Clean out your closets for Alternative Humane Society of Whatcom County!

Collecting gently used clothing and linens. Bring items to the Petco parking lot by 10 am on  Saturday Jan-23-2021. We will transfer items to be taken to Value Village.

We Are Collecting:

  • Clothes (men’s, women’s and children’s)
  • Shoes, handbags, fashion accessories, belts, backpacks
  • Household Textiles (blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains)





Please gather clothes and household textiles in bags. All items must be clean and in saleable condition.

AHS Public Announcement 

updated 12/02/2020

As Whatcom County remains in Phase 2, per the Whatcom County Health Department’s “ Safe Start” Plan, AHS will continue to follow the guidelines put in place by Governor Inslee, and by the Whatcom County Health Department. We will take the following steps to ensure the safety of all and to adhere to the guidelines for restrictions:

* All adoption events are cancelled until at least February 2021.
* Donations are still being accepted in our bin at the Bellingham Petco located by the front door. Cash donations of any amount you choose or online donations through our Amazon Wishlist  on our website are most welcome too. You can also choose to order from a local partner, Pet Stop.
* All meet-and-greets and potential adoptions will be done by appointment only and at the discretion of case managers and fosters following safe distancing and PPE protocols.
*** We will not be doing adoptions to Canada at this time as the border is still closed*****

Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support as we get through this together. We look forward to seeing you when our events start up again in 2021.

Getting Involved

Save an Animal

Adopting a Pet

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.)



MakING a Donation

We are an all-volunteer organization. We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. All of our funds go toward helping our dogs and cats.

Our highest cost by far are our veterinary bills. All of our dogs leave our care fully vaccinated, spayed and neutered, and micro-chipped.

We are asking for these funds to help with our vet bills.

Sponsors for 2021 Paws and Claws coming soon!