Upcoming WHS Events

Join Willamette Humane Society at one of our upcoming events or fundraisers! This calendar is updated weekly with new happenings. Questions? Email us at events@whs4pets.org!

Shelter Programming and COVID-19: With the health and safety of our animals, staff, volunteers, and shelter visitors in mind, Willamette Humane Society will be canceling or postponing group events at the shelter, according to state government recommendations, for the time being. Please click here for the most current information.


Shelter Storytime (Kids Event)

March Sessions Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Location: Willamette Humane Society, 4246 Turner Road in Salem

Do you have a child who wants to improve their reading skills or gain confidence? We have shelter dogs and cats who would love to help. Shelter Storytime is a program for kids ages 5 to 11 that connects them directly with shelter pets for community reading hours. Please note you must attending Shelter Storytime Orientation and register for each session. Click here to learn more and view upcoming dates.

For additional information or questions about Shelter Storytime, contact our Humane Education Program at education@whs4pets.org.

Spring Food Truck Frenzy

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 5 to 9 p.m.
Location: Willamette Humane Society

Don’t miss the original Food Truck Frenzy at Willamette Humane Society! Join us for an array of local food trucks, brews, and cider, as well as live music, doggy playgroups, and so much more—all to support your local animal shelter. This is a dog-friendly, family-friendly event. A complete list of food trucks, parking information and more will be available in early spring. Questions? Please email us at events@whs4pets.org.

WillaMutt Strut 2020

Date: Sunday, June 14
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Riverfront Park in downtown Salem, Oregon
Tickets: Available Online Now!

Are you ready to strut your stuff for shelter pets? Our annual WillaMutt Strut, the shelter’s largest fundraiser of the summer, brings walkers and runners to Riverfront Park for a 1K/5K run and walk, food, music, games and contests, vendors, brews and more. This is a dog-friendly, family-friendly event with registration opening in early March 2020.

For additional information or questions about WillaMutt Strut, click here or email events@whs4pets.org