Seattle Animal Shelter finding pets a new “Home for the Holidays”

As we head into the holiday season, the Seattle Animal Shelter is hoping you will help give homeless animals a “Home for the Holidays.” During this winter promotion, which runs Nov. 29-Dec. 14, you can adopt a pet for only $15, plus applicable two-year license fees.

Dogs, cats and critters at the shelter are waiting to find homes, and shelter staff are hoping this promotion will encourage potential pet owners to adopt. Both in-shelter and foster animals at least 6 months old qualify for the special pricing, although some high-interest animals are excluded.

“At the shelter and in our foster care program we have incredible animals in need of a forever home,” said Don Jordan, Seattle Animal Shelter director. “If you have room in your home and your heart, you can give an animal the greatest gift this season and save a life.”

With regular adoption prices of up to $145 (plus applicable license fees), this promotion offers up to $130 in savings. The adoption fee includes:

  • Certificate for free health exam at local veterinarians
  • Initial vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchip
  • Deworming
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus testing (cats only)
  • Sample pouch of food

For Seattle residents, a two-year pet license must be purchased with each adoption. The license fee is $27 for cats and $37 for dogs. Critter adoptions do not require licensing.

The adoption discount is made possible with funding from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. The shelter will be closed this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. For more information, call 206-386-7387 (PETS), or view animals available for adoption online at