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 dogs and cats (Adobe Acrobat PDF files) may be downloaded below.

Adoption Application Form

Cat Adoption Fees

Kittens/Cats under 1 year of age: $115.00

Two Kittens adopted together (same day): $200.00

Cats 1 year – 5 years: $50.00

Cats over 5 years of age: $30.00

Dog Adoption Fees

Puppies/Dogs under 1 year of age: $125.00

Dogs 1 year to 5 years: $85.00

Dogs over 5 years of age: $60.00

Rabbit Adoption Fees

Rabbits: $45

Other Animal Adoption Fees

Ask Customer Service for adoption fee information for all other animals.

Horse Adoption Fees

Horses Fees vary based on the animal. Please contact us directly regarding horse adoptions.

 

Bird Adoption Fees

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

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

Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday – Monday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays & 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)
  • 30 Days Free Sheltercare Pet Health Insurance
  • 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

Application forms for all animals may be downloaded here.

 . Hazel .
 . Hazel .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
This fun, frisky, fantastic feline is Hazel and she is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Hazel is super soft and loves to have her beautiful fur brushed. She can live with older, respectful children. A cat savvy dog that will respect her space might be okay. She may be able to live with another kitty friend if given a proper introduction and plenty of space. Hazel is an affectionate kitty with an independent side. If you would like to meet this gorgeous feline, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Dean .
 . Dean .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
This beautiful creature is Dean and he is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Dean is a bit of a timid boy and would prefer an adult only home or a home with kids 12 years and older. He gets nervous being picked up and prefers to come rub against you and ask for love on his own terms. He has not lived with another cat or dog so any other animals in the home will require a proper and slow meet and greet to make sure things go smoothly. Dean loves to scratch and will need plenty of scratching posts and kitty scratchers or he may resort to furniture. He has lots of fur which will need to be brushed regularly to keep him looking and feeling his best. If this lovely boy seems like the cat for you, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Pudding .
 . Pudding .  . Pudding .
  • New Zealand, Silver Fox
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hello, I'm Pudding and I'm a shy boy who loves to explore my surroundings. I need someone who is willing to go slow with me at first. I am still getting used to being held for long periods of time but with regular handling I'll get used to it. I would love a home who can commit to providing me with lots of time out of my cage to run around so I can get my daily exercise. I hope that my new home commits to caring for me for my whole life! I will need a roomy cage that is cleaned regularly. Rabbits require timothy hay daily or some other type of grass hay like orchard grass. They also need fresh greens daily. Once I have time to adjust to my new home, I will come out of my shell more. If you think you can meet my needs and want to be friends, please fill out an application at the front desk!
Young, Male, Small
 . Callie .
 . Callie .  . Callie .  . Callie .  . Callie .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
This lovely lady is Callie and she is a wonderful little lap dog that is looking for her forever home. Her ideal home would be an adult only home or one with older teenagers. She could live with another canine companion but will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they will be a good match. She doesn't show any prey drive so a cat would probably be just fine. Callie is a bit on the plus side and could really benefit from a high quality, low calorie diet. This will help immensely with her joints, making it easier for her to get around. Callie would make an excellent companion to somebody retired or somebody that works from home. She is all about the love and would prefer not to be left alone for to long. If you are interested in meeting Callie, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Bruce .
 . Bruce .  . Bruce .  . Bruce .  . Bruce .  . Bruce .  . Bruce .
  • Chihuahua, Pomeranian
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Bruce! This little ball of energy was surrendered to the shelter because his previous owner was expecting a new baby, and felt she no longer had room for him in her life. Hard to imagine, with that cute little face!! Bruce is still just a young pup and wants his next family to be his last. He would love a home with kids to play with, and maybe another dog to wrestle around! He prefers to be by your side or in your lap, and wants to go with you everywhere! Bruce is a smart young lad, and already knows "sit" and "down". He is required to sign up for positive, reward-based classes prior to his adoption so he can learn more skills and bond with his new family! Bruce is a great little dog who will make a great companion! As with all dogs under one year old, we will be reviewing applications