Spread the word
Passionate about Seattle Humane’s life-saving services, care for homeless and abandoned pets, and ensuring that all pets have a loving home? You can help by:
- Featuring our pets on your website - choose our Shelter ID (WA06).
- Print out the profiles of our dogs and cats and post them at work, at school, at your place of worship, and your favorite local businesses.
Help pet owners with AIDS, cancer
Work with clients: Help low-income pet owners with cancer and disabled by HIV/AIDS keep their pets. Pet Project volunteers work one-on-one with clients, delivering pet food and cat litter and may occasionally transport clients and/or their animals to our campus for services. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Volunteer veterinarians and vet techs: Assist with special veterinary clinics every other month for clients in the Pet Project program or provide discounted services for veterinary needs beyond what the program clinic can provide.
Pet Food Bank
Help low-income senior citizens keep their animal companions by packing or delivering pet food. Volunteers distribute over five tons of donated pet food to more than 1,200 animals each month! Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Visiting Pet Friends
If your pet has the personality and disposition to visit residents of nursing homes, retirement homes and adult day care centers, spend a few hours a month making someone's day brighter. Share your pet's love and bring some joy to those who cannot have pets live with them. Dogs will need to be certified as Delta Society Pet Partners or pass a Canine Good Citizen assessment. We ask for at least a monthly commitment.
Volunteers play a vital role in our community outreach efforts. Meet the people in your community and tell them about our programs and services. Volunteers staff information booths and speak with the public at community events, street fairs and festivals. Volunteers are contacted as needed.
Workplace Giving Events
Workplace Giving Volunteers work with the Development Department and attend workplace giving kick-off events. Volunteers talk with community members in their workplaces about making donations to Seattle Humane. Occasionally we are also asked to participate in events in which the volunteer gives a short presentation. Most events are held week days. Volunteers are contacted as needed.
Pet Food Drives
Throughout the year, we rely on groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of the animals served through our Pet Food Bank. If you are interested in organizing a pet food drive in your community, school, church, or business, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator at (425) 649-7566. Seattle Humane also organizes Holiday Pet Food Drives with local grocery stores. Shoppers may purchase pet food to donate to the Pet Food Bank and deposit it into barrels available in designated stores.
Monitor a pet food barrel year-round at a retail outlet or business, deliver the food to the shelter when it gets full, and help provide pet food for clients of the Pet Project and Pet Food Bank programs. We can provide you with a sturdy pet food collection barrel for your favorite store, coffee shop, business, school or office to collect toys or pet food animals in need.