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Welcome to APS-FH!
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Why adopt?
Looking for a new friend? Make an appointment to come meet our incredible pets awaiting their forever homes.
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You had us at meow.
Each year about 90 kittens find their way to forever homes with your help. Thank you!
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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.
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Providing compassionate care and brighter futures for homeless animals on San Juan Island and beyond.

We are hiring!

Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is seeking a part time and a full time Animal Care Team Member.

Kitty Holding Now Hiring Sign

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 ~

Phillip

Age: Approx. 2 years
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Origin: Lopez Island
Weight: 12 lbs
Personality: Reformed Ruffian, Sweet, Outdoorsy
Energy Level: Medium   
Likes: Playing Marco-Polo, Conversing, Cuddles in the Sun
Dislikes: Competition, Small Spaces, Being Stuck Inside on a Sunny Day

An island boy, through and through, Phillip loves to the outdoors. He grew up on Lopez and although he and his brother did not get along, we find him to be quite a softy. He is quick to greet you with a hello and a little small talk. Get him comfortable and he will go on to tell you stories of growing up on a small island and welcomes you to share your own! He loves scratches around his voluptuous cheeks where you will find old scars from his days being a bit of a ruffian. Phillip will tell you there is always more to the story than just a rough and tumble brotherly rivalry, but we will let him tell you for himself. If you’re looking for a sweet, adventurous boy with the gift of gab, Phillip is purrr-fect for you!

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.

#apsfhpetoftheweek #petoftheweek #adoptacat #adoptarescuecat #tomcatsofinstagram #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Phillip

Age: Approx. 2 years
Sex: Male
Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Origin: Lopez Island
Weight: 12 lbs
Personality: Reformed Ruffian, Sweet, Outdoorsy
Energy Level: Medium
Likes: Playing Marco-Polo, Conversing, Cuddles in the Sun
Dislikes: Competition, Small Spaces, Being Stuck Inside on a Sunny Day

An island boy, through and through, Phillip loves to the outdoors. He grew up on Lopez and although he and his brother did not get along, we find him to be quite a softy. He is quick to greet you with a hello and a little small talk. Get him comfortable and he will go on to tell you stories of growing up on a small island and welcomes you to share your own! He loves scratches around his voluptuous cheeks where you will find old scars from his days being a bit of a ruffian. Phillip will tell you there is always more to the story than just a rough and tumble brotherly rivalry, but we will let him tell you for himself. If you’re looking for a sweet, adventurous boy with the gift of gab, Phillip is purrr-fect for you!

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.

#apsfhpetoftheweek #petoftheweek #adoptacat #adoptarescuecat #tomcatsofinstagram #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland
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1 day ago
~ AVAILABLE KITTENS ~

The shelter continues to have some WONDERFUL kittens available for adoption!  Click on the individual photos to learn more about the individual (or duos or trios) kitten, and how to adopt.

#apsfhpets #apsfhkittensforadoption #adoptakitten #adoptkittens #rescuekittens #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkittens #sanjuanisland #fridayharbor

~ AVAILABLE KITTENS ~

The shelter continues to have some WONDERFUL kittens available for adoption! Click on the individual photos to learn more about the individual (or duos or trios) kitten, and how to adopt.

#apsfhpets #apsfhkittensforadoption #adoptakitten #adoptkittens #rescuekittens #fosteringsaveslives #fosterkittens #sanjuanisland #fridayharbor
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4 days ago

Comment on Facebook

My friend is looking for a tuxedo kitten - maybe a polydactyl if you have one ❤️ they’re the best! 😻

🙏🐾❤️🐾🙏

Kay Nash

Katie Dobkowski check these out! 😻

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Holli

Age: approx. 2 years
Sex: Female
Breed:  Hound/Mystery Mix 
Origin: Texas
Weight: 40lbs
Personality: Tender, Fun-Loving, Happy, Super Affectionate 
Energy Level: Medium-High
Likes: Food Puzzles, Tunnels, Flirt Pole, Snuggles
Dislikes:  Surprises, Couch Hogs, Bad Kissers   

This country girl is fixin’ for the quiet life. Give her sunshine, green grass and blue seas, please! Just no noisy neighbors, cause all that commotion puts a damper on her gettin’ some good shut eye. 

Don’t let this bumpkin’ fool you, Holli can be the life of the party… a pool party that is! This girl LOVES the water; splashing, digging, slurping bucket fulls, you get the idea!  If she had her druthers, she would have her very own pond on her new farmstead.   

Ok, in all honesty though, Holli’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and water.  It’s not to say that Holli isn’t friendly, she can dip her toes in with new people, but jumps into the deep end with new dogs.  Holli’s got a whole lotta love to give, once she’s tested the waters. 

Now, as yall can imagine, the shelter is no place for a farm gal like Miss Holli.  This black and tan beauty needs fresh air, freedom and a quiet place for her to live out all her sweet country dreams! So, dust off your boots and come on down to the shelter and rescue this cowgirl! 

