Before there was the Adoption Center there was the Dog Park! The Dog Park opened in 2006. Most days pets and their owners will be enjoying the dog park (even in the middle of winter). To use the park you must complete a Dog Park Application and have current rabies certificate for your dog.
- Regular Member (up to 2 dogs) $65/year
- Seniors (62 and above)(up to 2 dogs) $50/year
- Student (up to 2 dogs) $45/year
- Each additional dog $15/year
- Day Pass $5
- 3 Day Pass $10
- 1 Week Pass $15
- 1 Month Pass $25
- 6 Month Pass $45
Applications are available at the Adoption Center or you may open here, print, and bring with you
You may also register for a Dog Park pass online here.
- Dogs over 6 months up to 6 years are 99.00
- Dogs 7 years and up-48.00
- Puppies under 6 months are 130.00 with a cash deposit of 100.00 if the animal has not been altered which the adopter gets back as soon as the animal gets fixed.
- Diamond Dogs are $130.00
- Cats over 6 months up to 6 years are 55.00
- Cats 7 years and up 48.00
- Kittens under 6 months are 80.00 with the cash deposit of 100 just like with puppies
All adoptions include the spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, and all age appropriate vaccinations included, along with a free brief health exam at one of our local vets.
We periodically have specials which are often listed on the slides on the main page of this website and on the Watauga Humane Society Facebook page.
Bare Bones Boutique
Bare Bones Boutique Thrift Store offers the community a place to bring unwanted or unused items that are then resold with the money going to benefit our items. It is also a great place to find bargains on a variety of items from furniture, clothing, pet items, collectables, etc. Bare Bones is located at the bottom of the hill before turning into the Adoption Center. The address is 2670 Old Highway 421 South, Boone. They can be reached at 828.264.7339. Donations are tax deductible.
Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-4:00
Community Cats (Trap, Neuter, Return)
"Community Cats" are a combination of strays and ferals that are typically unowned or semi-owned cats. They live outdoors, and may be wild or friendly, or lost and abandoned.
How does Watauga Humane Society help "Community Cats"?
WHS offers a combination of ways that ensure that Community Cats are fixed, vaccinated, ear tipped and either returned to their original home or transferred into our Barn Cat program. If you are a property owner, or know of any community cats in your area, please contact WHS for more information on how you can utilize our resources.
How can YOU help "Community Cats"?
If you would like to donate to the program, please click HERE . Your donation will provide low cost spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, ear tip, and FELV/FIV testing.
Two Types of Fostering
Did you know that we offer two types of fostering for our animals: Fostering & Fostering With Intent?
Traditional fostering is when we need people to take an animal into their home for a period of time. It often is needed when our numbers are high and we run out of space. It also occurs when animals need to be in a home environment instead of the shelter or when there are short term medical issues.
Fostering with intent allows potential adopters a two week period of time to make sure that the adoption is a good fit for the animal and family. Much of the time adoptions work out well but this creates a no-fault adoption opportunity.
Celebrate Your Birthday with Us!
Celebrate Your Birthday With Us!
Watauga Humane Society is now offering birthday parties to the community. What a great way to celebrate a birthday and teach kids about caring for animals! Proceeds benefit our animals! There are three levels of parties available.
All parties include:
- set up/clean up
- pet care/pet safety talk
- up to 2 hours for personal party
- visit from a dog or cat (choice of particular animal determined by staff)
Li’l Pup Party
Flat fee of $80 for 10 children, plus $5.95 per additional child.
In addition to what all parties include you also get streamers and children make a cat toy craft.
You bring your own food, cake, drinks, plates, napkins, cups and gift bags.
Cat’s Meow Party
Flat fee of $100 for 10 children, plus $6.95 per additional child
In addition to what all parties include you also get birthday themed decoration, plates, napkins & cups; “I helped a shelter pet” stickers; children make a cat toy craft; cheese pizza for kids and plush beanie toy for each child.
You bring your own cake, drinks and snacks.
Rescue Rockstar Party
Flat fee of $150 for 10 kids, $8.95 per additional child
In addition to what all parties include you also get birthday themed decoration, plates, napkins & cups; “I helped a shelter pet” stickers; cheese pizza for kids; drinks; birthday cake or cupcakes for kids; two animal-themed crafts/games and gift bags and plush beanie toy for each child.