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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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~

Age: 10 months
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Orange Tabby
Origin: Texas (Cassies Place Project Freedom Ride) 
Weight: 8 lbs
Personality: Shy, Inquisitive, Gentle, Observant
Energy Level: Medium   
Likes: Scented Cardboard Boxes, Moonlight, Cuddles with her sister Blaze
Dislikes:  Dogs, Winter Storms, Vacuums 

Meet Biscuit!  Originally from Texas, she is a southern girl with that sweet, southern charm...she just doesn’t know it!  Biscuit is working on gaining her self-confidence; she will need to find a patient, friendly family that will provide her with reassurance on just how great she really is. Once she has warmed up, Biscuit can be very playful and inquisitive.  She likes most toys, but her favorites are flirt wands and crumpled up paper!  Biscuit would love to find her forever home as soon as possible.  In the meantime, you can find her at the APS-FH shelter in Cat Room #2.   

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~

Age: 10 months
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Orange Tabby
Origin: Texas (Cassie's Place Project Freedom Ride)
Weight: 8 lbs
Personality: Shy, Inquisitive, Gentle, Observant
Energy Level: Medium
Likes: Scented Cardboard Boxes, Moonlight, Cuddles with her sister Blaze
Dislikes: Dogs, Winter Storms, Vacuums

Meet Biscuit! Originally from Texas, she is a southern girl with that sweet, southern charm...she just doesn’t know it! Biscuit is working on gaining her self-confidence; she will need to find a patient, friendly family that will provide her with reassurance on just how great she really is. Once she has warmed up, Biscuit can be very playful and inquisitive. She likes most toys, but her favorites are flirt wands and crumpled up paper! Biscuit would love to find her forever home as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can find her at the APS-FH shelter in Cat Room #2.

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.
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3 days ago

~VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH~

Jim OBrian

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is happy to announce Jim O’Brian as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2021. Since October 2015, Jim has volunteered his time doing basic building maintenance, acting as a parking attendant for many fundraisers, and BBQing for the shelter’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. He has also been known to restore furniture for Treasure Hounds, the shelter’s home furnishings resale store. When shelter volunteers were furloughed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim did not think twice - he came up with the idea of making masks as a fundraiser. The masks were made available at Treasure Hounds for a donation of any amount. To date, Jim has made 958 masks and raised almost $8000 for APS-FH!  

When asked why he volunteers for the animal’s shelter, he simply replied, “because the animals cannot help themselves.” 

Thanks so much, Jim, 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~

Jim O'Brian

The Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor is happy to announce Jim O’Brian as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2021. Since October 2015, Jim has volunteered his time doing basic building maintenance, acting as a parking attendant for many fundraisers, and BBQing for the shelter’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. He has also been known to restore furniture for Treasure Hounds, the shelter’s home furnishings resale store. When shelter volunteers were furloughed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim did not think twice - he came up with the idea of making masks as a fundraiser. The masks were made available at Treasure Hounds for a donation of any amount. To date, Jim has made 958 masks and raised almost $8000 for APS-FH!

When asked why he volunteers for the animal’s shelter, he simply replied, “because the animals cannot help themselves.”

Thanks so much, Jim, 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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4 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Jim is such a amazing person❤️ he has such a caring heart and many talents. From refurbishing some of the outdoor furniture at the shelter to making masks and much more he is always there to help! Congratulations Jim 🐶🐱

Yesterday Jim came by the shelter (with the assistance of Diana O'Brian) to hang the swallow boxes he made for the shelter. He’s thoughtful enough to think about all the creatures! 💓

Congratulations! You are so appreciated ❣️

YES! One of the very good guys!

He made my favorite mask! 👍🏻❤️ 😷

Well Deserved! ❤

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5 days ago

~HAPPILY HOME~

Congratulations Tazzy!  You found yourself a fantastic family that will love and care for you for the rest of your years!  Have fun sweet pup!

Project Freedom Ride
SCDR Second Chance Dog Rescue

~HAPPILY HOME~

Congratulations Tazzy! You found yourself a fantastic family that will love and care for you for the rest of your years! Have fun sweet pup!

