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Welcome to AHS!

The Alternative Humane Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, WA.  AHS has been helping animals and educating the public since 1977.  100% of the money we raise goes toward our programs.  We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral. Spay/Neuter Assistance AHS will help pay to spay or neuter dog(s) and cat(s). We issue



assistance vouchers to qualifying individuals based on state low-income guidelines. These vouchers are accepted at all Whatcom County vets and also at WeSNIP and NOAH. (Vouchers are only available to residents of Whatcom County and are intended to assist pets and pet guardians in the Bellingham area. Exceptions can sometimes be made for dogs being adopted to homes outside this area.) Education AHS Educational Programs are designed to encourage and enable responsible pet guardianship. Too many animals end up homeless because their guardians do not understand how to care for their pets. Canine Foster/Adoption Program AHS recruits and trains volunteers to work as volunteer foster homes and case managers to care for and find good homes for dogs in our care. AHS pays all necessary expenses for our foster animals. Community Cats Programs AHS does not have a Cat Foster and Adoption Program at this time (we do not take in cats.)Because the majority of the calls AHS receives about cats concern stray and/or feral cats, AHS has refocused our volunteer energy and resources into the research and development of Community Cat Programs that will allow us to do more for ALL cats. We will continue to support other local cat foster/adoption programs in every way we can.



Flower Power Fundraiser

Our organization needs your help. For every purchase made on this site Flower Power Fundraising will give 50% back to Alternative Humane Society. Read through this page and see how you can help today!

  • Fundraiser Start Date: 02/06/2014
  • Fundraiser End Date: 04/25/2014
  • Days Remaining: 13
  • Fundraiser Goal: $1,000


Meet our dogs at Pet Palace, Saturday April 26th


~Please Check Our Calendar For Upcoming Events!~

Adoptable Dog of the Week

LexiLexi is a youthful, 11 year old Lab/Border Collie mix. She is a sweet older girl who gets very excited when her leash comes out when it is time for a walk. Otherwise, she is very calm and quiet around the house. She gets along very well with all the pets in her foster home (2 senior female dogs and 1 confident cat). Her leash manners have improved through the use of an “Easy Walk” harness. She has learned the house rules in her foster home quickly, as she loves to please. She loves to snuggle up on the couch with her people and thinks she is a lap dog. She really likes children, so a home with gentle children would probably make her very happy.
Her ideal home would have:
* A fenced yard, as she loves to go outside and explore.
* Someone who can either take her to work, is not gone for long hours during the day or who can take her to daycare.
* Another pet.
* Someone willing to fill her moderate exercise needs of a 30 – 60 minute daily walk.
Lexi deserves to grow old on a couch. Could that couch be yours? Please fill out a statement of interest




**Koda Wants Loving Forever Home**

Update on Koda: He is living in a new foster home with three other special needs dogs and they all love Koda.  Somehow KODA1Koda knows they are special and is very respectful and gentle with them.  Even though Koda likes his new foster pack, he really wants his very own Forever Home!  If you are interested in Koda please fill out a Statement of Interest form under the “Adopt” tab on the left side of this page.  If you have any questions or comments please call and leave a message at: 360.671.7445

Koda is the sweetest pup ever.  He loves people (adults & kids) and other dogs. Very well trained, loyal, lovable, eager to please, loves walks, car rides and playing outside.

Koda is a “Special Needs” dog because he has epilepsy.  He is on medication but still has seizures.  There are a lot of dogs who live normal lives even though they have seizures.  We are trying to find Koda’s Forever Home with the right people who have experience with Special Needs dogs, big hearts and lots of love to share with Koda.

Check out Koda’s Facebook page for more information and updates.



We Need Foster Homes – YOU Can Make a difference!



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