A Tail To Remember

Thank you to everyone who has donated, participated, volunteered and helped to make this year’s “A Tail To Remember” a success! Donations can continue to be made towards the event through October 24th.


Subaru Loves Pets Event

Oct 1st – Oct 31st

Dick Hannah Subaru has partnered with the Humane Southwest Network (HSN) for this year’s Subaru Loves Pets Event.

Adopt a pet this month from any of the HSN partners:

Humane Society for Southwest Washington
Humane Society of Cowlitz County
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society 

and Dick Hannah Subaru will donate $100 for every dog adopted throughout the month of October in honor of “National Make a Dog’s Day”!


Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 virus, and our concern for the public’s safety, we are implementing the following policy changes until further notice:

All shelter hours are by appointment only until further notice.

If you have any further questions about our policies or this update, please Contact Us, and we will assist you.

Adopt a Pet

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society (WCGHS), established in 1994, is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Washougal, Washington. The mission of West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is to end unnecessary euthanasia of all healthy or treatable companion animals in our community and find them permanent, loving homes.

Adopt a Pet
Thank YOU To
Our Annual Sponsor 

Ways To Get Involved


West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is an organization which runs mainly through the efforts of volunteers — people who give their time to support and carry out our mission. Individuals and families willing to give a few hours will find that their skills and talents make a huge difference.


Help us save lives by providing a temporary, loving and restful retreat for animals in need. We provide all of the supplies, food and medical attention, so there is no cost to you as a foster parent… all you provide is love! When an animal needs some time to recover from a sickness or injury – or just needs to be socialized – we depend on our network of foster homes.  

Adopt a Pet

WCGHS works hard to find homes for every pet.
Our adoption counselors will work with you to make sure you and your new pet are the right fit.

Make a Donation

As an independent non-profit organization, West Columbia Gorge Humane Society relies on donations from animal lovers like you to continue our lifesaving, no-kill mission. Every dollar helps save lives. 

What Drives Us

Our Mission

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society aims to eliminate unnecessary euthanasia of healthy or treatable companion animals in the community and find them permanent, loving homes.



The members of the Humane Southwest Network, who provide animal welfare services throughout Southwest Washington, have come together to form a partnership dedicated to raising the standard of care for animals in our region. By working together collaboratively, our organizations run more efficiently; our missions have greater collective impact; and we serve as better, stronger advocates for animals and their families.

Together, we are committed to:

  • Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Animals
  • Providing Quality Shelter Veterinary Services
  • Offering Assistance in the Event of an Emergency
  • Helping Pets and Their People Stay Together