To keep our volunteers, staff, and the public safe and to limit exposure and spread, we ask that if you are interested in adopting an animal to please send your application via our website to You may still come to the shelter to adopt, fill out applications, and complete meet and greets.

If you are wanting to come visit the animals, we ask that you please postpone any shelter visits to limit your exposure, as well as others exposure. We will continue to update you on when it is safe to come visit the animals again.

Events: We will be postponing all events for the next 8 weeks. Our Wilco adoption event for this month has been cancelled until our next quarterly one in June. Yappy Hour at Petco has been cancelled this month, until we have further information.

Animal Control: We will continue Animal Control services as normal until otherwise decided by our officials. We will keep you up to date on these items.

For owner released animals: Please call to schedule an appointment for ALL owner released animals. If there is an emergency please call us immediately at 360-577-0151 to discuss relinquishment.

For stray animals found: Please call us as soon as possible, and bring in the animal during our normal business hours.

We want our community to continue helping each other in any way possible. If you are a low-income household within Cowlitz County, and in need of emergency pet food, please call us or come in and we can provide some for your pets. Please note: we are on limited supplies, but we will try to help in any way possible.

Being prepared will help you and your furry family members stay ahead of any unexpected situations. Please note the following emergency preparedness steps to implement in your home:

People should identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.

Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.

Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.

Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Including the prescription from your veterinarian is also helpful.

Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip (best practice is microchipping).

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