Looking to add to your family and give back to the Seattle community at the same time? Consider adopting a pet from a local shelter or organization. Local shelters in Seattle and environs have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.
About 6.5 million companion animals are surrendered to animal pounds each year nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all shelter animals are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. On a search for your new companion? Consider beginning at a local rescue facility like