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

We are Social Animals!

Featured Pet Dutchess is an attractive brown tabby seeking a home that will give her room to relax, be independent, and find you for attention. She is not shy, and has an extroverted nature as you will soon find out!

Dutchess is a middle-aged lady who is seven-years-young. She is declawed, and would prefer to be your one and only diva. Dutchess is happy to live indoors the rest of her life, and will be eternally grateful for being taken care of in addition to having a safe place to call her own!

A slow and patient introduction would be best for Dutchess, as she adapts to her new environment. She is currently being fostered at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in downtown Tacoma. Please call (253) 274-0224 or visit www.metvetpets.com for more information on this perky girl — #510786.
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In exactly one week from today, Good Neighbor Vet will be on site offering the following screaming deals as part of our Shelter Open House, sponsored by Tacoma Subaru! From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, their mobile vaccine clinic will be offering:

* $10 vaccines including a FREE health exam
* $10 microchips with FREE lifetime registration
* $10 nail trims
* Free Roundworm & Hookworm deworm with purchase

Come on out, and say hi to our dogs, cats, and buns, while you're at it!
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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

During last weekend's PetSmart event, we ran into Guapo (formerly Buddy) and his new pack! The Border Collie's skin has healed nicely, and it's clear that he's crazy about the Wheelers. Thrilled to see such great progress!
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Featured Pet Flori grew up around cats, dogs, and even other bunnies. The seven-month-old is a big eater, as she’s still growing — getting food pellets both morning and night with lots of hay every day. And don’t forget her greens! Flori is quite the spring mix fan.

As is the case with any growing bun, Flori will need lots of run and play time. Her current setup involves a tunnel, which she loves to run through and simply hang out in. Further enjoyment comes from a plain wicker basket used for hopping on or crawling under.

But do make haste as Flori can't wait to meet her furever family! #506700
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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. Oct

    On this day, we’ll be rolling out our Pick Your Punkin cat special, and will have Good Neighbor Vet on site ~ they’ll be offering a minimal fee for services.

  2. Oct

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

  3. Oct

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


Homeless animals have been placed this year


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners this year

Our current live release rate is 91.30%.