View our Adoptable Pets. You may also view our adoptable animals at

Ready to adopt? Download and complete our adoption form.

WCGHS Cat Adoption Application     WCGHS Dog Adoption Form

Adoption criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID.
  • If you are a renter, be able to verify with your landlord that you may have the pet you are considering or if you own your own home provide proof with a property tax bill or through the County Assessor’s Office.
  • Have all family members or roommates in the household agree to meet the pet prior to an adoption being approved.
  • Have a fenced yard if you are adopting a dog.
  • Meet any additional requirements for the specific pet you are interested in adopting.

Adoption process:

  • Potential adopters complete the WCGHS Adoption Application.
  • Adoption Ambassador reviews application and a phone or in-person interview is conducted.
  • A home visit may be made by WCGHS personnel to verify that the home meets the pet’s needs.
  • Once an adopter is approved and the adoption fee is paid, a date and time is scheduled for the pet to leave the shelter to be welcomed into their new,  loving home!

Adoption Fees

PLEASE NOTE: County and/or city animal licensing fees are not included.

Up to 1 Years Old $270 Kittens $75
1 Year Old up to 4 Years Old $200 Seniors $40
4 Years Old up to 6 Years Old $180 Special Needs $40
6 Years Old up to 9 Years Old $140 All Others $60
9 Years Old and Up $80

We offer a 25% discount adoption fees for:

  • Seniors 65 and up
  • Disabled
  • Military
  • Veterans

Adoption Kits for Adopted Pets

Adopters receive a WCGHS Adoption Kit that includes:

Free first veterinary exam certificate
Pet care information video and pamphlets
Coupons from participating pet care retailers
Free bag of premium pet food

We often include other items, such as cat treats, toys, dog leash, dog harness, etc., when available.

Our pets go home with the BIG THREE:
Spay/Neuter ~ Microchip ~ Vaccinations

All WCGHS cats and dogs go home with:

1. Having been spayed or neutered
2. Microchip implanted with a unique, identifying ID
3. Current vaccinations
4. Parasite control treatment

100% Matchmaker Guarantee

At WGCHS, we get to know the personalities and needs of our animals, which helps us to better match them to appropriate families. Sometimes, however, unanticipated issues arise that make it impossible for the adoption to last. For this reason, we send every animal home with our 100% Matchmaker Guarantee. It is our assurance to you and your adopted pet that if you are not right for each other for any reason, we will welcome the animal back at any time.




Strut Your Mutt

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society and Best Friends Animal Society are joining together for Strut Your Mutt to raise awareness and funds for needed spay & neuter services for dogs and cats. Join us in helping eliminate the #1 cause of dog and cat related deaths in this country – pet overpopulation.

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Portland Pet Expo October 11

Visit WCGHS at the Portland Pet Expo 2014. Free admission, meet Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet, Prize Giveaways & Fun for both people and pets.

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Silver Bells Christmas Bazaar

Join WCGHS for the Third Annual Silver Bells Christmas Bazaar to benefit local animals in need.

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A Tail to Remember Dinner Auction

This community event is the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society’s largest and most important fund-raising endeavor of the year.

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Cat Shelter Phone (360) 835-3464
Dog Shelter Phone (360) 335-0941
Fax (866) 373-18364

Mailing Address
PO Box 270, Washougal, WA 98671
Physical Addresses
2675 & 2695 S. Index Street
Washougal, WA 98671