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360-671-7445 | alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com | PO Box 2321 Bellingham, WA 98227
For a dog or cat you're interested in, please fill out a Statement of Interest
WELCOME TO THE ALTERNATIVE HUMANE SOCIETY

Here are our adoptable animals

Here are Our Adoptable Animals!

WELCOME TO THE ALTERNATIVE HUMANE SOCIETY

Here are our adoptable animals

Revised Adoption Fees For DOGS (Effective Jan-01-2024)
Puppies (up to 18 months)$400 (+ $170 deposit)
Adults (18 months – 8 years)$325
Seniors (8 years and up)$200
Revised Adoption Fees For CATS (Effective Jan-01-2024)
Kittens (up to 6 months)$200
Young Adult Cats (7 months to 3 years)$175
Adult Cats (4 to 7 years)$150
Seniors (8 years and up)$100
These extra-special animals are waiting for their forever homes. Our staff has picked out some wonderful future companions who deserve a second look. A lucky potential adopter like you can start with a Statement of Interest.

🐾❤️ Here Are Our Featured Pets Pets icon

These staff-picked, extra-special animals deserve a second look. They are waiting for their forever homes, and a lucky potential adopter like you can start with a Statement of Interest.

Little

🐶🐾 Meet Little, a Tiny Chihuahua with a Big Heart Seeking Her Forever Home

Size: Tiny 3.9 pound Chi.

Age: 15 years old

Sweet traits: Little/Ruby loves snuggling and can never have enough attention. She has a lot more great qualities and some other needs my foster mom can share if you are interested.</p>

I am housebroken and will let you know if I need to go out. Remember I am older, very tiny and on the fragile side. My foster mom carries me out to do my business and then lets me walk around for a little bit until I decide I’m done. It doesn’t take long normally but I enjoy the little breaks, smelling the flowers and grass.

I do have some needs to be met due to some medical issues that I have. I have medications I take daily, remember I am an older gal. Also, due to health reasons I am not spayed so will go into heat a few times a year. Also, I am on a soft, mushy diet because I have no teeth.

🏡 The Perfect Home?

My ideal home would have someone home a majority of the time or someone that can take me with them often.

I do well with kids 8 years and older as well as other smaller sized dogs. I haven’t been around many cats but believe I would do ok with dog-savvy cats.

💕 Think Little/Ruby could be your new best friend? 💕

Are you interested in getting to know Little better? Start by filling out a Statement of Interest. 💌

Mimi

Meet Mimi👑: The Stately Queen Ready to Reign in Her Forever Home 🏡

Mimi:

Mimi is an stately queen that still has lots of love to give and lots of life to live. She had a stable home for many years, but the family dynamics changed, and she's been working to straighten her crown ever since.

Mimi would do great with a retired couple, or an all adult home where she can reign supreme. She will not tolerate any other cats. Her royal highness likes to glare at a big dogs with disdain. They dare not look at her. A smaller dog might not be safe in her mighty presence unattended. She is NOT recommended to mix with younger children, even if they are “just visiting.” She would do best put up in a bedroom while children visit or play.

We highly recommend using classic Feliway diffusers to help this queen feel comfortable in her new abode. This has helped immensely in her transitioning to a foster home so far. Like most royalty she’s got a delicate system and benefits from kitty kibble for sensitive stomachs.

Mimi was once accustomed to sun bathing in the fenced back yard of her family, and might enjoy supervised outdoor time on a clear calm day. However, she’s got old bones and needs a warm spot inside to cuddle on a soft squishy blanket at the end of the day.

Although Mimi is a lover, she’s a reactive cat, because of this she needs a calm, patient, and consistent person to wait for her to shower them with all her affection. Once she decides you’re the one, she’s all love and all tolerance. She’ll also do almost anything for a Churu treat.

All of our cats come spayed or neutered, microchipped, and with age-appropriate vaccinations. Senior cats have an adoption fee of $100. To apply to adopt Mimi, please fill out a Statement of Interest.

Why Adopt Mimi?

Adopting Mimi means welcoming a regal, affectionate companion into your life. Despite her reactive nature, Mimi is full of love and loyalty once she feels secure. She needs a calm, patient environment where she can reign supreme and show her true loving personality.

Mimi’s unique character and stately presence will bring joy and a sense of purpose to her forever home. With her special needs for a quiet, adult-only household and a preference for being the sole pet, Mimi will thrive and give back endless affection.

By adopting Mimi, you’re not just giving her a home; you’re gaining a devoted, majestic friend who will enrich your life with her royal charm.

Olaf

🐱 Olaf is Now Open for Adoption Applications, Seeking His Perfect Forever Home 🏡

Olaf: Allow us to reintroduce you to Olaf, aka ChoCho, Choseph Cholafski, or Chogurt. He is a 9 year old, indoor only, silky soft, sweet guy looking for a true forever home. You can tell by his flagrant display of side eye, he is real tired of your nonsense.

He has had his heart broken a few too many times and he insists that his next home be in it for the long haul (can you blame the guy?). Olaf has always been himself and been up-front about what he wants, and doesn’t want.

