Website Troubleshooting

How do I fill out and save information in online pdf forms?

If you’re having trouble saving information in online pdf forms for adoption applications, foster applications, behavior questionnaires, or other forms, please try the following steps:

  • Before filling in the pdf form, save it to your device.

Save the PDF to your Device before filling in the fields.


  •  Edit your saved form in Adobe PDF Reader to enable saving data typed into the fields.  You should see a purple confirmation bar at the top of the form confirming that your data can be saved.

You can now save fields



  • If the pdf is unable to be saved, consider printing your form using a virtual pdf printer to save electronically.
  • Save your form as a new pdf with a unique file name.
  • Submit your form through e-mail or upload to the contact form of whs4pets.org.

What is your Asilomar Report and what does it mean?

In August of 2004, a group of animal welfare industry leaders from across the nation convened at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating goals focused on significantly reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the United States.

As part of the accords, a uniform reporting standard was created to foster transparency and establish a means of comparing animal shelters.

Willamette Humane Society publishes its annual Asilomar Live Release Rate Report in the Annual Report section of the website.

Read more about the Asilomar Accords online.



Why do you write Humaneitarian Instead of Humanitarian?

At first glance it may appear as if we’ve made a typo on our website and printed materials!

In the case of the Humaneitarian Awards, we’re coining our own term.

A Humanitarian Award honors those who promote human welfare, but as a Humane Society, we hold our Humaneitarian Awards to honor people who exemplify Willamette Humane Society’s mission of providing compassionate services to pets and people.

We generally try to bold and italicize the e so our community knows that we’re putting it there deliberately, but unfortunately the style of our website headers and urls removes our formatting at times.

We hope you’ll join us for upcoming events!