Providing compassionate care and brighter futures for homeless animals
on San Juan Island and beyond.

Who We Are

The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor (APS-FH), was founded in 1982. It is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of San Juan Island with a variety of programs including adoptions, low-income spay/neuter vouchers, and humane education for children of all ages. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services, we strive to ensure that animal protection and companionship is accessible. The APS-FH is private and receives no local, state or federal support with the exception of a portion of county dog license fees. Building a community of compassion is our goal – through adoption of homeless pets, humane education, abuse investigation, and community outreach and leadership.

FIND YOUR BEST NEW COMPANION

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!

HOW MANY WE SAVED

1360

KITTENS

1700

Cats

1510

Puppies

2550

Dogs

NEWS & EVENTS

Keep up with what is going at the Animal Protection Society - Friday Harbor.

Mon 09, Nov, 2020
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Volunteer of the Month Nov 2020

The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Halley Byrne as November’s Volunteer of the Month. Halley can always be counted on for her positive attitude and cheery disposition. Currently, Halley helps the Medical Team in the surgical suite, where she assists in the recovery of surgical patients. Her help does not end there, Halley is also […]

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Wed 04, Mar, 2020
Volunteer of the Month Apr 2020

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Melina Lagios and her canine companion, Ottilie are the March Volunteers of the Month. Melina and Ottilie have been volunteering at the shelter for several months for doggie play dates and socialization. Thanks so much, Melina and Ottilie, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. […]

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