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 – 4pm
(Dog adoption introductions by appointment only)

Closed To The Public
Sundays, Mondays, & Major Holidays

Bringing Home a New Pet?

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

 

Looking to adopt?

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

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

Resources:
Dog Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

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

Resources:
Small Furries Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

Bird Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

Horse Adoption Application & Fees

 

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

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

Adoption Requirements

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

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

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

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

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

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

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

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

Hours of Adoption Services

Animal adoption kennels
Tuesday thru Saturday noon – 4pm
(Dog adoption introductions by appointment only)

Closed To The Public
Sundays, Mondays, & Major Holidays

Included in the Adoption Fee

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

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

Adult, Male, Small
Belka
Belka
  • Siamese, Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Belka! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Mellow lap cat -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history but should do okay with another mellow cat. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs please! -Can Live with Kids: Children aged 10 and up are okay with me. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes! -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Hi my name is Belka! I am looking for a quiet home to spend my golden years. I would love to have plenty of beds placed by windows so I can relax and gaze at the birds. Dogs are going to be too much for me, so I am hoping to go to a home without any. Another mellow cat friend would be okay though! If you're looking for someone to cuddle up on the couch with, I might be your girl. Please fill out an application at the front desk if you'd like to meet me! View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Biggie & Josey
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, we are Biggie & Josie! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Independent, talkative -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are required to go home together -Can Live with Dogs: No, too loud. -Can Live with Kids: No -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, we have lived indoors our entire lives -History of Litter Box Issues: None reported for Biggie, but Josey has had some issues. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Just a rabies vaccine. Additional Information: Josey and Biggie came to the shelter because their previous owner was unfortunately having some health issues and could no longer care for them. Biggie is reportedly the shyer one of the two, but once you gain her trust she can be very talkative and affectionate. She does not enjoy being handled or loud noises, so a home without children or dogs is required. These two would prefer a cat experienced home so that they have someone who understands their body language. If you are interested in meeting Josey and Biggie, let the front desk know! View full description »

Adult, Female, 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
Boo
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  • Newfoundland Dog, Black Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Boo! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, sensitive, friendly -Can Live with Kids: Yes, any child at least 16 Years of age or older due to handling sensitives -Can Live with Cats: No, I chased the cat in my previous home -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I will need to meet any potential canine housemates here at whs to ensure we get along -Can do Apartment Living: No, I am a too big and need plenty of room to roam -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip Additional Information: Boo is a goofy big boy who's a little under-socialized. He would do great in a patient home that has a routine down and does not stray from it. Boo would not do well in a home with a lot of strangers coming/going, he prefers to take his time getting to meet new people. Once he is comfortable, Boo is super friendly and loves to lean into you for pets. If you are interested in meeting him please see customer service to fill out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Extra Large
Boris
Boris
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Boris! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy/timid in shelter environment, gentle, independent, sweet once he's comfortable -Can Live with Cats: Yes, after a proper introduction to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, I'm scared of dogs (according to previous owner) -Can Live with Kids: Respectful kids ages 14+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Needs Indoor Only Home: No -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, but likely due to sharing a litter box with multiple other cats. Ask staff for more details. -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Boris is a shy boy who would do best in a quiet, low-traffic hone with patient owners who will give him plenty of time to adjust. He will likely hide for a while before he comes out to show you his wonderful personality. Once comfortable, Boris is a sweet and silly boy who enjoys affection and rolling around in catnip. If you'd like to meet Boris to see if he's the kitty for you, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Bowie
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  • Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Bowtie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Unsure/a little anxious, energetic, goofy, playful -Can Live with Kids: No thanks! -Can Live with Cats: We have observed some prey-driven behaviors from Bowtie at the shelter, and at this time are recommending he go to a home with NO cats or other small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: No dogs please! I prefer to be an only child. Speak with an adoption counselor about Bowtie's history with dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks! I am vocal and may have a bit of separation anxiety. -Potty Trained: It appears so! -Bite History: Yes - ask staff for more details -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Bowtie came to us as a stray and the shelter environment is not his favorite place to be. He's a little anxious/skittish and will need a dog-experienced owner who is willing to work with him on these issues. He will need consistent positive reward based training to help him gain confidence and bond with his new person/family! We think Bowtie would do best in a home with a fenced yard (he came to us as a stray, after all!) where he can play fetch and be silly! He's super playful but hasn't really figured out how to use his legs yet - his new owners will definitely be entertained by how clumsy and floppy he is! Bowtie has not had an easy start to life, so he needs a person or family who can commit to a successful future with him for the long haul! If you're interested in meeting with Bowtie, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Once that is complete you can come into the shelter for an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Captain
Captain
  • Husky, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Captain! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Loving, cuddly, playful. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, dog savvy kids. I lived with small children in my previous home and I did well with them -Can Live with Cats: Yes, I can live with cats with a proper, slow introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I would like a dog friend who has a similar energy level to me though we will need to be introduced here at the shelter to ensure we are a good match. -Can do Apartment Living: Up to counselor's discretion. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson. -Energy Level: Medium. I will need regular walks, and enjoy hikes and jogs, treat puzzles, and training. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter and microchip Additional Information: I'm happy, fun-loving boy who is looking for his next family! I can live with cats, kids, and other dogs. I know some basic tricks, like sit and shake, but I will need to go to obedience training with my new family to work on my manners. My previous family says I'm gentle with kids, love playing tug, and getting belly rubs. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Donatello & Leonardo
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  • Rat

