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 no-kill and 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.
Our primary activities include:
A highly active and efficient lost and found program that includes a low-cost microchipping program for islanders.
A spay/neuter program that includes vouchers to provide low-cost spays or neuters to islanders and a “Fix-A-Cat Month” program in partnership with Fair Isla Animal Clinic
An adoption program that ensures all animals adopted from VIPP are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and current on their vaccinations.
An emergency preparedness program whereby VIPP representatives work in partnership with the Island Emergency Response Team with plans for rescuing and housing pets during an emergency.
A dedicated group of up to 100 volunteers who feed, medicate and otherwise tend to the dogs and cats in VIPP’s care and who organize and implement events and activities on behalf of VIPP.
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.
We encourage you to get to know us by using this website. Don’t miss the wonderful events that VIPP sponsors throughout the year in our Vashon Island Community.