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!
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a shelter visit, please call (360) 378-2159
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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

News from Facebook

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~PET OF THE WEEK~

Monica 

Age: approx. 4 years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Gray
Origin: Orcas Island, WA
Weight:  9 lbs
Personality: Sweet, Affectionate, Mellow
Energy Level: Low   
Likes: Being Brushed, Cheek Rubs, High Perches, Classical Music
Dislikes:  Big Meanies, Rock & Roll, Being Outside

Monica is a delightful, beautiful gray kitty looking for a happy new home!  Monica was originally brought in as a stray on Orcas Island, however she was sadly never reclaimed.  She is a peaceful, tranquil kitty and would prefer to have a similar living environment.  Even though she is outdoor savvy, Monica likes to stay inside and she loves to be up high!  If you have an empty cat tree, Monica would love to fulfill its purpose.  Come by the shelter and meet this wonderful feline...Cat Room #2, Top Shelf.  She will surely melt your heart and warm your soul...

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/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Monica

Age: approx. 4 years old
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Gray
Origin: Orcas Island, WA
Weight: 9 lbs
Personality: Sweet, Affectionate, Mellow
Energy Level: Low
Likes: Being Brushed, Cheek Rubs, High Perches, Classical Music
Dislikes: Big Meanies, Rock & Roll, Being Outside

Monica is a delightful, beautiful gray kitty looking for a happy new home! Monica was originally brought in as a stray on Orcas Island, however she was sadly never reclaimed. She is a peaceful, tranquil kitty and would prefer to have a similar living environment. Even though she is outdoor savvy, Monica likes to stay inside and she loves to be up high! If you have an empty cat tree, Monica would love to fulfill its purpose. Come by the shelter and meet this wonderful feline...Cat Room #2, Top Shelf. She will surely melt your heart and warm your soul...

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/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.
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2 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Well gawsh, she’s just purrrfect 😻

Helloooo Monica!

~VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH~

Lori Haugen

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is happy to announce Lori Haugen as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for June 2021. 

Lori started volunteering for the shelter in February 2021 as a Treasure Hounds Retail Associate. Lori also volunteers her time helping at the shelter, in the APS-FH Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, where she assists with the recovery of surgical patients. In her spare time, Lori also walks dogs the shelter dogs; sometimes taking them on field trips to the beach or on hikes.  Even though Lori is a relatively new volunteer, she has quickly become indispensable to APS-FH.
 
Thanks so much, Lori, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Your dedication and hard work are deeply appreciated.

**APS-FH has numerous volunteering opportunities.  If you are interested in helping, please visit our website at apsfh.com to learn more about our Volunteer Program.

~VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH~

Lori Haugen

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is happy to announce Lori Haugen as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for June 2021.

Lori started volunteering for the shelter in February 2021 as a Treasure Hounds Retail Associate. Lori also volunteers her time helping at the shelter, in the APS-FH Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, where she assists with the recovery of surgical patients. In her spare time, Lori also walks dogs the shelter dogs; sometimes taking them on field trips to the beach or on hikes. Even though Lori is a relatively new volunteer, she has quickly become indispensable to APS-FH.

Thanks so much, Lori, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Your dedication and hard work are deeply appreciated.

**APS-FH has numerous volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in helping, please visit our website at apsfh.com to learn more about our Volunteer Program.
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3 days ago

~MISSING CAT~

Islanders!  Handsome the cat has been missing for several days from the Seaview Ln area off of Roche Harbor Rd.  He is outgoing and friendly.  This is not like him to be gone so long and his mom is very worried.  If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158.  Thank you!

~MISSING CAT~

Islanders! "Handsome" the cat has been missing for several days from the Seaview Ln area off of Roche Harbor Rd. He is outgoing and friendly. This is not like him to be gone so long and his mom is very worried. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158. Thank you!
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3 days ago

Comment on Facebook

This could be my cat’s twin! 😻

~HAPPILY HOME (Pup-date)~

Rocky (now Ratchet) is settling wonderfully into his new home!  His new family loves him and we are certain he loves them back.  Thank you for choosing to adopt a rescue pup!

Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions

~HAPPILY HOME (Pup-date)~

Rocky (now Ratchet) is settling wonderfully into his new home! His new family loves him and we are certain he loves them back. Thank you for choosing to adopt a rescue pup!

Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions
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3 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Congrats Hooper and family!

Oh my goodness Hooper loves him!

YES!!!🐾❤️🐾

~NEW CATS~

The shelter has some AMAZING adult cats that are available for adoption!  

Click on their picture to find out more information OR stop by the shelter Tuesday-Sunday 11am - 4pm to meet these fancy new felines.

~NEW CATS~

The shelter has some AMAZING adult cats that are available for adoption!

Click on their picture to find out more information OR stop by the shelter Tuesday-Sunday 11am - 4pm to meet these fancy new felines.
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3 days ago

Comment on Facebook

I want them all! Lol

They're all beautiful!

How about dogs?

Mark L. Brokman

~FOUND ROOSTER~

Anyone missing this handsome boy?  Found on the westside.  Please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158 or Island Haven Sanctuary if you have any information.  Lets get this guy back home!

~FOUND ROOSTER~

Anyone missing this handsome boy? Found on the westside. Please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158 or Island Haven Sanctuary if you have any information. Let's get this guy back home!!UPDATE! "Ozzie" has been safely caught and now has a new home!!!! Anyone on San Juan Island missing a very handsome rooster? He has found his way to Gretchen Way on the west side, across from Mt. Dallas Rd.
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6 days ago

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