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

The holiday season is upon us, and the Seattle Animal Shelter is reminding you that one of the season’s greatest gifts is giving a homeless animal a forever home. Through Dec. 31, 2015, the shelter is offering a “Home for the Holidays” adoption special, in which you can add a new pet to your home for only $15, plus applicable two-year license fees.

The shelter is also hosting an open house from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Seattle Animal Shelter Director Don Jordan encouraged the community to stop by for holiday snacks and cider, learn more about the shelter and its programs, and take advantage of the December adoption special. Both in-shelter and foster animals at least 6 months old qualify for the special pricing, although some high-interest animals are excluded. Staff are hoping this promotion will encourage potential pet owners to adopt.

“Our team is specially trained to help families choose the perfect pet for their personalities and lifestyles,” Jordan said. “If you have room in your home and your heart, you can give an animal the greatest gift this season and save a life. We are looking forward to seeing these beautiful cats, dogs and critters find their loving, forever families.”

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)

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 Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. For more information, call 206-386-7387 (PETS), or view animals available for adoption online at Adoptable pets are also featured on “Pet of the Week” on the Seattle Channel at