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Furry 5K supports medical needs at the Seattle Animal Shelter

Now a regular fixture in Seattle Animal Shelter’s designated clinic room, Dr. Nick Urbanek doesn’t get much downtime. As the new director of shelter medicine, Urbanek provides veterinary evaluation and treatment for the many animals – dogs, cats and critters – that come under the shelter’s care. “There are a… [ Keep reading ]

It’s a guinea pig invasion!

It was guinea pigs galore on Tuesday, when nearly 100 guinea piggies arrived at Seattle Animal Shelter. It started about three years ago with one pair of guinea pigs – a male and female. In time, it became an unimaginable 250 guinea pigs, all in one couple’s  Eastern Oregon home…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Animal Shelter conducting emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches

Spring is blossoming and hatching in Seattle, and now is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. Because of this, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city. Dogs are not… [ Keep reading ]

Have you wondered about people and pets living unsheltered?

We sometimes get calls about animals living with people who are homeless. Have you ever wondered how we respond to those calls? Check out this great post on the City’s Homelessness Response blog and learn about how we respond.

Pet of the Week: Kitterman

Kitterman’s charm is evident as soon as you meet him. He is a loyal and loving companion who wants nothing more than to be a good pet, and with a loud and encouraging purr he will endear you to love him. You best make room on the couch next to… [ Keep reading ]

Pet of the Week: Frida

Frida, aka “Frito” (ID 33465143), is a playful Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix. Although one of her legs was recently amputated, it hasn’t slowed her down! She loves to play fetch and can run — FAST. She would love to live with a compatible, playful dog, although one who won’t be too… [ Keep reading ]

Pet of the Week: Turbo

If you’ve been looking for an energetic and intelligent rabbit that will keep you on your toes, look no further. “Turbo Girl,” also known as “Turbo” (ID 33672691), is a large, female purebred American Rabbit. She likes to test her boundaries and loves exploring. She’s strong, inquisitive, willful and determined —… [ Keep reading ]

Pet of the Week: Zoe

Meet Zoe (ID 31366445) — she enjoys being around people and would love to stay near your computer, on your lap and by your head while you’re sleeping. Give her time to thrive in your household, and Zoe’s sweet personality will shine through like the sunshine she loves to bask… [ Keep reading ]

New date/time for the licensing and rabies vaccination clinic

The Seattle Animal Shelter “Protect Your Pet” licensing and vaccination clinic is on a new schedule. Beginning this month, the clinic will be open every third Saturday, from 10-11:30 a.m. These monthly clinic events are hosted in partnership with Good Neighbor Vet, which provides the vaccinations in its mobile unit. … [ Keep reading ]

Pet of the Week: Snoop

Attention Labrador lovers, the ultimate Chocolate Labrador Retriever is waiting for you! Snoop (ID 34453069), is a tail-wagging sweetheart. He needs a high-energy home where he will get lots of exercise. You’ll never be without his love – he always wants to be with his family and in the middle… [ Keep reading ]