and calling back the most suitable homes. Head on up to the front desk to fill one out! **Adoption applications submitted for puppies under one year of age will initially be put on file for review only. Due to the large volume of interest in puppies available for adoption we do not facilitate same day introductions. Adoption applications for puppies will be collected for a 1-2 week period before being reviewed to find the best possible match based on the individual needs of the puppies that are available. Adoption applications selected to meet with an available puppy will be contacted directly by Whatcom Humane Society adoption counselors and an introduction time will be set up. Adoption applications may be submitted in person, via fax (360) 733-4746, or via e-mail at adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. If you have not been contacted by staff after submitting an adoption application for a puppy, or if you have questions about what stage of the review process a certain puppy is in, please contact the customer service department by calling (360) 733-2080 ext 3001 or e-mailing adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. All puppies are required to be signed up to attend positive, reward based obedience classes before the adoption can be finalized.**
Young, Male, Small
 . Beanie & Bartok .
 . Beanie & Bartok .  . Beanie & Bartok .  . Beanie & Bartok .  . Beanie & Bartok .  . Beanie & Bartok .  . Beanie & Bartok .
  • Chihuahua
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
These sweet little boys are Beanie and Bartok and they are loving, affectionate lap dogs. They need to be adopted together. These sweet boys are looking for an awesome family to spend the rest of their lives with. Bartok is the braver of the two and is more trusting than his brother. They're both pretty mellow dogs that just want to have somebody to cuddle with. A nice bed they can burrow into and a leisurely walk around the block. They seem like they would be fine living with a cat. Children in the home should be respectful and gentle with them so preferably 8 years and older would be preferable. If you are looking for two of the sweetest little lap dogs, please fill out an application to met them.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Cypress .
 . Cypress .  . Cypress .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Cypress is a sweet kitty looking to find his forever family. Cypress is a bit timid and would do best in a home with respectful children 8 and older. He likes to sit in your lap and be petted but it does take him a little while to open up. He may be able to live with another cat if given plenty of space and time. A cat savvy dog that won't chase after him might be okay. Cypress really wants a nice mellow home where he can sit in a cat tree by the window and watch all the critters outside. If you are interested in meeting Cypress, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Rocky .
 . Rocky .  . Rocky .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
This happy go lucky dog is Rocky and he is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Rocky was surrendered when his people added a new family member which included a new dog. He wasn't happy about sharing his home with the invader and so now he needs a new home where he can hopefully be the only dog. He has been to the dog park in the past and been fine but sharing his home was a bit different. Rocky can be a bit nervous around new people so a home with respectful children 8 and older would be best. He hasn't lived with cats before but might be okay with a confident cat that will show him who's boss. Rocky loves to go on walks and craves attention from his people.If you are interested in meeting Rocky, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Bently .
 . Bently .  . Bently .
  • Border Collie, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Bently is a very goofy, fun loving dog who loves to play tug of war, fetch balls and play in the snow. He loves being outdoors and is still learning how to not pull on the leash during walks. Bently has a bite history with children and will need an adult only home. He shows some signs of resource guarding which is something he will need to work on. Bently is also not a fan of being petted and will give you a quick warning about hugging or trying to pet him when he doesn't want you to. He will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes before his adoption can be finalized. He might be able to live with another dog but it would have to be a perfect match. He should not live with cats. Bently is known to be anxious and will bark at noises, strangers and anything he deems scary. This sweet boy is a bit of a project dog but with the right person he will make a wonderful companion. We will be collecting applications for Bently and then calling back the most appropriate homes to come in and meet him. **Adoption applications submitted for puppies under one year of age will initially be put on file for review only. Due to the large volume of interest in puppies available for adoption we do not facilitate same day introductions. Adoption applications for puppies will be collected for a 1-2 week period before being reviewed to find the best possible match based on the individual needs of the puppies that are available. Adoption applications selected to meet with an available puppy will be contacted directly by Whatcom Humane Society adoption counselors and an introduction time will be set up. Adoption applications may be submitted in person, via fax (360) 733-4746, or via e-mail at adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. If you have not been contacted by staff after submitting an adoption application for a puppy, or if you have questions about what stage of the review process a certain puppy is in, please contact the customer service department by calling (360) 733-2080 ext 3001 or e-mailing adoptions@whatcomhumane.org. All puppies are required to be signed up to attend positive, reward based obedience classes before the adoption can be finalized.**
