COVID-19 Information from AHS

To follow the Stay at Home order put in place by Governor Inslee, AHS will take the following steps to insure the safety of all and adherence to this directive:

  • -All events are cancelled/postponed until further notice
  • -All meet and greets, volunteer training, and potential adoptions are on hold until further notice
  • -All volunteers are being asked to stay at home until further notice

These precautions are in effect immediately until further notification from our State and other Health Officials.

Pick-Your-Size Donation

AHS anticipates an upsurge in animals who will need help, as public health and personal finances become increasingly uncertain.

Please help us help deserving dogs and cats, with any amount you’d like and are able to give—everything helps!


  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.

Adoptable Pets


How You Can Help

Would you like to buy a gift for a deserving dog or cat? Start here:

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Getting Involved

Save an Animal

Adopting a Pet

Adoption fees for DOGS are:

  • Puppies (up to age 18 months): $300 (plus $200 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not spayed or neutered at time of adoption)
  • Adults (18 months - 8 years old): $220
  • Seniors (8 years and up): $180

Adoption fees for CATS are:

  • Kittens (up to one year): $160
  • Adult cats (over one year): $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.


Special thanks to our major sponsor