Critter adoption event on Saturday – 50% off all fees*

Lina is a Himalayan/American rabbit, just one of many critters available for adoption at SAS.

At the Seattle Animal Shelter, we care for more than just dogs and cats. We have an entire volunteer team devoted to the care of critters – birds, reptiles, mice, rabbits, and more! If you’ve been thinking about adding a new pet to your family but perhaps want something smaller than a dog or cat, a critter may be the pet for you.

Come on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter from noon to 6 p.m., this Saturday, July 16 for a special critter adoption event with giveaways, a photo booth and more! Even better, receive 50 percent off all fees when you adopt a critter* during the month of July! Perhaps the perfect pet for your household will be “Argon” the mouse or “Chili” the chinchilla. “Spice” the guinea pig would love to spice up your home and “Penny” the rabbit would love to hop right in. All bad puns aside, critters make wonderful pets – we’d love to help make a perfect match and find the right critter for you.

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-PETS (7387), or view animals available for adoption online at

*some exclusions apply

“Mouse” Valuable Players say “Go Huskies!”

When do mice cheer on huskies? When the University of Washington Women’s Basketball Team goes to the NCAA Final Four, they do!

When the Huskies women represented UW in the NCAA Final Four last month, our fabulous Critter Team volunteers huddled up and realized that our elite team of lady mice wanted in on the action. Here they are dedicating a practice to the Dawgs:

(From left to right: Titanium, Tin and Iodine)

These ladies are not only full of skills and spirit, but also show off their smarts off the court as the “Periodic Table of Elemice.” (See the Small Mammals section on our adoptable animals webpage and you’ll see what we mean.)

Meet our team captains:

  • Titanium: 2.5 inches  tall, enjoys eating lots of greens
  • Tin (aka Tina): 2.7 inches tall, always looking out for her teammates
  • Iodine: 2.3 inches tall, loves working out on the wheel

Dedicated team members, these ladies and the rest of their squad would love to be adopted in pairs. Could you be the new coach they’ve been waiting for?

Learn about all our adoptable athletes by clicking Adopt at