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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(S) OF THE WEEK~

Kittens!

Age: Approx 14 weeks old
Sex: Females & Males
Breed: Domestic Shorthairs
Origin: San Juan Island
Weight: 2 - 4 lbs
Personality: Kooky, Hilarious, Inquisitive
Energy Level: High    
Likes: Laser Light Shows, Wrestling Matches, Climbing Your Legs
Dislikes:  Baths, Strict Feeding Schedules, Bad Energy

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the idea of having a wild animal in your home, then look no further!  APS-FH has several tiny tigers, panthers, and wildcats for sale at the shelter!  Now is the season to adopt a little purr, fur, and fun monster to show them the ways of civilization.  Don’t worry too much, their claws retract, and they typically sleep most of the day... 

Seriously though, APS-FH is mid-kitten season and preparing for the next wave of kittens.  That is why we are offering 2-for-1 on kitten adoptions; you get twice the amount of fun for the same price as one!  Kittens LOVE to have another kitten friend to play, tousle, and grow up with.  It’s a win-win for everyone.  

By the way, did you know that a housecat’s genome is 96.5 percent tiger?  Wha-ha-ha...

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(S) OF THE WEEK~

Kittens!

Age: Approx 14 weeks old
Sex: Females & Males
Breed: Domestic Shorthairs
Origin: San Juan Island
Weight: 2 - 4 lbs
Personality: Kooky, Hilarious, Inquisitive
Energy Level: High
Likes: Laser Light Shows, Wrestling Matches, Climbing Your Legs
Dislikes: Baths, Strict Feeding Schedules, Bad Energy

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the idea of having a wild animal in your home, then look no further! APS-FH has several tiny tigers, panthers, and wildcats for sale at the shelter! Now is the season to adopt a little purr, fur, and fun monster to show them the ways of civilization. Don’t worry too much, their claws retract, and they typically sleep most of the day...

Seriously though, APS-FH is mid-kitten season and preparing for the next wave of kittens. That is why we are offering 2-for-1 on kitten adoptions; you get twice the amount of fun for the same price as one! Kittens LOVE to have another kitten friend to play, tousle, and grow up with. It’s a win-win for everyone.

By the way, did you know that a housecat’s genome is 96.5 percent tiger? Wha-ha-ha...

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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17 hours ago

Comment on Facebook

Christine - you need companions for you little girl

🥰 They’re so cute, I wish I could adopt them both.

cuties!!

~NEW DOGS~

These little cuties just arrived from Texas by way of Project Freedom Ride!  Stay tuned...they will be available for adoption very soon!

~NEW DOGS~

These little cuties just arrived from Texas by way of Project Freedom Ride! Stay tuned...they will be available for adoption very soon!
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5 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Cricket is too much cuteness. Those eyes, those ears…oh my!!!

Zandra Madrigal

That tan and white and black looks just like my dog. She is a sweetie. Had her over 12 YRS. Got her from shelter

Oh Alice! 😻

Mk

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~NOW HIRING~

APS-FH has both part-time AND full-time positions available to join our ANIMAL CARE TEAM staff!  Please visit our website link below for more information on how to apply:

https://www.apsfh.com/about-us/job-opportunities/

~NOW HIRING~

APS-FH has both part-time AND full-time positions available to join our ANIMAL CARE TEAM staff! Please visit our website link below for more information on how to apply:

www.apsfh.com/about-us/job-opportunities/
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

Thanks so much for sending this. It sounds like a little too much heavy work for what I could do. But I may if it’s still available in the fall look into it. I’ve been having recurrence of my nervous system issues. When they aren’t there I do pretty well and probably could handle it please keep looking for me!

I wish I still lived on the island !!!!!

~HAPPlLY HOME~

APS-FH alumni, Oakley (now named George), found his forever home all the way up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. He was a hard to place dog that was returned to various shelters throughout his adolescence for being “too much.” 

Fast forward…NOW, we love getting updates on just how awesome his life is! Here are some fun photos of his latest excursion…a weekend in the woods! 

Thank you to all of our adopters! These success stories would not exist without you. 💓

~HAPPlLY HOME~

APS-FH alumni, Oakley (now named George), found his forever home all the way up in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. He was a hard to place dog that was returned to various shelters throughout his adolescence for being “too much.”

Fast forward…NOW, we love getting updates on just how awesome his life is! Here are some fun photos of his latest excursion…a weekend in the woods!

Thank you to all of our adopters! These success stories would not exist without you. 💓
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

I can’t tell you how happy this make me! He deserves every bit of that fantastic world! 🤍🐶🤍

Wow, what a happy life for a very good boy!

That's beautiful he's happy and loved!!!!

What a magnificent life. Congratulations to all who helped along the path to this outcome. 🙂

An awesome dog and an awesome happy announcement!

Happy Trails George!! You found the perfect home!!

What a great dog, off leash even.

Love hearing of new bonds of friendship!

So happy for everyone!!!

So wonderful!🥰🤗

Ah I love this update so much!!

❤️

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~AVAILABLE PUPS~

Zara, Alfy, and Moon are looking for awesome homes! These little cuties are 5 month old Shepherd mixes that were recently transferred to the shelter from our friends over at Okandogs. They have gentle dispositions and are ready to get out of the shelter and into loving 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/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

They really are FANTASTIC pups!!! This is Beau, he is one of the pups from this litter. He is incredible off leash on trails, so exceptionally smart, and such a great companion.

Excellent video. What cuties!

Makayla Dameron Alphy

~HAPPILY HOME~

Congratulations to Tyler and his happy new family!  They have a bright future ahead of them with this special boy.  Have fun!

Project Freedom Ride
PAW PALS of Hale Center

~HAPPILY HOME~

Congratulations to Tyler and his happy new family! They have a bright future ahead of them with this special boy. Have fun!

Project Freedom Ride
PAW PALS of Hale Center
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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Alexis Atwood

He’s SO adorable!!!

Awwww Congratulations!!

This is so great

Yay! 🐾❤️🐾

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