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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 SAFETY TIPS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY ~

As many of us know, one of San Juan Islands busiest times of the year is the 4th of July. As we prepare for the holiday, its very important to consider our furry friends and how fireworks can effect their well-being. Every year the shelter sees an increase in strays brought in, or reports of missing pets around the 4th of July due to being frightened by loud noises caused by fireworks. The following tips are all things to consider to protect our pets:

*FIREWORK FREE. Do not take your pet to firework displays, whether theyre large or small, legal or illegal.

*KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE. The safest place for your animals is to be indoors and secure so they cant escape if they get scared.

*CREATE A SAFE PLACE. If your pet is afraid of loud noises, try to provide a calm environment. Close the windows, blinds, turn on a fan or play soft music for white noise.

*UPDATE CONTACT INFO. Please make sure your pet is wearing their ID collar or if they have a microchip, that the information is up to date. This will help get them back home quicker on the off chance they go missing.

*IF YOUR PET GOES MISSING. Please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158, or if its after hours, contact the Sheriffs Dept. at (360)378-4151 to report a lost or found pet. San Juan County Sheriffs Department is acting animal control for animals at large or to report any concerns.

Stay safe and be considerate!

#4thofjulysafetyforpets #KeepPetsSafe #safetyfirst #protectyourpets❤️  #4thofJuly #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland

~ PET SAFETY TIPS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY ~

As many of us know, one of San Juan Island's busiest times of the year is the 4th of July. As we prepare for the holiday, it's very important to consider our furry friends and how fireworks can effect their well-being. Every year the shelter sees an increase in strays brought in, or reports of missing pets around the 4th of July due to being frightened by loud noises caused by fireworks. The following tips are all things to consider to protect our pets:

*FIREWORK FREE. Do not take your pet to firework displays, whether they're large or small, legal or illegal.

*KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE. The safest place for your animals is to be indoors and secure so they can't escape if they get scared.

*CREATE A SAFE PLACE. If your pet is afraid of loud noises, try to provide a calm environment. Close the windows, blinds, turn on a fan or play soft music for white noise.

*UPDATE CONTACT INFO. Please make sure your pet is wearing their ID collar or if they have a microchip, that the information is up to date. This will help get them back home quicker on the off chance they go missing.

*IF YOUR PET GOES MISSING. Please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158, or if it's after hours, contact the Sheriff's Dept. at (360)378-4151 to report a lost or found pet. San Juan County Sheriff's Department is acting animal control for animal's at large or to report any concerns.

Stay safe and be considerate!

#4thofjulysafetyforpets #KeepPetsSafe #safetyfirst #protectyourpets❤️ #4thofJuly #apsfh #fridayharbor #sanjuanisland
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3 days ago
~ COURTESY POST ~

Billy

Male, Lab/Cattle Dog mix, 2 years old, 45lbs

Billy is an almost 2-year-old sweet/fun/playful/active medium sized dog with a mix of Yellow Lab and Australian Cattle dog looking for a new, loving home. Billy is a great dog! He is house-trained, crate trained & even stays close to home when outside. He is enthusiastic about meeting new dogs but has never been around cats. Billy is used to spending time between the city and San Juan Island however, he is much more suited to big open spaces and would like his next home to be on San Juan Island year-round. His currently family is sad to be losing him but feels that Billy needs/deserves more attention and a place where he can run & play!

If you are interested in giving Billy a quality, caring home, please reach out to the at shelter@apsfh.com, or you can fill out and submit a Canine Adoption Application through our website here:

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

All potential adopters will be pre-screened through the shelters adoption process and put in touch with Billys current guardian to speak more about him and arrange a meet and greet.

***Courtesy Post*** APS-FH has not met, evaluated, or interacted with this dog and cannot make any guarantees about their health or temperament. Adoption process and rehoming fee is at the discretion of the pet’s current guardian.

~ COURTESY POST ~

Billy

Male, Lab/Cattle Dog mix, 2 years old, 45lbs

Billy is an almost 2-year-old sweet/fun/playful/active medium sized dog with a mix of Yellow Lab and Australian Cattle dog looking for a new, loving home. Billy is a great dog! He is house-trained, crate trained & even stays close to home when outside. He is enthusiastic about meeting new dogs but has never been around cats. Billy is used to spending time between the city and San Juan Island however, he is much more suited to big open spaces and would like his next home to be on San Juan Island year-round. His currently family is sad to be losing him but feels that Billy needs/deserves more attention and a place where he can run & play!

