Pet of the Week

Wild Bill Hickok

Neutered Male
Adult (2 to 8 years)
Pet of the Week


Spayed Female
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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To my favorite peoples… It was a very long day! Trapped in a crate😿😿😿 for a long time… I used a variety of approaches to be released (meows, paw through…


August 29, 2023: All WAIF locations (including thrift stores) will be closed today at 1:30pm for an event to honor our active volunteers over the past year and to appreciate our staff who work tirelessly for Whidbey’s homeless pets! Shelter will be open with limited staffing for pet emergencies.


SPECIAL UPDATE: Thank you to everyone for your support over the last several months regarding the Hastie Lake animals in our care. Understandably, with the court’s decision to have the rest of the animals forfeited into our ownership, there is heightened interest in adopting these animals. We are awaiting the paperwork to make our ownership official so that we may proceed in spaying and neutering, microchipping, and basic vaccinations before making available for adoption. We appreciate your patience at this time. For more information, please click on the Whidbey News-Time article here.

WAIF has homemade shelters available for feral and free-roaming cats to protect them from the harsh winter elements. A limited supply is on-hand and if you would like one, please call (360) 678-8901 to make arrangements for pick up.