We promote responsible pet care in our community, while caring for and matching homeless cats and dogs with committed loving families. Our County wide Spay and Neuter Program makes it financially possible for pet owners to alter their pets reducing the number of unwanted animals. The reduction of unwanted animals living on the streets keeps our pets safe while reducing the spread of disease. We are able to do this though the many programs we offer.
The Adoption Program matches homeless cats and dogs with families suited to their own specific needs. Our goal is to get to know each family so that we may match them with the best pet for their home and lifestyle. Adoption fees vary by animal species, size and age; in hopes of creating an affordable option for those wanting a companion. These fees help us spay or neuter, vaccinate, flea treat, worm and provide critical care for each of our shelter pets.
The Freedom Tails Program matches shelter dogs and inmates at the Stafford Creek Correctional Facility in Washington State for a 10 week training program. Not only does this program allow inmates to learn about responsibility, caring and love for another living being; it allows these animals to learn basic obedience and manners before being matched with their new home. This additional training increases the likelihood of each of these dogs being successful in their new homes.
The Volunteer Program allows people from all walks of like to learn about caring for pets and working with the public. Our volunteers come to us for many reasons: Community members looking for extracurricular activities, students working toward graduation credits, those looking for work experience with the pubic or in an animal related field, and court ordered community service hours for non violent offenders. The one thing these people all have in common is they love animals.
The Spay/Neuter Program reduces the number of unwanted animals in our community. Responsibly altering a pet not only has health benefits for the animal, but reduces the number of homeless pets in our community. We sell vouchers for reduced cost spays and neuters for cats and dogs performed at Brady Vet in Montesano, WA. This program helps make responsible pet care affordable.
The Pet Care Education Program offers many services to our community. Through this program the shelter meets with children and community members to talk about the importance of responsible pet care. Our staff and volunteers also instruct pet owners on how to properly care for their pets needs. Some of the most popular topics are training through positive reinforcement, bathing your pet, how to trim nails, giving vaccinations, proper diet, mental stimulation and exercise.