The NOAH Center



Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable, and treatable homeless dogs and cats. We are committed to family-friendly pet adoptions, humane education, volunteer programs, and high-quality spay and neuter programs available for low-income residents, through our Spay & Neuter Clinic.


In 1988, Northwest Organization for Animal Help first opened its doors at our original shelter location on Camano Island. For more than ten years our staff and volunteers worked diligently to help animals in the community.

As the need for help grew in our own community and across Washington state, we knew we had to expand our resources to better serve our mission to save more animals.

After years of serving animals in our local community, we expanded our horizon by adopting a new approach to our facility, programs, and services. In 2003 we debuted our current location in Stanwood, WA where we introduced our expanded adoption and brand new transfer and low-cost spay/neuter programs.

Since then we have created partnerships with more than 100 different shelters to transfer animals at risk of euthanasia to our facility for the second chance they deserve; we have developed the second-highest volume spay/neuter clinic in Washington state; and we have continued to expand our efforts to ensure healthy, adoptable and treatable animals across Washington state and beyond are given a second chance.



In partnership with over 100 shelters and organizations across Washington state and beyond, more than 50,000 dogs and cats have received the second chance they deserved through a transfer to The NOAH Center for adoption.

•PET AdoptionS

Our family-friendly adoption program and one-on-one matchmaking process has allowed us to match more than 50,000 dogs and cats with their forever homes.

• Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

We are tackling pet overpopulation at the source through our high-volume, high-quality on-site Spay & Neuter Clinic, where we have performed more than 150,000 surgeries for low-income members of our community.

• Neonatal Foster Care

Our devoted and hardworking foster families have provided a loving and safe environment for more than 15,000 underage puppies, kittens and special needs animals since instituting our Foster Program in 2010.


Get to know The NOAH Center’s key staff members who work every day to ensure our mission moves forward.

Join Our Team

Are you an animal lover, eager to make a difference for homeless pets? View our job opportunities!


Our Board of Directors guide The NOAH Center into the future with their unique backgrounds and experiences.