VASHON ISLAND PET PROTECTORS
Vashon Island Pet Protectors, established in 1984, works each day to improve the quality of life for companion animals on Vashon Island. Affectionately known Island wide as ‘VIPP,” Vashon Island Pet Protectors is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization run by compassionate and animal loving volunteers. In so many ways, VIPP offers the best possible resource for people and animals to make a connection on Vashon Island.
VIPP provides shelter, food and medical care to lost, abandoned and/or relinquished dogs and cats who are waiting for loving and forever new homes. VIPP is a no-kill organization. No dog or cat has ever been euthanized except on the recommendation of a veterinarian to spare it suffering. Our foster families and volunteers have made this enviable record possible.
VIPP maintains a vital fundraising program led by the Board of Directors to ensure the organization is sufficiently funded to carry out its mission on behalf of the dogs, cats and community members of Vashon Island. Please see our Support page.
Our Mission is quite simple: No More Homeless PETS!
ADOPT A CAT SATURDAYS
cat adoptions, Every Satuday, 11:30am-2:30pm
“Adopt-a-Cat Day”, or "Adoption Caturdays" is every Saturday from 11:30-2:30 at our cat shelter located at 12200 243rd St. SW off of Old Mill Rd or by appointment.
All animals adopted from VIPP are spayed or neutered, tested for disease or illnesses, de-wormed, de-flea'd, micro-chipped and vaccinated. Each year VIPP places about 100 cats and dogs in loving homes.
calendar of events
The VIPP Wreath Sale, Friday, Nov 23rd 12:00-4:00, Saturday, Nov 24th 10:00-4:00, and Sunday Nov 25th 10:00-2:00 at the Vashon Land Trust Building on Bank Rd. VIPP Volunteers will make you wonderful wreaths and swags in a variety of styles.
VIPP Volunteers will brave the cold to bring to you the sweet tastes of the holidays. On December 15th, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM in front of Thriftway. Stop by to purchase an array of goodies baked by some of the island's best bakers & support VIPP! If you would like to contribute please drop off your tightly wrapped & labeled goodies after 8:30 the morning of the 15th.
VIPP will also hold our annual Nikki Champlin Neighbor to Neighbor Pet Food Drive. If you're able to contribute cat or dog wet/dry food please drop it off at the Bake Sale on the 15th. For more information please call Victoria 206-463-5381.
get involved with vipp
ADOPT, DONATE, VOLUNTEER AND MORE!
There are a lot of ways to help us help animals, from Adoptions to Donations and even Shopping on Amazon! If you would like to contribute some money toward our ongoing rescue and rehabilitation efforts, anything and everything is appreciated.
All cats and dogs adopted through VIPP are immunized and spay/neutered, and those costs are included in your adoption fees. We are proud to offer low-cost spay/neuter for your pets. Please call us at (206) 389-1085 for more information.
VIPP and Fair Isle Animal Clinic offer low-cost microchipping for island pets for only $10 (a $50 value). A microchip will help ensure your pet is returned to you if it gets lost or during an island emergency. Call Fair Isle at (206) 463-3607 to make an appointment.
Your continued support helps us in our mission to ensure there are no homeless pets on Vashon-Maury Islands. There are many ways to help us help island animals and citizens from donating money to fostering adoptable cats and dogs, volunteering and so much more. Visit our Support page to find the ways you can get involved with VIPP.