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Welcome K C Gauldine, Interim Executive Director 

K C Gauldine joins the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County as the Interim Executive Director. K C is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience moving organizations to their next level of capacity. She has served non-profits in the fields of environment, social enterprise, health care, arts & culture, social services, education, and community development. Her for-profit experience includes technology, real estate, staffing, and retail.

K C holds a Masters in Organization Development, a Bachelors in Marketing and Finance, and certificates in executive leadership, business consulting, and coaching. She is passionate about seeking the best of “what is” to help ignite the imagination of “what might be” in an effort to generate new knowledge that expands the “real of the possible”.

K C is thrilled to join such a dedicated group of Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Funders with such a great mission that is close to her heart. Animals were a very important part of K C’s life growing up as an only child, and she is well known with family, friends, and neighbors for rescuing dogs since childhood.

K C is looking forward to serving the organization over the next 6-8 months and assisting in the search for the next outstanding leader. She welcomes conversations with members of the Humane Society family and the community.

We are Social Animals!

Featured Pet Riley is a playful puppy who had a bit of a ruff start. The one-year-old stray came to us with entropion in both of his eyes. This is where the eyelids roll inwards, causing great irritation to the eye. Our vet team rose to the occasion, performing surgery to ease the little guy’s discomfort!

Look beyond the cone, and you’re sure to fall hard and fast for this wiggle butt. Riley’s fortunate forever family will need to have the Pit Bull’s sutures removed and eyes regularly checked by a veterinarian. But trust us, he’s well worth it! #518179
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Don't forget to come meowt and support our furry friends with a Crystal Mountain gondola ride this coming Sunday! The forecast calls for sun, so we should be in for some beautiful views while making a difference ☀ ... See MoreSee Less

Wag N' Hike

July 2, 2017, 11:00am - July 2, 2017, 5:00pm

Crystal Mountain Resort

Spend a day in the mountains with your favorite canine companion and help support the Humane Society! A dollar from each Mt. Rainier Gondola ticket purchased will be donated to the shelter, and dogs r...

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Your Friday warm and fuzzy!

Manford came to the shelter fearful, but truly blossomed in the care of his foster home. His foster brother would take him on adventures, bringing the Labrador Retriever out of his shell. Thanks to these experiences and his family's patience, kindness, and love Manny was ready to begin his life anew! A special thanks to our foster coordinator who also helped in making happy happen 💛💚
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Upcoming Events

  1. Jul

    A dollar from each Mt. Rainier Gondola ticket purchased will be donated to the shelter on July 2!

  2. Jul

    The Humane Society will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The shelter will re-open at 9:30 am on Wednesday, July 5.

  3. Jul

    Join us at the park for a family- and dog-friendly celebration of pet ownership!


Animals have been placed since April 2017


Lost pets have been reunited with their owners since April 2017

Our current live release rate is 93.27% as of April 2017.