The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is dedicated to completing families through animal adoptions, matchmaking, and lost and found services.

We're more than the largest Adoption Center-Shelter in Southwest Washington, we also own and operate ReTails Thrift Store - the premiere Clark County thrifting experience! We believe in second chances - not only for pets, but for gently used home goods, clothing, books and much more! Shop and donate with ReTails Thrift Store - every purchase and donation supports the dogs and cats.

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: Always consider the best interest of the animal, while having compassion for the owner.

Teamwork: Invest in the enrichment and well-being of staff and volunteers, both professionally and personally, utilizing all members to their fullest, encouraging individual and group growth.

Partnership & Collaboration: Building partnerships through collaboration, sharing knowledge and goals to expand community relationships that benefit the welfare of companion animals.

Excellence: Always seek innovative methods and opportunities. Strive to be the best at what we do.

Education & Service: Educate the public about responsible pet ownership and the Humane Society's role in serving the community.

Transparency & Integrity: Communicate openly, raise awareness, and demonstrate accountability for what we do.

Stewardship: Embrace our obligation for the careful, responsible management of all that is entrusted to HSSW.

Our History

Since 1897, we've been caring for the animals of Southwest Washington and surrounding areas. By working in collaboration with local veterinarians and animal rescue groups, the Humane Society and its partners in animal welfare look forward to a future where all companion animals will live in a loving home.

Through the work of our committed staff and volunteers, HSSW offers a variety of programs including pet adoptions, community education, pet behavior advice, spay/neuter assistance, low-cost programs for qualifying families and much more.

Our Team

Our Team

The staff and board of directors of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.



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HSSW volunteers are amazing! From animal care and enrichment, to administrative support, guest service, or lending a hand at ReTails Thrift Store - our volunteers enrich the lives of our animals and our community.