ADOPT

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

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

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

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

Working Cat Program

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

Hours of Adoption Services

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

Closed To The Public
Mondays & Major Holidays

Bringing Home a New Pet?

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

 

Looking to adopt?

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

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

Thank you.

Adoption Requirements

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

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

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

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

Have the consent of all adults in your household.

Complete an application and discuss it with an adoption counselor.

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

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

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

Hours of Adoption Services

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

Closed To The Public
Mondays & Major Holidays

Included in the Adoption Fee

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

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

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

Hi, my name is Archie! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, friendly, energetic -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Should be fine with sturdy, dog-savvy kids of most ages-- everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they're a good match. -Can Live with Cats: No, Archie has a HIGH prey drive and needs a home free of cats, chickens, and other small animals. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, could live with another HIGH ENERGY/PLAYFUL dog pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: No, this high energy guy needs lots of room to run. A home with a fenced yard would be ideal! -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Archie is a goofy, happy-go-lucky Husky mix on the lookout for his forever adventure buddy! This free-spirited guy is social, friendly, and always up for a good time. He came to us as a stray so his history is unknown, but he has a good foundation of basics (knows sit, down, shake, and walks fairly well on leash.) Archie loves pets and attention and is more than likely a 10/10 snuggle buddy (after he's had a chance to get all of his energy out, of course!) If Archie sounds like the adventure buddy you've been missing in your life, submit an application to come on in and meet him! View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Baby! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, active, chatty, shy at first -Can Live with Cats: Yes, pending a proper introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history - may be okay with a cat-friendly dog pending a proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history but likely okay -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required but recommended -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Baby is a chatty boy who will likely adjust well to most homes. He can be a bit shy initially, but warms up quickly especially if you give him treats! Unfortunately we don't know much regarding Baby's past life - he was brought to the shelter when his owner passed away. During his time in the shelter, he's quickly became a staff favorite and we are all hopeful he finds his forever home ASAP! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Beanie
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  • Labrador Retriever, Husky, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Beanie! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Smart, sensitive, motivated -Can Live with Kids: Sturdy 12+ kids that can handle a jumpy pup -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, possible with a slow intro but Beanie might have a strong prey drive -Can Live with Dogs: Maybe, would do best with an older or calmer dog who isn't rambunctious. All intros will be done here at WHS -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended, Beanie is a high energy dog who would prefer a yard -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, at least one private lesson required. -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Meet Beanie, an intelligent husky/retriever mix looking for her forever home! Beanie is very food motivated (watch those fingers she can be a little rough when taking treats!) and would benefit from food puzzles to keep her mind busy. She is eager to learn, athletic and would enjoy someone who will take her on long hikes/runs or do dog sports with her. She can be a bit sensitive to rough handling and would prefer to be in a home where people would respect her boundaries. Beanie is still working on her confidence and might take some time to get used to new places and people. She likes to follow her nose and that can lead her into trouble (counter-surfing, getting into garbages, etc.) so it would best if her people were home more often than not or be willing to crate train. If you're ready to open your heart to this wonderful girl, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Beans and Boo
Beans and Boo
  • Sugar Glider