Young, Male, Large
 . Darla .
 . Darla .  . Darla .  . Darla .  . Darla .  . Darla .  . Darla .
  • Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
This lovely lady is Darla and she is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Darla is a high energy gal who wants to go on daily hikes/walks with her family. She is quite smart and knows basic commands. She can live with respectful children 8 years and older. Darla likes other dogs and would probably enjoy having another canine companion in her new home. She will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they are a good match. Darla has a bit of a prey drive and has been known to go after smaller critters so it would be best if there were no cats, bunnies, chickens etc... Darla isn't a fan of being left alone and would love somebody that works from home or somebody that can take her with them to work. If you are interested in meeting the fabulous Darla, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Delilah .
 . Delilah .  . Delilah .  . Delilah .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This classy lady is Delilah and she came in to the shelter with her baby. She is now ready to find her own forever, loving home. Like most tortie girls, Delilah can be a bit sassy. She is also sweet, independent and affectionate on her terms. Delilah would prefer to be the only feline in her new home. She might be able to live with a cat savvy dog that will respect her space. older, respectful children would be preferred as she has no tolerance for screaming toddlers. Delilah would love a nice big cat tree where she can retreat too and watch all the goings on below. This will also give her a chance to stretch out and sharpen her claws. If this pretty lady seems like the cat for you, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Clooney .
 . Clooney .
  • Russian Blue
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet the fabulous Clooney! A very handsome and affectionate cat looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Clooney needs to be the only kitty in his new home. He isn't a fan of other kitties and needs to be the man of the house. He might be able to live with a cat savvy dog that will respect his space. He may be okay with older, respectful children. Clooney would love a nice cat tree to climb on and sharpen his claws. Some cat toys and a cat nip would also be on his list of things he'd like in his new home. If you are interested in meeting Clooney, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Jazmine .
 . Jazmine .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Meet the amazing Jazmine. This girl is a super chatty cat that loves to tell you all about her day. She is also an active and curious little kitty that loves to explore her environment. She is pretty confident and could probably live with older, respectful children. She seems like she would be okay living with another feline friend if given a slow, proper introduction. A cat savvy dog that won't chase her may be okay. Jazmine would enjoy having lots of scratching posts and toys to keep her entertained. If you are interested in meeting this fabulous cat, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Tonto .
 . Tonto .  . Tonto .  . Tonto .
  • Thoroughbred
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Tonto is a fantastic 30+ thoroughbred gelding on the search for the perfect retirement home. 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. 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 prefers the company of mares and some other geldings. If you are interested in learning more about Tonto, please contact our farm caretaker at farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Tinker .
 . Tinker .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
This beautiful girl is Tinker, but she likes to go by Stinkerbell! Her owners unfortunately could not bring her to their new home because of allergy issues with a new roommate. So now she is on the lookout for a family to live the rest of her life with. Tinker was was found curled up in a tree stump as a kitten, and has been a quiet, independent queen ever since. Snuggling is going to be on her own terms, and will spend most of her day lazily looking through cupboards and for new nap spots. She has lived with dogs her entire life, and even treats them with some attention every once in a while. She has never lived with other cats, but should do okay if she is very slowly introduced to her new friends. Miss Tinker likes a quiet, mellow home, so any kids in the home must be at least 12 years old, and need to understand that she is not a cat that likes to be picked up! The outside world is very scary for Tinker, so she will need to stay indoors. Fill out an application up at the front desk if you think this mellow beauty is for you!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Spice .
