CASA has many wonderful dogs and cats looking for homes. Many feel that all shelter animals are in some way "damaged", but that could not be farther from the truth. Most animals find themselves in shelters for other reasons such as; an owner passes away or becomes too ill to care for a pet, becomes homeless, realized they are too busy, or the animal may have a medical issue that the shelter can rehabilitate and then adopt them out when healthy. Some of the very best animals are simply second-hand and looking for you to give them a second chance. Will you?

To see our available pets for adoption visit the shelter or visit the "Adopt" tab above. CASA takes animal placements very seriously, we want everyone to "opt to adopt", but we also try our best to fit each animal to a home where they truly are a match. Taking home an animal which is not a fit for your needs or the animal's needs is not fair to anyone in the end. Let us know what you are looking for in a new pet and we would love to help you find just the right one.

No matter how good a match might seem, there are unforeseen things which can take place in our lives. We try and make sure that every adopter knows that we make a lifetime commitment to the animals who are adopted through our shelter and CASA will always welcome them back!



CASA is a managed-admission animal shelter due only to building size and funding. We try and help as many animals as we can in finding new homes or receiving emergency assistance, but our small size limits the number we are able to take at one time. If you are considering surrendering your pet to CASA please complete and return the Surrender Inquiry Form the shelter prior to bringing them in. You can also ask the staff about alternatives such as Courtesy Listings via petfinder which we can utilize alone or while your animal is on our waiting list if necessary. We receive many calls for help so our shelter staff counsels many owners on ways they can keep or manage their pets, other resources like foster-based rescue organizations we work with, in addition to options with CASA.

What does "managed-admission" mean? This basically means we may not take in the first inquiry before others. We want your pet to succeed in finding a home. One of our main goals each day is keeping stress as low as possible for those who call CASA home. We do this by managing the types of pets, their specific personalities and needs, and when it is best for them to come in. For instance; if we have two heavy barkers already residing in our dog building and on the waiting list we have a barker and a non-barker we will likely take in the non-barker first. Took much barking causes an increase in stress for all the other dogs and can cause issues for them which may raise their stress and make them seem less adoptable when they really are not. Every choice we make is for a sound reason and the wellbeing of the animals is always at the forefront of our intake management.

If you are considering the need to surrender an animal please do not hesitate to call the shelter to discuss your situation with our staff or talk about ways you might be able to keep your pet. You can do this before or after you fill out a Surrender Inquiry Form, but that form is required to start the actual inquiry process.
Surrenders are now by-appointment only.


SURRENDER FEES (updated 1/1/2023)

$75 per pet Cats, Dogs, or other pets. (From Camano Island)
$100 per pet Cats, Dogs, or other pets. (From non-Camano residents)
Fee Waived kitten/puppy/litters or pregnant moms (Contact shelter for more details)
  Proof of ownership and ID required

♥ CASA's ability to take in owner surrendered animals is dependent on the collection of surrender fees and the general private contributions. We value the loving and safe assistance programs we can offer animals and we hope you do too. If you have an extreme hardship and cannot manage our reasonable fee we ask that you talk with the shelter staff about this.

(optional) Call or email for possible pet problem counseling/advice
1) Gather up 1-3 good photos of your pet to submit with your Inquiry Form. (required)
2) Print the "Inquiry for Surrender" form, Fill out, email/hand form and photos to CASA.
3) Staff will contact you about your inquiry. Please feel free to check in via email/phone.

SURRENDER RELATED FORMS (Print the two forms for either animal type and bring to the shelter fully completed)

» Inquiry for Dog Surrender Form » Inquiry for Cat Surrender Form
» Dog Intake Form (only use if instructed) » Cat Intake Form (only use if instructed)
  » Cat Urinary Questionnaire (include if cat has potty issue)

*Forms for other animal types available upon request.



Our shelter offers low-cost microchip implantation to the public for dogs & cats, by appointment, for only $15. In addition, we have two Free/Sponsored Microchip Clinics for both cats and dogs annually. Please check our schedule for planned clinics. CASA urges you to have your pet microchipped if they are not already. Contrary to popular belief your pet does not need to be sedated for microchip inplantation. Animal shelters microchip more animals each week than any one else and we are confident your pet will have a quality experience with us. Reuniting lost and found pets is our job and we know just how much microchips help pets find their way home!

CASA also makes sure all dogs and cats adopted from our shelter are microchipped and registered before leaving to a new home.

Going Home Chipped program: Stray cats and dogs who are being reclaimed by an owner are offered a microchip for free at the time of redemption if the pet is not already microchipped. CASA covers this cost because we know how imprtant they can be - especially if they have already found themselves in the shelter.


Microchip Pets


CASA offers the sale of annual dog licenses on behalf of Island County. Please make sure you have proof of spay/neuter (if altered) for each dog when you arrive to buy your license. CASA simply facilitates the purchase of the county dog licenses. You can also purchase your annual licenses at the County Annex on Camano.    

Important: To receive the discounted rate for altered (spayed/neutered) dogs proof of spay/neuter from your veterinarian is required. If you do not have proof of spay/neuter you will be required to pay the intact dog rate.

Altered Dog License (with proof of spay/neuter)
Intact/Unaltered Dog License
Lost Tag Replacement (with proof of purchase)

*Licenses need to be renewed annually.
*Island county does not have licensing requirements for cats.



CASA offers humane live trap rentals for local residents. Trap rentals can be done in person at the shelter. Fees are as follows: $50 refundable deposit, $10 for initial three days of use then $2 daily each day thereafter. If you are trapping a friendly stray cat which you plan to bring to the shelter we will waive the daily fees, the trap must be brought back within one week.



CASA offers free Courtesy Listing pet ads to local residents who need to find homes for their pets. This is a wonderful resource if your pet has behavioral or sensitivity issues and may be unfit for a temporary shelter environment or when our shelter is unavailable to take your pet due to lack of current space. If you are able to safely keep your pet until the right home is found, you may not need to surrender your pet to the shelter. Courtesy Listings can usually be put on our Petfinder.com adoptable pet list within a day making this a great temporary option if you end up on our shelter's waiting-to-surrender list. You may just find a home for your pet without them having to stay in the shelter. Please email our shelter staff or call the shelter directly for more information on this service.



CASA is unable to take in or physically assist with feral cats or semi-feral cats. We do, however, try and maintain a list of people interested in providing homes for "barn cats" or "mousers." If you are interested in providing food, water, and appropriate shelter for a homeless cat like this, please contact the shelter to be added to our list. You will get a call from us! If you have a barn cat who needs a new home, feel free to contact the shelter and ask if there is anyone looking for a cat like yours and we can contact them for you. All barn cats or mousers are required to be spayed or neutered. Feral Cats including Barn Cats can be altered for free through Feral Cat Spay & Neuter clinics as part of T.N.R. (Trap Neuter Release/Return) Programs. more on Free Feral Cat clinics



Camano Island's Animal Control Services are part of the Island County Sheriff's Department. The island's ACO is part-time and calls outside of their hours may be handled by an on-duty Sheriff deputy.

CASA works closely with Animal Control, but we are not officially connected to them. CASA is unable to respond to animal control related issues such as loose animals, animal capturing, or pickup of stray animals. We are always happy to help in other ways and you are welcome to call us with questions.

Animal Control calls are handled by:
Camano Island Animal Control Services via ICOM Dispatch
Animal Emergencies or Cruelty in Progress

Camano Island Animal Control also handles the following:
Animal bite reports, animal abuse and neglect complaints
*Animal Control does not pick up or trap cats.



"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" -Gandhi