Pet of the Week


Neutered Male
Young (6 months to 2 years)
Pet of the Week


Neutered Male
Adult (2 to 8 years)

Helping Whidbey Island Pets and Their People

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1990 in an effort to help Whidbey Island’s homeless companion animals. WAIF is dedicated to providing food, shelter, veterinary care, and nurturing to displaced pets until loving homes can be found for them.

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WAIF Tails Blog

Buddy FKA Moose

“We have had Moose, who we now call Buddy for just over a week and we are in love. He has been the best little guy. He follows us around…


Honor your pets by featuring them in WAIF’s 2021 calendar! Participate in our online auction and win the chance to have your pet’s photo published on the cover or any of the 12 months throughout the year. Click here for more details!

COVID-19 Phase 2: The COVID-19 outbreak has created a unique set of challenges and we are responding accordingly keeping the welfare of our animals, staff, volunteers, and customers in mind. As we reopen in Phase 2, we are now taking adoption appointments by phone (360) 678-8901)and email. If you see an animal on our website that you are interested in, please contact us to arrange an appointment. Additional services include surrenders by appointment, stray intake, PAL coupon, and Crisis Care applications.

Thrift Stores: WAIF Salvage located at 50 NE Midway in Oak Harbor is now open with our end of lease sale. Our thrift stores in Oak Harbor and Freeland will remain closed until further notice.