though he was understandably shy at first, once he settled in, he opened up and showed us his sweet side. He's nervous in new situations, and will likely take a bit to adjust to his new home, but with plenty of patience, reassurance, and hiding places, he should relax and become his affectionate self again. He's looking for a calm, quiet home without a lot of commotion or too many other family members. If you'd like to meet with Rory, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Sally
SallySally
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Sally! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, chatty, timid at times -Can Live with Cats: No, she's lived with other cats in the past and fought with them -Can Live with Dogs: No, she's lived with dogs in the past and was afraid of them -Can Live with Kids: Calm, mature kids 10+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, she had issues in her past home, but this may have been due to having lots of other animals and children in the home causing her stress. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for details -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Possibly Additional Information: Sally is a sweet, affectionate cat with a sassy streak 😉 She would like a home with no other animals, and minimal commotion and ruckus. She loves to be pet, and will make little biscuits and purrrr her heart out. She's a little on the heavy side and will need some help managing her weight with a proper diet so she can feel her best and stay healthy. If you'd like to meet with Sally, ask for an adoption application at customer service. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Samosa & Dumpling
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Samosa and Dumpling. Here's what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Curious, a little skittish. -Can live with kids: Yes although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Experienced rabbit home: Not required but if this is your first guinea pig we recommend doing research before adopting. -Energy level: Moderate -Can live with other guinea pigs: Yes, we are required to go home together. We could live with other female guinea pigs as long as we all get along. Introductions will be done here at WHS. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: Dumpling and Samosa were hiding near some bathrooms in Deception Pass State Park. Thankfully a good samaritan found them and brought them to the shelter. They did suffer a little bit of frost bite to the ears but otherwise made it out unscathed. Now that they have warmed up and had some fresh cilantro, they are ready to find their forever home! They will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you'd like to meet us, please fill out an application! View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Scrooge
Scrooge
  • Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Scrooge! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Cuddly but grump, hates Christmas, cute -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Scrooge would love another cat to live with to help him come out of his shell! -Can Live with Dogs: Maybe, a slow well-trained dog introduced slowly. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, Scrooge would do well with a patient, gentle kid. -Requires Indoor Only: Yes, Scrooge is still getting his confidence and he hates the cold! -Two Kitten Policy: Yes! I am required to go home with another kitten or into a home with a kitten-tolerant cat who will socialize with me. -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and a MC -Additional Information: Scrooge is a grumpy little kitty that secretly wants all of your love! He might take some time to warm up to you, but if you are patient and take some time, Scrooge will put aside his misery for a moment to give you snuggles, and maybe even make muffins on your lap. Bah Humbug! If you would like to brighten up little Scrooge's Christmas spirit, fill out an application at the front desk! View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Shadow
ShadowShadowShadowShadow
  • Rex

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

Young, Male, Small
Skunk & Earl
Skunk & EarlSkunk & Earl
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, my name is Skunk ! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Cuddly, loves to be pet if you are patient -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be my primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Yes, I am a bonded pair with Earl and we are required to go home together! GUINEA PIGS SHOULD NOT LIVE ALONE -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: **Skunk will need routine hygienic trims to keep him looking his best** We are Earl and Skunk and we are looking for our forever homes! We need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise, we love to run around and jump for glee at a freshly cleaned cage! Our diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. We are good boys and like to be held when we are comfortable. If you would like to meet us, please fill out an application with the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Squirmle
SquirmleSquirmle
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Squirmle! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Confident, active, affectionate, playful -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Kids: No, I will need an adult-only home (due to my bite history) -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: Unknown, but I have been using my litter box while here at the shelter -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for more details -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Squirmle is a classic big orange tomcat on the hunt for his forever home! He's got a pretty chill demeanor once he's had time to get comfortable and would likely be a wonderful addition to any bachelor pad! Squirmle is sensitive to continuous rough handling and can become overstimulated. For this reason, we think he'd do best in a cat-experienced home with someone who can read his body language. Squirmle does have a bite history which means he is required to go to an adult-only home - the bite was pretty severe, but it is likely because he was scared and did not know the person who was attempting to pick him up. Squirmle has not shown aggression while here at the shelter. If you'd like to meet this big boy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Tetsu
TetsuTetsu
  • Akita, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

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

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

Hi, my name is Wiggle Butt! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Outgoing, energetic, playful, family-friendly -Can Live with Cats: Yes, please! I love feline friends! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes! I lived with some small dogs in my previous home and loved to snuggle up with them at nap time. -Can Live with Kids: Sure, as long as they love to play! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, please. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Hiiiiigh -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, I am ready to go home! Additional Information: Wondering where I got my name? Wellll it's just how it sounds! I am a wiggly, playful, active dude looking for a forever family who will have lots of time to play with me! I love kids, dogs, and cats so if you've got any of those, even better. I love playing with my feather wand toy and don't even get me started on catnip! In addition to playing, I also like a good snuggle. I have quite the reputation for giving head butts and being a little purr-monster. Will you be my forever family? I'd love to add some more spunk to your home, so if you'd like to meet me please visit the front desk. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium

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Rylee (Bella)

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

Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

A Friend for My Dog

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

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

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

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

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

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