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Staff Spotlight: Meagan MacKay 1
Dec 15 2022

Staff Spotlight: Meagan MacKay

Meagan with shelter kitten Meet the shelter’s Volunteer Manager, Meagan MacKay! Meagan plays a key role in making our mission possible by onboarding new volunteers…
You Made it Possible: Gravel Pit Pups
Dec 15 2022

You Made it Possible: Gravel Pit Pups

Puppies found abandoned at gravel site. In June 2021, employees at the Dickson Waller Road Gravel Pit site found three puppies abandoned in the gravel…
Tax Benefits of Giving in 2022
Dec 15 2022

Tax Benefits of Giving in 2022

There’s still time in 2022 to support the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County through your IRA! If you’re 70 ½ or older, you…
Holiday Gift Guide for the Pets 4
Nov 17 2022

Holiday Gift Guide for the Pets

The holiday season is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a meaningful gift for a loved one, we’ve got you covered! Keep things simple, and choose…
Staff Spotlight: Yuko Tester 5
Nov 17 2022

Staff Spotlight: Maggie Gipson

Maggie with her pup, Baloo. Meet the shelter’s Humane Education Coordinator, Maggie Gipson! Maggie helps create a kinder world for animals by leading the shelter’s…
Lost Pets 2
Nov 11 2022

Shelter Update

Update as of 12/19/2022 The shelter is clear of canine pneumovirus and will be accepting lost pets by appointment only starting Wednesday, December 21. The…
KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Rena
Oct 25 2022

KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Rena

Rena is sure to bring lots of laughs and joy to your next outing! This adventurous pittie will be all smiles on a beach, road…
Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Huerta
Oct 20 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Huerta

Andrea with a pup. Meet Andrea Huerta! Andrea has been volunteering at the shelter for almost 5 years and helps our shelter dogs get out…
Getting to know pitties: Myth or fact?
Oct 20 2022

Getting to know pitties: Myth or fact?

You’ve probably heard a myth or two about pit bulls and terms like “aggressive” or “dog-fighting” might be the first thoughts that come to your…
KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Maui 1
Oct 17 2022

KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Scooby

Scooby enjoys getting pets and loves to give kisses! She likes casual strolls and cuddling with her favorite people. Scooby even does well with going…
KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Maui
Sep 30 2022

KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Maui

Maui is very friendly and loves to get scratches. He would make a great couch buddy to cuddle up with and would also enjoy going on…
KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Duncan
Sep 29 2022

KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Duncan

Duncan sometimes needs a minute to warm up, but once he’s comfortable with his people, he is very affectionate. He especially loves butt scratches and…
KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Pickles
Sep 19 2022

KING 5 Pet Rescue of the Week: Pickles

Pickles enjoys getting pets and is sure to show his big fantastic smile whenever he gets attention. He loves quality time with his favorite people…
Day of Giving
Sep 15 2022

Thank you to our community

Our third annual Day of Giving was a big success! Because of generous animal lovers in our community, we raised a record-breaking $65,691, making a…

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