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Whatcom Humane Society

2172 Division Street
Bellingham, WA 98226

Our Mission

Advocate for animals, educate the community to promote humane treatment and respect for animals, and provide for abandoned, injured, abused, or neglected animals

Adoption Policy

WHS requires a formal application be completed, which can be found on our website (

Other requirements include:
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.

  • day hours
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 11-6
    Wednesday 11-6
    Thursday 11-6
    Friday 11-6
    Saturday 11-6
    Sunday 11-6

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