 . Spice .  . Spice .  . Spice .  . Spice .
  • Domestic Long Hair, Ragdoll
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This gorgeous feline is Spice and she was surrendered to the shelter because the previous owners grandchild became allergic to her. Spice is declawed so she must be an INDOOR ONLY cat. Spice really doesn't care to live with any other cats or dogs so she must be the only animal in her new home. She needs to be spoiled and reign supreme. She might be able to live with, older respectful teenagers. Her luxurious coat will need to be regularly brushed to keep her looking and feeling her best. Spice is a very sweet kitty that enjoys sitting in your lap while you dote on her. If you would like to meet Spice, please fill out an application to meet her.
Senior, Female, Small
 . Alexis, Tobias, and Sandy .
 . Alexis, Tobias, and Sandy .  . Alexis, Tobias, and Sandy .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Well you've come to the right place. Sandy and 10 of her siblings were brought into the shelter covered in fleas, sick and not feeling all that well. They are now all healthy, happy and looking for responsible, loving and permanent homes. These babies are affectionate, cuddly purring machines. They would love to be adopted with one of their siblings. They would probably be okay living with a cat savvy dog that knows to be gentle with them. Respectful children should be fine. These kitties have had a rough start and are ready to be spoiled with lots of love and toys. If you are interested in meeting one of these babies, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Kip & Tonka .
 . Kip & Tonka .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Tonka! He pretends to be a tough guy and he will hiss and try to scare you off. Do not be fooled, he is just a shy boy looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Due to Tonka being under socialized, he would do best in a home with older, respectful children. Tonka would benefit from having a kitty companion to help show him the ropes. A cat savvy dog that knows not to chase and to be gentle might be okay. If you have the time and patience for a fierce kitten like, Tonka then fill out an application at the front desk.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Mimi .
 . Mimi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Mimi! This gorgeous kitty is looking for a home that will love her for who she is! Mimi's former home surrendered her to us because she was scratching the carpet. Mimi would love it if her new home would invest in some extra cat scratchers in all sorts of varieties so she can have other options besides the carpet! Mimi is a typical sassy female cat who prefers love on her terms. When she's in the mood for pets, she is the biggest love bug, and will press all her weight into your hand to really get the full effect! When she's NOT in the mood for pets, she'll let you know-- she has perfected a pristine "Ice Queen" glare when she feels her boundaries have been crossed! Mimi would be a great companion for a retired person who's just looking for a buddy to share their space with. Mimi would love a nice sunny spot on the windowsill, or a tall cat tree she can perch upon to survey her kingdom. Mimi would prefer to be an only kitty but might be able to coexist with a laidback male cat if given a proper introduction. A dog that will leave her alone (or allow her to rule over!) might be okay. Mimi is a sweet, unique looking feline who's just waiting for her perfect match! If you think that could be you, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Grace .
 . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .  . Grace .
  • Boxer, Border Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Meet Grace! This is a HIGH energy dog who does not stop moving! Grace needs an ACTIVE home that is committed to giving her lots of exercise every single day. She wants to go running and hiking and chase the ball around the yard. Grace LOVES toys and will play as long as you let her! Her previous owner said that once she's tired, she loves to snuggle up on the couch with you. Grace's ideal home will be cat-free, as she has a bit of a prey drive. She might be able to live with just the right dog who matches her energy and play style. Grace would like her home to be adult only, or at least one with teenagers, as she can be pretty high strung and too much for young kids. If you've got the energy and stamina for a lady like this in your life, head up to the front desk for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Twix .
 . Twix .  . Twix .  . Twix .
  • Guinea Pig
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This is Twix! Twix has really come out of his shell since arriving at the shelter. He chirps with excitement every time he hears the food bag rustling. Fresh greens are Twix's favorite food, and he also loves a small piece of carrot every day! Daily handling has helped Twix become a social little pig, and will need continued handling to keep him this way. Fill out an application up at the front desk if you think Twix could be your new buddy.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Lexie .
 . Lexie .  . Lexie .  . Lexie .
  • Arabian
