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 Dog Gone Seattle, where Astro the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in permanent homes.
Need some help in your search? Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We’ve rounded up this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. If you’re a cat person, meet Mom, a Domestic Short Hair mix up for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, there are several great dogs available, too.
Click on any listing to learn more about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]