Hi,our names are Donatello & Leonardo. -Personality: Shy, curious -Can live with kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced rat home: Not required, but highly recommend doing research before adopting -Can live with other rats: Yes, we can live with other male rats. -Bite History: No -Additional information: We came to the shelter the day we were born with our moms Evelyn and Violet. We are a little shy and will need some extra patience and daily handling to be more comfortable with people. We will need a nice roomy (minimum 2 cubic feet of space per rat) cage (NOT a tank) with multiple levels. Our diet should consist of high quality pellet food (like Oxbow essentials) and a small amount of species appropriate fruit/veggies daily. We are very social and will need to be adopted together. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Evelyn & Violet
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  • Rat

Hi, our names are Evelyn & Violet -Personality: Shy, curious -Can live with kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced rat home: Not required, but highly recommend doing research before adopting -Can live with other rats: Yes, we can live with other male rats. -Bite History: No Additional information: Evelyn & Violet came to the shelter with their two litters of babies. Will need a nice roomy (minimum 2 cubic feet of space per rat) cage (NOT a tank) with multiple levels. Our diet should consist of high quality pellet food (like Oxbow essentials) and a small amount of species appropriate fruit/veggies daily. Evelyn & Violet do not need to be adopted all together but like other domestic rats, these three are very social and will need to be adopted into a home with other rats of the same sex. View full description »

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

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

Young, Male, Large
Gary
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  • Tortoise

Meet Gary - a super awesome, social, handsome 2 year old Herrmann's tortoise. Gary is full of personality and has a love for adventure. He is looking for a home with tortoise experience that has the time, resources and space available to provide for his specialized needs and care. As a young dude, Gary could live several more DECADES. His former home took great care of him, including building him a deluxe enclosure, complete with lights and enrichment. The adoption fee for Gary is $125 and includes the enclosure and lights. If you would like to learn more or meet Gary, visit or Division Street shelter or call us at 360-733-2080 x 0. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Giselle, Rosalind, Fianna, Potato, Yuka, & Russet
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  • Guinea Pig

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

Young, Female, Small
Glenn
Glenn
  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed

Hi, my name is Glenn! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, active, goofy, still working on my manners -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy dog-savvy kids ages 6+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. I would likely be "too much" for any shy or senior cats who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I could live with a PUPPY-TOLERANT dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter and a prolonged introduction process in the home. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Keep in mind though that I am going to get MUCH bigger and am a high energy breed. -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/MC Additional Information: Glenn is a high energy pup looking for someone who can be consistent with his positive reward based training in order to set him up for success! He has not yet had any formal training but he loves people, treats, and is eager to please. Glenn originally came in with his sister, Gretchen, but they started getting into tussles in their shared kennel and had to be separated. This cute boy is going to grow into an active adult and will need an owner who is just as active as he is. He wants nothing more than to be someone's adventure buddy! Glenn will not be placed into a home where his people are gone long hours everyday - as a puppy, he's going to need a lot of attention and dedication. If you'd like to meet Glenn, the first step is submitting an adoption application. Members of our staff will then review the application to ensure it's a good match. View full description »

Baby, Male, Large
Gretchen
Gretchen
  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed

