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WAHS is always in need of foster families, whether it’s for a few days, a few weeks, or even longer. For more information or to fill our our foster application, view our foster page now.




 The Washington Area Humane Society (WAHS) is a 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter funded solely by private contributions. Our shelter takes in thousands of animals and investigates an average of 1000 abuse complaints each year.

 Pets Of The Week!



My name is Rebel and I am a 7 year old Rottweiler/Chow Chow mix. I am very sweet and I love to nap! Even though I am a big boy,  I would be great in a home with other dogs and kids! If my back paws look large to you, you have a good eye; I have two extra dewclaws back there! At the time of my adoption I will be neutered, microchipped, up to date on all of my vaccinations and excited to come home and nap!



My name is Merci and I am a 1 year old orange short hair kitty. I have had a rough start at life and am nearly blind due to trauma to the head, but that does not mean that I do not love to play, cuddle and nuzzle with you! My right eye had to be removed and my left eye was injured, but I am not in any pain and they believe that I can see shadows! I need to find a family that has a calm environment, and I would also need to be in a confined area so that I can easily find and use my litter box. I am not able to climb stairs either. I am spayed, microchipped, up to date on all of my vaccinations and searching for a new loving family!

Click here for more information on Merci’s story.





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More Information!

The Washington Area Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) no-kill shelter funded solely by private contributions. The official registration and financial information of the Washington Area Humane Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Outpatient Pet Clinic

We offer a variety of services for routine dog and cat care including spay and neuter, vaccinations, deworming, nail trims, ear cleaning and flea & tick prevention.  We are not a replacement for veterinary care that your dog or cat needs on a regular basis or in the event of an illness or injury.   To schedule an appointment call 724-222-7387. For a complete list of clinic services and prices visit our Services page

Pet Food Bank

We participate in the Washington County Food Bank. WAHS provides food for the pets of individuals in the community who qualify. Please call the shelter for additional information on this program. We are currently accepting new applications for our pet food bank.  Please contact the Society for more information and requirements.