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The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County Announces New Hours of Operation

The Humane Society has adjusted their hours of operation to be open seven days a week, with new hours to take effect Saturday, January 12th, 2019. This change will enable the Humane Society to rehome more animals to new forever homes and create consistency with open hours running from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

The Humane Society CEO, Stuart Earley, noted that putting the animals first is a key priority and opening seven days a week will provide more opportunities for pets to find their loving new families faster. “Sunday is the one day of the week when many families can come together to choose a pet, and over the last six months, I have encountered many people who can’t visit the shelter on a weekday or even on a Saturday. It is important that we provide customer-friendly service to ensure more pets find their forever homes.”

The hours of operation for the Humane Society’s phone system will also be extended to seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to improve customer service.

Adoption hours will continue to end one half-hour before the end of the public hours each day. 

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County hours of operation:

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Sunday

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Animals have been placed from January 1, 2018 through October 31st, 2018.


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners from January 1, 2018 through October 31st, 2018.

The Society has exceeded a 90% live release rate throughout 2017. Our current live release rate is 92.77%

Calculated according to the nationally recognized Asilomar standards.