The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a private non-profit organization and our mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by taking care of displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, continuing our spay/neuter program, investigating cruelties and finding homes for the orphaned animals. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is governed by a Board of Directors of private citizens elected by voting members of the Humane Society. The Board of Directors works with the Executive Director to ensure we meet our mission statement and work towards future goals of the Humane Society.


The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society was founded in 1967 by a group of determined women (private citizens) that recognized and wanted to care for lost, abandoned and stray animals in our community and provide them with a chance for new homes.

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society was incorporated on January 27, 1967. The group convinced the City of Wenatchee to allow them to take over the old city pound on Worthen Avenue and Animal Control in 1974. Because the conditions were overcrowded, Gwyneth and Bruce Mitchell donated the orchard land our original shelter was built on and opened in 1976. Soon the Humane Society discovered we needed more dog kennels and added on to the building in 1980.

In June of 2003, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society opened Club Pet. Club Pet is a boarding facility and is owned and operated by the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. All revenues generated by Club Pet are used to support the Humane Society’s orphaned pets, on-going programs and future goals. Club Pet’s mission is to provide a fun, safe and caring environment for your owned pets while you are away.

In 2014 we broke ground to build a new facility, as we had desperately outgrown our original shelter building. Our “Raise the Roof” Capital Campaign raised the $2.5 million goal and we moved into our new facility in May of 2015. Our campaign continues to help cover additional expenses for fencing and gates, paint, landscaping, turf for dog play yards, industrial appliances, equipment, acoustical panels and to provide shelter enrichment for the animals in our care. Check out our official Capital Campaign web page for full details.

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a 501(c)3 organization your donation(s) may be tax deductible. We are an independent shelter, meaning we receive no outside support or fundraising from other local or national organizations and that we rely on donations and support from our local community. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or more information on how you can help us, please email wvhs@wenatcheehumane.org or call (509) 662-9577.