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Welcome K C Gauldine, Interim Executive Director 

K C Gauldine joins the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County as the Interim Executive Director. K C is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience moving organizations to their next level of capacity. She has served non-profits in the fields of environment, social enterprise, health care, arts & culture, social services, education, and community development. Her for-profit experience includes technology, real estate, staffing, and retail.

K C holds a Masters in Organization Development, a Bachelors in Marketing and Finance, and certificates in executive leadership, business consulting, and coaching. She is passionate about seeking the best of “what is” to help ignite the imagination of “what might be” in an effort to generate new knowledge that expands the “real of the possible”.

K C is thrilled to join such a dedicated group of Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Funders with such a great mission that is close to her heart. Animals were a very important part of K C’s life growing up as an only child, and she is well known with family, friends, and neighbors for rescuing dogs since childhood.

K C is looking forward to serving the organization over the next 6-8 months and assisting in the search for the next outstanding leader. She welcomes conversations with members of the Humane Society family and the community.

We are Social Animals!

Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

Abigail recently journeyed to Washington from Texas to begin her life anew. Taila had followed the Basset Hound Mix's story online, and was ready to open her home to the gunshot survivor.

Talia drove all the way from Spokane, and brought her five children along. As soon as Abigail was brought in the visitation room, she went right for the youngest and gave the sweetest "hello" with a wet nose to the cheek. She then low crawled to the oldest child and laid right on her shoe, rolling over to expose her belly for some love.

Even in the face of abuse and neglect, Abigail had remained the sweetest dog. And with Talia and her kiddos, the pup is in for a lifetime of love she so greatly deserves!
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#TBT to when two of our adoptables strutted their stuff during Walk a Mile in Her Shoes! Yappy to support such an important cause 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out Featured Pets Missy (#519059) and Porky (#519060)! Missy is a lover. She wants to literally be in your face in the sweetest way! Ready to be your companion, she'll park herself right in front of you. At 10-years-young, she's relaxed, friendly, and quiet.

Porky, on the other hand, is definitely an explorer! Won over by catnip and butt scratches, the youthful nine-year-old enjoys lounging, smelling the flowers (no joke!), and entertaining himself.

The dynamic duo will require individual litter boxes and an owner who is attentive to keeping their private space super clean.

Have our mellow, laid-back sister and brother pawed their way into your heart?! Visit them at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (401 Fawcett Ave Suite 100, Tacoma).
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We're almost halfway through the week! Here's how Buddy (available for adoption) gets by:

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Upcoming Events

  1. Aug

    You’re invited to the pet pawty of the summer! We’ll be open extra late to ensure all of our animals go out the door, and we’re offering some pretty sweet discounts.

  2. Aug

    Pit Bulls On Parade is BullsEye Dog Rescue’s annual celebration of pit bull type dogs, and we’ll be there with adoptable pitties!

  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.