Project Freedom Ride
SCDR Second Chance Dog Rescue
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6 days ago

Comment on Facebook

We love her and are so lucky to have found her🥰🥰 She’s a super sweet pup♥️♥️

We feel pretty lucky to have her in our family

Beautiful family picture ❤️

So excited for her!!!

So happy for everyone!!

The sweetest Katie Dillery ❤️

What a cutie pie!!!

Tazzy is so cute!

Katie Ted so cute!!

She is a sweet puppy.

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~HAPPILY HOME~

Another great Senior to Senior adoption!  Congratulations, Smudge!  You are going to have a lovely life with a gentle, caring family.

~HAPPILY HOME~

Another great 'Senior to Senior' adoption! Congratulations, Smudge! You are going to have a lovely life with a gentle, caring family.
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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

❤️❤️❤️❤️ So happy for the cat. Couldn't go to a nicer couple!

~HAPPY WORLD SPAY DAY!~

APS-FH Celebrates World Spay Day with exciting news - New Spay/Neuter Clinic for Low Income Families!
 
Today, on World Spay Day, APS-FH is excited to officially announce the launch of the “APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic.”
 
According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “cost is the reason most often cited by owners for not having their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. People with low incomes are nearly as likely to own pets as are people with high incomes, indicating that many animals live in households that simply cannot afford full-service veterinary care.” On San Juan Island, 10.2 percent of people live in poverty.
 
To address this need, APS-FH has historically provided vouchers ($50/dog and $25/cat) to help low-income residents spay/neuter their pets. But even with this voucher, the additional cost of spaying or neutering a pet can be prohibitive for people living below the poverty line.
 
The APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic will expand our current services to provide in-house, high quality spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to qualifying low-income residents. This will make it more affordable for our low-income residents to spay/neuter their pets; improving pet-health and reducing the number of abandoned, homeless, and surrendered pets. (Clinic information will be available in both English and Spanish.)
 
We will ramp up slowly to ensure the highest level of services, starting with one appointment per week for public animals. We hope to quickly increase the number of procedures: look for information in future newsletters or our website. If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please call the shelter at (360)378-2168. As the program grows, more information will be available on our website at www.apsfh.com.
 
We at APS-FH are dedicated to support our community in the spay/neuter effort. To further assist our low-income residents, APS-FH is actively raising funds for those who need additional financial assistance. If you would like to help us in our efforts, please donate to our cause.

~HAPPY WORLD SPAY DAY!~

APS-FH Celebrates World Spay Day with exciting news - New Spay/Neuter Clinic for Low Income Families!

Today, on World Spay Day, APS-FH is excited to officially announce the launch of the “APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic.”

According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “cost is the reason most often cited by owners for not having their dogs and cats spayed or neutered. People with low incomes are nearly as likely to own pets as are people with high incomes, indicating that many animals live in households that simply cannot afford full-service veterinary care.” On San Juan Island, 10.2 percent of people live in poverty.

To address this need, APS-FH has historically provided vouchers ($50/dog and $25/cat) to help low-income residents spay/neuter their pets. But even with this voucher, the additional cost of spaying or neutering a pet can be prohibitive for people living below the poverty line.

The APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic will expand our current services to provide in-house, high quality spaying and neutering of dogs and cats to qualifying low-income residents. This will make it more affordable for our low-income residents to spay/neuter their pets; improving pet-health and reducing the number of abandoned, homeless, and surrendered pets. (Clinic information will be available in both English and Spanish.)

We will ramp up slowly to ensure the highest level of services, starting with one appointment per week for public animals. We hope to quickly increase the number of procedures: look for information in future newsletters or our website. If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please call the shelter at (360)378-2168. As the program grows, more information will be available on our website at www.apsfh.com.

We at APS-FH are dedicated to support our community in the spay/neuter effort. To further assist our low-income residents, APS-FH is actively raising funds for those who need additional financial assistance. If you would like to help us in our efforts, please donate to our cause.
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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Such a great service!

What a wonderful service!

🐾❤️🐾

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