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 ]

The Last Little Piggy to Find a Home

Update: Miss Starla was adopted on Oct. 31, 2021 and is now living in a safe and loving home in West Seattle. Read more about her adopters. Miss Starla had a rough start in life as one of more than 220 animals hoarded in a West Seattle home. Rescued by… [ Keep reading ]

Fall in Love: Adopt a Dog this Autumn

Update: Both Dee and BB have been adopted, but Puck is still looking for his people. See more about Puck below. For Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) staff and their foster parents it’s surprising that Dee, Puck, and BB haven’t found permanent homes yet. These three are favorites of the staff… [ Keep reading ]

Animal Volunteer Heroes (Volunteeroes) Needed at Seattle Animal Shelter

The Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) seeks “volunteeroes” to help with a variety of care for the more than 3,000 animals cared for at the Shelter each year. Volunteer positions as a shelter helper or dog walker require just two hours per week for six months. Animal foster care volunteers excited… [ Keep reading ]

Six Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

The Seattle area is expected to reach temperatures up to 100 degrees or more this weekend and pets are especially vulnerable in high heat. To help protect our furry friends, the Seattle Animal Shelter is providing the following tips to keep your pet safe during the heat. 1) Never leave… [ Keep reading ]

The Seattle Animal Shelter Welcomes New Director

by Melissa Mixon Animal protection and adoption professionals know that social equity plays a role in their work. For example, adoption requirements may eliminate people from marginalized groups if they require home ownership, a fenced yard, or a high fee. Esteban Rodriguez, the new Director of the Seattle Animal Shelter,… [ Keep reading ]

FACET: The Family and Animal Cruelty Enforcement Team

No one is safe in a violent home, not the people or the pets. There is a strong correlation between animal abuse, domestic violence, and use of weapons. That’s what Assistant City Attorney Victoria VanNocken noticed in her work, and her colleague, domestic violence Victim Advocate Alyssa Shaw, provided the… [ Keep reading ]

Rescued Animals Looking for Forever Homes

The Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS) is calling on the community to help find forever homes for animals who were rescued in two seizure cases. Up to 370 animals, including cats, rabbits and guinea pigs, that were rescued from two homes are now up for adoption at the shelter. “We have… [ Keep reading ]

An Adoption Story: Happily Ever After

For a guy in a tough profession, Pete Holmes has a tender spot for animals in need. The City Attorney for Seattle has adopted many animals into his own home and has provided legal help to rescue animals facing abuse and neglect. And, while he’s now a staunch adoption advocate,… [ Keep reading ]

Pets Are Not Allowed … But Why?

By Kevin Mack, SAS Animal Control Officer and naturalist. In addition to requiring that dogs and other pets be on leash and under control while in Seattle parks, the city’s municipal code identifies several areas in which pets are simply not allowed. These areas include any public beach, swimming or… [ Keep reading ]