Your driving companion is waiting to be picked up.

We have wonderful pets looking for permanent, loving, responsible homes!

Check out our Humane Education programs!

Humane education programs help develop interest and empathy in young minds.

Where can I get my pet micro-chipped?

We offer this daily at Whatcom Humane. No appointment necessary!

Get together with other animal-lovers.

Supporting the animals can be quite glamorous!

Help us help them.

Show support for the animals in our care.

Whatcom Humane Society

CARING FOR ANIMALS SINCE 1902


Kindness

Respect

Compassion

SERVICES : WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?

Animal Control and Rescue Services

We provide for all domestic & wild animals throughout Whatcom County.

Pet Licensing

Get your pet a new license or renew an existing one. Use our quick online form or download a form.

Low-Cost Microchip

We offer this lifesaving service for just $20 at our shelter facility. No appointment is necessary!

Surrender an Animal

As an open admission shelter we provide care for all animals in need, regardless of their age, breed or condition.

Pet Adoption

We have lots of great pets looking for permanent, loving, responsible homes. View them here!

Spay & Neuter

We offer a low-cost spay and neuter assistance program (SNAP) for eligible applicants.

Volunteer Programs

Become one of the dedicated volunteers who help us provide care for thousands of animals each year.

Humane Education

K-12 classroom presentations, fun service projects, summer camp, workshops & more!

LOST A PET?

Due to the large volume of animals the Whatcom Humane Society receives each day, we cannot identify lost pets over the phone or by email. You must visit the shelter and look for your lost pet in person. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

If your companion animal is lost, act quickly! Below is some information that we hope will help reunite you with your pet:

MISSING CAT
MISSING DOG
SHELTER HOURS & LOCATION
GENERAL RECOVERY TIPS
PREVENT DISAPPEARING

FOUND A PET?

We would like to thank you for the concern and effort you have given this animal. Now we hope to reunite him/her with his/her rightful owner. Your responsible and caring actions are greatly appreciated by the Whatcom Humane Society.
The following information is to advise you of WHS procedures regarding incoming stray animals.

WE ARE AN OPEN ADMISSION FACILITY
FOUND PET TIPS
IMPOUNDING STRAY ANIMALS
WHATS NOT ALLOWED FOR ADOPTION?
ANIMALS PUT UP FOR ADOPTION
INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THIS ANIMAL?

What do I do if I find an injured wild animal?

  • Always keep yourself safe first.
  • If you can safely capture the animal, put it in a warm, quiet, undisturbed place.
  • Avoid handling it as much as possible.

Keep in mind that not all wildlife needs our help.

  • Baby birds with feathers spend some time on the ground as they learn to fly, while parents stay nearby.
  • Fawns are left alone for several hours while their mothers go off to feed.

Read more about Finding Injured Wild Animals >>

Call the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

ADOPT

Interested in adopting? Take a look at the many wonderful animals available, then visit our shelter. We'll help you & your family find the perfect companion. Read More>>

Adidas & Reebok

KAFE Kritter presents two ferrets: Adidas and Reebok. These cute white ferrets are climbing around on the microphones in this video shot at KAFE 104FM. Available for adoption together, ferrets make interesting and unusual pets.

A dog named Blue

A Dog Named Blue

Blue is a beautiful, rambunctious girl looking for a loving, active family to call her own! Blue is young and...

SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Sunset Cruise

Join us for a 2 hour cruise on the Victoria Star! June 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wine Social

An evening of fine wine & beer tasting, a delicious dinner, dancing, and prizes. April 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Day at the Mazes!

Kids ages 10-13 are invited to join us for this fun 4-hour workshop. May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Walk for a PAWS

Bring your friends, bring your dog, bring your kids – all the proceeds will benefit WHS!
April 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Four Courses with Horses

This annual event benefits our Farm Facility with a focus on farm animals, especially horses.

Upcoming Events

  1. Masquerade Gala

    October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Address & Hours

Address:  2172 Division Street, Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone:  (360) 733-2080
Fax:  (360) 733-4746

Shelter Services (licensing, lost & found, redemptions, etc.)
Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm & Sunday – Monday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays

Adoption Services / Animal Adoption Viewing
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:30 pm & Sunday – Monday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays & Major Holidays

Animal Control Dispatch
Sunday - Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Farm Facility:  By Appointment Only

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(360) 966-8845 – please call, not open to the public

Department Directory

Main Phone:  (360) 733-2080

Laura Clark, Executive Director
director@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3026

Animal Control & Rescue
animalcontrol@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3017

Shelter Operations
operations@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3075

Adoptions/Customer Service
adoptions@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3001

Licensing
licensing@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3010

Volunteer & Outreach Services
volunteer@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3024

Humane Education
outreach@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3116

Special Events/Fundraising
events@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3014

Donations
admin@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3002

Finance
finance@whatcomhumane.org / ext #3021

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
wildlife@whatcomhumane.org / (360) 966-8845

Farm Facility
farm@whatcomhumane.org