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Stay up to date on all the ways the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is Making Happy Happen in the shelter and out in the community!

Meet Cocoa Puff
Cocoa Puff is ready for the holiday season! This lively and sweet ball of fluff can't wait to find her forever home soon.
Give Hope for the Howlidays
Every pet deserves to feel loved this holiday season. From now until December 31, you can bring those feelings of hope and joy to the animals who need them most! Your sponsorship of a shelter pet today will ensure healing and comfort while providing the resources needed to give them a fresh start.
Plus, when you become a shelter pet sponsor, you’ll receive a badge with a photo of your chosen pet that you can share with friends, family, and on social media!
Meet Charthy Irvin
Meet our Adoption Services Lead, Charthy Irvin! Charthy has been with the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for over 24 years. She helps Make Happy Happen every day for both pets and people! 
Adopt-A-Kennel for a Loved One
Our Adopt-A-Kennel program is the perfect present that your friend, significant other, or family member can enjoy for an entire year. With a dog, cat, or bunny (your choice!) kennel sponsorship, your person will be honored with a customized plaque placed on their kennel. Plus, both of you will receive quarterly updates on the animals your gift is helping!

Sponsoring a kennel in honor of a special person or pet is super easy. You can set it up online, choose the sponsorship level that is right for you, and include a personal message for the plaque.

A limited number of kennel sponsorships are available annually, so reserve yours now!
Purchase Your Holiday Merch
Shower the animal lovers in your life with exclusive Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County apparel. T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, and hoodies are available in many colors.

Want your impact to go further? Now through December 31, make your purchase through our Instagram shop and 100% of apparel profits will go to the pets! Not only that, you'll get free shipping as well! Visit our Instagram on your mobile device and click Shop in our bio!
Have a Happy Holiday With Your Pet
Time to deck the halls and be merry with friends and family! With all the decorations and festivities, here are a few things to consider to ensure your pet is happy and healthy this holiday season.
Legacy Gifts and Planned Giving
Your dedication to our mission and helping us care for around 10,000 pets each year is uplifting. Our shelter has additional gift options that can be your legacy and help the homeless pets in Pierce County for generations.
Legacy gifts may include the following and will continue to show your passion for pets through the Humane Heritage Foundation.

  • Bequest through a Will or Trust
  • Insurance Policy Beneficiary
  • Retirement Account Beneficiary
  • Financial Account Beneficiary

Legacy gifts help provide a stable financial future for our organization and help countless animals in our community. 
Thank You to Our Cornerstone Sponsor