Our Organization

The Humane Society of Skagit Valley is a non-profit organization founded in 1974 to provide a safe haven to shelter and care for the abandoned, abused, or unwanted animals within Skagit County; to treat the animals with dignity and respect; to place these animals into loving and caring homes; to create public education programs that increase the awareness of humane treatment and the necessity of spay and neuter of all animals; and to coordinate resources for housing and placement of small animals evacuated during disaster.

We are not a county or city municipal shelter, although we do contract with Skagit County and a number of cities to provide services to them. We are a private non-profit shelter that relies heavily on
fundraising events throughout the year as well as donations and gifts left to us in wills. We truly appreciate the generosity of our community members as well as the amazing efforts of our volunteers at the shelter and at our fundraising events.

We are an open-admission facility. We do not pick and choose our pets, but accept any companion animals who need our care. We see over 2500 animals pass through our shelter each year. We provide care, comfort, and medical care to the animals that come through our doors. Even animals that have extensive medical needs get the attention they require.

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Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
(Adoptions close at 4:30pm) 

Saturday-Sunday
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Adoptions close at 3:30pm)


Location and map

18841 Kelleher Road
Burlington, WA 98233

Phone: (360) 757-0445
Fax: (360) 757-2568

Email: janine.c@skagithumane.com

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