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.

We want to hear your Adoption Stories

Tell us about your wonderful animal companion adopted from AHS and how they became a family member. Your story may even be featured on our website, and your pet will be a star! Get started here.

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

DOGS (scroll to see more)

CATS (scroll to see more)

DOGS (scroll to see more)

CATS (scroll to see more)

Thanks to Wood Stone for Collecting Donations for AHS!

We appreciate you !

We want to hear from you

We're collecting your AHS adoption stories. Tell us about your wonderful animal companion and how they became a family member. Your story may even be featured on our website, and your pet will be a star!
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What’s New and What’s Happening

Look forward soon to even more announcements of upcoming events!

What’s New and What’s Happening

Look forward soon to even more announcements of upcoming events!

october

sat15oct10:00 amsat5:00 pm2022 Bellingham ComiconCome to Comicon and visit us at our concession stand to support AHS! 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 5715 Barrett Road, Ferndale, WA

sat22oct11:00 amsat1:00 pm3rd Annual Subaru National Make A Dog’s Day11:00 am - 1:00 pm 1800 Iowa St, Bellingham, WA 98229

sat22oct2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 501 Harris Ave

november

sat26nov2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 501 Harris Ave

december

sat24dec2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 501 Harris Ave

october

sat15oct10:00 amsat5:00 pm2022 Bellingham ComiconCome to Comicon and visit us at our concession stand to support AHS! 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 5715 Barrett Road, Ferndale, WA

sat22oct11:00 amsat1:00 pm3rd Annual Subaru National Make A Dog’s Day11:00 am - 1:00 pm 1800 Iowa St, Bellingham, WA 98229

sat22oct2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 501 Harris Ave

november

sat26nov2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a Beer2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 501 Harris Ave

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 Environment

    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, 501(c)3 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 and rely on private donations to help run our organization. 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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Volunteers since 1977
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Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers given by AHS this year
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Pets adopted
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Volunteers since 1977
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Low-cost spay and neuter vouchers given by AHS this year
Location

PO Box 2321
Bellingham WA 98227

Contact Info

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