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Appointment-based Adoption System is HERE! 

Our counters are closed, but our adoptions are not! To keep our community safe and healthy, and to ensure our furry friends can still find their forever homes, animal adoptions are now temporarily available through a new appointment-based system. This will enable us to coordinate visits so that social distancing guidelines are strictly followed. This in accordance with the latest health recommendations and the Governor's temporary Stay Home, Stay Safe guidance for essential businesses, which includes our shelter. Scroll available animals below and submit your application. Upon review, we will contact you regarding an appointment. Let's find your forever animal today!

Note about available animals

  • It's important to consider the type of pet that would best fit into your family and lifestyle. Please see our Deciding to Adopt guide first.
  • Animals are available on a "first come, first served, best fit" basis. We are not able to hold adoptable animals for any reason. For your convenience, the available animals listing below is updated live. If an animal is adopted or is no longer available, it disappears from the website almost immediately.
  • If you find an animal you are interested in, click its picture or name to see the animal's details, and look at the "Location" field. If it says "Foster Care," follow the instructions on the listing to apply. For all other locations, visit the shelter in person during business hours to apply.
  • If you are considering adopting a rabbit, Guinea pig, bearded dragon, ferret, or mouse, please review our critter care guides: http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/resources/critter-care-guides

Available Animals