We advance the welfare of animals and promote positive relationships between animals and people. 

We are Social Animals!

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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

On Tuesday, we received 15 dogs and 3 cats (10 have already been adopted) from Memphis Tennessee courtesy of Wings of Rescue. Since our local shelter has consistently hit a 90% or higher live release rate (the criteria for a no-kill shelter), we've been invited to rescue animals from other states whose shelters are packed full. The animals we receive last minutes on our floor, as they're incredibly adoptable like Ellie, and we've got a great community of support in Pierce County. We literally could not do this life-saving work without you <3
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We'll be at PetSmart Tacoma (by the Target) tomorrow from noon to 5:00 pm with adoptable cats and rabbits, so come love on our animals, and maybe even add to your family!

Then on Saturday starting at 11:00 am, dogs, kittens, cats, and rabbits will be available, hoping to find their fur-ever homes. It's going to be a great weekend for making happy happen :D
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Looking for a family dog? You’d be hard-pressed to find a better fit than Featured Pet Cody, as the Australian Shepherd/Mastiff mix has lived with it all! Cats, dogs, livestock, young children. You name it, Cody has handled like a champ! And if you’ve got backyard space, our friendly, social boy is sold. Literally any activity outside is his favorite!

As with many dogs getting up there in years, Cody has been identified as having moderate tartar on his teeth, and we recommend a veterinarian evaluate the oral health of the 11-year-old. Cody’s liver enzymes and a few fatty tumors (most likely only a cosmetic problem) will also need to be monitored.

Keep the Valentine’s spirit going today, and remember, a senior pet’s love is forever! #514678
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OUR MISSION

Creating positive relationships for people and pets is how we advance the welfare of animals in our community. As a local, independent 501c3 non-profit organization, this has been our mission since 1888. We provide sheltering and adoption services as well as pet care resources for families. Visit us in person or check out our adoptable animals and other services listed on this website.

Kathleen Olson, CAWA
Executive Director

Upcoming Events

  1. Feb
    20

    The Humane Society will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 21 at 11:00 am.

  2. Apr
    07

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

  3. Apr
    09

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

5,546

Homeless animals have been placed this year

1,711

Lost pets have been reunited with their owners this year

 

Our current live release rate is 91.20%.