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


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We are Social Animals!

Coco made her television debut on Friday, and found a family the next day! Thanks for helping make happy happen, KIRO 7 :)
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Coco is a 9-year-old boxer-pit mix.She is a friendly happy girl who is easygoing and loves attention.

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Cool it! Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s this weekend, so remember to protect your pets from the extreme heat. Provide plenty of water and shade, limit strenuous activity, and avoid walking on hot asphalt. Never leave your dog in a parked car, even with the windows open, and remember that dogs overheat much faster than we do! If you need air-conditioned relief, local Petco, PetSmart, and VCA animal hospitals will welcome your four-legged friends. And of course, a kiddie pool is always a fun option! ... See MoreSee Less

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June was designated Adopt a Shelter Cat Month by the American Humane Association to promote awareness of (and to help combat) cattery overcrowding. Help be part of the solution by adopting a cat that is one year or older, and taking a second home of equal or greater age FREE!

As with all adoptions, every potential new home goes through a screening process, ensuring that our fur-balls get the best possible life. But do hurry! Special ends this Tuesday, June 30.
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Remember Gizmo? The black and white pitty came to us in February at 9 months old, shy, nervous, and afraid of his own shadow. Person after person passed by the little guy. That is, until, first-time dog owner Shelley set her eyes on him. And something clicked.

Months later, and the Kirkpatricks still keep us up-to-date on Gizmo's progress. This past Saturday he came in for a visit, and the lovable goofball has made a complete 180! Well done, Gizmo's mom and dad! And thanks for keeping in touch :)
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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

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun

    During the month of June, adopt a cat that is one year or older, take a second home of equal or greater age FREE!

  • Jul

    Staff will be available to help pet owners reclaim lost pets between 12:00 and 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 5. The shelter will re-open at 9:30 am on Monday, July 6.

  • Jul

    We are looking for foster homes! Please join us for our July training, which will start promptly at 10:00 am.


Pets placed this year


Lost pets reunited with owners this year