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Limited services at Seattle Animal Shelter

Update on Aug. 16, 2017 — Adoptions have resumed but we can’t take surrenders. Please see this post for the latest information.

Yikes, we’re experiencing plumbing issues today, and unfortunately this means we’ve had to close off some parts of our facility to the public. Don’t worry – the animals are okay! But what does this mean for you?

  • No adoptions today. We’re sorry to report that adoptions are temporarily suspended. If there’s an animal you were interested in meeting, please feel free to learn more about the adoption process by visiting our website.
  • Pet licensing is still available. Our lobby is still open, so if you’re a Seattle resident and need to license your dog or cat, come on in. Alternatively, you can license your pet online.
  • Look for your lost pet. Is your pet lost? Although our kennels and animal rooms are closed to the public today, we know the urgency you feel when you’re looking for a lost pet. If you need to visit the shelter to determine if we have your lost pet, a staff member can still assist you.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We’ll update this post as we have more information, so please check back for updates!

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit us online at