This week's post tells all about Snoop's happy adoption! Also, two adoptable dogs are featured and there is another fun Molly update! ...

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

By Nichole Myers-Youngquist, CPDT-KA, WHS Behavior & Training Instructor More of us are working from home during the pandemic, and we’re all looking for companionship. Did you tackle your sense of loneliness with a n...

Socialization in a Pandemic: Planning Ahead for Puppies

This week's post includes pictures of three happy adoptions and two dogs who are still waiting for their perfect family fits. Could one be yours? ...

This Week’s Featured Adoptable Dogs

With the news about coronavirus (COVID-19) changing rapidly, Willamette Humane Society is taking precautions to ensure the health and well-being of our pets and people. Currently, the shelter is offering appointment-only...

Shelter Operations and COVID-19

Willamette Humane Society is carefully monitoring the current wildfire situation impacting Marion County and surrounding areas. At this time, the shelter and our animals are okay. We are open and serving the community by...

Wildfire Resources for Pet Owners in Marion/Polk Counties

Do you have kitten fever? You need to hear about Meow Town. We’ve partnered with PetSmart (located at 2925 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305) to make cat adoption easier. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 11 a...

The Kittens Are Coming To PetSmart!
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We invite you to view adoptable animals on our site and then visit the shelter in person to get to know them better. You just might find your new friend for life!


Volunteers are vital to the day-to-day success and the well-being of our animals. Would you like to help make a difference in the lives of animals?


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.


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.