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

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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

Sassy, formerly Elvira, ran into some complications after her spay surgery. Shelter vets weren't sure that the hound pup was going to make it, but she pulled through, and got her happily ever after! Owner Alice writes that her constant companion is "living the life in a tiny cabin at Long Beach, WA."
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Man oh man has Featured Pet Dixie made tremendous progress! Upon entering the shelter environment, the 6-year-old tortie was shy and scared. During volunteer-led “Purr-Time” she hid behind her fabric curtain, flinching at noises. Now the beauty will actively sit in front of her kitty condo, engaging with the world around her. She’s even let staff pick her up, her sweet and loving side coming to the fore!

To further Dixie’s development, we recommend a household with no children under the age of 10 and no other cats or dogs. Let our domestic medium hair shine as your one and only! — #512681
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Whiskers in Wonderland: Cat & Rabbit-Only Adoption Event

December 11, 2016, 10:00am - December 11, 2016, 2:00pm

Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County

On Sunday, December 11 we will be hosting a cat and rabbit-only adoption event (no dogs) out of our lobby. Meet our diamonds in the rough, golden girls and gents, and some buns to boot! Punch and coo...

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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

We love when you share your happy "tails" with us! Here's a snapshot of Boots, formerly Tubs. Adopted in August, he's a happy-go-lucky 5-month-old bundle o' love, and my how big he's grown <3
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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. Dec
    11

    We’re hosting a cat and rabbit-only adoption event out of our lobby! Meet our diamonds in the rough, golden girls and gents, and some buns to boot :)

3,632

Homeless animals have been placed this year

809

Lost pets have been reunited with their owners this year

Our current live release rate is 91.30%.