Adopt-a-Pet

Photo By Sherry Simon

OUR STORY

then... In 1979, seven Mason County residents - Jan Chunard, Jan Danford, Elivira Fern, Dorothy Hurley, Dr. Doug Larson, Edith Levitt, and Pat Neely - saw the need of finding homes for the unwanted dogs in Shelton, Washington.  Calling themselves the "Looking for a Home" team, they built two wooden kennels and a chain link fence in the backyard of a volunteer's home.  The number of abandoned dogs needing a home increased by 1980 and "Looking for a Home" expanded, adding four new kennels and became a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. In July, 1983, the organization changed its name to ADOPT-A-PET.  Our spay/neuter program began in 1985, making it the only one in Mason County at that time.

                                       

 now... ADOPT-A-PET has continued to expand over the years because of the generous financial support of its members, volunteers, and community.  ADOPT-A-PET currently has 71 members and 37 active volunteers.  The shelter can accommodate 35 dogs and supports Mason County by providing adoptions, a low-cost spay/neuter program and distributing dog food to families in need.

BOARD

MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

Lisa McHenry

VICE-PRESIDENT

Catherine Henson

SECRETARY

Vacant

TREASURER 

Vacant

BOARD MEMBERS

Sherry Simon 

Julie Cook

GENERAL MEETING

 

Our General Meeting is from 9:30-10:30 AM on the third Saturday of each month at the shelter.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  Participants assist the Board of Directors with decisions and work related to all shelter operations.  

KENNEL

PERSONNEL

KENNEL MANAGER

Di Agee

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Mike Allen

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

Pam Bryant

Hannah Freeman

EVENT COORDINATOR

Kaila Navarre

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Colleen Bourgault