Last year the Humane Society of Central Washington won two sets of Warm Bellies Chill Pads in our Voters' Choice Poll. Since then, the mats have helped provide warmer bellies to dozens (if not hundreds) of adoptable pets at the shelter! For any pets needing a little extra "snuggle," the Animal Care Technicians provide these warm, comfy dog mats! The animals cozy right in and enjoy snoozing or chewing on some toys. Knowing that adopters are attracted to calm, happy pets - the Chill Pads from P.L.A.Y.'s Warm Bellies Iniative have helped make the pets comfortable and stress-free while awaiting their forever homes. Here's just one of them, meet Jaq.


Jaq is a shy but very sweet one year old Pomeranian currently available for adoption. Found wandering in a rural area, a good samaritan brought him to the Humane Society of Central Washington knowing that they would help him find a home. Unfamiliar to his new surroundings, Jaq is a bit timid and unsure but perks up his ears and tail once he gets to know you.

Volunteers who’ve worked with Jaq say that he really just wants some quiet time right now. While very alert of his surroundings, Jaq just loves to snuggles into his Chill Pad. He will do best in a quiet home with a family that can give him lots of positive attention. To learn more about Jaq, including how to adopt him, visit his info page.

The Humane Society of Central Washington is an open-door animal care shelter, the only shelter serving Yakima County, the second largest county in Washington State (approx. 4,312 square miles). The HSCW takes in approximately 7,000 stray/unwanted companion animals (cats & dogs) each year. On average, HSCW houses approximately 140 cats/dogs per day, with approximately half of that number being adoptable on any given day. To learn more, visit their website and Facebook page. To learn more about our Warm Bellies Initiative, including how to nominate a shelter for an upcoming Voters' Choice Poll, visit