Hi, our names are Beans and Boo! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Hungry, Goofy, Curious, Timid -Can live with kids: Yes, we can be handled by gentle, respectful children ages 12+. Adults MUST be my caretaker without exception. -Experienced home: Not required, but very encouraged that you do EXTENSIVE research before adopting. Sugar gliders are not an entry level pet. -Energy level: Low during the day because I am NOCTURNAL. I will be much more active in the evening, so be prepared for nighttime noise! -Can live with other sugar gliders: Yes, Beans and Boo are required to be adopted together! -Bite History: None Sugar gliders are arboreal marsupials that can live 10-15 years. In addition to being so cute that it hurts, they have extremely specialized habitat and dietary needs in order to be healthy. You cannot simply go to a pet store and buy a nutritionally complete diet for them, they will need to be offered species-appropriate fruit, veggies, and proteins (like mealworms) every day and should be supplemented with a glider-specific vitamin to avoid nutritional deficiencies that can cause disease. Sugar glider's level of care and engagement requirements are HIGH and they will need exotic vet care which can be expensive. If you believe you have the knowledge, the experience, and the resources to offer these adorable boys a suitable home, please fill out an application. ***PROOF OF ENCLOSURE REQUIRED BEFORE ADOPTION FINALIZATION*** View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Bunny and Harley
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  • Border Collie, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, our names are Bunny and Harley! We are PURPLE pawprints, which means we will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Harley: SUPER smart, independent, loving, quirky, shy Bunny: Spunky, HIGH energy, loving -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - her previous owner stated Harley is pretty nervous around kids. We are recommending 14+ due to jumpiness and shyness. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to Bunny's high prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Harley and Bunny are a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They could potentially live with another dog of similar size and energy level. All introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Likely yes - with plenty of daily exercise and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Meet Bunny - a spunky, loving, 1.5 year old pup ready to find her forever home with her friend Harley. She's very excitable by anything and everything, so helping her learn how to settle would really benefit her and you. It doesn't appear that she's had much formal training and while we aren't requiring that for adoption, we recommend working with her on basic manners! Bunny and Harley are loving pups and deserve a great home that will allow them to adjust at their own pace and be themselves! Meet Harley - a SUPER smart pup who already has all the tricks up her sleeve! She knows sit, shake, down, spin, stay, roll over, place, and take it. Harley does have the tendency to get reallllyyyyy ramped up with play and will zoom all over. When she gets this way her sense of personal space flies out the window and she wants to be on your lap. She can be a bit nervous with quick movements and objects going over her head, so a patient home willing to work with this would be ideal! Harley is bonded to her friend Bunny and they are required to be adopted together. They're both HIGH energy and will definitely need regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep them occupied. Harley especially loves stinky, high value treats that will keep her occupied for longer periods of time. If you think Harley and Bunny are a good fit for you, please fill out an application. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Chunky Monkey
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Chunky Monkey! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, goofy, loving, puppy with lots of energy! -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - recommending dog-savvy kids ages 10+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Chunky Monkey loves other dogs! He'd do best with a playful dog who can match his puppy energy. -Can do Apartment Living: Not ideal, but may be okay so long as he gets plenty of exercise -Potty Trained: Unknown -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson or a basic obedience course -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Chunky Monkey is a silly, wiggly, affectionate puppy with lots of energy! He would do best with an ACTIVE person who will take him on lots of adventures (ie. hikes, jogs/runs, bike rides, etc.). At only 8 months old, Chunky Monkey is still very much a puppy. He's going to need someone with plenty of time to dedicate to his training to ensure he becomes a well-rounded adult dog. He knows some basics (sit, down), but is eager to learn more. Luckily he's very treat motivated (his name is Chunky Monkey, after all!) which will hopefully make training easier. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Cicero
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  • Siberian Husky
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Cicero! I'm a RED pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Independent, intelligent -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids, so we are recommending kids around 16 years. -Can Live with Cats: Not recommended due to unknown history and possible prey drive. -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly, he has been fine around the other dogs here at the shelter. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: No thanks, Cicero will need plenty of space and would prefer to have a yard. -Potty Trained: Seems to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter -Additional Information: Cicero is an adventurous young guy who is looking for a forever home! He arrived as a stray so his history is unknown. It took a minute for Cicero to adjust to shelter life but he has made a few friends and is now starting to show his personality! He is quite shy at first, but once he gets to know you he will enthusiastically show you the tricks he knows! (Sit, down, shake) Someone who has experience with independent huskies would be beneficial to help ease him into a new home. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Clark
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Clark! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Joyful, a bit nervous with new things, sweet -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids. Since Clark is a big guy who can be a bit jumpy we are recommending kids aged 14 years and up. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history so we would recommend a very slow and supervised introduction process if introducing any feline friends! -Can Live with Dogs: Not recommended at this time - Clark needs a home that is focused solely on him gaining confidence and trust before introducing him to other dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to size and energy levels but may be okay if he gets plenty of physical and mental stimulation. -Potty Trained: Seems to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson is required. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a neuter/MC -Additional Information: Clark was found running around as a stray. When he was found he was limping quite badly and had some injuries to his legs. After some vet care and TLC Clark is ready to find his forever home! He would do best in a home that is able to take new things slow as he can get nervous in new situations. Clark could use some work on basic manners such as jumpiness and leash skills, but he is eager to learn and enjoys working for treats. He is an active and affectionate guy who would enjoy going on many adventures with his new family. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Dante
