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


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We are Social Animals!

Model beautiful Giselle has come a long way. When the stray first arrived, she was a pistol, making her general annoyance clear to all who came near. With time, Giselle has developed into a mellow lass who goes weak in the knees for a cheek scratch. Not only has her sweet, non-demanding demeanor won the hearts of shelter staff and volunteers, but 6-year-old Giselle is also quite a stunner.

Much to our surprise, the gray tabby has been at the Humane Society since early June. Due to her length of stay, we’ve waived her adoption fee. So, come on down, and bask in Giselle’s beauty today! #498003
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For her senior project, Rachel Bradley took PVC pipe, fabric, and Velcro and constructed elevated beds like this one (the idea came out of UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program's recommendations). Thanks to Rachel, our cats have a place to perch, to hide, to stretch out, to live life! Plus, the addition of elevated beds does wonders for feline enrichment and well-being. Come see our happy cats! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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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

  • 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.

  • Jul

    Raise pledges to benefit homeless animals, and join your friends for the best dog event in the Northwest!


Pets placed this year


Lost pets reunited with owners this year