Adopt a pet for free this weekend at Seattle Animal Shelter

Shelter overflowing with dogs, cats and critters

The Seattle Animal Shelter is bulging at the seams due to a sudden influx of stray, surrendered and case-related animals, which require additional care and attention from shelter staff and volunteers. To help the shelter make space for these incoming pets, adoption fees are waived this weekend on all adoptable pets, including cats, dogs and critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. This offer is made possible through a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

With this special offer, from July 21-23, adopters pay only the cost of a pet license, if applicable. Regular adoption fees are available online at http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/adopt/adoption-fees. Seattle residents adopting an animal will be required to purchase a pet license, which ranges from $24-$70.

The discount applies to cats, dogs and critters in the shelter and in foster care. For animals in foster care, any application received during the weekend will receive the discounted price, even if the actual adoption happens later. The adoption package includes:

  • Initial vaccinations
  • Spay or neuter (for dogs, cats and rabbits)
  • Microchip with registration
  • Feline leukemia/feline immunodeficiency testing (cats only)
  • Certificate for a free health exam at local veterinarians
  • $20 coupon for Mud Bay
  • 30-day pet insurance policy from PetHealth

“The animals that we are receiving have a variety of medical and care needs that require our attention,” said Ann Graves, Seattle Animal Shelter acting director. “This timely grant from the foundation allows us to find loving families for our adoptable animals so that our staff can focus their efforts on rehabilitating the pets that we are receiving from investigations and as strays.”

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday for adoptions. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

Pet of the Week: Zoe

Zoe will be a loyal companion in her forever home.

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 in. Zoe has some quirks that will keep your household entertained, like using pet steps to jump more easily and going crazy over her catnip toys. She gets along well with other cats and would benefit from a calm and loving home. If you let her, Zoe will be the most loyal companion in your household.

While Zoe awaits her forever home, she’s in the loving care of one of our amazing foster parents. If you’re interested in Zoe, call the Foster Care Hotline at 206-684-0685 to arrange a meeting. For more information about the adoption process, visit http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/adopt/adoption-process.

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, for adoptions and licensing. For more information, visit our website at www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

Pet of the Week: Cali

Meet Cali – serious about belly scratches!

Cali (ID 29025971) is sweet, snuggly and serious about belly scratches. She loves laying around the house and playing with toys while rolling back and forth. She’s a bit older — but she doesn’t know that! She has the enthusiasm and sweetness of a younger girl. Although she had problems with allergies, they are now under control thanks to some special food and a teeny tiny pill every three days (which she eats right up!).

Once you meet Cali you’re sure to love her and won’t mind her small extra needs. If you want a cuddle buddy with limitless love to give, get in touch with us and make Cali part of your home. Check out her profile to learn more about how to meet her, or visit our website to see other adoptable animals or learn about the adoption process.

Pet of the Week: Indie

Meet Indie – full of affection!

Be greeted with a full-body wiggle every morning and every time you arrive home — Indie (ID 33403516) will be so happy to see you! She is a sweet girl who absolutely loves people and is the biggest snuggle-bug out there. At about 40 pounds and an estimated 1 1/2 to 2 years old, she has all the enthusiasm you’d expect from a young dog. About Indie:

  • Loves to play fetch with her ball — would enjoy being part of an active home that jogs, runs or hikes on a regular basis.
  • House-trained and has good house manners when left alone.
  • Would be best in a cat-free home.
  • Knows a few basic commands, should be an obedience superstar.

Indie is currently in a foster home and not at the shelter. Check out her profile to learn more about how to meet her, or visit our website to see other adoptable animals or learn about the adoption process.

Pet of the Week: Terry (not a llama)

Meet Terry — not a llama!

If you’ve read Terry’s profile (ID 34130788) on our website, you may be scratching your head. Why on earth are we calling him a barnyard animal and llama?!? Well, the database that we use to showcase adoptable animals unfortunately doesn’t offer a “spider” option. But don’t worry, Terry CAN fit into your home as he is, in fact, an adult Chilean rose tarantula.

Terry is stunningly gorgeous! He is quite calm and can be handled easily. He’s the perfect match for a tarantula-lover who is committed to providing him with a great home. He will need a five- to 10-gallon tank with a heat source, a place to hide and a shallow water dish.

If you’re interested in meeting Terry, come by the Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., Seattle. We are open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, for adoptions and licensing. Check out our website to learn more about the adoption process.