If you are interested in giving Billy a quality, caring home, please reach out to the at shelter@apsfh.com, or you can fill out and submit a Canine Adoption Application through our website here:

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

All potential adopters will be pre-screened through the shelter's adoption process and put in touch with Billy's current guardian to speak more about him and arrange a meet and greet.

***Courtesy Post*** APS-FH has not met, evaluated, or interacted with this dog and cannot make any guarantees about their health or temperament. Adoption process and rehoming fee is at the discretion of the pet’s current guardian.
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6 days ago

Comment on Facebook

I will trade 2 beagles for a Billy 😍🤣

She’s beautiful!!!! A smart girl too….

I think I need a bigger boat.

Lauren Johnson Maybe? 🥰

Adorbs!!

Emily Schultz 😍

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~ PET SAFETY TIPS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY ~

As many of us know, one of San Juan Islands busiest times of the year is the 4th of July. As we prepare for the holiday, its very important to consider our furry friends and how fireworks can effect their well-being. Every year the shelter sees an increase in strays brought in, or reports of missing pets around the 4th of July due to being frightened by loud noises caused by fireworks. The following tips are all things to consider to protect our pets:

*FIREWORK FREE. Do not take your pet to firework displays, whether theyre large or small, legal or illegal.

*KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE. The safest place for your animals is to be indoors and secure so they cant escape if they get scared.

*CREATE A SAFE PLACE. If your pet is afraid of loud noises, try to provide a calm environment. Close the windows, blinds, turn on a fan or play soft music for white noise.

*UPDATE CONTACT INFO. Please make sure your pet is wearing their ID collar or if they have a microchip, that the information is up to date. This will help get them back home quicker on the off chance they go missing.

*IF YOUR PET GOES MISSING. Please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158, or if its after hours, contact the Sheriffs Dept. at (360)378-4151 to report a lost or found pet. San Juan County Sheriffs Department is acting animal control for animals at large or to report any concerns.

Stay safe and be considerate!

~ PET SAFETY TIPS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY ~

As many of us know, one of San Juan Island's busiest times of the year is the 4th of July. As we prepare for the holiday, it's very important to consider our furry friends and how fireworks can effect their well-being. Every year the shelter sees an increase in strays brought in, or reports of missing pets around the 4th of July due to being frightened by loud noises caused by fireworks. The following tips are all things to consider to protect our pets:

*FIREWORK FREE. Do not take your pet to firework displays, whether they're large or small, legal or illegal.

*KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE. The safest place for your animals is to be indoors and secure so they can't escape if they get scared.

*CREATE A SAFE PLACE. If your pet is afraid of loud noises, try to provide a calm environment. Close the windows, blinds, turn on a fan or play soft music for white noise.

*UPDATE CONTACT INFO. Please make sure your pet is wearing their ID collar or if they have a microchip, that the information is up to date. This will help get them back home quicker on the off chance they go missing.

*IF YOUR PET GOES MISSING. Please contact the shelter at (360)378-2158, or if it's after hours, contact the Sheriff's Dept. at (360)378-4151 to report a lost or found pet. San Juan County Sheriff's Department is acting animal control for animal's at large or to report any concerns.

Stay safe and be considerate!
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6 days ago

Comment on Facebook

fireworks are illegal to set off in san juan county. even on private property

What dates are local fireworks?

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Miss Libby’s Advice for Ladies of a Certain Age

Hello there.  I’m Libby, currently residing at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor.  While I cannot reveal my age, (a lady never tells) I can offer some advice to ladies out there who may be of a somewhat mature age, and find themselves in a situation like mine, ie, “Looking for Love.  Simply join me in following these simple yet sensible steps and I am certain love and companionship will not be far behind!

