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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 various other needs.


Joanne Anderson

Lisa McHenry

Sherry Simon

Bruce McCarty

Noelle Roberts


Di Agee



Our General Meeting is from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM on the third Saturday quarterly at the shelter.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  Participants assist the Board of Directors with decisions and work related to all shelter operations.  

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