Olaf wants: 

  • Peace and quiet
  • Your unyielding eternal devotion

Olaf does NOT want: 

  • Change
  • Disrespect to his bubble (violating or ignoring his expressed limits or comfort zone)

Ideal Home:

Olaf has lived with other pets and begrudgingly tolerated them, but we have found he feels most validated when he has the attention of his staff all to himself and will excel as an only pet.

Olaf is the kind of cat who will choose one person in a pair and remain fiercely loyal to that one. He accepts attention from the other human, but does not like to dedicate too much of his energy on them. Do not mistake this for clinginess- Olaf is also fiercely independent and while he does love affection, it is on his terms only. He seems to favor male humans with calm demeanors.

Olaf is selective about his toys, choosing to play only with his favorites but when he does, he really lets loose!

Olaf may come across as a staunch businessman, but behind his no-nonsense exterior, is a sweet boy looking for someone to finally reciprocate the devotion he gives to his chosen person. He does not like new situations and requires an experienced cat person who can be patient while he learns his new surroundings and learns to trust yet another new person.

All AHS adoptions come with a standard 10-day trial period, however in Olaf’s case we are willing to extend this trial period to 15 days, or potentially longer if needed. All of our cats come spayed or neutered, microchipped, and with age-appropriate vaccinations. Senior cats have an adoption fee of $100. If you would like to apply to be a forever home for this cat, please fill out a Statement of Interest. Unless otherwise indicated, all our cats and kittens are best suited for indoor-only life.

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What's New and What's Happening

Current Month

July

sat20jul2:00 pmsat3:30 pmWoof Pack Meet and Greet at Petco!The Woof Pack will be at Petco on July 20th from 2pm until 3:30pm for you to come and meet them!

sat27jul2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a BeerRelax with a Refreshing Brew and Friendly Wagging Tails

sat27jul4:00 pmsat8:00 pmYork Yard CrawlJoin us at the York Yard Crawl this year! The Alternative Humane Society will be participating in this mega yard sale with plenty of treasures to help raise funds for the dogs and cats of Whatcom County.

August

sat03aug11:00 amsat2:00 pmPetco Adoption EventCome meet and greet adoptable and adorable pets at Bellingham Petco. AHS will have volunteers on hand to help answer your questions and get acquainted with your new best buddy.

wed07aug10:00 amwed2:00 pmSenior Day in the ParkJoin AHS at the annual Senior Day in the Park at Hovander Park in Ferndale! This year's event will feature 50+ Vendors, lunch, entertainment, and more.

sat24aug2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a BeerRelax with a Refreshing Brew and Friendly Wagging Tails

sun25augAll Day2024 WHS Dog Days of Summer FestivalCome visit the AHS booth at the festival!

Current Month
Supply donations urgently needed! It's kitten season, and we require ample kitten food. Additionally, we welcome donations of puppy and dog food, toys, potty pads, and adult cat food. Drop off donations at Petco on Bakerview during business hours. Or online shop at our Chewy and Amazon wishlists above. Your support means the world to us and animals in need! Thank you!
Meet The Woof Pack
The Woof Pack

Meet the amazing Woof Pack made up of 10 members—Rose and her 9 brothers! These beautiful puppies are about 8 weeks old, microchipped, and have had their first set of vaccines. The Woof Pack will be at Petco on July 20th from 2pm until 3:30pm for you to come and meet them!

There’s no better time to add a puppy to your family than right now! Summer gives your family and your puppy time to bond, learn potty training, and other wonderful skills. These little roly-polys are about 10 pounds! They all have unique personalities and are ready to join your family!

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The Woof Pack was born in their foster home and have lived with their mom, Lilly and their foster brother big Bear. They’ve been in an exercise pen with potty pads in the living room, playing with toys and starting to run around in the yard, which they love.

The Woof Pack will need to go to puppy socialization to teach them good manners and how to keep good interactions with other pups! They will need to continue with their training to make them great dogs that you can go out and socialize with. They will also need their new families to continue with their boosters and have each pup spayed/neutered as soon as age-appropriate.

If you fall in love with any of the Wolf Pack puppies - please fill out a Statement of Interest!

Event Details

The Woof Pack will be at Petco on July 20th from 2pm until 3:30pm. Please come meet them and see who you fall in love with!

Paws for a Beer AHS Adoption Event

Next Event: Saturday, July 27th
2:00-4:00pm

Adoption Fees for DOGS

Adoption Fees for CATS

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.

What AHS Offers

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.

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.

12,000+ Pets Adopted

Since our start in 1977

Thousands of Volunteers

Through the decades

500+ Low-Cost Spay
and Neuter Vouchers

Given by AHS yearly

12,000+ Pets Adopted

Since our start in 1977

Thousands of Volunteers

Through the decades

500+ Low-Cost Spay
and Neuter Vouchers

Given by AHS yearly

Location

PO Box 2321
Bellingham WA 98227

Contact Info

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

Adoption Fees

dogs

    • Puppies (up to age 18 months): $400
(plus $170 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not spayed or neutered at time of adoption)
  • Adults (18 months – 8 years old): $325
  • Seniors (8 years and up): $200

Cats

  • Kittens (up to 6 months): $200
  • Young Adult Cats (7 months to 3 years): $175
  • Adult Cats ( 4 to 7 years): $150
  • Seniors (8 years and up) $100
  • (All cats are FIV/FELV tested.)

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