Dear Fellow Dog Lovers,It is always such a thrill when two dogs who are the best of friends are adopted together. Hillary and Hubert were found as strays and it was obvious they were best friends. Last week they wer...
This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs
By Marilyn Peterson, CPDT-KA, Behavior and Training Manager Puppies are fluffy and adorable, but they don’t arrive at our doors housetrained. Potty training may seem daunting, but the steps to housetraining success are s...
Puppy Potty-Training Basics
By Martha Russell, author of the Adopt an Oregon Dog blog, and Jean Dion, Digital Content Coordinator Capturing great photos of your pet can be a challenge, but it’s so rewarding. In this post, we’d like to give you some...
Pet Photography Tips You Can Use at Home
As pet parents, it’s our job to keep our four-legged family members safe and sound, no matter what happens. We may not be able to predict what is coming next, but we can craft plans to help us ensure that our families (b...
Emergency Planning for You and Your Pets
You’ve opened your heart and home to a dog or cat in need. Congratulations! You’re a foster parent. Chances are, you know a bit about your temporary visitor. You may know kitty’s name or puppy’s a...
Pet-Proof Your Foster Home
In this time of uncertainty, there is one thing we know for sure here at Willamette Humane Society (WHS): We have an incredible team of staff and volunteers working to serve the community. Today, we’re thrilled to announ...
Meet our New WHS Program Directors!
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Skye Can’t Stop Smiling

We have a happy story to share with you about this sweet pup named Skye. Does she look familiar? She was part of our shelter for seven months before the perfect family found her. Here’s what they told our wonderful dog blogger: ““Hi. My wife and I enjoy...

Tyson Falls in Love

Much of the news we’ve seen about COVID-19 has been sad, scary, or both. But sometimes, there’s a bright light shining behind the darkest cloud. Just ask Tyson. This sweet guy came into the shelter in late January. We’ll be honest. He really...

Pocket Explains Social Distancing

Does this little face look familiar? If you followed us on Facebook back in February of 2020, you may have seen Pocket. He was a tiny kitten found in rough condition in the community, and he was nursed back to health here at the shelter. We all loved him, but we...

Norri Finds True Love

We have the sweetest adoption story to brighten your day. We’ll let the family tell you all about it. “I occasionally go by WHS to visit the cute pets. This one particular day, a young boy volunteering asked if I was looking to adopt and after saying no,...

Monty Completes a Family

We all need good, happy stories. Today, we thought we’d share an update about Montenegro here. This pretty guy was a transfer from a partner shelter in Hawaii. He came to us with this significant lip injury but a happy, joyful heart. We snapped this photo when...

Annie Finds Her Family

Would a happy story make your day brighter? We can help. Meet Annie. She’s a 3-year-old longhaired kitty found as a scared stray cat in a Salem neighborhood. She came into the shelter right before COVID-19 changed everything, and then she moved into a foster...



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Donations from generous people like you enable Willamette Humane Society (WHS) to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for thousands of animals every year.


Lost & Found Pets


Search for found pets in the shelter, browse photos of pets found in the community, learn where you can look for your pet, or file a lost pet report.


Behavior & Training


Do you need advice or training classes to improve your dog’s manners or skills? Register for our affordable dog-training classes.

Spay & Neuter


Do you need low-cost, high-quality spay or neuter surgery for a dog or cat, or even a stray cat? Our Spay & Neuter Clinic is there for you!

Thrift Store



Every time you shop at the downtown Willamette Humane Society Thrift Store, you support the pets.

Surrenders & Strays



Make an appointment to surrender a pet, check on walk-in availability, or bring in a stray.


Summer Camps



Help us create the next generation of animal lovers! Browse our current seasonal youth camps.