For the safety of everyone, face masks should be worn in all public locations.  Face masks sewn by PFOA’s devoted potholder team are available now.  For your minimum suggested donation of $20.00, you receive one mask and one additional mask is donated to a person in need.  Your donation benefits our kitties and community – two worthy causes.

For more information, email Danette Grady at or call (360) 452-0414, ext. 3


Peninsula Friends of Animals thanks our community for your generous donations of dog and cat food for our Emergency Pet Food Bank to assist the needy animals in our community whose owners have been affected by loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis. Your response has been overwhelming and most appreciated.

For information on our rescue, spay/neuter and community outreach programs check our website –, or telephone our Shelter Manager at (360) 452-0414, ext 2.


PFOA is deeply grateful to the members of the Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club who made and installed the shelving for our new donated Storage Shed – The Molly House.  We are now able to securely store items for the kitties as well as auction items and maintenance tools.

Our thanks to Cliff Brehan, Tom Schaafsma, Eric Mellow and Bud Davies.  All your hard work is appreciated and will be well utilized.


Peninsula Friends of Animals thanks and gives accolades to Scout Troop 1498 and their project leader, Alec Shingleton. Alec’s love of cats and PFOA’s rescue mission led him to contact PFOA for their Scout project.  Several scouts joined him on the project – Fisher Jensen, Iain Thill, Emmanuel Gomez, Jared Bates, David Calderon, Rudy Franco, Ben Wright, James Mason, Zay Jones, Daisy Ryan and Ozzy Kramer.

With the help of these 11 scouts and friends, over the course of 4 days, beginning at 10 AM and ending at 3 PM, they completed several maintenance jobs – repairing play structures in the outside yards making them safe for kitties to play on, pressure washing outside play areas, pruning and removing large branches overhanging the yards, recovering fencing downed in snow storms as well as 60 metal posts and 200 stakes.  They also water proofed 2 outdoor cat houses and pulled a damaged canvas tent out of brush which had been downed in windstorm.

These scouts gifted us with their time and skills and are making a real difference in our community.


Grieving My Pet Support Group provides compassionate support for all stages of animal companion grief.  The cost is free.  The goal of this new service is not to merely cope, but to heal and continue life in honor of our loved one.
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Meeting date and time:
Second Saturday of each month
11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Safe Haven
257509 Hwy 101, Port Angeles
(between Barr Road and Shore Road)

Cost: free


iGive is donating $3 to Peninsula Friends of Animals for every new iGive member referred by PFOA. No purchase required. It doesn’t get any simpler. Once they try the iGive Button for PCs and Macs for 90 days, we’ll automatically credit Peninsula Friends of Animals with $3. We know that helping is so simple and automatic with the Button, we expect they’ll shop and help even more.

Feels good, does good, and it’s so easy. You are helping every time you shop at over 1,900 stores.  Travel, office supplies, and clothing, too. Each purchase at Walmart,, QVC, Staples, and so many more stores. Peninsula Friends of Animals gets an average of 3.00% with every purchase.


Our most urgent need at the moment is for volunteers to set up and take down our event tent before and after fundraising events.  Two people are required for each event, and a reasonable amount of physical strength is a necessity.  Contact Danette Grady at (360) 452-0414, ext 3, if you can provide this valuable service for our fundraising events.

During the summer, we have several outdoor volunteer opportunities. We are in need of helpers to mow our grounds on a riding mower. Our smaller yards and hill area require a push mower. Weeding our garden beds, cleaning outdoor furniture in cat yards or washing windows are all opportunities to help and enjoy the outdoors. Any time you could offer would be most appreciated.


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Peninsula Friends Of Animals extends our deepest appreciation to the Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust for their generous $2,000 grant used to purchase a sturdy 8″x 12′ Tuff Shed Storage Unit to house our Pet Food Bank for low income pet guardians in crisis situations. These individuals can’t afford to feed their companion animals and we are able to help due to donations of cat and dog food from local businesses.

Our Pet Pantry serves a critical need in our community with 148 pet households receiving our help in 2017. PFOA distributed over 5,500 pounds of dry food and 540 cans of moist pet food to needy animals.

We are also grateful to the Sequim Sunrise Rotary Team who donated their time and skill to install the shelving in our new Tuff Shed. With their invaluable help, the Pet Pantry is now fully functional.


The Allstate office in Sequim, located at 680 W Washington St, Suite B105, has generously offered to be a drop off location for PFOA donations of toys, food, etc. If you’re unable to drive to Safe Haven, please drop off your donation there.

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We need Early Bird Cleaners to assist our Caregivers in refreshing the kitty playrooms. You have the opportunity to be the first volunteers of the day to greet the kitties. If you are a morning person and can help provide this important service, please contact Danette Grady at Thank you for helping us to help them.