We're proud to be named Best Pet Adoption service in Best of Clark County for five years running. 

Adoption is only one of the ways we support thousands of animals in our community each year. Founded in 1897, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Southwest Washington. Each year, HSSW provides thousands of pets with shelter, medical care, behavior support, and a second chance for a happy home. Our commitment to the pets and people of our community extends beyond the shelter, offering Wellness Clinics for the pets of houseless families, pet food assistance, spay & neuter clinics, and other programs that help keep families together.

We also own and operate ReTails Thrift Store – named best of Clark County seven years running! Giving new life to gently-used items, every purchase and donation at ReTails supports our lifesaving work with the animals.

Our Mission

rescue • return  restore  rehome  reconnect one animal at a time

Our Vision

A community where everyone loves and cares for animals.

Our Values

Compassion, Collaboration, Excellence, Service, Integrity

 HSSW Newsletter

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Stories of people, pets, and the lifesaving work of HSSW

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Our Impact

Our work and its impact on the animals in our community and the people they love.

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Our Team

The leadership at HSSW who make our lifesaving work happen.

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Stats and Financials

Statistics, funding and financials for our work. All the fine print.

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Sponsors and Partners

We have an amazing community of supporters. We can't do it without them.

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Media and Press

Catch up on the latest news and updates on the people and pets of HSSW.

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Working at HSSW is the hardest job you'll ever love.

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Hours and Location

Contact us or stop by for a visit. Here's the info you need.