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Pics with Santa 2015
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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.




Sasha is a 7 year old Great Dane/Husky mix. She is very friendly and does great with other dogs. She has been in a house with other animals her entire life, so she would do best in a home with brothers and sisters. She is gentle for her size, but would be suited best for a home with no small children. Sasha is microchipped, spayed, up to date on all of her shots, and searching for her new home.



Gretta is an 11 year old Torti who is also declawed. She enjoys attention and being loved. The shelter is a bit scary for her so she prefers to be in the cage most of the time. We are sure that once she finds a nice home she will settle in just fine. She would be fine with another cat, but keep in mind that she is declawed and can’t defend herself against a dominant cat or dog. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on shots.



Washington Area Humane Society Joins the Combined Federal Campaign

Washington Area Humane Society is proud to announce that we have been selected to be a part of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The U.S. government-sponsored CFC is the world’s largest and most prestigious workplace fundraising drive. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy by providing federal employees with an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Each fall, Federal employees are invited to support eligible national and local charities. Employees choose the groups they wish to support from a list of approved charities that have met the U.S. federal government’s high standards of program impact and financial accountability. The 2015 CFC official campaign season runs from October 1st through December 15th.

Through the CFC, federal employees have raised over $7 billion since 1961 to help sustain community, state, national and international health, educational, environmental and human services.

Many of you ask how you can help support Washington Area Humane Society’s mission, and this is an easy way to make a big difference! If you are employed by the Federal government, please consider giving to Washington Area Humane Society through the CFC. Visit www.3riverscfc.org

If you have friends or relatives who are Federal civilian, military or postal employees, please encourage them to choose Washington Area Humane Society. It’s simple; just select Washington Area Humane Society /CFC #97883 for the CFC contribution.

Thank you!








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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.