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  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Dante! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, loyal, smart, food-motivated -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Based on our observations at the shelter he seems like he'd do best with older, dog-savvy kids. Everyone will need to meet at the shelter to ensure they get along-- at this time we're recommending kids 12+. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: Currently unknown. -Can do Apartment Living: Could be doable with PLENTY of exercise and mental stimulation, although a home with a yard would be much preferred! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Dante is a loving, loyal German Shepherd looking for a forever family to call his own. We see this handsome gentleman thriving in a home where he can hangout on the porch with his favorite human, go on leisurely hikes/walks in the woods, then snuggle up on the couch with a chew toy. Dante is very playful, loves his squeaky tennis ball, and is always up for a game of tug! He's a nice medium energy level and would likely do well in most home environments. Dante came to us as a stray so his history is unknown, but we do know he's more than ready to find a new family that will love him for the rest of his days! If Dante sounds like the perfect pup for you, submit an application to come in and meet him. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Flute! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, independent, still learning to trust! -Can Live with Cats: Yes, I have lived with other cats previously. All introductions should be supervised and done slowly. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, maybe with a cat-savvy dog who won't chase him. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, recommending cat-savvy, 12+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Flute came to WHS from a less than ideal hoarding situation and has been having a hard time adjusting to the shelter environment. He will need lots of time and attention to get used to a new environment, to be comfortable, and look his best. It would be preferable if his new home would be on the quieter, calmer side and he could have lots of hidey places he can go to when he feels overwhelmed. If you're ready to open your heart and give Flute his forever home, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Flynn
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Flynn! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Calm, Friendly, Affectionate -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, Flynn might accept another cat with a slow introduction over 1-2 weeks. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, maybe with a slow introduction -Can Live with Kids: Flynn would likely do well with calm kids -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium to Low -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: None Additional Information: Flynn tells us he's had many adventures in his life, and even at his age he still has some adventure in him, but he wants to spend that time with his permanent family. This mellow senior kitty is affectionate and gentle, and would love to spend his golden years on a comfy couch with his favorite human. He seems like the type of cat that would give you company during daily predictable routines, or just remember to give him a headscratch as you walk by his cat tree. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Senior, Male, Medium
Gertrude
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Gertrude! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, Velcro-dog, Smart! -Can Live with Kids: Recommending 8+ but ultimately up to counselor's discretion -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, possible with slow intro -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, I would enjoy a companion but I'd also be happy being an only dog and getting 100% of the attention! -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended but possible with enough mental stimulation and exercise. Keep in mind I can be vocal when left alone! -Potty Trained: Appears to be! -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, one private lesson -Energy Level: High! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay and a MC -Additional Information: Meet Gertrude, an active girl who loves loves loves to be pet and doted on. It appears that Gertrude can be a little anxious and would do best with someone who's home for the majority of day. She might take a little longer to settle into her new home but once she's comfy she'll be a loyal partner for life! She'll thrive in a home where she can get regular exercise like long walks and hikes. A tennis ball is one of Gertrude's favorite things and her adopter must be prepared to supply her with lots and lots of tennis balls! If you'd like to meet with this one-of-a-kind girl, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Goober
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  • Shih Tzu
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Goober! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit well into most homes. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, affectionate, lap dog -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - Goober could likely live with respectful kids of any age. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history -Can do Apartment Living: Yes -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Low-Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Meet this silly little Goober who is ready for his forever home! Goober is people oriented and just wants to sit in your lap all day. He can be pretty vocal when left alone, so we recommend he go into a home where someone is there more often than not to give him all the love and attention he deserves! Goober does have very sensitive skin that our veterinarian suspects to be due to a food allergy. It may take some trial and error to get him onto the right high quality, specific protein diet to help his skin improve. We recommend talking with your primary veterinarian for ways to get him feeling and looking his best! If you'd like to add this little Goober to your life, please fill out an application for review. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Habanero, Fresno, Shishito, Anaheim, Serrano, Bell, and Poblano
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  • Parakeet (Other)

