7 Ways to Transition New Pets into the Home

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:10 -- shsshs

The holiday season is a time of year where shelters everywhere experience many “gift adoptions.” While the thought of surprising your loved ones with a long anticipated furry friend might be heartwarming, many of these gift adoptions don’t work out. Why? Because many gift adoptions are impulsive. They can also be forced – where potential adopters feel pressured to pick any cute animal just to put him or her under the tree.

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Leading Teens One Paw at a Time

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 13:11 -- shsshs

“If we are to reach [the] world… we shall have to begin with children.” — Mahatma Gandhi

At Seattle Humane, we recognize the importance of fostering and nurturing our community's youth with lifelong skills. Leadership, advocacy, and compassion are just some of the skills we are looking to support in our youth. That's why we are excited to unveil our new program geared to young teens 12-17 years old, Teens for Animals!

Top 5 Reasons Why Senior Pets are Awesome

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:03 -- shsshs

Here at Seattle Humane, it's no secret that our senior pets are hidden gems. Often overlooked by potential adopters, senior furry babies are given the short stick because of misconceptions. But have no fear! We are here to shatter those misconceptions, and spread the word on why senior pets are simply awesome.

 

Happy HOWLidays!

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 13:09 -- shsshs

Happy HOWLidays from Seattle Humane! This time of the year can get super busy for everyone, so we wanted to make sure you had a one-stop spot for every animal lover in your family -- including your furry friend.

2016 Seattle Humane Calendar

Get a year of cute with pet photography donated by Anna Hoychuck Photography. Buy yours online or at the shelter. 

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10 Reasons Why Senior Pets Make the Best Companions

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:40 -- shsshs

Often times senior pets get overlooked when people want to adopt. Everyone thinks the cute little puppy or kitten will be the best addition to the family, but what about the senior pets? Older pets are just as great, if not better for making a wonderful family addition. They make the best companions and truly understand the meaning of getting a second chance at life. In just a short amount of time they will be loyal and loving members of your family. Not convinced? Here are ten more reasons to adopt a senior dog and a senior cat.

 

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Happy Families Friday!

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 14:37 -- shsshs

As some of you may know, Families Friday started out on our Facebook page where everyone got to share all of their happy adoption stories. We've received an overwhelming amount of great stories and wanted to be able to compile them all in one area for everyone to enjoy -- so here you go! Read and enjoy all of our Families Friday stories weekly on our blog!

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Frida blossomed into a social butterfly. She now loves going to the park and snuggling. She has filled my heart with happiness since adopting her years ago!

Rachel