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lexie is a 23 year old Arabian Cross who is awaiting a forever family that will be patient with her and earn her trust. She is a smart and obedient girl who prefers the company of other mares and would do well with friends in her new home. She appears to have training and can ride. She does have some arthritis but can still enjoy some light riding and will need a home that will be patient with her. This polite and well-mannered girl is a fabulous companion who just wants to be your friend! If you are interested in learning more about Lexie, please contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org
Adult, Female, Large
 . Hank .
 . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .  . Hank .
  • Appaloosa
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Hank! This handsome fellow is an 18 year old Appaloosa searching for a home to call his own. Hank is a goofy, loveable boy who greatly enjoys grooming sessions and adores affection. He is a social guy who will need a companion in his new home to keep him company and be patient with his goofy ways. Before arriving at our farm facility he was used for trail riding and he seems to know his stuff, as he is well trained. He is beginning to show some signs of arthritis but is still a great candidate for light riding adventures. If you are interested in welcoming this gentle giant into your home and pasture, please contact our farm caretaker at: farm@whatcomhumane.org
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sylvester .
 . Sylvester .
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This sweet guy is Sylvester and he is looking for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Sylvester has feline immunodeficiency virus. This just means that his immune system is compromised. Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred. Although the virus is slow-acting, a cat's immune system is severely weakened once the disease takes hold. This makes the cat susceptible to various secondary infections. Sylvester will need to be an INDOOR ONLY cat. He will also need to be the only cat in his new home. FIV is not contagious to humans or canines. Sylvester is a very lovely boy but a bit timid and would probably do best in an adult only home or a home with older teenagers. Cats with FIV can live completely normal lives but you must be aware of any potential illness as they can't fight it off as easily as a cat with normal immune system. Sylvester will need regular brushing so his long fur doesn't become matted. He loves to cuddle and enjoys getting love from his people. If you are interested in meeting Sylvester, please fill out an application at the front desk.
Young, Male, Small
 . Heidi .
 . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Do you have lots of acreage that needs a dog to run free on and play, play, play? Do you live out away from the city and have no plans to bring your dog into the city? Well look no further because you have found your girl. Meet Heidi! A high energy puppy looking for a home with German Shepherd experience. Heidi is the kind of girl who can't be leashed up and around other people or dogs. She does amazing with other dogs and humans off the leash but once the leash is on this girl can't handle it. Heidi still needs to work on her manners so she will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes. Heidi needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation to keep her looking and feeling her best. Without a proper outlet she may become destructive or run away to find her own adventures. Heidi is currently going to day care at Tails-A-Wagging and loves her puppy play mates! She may be able to live with another dog but will have to meet any potential house mates to ensure they would be a good match. This girl needs a home with no cats! Along with her leash reactivity she does also have separation anxiety so she needs a home that will be committed to working on those things. This breed is extremely smart and would really do best in a home that understands the breed. Due to her being a jumpy, mouthy puppy she would do best in a home with children 10 years and older. Again this dog is a country girl looking for her country life; NO APARTMENTS OR CONDOS OR DUPLEXES; she needs to be out and away from the bustle of city life and the regulations of leash laws. If you are interested in Heidi, please fill out an application. As with all puppies we do not do same day meet and greets so we will be filling out applications and calling back the most appropriate homes.
Baby, Female, Large
 . Miso & Mochi .
 . Miso & Mochi .  . Miso & Mochi .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We're Miso and Mochi, and we're very sweet. We wonder if you'd feed us a treat? We're a bit on the large side, as you can see, so a low calorie diet is important for me! We can be shy at first, but warm up fast, we've got love to give, and love that'll last! A home without dogs is the lifestyle I seek, more mellow, more quiet, is ideal for me! We purr and make muffins and are totally sweet, go fill out an app if you'd like to come meet!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Minta .