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:

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

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

#apsfhpetoftheweek #apsfhpets #petoftheweek #adoptadog #puppyforrescue #rescuedogsrock #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland #adoptarescuedog

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Holli

Age: approx. 2 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Hound/Mystery Mix
Origin: Texas
Weight: 40lbs
Personality: Tender, Fun-Loving, Happy, Super Affectionate
Energy Level: Medium-High
Likes: Food Puzzles, Tunnels, Flirt Pole, Snuggles
Dislikes: Surprises, Couch Hogs, Bad Kissers

This country girl is fixin’ for the quiet life. Give her sunshine, green grass and blue seas, please! Just no noisy neighbors, cause all that commotion puts a damper on her gettin’ some good shut eye.

Don’t let this bumpkin’ fool you, Holli can be the life of the party… a pool party that is! This girl LOVES the water; splashing, digging, slurping bucket fulls, you get the idea! If she had her druthers, she would have her very own pond on her new farmstead.

Ok, in all honesty though, Holli’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and water. It’s not to say that Holli isn’t friendly, she can dip her toes in with new people, but jumps into the deep end with new dogs. Holli’s got a whole lotta love to give, once she’s tested the waters.

Now, as y'all can imagine, the shelter is no place for a farm gal like Miss Holli. This black and tan beauty needs fresh air, freedom and a quiet place for her to live out all her sweet country dreams! So, dust off your boots and come on down to the shelter and rescue this cowgirl!

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/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

#apsfhpetoftheweek #apsfhpets #petoftheweek #adoptadog #puppyforrescue #rescuedogsrock #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland #adoptarescuedog
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

She is so pretty!!🥰

She looks athletic! 💪🏼

~ NEW DOGS ~

We transferred in some wonderful senior dogs from Project Freedom Ride this past weekend!  Click on their individual photos to learn more about them and how to adopt.

~ NEW DOGS ~

We transferred in some wonderful senior dogs from Project Freedom Ride this past weekend! Click on their individual photos to learn more about them and how to adopt.
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

We ❤️ senior dogs!

I love senior dogs!!!!!! These are some of the sweetest

Do Stuart and Willow have to be adopted together?

Adopts these cuties, please! OMG they are adorbs.

Love them!!!

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~ NEW CATS ~

There are a couple of fresh furry felines at the shelter that will soon be available for adoption! Click on their individual photo to learn more about them and how to adopt.

#apsfhpets #adoptacat #formertomcat #formermomcat #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland #apsfh

~ NEW CATS ~

There are a couple of fresh furry felines at the shelter that will soon be available for adoption! Click on their individual photo to learn more about them and how to adopt.

#apsfhpets #adoptacat #formertomcat #formermomcat #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland #APSFH
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1 week ago
~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Petunia

Age: Approx. 3 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
Origin: Eastern Washington
Weight: 7lbs
Personality: Spunky, Social, Slight Diva
Energy Level: Medium   
Likes: Attention, Rolling on the Floor, Body Paw-sitivity
Dislikes: Strict Schedules, Tight Budgets, Worrywarts

Petunia is like the cool aunt you want to spend half the summer with. She will order pizza and all the junk food, let you have a sip of her wine cooler by the pool and tell you all sorts of wild stories that start with “You should have met me before I had kittens!” Petunia is the mom of the rough and tumble Looney Tunes litter and now that they have all found homes, this carefree cat is ready for another adventure. She is a fun-loving girl who is always down for a good time. Petunia is very playful and outgoing, loves people and could live with another cat but would purr-fer to have your undivided attention all to herself. If you are ready to add a little spontaneity to your life, Petunia is the cat for you! 

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.

#apsfhpetoftheweek #petoftheweek #adoptacat #adoptarescuecat #tuxedocatsofinstagram #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Petunia

Age: Approx. 3 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Medium Hair
Origin: Eastern Washington
Weight: 7lbs
Personality: Spunky, Social, Slight Diva
Energy Level: Medium
Likes: Attention, Rolling on the Floor, Body Paw-sitivity
Dislikes: Strict Schedules, Tight Budgets, Worrywarts

Petunia is like the cool aunt you want to spend half the summer with. She will order pizza and all the junk food, let you have a sip of her wine cooler by the pool and tell you all sorts of wild stories that start with “You should have met me before I had kittens!” Petunia is the mom of the rough and tumble Looney Tunes litter and now that they have all found homes, this carefree cat is ready for another adventure. She is a fun-loving girl who is always down for a good time. Petunia is very playful and outgoing, loves people and could live with another cat but would purr-fer to have your undivided attention all to herself. If you are ready to add a little spontaneity to your life, Petunia is the cat for you!

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.

#apsfhpetoftheweek #petoftheweek #adoptacat #adoptarescuecat #tuxedocatsofinstagram #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland
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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

She would purr-fer…!😹

I love your description of her! 😆

🙏🐾❤️🐾🙏

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