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

We are Social Animals!

As the holiday season starts to get underway, may we tug on your heartstrings a bit with Featured Pet Collie, a special girl in need of a special home. You see, the 7-month-old came to us from a household with too many cats. Since the transition to the shelter, she’s been very nervous and hesitant, craving stability.

With staff, Collie has begun to show her true stripes, though, purring and showing her belly! She’ll need a quiet, calm introduction to her new home, and a family with the heart to dole out extra love, attention, and understanding. No doubt she’ll strongly bond to whomever her lucky people are, if given time and tenderness <3 #502769
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This past weekend we processed 38 adoptions offsite, including Ricardo's (pictured right)! For Lisa, the connection was immediate~she just had to have the playful, active 7-year-old. And little Merilee (left) was swooped up a few days after, her future mom swooning over her at the PetSmart event. All in all, an incredible turnout for our furry friends~thank you, Pierce County! ... See MoreSee Less

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Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County added an event. ... See MoreSee Less

Whiskers in Wonderland

December 4, 2015, 12:00pm - December 6, 2015, 5:00pm

South Hill Mall

Escape the holiday hustle and bustle with Whiskers in Wonderland! During the first weekend of December, we will be hosting a cat-only adoption event out of South Hill Mall (where the Sprint store use...

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Instead of tossing your empty pet food bags, please consider dropping them off at the Humane Society! We are constantly in need of them to re-bag large food bags for our Pet Food Pantry. By redistributing pet food into these small, more easily handled bags, we're better able to serve those who are in temporary need of dog or cat food. Thank you for thinking of us! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's simple, to advance the welfare of animals in Tacoma and Pierce County. As a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit, we at The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County rely on donations to fund our organization’s vital programs. Visit us in person or check out our adoptable animals to find your family’s newest addition!

Kathleen Olson, CAWA
Executive Director

Upcoming Events

  1. Nov

    Cats 3 years and older are $12 all November long!

  2. Nov

    The Humane Society will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and will reopen on Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 am. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  3. Nov

    Celebrate rescue pets with an evening of amazing tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats!


Homeless animals have been placed so far this year


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners this year