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  • Black cats are all the hype this time of year. But don’t let the season fool you—they make amazing companions all year round! Drake is a wonderful 5 year old black domestic shorthair with stunning yellow eyes that are sure to captivate you! Drake is looking for a home where he can spend his hours leisurely on the couch, receiving gentle head pats of love and attention. Due to the fact that this guy will love having your attention so much, he needs to be in a single pet household. Drake is a mature boy and would do best in a forever home with adults and older children only. Don’t wait to make this fantastic guy yours today! Reference #A474426

  • K-D is a sweet old soul who will fill your home with an abundance of love and peacefulness. This wonderful 11 year old brindle Pitbull Mix is looking for a forever family who enjoys a slower pace of life, but will allow K-D to stay young at heart. Don’t let this girl’s age deceive you, she’s still one curious and energetic kid! K-D is a very social, friendly and affectionate pup—any family would be lucky to have her! Stop by today and fall in love with K-D! Reference #A303410

  • Seeeea...Haaaawks! The 12th Cat is back!! Stop by the shelter and take home your puuurfect new team member for just $12!

  • It’s always heart-warming to see a dog reunited with its owner after being missing a long time. The owner is thrilled, but many dogs react with surprise and hesitant recognition, as if they can’t quite believe their eyes. Then they get happier and happier and more excited as it sinks in. Sheila was missing for a whole year before Linda got our call saying she’d been found. By the time they left the shelter, the little dog was wagging her tail in a blur, and wiggling like a puppy.

  • The Prince and the Pea? No, he’s just showing off the fifty cat beds that were just donated. Back in July, Mary Hoffman offered to make a fleece bed for every $25 donated during theittybittykittycommittee.com fundraiser – and just look at the results! Thanks, Mary! These gorgeous colors will really showcase our kitties.

  • This week’s Featured Kitty is a wonderful girl who is sure to put a smile on your face every day! Izzy is a beautiful green-eyed 7 year old spayed Tortie Tabby with a standout personality. This little lady loves attention and isn’t afraid to show it! She will be happy to greet you at your feet after a long day and will join you on the couch for some good relaxation. Have other pet’s in your home already? Not to worry! With a slow introduction, Izzy would seem to do well with other cats and dogs. She does tend to have somewhat of a dominate personality, but that will most likely fade away as she gets comfortable in her new home. Don’t miss out on your chance to make this pretty girl yours forever! Reference #A447200

  • Lola went missing a year ago, and her family searched high and low for her before finally accepting that they would never see their beloved little friend again. So they were over the moon with happiness when we called to say she’d been picked up as a stray and brought to the shelter. Thanks to her microchip, Lola and her family were reunited right away. There’s going to be a lot of celebrating in their home tonight!

  • Does your family lack something? Could it use a burst of fun-loving energy accompanied by four paws and a very happy tail? Then Redd may be just what your family needs! This wonderful 5 year old Pit Bull mix has a sweet personality & an infectious smile that you’re sure to fall in love with. Redd has a laid-back personality and she will love spending time with your family doing whatever you enjoy! Redd is a very sweet girl—with a lot of strength! Due to this, it is recommended that she goes to a family with children over the age of ten. Having previous experience with a large dog is also a plus! Stop by the shelter and meet Redd today! Reference #A488358

  • We are lucky to live in a community of compassionate, caring animal advocates. Tacoma’s Lost and Found Pets on Facebook is a great example – at least a dozen lost pets have been reunited with their owners in just the last month through this page.
    If you’re in the Pierce County area, give this page a like and help spread the word when a pet is either lost or found.

    Tacoma's Lost And Found Pets

    This page is to help people get reunited with their pets. If you have lost or found an animal, post a picture and a brief description, and I will share it.
  • Sometimes you just have to be patient and trust that the right match is out there. Little Butch is shy and easily overwhelmed, and rejects most people who try to befriend him. But when Julia held him, it was like he knew he had found “the one.” He calmed right down, snuggled into her arms, and even gave her a kiss. She has a quiet home and the time to spend with him, so we are sure he’s found a home for good, now!


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!


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