 . Minta .  . Minta .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Minta! A large and in charge dog on the look out for a responsible, loving and permanent home. Minta is a smart girl that knows sit, stay, shake and down. She is a high energy girl who needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Without an outlet for her energy she may become destructive or run off to find her own adventures. Minta is a bit on the plus side and will need to be placed on high quality, low calorie diet to help her lose weight. This will greatly enhance her quality of life. Minta prefers to be the only dog in her new home. Cats might be a little too much fun to chase. Due to her size and her strength children in the home should be 8 years and older and have experience with big dogs. Minta probably won't be a dog park type of dog but would love a home with lots of room to run around. If you think Minta might be the girl for you, please fill out an application at the front desk to meet her.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Snow .
 . Snow .
  • American
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hello, I'm Snow and I'm a shy girl who loves to explore my surroundings. I need someone who is willing to go slow with me at first. I am still getting used to being held for long periods of time but with regular handling I'll get used to it. I would love a home who can commit to providing me with lots of time out of my cage to run around so I can get my daily exercise. I hope that my new home commits to caring for me for my whole life! I will need a roomy cage that is cleaned regularly. Rabbits require timothy hay daily or some other type of grass hay like orchard grass. They also need fresh greens daily. Once I have time to adjust to my new home, I will come out of my shell more. If you think you can meet my needs and want to be friends, please fill out an application at the front desk!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Tug .
 . Tug .  . Tug .  . Tug .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
This hefty lady is Tug and she's looking for her next workout buddy! Tug had a bit of a tough time sticking to her New Year's Resolution of losing some weight, and is ready to get back on the wagon. She would like a high quality, low calorie diet, and lots of extra play time to help shed some pounds. At her current size, Tug's quality of life is being negatively impacted-- her joints are stressed, she can't quite make it all the way around her body to groom herself properly, and at times it can be difficult for her to use the litter box (especially trying to do her business in the tight quarters we have at the shelter!) Don't let this deter you, though, Tug is a kitty with all the best intentions, she just needs the right human to help her along in her journey! Tug has the best rumbly purr, and like many calicos, is a huge talker! She could live with respectful children who aren't rough with her--she is not comfortable being picked up and carried around! (Likely due to her current size.) Tug prefers to be the only cat in the home. Because she is slow moving, her ideal home will be dog free. If you're looking for a cat with more to love, head up to the front for an application to meet her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Bella .
 . Bella .  . Bella .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This timid girl is Bella and she is looking for just the right home. This new home should have another dog friend because she LOVES to play with other dogs. People are still a bit scary so any kids in the home should be teenagers. An adult only home would be even better. Bella has never lived with cats so she should probably continue to live in a cat free home. Bella will need to be signed up for positive reward based classes before her adoption can be finalized. Bella is playful and will need plenty of physical and mental stimulation to keep her healthy and happy. Bella can be a bit barky and would do best living in a house rather than an apartment or condo. If you are interested in this sweet shy lady, please fill out an application at customer service so you can meet her.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Baby .
 . Baby .  . Baby .  . Baby .
  • Quarterhorse
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We don't know much about Baby's history, but, she can be very skittish at first and appears to have zero personality when meeting someone new. As soon as she warms up, however, she is quite charming! She does need a home with the patience to move slowly around her - especially until she's comfortable. Haltering, grooming, leading makes her nervous until she's 100% confident there is no threat. Baby has been diagnosed with asthma but it seems to be situational. Something in the pasture is causing her to struggle with breathing, however, in the stall and paddocks she is perfectly fine. She will need medication for the rest of her life, but it is only given on an as needed basis, not an everyday dosage. She also has oddly formed feet so she is slightly prone to laminitis, but with the proper environment she is okay. Other than that, she is a pretty typical lovely horse. She just wants to eat treats and lay in the sand all day! Loves snuggles and head scratches! Approximately 12 years old. Gentle, intelligent, forgiving, & sweet mare. Quarter Cross If you are interested in adding Baby to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Petunia .
 . Petunia .  . Petunia .  . Petunia .  . Petunia .  . Petunia .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
