Adoption Center-Shelter: Tues-Sun | Noon-6pm

Thrift Store : Mon-Sun | 10am-7pm 

Resources for your dogs and cats

We're in the business of completing families. And we're also here to help keep families together. To help defray the cost of pet ownership, HSSW provides the following programs for qualifying families in Clark County. 

Click the links below for more informaiton

Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics
Pet Licensing
Pet Food Assistance
Spay and Neuter Programs
Pet Friendly Housing in SW Washington
Emergency Boarding
Pet Care for Individuals in Hospice
Euthanasia and Cremation Services
Pet Loss Support Group


Vaccination Clinics
In partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, HSSW provides monthly vaccination clinics at both our Adoption Center-Shelter and ReTails Thrift Store. Clinics operate on a regular monthly schedule.

Adoption Center-Shelter
1st, 3rd (and 5th when applicable) Saturday, 1:00-3:00
1st & 3rd Sunday, 9:00-10:30 
2nd Friday, 4:00-6:00

ReTails Thrift Store
1st Wednesday, 5:00-6:30

Visit for more dates, times and locations in your area.

In partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, community members may have their pet microchipped at regular clinics. For a full list of dates, locations, and times please visit

Pet Licensing
In Clark County and its inclusive cities, it is required by law that owned cats and dogs are licensed. The Humane Society for Southwest Washington is a licensing agent for Clark County Animal Control and can issue pet licenses during regular business hours. All pet licensing fees include a nominal agent fee.

Licenses may also be obtained online at Clark County's Pet Licensing page.

Chow: Pet Food Assistance

For qualifying families in Clark County, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington's Chow program provides once-monthly pet food assistance. Families may receive assistance with cat or dog food one time per month. 

Chow is dependent on donated pet food. To help support this program, please donate open or unopened bags of pet food directly to HSSW.
Qualifying families may call 360-213-2621 for more information

Spay & Neuter
Every animal that is adopted from the Humane Society for Southwest Washington is spayed or neutered before going home. HSSW is home to Clark County’s first public spay and neuter clinic offering low-cost spay and neuter options for cats of low-income families. Spay & Save services are by appointment only and pet owners must be able to prove that they are receiving government assistance or qualify as a low income household.

To learn more about this program or to make an appointment, please call 360-213-2632.

For spay/neuter options for both dogs and cats of low-income families, please visit the People United for Animals website.  

Pet-Friendly Housing
A partial listing of home and apartment rentals in SW Washington and Vancouver can be found at the following links:

Hot Pads
Apartment Guide
Apartment List

Emergency Boarding
Safe Haven provides emergency boarding assistance for underserved families of Clark and Skamania counties. The program provides relief for families facing a temporary hardship or displacement due to domestic violence, emergency medical issues and other urgent needs that prevent them from caring for their pet. Approval is on a case-by-case basis and cannot be guaranteed and may require referral from a licensed social worker. 

For more information or to request immediate boarding for qualified cases, contact: 

Radhika Raj
Program Specialist
[email protected]
360-693-4746 ext 6068

Pet Care for Individuals in Hospice
Hospice care can be a difficult transition for families and individuals. As pet lovers, we know firsthand the comfort that can come from having a loved family pet at your side. Pet Peace of Mind can often help to maintain that connection with a pet when a pet owner enters hospice care.

Euthanasia & Cremation
We offer low-cost euthanasia and cremation services for pets who are suffering. Because we advocate for the humane treatment of animals, we believe in recognizing when a pet’s health or physical stage is beyond rehabilitation. Our staff is here to provide to compassion and care necessary during this difficult decision. This service is available during regular business hours.

Pet Loss Support Group
The passing of a beloved pet brings real feelings of loss and grief. Those who have recently lost a pet, should seek help in their community for support with the grieving process. HSSW does not provide a pet-loss group, however members of our community may inquire about the TAGS (The Animal Grief Support Group) at Peace Health Southwest Medical Center. 
Please call 360.696.5120 for questions or additional details. 


2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm
Group meets in the Willow Room of the Hope Bereavement Center
5400 Macarthur Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661.