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Air quality alert! Remember to protect your pets.

With the poor air quality we are experiencing in our region, it is important to take steps to protect ourselves and our families—including our pets. Just as extreme temperatures and other weather or environmental conditions impact people, our pets are impacted, too. The risk is even greater for animals with respiratory… [ Keep reading ]

Keep Calm and Prepare for the Fireworks

by Katie Johnson July Fourth should be a day of fun and celebration—not fretting over an anxious pet. Here’s how to keep your pet calm and safe during Fourth of July festivities, or any time you expect loud noises. Be prepared: Update all… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter’s 11 tips for protecting pets from the cold

By Katie Johnson During this time of year, drops in temperature mean more than cranking up the heat in your home. Follow the Seattle Animal Shelter’s tips for protecting pets from the cold: Bring pets indoors and take them out only when necessary. Even on a sunny day, dogs and… [ Keep reading ]

Dogs and salmon don’t mix

Spawning salmon are a Northwest treasure but pose a real risk to dogs Spawning salmon have returned to creeks in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the best viewing locations in Seattle is Piper’s Creek in Carkeek Park. Through the end of the year, this creek, and many others in… [ Keep reading ]

Shelter helpers are some of SAS’ behind-the-scenes heroes

Story by Erin Berge The Shelter Helper Team at the Seattle Animal Shelter washes dirty blankets, towels and water and food bowls during its weekly shifts. Although these chores are not exciting, the Shelter Helper Team is critical to SAS, according to interim volunteer supervisor Laura Mundy. “Shelter helpers bring… [ Keep reading ]

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… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter reminding pet owners to protect pets from the heat

The Seattle Animal Shelter is once again reminding pet owners to take proper precaution during the hot weather expected this week. With temperatures forecasted to reach the 90s, pet owners are encouraged to exercise good judgment and use common sense when it comes to protecting their pets from the heat…. [ Keep reading ]

Protect your pets on Independence Day

For many people, Fourth of July is one of the most celebrated days of the year, a time to enjoy backyard barbecues and fireworks lighting up the sky. While fun for people, these holiday festivities create potential hazards for pets. The Seattle Animal Shelter encourages you to make July Fourth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter’s Furry 5K supports vet care, helps save lives

The Furry 5K is so much more than just a fun run/walk. The Furry 5K supports vet care for animals at the Seattle Animal Shelter that face severe health conditions or have been subject to neglect or abuse. Take Hero, for example. Our humane law enforcement officers picked up Hero, a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter reminds pet owners of hot car dangers

SAS says protect your pets, especially on 70-degree, sunny days Spring weather has finally appeared for Seattle, which means open windows and more time outdoors. As people start to enjoy time outside with their pets, the Seattle Animal Shelter is reminding pet owners that, even on 70-degree days, it is… [ Keep reading ]