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For many dogs, playing fetch is in their blood. It’s a way to please their humans, and it’s also a great source of play. Featured Pet Lancer, a handsome gold Pit Bull Terrier mix, is one such pup who is totally ball and toy driven. And he’s on the search for an active home who can keep up! If you’ve got the time to act as a full-time ball launcher, we just know that the 3-year-old pitty will have found his happy.

Lancer may be a bit too much for little ones, and really should not be confined to the yard all day, especially given his active nature. He also came to the Humane Society as a stray, so his history with other pets is unknown at this time. Slow introductions would be best.

Add to your pack today! Our ball boy is a steal at just $130. #477579
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The shelter will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day, but will reopen on Tuesday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, just in time for you to land a sweet discount on one of our cuddle-buns. All rabbits are $25 for one more week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a reminder that tomorrow's foster training will start promptly at 10:00 am. This is an hour long class, and no, you don't need to RSVP. Just come ready to make a difference in an animal's life! ... See MoreSee Less

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Little stud Bashful had been at the Humane Society for about two months, patiently biding his time. Staff lovingly referred to the Pit Bull as one who brought cuddling to a ninja level, and knew that any adopter who'd give Bashful a chance would fall in love...fast. Well, Richard happened by and gave our pitty that chance. And wouldn't you know, Bashful was all smooches and smiles! So much love coming your way, Richard <3 ... 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

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