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Texas Dogs Seek Homes in Western Washington

On September 10, 43 total dogs made the 2,000 mile journey to Washington from Texas through Project Freedom Ride. On September 13, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County received 10 of these dogs from central, western, and northern Texas, and partner Kitsap Humane Society picked up five puppies to bring back to Silverdale. The Project Freedom Ride partnership connects unwanted, abandoned dogs in Texas with rescues and animal shelters in Washington State on a monthly basis.

Four staff members and a crew of dog walker volunteers met the new arrivals, and quickly took the dogs out for a good, long walk after their lengthy car ride. Everyone’s excitement was palpable, and volunteer Marilou Fischer remarked, “It’s just so inspiring to take part in something like this.”

The Project Freedom Ride dogs range in age from five months to three years, and will be made available for adoption in the next few days. Five-month-old German Shepherds Joshua and Lassen are currently on the adoption floor, though it will be only a matter of hours before the puppies meet their new, loving families.

The Humane Society first partnered with Project Freedom Ride in April 2017, and has taken in and adopted out approximately 60 of these Texas dogs. The Humane Society is honored at the chance to bridge the divide, saving lives by bringing a wide array of dogs into our pet-centric community.

We are Social Animals!

Treats please!

Humane Society doggies would love some nummy treats to gobble up! See which brands they prefer here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/39LUQCPWK46BR/ref=cm_go_nav_hz, and if wanting to make more of an impact, please consider donating these on a monthly basis. Barks a lot 🐾
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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

Pat ventured all the way out from Gold Bar to add Duke to her pack. Her older dog had recently passed, and her other pooch was in need of a senior buddy. Duke fit the bill nicely, and now attends Pat's ceramics classes with partner in crime Zsa Zsa. Talk about a wonderful life!
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Meet Featured Pet Carley! A beautiful medium-haired kitty with a funny and outgoing personality, Carley would love nothing more than to have a conversation with you while surveying her domain from atop a perch. This affectionate three-year-old girl warms quickly to people and enjoys a lot of attention in all forms, especially grooming and chin scratches.

Her experience with other cats and dogs is unknown, and a slow introduction to new environments is best. If you're looking for a show-stopping addition to the family, Carley is the cat for you!

Carley is available at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Call (253) 274-0225 or visit metvetpets.com; #486627
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We had quite the weekend! On Saturday, 12 kittens/cats were adopted during PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend and five dogs found families at Pups and Purrs on Sunday!!! Happy tails to our 17 animals who are bound for happily ever afters 🐈🐕 ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

  1. Oct

    Want to become a Humane Society volunteer? Attending Volunteer General Orientation is your first step!

  2. Oct

    Adoptions, discounted vaccines, and hot dogs, oh my! You don’t want to miss our 6th Annual Open House sponsored by Tacoma Subaru 🙂

  3. Oct

    Want to become a Humane Society volunteer? Attending Volunteer General Orientation is your first step!


Animals have been placed since April 2017


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners since April 2017

Our current live release rate is 93.27% as of April 2017.