Hi, my name is Gretchen! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, playful, silly, still working on my manners -Can Live with Kids: Yes, sturdy dog-savvy kids ages 6+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - would need a proper introduction to ensure everyone gets along. I would likely be overwhelming for any shy or senior cats who prefer being left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I could potentially live with a PUPPY-TOLERANT dog after an initial introduction here at the shelter and a prolonged introduction process in the home. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. BUT keep in mind that I'm going to get much bigger and am a high energy breed. -Potty Trained: Working on it! -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for more details -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, a 6-week puppy course -Energy Level: HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay/MC Additional Information: Gretchen is an energetic puppy looking for a dedicated person/family willing to work on her training to ensure she becomes a well-rounded adult. Puppies require a lot more attention and dedication than most adult dogs - Gretchen's future adopters must be ready and able to give her everything she needs to be successful. She will need a home where someone is present most of the time as puppies do not do well being left alone long hours. Gretchen is going to be an active adult and will need an owner who is just as active as she is! If you'd like to meet Gretchen, the first step is submitting an adoption application. Our staff will then review your application to ensure it's a good match. View full description »

Baby, Female, Large
Honey & Maeve
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  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, we are Honey and Maeve! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy but sweet, mellow, affectionate when comfortable, independent -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and it is required we be adopted together. Introductions with any resident cats will need to be slow and structured to ensure we all get along. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, we could live with a mellow, cat-friendly dog after a proper introduction. No rowdy dogs who will chase us, please! -Can Live with Kids: Yes, respectful kids ages 10+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, we have been indoor-only our whole lives -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC Additional Information: Honey and Maeve are a bonded pair of siblings looking for a nice quiet home. These two have been a bit shy while here at the shelter, but are now starting to show us their affectionate sides. Honey loves having his cheeks, chin, and belly scratched! Both of these kitties become easily stressed out in loud/busy environments and would do best in a home that doesn't have too much hustle and bustle. If you'd like to meet Honey and Maeve, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Hoodie
Hoodie
  • Rat

Hi, my name is Hoodie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Curious, a bit shy, loves naps -Can live with kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced rat home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing plenty of research if you've never owned rats -Can live with other rats: Yes, rats are social creatures and do best in pairs/groups. I will either need to be adopted with another female rat or go into a home with a resident female rat. Our introductions will need to be gradual to ensure we get along. -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: None recorded, but don't stick your fingers in my cage! Additional information: Hoodie will need a nice roomy (minimum 2 cubic feet of space per rat) cage (NOT a tank) with multiple levels. Her diet should consist of high quality pellet food (like Oxbow essentials) and a small amount of species appropriate fruit/veggies daily. As stated above, rats are social creatures and do not do well on their own. Hoodie's buddy unfortunately died of cancer, leaving her all by herself. We will only be adopting her out to a home with a resident female rat(s) for her to bond with. She could also be adopted with another female rat from the shelter if any are available. Introductions will need to be done very slowly - meaning you will need two cages. Ask staff for more details. If you'd like to meet Hoodie, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Hugo and Garcia
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  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Hugo and Garcia! Here's a little more about us: -Personality: Shy, Curious, Active -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced Guinea Pig Home: Not required, but we strongly recommend doing some research if this will be your first guinea pig. -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Guinea Pigs: Yes, I am currently being housed with my buddy, Hugo, and we would prefer to be adopted together, but any introduction to other Guinea pigs will need to be GRADUAL and structured to ensure we get along! Guinea pigs are social creatures and do best in pairs or groups. -Litter Box Trained: No -Bite History: No Additional Information: Garcia and Hugo will need a nice roomy cage (minimum 30" by 36") with daily exercise and socialization. Their diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. They can also have the occasional treat (ie. pieces of guinea pig-safe fruits and veggies). Much like rabbits, guinea pigs are sensitive critters and need to be housed in a temperature-controlled area (67-75 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal). They are also very social and will benefit from being housed in an area where they can be seen and heard. If you're interested in Garcia and/or Hugo, the first step toward adoption is to fill out an application and set up a meeting. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Jasper
Jasper
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Jasper! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, friendly, gentle, lap dog -Can Live with Kids: Respectful kids ages 12+ (I'm a bit sensitive to handling/loud noises/quick movements) -Can Live with Cats: Yes, after a proper introduction to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could potentially live with a small MELLOW dog who will respect my space. I'm not super interested in other dogs and would prefer one who isn't that interested in me either. Initial introductions will be done at the shelter -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, but my previous owner said I can be pretty vocal -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a dental/MC Additional Information: Jasper is a sweet boy who loves people, but can be a little shy when first meeting strangers. His previous owners didn't leave him alone very much, so he would probably prefer a home where someone is present most of the time. Otherwise he'll get lonely. If you'd like to meet Jasper, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review the application to ensure it's a good match before setting up an introduction. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Karina
Karina
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Karina! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Timid and skittish, but affectionate once comfortable -Can Live with Cats: No history, may be ok with a chill cat that wont bother her -Can Live with Dogs: Dogs would likely be too scary for her -Can Live with Kids: Cat-savvy teenaged kids -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, she is fearful of commotion and prone to hiding/fleeing -History of Litter Box Issues: She's had a few accidents here at the shelter, but this seems to have resolved in the last few days -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, she is good to go Additional Information: Karina is very unsure of the world right now. She's often too nervous to ask for attention, and will usually hide away somewhere she feels safe, but she gains confidence with gentle pets and has the sweetest purr. She will need a calm, quiet home with plenty of hiding places, and people with the patience to let her get comfortable at her own pace. If you'd like to meet this sweet, shy girl, filling out an application at customer service is the first step. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Khloe
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Khloe! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy but sweet, very affectionate when comfortable -Can Live with Cats: No thanks - Khloe shared her home with cats previously but did not enjoy their company. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks - Khloe is a gentle, sensitive lady and would prefer a dog-free home. -Can Live with Kids: Khloe lived with kids in the past but is described as being very stressed in that home. She can live with a family with cat-experienced children ages 14+ who can go at her speed, but would prefer a quiet household. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, has been indoor-only and is timid. -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes - Khloe started urinating outside of her litterbox when her previous family introduced another, younger cat into the house and they had conflict. Like the family who surrendered her, we suspect a lower stress environment will resolve this concern. Transitions though may be difficult for Khloe, as she has been returned for continuing litterbox issues in her first week in a new home. Patience with these challenges will be a must for Khloe's new family. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No, Khloe is already spayed and ready to go home. Additional Information: Khloe is a shy but extremely sweet young adult cat who is looking for a home that is a little less chaotic than her previous household. She would do best in a home that can match her mellow energy and would prefer to be the only animal in residence. View full description »

