330 Second St NE [PO Box 101] Long Beach, WA, 98631 USA | 360-642-1180 spchs330@gmail.com


To promote compassionate care, spay / neuter, and placement of cats and dogs through service and education.


To envision the community of South Pacific County where every cat and dog has a loving home, free of abuse and neglect.


Our People – Our Shelter Manager supervises a skeleton crew providing animal care and cleaning of the facility.  Volunteers walk the dogs, cuddle with cats, offer adoption counseling, fostering, and marketing, and work through a seemingly endless list of tasks.

Sara Tokarz

Sara Tokarz

Shelter Manager

Board Meetings

Board meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.  Board meetings are usually held at the shelter annex.  During COVID-19, all Board meetings are by video conference.

Board meetings are required for Board members and our Shelter Manager and are open to Advisory Council members and guests.

If you would like an invitation to be on the Board’s agenda, please submit your request to the President or Secretary (see right). Requests for invitation should include name, address and phone number.  You don’t need an invitation to attend a meeting.

Contact any Board member by email, or by mail: SPCHS Board, PO Box 101, Long Beach, WA 98631.

Bylaws (pdf)

Advisory Council

Advisory Council members have an assigned activity usually aligned with their area of interest. Activity examples include Dog Advocate, Cat Advocate and Community Cat Advocate.

Advisory Council members are not required to attend Board meeting but can attend any of the Board meetings.

SPCHS has a strong leadership group.  They are diverse, and committed to leaving dissent at the board table and moving forward like single centipede they are.  It was an honor to serve with this group and I recommend doing so to anyone interested in learning about board service and/or helping the shelter in an administrative capacity.

Keleigh Schwartz

Alpha Dog, beachdog.com, Inc.

Board and Advisory Council

Our Board of Directors and Advisory Council work with a talented team of staff and volunteers to accomplish SPCHS’ goals and mission.
# Board Seat Name
B1 President Sandy Clancy
B2 Vice President Kathy Condron
B3 Secretary Patti Lee
B4 Treasurer Joyce Lang
B5 Immediate Past President (Seat Declined)
B6 Mission Advocate Richard Lock
B7 At Large Robyn Handley
B8 At Large Paul Lee
B9 At Large Jim Sherman
B10 At Large Dr. Kelly Spall
B11 At Large Daneka Ewert
B12 At Large Greg Holmes
# Advisory Council
Positions have voting rights to elect board members
AC1 Open  
AC2 Volunteer Support Merry Scharfe
AC3 Garage/Bake Sale Patti Makinen
AC4 Open  
AC5 Raffle Debra Stolesen
AC6 Documentation/Grants Bev Arnoldy
AC7 Community Advocate Kate Cooper
AC8 Dog Advocate Jeniene Mercer
AC9 Open  
AC10 Open  
AC11 Cat Advocate Cory McKeown
AC12 Dog Coordinator Christine Balcom
AC13 Facility & Lease Management Jane Holeman
group decision