Photo By Sherry Simon
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.
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.