Painted Pet Pals Project

The Painted Pet Pals Project is a public art exhibition of life-sized dogs and cats hand-painted by Orcas artists and sponsored by local businesses and individuals.     Proceeds from the Painted Pet Pals Project will help homeless pets through the Orcas Animal Protection Society’s Animal Shelter.  Check out the photos in the posts on the right side of this page.

Spay/Neuter surgery assistance

Financial assistance is always available for folks wanting to do the right thing for their pets.  Call the shelter to learn more about how we can help.

Honoring Faithful Friends

Now you can honor or memorialize a special person or pet with an inscribed brick in the Faithful Friends Garden adjacent to the entrance to the shelter. Learn more and download a brick order form here.

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Use the following link and sign up with AmazonSmile.  The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items and deposits this amount quarterly into our checking account.  A wonderful way to give financial support to your favorite nonprofit!

Special needs young cat & mom cat

Adorable orange tabby Julius and his mom cat, Olivia, are waiting for the perfect home.  Even though they are both FIV+, they are healthy and can live normal lives as indoor cats.



Orcas Animal Shelter

84A Hope Lane

Eastsound, WA 98245

360 376-6777

Open daily 2 – 5

(includes Saturday and Sunday) 


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The Orcas Animal Protections Society operates a modern, clean, visitor and animal friendly shelter.

We are fully qualified by the IRS as a 501[c][3] charitable organization.




Artist – Susan Krieger

Patches is one of 12 Painted Pet Pals available to view at several Eastsound businesses.  All are included in a silent auction to raise funds for the shelter.