Welcome to
APS-FH!
Why adopt? Looking for a new friend? Make an appointment to come meet our incredible pets awaiting their forever homes. LEARN MORE 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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a shelter visit, please call (360) 378-2159
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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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~HAPPILY HOME~

Congratulations to Salt and her lucky family! A great pup going to a great home.  Success!

Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions

~HAPPILY HOME~

Congratulations to Salt and her lucky family! A great pup going to a great home. Success!

Lakeside Spay and Neuter Ranch and Adoptions
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2 days ago

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Yay! 🐾❤️🐾

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Sissy

Age: Approx 1.5 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Calico
Origin: Texas
Weight: 8.5lbs
Personality: Playful, Mysterious, Inquisitive
Energy Level: Medium    
Likes: Feather Wands, Scratching Posts, Hide and Seek, Wrestling with her Sister
Dislikes:  Human Touch, Landscapers, Dogs

Meet Sissy!  A gorgeous feline looking for a forever home.  Sissy has a few guidelines she would like her adopters to follow:  Must have a variety of toys, comfy bed, plenty of food, a nice window seat, room to strut around, and finally, adherence to a “lookie but no touchie” policy.  You see, much like her sister, Nissy (also available for adoption)...Sissy is an independent sort of gal.  She is a self entertainer when given the right tools, and would do best in a home that will be okay with her being just who she is.  Sissy can offer a lifetime of entertainment, eye candy, and company!  Even though she is shy, she is very much still interactive and loves to play, play, play.  She is a cat to the core that deserves a cat-loving home.  And who knows?  Maybe that she’ll allow that “special person” a few pets...someday.  

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

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

COVID-19: Due to the ongoing pandemic, APS-FH will be giving priority to local adopters, however an application must be submitted prior to any meet and greets.

~PET OF THE WEEK~

Sissy

Age: Approx 1.5 years
Sex: Female
Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Calico
Origin: Texas
Weight: 8.5lbs
Personality: Playful, Mysterious, Inquisitive
Energy Level: Medium
Likes: Feather Wands, Scratching Posts, Hide and Seek, Wrestling with her Sister
Dislikes: Human Touch, Landscapers, Dogs

Meet Sissy! A gorgeous feline looking for a forever home. Sissy has a few guidelines she would like her adopters to follow: Must have a variety of toys, comfy bed, plenty of food, a nice window seat, room to strut around, and finally, adherence to a “lookie but no touchie” policy. You see, much like her sister, Nissy (also available for adoption)...Sissy is an independent sort of gal. She is a self entertainer when given the right tools, and would do best in a home that will be okay with her being just who she is. Sissy can offer a lifetime of entertainment, eye candy, and company! Even though she is shy, she is very much still interactive and loves to play, play, play. She is a cat to the core that deserves a cat-loving home. And who knows? Maybe that she’ll allow that “special person” a few pets...someday.

If you are interested in adopting, and would like to make an appointment for a meet and greet, please fill out and submit our Feline Adoption Application on our website:

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

COVID-19: Due to the ongoing pandemic, APS-FH will be giving priority to local adopters, however an application must be submitted prior to any meet and greets.
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2 days ago

Comment on Facebook

She's gorgeous.

~HAPPILY HOME (Cat Update)~

Congratulations to Beans! He found his happy place in a wonderful, loving home. 

Here is what his new person has to say about him settling right in:

“Here are some cute photos of Ragnar Moonbeam, formerly ‘Beans’, enjoying his new home. He has taken well to his new environment (after his brief experiment with breaking out onto the roof). He enjoys sitting in the window watching birds, sleeping on the foot of the bed and showing me he owns me. After a hearty play session last night, he slept most of the night and didn’t meow as much. 😅. He is definitely coming into his own. I love his affectionate, sassy, clever personality!
 
Thank you so much for helping me find my new friend. ❤”

Well done, Beans. Have a happy life! You deserve it.

~HAPPILY HOME (Cat Update)~

Congratulations to Beans! He found his happy place in a wonderful, loving home.

Here is what his new person has to say about him settling right in:

“Here are some cute photos of Ragnar Moonbeam, formerly ‘Beans’, enjoying his new home. He has taken well to his new environment (after his brief experiment with breaking out onto the roof). He enjoys sitting in the window watching birds, sleeping on the foot of the bed and showing me he owns me. After a hearty play session last night, he slept most of the night and didn’t meow as much. 😅. He is definitely coming into his own. I love his affectionate, sassy, clever personality!

Thank you so much for helping me find my new friend. ❤”

Well done, Beans. Have a happy life! You deserve it.
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3 days ago

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omg i love his new name! how fitting 😽 what a lucky kitty!

~COURTESY POST~

Georgia & Gwen

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

DOB: 10/2013
Age: 7; females; bonded litter-mates (never been separated) spayed, healthy and will be current on all vaccines as of 5/7

Breed: Papillon/Chihuahua; rescue dogs from Yakima; weight 12 pounds each.

Personality: sweet, loving, obedient, and love to cuddle. They are very much lap dogs. Their happy placed in cuddled up on a lap, together.