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

*Please note, our adoption kennel hours are limited for staff and volunteer training through March. Please call ahead of your visit to verify adopting kennel viewing hours* 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-4pm 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
Lexi
LexiLexi
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Lexi! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Gentle, shy, sensitive -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Lexi did well with the cat in her previous home. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Lexi is fearful and easily stressed, and will need a dog-free home. -Can Live with Kids: No, Lexi needs an adult only home. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, Lexi has been indoor only her whole life. -History of Litter Box Issues: Lexi had one accident while at the shelter but that's not uncommon when they first arrive. She did not have litter box issues in her previous home. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: Yes, Lexi was NOT pleased with the addition of a new baby in her home. Please ask staff for more details -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Lexi is a shy/sensitive lady who is shutdown in the shelter environment. She may take a little longer than some other cats to feel safe/comfortable in her new home environment, but we think over time she'll blossom into an affectionate snuggle buddy! Lexi would do best in a quiet, low-traffic household where she can rule the roost and explore her surroundings at her own pace. Lexi loves hidey beds and would really enjoy a cat tree by the window where she can watch the birds. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Medium
Mally
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  • Husky
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

*Please note: dog adoptions are being facilitated by appointment only at this time. Please contact our front desk at (360) 733-2080 ext. 0 with questions. Thank you! Hi, my name is Mally! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Intelligent, independent, stubborn and very active -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 14 and older. -Can Live with Cats: No, Mally reportedly fought with cats in his previous home and injured a chicken so he would do best in a home without any small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Mally is under socialized and will escalate interactions with other dogs into fights. -Can do Apartment Living: No. Mally is too high energy for an apartment and will need a house with a FENCED YARD. This is required due to the fact that Mally will not be able to go to a dog park and will need lots of space to get plenty of exercise. -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson required. -Energy Level: HIGH!!! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Mally was surrendered over to WHS when her owners had a change in lifestyle that prevented them from providing proper care for her. Mally is a very smart gal who can get anxious very easily - these traits will require a lot of mental and physical stimulation to keep Mally happy and healthy. Her new home will need to be very active, as being a working dog she has endless energy to burn. She would benefit from crate training and having someone home majority of the day, when left to her own devices she will get bored and may become destructive. Mally's new home will need to have dog experience as huskies do not make for good first dogs. Mally has a history of seizures, however she has not had an episode since May 2021. If Mally sounds like a good fit for your home and you meet all the requirements, please submit an application to the front desk for review. View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Michi, Nico, Skyler, Cleo, Pri, & Zazu
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  • Parakeet (Other)

