More Bark for Your Buck

Every dog adopted from the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County comes with:

  • Veterinary wellness examination
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchip with national registration
  • Initial vaccines
  • Pet care counseling
  • Temporary leash
  • Pet food coupon

Ready to Adopt?

Print and fill out our Dog Adoption Questionnaire before coming in to view your new best friend!

Meet the Adoptable Dogs

On average, there are about a dozen dogs available for adoption each day. Shelter dogs are mostly mixed breeds, but about 20% are purebreds. 

Adoption Fees

Standard adoption fees for adult dogs range from $50-$140 depending upon the dog’s size, breed, age, and other factors. For puppies, the standard fee is $310.

Occasionally, highly desirable pets (such as purebred or small-breeds) may be priced $280-$390. This allows us to lower the adoption fee for older or difficult-to-adopt animals. Promotional specials are often available; please contact us for fee information about specific animals.

Dog Restrictions in Washington State

If you live in one of these areas, please check the associated city ordinance before you adopt a dog:

City WebsiteView OrdinanceType of Ordinance
AuburnSection: 6.01.010Fighting breeds declared "potentially dangerous" including: Akita, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Kuvasz, Pit Bull Terrier, Presa Canario, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu
BrewsterSection: 6.10.040Mandatory pit bull sterilization
BridgeportSection: 6.10.020Bans: pit bulls
BuckelySection: 9.10.020, 9.10.260Bans: pit bulls
CathlametSection: 6.10.020Bans: pit bulls
Coulee DamSection: 6.10.010Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
EnumclawSection: 7.08Bans: pit bulls
EverettSection: 6.08.010Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous" | Historic 1987 legal notes
EversonSection: 6.08.020Restricts: pit bulls
GrandviewSection: 6.06.010Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
HarrahNews articleRestricts: pit bulls
HarveySection: 6-08-070Bans: pit bulls
KennewickSection: 8:02.320Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
OthelloSection: 6.06.020Bans: pit bulls
PascoSection: 8.02.320Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
ProsserSection: 6.40.010Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous" (verified October 2016) | Learn more
QuincySection: 8.06.010Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
RainierSection: 6.04.020Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
RensselaerSection: 90.20Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
RosaliaAnimal controlBans: pit bulls | Learn more
Royal CitySection: 6.04.020, 6.04.060Pit bulls, American bulldogs and rottweilers declared "dangerous"
SelahSection: 5.07.080Bans: pit bulls
Soap LakeSection: 6.05.020Pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios declared "potentially dangerous"
SumasSection: 6.02.045Bans: pit bulls
TekoaSection: 8.08.056Bans: pit bulls
TietonSection: 6.08.130Restricts: pit bulls
ToppenishSection: 6.06Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Town of ColtonMeeting minutesBans: pit bulls
WapatoSection: 6.06Bans: pit bulls, American bulldogs, rottweilers and all mastiff types, including, but not limited to: English mastiff, Old English mastiff, American mastiff, Neapolitan mastiff, Doque de Bordeaux (aka French mastiff), bull mastiff, Tibetan mastiff, Spanish mastiff, Pyrenean mastiff and Fila Brasileiro (aka Brazilian mastiff)
YakimaSection: 6-18Bans: pit bulls


Ordinances last verified as active on July 28, 2017

Joint Base Lewis-McChord prohibits the following breeds from being on base:
∙ Pit Bull  (American or English Staffordshire Bull Terrier) ∙  Rottweiler ∙  Doberman ∙  Chow ∙  Wolf Hybrids

If you are renting, please check with your landlord, as there may be breed/size restrictions.