Welcome to
APS-FH!
Why adopt? Looking for a new friend? Make an appointment to come meet our incredible pets awaiting their forever homes. LEARN MORE You had us at meow. Each year about 90 kittens find their
way to forever homes with your help. Thank you!
DONATE ANY AMOUNT
We can't do this alone,
can you help?
There's many ways you can support our efforts in the care and adoption of our sweet shelter pets. VOLUNTEER DONATE
Visitors by
appointment
only.
Due to COVID-19 we ask visitors to schedule
a shelter visit, please call (360) 378-2159
to make an appiontment.

Providing compassionate care and brighter futures for homeless animals on San Juan Island and beyond.

Search for your new friend here.

Through adoption of homeless pets, humane education, abuse investigation, and community outreach and leadership, we match pets and people. There are many places to acquire a dog or a cat, but our shelter is special. Before you adopt your companion animal from us, the Animal Protection Society will:

  • Treat the pet for internal and external parasites
  • Give them all initial vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter the pet
  • Test all cats for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Beyond all that, animals at the shelter are lovingly played with, socialized, and observed for all possible behavior problems. We care about our friends, and it shows! Learn more.

How You Can Help

Donate

Outright donations help us feed and take care of the shelter pets. Make a one-time donation, a monthly donation, or become a Shelter P.A.L. by making a yearly donation of any amount.

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are many, just to name a few: walking dogs, trapping feral cats, pet training, medical support, fostering pets, and volunteering time at Treasure Hounds store.

Treasure Hounds

Shopping at our upscale retail thrift store is another way to support us, so is donating gently used household furnishings, home goods & decor to Treasure Hounds.

Shelter News

News from Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

~NEW DOGS~

Check out this litter of 6 month old pups from Mexico! Troy, Kaleesa, Salt, and Rocky are ADORABLE and looking for their forever homes!

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Canine Adoption Application on our website:

www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/

COVID-19: Due to the ongoing pandemic, APS-FH will be giving priority to local adopters, however an application must be submitted prior to any meet and greets.
... See MoreSee Less

20 hours ago

Comment on Facebook

They are all adorable! Thank you for rescuing them!!!🐾❤️🐾❤️🐾

What a great video and outreach idea. Watched it twice...

Each one melted my heart!

~NEW DOGS~

The shelter just transferred in some awesome dogs from Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions in Mexico!  Click on their pictures for more information and how to adopt.

~NEW DOGS~

The shelter just transferred in some awesome dogs from Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions in Mexico! Click on their pictures for more information and how to adopt.
... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Georgia Pankey

Oh boy, so glad to see this new batch of pups. The folks who take them home will be very lucky indeed!

They are that. But way to big for me I'm afraid😟

Oh my GOODNESS they’re so sweet 😍

~HAPPILY HOME (Pup-date)~

We LOVE getting updates from our adopters on how well their rescues are doing. We just received this fantastic update from Doc’s (formally known as Glenn, from the “G” Litter) parents who just threw him a “breed reveal party” 🐶 :

“Hi guys! I just wanted to give you an update on Doc. He’s so awesome!!! He’s got personality, is so playful, and a little stubborn, but is really well behaved and smart! We had a wisdom panel done and his breed mixture blew our minds. Here are some updated pictures!”

Hooray for Doc and his happy home! 

Project Freedom Ride
4 legged friends of Lubbock

~HAPPILY HOME (Pup-date)~

We LOVE getting updates from our adopters on how well their rescues are doing. We just received this fantastic update from Doc’s (formally known as Glenn, from the “G” Litter) parents who just threw him a “breed reveal party” 🐶 :

“Hi guys! I just wanted to give you an update on Doc. He’s so awesome!!! He’s got personality, is so playful, and a little stubborn, but is really well behaved and smart! We had a wisdom panel done and his breed mixture blew our minds. Here are some updated pictures!”

Hooray for Doc and his happy home!

Project Freedom Ride
4 legged friends of Lubbock
... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

Comment on Facebook

What a great update! Love seeing all our souteren dogs get amazing homes

LOVE THIS!

Lori Parker Crum & Sarah Martin Field <3.

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Sorcerer

Age: approx. 1 year old
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Brown Tabby
Origin: Yakima, WA
Weight: 8 lbs
Personality: Confident, Gentle, Friendly
Energy Level: Medium   
Likes: Chin Scratches, Catnip Baths, High Perches
Dislikes:  Lawn Mowers, Bubble Wrap, Car Rides

Meet Sorcerer!  A magical little feline who casts love spells on everyone he meets...as well as his ultra soft coat!  Sorcerer is a charming, friendly, young cat looking for his forever family.  He is outgoing and social, but not “overly” social.  He is the perfect combination of chill and lively.  Sorcerer loves being up high, so his new home should plan on securing a peak position for him to post up and take comfy naps.  He’s currently waiting patiently (on the top shelf) of Cat Room #3.    

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

COVID-19: Due to the ongoing pandemic, APS-FH will be giving priority to local adopters, however an application must be submitted prior to any meet and greets.

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Sorcerer

Age: approx. 1 year old
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Brown Tabby
Origin: Yakima, WA
Weight: 8 lbs
Personality: Confident, Gentle, Friendly
Energy Level: Medium
Likes: Chin Scratches, Catnip Baths, High Perches
Dislikes: Lawn Mowers, Bubble Wrap, Car Rides

Meet Sorcerer! A magical little feline who casts love spells on everyone he meets...as well as his ultra soft coat! Sorcerer is a charming, friendly, young cat looking for his forever family. He is outgoing and social, but not “overly” social. He is the perfect combination of chill and lively. Sorcerer loves being up high, so his new home should plan on securing a peak position for him to post up and take comfy naps. He’s currently waiting patiently (on the top shelf) of Cat Room #3.

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

COVID-19: Due to the ongoing pandemic, APS-FH will be giving priority to local adopters, however an application must be submitted prior to any meet and greets.
... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

~FOUND CAT~

****UPDATE!  Annie Oakley is back home safe and sound!  Thanks to a quick response from our island community.****

Is this your kitty?!  Found yesterday (4/3/21) on San Juan Valley Rd near No. 2 Schoolhouse Rd.  No microchip.  Medium haired female with brown tabby markings and orange flecks. Outgoing and very friendly.  She was in danger of getting hit in the road. 

If you recognize this cat, please call the shelter at (360)378-2158.

~FOUND CAT~

****UPDATE! "Annie Oakley" is back home safe and sound! Thanks to a quick response from our island community.****

Is this your kitty?! Found yesterday (4/3/21) on San Juan Valley Rd near No. 2 Schoolhouse Rd. No microchip. Medium haired female with brown tabby markings and orange flecks. Outgoing and very friendly. She was in danger of getting hit in the road.

If you recognize this cat, please call the shelter at (360)378-2158.
... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Happily Home Stories