Hi, our names are Habanero, Fresno, Shishito, Anaheim, Serrano, Bell, and Poblano! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Undersocialized, big talkers! -Lifespan: 15-20 years! -Can live with kids: Yes, but they can't be our primary caretaker -Experienced Bird home: Not required, but we recommend doing plenty of research if they'll be your first parakeets! -Can live with other Birds: Yes, Parakeets are naturally flock birds -Bite History: No -Additional information: Habanero, Fresno, Shishito, Anaheim, Serrano, Bell, and Poblano have not had much in the ways of handling so they will need lots of patience and attention to get them socialized. Habanero needs a nice roomy cage with different levels and perches as well as toys, swings and cuttlebone to keep their beak trimmed. Habanero will need plenty of birdseed - being careful not to leave a bowl full of empty seeds. Parakeet favorite fruit treats include apples, pears, melon, kiwi, berries, grapes and oranges. Parakeets are very social and love to live with a companion. If they are the only one in the cage, they must be handled daily without fail. Parakeets are capable of picking up speech, becoming finger trained and so much more! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Unknown, Small
Horses [Informational Posting]
Horses [Informational Posting]
  • Quarterhorse
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

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

Adult, Male, Large
Ink and Quill
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, our names are Ink and Quill! We are PURPLE pawprints, which means we will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, playful -Can Live with Cats: Yes - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Likely yes - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Kids: Likely yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged due to shyness -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Ink and Quill - a pair of 9 month old kitties looking for a quiet home to call their own. While they would likely enjoy being adopted together, we are not requiring it. They're both pretty shy and would enjoy a forever home with lots of hidey places. It may take them longer to adjust in their new home, but with lots of treats, playtime, and cuddles they'll start to gain confidence and become typical high energy older kittens! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Joey
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Joey! I'm a RED pawprint, which means I need an experienced home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, playful, energetic, sweet and sassy -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - will need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along. Would do best with another YOUNG and ENERGETIC cat. Not a good match for shy or senior kitties. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, but likely yes pending a proper introduction -Can Live with Kids: No, Joey will need an adult only home -Needs Indoor Only Home: No - may benefit from responsible outdoor time -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: HIGH! -Bite History: Yes, ask staff for more details -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Joey is a misunderstood kitty looking for someone with cat experience and a little bit of patience. He was surrendered to the shelter due to biting and acting out in his previous home - this sort of behavior is common when cats aren't properly socialized with other cats when they are young (it's called singleton kitten syndrome and it's why we have a "two kitten policy"!). Joey is a young and active kitty who understandably gets bored when he's not given appropriate outlets for his energy, which in turn leads to him acting out. We think Joey would benefit from having a playful and tolerant companion - ie. a young/active dog or cat - to play with in his new home. He may also benefit from some responsible outdoor time (ie. in a catio, on a harness, etc.). Joey is a super sweet boy who enjoys affection - he just needs someone willing to give him a chance. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Kailis
KailisKailisKailis
  • English Bulldog, German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Kailis! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, a bit shy/timid in certain situations, playful, silly -Can Live with Kids: Previous owner said he is scared of small children - dog-savvy kids ages 12+ may be okay (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: No thanks - is known to chase cats/small animals -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Kailis could possibly live with another dog of similar size and energy. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. He could also go home with his buddy Kovah although it is not required. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but would be beneficial -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Kovah and Kailis are brothers who were surrendered to the shelter due to housing issues. Kailis is a sweet but somewhat shy boy who would do best in a calm and quiet home. He's a total cuddlebug when he's comfortable, but can get easily overwhelmed when too much is going on. Both dogs were left alone for 8+ hours a day in his previous home and were not exercised as much as they needed - this is probably why they're a bit on the chunky side. Kailis would benefit greatly from having an active person willing to help him on his weight loss journey. He's never had formal training and may benefit from one or two positive reinforcement based lessons as well. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

