» My dog is in the shelter: Now what?
» Is there an emergency stray pet drop-off?
» Who pays for WCHS?
» What happens to the shelter animals at night?
» How long do you keep animals at the shelter?
» I'm a renter: Can I adopt a pet from the shelter?
» Can I donate food or supplies?
» When is the shelter open to the public?
» How can I contact you?
» What are WCHS' policies?
My dog is in the shelter: Now what?
If you wish to reclaim your dog, you must pay a $25 impound fee in addition to $10 for each additional day we care for your dog in the shelter. Owners must show proof of a current, valid pet license from municipalities where it is required. Dogs not claimed within 7 days are evaluated for adoptability and subsequently made available for adoption.
If your dog is being kept at the shelter for quarantine, it will be held for 10 days. Dogs are only quarantined when they have bitten a person. You must pay the $25 impound fee in addition to $15 for each additional day we care for your dog in the shelter. Owners must show proof of a current, valid pet license from municipalities where it is required.
Is there an emergency stray pet drop-off?
If you are a resident of the city of Pullman who finds a stray dog or you find a stray dog in the city of Pullman, please contact Pullman Police non-emergency dispatch at 509-332-2521 to receive a code to drop off the dog at our impound facility. If you find a cat or other small animal, please try to find a crate or another container with access to AIR to contain the animal until shelter staff are on-site at 8:30 AM.
Who pays for WCHS?
The Whitman County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization supported primarily through the donations of caring residents. While the Whitman County Humane Society contracts with Pullman, Albion, and Palouse to provide care for homeless dogs found within their city limits, the vast majority of our operating funds are from donations from residents like you. Donations may be made as a membership contribution, a memorial tribute to a beloved pet or person, or as a gift membership for a friend or family member. Click here to learn more about making a donation.
What happens to the shelter animals at night?
All dogs are brought into the building and housed in kennels after hours. All cats are brought into the shelter after hours.
How long do you keep animals at the shelter?
The animals being cared for in the shelter will stay until they are adopted. A typical stay at the WCHS can range from a few weeks to several months. Those who come to us as strays are kept 7 days before being made available for adoption. If an animal is in need of special care, it may be several weeks before it is ready for adoption.
I'm a renter: Can I adopt a pet from the shelter?
Yes, but we need to know that it's okay with your landlord.
All adopters who rent, lease, sublease, or live on property owned by someone other than themselves, including family members, must produce a written copy of an agreement allowing an animal. If deposits are required proof of payment or agreement to pay must accompany the lease.
Can I donate food or supplies?
We greatly appreciate in-kind contributions such as food and supplies. Click here to learn more about the everyday stuff we need at the shelter.
When is the shelter open to the public?
The shelter is open to the public during the following hours:
Monday-Saturday, 1-6pm except major federal holidays and Easter. The shelter is closed each morning and Mondays for cleaning and animal care.
How can I contact you?
Call. E-mail. Stop by during business hours.
WCHS Animal Shelter
1340 Old Moscow Road
Pullman, WA 99163
PO Box 453
Pullman, WA 99163
What are WCHS' policies?
Although we are a "no-kill" shelter, there are instances in which WCHS is unable to accept and/or place a particular animal. Click here to read our euthanasia policy.