These delightful parakeets looking for permanent, responsible and loving homes. They do not need to be adopted all together but will need to be adopted in a minimum of same-sex pairs Parakeets require roomy cages (kept clean), filled with enrichment items, perches and access to natural light. These birds love whole seeds and also love broccoli florets, dark leafy greens, finely chopped carrots, sweet potatoes, and other veggies. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
  • Californian
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Milk Chocolate! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Social, sweet, loving -Can Live With Kids: No history with kids, she is small and would probably prefer any kids 6+. An adult must be my primary caregiver. -Experienced Rabbit Home: Not required, but we strongly encourage doing lots of research if I will be your first rabbit -Energy Level: Medium -Can Live With Other Rabbits: Successfully lived with her littermates in her previous home -Litter Box Trained: Yes -Bite History: None -Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Milk Chocolate will need a nice roomy INDOOR cage/enclosure with daily exercise and socialization. Rabbits are temperature sensitive and easily scared - for these reasons, we do not adopt bunnies into homes that plan to house them outdoors. Chocolate's diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. She can also have the occasional treat (ie. pieces of fruits and veggies). Rabbits are social animals, much like dogs and cats, and do best in homes where they are interacted with on a daily basis. We do not recommend adopting a bunny if you plan to keep them in a cage at all times/do not have time to interact with them. If you'd like to meet Milk Chocolate to see if she's the right match for your home, the first step is filling out an adoption application. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Minkuk
MinkukMinkuk
  • Jindo, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

