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


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We are Social Animals!

We at the Humane Society love big mutts! In celebration of our big-boned pooches, select dogs 1 year and older who weigh at least 25 lbs come with a high quality doggie beg (while supplies last)!

Dog beds are a great source of insulation, and create a private space for your future pup, bringing security.
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Your Friday warm and fuzzy! Smeagol, now Sir Murphy, came to the shelter as a puppy. The lil pitty was scared, and had emotionally shut down. He had lost his spark.

On a visit to the Humane Society, Jenny met Sir Murphy, and started coming in to spend time with him until his surgery date, establishing a connection.

From Jenny: "He has brought back a joy to my life I thought I had already maxed out with my last pup, who passed away earlier this year to heart disease."

The healing power of love <3
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Maddie, a 8-years-young Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull Terrier mix is an utter delight. Extremely social? Check. Easily handle-able? Check. Happy and eager to greet? You bet!

Due to Maddie’s large size, we don’t recommend any families with children five and under. As well, folks with dog experience who can help manage her environment would be the ideal fit for our laid back sweetie.

And a little secret — Maddie will be forever yours after just one butt scratch. She’s crazy for ‘em! #424660
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Our Volunteer Coordinator, Alex, found this sweet cat (left) in the parking lot of Cheney Stadium. He came out of the weeds and brushed up against her, meowing. He was very thin, nearly bald from flea allergies, and covered with sores. She brought him in to the shelter, where he ate two bowls of food and fell asleep. After six weeks in foster care, he’s gained five pounds, most of his hair, and is a sleek, gorgeous guy (right)! Hooray for our amazing staff and volunteers! ... 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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Homeless animals have been placed so far this year


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners this year