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

Baby, Male, Small
Kovah
KovahKovah
  • English Bulldog, German Shepherd Dog, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Kovah! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Friendly, playful, people-oriented -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history with kids - 12+ may be okay (up to counselor discretion) -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - would need proper introductions to ensure everyone gets along -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Kovah could possibly live with another dog of similar size and energy. Introductions would be scheduled to ensure everyone gets along. He could also go home with his buddy Kailis although it is not required. -Can do Apartment Living: No -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required but would be beneficial -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional Information: Kovah and Kailis are brothers who were surrendered to the shelter due to housing issues. Kovah is a super sweet, people-oriented boy who would do best in a home where someone is present often. He was left alone for 8+ hours a day in his previous home and was not exercised as much as he needed - this is probably why he's a bit on the chunky side. Kovah would benefit greatly from having an active person willing to help him on his weight loss journey. He's never had formal training and may benefit from one or two positive reinforcement based lessons. Luckily he's super treat-motivated and eager to please! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Little Man
Little ManLittle Man
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Little Man! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Vocal, Outgoing, Friendly -Can Live with Cats: Yes, Little Man enjoyed playing with the other cat in his previous home -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, Little Man enjoyed playing with the dog in his previous home -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Medium/High -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Little Man is a delightful, outgoing cat with a heart full of love and a playful spirit. He is incredibly sociable and loves interacting with people. Little Man gets along with everyone, making him a versatile addition to any household. If you'd like to meet with him, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Lysandra
Lysandra
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Lysandra! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Outgoing, Friendly, Sweet -Can Live with Cats: Unknown, Lysandra might do well with a resident cat with a slow introduction (give 1-2 wks for both cats to adjust!) -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown, Lysandra might do well with a dog who is cat friendly, with a slow introduction. -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Indoor only preferred -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Medium -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: None Additional Information: Lysandra is a soft & sweet girl looking for her permanent home! She wants a lap to curl up on, and to live with someone who remembers to give her a head-scratch when you see her. She'll be there to greet you at the door, and say goodnight to you before you sleep. She's committed to being the best lap/foot warmer in the world, so please give her a chance! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Manon! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, independent, still learning to trust! -Can Live with Cats: Yes, I have lived with other cats previously. All introductions should be supervised and done slowly. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, maybe with a cat-savvy dog who won't chase him. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, recommending cat-savvy, 12+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay Additional Information: Manon came to WHS from a less than ideal hoarding situation and has been having a hard time adjusting to the shelter environment. She will need lots of time and attention to get used to a new environment, to be comfortable, and look her best. It would be preferable if her new home would be on the quieter, calmer side and she could have lots of hidey places she can go to when she feels overwhelmed. She enjoys gentle pets and, once she's comfortable with you, she'll give you little head butts. If you're ready to open your heart and give Manon her forever home, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Meti
MetiMetiMeti
  • Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Meti! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, loving, adventurous -Can Live with Kids: Unknown with how she does with kids so we are requiring kids at least 8 years and up. Everyone will be required to meet to ensure it's a good fit. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history with cats so we would recommend a very slow and supervised introduction process. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. -Can do Apartment Living: Possibly but she is quite energetic so she will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation daily. -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a spay -Additional Information: Meti is young and active girl looking for someone to go on many adventures with! She ended up at the shelter because her last home just wasn't a great fit. For her new home she would benefit from a consistent schedule, plenty of exercise, and would likely enjoy having her person be home for most of the day. Her previous home noted some reactivity but we have not seen much of this behavior here in shelter. Meti should do well in most households, but please keep in mind her history with kids and cats is unknown. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Milkfritz and Whitabee
Milkfritz and WhitabeeMilkfritz and WhitabeeMilkfritz and Whitabee
  • Guinea Pig

Hi, our names are Milkfritz and Whitabee! Here is what would work best for us in our new home: -Personality: Timid, Mellow, Curious -Can live with kids: Yes, although they can not be our primary caretaker. -Can live with other guinea pigs: Introductions would need to be done very slowly and supervised. GUINEA PIGS SHOULD NOT LIVE ALONE -Litter box trained: No -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No -Additional information: Milkfritz and Whitabee are young, sweet piggies with lots of good years ahead of them. Guinea pigs can live up to 8 years! We'll need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Our diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality guinea pig pellets, and fresh greens daily. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