*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 Minkuk! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Independent, curious and mellow. -Can Live with Kids: No thank you - 16 and older. Minkuk has handling sensitives and is fearful of loud noises and fast movements. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need proper introduction. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, introduction done here at WHS -Can do Apartment Living: No high foot traffic apartments or apartments that require you to take elevators as that would be overwhelming for Minkuk if strangers were in close proximity. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: None -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson to help Minkuk gain confidence. -Energy Level: Low - may have more energy once comfortable in his own home. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: *UPDATE AFTER PUFA CHECK* -Additional Information: Minkuk is an older gentlemen that was left at the shelter for no fault of his own. The shelter has been very overwhelming and scary and he has been taking his time warming up to staff. Minkuk will need a very patient, dog-experienced home that will take time to help him improve his confidence in new places. Minkuk would prefer a mellow home to retire in with someone who can take him for a walk around the block so he can check his "pee-mail" daily. Minkuk would benefit from working with a trainer to help his transition into a new home. If you are interested in Minkuk, please see customer service for an adoption application. View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Missy
Missy
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Missy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, timid, quiet -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Missy has lived with another cat successfully in her previous home. -Can Live with Dogs: No, Missy is fearful and easily stressed, and will need a dog-free home. -Can Live with Kids: No, Missy needs an adult only home with adopters that have cat experience. -Needs Indoor Only Home: No, Missy has spent the majority of her life outside, but likes to sleep inside. -History of Litter Box Issues: No. -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a microchip and rabies vaccine. Additional Information: Missy is a shy girl who will need a patient quiet home to give her plenty of time to adjust and settle into her new environment to become the best cat she can be outside the shelter, where it has been overwhelming and stressful for her. In her previous home the owner said that Missy can be very affectionate once she is comfortable in her environment. Missy loves hidey beds to snuggle in with her friend Claude. View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Morpheus
Morpheus
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Morpheus! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Timid but once you get to know me, affectionate and talkative -Can Live with Cats: No, I'd like to be an only child. -Can Live with Dogs: No, I'd like to be an only child. -Can Live with Kids: Teenagers (13+) and older only. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, I have lived indoors my entire life and would not know what to do outside! -History of Litter Box Issues: Yes, I was surrendered because of having litter box issues, but I used to live with other cats and had to share my litter box with them. Now that I've had one all to myself, I have been very good about using it! -Energy Level: Low/moderate -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: I just need a microchip and rabies vaccine. Additional Information: In my previous home I lived with 2 other cats and a dog. This was a little too much commotion for me, so now I am looking for a home where I will be the only child. I can be a bit timid, and am scared of loud noises. Once you get to know me however, I am very affectionate and really enjoy some good cheek scratches. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Moses
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  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Moses! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, people-oriented/affectionate, rough around the edges but eager to please! -Can Live with Kids: Due to my jumpy/mouthy behavior, any kids in the home will need to be ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely be "too much" for cats -Can Live with Dogs: UPDATE AFTER DOG-DOG -Can do Apartment Living: Nope! I am a big boy with LOTS of energy and would likely not do well in an apartment. -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -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: Moses is a SUPER SWEET dog who wants nothing more than to please his people. He's still working on his manners and needs someone who can support him and be consistent with his training. Specifically, Moses gets a little too excited sometimes and can become jumpy/mouthy - he means no harm, but he's a big boy and could accidentally hurt someone with this behavior. Moses is happiest with his humans and would do best in a home where his owners are present most of the time. He'd love to be your personal sidekick - walks, hikes, road trips - he wants to be by your side for it all! Moses is a high energy boy who will need plenty of physical AND mental stimulation to keep him happy - otherwise he will get bored and may channel his energy into destructive behaviors. If you'd like to meet Moses, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Members of our staff will review the application to ensure it's a good match before setting up an appointment. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Mugsy
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  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Mugsy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, playful, curious -Can Live with Kids: Yes, gentle, dog-savvy kids aged 12+ -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history. Will very likely chase! -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Mugsy lived with dogs in the past and has done well in playgroup at the shelter. Everyone will need to meet first at WHS to ensure they're a good match! -Can do Apartment Living: Mugsy formerly lived on large property where he was free to come and go as he pleased. He may need a longer adjustment period to adapt to apartment life, but we think it could be done! Ask staff for more details -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: Mugsy has never bit and broke skin, although his former owner handled him very roughly and there was mention of a bite/snap due to this. -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 private lesson -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Mugsy is a friendly young dog who hasn't had much in the way of training. He would do great with a family who can commit to continuing his training in a positive, gentle way. Mugsy is a bit of a troublemaker and has been known to get into the garbage can if left to his own devices. If given plenty of outlets for his energy, we know Mugsy will continue to improve and grow into the best dog he can be! View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Nova
NovaNova
  • Siberian Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Nova! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Smart, cuddly, active and curious -Can Live with Kids: Yes, 12 and older who can read dog body language. -Can Live with Cats: No. Nova has a history of having a high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: No. Nova had some food aggression in her previous home and has shown reactivity to dogs here. -Can do Apartment Living: No. Nova needs a home with a secured fenced-in yard as she will need off leash exercise but is not a candidate for dog parks. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1 private lesson. -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No. -Additional Information: Nova was brought to the shelter because she was not doing well with the young child in the home. Nova will need a patient family who can understand she can be fearful in new situations. Nova is very intelligent and will need plenty of mental stimulation to keep her happy and healthy! Nova loves learning new commands and already knows a few! Nova will not do well at a dog park and for this reason we are requiring that her new home have a fenced in yard to ensure she can get proper exercise. If you are interested in this beautiful dog, please fill out an adoption application in order to meet her! View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Papa
Papa
  • Mouse

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

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

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

Adult, Female, Large
The Seven Dwarfs
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  • Guinea Pig

These little guinea pigs are still very young and are named after the seven dwarves! Doc, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Bashful, Happy, and Grumpy don't need to be adopted all together but like other guinea pigs, they are very social and need to be around other pigs! That means they need to go to a home that already has guinea pigs or be adopted in pairs (or trios!). They are all male. They are good with children who understand how to respect their boundaries and an adult needs to be their primary caretaker. If you're interested in adopting one of these sweet guinea pigs, contact the WHS adoptions team today! View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Theodora & Simone
Theodora & SimoneTheodora & Simone
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Theodora and Simone. Here's what would work for us in our new home: -Personality: Timid, active and curious -Can live with kids: I can live with gentle, respectful children of all ages. Adults must be my primary caregiver. -Energy level: Medium -Lifespan: 4 - 8 years -Can live with other Guinea pigs: Yes! Theodora and Simone are a bonded pair and we must go home together. We may be able to live with other female guinea pigs after a proper introduction. Girls only, please! We came from an overcrowding situation and don't need to make more guinea pigs. -Bite History: None Additional information: I will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. I did not receive as much socialization as I should have when I was young and because of that it may take some time for me to warm up to regular handling. My diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Thumper
Thumper
  • Mini Lop
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Thumper! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, sweet, active -Can live with kids: Yes, an adult must be my primary caregiver -Experienced rabbit home: Not required, but highly recommended due to me not being well socialized with people -Energy level: Medium -Can live with other rabbits: No, I have a history of not getting along with my sister Charlotte in previous home -Litter box trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay and microchip 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 would love a family that will help me open up more and give me treats. I cannot go to a home that will keep me outside. If you are interested in meeting me, please fill out an adoption application! View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Toni Toponi
Toni Toponi
  • Mouse

