Skip to main content

Shelter Services

I can't keep my pet

WCHS is a limited-admission shelter. Due to limited space, WCHS cannot take in every animal that needs to be relinquished.


If you need to relinquish your animal, you may contact us to put the pet on a waiting list to enter the shelter. Staff will also go over potential solutions to help you keep your animal in your home.

*See our Community Resources page for programs that may be helpful to you.

While on the waiting list, staff will provide assistance with rehoming your pet before it is brought to the shelter.

*”Pullman Pets & Animals” is a Facebook group with a lost of success for owners needing to rehome their pet. *There are rules and guidelines, so be sure to read them before posting!

Staff will also create a “courtesy posting” to put on our board at the shelter.

When space is available, a staff member will contact you to set up an appointment to bring in your pet. The pet will be assessed for adoptability immediately prior to being relinquished. *WCHS cannot accept severely aggressive animals.

It is a gross misdemeanor to abandon an animal in the state of Washington.