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Did You Know?

Of the 7 species of flamingos, only one, Phoenicopterus plasticus, is found in Alaska, and it is rare throughout the State.

In Southeast Alaska, a resident flock inhabits a tree near Sitka and a number of migrant flocks come to Petersburg in early spring.

While these birds do depend on people for care, if you see such a flock, it's best to enjoy them from a distance.

Please call their caretaker at 907-772-4085 if you would like to host them.


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Looking for a Pet?

Check our listing of pets looking for homes. Then call 518-1091 and leave your phone number and a message. We'll call you back.

Have a Pet You Can't Keep?

Taking animals "out the road" and letting them go is sentencing them to a cruel death. If you have animals you can't find homes for and can't keep, please call 518-1091 and give us a chance to help.

Want to Walk Your Dog in a Safe Place?

The Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) has built and maintains a public dog park on land leased from the Petersburg Borough. There are fenced areas where dogs can play off leash in a natural setting. Or you can take your canine pal on an unfenced trail through the muskeg and back.

The flamingos are here!

a flock of plastic pink flamingos adorn a Petersburg lawn.Do you know somebody who should have a flock of flamingos in their yard for a day? Now's your chance.

These cheery birds move from yard to yard daily all April before they leave town to rest up for another year.

A $10 donation to PHA puts them in the yard of your choice. (The "flockee" is urged to donate $10 to move them on their way and is also given the chance for retribution or just to "flock" someone else with another $10 donation.)

Call Alex at 907-772-4085 to direct a flock to a yard of your choice.

All proceeds go for PHA's operational costs.

Have an Intact Pet You Can't Afford to Have Fixed?

Click here for an application for financial help with this.

New Shelter Construction Project

These cats need your help!

Because the current cat shelter is on private land and the owner is preparing to build on it, there is an immediate need for alternate housing for our cats. The current make-shift structures can't be successfully moved to our leased land near the airport, so fund raising for Phase 1 of the new animal shelter is under way.

Phase I is an 8' x 40' cat building divided into three fenced "rooms" and a bathroom with a sink for washing dishes, cleaning cat areas and filling water dishes. The current estimate to complete Phase I is around $65,000; we have already raised about $40,000.

Help Build a Path to Their Future


Commemorative bricks like the one above will be used to line the path to the new shelter. For a $100 donation, you can buy a brick to show your support of these animals with the dedication of your choice. For $200 you can get a double-size brick with twice the room for text and/or graphic.

Contact a board member to discuss your options or order online at

All donations to this project go toward the construction of PHA's Animal Shelter and are deeply appreciated.

Other Fund Raisers

Catnip Cat Mats

Two colorful fabric mats are inspected by a gray cat.These mini-quilts feature fun cat-print fabrics and a "secret" pocket for the included organic catnip. Cats love them, cuddling, kicking, chewing and generally whooping it up with them before curling up on them to sleep off all the activity. The mats are available for $20. Contact PHA by phone or email. Or send your address and a check for $22 to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. All proceeds go to the new shelter construction fund.

Leather Mice

A red and black leather mouse measures almost 1 foot nose to tail.These good-sized cat toys made of scraps of colorful leather are stuffed with top-quality catnip, providing long-lasting fun for most cats. Some make it their day's work to chew them up, starting with the ears. The mice are available for $10 from PHA board members. If you live out of town and would like to buy one, please send your address and a check for $12 (to cover mouse and shipping) to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. As with the cat mats, all proceeds will go to the new shelter construction fund.

Dog Toys

Toys made of rope knotted in the middle with two to four braided handles of varying lengths and thicknesses.Hand-made toys made of rope of various sizes are good exercise for both dog and owner. They can be thrown or just used for a rousing game of tug-of-war. As with the mice, the dog toys are available for $10 from PHA board members. If you live out of town and would like to buy one, please send your address and a check for $12 (to cover toy and shipping) to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. Or call PHA at 907-518-1091 and leave a message to talk with a board member about just what you want in your dog toy. As with the cat mats and mice, all proceeds will go to the new shelter construction fund.


Help Wanted

Shelter Volunteers:
Love of animals, especially cats, necessary.

  • Regular shelter care volunteers must be able to commit to a regular schedule. Dependability essential. Another volunteer is needed for Saturdays.
  • Volunteers are also wanted to fill in as needed for those on regular schedules.
  • Animal socializers are also very welcome most any time.

Dog Walkers:
Love of dogs and ability to control medium- to large-size dogs necessary.

Love of dogs and/or cats necessary. Must be able to have pets in home..

Contact PHA at 518-1091

Adoptable Pets

Tobias is a flame-point Siamese mix cat.

Lucky is an orange tabby with blue eyes.





Max is a gray and white long-haired cat with golden eyes.

Updated: March 31,2015

The Petersburg Humane Association exists to eliminate cruelty and suffering to animals by promoting compassion and kindness toward domestic and companion animals. Contact us via mail at PO Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833, by cell phone at 907-518-1091 and leave your phone number, or by e-mail at
The Petersburg Humane Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID# 92-0166958. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.