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

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

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

Young, Male, Medium
Waffles
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  • Pygmy

Meet Waffles, a sassy adult female goat looking for a great new home to call her own. Waffles was surrendered to WHS because she was being to bossy with the other goats in her previous home. She is very food motivated and loves to lounge around in a pile of straw and watch the world go by. Need help with gardening chores? She would love to help! Waffles needs a home experienced with goat care and behavior - and ready, willing, and able to invest in her future. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Woofy
WoofyWoofy
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Woofy! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: HIGH ENERGY/active, excitable, goofy, a puppy in a big dog's body, intelligent but needs to work on training -Can Live with Kids: Due to my jumpy/mouthy behavior, I can only live with kids ages 16+ -Can Live with Cats: No, I would likely be way too much for a cat and I have been known to chase things -Can Live with Dogs: No, Woofy prefers to be an only child. He struggles with leash reactivity and has not tested well in off-leash settings at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: No, I would do best in a home with a secure fenced yard -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 1-3 private lessons depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: High high HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter/MC -Additional Information: Woofy is a big ole puppy looking for someone with German Shepherd experience to adopt him! He has not had any formal training and will need someone who has the time, patience, and resources to help him become a well-adjusted doggo! This sweet boy has LOTS of potential and is very eager to please, he just needs someone who is willing to teach him. Woofy would not do well in a home where he's left alone long hours - he has way too much energy for that, and wants to be with his person! Woofy wants to be your sidekick and adventure buddy, and will need an owner who is just as active and energetic as he is! If you'd like to meet Woofy, the first step is filling out an adoption application. Our staff will then review the application to ensure it's a good match. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Zoey & Sylvia
Zoey & Sylvia
  • Domestic Short Hair, Domestic Medium Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi! Our names are Zoey and Sylvia. Here's more about us: -Personality: Shy/sensitive at first, but affectionate and mellow once she's comfortable; chatty, loves naps -Can Live with Cats: Yes, we are a bonded pair and it is required we be adopted together. Introductions with any resident kitties will need to be slow and structured. We would NOT do well with kittens or young playful cats who will invade our space. -Can Live with Dogs: We lived with a large older dog in our previous home and "tolerated" him. We could potentially live with a calm cat-friendly dog after a proper introduction. -Can Live with Kids: No thanks, we will need an adult-only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, we've been indoor-only our whole lives -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Zoey and Sylvia are a bonded pair of sisters looking for a nice quiet home where they can relax. The shelter environment has been a little stressful for them and it's taken a while for them to come out of their shells. These sweet senior ladies will likely need some time to adjust in their new home as well, but once comfortable they're actually super affectionate. View full description »

Senior, Female, Large
Zula
Zula
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken

Hi, my name is Zula! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Mellow, confident, independent, shy, curious -Can Live with Cats: Likely ok, has lived with a cat in her previous home, but has shown signs of aggression towards other cats in the shelter -Can Live with Dogs: Likely ok, has lived with a dog in one of her homes, would need a slow proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: No, 16+ only -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, Zula has lived indoors her whole life -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None recorded -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Zula is a very sweet lady. She is very curious and loves to explore her surroundings. She would do best in a home that can give her the time and space that she needs to adjust but also give her the affection she deserves. Since she is an older cat she prefers to only be touched on her head, tail and body pets are very sensitive. She is a super playful cat and can really get riled up at times, especially when catnip is in the question. If you want to meet Zula, put in an application at the front desk! View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium

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Rylee (Bella)

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

Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

A Friend for My Dog

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

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

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

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

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

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