Welcome to APS-FH!
Why adopt?
Looking for a new friend? Make an appointment to come meet our incredible pets awaiting their forever homes.
You had us at meow.
Each year about 90 kittens find their way to forever homes with your help. Thank you!
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.

Join us June 23 for Paws & Play, a community event at the shelter!

  • Adoption Specials
  • Puppy Social
  • Shelter Tours
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Refreshments
  • Face Painting
  • Bouncy House
  • And More!

Search for your new friend here.

There are many places to acquire a dog or a cat, but our shelter provides adoption matchmaking services that help you find the right pet for your family and household. 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 cared for, socialized, and observed for all possible behavioral and health problems. We care about our friends, and it shows! Learn more.

How You Can Help


Outright donations help us feed and take care of the shelter pets. They also help us maintain our facilities and keep the lights on. Make a one-time donation or a monthly donation of any amount.


Volunteer opportunities are many, just to name a few: walking dogs, trapping feral cats, general shelter cleaning, medical clinic support, fostering pets, and volunteering at our 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.

Latest Shelter News

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Happily Home Stories

Senior Dogs at APS-FH Fetch Grant

Friday Harbor –Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at the Animal Protection Society-Friday…

Happily Home “Princess”

If you visited our shelter in February 2023, it was very likely that you met senior dog, Princess.
Gizmo Happily Home

Happily Home “Gizmo”

Gizmo had been with us for ~1.5 years, and in that time had amassed quite the fan base.

Happily Home “Tazzy”

You found yourself a fantastic family that will love and care for you for the rest of your years!

Happily Home “Smudge”

Another great ‘Senior to Senior’ adoption!