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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~

Tribble

Age: 7 years young
Sex: Female
Breed: Lab/Hound Mix
Origin: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Weight:  55 lbs
Personality: Polite, Easy-going, BUT she’s no Pushover
Energy Level: Medium  
Likes: Squeaky Toys, Posing for the Camera, Cuddles, Loose Leash Walks
Dislikes: Bad Vibes, Pesky Creatures, Dieting
 
Picture this: you’re safe at home, wearing your favorite sweater, sitting cozy on your ridiculously comfy couch, fully immersed in a really great book, with the sounds of a crackling fire in the background, and your new best friend, Tribble is sleeping soundly; her perfect black and white head head is lying on your lap while her gentle, rhythmic snoring is catapulting you in to an almost meditative, enlightened state.  Sounds pretty lovely, doesn’t it?  Well that’s because it is!  And Tribble thinks it sounds lovely too.  So, come on down to the shelter and rescue this sweet girl!  She’s ready for all the kisses and hugs...and warm, cozy couches.

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~

Tribble

Age: 7 years young
Sex: Female
Breed: Lab/Hound Mix
Origin: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Weight: 55 lbs
Personality: Polite, Easy-going, BUT she’s no Pushover
Energy Level: Medium
Likes: Squeaky Toys, Posing for the Camera, Cuddles, Loose Leash Walks
Dislikes: Bad Vibes, Pesky Creatures, Dieting

Picture this: you’re safe at home, wearing your favorite sweater, sitting cozy on your ridiculously comfy couch, fully immersed in a really great book, with the sounds of a crackling fire in the background, and your new best friend, Tribble is sleeping soundly; her perfect black and white head head is lying on your lap while her gentle, rhythmic snoring is catapulting you in to an almost meditative, enlightened state. Sounds pretty lovely, doesn’t it? Well that’s because it is! And Tribble thinks it sounds lovely too. So, come on down to the shelter and rescue this sweet girl! She’s ready for all the kisses and hugs...and warm, cozy couches.

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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4 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Such a cute boy!!

~AVAILABLE KITTENS~

This little trio of cutie kittens will be ready for their new homes by the end of this week!  Donatella, Rafael, and April ONeil have been at the shelter for a few weeks now working on building their human social skills.  They would love to continue their confidence building in the comfort of their new homes with their special humans!  

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~

This little trio of cutie kittens will be ready for their new homes by the end of this week! Donatella, Rafael, and April O'Neil have been at the shelter for a few weeks now working on building their human social skills. They would love to continue their confidence building in the comfort of their new homes with their special humans!

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

Rafael and April O'Neil are settling in wonderfully. They are playing with me already. They have already healed my broken heart :).

Hello, is Donatella still available? And if yes, has she ever been around dogs?

~LETS PLAY!~

Playtime in the dog yard can be SO MUCH FUN!  Especially when you have toys and friends to enjoy it with.  Here are a few snapshots from Addie, Tucker, Billy, and Mimis morning play session - too hilarious not to share!

The shelter is currently full of fantastic dogs available for adoption.  Please visit our website to see whos ready for their new home!

https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/adoptable-dogs/

~LET'S PLAY!~

Playtime in the dog yard can be SO MUCH FUN! Especially when you have toys and friends to enjoy it with. Here are a few snapshots from Addie, Tucker, Billy, and Mimi's morning play session - too hilarious not to share!

The shelter is currently full of fantastic dogs available for adoption. Please visit our website to see who's ready for their new home!

www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/adoptable-dogs/
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

This makes me so happy! Way to go!

Mimi looks like she is adapting nicely

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~NEW CATS~

These gorgeous felines are new additions to the shelter that were recently transferred from ARFS - Animal Rescue Friends Society of Grant Co., Wa and are ready for their forever homes!  Click on their photos for more information about them and how to adopt.

~NEW CATS~

These gorgeous felines are new additions to the shelter that were recently transferred from ARFS - Animal Rescue Friends Society of Grant Co., Wa and are ready for their forever homes! Click on their photos for more information about them and how to adopt.
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2 weeks ago
~FOSTERING SAVES LIVES~

Did you know that we send most of the underage kittens that come to the shelter straight to foster care? 

Often times these little ones require round the clock speciality care and we couldn’t do it without our dedicated foster parents! With the ability to send these babies to foster, it helps free up space and time in the shelter to save even more animals. 

Chanterelle, Morel, Shiitake, and Reishi have been living in foster care since they were 4 weeks old and will be available for adoption towards the end of October once they’ve had a chance to grow and develop a little bit more. 

HUGE thank you to all of our foster parents! This kind of rescue work would not be possible without their dedication and commitment. 

#fosteringsaveslives

~FOSTERING SAVES LIVES~

Did you know that we send most of the underage kittens that come to the shelter straight to foster care?

Often times these little ones require round the clock speciality care and we couldn’t do it without our dedicated foster parents! With the ability to send these babies to foster, it helps free up space and time in the shelter to save even more animals.

Chanterelle, Morel, Shiitake, and Reishi have been living in foster care since they were 4 weeks old and will be available for adoption towards the end of October once they’ve had a chance to grow and develop a little bit more.

HUGE thank you to all of our foster parents! This kind of rescue work would not be possible without their dedication and commitment.

#fosteringsaveslives
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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Is Shiitake male or female?

Oh my goodness. The cutest.

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Tiramisu

Age: 11 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Tortoiseshell 
Origin: Orcas Island
Weight: 9 lbs
Personality: Mysterious, Superstitious, Talkative Gremlin, Mesmerizing
Energy Level: Medium-Low ​
Likes: Wand play, Cursing Cats, High Perches, Silver-Tongued Talks, Story Telling
Dislikes: Kids, Catnip Concoctions, Cute Curious Cats

Eye of newt, wing of bat, this is one cool, crazy, Calico cat. From dusk till dawn she’ll spellbound you and tell you telepathically what it is you should do. No handsy hands, no fast feet, but if you conjure them up, she will take some tasty treats. Cat nor kid does she want to greet. Make your motions fluid and smooth, your voice soft and sweet, and she’ll be the best feline you ever did meet. Lap sits, forehead rubs, and honeyed words is the best she can do, it is what it is, let her come to you. Follow these strange steps true and through, you could be the one to change her hiss to a coo.

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 OF THE WEEK~

Tiramisu

Age: 11 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Tortoiseshell
Origin: Orcas Island
Weight: 9 lbs
Personality: Mysterious, Superstitious, Talkative Gremlin, Mesmerizing
Energy Level: Medium-Low ​
Likes: Wand play, Cursing Cats, High Perches, Silver-Tongued Talks, Story Telling
Dislikes: Kids, Catnip Concoctions, Cute Curious Cats

Eye of newt, wing of bat, this is one cool, crazy, Calico cat. From dusk till dawn she’ll spellbound you and tell you telepathically what it is you should do. No handsy hands, no fast feet, but if you conjure them up, she will take some tasty treats. Cat nor kid does she want to greet. Make your motions fluid and smooth, your voice soft and sweet, and she’ll be the best feline you ever did meet. Lap sits, forehead rubs, and honeyed words is the best she can do, it is what it is, let her come to you. Follow these strange steps true and through, you could be the one to change her hiss to a coo.

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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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

What a gorgeous girl!

You win the Nobel Prize for literature…and cat descriptions. Very clever!

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