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

Young, Male, Large
Nikki
NikkiNikkiNikki
  • Arabian, Quarterhorse, Mixed

Nikki is a 17 year-old quarab (quarter horse/Arabian). She has arthritis in her knee, so she can't be ridden, and it will need to be treated with daily medication. She can be a little bit spunky and mare-ish, but she is a good girl, very sweet and would make a great companion horse. For more info, contact us at farm@whatcomhumane.org View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
Oreo
OreoOreoOreo
  • Bernese Mountain Dog, Poodle, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my names is Oreo I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, playful, still learning how to dog! -Can Live with Kids: 8+, dog savvy and respectful of boundaries. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: I have a high prey drive according to my previous owner so we are recommending no small animals at this time. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes - a well socialized dog who can help him gain confidence and manners would be greatly beneficial. All introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended -Potty Trained: Working on it -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes - basic obedience or a single private lesson. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Meet Oreo - A young doodle mix in need of stable and loving homes to gain confidence and trust. In his previous home he was not exposed to much outside of their small bubble. Oreo is very undersocialized and would do best with someone who is home often, familiar with dog body language, and can provide him with a steady and predictable routine. He enjoys interacting with other dogs in daily playgroups at WHS and would likely enjoy the companionship or regular interactions with other dogs. Patience is going to be key in allowing this boy to blossom into well rounded companions once he's worked on leash skills and basic manners. As most doodles do, he will also need regular grooming and coat maintenance to ensure he stays in tip top shape! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Patches
PatchesPatches
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Patches! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, affectionate, friendly -Can Live with Cats: Possibly - with a slow, supervised introduction -Can Live with Dogs: Possibly - with a slow, supervised introduction -Can Live with Kids: Yes! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes. Patches has always lived indoors. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: High -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: No Additional Information: Patches has had quite a few homes in her short life, all due to outside circumstances. She is now looking for a place to settle in for good! This sweet kitty is super affectionate, enjoys a nice belly rub, and loves to be held and snuggled. She would make a great lap cat for someone. On the other hand, she also has quite a bit of energy and loves to play! This all-around great cat is pretty low maintenance and will bring a lot of joy into her new home. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Peanut
PeanutPeanutPeanut
  • Australian Kelpie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Peanut! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Playful, energetic, silly -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes - pending introduction at WHS. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes if given plenty of mental and physical stimulation every day. -Potty Trained: Working on it -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course. -Energy Level: HIGH -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Nope, good to go. Meet Peanut - a high energy puppy in need of a stable, patient, and loving home. Peanut was adopted from another shelter and brought to WHS after the original family was moving. He hasn't had much stability, so he really needs someone dedicated to giving him a FOREVER home. Puppies can be a lot of work, so he wouldn't be a good fit for someone who works long hours or is gone often. Peanut needs someone to hangout with him and work on his basic manners! If you'd like to add this cutie to your life, please fill out an application. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Pepe
PepePepe
  • Chinchilla

Hi, my name is Pepe! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, curious, shy but social when he wants to be! -Can Live With Kids: Yes, but an adult must be his primary caregiver -Experienced Chinchilla Home: Not required, but preferred. We strongly recommend doing plenty of research if Pepe will be your first chinchilla. -Lifespan: 10+ years -Can Live With Other Chinchillas: Potentially yes, could live with another male chinchilla pending a proper introduction. -Bite History: No -Additional Information: Pepe will need a nice roomy, well ventilated cage with multiple levels that can be kept cool and dry, and the right kind of flooring to prevent foot injuries. His diet should consist of high quality pellet food, unlimited grass hay (timothy/orchard/oat, alfalfa is NOT a grass hay) and a small amount of species appropriate treats daily. Pepe will also need dust baths 1-2 times a week. If you are not familiar with chinchilla care, we strongly recommend doing plenty of research before adopting. PROOF OF APPROPRIATE ENCLOSURE IS REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION. View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Piggy
PiggyPiggyPiggy
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without dogs

Hi, my name is Piggy! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Cuddly, Playful, People-Oriented -Can Live with Kids: Sturdy 12+ kids. Piggy is jumpy, very strong, and can get mouthy when excited! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, possible with slow intro -Can Live with Dogs: Piggy seems undersocialized with other dogs - at this time we are recommending she be the only dog in the home. Would benefit from responsible socialization with the help of a trainer. -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of mental stimulation and exercise but a yard would be preferred! -Potty Trained: Unknown -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 -Additional Information: Meet Piggy, a pint-sized pitty mix who had a less than ideal start. She was brought to WHS after being hit by a car but is now all healed up and ready for her forever home! Don't let her small size fool you, Piggy is very strong and will need some help brushing up on her leash manners. This energetic gal loves to play with tennis balls and will need regular exercise to keep her happy and healthy. If you're looking for an affectionate dog that will shower you with kisses and attention, Piggy might be for you! Please fill out an application at the front desk if you'd like to meet Piggy! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Priscilla & Valentine
Priscilla & ValentinePriscilla & ValentinePriscilla & ValentinePriscilla & ValentinePriscilla & Valentine
  • 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
Professor McGonagall
Professor McGonagall
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Professor McGonagall! I'm a GREEN pawprint, which means I will fit in well to any home. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Chill, Quiet, Loving -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, most likely with proper intro -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, most likely with proper intro -Can Live with Kids: Yes -Needs Indoor Only Home: Not required but highly recommended -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay Additional Information: Meet Professor McGonagall! This sweet feline has a calm and serene presence, making her the perfect companion for a peaceful home. She has a nurturing spirit, having lovingly cared for her kittens, and now she's ready to be pampered herself. She has a gentle spirit and will make a great fit into most homes. If you'd like to meet her, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Male, Large
Ramona
RamonaRamonaRamonaRamona
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Ramona! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Goofy, playful, a little shy with new people -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - 14+, dog savvy. Up to counselor's discretion. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Yes - Ramona is very playful with other dogs and would likely enjoy having a companion of similar size and energy level. All introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Potentially with daily exercise and mental stimulation. We wouldn't recommend leaving her alone for long periods of time until she is comfortable in her new home! -Potty Trained: Appears to be -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Not required, but highly recommended. -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, spay/MC Meet Ramona - a silly, goofy pup who needs a stable, loving, and patient home to call her own. Ramona has not been exposed to much in her young life and would do well with a single person or couple who can dedicate time to building her confidence. She is very shy around new people and needs someone who understands that she may take longer to adjust to her new environment. While we are not requiring you to sign her up for classes, we highly recommend positive reinforcement training to work on confidence with leash skills, meeting new people, etc. If Ramona sounds like a pup you can dedicate time and love to, please fill out an application for review! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Roy
RoyRoyRoy
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound, Pit Bull Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Roy! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Affectionate, loving, food-motivated, a little shy -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history. Based on our observations during his time in shelter, he seems like he'd be okay with respectful, dog-savvy children of most ages-- everyone will need to meet at the shelter first to ensure they all get along! -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, will need slow, supervised intro. -Can Live with Dogs: We are still evaluating Roy to see how he does with other dogs here at the shelter. Ask staff if you'd like to know more! -Can do Apartment Living: Yes, with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation! -Potty Trained: Yes -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: No -Energy Level: Medium -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Neuter/microchip -Additional Information: Roy is a sweet, affectionate pup who's a little unfamiliar with some of the big wide world around him (stairs, car rides, etc.) He would do great with a patient adopter who can introduce him to new things at his pace and help him learn how to be a dog! Roy loves snacks and takes treats very gently. He's doing great at learning how to walk on leash and will only continue to improve once out of the shelter and in a home environment! This big hunk of love is very affectionate and would make a great snuggle buddy. If Roy sounds like your perfect match, submit an application to come in and meet him! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Large
Rudy
RudyRudy
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without cats

