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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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~WE ARE FULL!~

The shelter is currently FULL of amazing dogs and cats waiting to find their new homes!  If you have been thinking about adding a fur family member to your home for the holidays and beyond, now is the time!  Please see the descriptions of the individual pets on their photos below.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application from our website here:

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

Cat Application:
https://www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

*Meet and greets for dogs are by appointment only.  An application must be submitted prior to making an appointment.

~WE ARE FULL!~

The shelter is currently FULL of amazing dogs and cats waiting to find their new homes! If you have been thinking about adding a fur family member to your home for the holidays and beyond, now is the time! Please see the descriptions of the individual pets on their photos below.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application from our website here:

Dog Application*:
www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/

Cat Application:
www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

*Meet and greets for dogs are by appointment only. An application must be submitted prior to making an appointment.
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3 days ago

Comment on Facebook

I’m ready to pick up a kitty as soon as I get your go ahead 💚

Elizabeth Pratt-Crosby

~New Dogs~
Meet the new pups who just arrived from Texas via Project Freedom Ride! These sweet little ones will be available next week! Click on their photo to find out more about them and how to adopt.

~New Dogs~
Meet the new pups who just arrived from Texas via Project Freedom Ride! These sweet little ones will be available next week! Click on their photo to find out more about them and how to adopt.
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

OMG They are adorable!

😍

Laci Holcombe Jane Tew

~Kittens (available now)~
Say hello to the Constellation Kittens! Lyra, Cassiopeia and Orion, are ready for their furrr-ever homes ❤️

~Kittens (available now)~
Say hello to the Constellation Kittens! Lyra, Cassiopeia and Orion, are ready for their furrr-ever homes ❤️
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1 week ago

Comment on Facebook

Anil Chandra Ola Wainiqolo

~KITTENS (Soon to be available)~

Meet Pippy and Wendy! This adorable fuzzy orange duo were recently trapped down at the South End of the Island. They are currently in foster care where they are working on their social skills, but will be ready to go home by next week! Wendy and Pippy would like to find an INDOOR ONLY home together where they can continue to build trust as well as maintain their gorgeous fur coats. **See cute video in comments below.

If you are interested in adopting this duo, please fill out our Feline Adoption Application from our website here:

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

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.

~KITTENS (Soon to be available)~

Meet Pippy and Wendy! This adorable fuzzy orange duo were recently trapped down at the South End of the Island. They are currently in foster care where they are working on their social skills, but will be ready to go home by next week! Wendy and Pippy would like to find an INDOOR ONLY home together where they can continue to build trust as well as maintain their gorgeous fur coats. **See cute video in comments below.

If you are interested in adopting this duo, please fill out our Feline Adoption Application from our website here:

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

An Adoption Team Member will be in touch soon.
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3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Oh my… thank you for saving them from an awful feral life🐾❤️🐾

OMG they are SO cute!

Cuteness overload!

Congratulations to the winners of the tiny watercolor raffle! 

Look at these wonderful watercolors done by Joelle Gillette of Peanut for Jill Bailey, Shotzi and Grizzly for Yoshi O’Connor, and Wendell for Judy Laurnen. 

Thank you all for participating and for your support of APS-FH! And thank you Joelle for making everyone a winner

Congratulations to the winners of the tiny watercolor raffle!

Look at these wonderful watercolors done by Joelle Gillette of Peanut for Jill Bailey, Shotzi and Grizzly for Yoshi O’Connor, and Wendell for Judy Laurnen.

Thank you all for participating and for your support of APS-FH! And thank you Joelle for making everyone a winner
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3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations lucky winners!!

~COURTESY POST~

***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.

Flora

Female, Blue Pittbull Terrier, 10 months old, approx. 70 lbs

Meet Flora!  This sweet, young girl has had an unfortunate change in family circumstance and is now looking for a new home through no fault of her own.  Here is what her current guardian has to say about Miss Flora:

Flora is very meek and friendly. She gets along well with other dogs, even cats. She is a kind-hearted sweet soul who is in need of a new home. She walks well on and off a leash. Loves the beach and play dates!!

Doesnt she sound just about perfect?  We think so too.  Flora doesnt have much time to find her new home and avoid coming to the shelter, so if youre interested act quickly!  

If you are interested in giving Flora 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 Floras current guardian to speak more about her 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~

***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.

Flora

Female, Blue Pittbull Terrier, 10 months old, approx. 70 lbs

Meet Flora! This sweet, young girl has had an unfortunate change in family circumstance and is now looking for a new home through no fault of her own. Here is what her current guardian has to say about Miss Flora:

"Flora is very meek and friendly. She gets along well with other dogs, even cats. She is a kind-hearted sweet soul who is in need of a new home. She walks well on and off a leash. Loves the beach and play dates!!"

Doesn't she sound just about perfect? We think so too. Flora doesn't have much time to find her new home and avoid coming to the shelter, so if you're interested act quickly!

If you are interested in giving Flora 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 Flora's current guardian to speak more about her 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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3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

She’s beautiful. Thank you for doing this to try to help her. 🐾❤️🐾

Kim Wells Brennan

Ally Napier 🥺

Jillian Shenkel 😍😍😍😍😍

Mk Escotto 😍

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