Adopt a cat or critter for free July 18-22

Shelter overflowing with cats and critters

The number of adoptable cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and reptiles coming under the Seattle Animal Shelter’s care this summer has steadily increased, so the shelter is offering a special promotion to find them forever homes. To ensure the shelter has plenty of space to help animals in need, through this weekend adoption fees are waived on all adoptable cats and critters such as rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles and birds. This offer is made possible through a grant from the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation.

With this special offer, from July 18-22, 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-$48.

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

  • Initial vaccinations.
  • Spay or neuter (for 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.

“This time of year, our adult cats and critters often get overlooked. It’s the perfect time to meet a variety of cats and critters to choose your perfect new family member,” said Ann Graves, Seattle Animal Shelter executive director. “This timely grant from the foundation allows us to find loving families for our adoptable cats and critters so that our staff can focus on the continuing needs of new animals coming to the shelter.”

The Seattle Animal Shelter, located at 2061 15th Ave. W., is open from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday for adoptions. For more information, call 206-386-PETS (7387) or visit http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

2018 Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation calendar available now


If you’re looking for a gift that gives back or need a 2018 calendar filled with adorable dogs and cats, then the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation 2018 Wall Calendar is a great option. For the first time, it’s available on Amazon.com and Prime shipping is included. Cost is $25 and proceeds go to support animal welfare, health and happiness at the Seattle Animal Shelter.

The calendar features dogs and cats who are beloved pets of Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation supporters. Every year at SASF’s Raining Cats and Dogs Auction, the bidding to win the cover or a month on the calendar is highly competitive and coveted. And SASF is happy to share the end result just in time for the holiday season before we head into 2018.

Cover and calendar pet photos were done by Emily Reiman of Best Friend Photography. Order your SASF 2018 Calendar today as limited quantities are available. Your purchase supports Seattle’s homeless animals as they await their forever homes. To learn more about the work of SASF, please visit seattleanimalshelterfoundation.org.

Santa Paws is coming (back) to town

We know your pet is part of your family, so when it comes time for this year’s holiday photos, bring them in for a photo-op with Santa!

From 1-4 p.m. on the next three Saturdays (Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16), visit Petco Interbay (2001 15th Ave. W., Seattle) and have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Paws.

This annual fundraiser benefits the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, which supports the Seattle Animal Shelter’s programs and initiatives by engaging our community, increasing awareness and raising funds. The $20 Santa Paws package includes:

  • A photo strip with three festive shots from The SnapBar for you to take home.
  • An online gallery to download your high-resolution digital photos.
  • Fun props and a festive background.

This a great way to capture an adorable holiday memory while supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter’s lifesaving work.

We want to make sure your furry family members are safe and happy. All dogs should be on leashes, and cats and other critters should be in carriers. No appointments are necessary. For more information, email marketing@seattleanimalshelterfoundation.org.

Santa Paws is coming (back) to town

We know your pet is part of your family, so when it comes time for this year’s holiday photos, bring them in for a photo-op with Santa!

From 1-4 p.m. on the next three Saturdays (Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16), visit Petco Interbay (2001 15th Ave. W., Seattle) and have your pet’s photo taken with Santa Paws.

This annual fundraiser benefits the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation, which supports the Seattle Animal Shelter’s programs and initiatives by engaging our community, increasing awareness and raising funds. The $20 Santa Paws package includes:

  • A photo strip with three festive shots from The SnapBar for you to take home.
  • An online gallery to download your high-resolution digital photos.
  • Fun props and a festive background.

This a great way to capture an adorable holiday memory while supporting the Seattle Animal Shelter’s lifesaving work.

We want to make sure your furry family members are safe and happy. All dogs should be on leashes, and cats and other critters should be in carriers. No appointments are necessary. For more information, email marketing@seattleanimalshelterfoundation.org.