Adopt a Pet

Find the Love of your Life at our Adoption Center! Our friendly and professional staff will match you with a pet that meets your lifestyle and expectations. We're eager to introduce you to a homeless animal who needs you. To get started, meet our adorable animals currently available for adoption!


Donate Today!

Did you know that we save the lives of more than 5,000 animals each year? We receive no federal, state, or local government funding to operate our Adoption Center. We rely on private donations to provide these helpless, homeless animals with their second chance.



Humane Education is the first step towards a humane and compassionate community. Our Outreach & Education program is designed to introduce the concepts, skills, and resources to help community members develop kind and compassionate relationships with their companion pets and one another.


Volunteer with Us

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Yakima Humane Society, helping us with everything from the day-to-day tasks of caring for animals and running an office, to assisting at special events, to helping raise funds for our vital programs. Are you ready to join our elite team of volunteers?


Help a shelter pet... Donate a Kuranda Dog Bed Today!            Protect your pets. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs            Help save Washington Pets with a pet-friendly License Plate!              

About Us

The Yakima Humane Society was founded in 1904, becoming an incorporated entity in 1906. We are a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization proud to be serving the people and animals of Yakima County for over 100 years.

We practice and promote the humane treatment of animals through animal control services, pet adoption, humane education, information, referral and quality animal care.


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