COVID-19 Information from AHS



AHS Public Announcement – updated Jun-06-2020

As Whatcom County moves into Phase 2, 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/postponed until at least September 2020.
* Paws and Claws 2020 has been cancelled. We look forward to your participation in 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 donations through our Amazon wishlist are most welcome too. 
* 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. 

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!



    How You Can Help

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

    Amazon Wish List


    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.)

     New adoption fees starting 1/1/2021:

    Puppies-$330 ($170 deposit)

    Adult dogs-$250

    Senior dogs-$190



    Adult Cat-$130

    Senior Cat-$100

    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!