125 Years

Seattle Humane has survived and thrived for 125 years, always leading with compassion as we care for pets and the people who love them.

Seattle Humane has survived and thrived for 125 years, always leading with compassion as we care for pets and the people who love them. Our work will continue to strengthen the human-animal bond as we look ahead to our next 125 years of saving lives, completing families and keeping pets in loving homes.

Imagine

Our Vision for the Future

Introducing Imagine a World - Seattle Humane's Storyline, which paints a picture of where we see ourselves in 2026 and beyond.

We are proud to introduce Imagine a World - Seattle Humane's Storyline, an aspirational document intended to paint a clear picture of where we see ourselves in 2026 and beyond. The Storyline builds upon our rich past and present, using our greatest strengths to address the community’s evolving needs.

About

Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane proudly promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need.

Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane proudly promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need. We are more than a shelter – Seattle Humane is a community resource center, providing adoption services, a pet food bank and support for pet owners, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and wellness exams, humane education for all ages and more. All made possible through the support of a generous community.

Two Ways to Adopt

Two Ways to Adopt!

Visit the shelter or submit a pre-adoption questionnaire online. Other services are available by appointment.

Visit the shelter or submit a pre-adoption questionnaire online. Other services are available by appointment. Visit our Adoption and Services pages for details or contact us for more information.

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Your donations provide lifesaving care for pets in need

Home Free!

Seattle Humane’s Home Free program was designed to help pets with the greatest needs find loving homes. These are often older pets with chronic or ongoing medical conditions, but they can also be younger pets in need of additional training to be at their very best. The Home Free program allows adopters to choose the adoption fee that works for them, so they can invest those savings into helping their new pets succeed.

Community Medicine

At Seattle Humane we believe that people and their pets deserve access to veterinary care. The goal of our Community Medicine program is to provide affordable and accessible wellness care, vaccinations and microchips to members of our community. We offer Wellness Clinic appointments to support pets and pet parents in need of these services.


Pet Owner Assistance Fund

The Pet Owner Assistance Fund to the Rescue! This special fund helps pets and the families that love them stay together. It can be used it to cover emergency veterinary bills, behavioral training, short-term boarding, pet supplies and many other services. Donate to the Pet Owner Assistance Fund today.




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Rescuing animals since 1897

90% We rely on your support, with over 90% of our operational funding coming from generous donors.
$0.80 We are mindful stewards of your donation – $0.80 of every dollar raised goes directly to the animals.
98.6% We had an average save rate of 98.6% for our fiscal year ending March 2021, one of the highest in the nation for a shelter of our size and scope.

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