This quiet sweetheart is Petunia and she is hoping to find a loving forever home to call her very own. Petunia is a little shy at first but if you give her cheeks a good little skritch she'll quickly show off her rumbly purr. If you keep showering her with affection, she'll become so happy and relaxed that she'll start drooling. She is a really sweet girl once she gets to know you and should make someone a wonderful companion cat. She seems like the kind of cat that wants to sit on the couch with you so she is always within arms reach of some pets. Petunia isn't overly fond of other cats and would prefer to be the only one in her new home. Since she is shy, she also wants a home without any dogs because she finds them overwhelming. Petunia can live with older children who will be respectful of her. If you are interested in meeting this charming girl, please come to the front to fill out an adoption application so you can see for yourself what a wonderful girl Petunia can be.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Pete & Holly .
 . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .  . Pete & Holly .
  • Paint / Pinto
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Pete and Holly are a bonded pair of seniors looking to find a loving home where they can live together forever. Pete is a 1994 AQHA 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. Holly is a 1996 Shire mare, who has to the best of our knowledge never been ridden. She came to WHS severely underweight, but with a high quality diet she is making great progress in getting up to a healthy weight. Holly had her jaw broken as a filly, and while it does not cause her any pain it does make it difficult for her to eat hay, so she will need to continue to supplement her diet with a high-calorie mash. She is very attached to Pete, who does not seem to mind having a draft-horse sized shadow following him around! Both horses have been mainly kept out to pasture for the last few years, so they could use refreshers on their ground manners. They are both very sweet and friendly with people and other horses, and will come running from across the pasture when they see you at the gate. If you are looking to add this adorable duo to your family, please contact farm@whatcomhumane.org.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Foster Kittens .
 . Foster Kittens .
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Many questions can be answered by reading through the text below. Kindly read the information before contacting us. Please note: The picture above is a stock photo. Thank you for your interest in foster kittens! Kittens who are in our foster care program are generally kittens who arrived at the humane society as unweaned orphans , were still nursing, or were not old or big enough to be placed up for adoption. These kittens would not have survived in a stressful shelter environment. Our foster care program provides care and comfort for animals with special needs in private homes of our trained volunteer foster care providers. Once the kittens are old enough (usually 6-8 weeks) and weigh enough to be spayed or neutered (2 lbs), they return to the shelter for adoption. Call the shelter at (360) 733-2080 to inquire about available kittens. Please note that we do not place “holds” on animals until you’ve met them in person, even if you’ve filled out an application and expressed interest in a specific animal. This is because we want to ensure that each animal is a good fit for the interested party, and that the interested party is a good fit for the animal. We try to set each adoption up for success, for both the animals and for the people. The kittens would love to meet you! Do you feel the same? Please fill out an adoption application (here or at either shelter) and turn it in to Caitlyn Orr the foster care coordinator via email at foster@whatcomhumane.org, or fax it to 360.733.4746. Our adoption counselors will help you figure out if you're right for each other. Questions about foster kittens in general or other foster animals? Contact Caitlyn, Foster Care Coordinator, via email at foster@whatcomhumane.org,or call 360.733.2080 x 3009. Many questions can be answered by reading through the above text. Kindly read the above information before contacting us. Thank you so much! Please note that this is a stock photo.
Baby, Female, Medium
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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.

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 full of energy. She will require a lot of exercise, which would make her a perfect hiking or jogging buddy! Blue is working hard on her manners & learning a lot from the volunteers who work with her each day. She is still a puppy though, so she is a bit jumpy & mouthy as she feels her way through the world. She will require a home with no small children as she could accidentally knock them down. Blue would probably be too high energy for most cats, and she hasn’t done very well with other dogs at the shelter. She will be required to be signed up for positive reward based training with one of our approved trainers to help her adopters learn to guide and support her through her tough teenage years.

Think she’s a good fit?

We will be collecting applications for Blue and calling back the most appropriate homes to come in for a meet and greet.  If you think she would be a good fit for your home, please complete an adoption application today!