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.
A MESSAGE FROM VIPP's PRESIDENT: It is with great sadness and a collective heavy heart that we report VIPP Founder and animal advocate icon Barbara Drinkwater passed away last evening, September 30, 2019. Barbara was tireless in her devotion to animals and the organization she founded in 1984. Her loss creates a huge hole in our hearts at VIPP and in those of the literally thousands of families and dogs and cats she helped over the years.
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.
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VIPP's dogs are not housed at the shelter, but are in foster homes or boarded on Vashon. Please call us at 206-389-1085 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your appointment.
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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.