Welcome to the

Alternative Humane Society

The Alternative Humane Society (AHS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, Washington.
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.

Enjoy shopping? Buy gifts and necessities for our furry friends! The Amazon and Chewy links below go directly to their wish lists.

Enjoy shopping? Buy gifts and necessities for our furry friends! The Amazon and Chewy links below go directly to their wish lists.

Here Are Our Adoptable Dogs and Cats! See one you're interested in? Click below to start.

DOGS (scroll to see more)

CATS (scroll to see more)

DOGS (scroll to see more)

CATS (scroll to see more)

What’s New and What’s Happening

What’s New and What’s Happening

Look forward soon to even more announcements of upcoming events!

Look forward soon to even more announcements of upcoming events!

january

No Events

february

sat26feb2:00 pm4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave

march

sat26mar2:00 pm4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave

january

No Events

february

sat26feb2:00 pm4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paws for a Beer, 501 Harris Ave

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Your Help Is Much Needed

Help! We’re bursting at the seams right now with cats and dogs who need costly vet care, with more kittens and puppies on their way in. We’ve set up a GivingGrid where you can help out by claiming a square and making a donation (over $5 to cover costs please).

Your gift will go directly and completely toward assisting our cat and dog friends to get needed health care.

Fosters Needed! The Alternative Humane Society has no shelter space – our foster homes are critical to helping us save the lives of dogs and cats! We provide the support, you provide the love
If you’re interested in fostering, please start by filling out an application.

Adoption fees for DOGS are:

  • Puppies (up to age 18 months): $330 (plus $170 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not spayed or neutered at time of adoption)
  • Adults (18 months – 8 years old): $250
  • Seniors (8 years and up): $190

​Adoption fees for CATS are:

  • Kittens (up to 1 year): $190
  • Adults Cats ( 1 to 7 years): $130
  • Seniors (8 years and up) $100 (All cats are FIV/FELV tested.)

Adoption fees for DOGS are:

  • Puppies (up to age 18 months): $330 (plus $170 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not spayed or neutered at time of adoption)
  • Adults (18 months – 8 years old): $250
  • Seniors (8 years and up): $190

 


​Adoption fees for CATS are:

  • Kittens (up to 1 year): $190
  • Adults Cats ( 1 to 7 years): $130
  • Seniors (8 years and up) $100
    (All cats are FIV/FELV tested.)
  • A New Home

    We have helped over ten thousand dogs and cats find their forever homes. We aim for the best match between people, homes, and pets, then help make it work.

  • Safe Enviroment

    We foster cats and dogs in the safety and security our members' homes until they are successfully adopted.

  • Vet Check

    Our adoptable animals are microchipped and vaccinated (age allowing) before the adoption process. All cats are FIV/FELV tested.

  • Home to Stay

    We work with you to help smooth the process all the way through. Sometimes a little extra assistance or adjustment can make all the difference.

AHS is a Foster-only Rescue

AHS is a Foster-only Rescue

The Alternative Humane Society is a foster-only rescue organization. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, Washington, helping animals and educating the public since 1977

We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine and Feline Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral.
Mission Statement: The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes.
Our goals are:
• To make Whatcom County a community where no healthy animals are euthanized
• To prevent unwanted dog and cat births through spay and neuter assistance
• To cultivate respect and awareness for the needs of animals through education
• To advocate for the humane treatment of dogs and cats in all areas of life
The Alternative Humane Society is a foster-only rescue organization. We are an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, Washington, helping animals and educating the public since 1977
We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine and Feline Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral.
Mission Statement: The Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and cats and helping them find and stay in permanent loving homes.
Our goals are:
• To make Whatcom County a community where no healthy animals are euthanized • To prevent unwanted dog and cat births through spay and neuter assistance • To cultivate respect and awareness for the needs of animals through education • To advocate for the humane treatment of dogs and cats in all areas of life
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Pets adopted
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Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers given by AHS this year
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Location

PO Box 2321
Bellingham WA 98227

Contact Info

Phone:
360-671-7445 
Email: alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com