1.  Never slouch.  Good posture is important when trying to attract others.
2.  Allow yourself to be vulnerable.  Always graciously accept belly rubs and gentle pats. 
3.  Make friends, even if you are feeling bashful and would rather stay in your room and remove the squeaker from a new toy.
4.  Fresh breath is a must.  I recommend frequent flossing and the occasional rawhide.
5.  Be playful, particularly in the presence of puppies. 
6.  Go to the beach and take a dip!  It does wonders for your skin and outlook on life.
7.  Tolerate small talk and cats, if you must.
8.  Be patient.  Finding the perfect match may take time.  Your special someone is out there, waiting to meet you!  I know mine is.  

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.

~ PET OF THE WEEK ~

Miss Libby’s Advice for Ladies of a Certain Age

Hello there. I’m Libby, currently residing at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor. While I cannot reveal my age, (a lady never tells) I can offer some advice to ladies out there who may be of a somewhat mature age, and find themselves in a situation like mine, ie, “Looking for Love." Simply join me in following these simple yet sensible steps and I am certain love and companionship will not be far behind!

1. Never slouch. Good posture is important when trying to attract others.
2. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Always graciously accept belly rubs and gentle pats.
3. Make friends, even if you are feeling bashful and would rather stay in your room and remove the squeaker from a new toy.
4. Fresh breath is a must. I recommend frequent flossing and the occasional rawhide.
5. Be playful, particularly in the presence of puppies.
6. Go to the beach and take a dip! It does wonders for your skin and outlook on life.
7. Tolerate small talk and cats, if you must.
8. Be patient. Finding the perfect match may take time. Your special someone is out there, waiting to meet you! I know mine is.

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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6 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Oh Libby -- I am a woman of a certain age (and actually much older,) and I can so relate. I know that the best thing companion for an older person is an older dog. Maybe I can help. Ask the wonderful APS folks if there is anything you need to expedite your adoption, and I will happily supply it. At this age, I know quiet is important, and you need to get into a peaceful home of your own soon. Good luck, dear girl.

So hoping that your perfect match sees this Miss Libby!!🥰

I’ve met the Lovely Libby and she is wonderful. If I didn’t already have a house full of cats!

She is so absolutely adorable and I cannot understand how she has not found her forever home yet. My house is already full, otherwise I'd take her in a heartbeat.

Love that Libby girl!

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~ AVAILABLE KITTENS! ~

We are still swimming in adorable kittens over here at the shelter...

Weve extended our 2-for-1 adoption special through July!  That means, you can get TWO, yes TWO kittens for the same adoption price as one.  Our $150 adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, up to date vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, FIV/FeLV testing, and a microchip.  

1. Tweety - Shorthair Brown Tabby w/White, Female
2. Penelope - Medium Hair Tuxedo, Female
3. Cheetah - Shorthair Tuxedo, Male
4. Wildebeest - Shorthair Black, Male
5. Chip - Shorthair White w/Black, Male
6. Cocoa - Shorthair Black, Female
7. Padi - Medium Hair Brown Tabby, Female
8. Chewy - Medium Hair Brown Tabby, Male
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.

~ AVAILABLE KITTENS! ~

We are still swimming in adorable kittens over here at the shelter...

We've extended our 2-for-1 adoption special through July! That means, you can get TWO, yes TWO kittens for the same adoption price as one. Our $150 adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, up to date vaccinations, deworming, flea treatment, FIV/FeLV testing, and a microchip.

1. Tweety - Shorthair Brown Tabby w/White, Female
2. Penelope - Medium Hair Tuxedo, Female
3. Cheetah - Shorthair Tuxedo, Male
4. Wildebeest - Shorthair Black, Male
5. Chip - Shorthair White w/Black, Male
6. Cocoa - Shorthair Black, Female
7. Padi - Medium Hair Brown Tabby, Female
8. Chewy - Medium Hair Brown Tabby, Male
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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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

I will be over. Had a family emergency on the east coast that has kept me here for the month but back in 2 weeks to bring a couple of these cuties home💜

These are all so precious. I hope they all get the loving homes they deserve.🐱🐾❤

I love Padi, I wish I could take her.

They are adorable!

🙏🐾❤️🐾🙏

Ida Carlshagen we need to gooooooooo

Such adorable fluff balls! How have they not been snapped up already? 😍

David Stegman Yolanda Stegman

Darling!

Ricky Revelation

They’re all so cuuuute 😻

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