Hi, my name is Rudy! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Energetic, friendly, active, adventure buddy! -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history - dog-savvy kids ages 8+ (up to counselor's discretion) -Can Live with Cats: No -Can Live with Dogs: Yes, pending an initial introduction done here at the shelter. Would likely do best with female dogs. -Can do Apartment Living: No, too much energy - would do best in a home with a fenced yard -Potty Trained: Appears so -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: May be required to attend a basic obedience course depending on adopter experience -Energy Level: High -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter -Additional Information: Rudy is an energetic young dog in need of an adventure partner! He'd be a great match for an outdoorsy person who wants a pal to tag along on all their excursions (ie. hikes, jogs, bike rides, etc. - Rudy is your guy!). This sweet pup came to the shelter as a stray, so we unfortunately don't know much regarding his past life. He seems like a good boy who would benefit greatly from a stable routine, consistent positive reinforcement training, and of course plenty of exercise/mental stimulation. Much like any rescue dog, Rudy would do best with someone who is ready and able to provide him with everything he needs to be successful. As a high energy boy, he would not do well being left alone long hours. Someone who works from home, has a flexible schedule, or who plans to send Rudy to doggie daycare would be best. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Saxophone! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, independent, still learning to trust! -Can Live with Cats: Yes, I have lived with other cats previously. All introductions should be supervised and done slowly. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, maybe with a cat-savvy dog who won't chase him. -Can Live with Kids: Yes, recommending cat-savvy, 12+ -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Saxophone came to WHS from a less than ideal hoarding situation and has been having a hard time adjusting to the shelter environment. He will need lots of time and attention to get used to a new environment, to be comfortable, and look his best. It would be preferable if his new home would be on the quieter, calmer side and he could have lots of hidey places he can go to when he. If you're ready to open your heart and give Saxophone his forever home, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

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

Adult, Female, Extra Large
Tabby
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  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
  • Prefers home without small kids

