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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 on the adoption of dogs 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, and coupons from participating pet care retailers

We often include other items such as food samples, treats, toys, etc., when available.

Our pets go home with the BIG FOUR:

Spay/Neuter ~ Microchip ~ Vaccinations ~ Parasite control

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.




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Cat Shelter Phone (360) 835-3464
Dog Shelter Phone (360) 335-0941
Fax (866) 373-1836

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