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
Join us for an educational and inspirational afternoon learning all about the benefits of providing an outdoor enclosure for your feline companions. Vashon-Maury Audubon Society, along with The Vashon Nature Center and Catio Spaces of Seattle, is helping co-sponsor the first annual Vashon Island Pet Protectors Catio Tour Saturday, September 21, 2019. The tour will be from 11:00am-3:00pm, $10, click on this event for more info.
Mark your calendars and break out your best broadway themed costume. The VIPP Fur Ball will be filled with fun and warm and fuzzy feelings. Dress up as your favorite play character and start spreading the news! More details coming soon.
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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.
This program was created by VIPP volunteer, Kay Farris. She saw a need when talking with the Vashon food bank and realized their patrons could also use a little help feeding their animals too. She created this program with help from Pandora’s Box Pet Supply. You can dedicate your donation to this program on our Support/Donation Page.
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.