More Bark for Your Buck

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

  • Wellness examination from the Veterinary Services team
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Microchip with national registration
  • Initial vaccines
  • Pet care counseling

Ready to Adopt?

Print and fill out our Adoption Application 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


Thanks to the generous funding of The Grey Muzzle Organization, adoption fees are waived for senior citizens (60+) who adopt any senior dog (7+)!

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
BuckleySection: 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.