Energy level: Adult Medium

Training: house trained, they will let you know they need to go outside by sitting at door or staring at you until you get up, crate trained, invisible fence trained, they were trained as puppies and have moved a few times and understand the boundaries and will adapt to any new unfenced yard. They are also car trained and love car rides and long road trips. They understand basic commands, leave it, enough, sit etc. They love to chase and will chase anything that runs from them, including mice!

Training opportunities, they still have some on-leash reactivity towards other dogs, mostly large. They will bark as passing dogs and protect their home. While they alert of the passing thing, they never have been allowed to bark uncontrollably and often all I need to do is open the door to let them know of the perceived threat. We have come a long way with this, but still room for improvement.

Raising up/environment: they have been raised on the San Juan Island and love to hike, run along the beach and play in the water, camping, boating and always up for an adventure! They had a bigger brother, black lab and even co-habitated with a cat. They are good around small children but have not been exposed to infants.

They are basically the same, as in one dog and cannot ever be separated because they are very close. Some differences between he two, Georgia has the longer hair and is more Papillon, she is the attention seeker, the observer/watchdog. She loves to sit on front porch and waits for a distraction to alert Gwen. Gwen is more of the front line protector with shorter hair and more Chihuahua. She is more sensitive and is ‘daddy’s girl’. They both love playing catch and tug-a-war. Gwen does a good job bringing back the stick/ball and Georgia is more of the one that likes to play cheerleader or chase after what is being thrown and run away with it.

If you are looking for a pair of adorable loving dogs to go everywhere with you, errands and adventures, Georgia and Gwen are up for the adventure. They are used to be on the go, trained to travel only in the back seat and do not like to stay home alone. When they have to stay home, they love the comfort of their huge dog crate and will wait for your to return with loving wags and smiles!

The guardian would like to request a rehoming fee of $400 for the pair to be donated to APSFH.

If you are interested in giving Gwen and Georgia a caring home, please reach out to Beth at manager@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/

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

~COURTESY POST~

Georgia & Gwen

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

DOB: 10/2013
Age: 7; females; bonded litter-mates (never been separated) spayed, healthy and will be current on all vaccines as of 5/7

Breed: Papillon/Chihuahua; rescue dogs from Yakima; weight 12 pounds each.

Personality: sweet, loving, obedient, and love to cuddle. They are very much lap dogs. Their happy placed in cuddled up on a lap, together.

Energy level: Adult Medium

Training: house trained, they will let you know they need to go outside by sitting at door or staring at you until you get up, crate trained, invisible fence trained, they were trained as puppies and have moved a few times and understand the boundaries and will adapt to any new unfenced yard. They are also car trained and love car rides and long road trips. They understand basic commands, leave it, enough, sit etc. They love to chase and will chase anything that runs from them, including mice!

Training opportunities, they still have some on-leash reactivity towards other dogs, mostly large. They will bark as passing dogs and protect their home. While they alert of the passing thing, they never have been allowed to bark uncontrollably and often all I need to do is open the door to let them know of the perceived threat. We have come a long way with this, but still room for improvement.

Raising up/environment: they have been raised on the San Juan Island and love to hike, run along the beach and play in the water, camping, boating and always up for an adventure! They had a bigger brother, black lab and even co-habitated with a cat. They are good around small children but have not been exposed to infants.

They are basically the same, as in one dog and cannot ever be separated because they are very close. Some differences between he two, Georgia has the longer hair and is more Papillon, she is the attention seeker, the observer/watchdog. She loves to sit on front porch and waits for a distraction to alert Gwen. Gwen is more of the front line protector with shorter hair and more Chihuahua. She is more sensitive and is ‘daddy’s girl’. They both love playing catch and tug-a-war. Gwen does a good job bringing back the stick/ball and Georgia is more of the one that likes to play cheerleader or chase after what is being thrown and run away with it.

If you are looking for a pair of adorable loving dogs to go everywhere with you, errands and adventures, Georgia and Gwen are up for the adventure. They are used to be on the go, trained to travel only in the back seat and do not like to stay home alone. When they have to stay home, they love the comfort of their huge dog crate and will wait for your to return with loving wags and smiles!

The guardian would like to request a rehoming fee of $400 for the pair to be donated to APSFH.

If you are interested in giving Gwen and Georgia a caring home, please reach out to Beth at manager@apsfh.com, or you can fill out and submit a Canine Adoption Application through our website here:
www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/

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

Comment on Facebook

SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

Margaret Bell ?

~NEW DOGS~

We transferred in some fantastic dogs from Texas this week by way of Project Freedom Ride who are all looking for their new homes!
 
Please read more about them and how to apply by clicking on their photo.

~NEW DOGS~

We transferred in some fantastic dogs from Texas this week by way of Project Freedom Ride who are all looking for their new homes!

Please read more about them and how to apply by clicking on their photo.
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5 days ago

Comment on Facebook

Yeah, he’s the one, a complete cutie pie!

Anna Meenach

Love the seniors! ❤️

Such adorable dogs! 🐾❤️🐾

All adorable!

If only the border wasn’t closed.

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