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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

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~PET OF THE WEEK~

Shakira

Age: approx. 10+ years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair, Brown Tabby
Origin: Tacoma, WA
Weight:  11 lbs
Personality:  Affectionate, Selective, Watchful
Energy Level: Low   
Likes: Head Scratches, Deep Conversations, Soft Landings  
Dislikes:  Belly Rubs, Loud Neighbors, Tall Counters

Hoot, meow, hoot, hooooo?!  Don’t look so surprised.  Haven’t you ever seen an OwlCat?  Well, we hadn’t either, not until Shakira flew into the shelter late one evening and graced us with her rare presence!  This marvelous hybrid is a sight to behold and will likely have you bowing down to her in submission as she sits perfectly perched from her favorite fluffy throne.  Once thought to be a wild and mythical creature, Shakira has allowed us to learn more about what it takes to care for this rare breed...and it really isnt as much as you might think.  She loves her regular meals, freshly laundered bedding, massage therapy, live classical music, a trickling waterfall, organic catnip, mint-condition stuffed mice, dim lighting, and a nightly bedtime story.  If you do all these things, then the mysterious OwlCat will be satisfied, and you will both live long, happy lives.       

If you are interested in adopting, come by the shelter for a visit, or you can fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

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

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Shakira

Age: approx. 10+ years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Short Hair, Brown Tabby
Origin: Tacoma, WA
Weight: 11 lbs
Personality: Affectionate, Selective, Watchful
Energy Level: Low
Likes: Head Scratches, Deep Conversations, Soft Landings
Dislikes: Belly Rubs, Loud Neighbors, Tall Counters

Hoot, meow, hoot, hooooo?! Don’t look so surprised. Haven’t you ever seen an OwlCat? Well, we hadn’t either, not until Shakira flew into the shelter late one evening and graced us with her rare presence! This marvelous hybrid is a sight to behold and will likely have you bowing down to her in submission as she sits perfectly perched from her favorite fluffy throne. Once thought to be a wild and mythical creature, Shakira has allowed us to learn more about what it takes to care for this rare breed...and it really isn't as much as you might think. She loves her regular meals, freshly laundered bedding, massage therapy, live classical music, a trickling waterfall, organic catnip, mint-condition stuffed mice, dim lighting, and a nightly bedtime story. If you do all these things, then the mysterious OwlCat will be satisfied, and you will both live long, happy lives.

If you are interested in adopting, come by the shelter for a visit, or you can fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

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

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.
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3 days ago
~NEW DOGS/CATS~

These fantastic pets are new additions to the shelter from the Hurricane Ida disaster relief transport out of Louisiana.  Please allow us to introduce you to Flitwick, Hula Hoop, Tribble & Cookie, T-Boy, Kirby, and Opal!  

We are learning about them a little bit more everyday, but they will soon all be available for adoption!

**Click on their photos below to learn a little bit more about them.

~NEW DOGS/CATS~

These fantastic pets are new additions to the shelter from the Hurricane Ida disaster relief transport out of Louisiana. Please allow us to introduce you to Flitwick, Hula Hoop, Tribble & Cookie, T-Boy, Kirby, and Opal!

We are learning about them a little bit more everyday, but they will soon all be available for adoption!

**Click on their photos below to learn a little bit more about them.
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5 days ago
We are feeling super grateful to have been included in this rescue mission!  Thank you to all the sending and receiving shelters involved as well Greater Good Charities for spearheading this rescue flight.  It takes an entire nationwide community of dedicated animal lovers working together to make this kind of effort come together.

If youd like to support the work we are doing, please consider making a monetary donation.  As a small organization that relies heavily on individual donors to help, we cant do it without you! 
https://www.apsfh.com/donate/

We are feeling super grateful to have been included in this rescue mission! Thank you to all the sending and receiving shelters involved as well Greater Good Charities for spearheading this rescue flight. It takes an entire nationwide community of dedicated animal lovers working together to make this kind of effort come together.

If you'd like to support the work we are doing, please consider making a monetary donation. As a small organization that relies heavily on individual donors to help, we can't do it without you!
www.apsfh.com/donate/
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6 days ago
~FOUND KITTY~

Does anyone recognize this kitty? He has been lingering around the Mt. Dallas neighborhood for several weeks and no one in the neighborhood seems to know who he belongs to. He does not have a microchip. He is currently safe at the shelter and on stray hold, where we hope to reunite him with his people soon! 

If you recognize this cat please call (360)378-2158. Thank you!

~FOUND KITTY~

Does anyone recognize this kitty? He has been lingering around the Mt. Dallas neighborhood for several weeks and no one in the neighborhood seems to know who he belongs to. He does not have a microchip. He is currently safe at the shelter and on stray hold, where we hope to reunite him with his people soon!

If you recognize this cat please call (360)378-2158. Thank you!
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7 days ago

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Where we lived, prior to the island, a cat with a ear notch meant it was a feral cat that had been neutered/spayed and rereleased. It looks like it is notched. Hope he finds his home tho.

Could he be a farrow cat, although he doesn’t look skittish?

~NEW DOGS~

We just transferred in some fantastic dogs from Texas via Project Freedom Ride!  Davy Crockett, Mimi (formally Squirmie), Khloe, and Coco will all soon be available for adoption!

**Click on their photos below to learn a little bit more about them.

~NEW DOGS~

We just transferred in some fantastic dogs from Texas via Project Freedom Ride! Davy Crockett, Mimi (formally Squirmie), Khloe, and Coco will all soon be available for adoption!

**Click on their photos below to learn a little bit more about them.
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1 week ago

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