Hi, my name is Tabby! I'm a RED pawprint, which means I need an experienced home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Spicy, nervous -Can Live with Cats: Possibly with a very slow introduction process. -Can Live with Dogs: No thanks, too overstimulating for her. -Can Live with Kids: No thanks, she would like an adult-only household! -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes, she is getting up there in years and is not outdoor savvy. -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes a spay Additional Information: Tabby is a sensitive girl who is looking for a low-traffic home to settle into. She has been overwhelmed by the shelter environment, and it seems as though loud noises and commotion make her feel uneasy. A quieter home with plenty of places for Tabby to hide will be preferred. Someone who has experience with cats that get easily overstimulated would also be beneficial. She may or may not use her claws when she gets overstimulated, so kids or elders would not be a good fit. Tabby does enjoy getting attention, but on her own terms, and gives great head-butts when she's happy. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Theo
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  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Theo! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Quick learner, silly, energetic! -Can Live with Kids: Likely yes - recommending 6+ and sturdy. All family members would need to meet before finalizing an adoption. -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history - recommend slow and SUPERVISED introductions. No shy or senior kitties who prefer to be left alone. -Can Live with Dogs: Likely yes - all introductions are done at WHS to ensure everyone gets along. -Can do Apartment Living: Not recommended due to being very vocal in shelter. Could be ok if given plenty of daily physical and mental stimulation. Theo should not be left alone for long hours. -Potty Trained: Working on it -Bite History: No -Positive Reward Based Obedience Classes Required: Yes, 6 week puppy course. -Energy Level: HIGH! -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, neuter/MC Meet Theo - a HIGH energy pup looking to join you for your next adventure. Theo is silly, playful, and ready to start learning! He's very smart, eager to please, and quirky. When he's excited he tippy taps his feet and greets you with play bows. This guy appears to be part herding breed, so we recommend doing some research regarding typical behaviors and personality traits to ensure you're setting Theo up for success. Like many puppies, Theo is still working on manners and it is required he be signed up for puppy classes to help both you and him! If you're ready to dedicate time and energy into helping Theo become a well rounded pup, please fill out an application to meet him. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Waffles
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  • Pygmy, Goat, Mixed

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

Adult, Female, Medium
Winnie
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  • Lop Eared, American, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Winnie! Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Active, friendly, curious. -Can live with kids: Yes, but they cannot 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: Possibly! We would recommend doing a slow and supervised introduction process in home. -Litter box trained: Yes! -Bite History: Yes, in Winnies previous home she was said to bite when her food was touched. -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, I will need to be spayed and microchipped! -Winnie is an adorable and sweet rabbit who is looking for a responsible and loving forever home. Winnie is a mellow gal who loves just lounging around and munching on snacks. Winnie was able to free roam in her last home so she will need a nice roomy cage with daily exercise. Her diet should consist of unlimited grass hay, high quality rabbit pellets, and fresh greens daily. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Winston and Willis
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  • Guinea Pig

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

Adult, Male, Small
Yoda
Yoda
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date

Hi, my name is Yoda! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Quiet, reserved, sweet -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history, possible with slow intro -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, possible with slow intro -Can Live with Kids: Recommending 10+. Yoda is not a big fan of rough handling. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Yes -History of Litter Box Issues: No -Energy Level: Low -Bite History: No -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Yes, a neuter Additional Information: Yoda is a sweet, sensitive soul looking for calm, quiet home he can relax in. He thrives on gentle interactions and loves being close to his people. While he adores affection, Yoda prefers to keep all four paws on the ground and doesn't like being picked up. His loving gaze and soft purrs will let you know just how much he appreciates your company. He'd be perfect for someone who understands gentle handling and will respect his boundaries. If Yoda sounds like the kitty for you, please fill out an application at the front desk! If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

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

Hi, my name is Zazio! I'm a PURPLE pawprint, which means I will fit well into a home that meets some specific criteria. Here is what would work best for me in my new home: -Personality: Shy, affectionate, talkative -Can Live with Cats: Unknown history- slow and supervised introductions. -Can Live with Dogs: Unknown history, a cat-savvy dog would be ideal. -Can Live with Kids: Unknown history, older cat-savvy kids would be ideal. -Needs Indoor Only Home: Encouraged -History of Litter Box Issues: None -Energy Level: Moderate -Bite History: None -Needs Medical Procedure Before Going Home: Will need to be neutered before going home. Additional Information: Meet Zazio, a young male who came to us as a stray, so his history is unknown to us. While he may be shy at first, once you give him a chance to get to know you, he's very much a love bug. He loves head scritches, and would love to hang out all day with you. A slow and supervised introduction to dogs and other cats would be ideal, and he would prefer a household with kids 10 and up who are respectful and cat-savvy. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt) or in person at our facility. We recommend calling into the shelter after your application has been submitted so our front desk can give you next steps on our adoption process. View full description »

Young, Male, Medium

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Rylee (Bella)

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

Dog friends sitting together in the back of a car

A Friend for My Dog

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

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

– Justin P.

Cat with a pink collar named Margo

We Named Her Margo

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

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

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