Advocate for animals, educate the community to promote humane treatment and respect for animals, and provide for abandoned, injured, abused, or neglected animals
WHS requires a formal application be completed, which can be found on our website (www.whatcomhumane.org/adopt).
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.