Resolve to give for the animals

New Year gifts of money and time The spirit of the late comedian Betty White lives on through the generous contributions to the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday. The Betty White Challenge encouraged people to donate to their local animal shelters… [ Keep reading ]

Groundhog predicts six more wintery weeks, not an early spring

The annual celebration of solitary rodent weather forecasting happened on Feb. 2 as the Groundhog Day tradition continued. Unfortunately the groundhog saw its shadow meaning six more weeks of winter. If it hadn’t seen its shadow then it would have predicted an early spring. Known by many names About the… [ Keep reading ]

Answer your cat’s questions

Cats have questions and they want answers. In honor of Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day on January 22 we’ve collected some of the most common feline inquiries and provided the answers for when your kitty asks. Why do I have to eat diet pet food? Keeping you at a healthy… [ Keep reading ]

Animal Shelter Officer Rescues Owl

Owls are known as wise animals so it’s not surprising that one of them landed at Jane Addams Middle School near Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. But physical education may not be its strongest subject. Thanks to an eagle-eyed person who called the Animal Shelter for help, Animal Control Officer Kevin… [ Keep reading ]

Adopt an older pet: New Year brings fresh start for senior cat

The New Year is a time for renewal – a time of resolutions and fresh starts no matter what your age. The same is true for older pets looking for a new home. They hope to find their people and start anew in 2022. When a pet is considered to… [ Keep reading ]

Cold Weather Alert!

Eleven tips to protect your pets from the cold.

Pints for Pups to benefit Shelter

Devin Reynolds and his wife Kelly Knickerbocker have shared their holiday spirit with the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) for the past four years, hosting a donation event – Pints for Pups – generating treats, food, toys, blankets, and money for the dogs in SAS’ care. The couple invites everyone to… [ Keep reading ]

Shelter Staff Show Up Every Day for the Most Vulnerable

You’ve heard about police officers, firefighters, medical professionals, and grocery workers who served diligently and responsibly on the front lines during the pandemic. But there is another group that never missed a beat over the past 20 months: the staff of the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). While many of us… [ Keep reading ]

How Patience and Trust Changed a Scaredy Cat Into a Confident Feline

We all have that shy friend – the one who is loyal and loving but avoids groups of people, especially if she doesn’t know them. Babbs, the cat, is that friend. And, like some of our friends, Babbs just needed to trust people before she felt secure. Babbs’ foster parent,… [ Keep reading ]

They Creep! They Crawl! They Make Great Pets!

For Halloween we celebrate Creeptacular on our Facebook page and Instagram, featuring some of the cutest small pets available for adoption. Adoption fees are half price through Oct. 31, 2021 for any pet, other than dogs or cats. Read more about a few of our critters. Tasha and Bo are… [ Keep reading ]