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Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to provide the highest level of compassion for the animals entrusted in our care; to measurably reduce companion animals' overpopulation and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values and education for the benefit of animals.

Programs: The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS), is an open-admission, high-save shelter serving the largely rural communities of Clallam County, Washington for over 74 years. Admitting approximately 1,500 animals a year, OPHS is the only animal agency on the Peninsula accepting any domestic animal, regardless of age, health or behavioral disposition. OPHS offers programs to assist animals such as Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), a subsidized outsourced service for low income pet owners that provides approximately 50-75 procedures each year.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Stella and Odie living their best lives! We adore our pups from OPHS. They are such sweet and happy dogs. We tell anyone that wants to listen that our dogs came from the animal shelter. We call them "high society dogs".

Janice P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my kitty from OPHS at one of their Saturday cat adoption events at Petco in Sequim. I had no intention of getting a cat - I went in for some bird seed. I had to walk by the kitties on my way to the bird seed, but stopped to chat with a kitty out in front. She sniffed my hand and decided I was okay, and just like that I had a kitty. She was fine with me and explored the house immediately and seemed quite happy with her new home. She was 18 months old when I adopted her and is now 13 years old. I think we were meant for each other, because she is not friendly with anyone but me. That's ok, though, because she knows I will protect her from invaders (probably what she thinks other folks are that come to visit). I love her too bits and am very happy we met and I adopted her.

Mandy W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I drove all the way from Everett to adopt a dog from OPHS. They were friendly and professional. They had a thorough application process and clearly care very much about their animals going to good homes. We fell in love with Jack (now renamed Meatloaf) and brought him home that day!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was able to get an appointment during COVID to see some furbabies for adoption having had to put my black lab down just as COVID hit. My son and I adopted the sweetest, bestest pittie from OPHS. All the dogs were so healthy and you could tell they were well cared for. Our Athena that we adopted is the most loving and cuddly dog and all the staff and volunteers cared so much about her - she had been there 6 yrs and was loved by all. OPHS takes wonderful and loving care of all of the furbabies! Very clean shelter too!! Great staff!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have adopted both my dogs, Stumpy Joe and Happy Crow, from OPHS over an eleven year period. During that time I became intimately involved with the organization ( now in my eighth year as a Board Director) and have watched it grow into a dynamite, professional animal shelter.
While OPHS does not always have the funds to do all the things we want, there is NEVER a shortage of the compassion, devotion and hard work necessary to care for the animals. We like to say “It’s ALL about the Animals!”

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing place to find your new family member! Their new location is beautiful and a great place to adopt.

1 Marti O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

OPHS is an amazing place for animals to stay while waiting to go to their forever homes. The employees care for their "guests" as if they are their own. The Bark House has heated floors in the indoor/outdoor kennels. The property has walking trails and an outdoor fenced in play yard for the dogs. Kitty City has nice large enclosures for the cats and kittens. The staff work hard to find the perfect placement for each animal.

Marti Oldham

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is an honor and a pleasure to work with all the dedicated employees and members of OPHS. An amazing organization always striving for the best quality care and attention of all the animals that they have taken responsibility for.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For over 14 years I have been involved with OPHS. First as a volunteer, then a board member and currently President of the Board of Directors. OPHS is a top-notch shelter with a terrific staff and Executive Director. Our wonderful staff love their jobs and the animals in their care. In addition to all their duties caring for the animals, the staff continues to take training on webinars to learn more about how to best serve the animals, and the public who adopt them. Every staff member is dedicated to finding forever homes for every single animal who comes to us for temporary shelter I am proud to be associated with this absolutely great organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to adopt a cat from Kitty City. The ladies that work in that house are very knowledgeable and caring of the cats and other animals in their care. The transparency and honesty I received while meeting my potential furry friend was very much appreciated. The patience they had during my meeting to make sure it was going to be a good match for both myself and the cat was very nice. I did not feel rushed at all. I felt very good with my decision when I left and enjoy my feline friend greatly!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OPHS has such wonderful staff. I had the opportunity to talk with some of the ladies who work with the cats, the love and care they provide for the cats exceeds expectation. They are very knowledgeable and are always willing to answer any questions. Although I still wish I could take them all home, knowing the care that is provided to each and every cat truly warms my heart.

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Donor

Rating: 5

OPHS staff is stellar and really helped our family pick out the perrrrrfect kittens. They knew all the personalities and just which little one would be right for our household. As a donor, I have seen how they spend their funds and am impressed with their animal-centric focus. I have seen so many new additions in their programs and care for the animals. They are a no-kill shelter, which is important to me personally. I rate them a 5 star facility for certain.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

OPHS has been doing a great service in finding homes for many dogs and cats that other shelters gave up on. I know of over a dozen animals that have recently been rescued from high kill shelters in California by OPHS. Within weeks, most of these animals found their forever homes in the PNW. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK OPHS!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Last year, we adopted a rescue dog from Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. "Liberty" came from a kill-shelter in SoCal. She is an adorable Chihuahua-Jack Russel (or Jacqueline Russel) mix. We know she was well-cared-for at OPHS. The fact they have such a network to be able to accept companion animals from long distances says OPHS is committed to meeting their needs. We are glad OPHS is here and for all the good they do for our community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined Olympic Peninsula Humane Society in October 2019 as a Board Member. I asked to join because I love what they do for the animals, and the compassion of the board members, staff and volunteers. We are awaiting the perfect time to adopt an dog or cat.

2 Brandy Jo W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

OPH has been so wonderful with providing care for their animals. I mustered you some courage and personally delivered my care package to the oldest pup there and their facility was clean! The “dog house” wasn’t dungeon like like some shelters I’ve seen, its bright and welcoming. Their facility makes sure that the dogs have what they need. Toys, blankets, food! They also come up with fun ways to get donations from the community when they’re running low on supplies. I support OPH by donating my birthday every year and hold a birthday bash where friends bring dog/cat food, toys, cleaning supplies, etc. and donate it to OPH.

Review from Guidestar

2 Krista C.2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

We have so many homeless animals. It breaks my heart. I’m glad OPHS can take them in and care for them until they can be adopted.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I appreciate all of outreach that the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society does in the community and through social media to help find forever homes for animals in their care. I often share their posts and I think that their Facebook page really helps to spread the word about the amazing animals who are available for adoption. I also really appreciate knowing that when an animal is taking to OPH that they are well cared for. Recently, my husband and I purchased a new home and discovered that the previous owner had left his cat behind. We were unable to keep the cat because our giant cat kept attacking and hurting him. I am very thankful for OPH because they took him in and found him a new home.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

For years now OPHS has been an open admission, high-save shelter serving the community of Clallam county. This is the only animal welfare organization accepting any domestic animal regardless of age, health or behavioral disposition. They do a lot with a little.

Review from Guidestar