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Help Empty the Shelter!

From September 29 – October 8, we will have reduced adoption fees of $50 for adult dogs, $25 for adult cats, and $5 for critters.

View Adoptable Pets

Services & Resources

Pet Licensing

Animal Control

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County does not provide animal control, but instead, we partner with local animal control departments to help them fulfill their mission.

Animal Control
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Community Cats

Community cat is an umbrella definition that includes any un-owned cats. These cats may be feral (unsocialized/fractious) or friendly.

Community Cats
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End of Life Services

The hardest part of loving a pet is knowing when to let go. When your pet’s quality of life is deteriorating, it is time to do the truly loving thing and make a decision about helping them on their way.

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Humane Education

The shelter’s Humane Education Program offers in-person and virtual presentations for local classrooms! These presentations help inspire children to learn compassion and respect for animals.

Learn More

Microchip

Microchips are tiny computer chips the size of a rice grain. They are injected under the skin, and are as painless as a vaccine. When a hand-held scanner is passed over the pet, a unique microchip number is displayed.

Microchip
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Pet Behavior Tips

If you are having behavior issues with your pet, the following information may help.

Pet Behavior Tips
Become a Monthly Donor

Pet Food Pantry

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County’s Pet Food Pantry supplies pet food to those who are in temporary need of dog or cat food.

Pet Food Pantry
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Pet Licensing

Please contact your local jurisdiction for pet license information and renewal.

Pet Licensing
Pet Behavior Tips

Spay & Neuter

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County operates a once-weekly Community Clinic providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for cats and dogs, as well as other services like vaccination, flea and tick prevention, and microchip at the time of surgery.

Spay & Neuter
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Surrendering Your Pet

We recognize that sometimes situations arise where it seems that there is no other option but to find your pet a new home. We always urge owners to try and find a new home via private methods, whenever possible.

Surrendering Your Pet
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Wildlife

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is not able to accept wildlife. Please take wildlife to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

Wildlife