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360-671-7445 | alternativehumanesociety@gmail.com | PO Box 2321 Bellingham, WA 98227

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.

What’s New and What’s Happening

Look forward soon to even more announcements of upcoming events!

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!

September

sat28sep2:00 pmsat4:00 pmPaws for a BeerRelax with a Refreshing Brew and Friendly Wagging Tails

See a dog or cat below you're interested in?

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
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​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

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 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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Low cost spay and neuters vouchers given by AHS this year
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Location

PO Box 2321
Bellingham WA 98227

Our Hours
MON-FRI 09:00 – 19:00
SAT-SUN 10:00 – 14:00
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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