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About The NOAH Center

Founded in 1988, Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) opened as an animal shelter on Camano Island and has since grown into a deeply impactful community resource. We partner with overcrowded shelters throughout Washington State and beyond to rescue at-risk pets from euthanasia and give them a second chance at life. Our on-site Spay & Neuter Clinic provides surgeries and other related services for our rescued pets and our local community.  Matchmakers in our Adoption Center assist adopters in choosing a new best friend, and our rescued pets find forever homes and loving arms.

Our Programs

Transfer & Partnership
Our Transfer Coordinator partners with over 65 shelters and organizations across Washington State and throughout the Nation. We work tirelessly to find pets with the biggest need, starting with animals in our own state of Washington and then reaching out to states with high euthanasia rates. We step up during natural disasters to help create space for displaced pets by moving shelter pets out.

Family-Friendly Pet Adoptions
Through our Adoption Center in Stanwood, WA, our Matchmakers greet adopters and guide them through the process of selecting a new best friend. Our team considers each family’s needs and the needs of each pet in our facility to find the best match possible. Adopters leave with a new furry family member, and homeless pets leave no longer homeless, ready to start their new life in their forever home.

Low-Cost Spay & Neuter
We are tackling pet overpopulation at the source through our high-volume, high-quality on-site Spay & Neuter Clinic. Our Clinic provides services for our incoming pets by preparing them for adoption, as well as offering affordable spay and neuter surgeries and related services for income-qualified individuals and other animal welfare organizations within our local community.

Neonatal Foster Care
Where other shelters may be without resources to provide the intensive care orphaned neonatal puppies and kittens need, The NOAH Center’s extensive Foster Care Network allows us to extend the walls of our facility, saving the lives of underage litters of puppies and kittens. 

Mom’s Last Litter
Accidents happen, but we’re here to help when our neighbors find themselves with a pregnant dog or cat. Our Mom’s Last Litter program provides free spay and neuter surgeries for mother and father pets as well as their whole litter. Parent pets return to the family, and the litter is matched with forever homes through our Adoption Center.


Adopting a Furry Friend During Spring and Summer

Adopting a Furry Friend During Spring and Summer

Spring is in full swing, and as the sun shines brighter and the flowers bloom, the change of season brings a wave of new beginnings. What a perfect time to embrace the joys of life, and what better way than by adding a new furry companion to your family?  The NOAH...

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Join us in Celebrating 20 Years: Anniversary Event, May 6th

Join us in Celebrating 20 Years: Anniversary Event, May 6th

The NOAH Center’s upcoming 20th-anniversary celebration promises to be a family-friendly event with attractions such as food trucks, kitten baby shower, spay & neuter clinic tours, and behind-the-scenes adoption center and shelter tours. Come join us in celebrating 20 years of saving lives and supporting our important mission to rescue homeless pets from euthanasia.

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Our Impact

Pets Adopted


Neonates Fostered

Volunteer Hours

Support Our Work

Give today and help provide a second chance to homeless pets in need. Your donations feed and house our adoptable pets, ensure medical care is accessible, and well as power our Low-Income Spay & Neuter program.

We are grateful for your support.

Hours & Location

Adoption Center

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31300 Brandstrom St
Stanwood, WA 98292

General Inquiries

360.629.7055 ext.

Adoption Hours

Monday  11a – 6p
Tuesday  11a- 6p
Wednesday  11a – 6p
Thursday 11a – 6p
Friday 11a – 6p
Saturday 11a – 5p
Sunday 11a – 5p 

Note: Serious adopters are welcome to visit our Adoption Center as early as 8 am to put their names on our visitation list for a specific animal. Once we open, we start visitations with the first people on our list (if any, and if present), and then we will move on to any guests who arrived at or after 11 am.

Spay & Neuter Clinic

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31300 Brandstrom St
Stanwood, WA 98292

General Inquiries

Clinic Hours

Drop off: 8 am
Pickup: 4:30 pm

Note: Our clinic operates on an appointment basis. Please visit our Spay/Neuter page to learn more or to set an appointment.

The NOAH Center is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our legal name is Northwest Organization for Animal Help, and our Tax ID Number is  91-1362069

We are dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk pets from euthanasia by partnering with overburdened shelters throughout the United States. We assist animals in the most desperate need of help. Our passion rests on giving animals a chance at life. 

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