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Adopt a pet for free this weekend at Seattle Animal Shelter

Shelter overflowing with dogs, cats and critters

The Seattle Animal Shelter is bulging at the seams due to a sudden influx of stray, surrendered and case-related animals, which require additional care and attention from shelter staff and volunteers. To help the shelter make space for these incoming pets, adoption fees are waived this weekend on all adoptable pets, including cats, dogs and critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. This offer is made possible through a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

With this special offer, from July 21-23, adopters pay only the cost of a pet license, if applicable. Regular adoption fees are available online at Seattle residents adopting an animal will be required to purchase a pet license, which ranges from $24-$70.

The discount applies to cats, dogs and critters in the shelter and in foster care. For animals in foster care, any application received during the weekend will receive the discounted price, even if the actual adoption happens later. The adoption package includes:

  • Initial vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter (for dogs, cats and rabbits)
  • Microchip with registration
  • Feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency testing (cats only)
  • Certificate for a free health exam at local veterinarians
  • $20 coupon for Mud Bay
  • 30-day pet insurance policy from PetHealth

“The animals that we are receiving have a variety of medical and care needs that require our attention,” said Ann Graves, Seattle Animal Shelter acting director. “This timely grant from the foundation allows us to find loving families for our adoptable animals so that our staff can focus their efforts on rehabilitating the pets that we are receiving from investigations and as strays.”

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday for adoptions. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit