Get Involved

Many Ways To Help

 There are many ways to get involved and help the pets at the Humane Society of Skagit Valley. We rely on volunteers to help the animals in our care receive adequate attention, affection, exercise, care, and love. 

We need foster homes for our most young and fragile pets, and our bigger pets require regular help in learning their manners so that they too can find homes. There are so many ways to help.

We also rely on our members and donors to provide the products and cash that it takes to keep the animals fed, sheltered, and medically attended. 

Beside donations, much of our funding comes from our annual fundraisers. We can use reliable volunteers to help with these events. We are continually running or planning events, so give us a call or send an email if you want more information of our upcoming events. 

(It is a common misunderstanding in the community that we are a county funded shelter. We do have stray animal boarding contracts with Skagit county and with a number of cities in both Skagit and Snohomish counties, but we are a private non-profit organization that relies on donations, fundraising, and profits from the sales at our thrift shop to keep our doors open.)

Visit the tabs above to learn more about volunteering, donating money or products, fostering animals in need, or becoming a member.
 

Shop At Our Thrift Shop

 The Humane Society Thrift Shop in Mount Vernon, Washington is our primary means of fundraising for the animal shelter. Shopping at our thrift shop is a win/win opportunity: you get cool second hand duds, and we get the money that we need to continue our life-saving program. The thrift shop also has select friendly felines available for adoption. You can visit the shop at the address below:
 

Foster

 Saving the lives of kittens and puppies


We are incredibly grateful to the foster families who help us give dogs with puppies, cats with kittens, and orphaned youngsters the best possible environment during their formative weeks. 
The Humane Society is often in need of good foster homes to provide care for young kittens or puppies until they are old enough to be adoptable. This can require up to a two month commitment. Foster homes need to have an area where they can isolate their own pets from the foster pets. If you are interested and are a responsible pet lover,
please email janine.c@skagithumane.com and humanesocietyofskagitvalley@gmail.com
I will send you some information but I truly encourage you to stop by the Humane Society to fill out an application.  We need as many Foster Parents on standby so when the need arises we call upon you.  Please let us know what you are willing to Foster, as our program can be as little as 4 weeks or up to 14 weeks.  It all depends on the needs.

Giving a mature pet a better chance

You may also choose to foster any of our other animals in the shelter. This helps free up room at the shelter so that we may take in other needy animals. It also helps dogs and cats by taking them out of the stressful shelter environment and helps to acclimate them to a home environment which makes them more adoptable. This is a unique request as the Humane Society is open 7 days a week, the need for a Foster of this kind of pet requires flexibility to be available to do meet and greets, 
 

Buy-A-Brick

To buy a memorial brick for installation in our building, please answer the questions below. You may pay via check or Paypal. 


Buy-A-Brick

When buying a brick, please include your text in the forms below. Please limit yourself to the appropriate number of characters, and when buying a 12x12 brick please also select from three available symbols.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Buy-A-Brick

Bought a Brick? Please insert the following information

Email:

Your Name:

Brick Text:


(6x6 brick, three lines of text, 16 characters per line including spaces.)


(12x12 brick, 5-7 lines of text, 25 characters per line including spaces. Also includes choice of symbols below.) 


When buying a brick, please include your text in the forms below. Please limit yourself to the appropriate number of characters, and when buying a 12x12 brick please also select from three available symbols. 


Availible Symbols:

Cat 

Dog

Pawprint

Gift Donation

If you would like to give a gift to HSSV in honor or in memory of a loved one, please fill in the following form. 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Gift Donation

If you would like to give a gift to HSSV in honor or in memory of a loved one, please fill in the following form. 

Please insert the following information

Donor Name:

Email:


Then in the message please state the following:


How much you donated:

In honor of: