Shelter Team

Debbie Torbet - Shelter Manager

Shelter Staff:
Cally Rhoades - Dog Kennels

Aziah Munsee -  Dog Kennels

Anthony McShan - Dog Kennels

Amber Santillan - Dog Kennels

Deborah Thompson - Outreach Coordinator/Paws

Cassie Peterson - Dog Kennels/Receptionist

Taylor Falling- Dog Kennels

​John Wetch-  Dog Kennels






Shelter medicine is something that is taken very serious here, we use Cornell University as our guide. We start vaccinations on intake with all animals, this is for their protection and the protection of the animals already in our care, this includes all animals and all appropriate vaccines for them! We also worm them, the vaccinations are repeated every TWO weeks and continue until they are vaccinated or adopted. At the point of adoption the adopter is told if the pet needs more vaccinations and also given their vaccination records to share with their veterinarian. We are transparent and welcome anyone to come visit us and our procedures.

A LITTLE ABOUT Humane Society of the White Mountains

Tuesday-Friday 10:30-5:00

Saturday 10:00-5:00     

doghouse team

Les Thompson-Manager

DOGhouse Staff:
Jeremy Munsee

Lynn Myers

Blake Norton

P.A.W.S.Clinic Team

Tammy Helzer DVM
Laurie Palazzolo CVT
Sarah Fox- Coordinator

Deborah Thompson CVT   





Board Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 5:30 pm in the Shelter Education Resource Room

3212 N. Porter Mountain Rd. 

Lakeside AZ 85929

The Board Meeting Agenda is posted in the Front Office of the Humane Society.

Our Humane Society houses over a thousand animals each year. Many are rescued from the forest, the streets and from lives of starvation and abandonment through our efforts. The animals we serve greatly depend on us.​

We are the only open admission Humane Society in  Apache and Navajo Counties.  Animals cannot help themselves. They depend solely upon the generosity and compassion of humans. Our Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. The homeless animals we serve also rely upon the generosity and compassion of our supporters.

Adoption Fees:
Kittens (under a yr) $50
Cats - $30

Adult dogs-$65 and up
Senior Dogs (6+ yrs.) $50
Puppies - $75 - $200

Director of Operations

Deena Pace

Board of Directors

Humane Society of the White Mountains
Governing Board Members

Member Count: 7
Laurie Palazzolo - President
David Becker - Vice President
Jason Carter - Treasurer

Sarah Fox - Secretary 

Mike Bosley - Board Member

John Wetch-Board Member

Malaina Spillman-Board Member





The Humane Society of the White Mountains was incorporated in 1970 by a group of caring and dedicated individuals who were concerned for the plight of homeless animals in the area. Unfortunately, the beauty of our natural forests compel many irresponsible acts. Pets are often abandoned in the forests by people who truly believe that these domesticated puppies and kittens, dogs and cats will revert back to the wild and learn to fend for themselves. Sadly... they do not.

Those of us who choose to serve and help homeless animals do so because the need is great and will never diminish.