Walla Walla, Washington, lies near the northern border of Oregon. Homeless pets in Walla Walla are lucky to have a couple nearby animal shelters to help care for them until they can find new homes. Two of these shelters are the Blue Mountain Humane Society and Pioneer Humane Society in Pendleton, Oregon.
The Blue Mountain Humane Society, located in Walla Walla, is known in the area for preventing cruelty to animals and promoting kindness to all creatures. Since its founding in 1967, the Blue Mountain Humane Society has helped educate the community on ending homelessness in pets in the area. Animal control services to rural towns in the county are also offered by this humane society. The Blue Mountain Humane Society relies on volunteers to help care for the animals. The shelter also helps try to find the owners of lost pets in the Walla Walla area.
Pioneer Humane Society, also known as Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter is a private, non-profit organization in Pendleton, Oregon, that cares for lost, abused, and homeless animals. Just a short drive from Walla Walla, this animal shelter opened in 1975 to help pets in the area find new homes. As a no-kill shelter, Pioneer Humane Society promotes the spaying and neutering of all pets to prevent more unwanted animals from ending up on the streets.
If you live in Walla Walla, Washington, and want to bring a new dog into your life, you can stop by either of these two shelters to find a new pet today!
Join the Blue Mountain Humane Society for the annual Tails and Tastings event at Waterbrook Tasting Room off of Highway 12. Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, homemade dog treats, and a canine agility course where your dog can show off his skills!
Your mutt is welcome to roam the grounds and meet all kinds of new friends, both human and canine.
Blue Mountain Humane Society will have adoptable dogs on-site that you can meet, and maybe even bring home with you!
Registration is required, but it costs $15 per person. The tasting event begins at 12 pm and finishes by 5 pm.
Each April, the Blue Mountain Humane Society holds a walk and run event to raise money to care for homeless pets in the Walla Walla area. The Dog Jog 5k takes place at the Walla Walla Community College at 9 am on a Sunday each April. So, leash up your dog and get ready to run!
Registration is required for the event. If you register early, the fee is $10 per person or $20 per person for a t-shirt and dog bandana. If you register after the first of April, the registration fee is $15 without any goodies.
Following the run, join the other participants in a small festival with music, carnival games, vendor booths, goodie bags, and a raffle!
At the end of each April, the Walla Walla Kennel Club hosts a free Dog Show for locals to attend at the Pendleton Convention Center! The show will feature a variety of different dog breeds, including some unique breeds that you may not see every day. Your dog will enjoy meeting many new friends during this fun day!
There will be obedience and rally events that you can enter with your dog for a small fee. You can pre-register or register at the event - if there is still room.
In July, the Blue Mountain Humane Society hosts a bake sale called Cupcake for Pup’s Sake. Held at the shelter, visitors are asked to stop in to buy sweet goodies to help raise money for the humane society’s capital campaign!
The event begins at 1 pm and ends at 4 pm or whenever all the bake sale goodies have been purchased.
Bake sale donations are appreciated if you're as good at making treats as you are at eating them! During the event, there will be an area to drop off donations from the shelter’s wish list as well.
The event is free to attend, and bake sale items will be for sale at various prices, so bring your change!
To help raise money for Blue Mountain Humane Society’s capital campaign, the organization hosts a spaghetti dinner each year in July from 4 pm to 8 pm. Each purchase of a meal will raise funds for the shelter, and the Murr Family Foundation generously matches each donation to help the shelter!
Dinner tickets will be available for purchase online or at the event for only $15 per plate. There will also be wine available for purchase for dine-in customers. Wine will be sold at $3 per glass - a steal!
Dogs are welcome to mingle at the event as well, which is held at the humane society.