Pet of the Week


Neutered Male
Adult (2 to 8 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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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…


Are you looking for a unique way to honor a special pet, friend or loved one this holiday season? Give a Gift of Light!

This holiday season, from December 6th to January 4th, luminaries will light the front of our Coupeville shelter in honor of companion animals and those who love them. With a $25 donation, you can sponsor a luminaria in memory or honor of a special person or pet in your life. Your Gift of Light will help fund vital programs and help us light the journey to forever homes for Whidbey Island’s homeless companion animals. Click here for your Gift of Light.

WAIF 2023 calendars are now on sale online and at our thrift stores in Oak Harbor and Freeland. A great gift for holiday season where your purchase helps Whidbey Island’s homeless pets! Click here to make your purchase.

WAIF is excited to announce a new program for pets to stay out of shelters. WAIF, and other participating shelters, have been brought onboard to provide this unique, direct-to-adopter tool for pet guardians looking to rehome their animals. In just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter. It’s free to use for both guardians and adopters, and gives animals needing a new home the best of both worlds: their current guardian can find the best fit, and their adopter can learn all about their personality and preferences first-hand. It’s a win-win for pets! To learn more, please click 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.