Events and Activities

Join Willamette Humane Society at one of our upcoming events or fundraisers! This calendar is updated regularly with new happenings. Questions? Email us at

Sept. 18: Clear the Shelter at PetSmart

On Saturday, Sept. 18, we’re holding a very special adoption event at PetSmart in Salem (2925 Lancaster Dr. NE). We’ll bring more than 40 adoptable cats and kittens to the store to meet you, and you can take them home that day!

Take advantage of special pricing during the event. Choose two cats, and pay nothing for the cat with the smaller price tag. Many cats (and kittens!) enjoy having feline roommates. With this pricing structure, you’ll add a lot of love to your home and keep your cats happy for a lifetime. 

We’ll be available between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at PetSmart. All adoptive families can expect to fill out paperwork and pay the fees onsite with cash or cards. 

We have a very full shelter right now. Every adoption helps us clear some space for other community animals that need our help and support. 

You can help us to clear the shelter! We hope to see you at this very special event. A special thanks to PetSmart Charities for making this day possible. 

Sept. 18: Capitol Subaru Fall Fest

Join us on September 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a very special event at the new Capitol Subaru, located at 920 Auto Group Ave NE, Salem. 

During the Capitol Subaru Fall Fest, you can meet with Willamette Humane Society pets, browse art booths, shop for plants, and enter to win plenty of fun prizes. You can also chat with the hosts of Garden Time, Portland’s No. 1 garden show. 

Do you have a question about your dog’s behavior? Are you wondering what sorts of cues might be helpful? Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., talk with one of our trainers! We’d love to help. 

We’ll have a food cart ready to serve you when you need refreshments. And bring your dog! Subaru has a new and amazing dog park that gets rave reviews from humans and pups alike. 

No need to RSVP for this amazing event. Just show up! We look forward to seeing you and your dogs. 

Nov. 12 -13: WHS Thrift Store Holiday Bazaar 

Mark your calendars! The Holiday Bazaar is returning to the Thrift Store this year, and you won’t want to miss it. 

This is your opportunity to pick up amazing holiday gifts (and a few treats for yourself), all while supporting the Willamette Humane Society. We’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the Bazaar to help you. 

What will you find at the event? We’ll have holiday-related items galore (including many lawn decorations). We’ll also have jewelry, housewares, and other special finds. We know you’ll love it!