Foster Parent Spotlight

This month, we are excited to feature Ellie Ish! Ellie started fostering with Seattle Humane in March 2017 and has fostered 41 animals to date! They primarily foster cats, doing everything from caring for bottle babies to geriatric seniors. We are so grateful to Ellie for their amazing skills and dedication as a foster parent. They take excellent care of their foster pets, whether they are itty-bitty bottle babies or super-senior geriatric.… Read more

A Happy and Healthy Pet is a Snip!

There are many reasons to spay or neuter your pets, beyond the obvious desire to avoid unwanted pregnancies and address the pet homelessness crisis. World Spay/Neuter Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity every year in February for veterinary professionals to raise awareness and promote these lifesaving procedures. Every shelter pet that comes through Seattle Humane… Read more

A Look Back on 2021

We had an amazing year in 2021, saving lives, completing families, and helping pets stay happy and healthy in loving homes. Here’s a look back at some of the amazing work our team performed last year as we enter 2022 ready to serve even more pets and the people who love them, celebrate our 125th… Read more

Seattle Humane Adopting New Vision with Expanded Focus

Nonprofit evolving to meet needs of pets and their people for a lifetime As Seattle Humane enters its 125th year of serving animals in our community, the shelter is sharing plans for how it will continue to support pets and the people who love them, now and for a lifetime. Finding families for adoptable pets… Read more

An Unexpected Path to Seattle Humane

In November of 2008, Pete Segall and his wife, Heather Dolin, went on a three-week trip to India. During their trip, they had the opportunity to spend a life-changing day working with animals at a shelter called Animal Aid. After returning home to Seattle, Pete and Heather were inspired to make working with animals a bigger part of their life. Lucky for us, that’s when Pete found Seattle Humane. … Read more

From Abandoned to Adored: Gabby’s New Life

Gabby, a deaf and beautiful long-haired cat, was abandoned at Seattle Humane only one month before her 10th birthday. Through Seattle Humane, she not only gained a loving home, but with the help of her foster, Kelly Wittman, a cure for her hyperthyroidism!… Read more

Volunteer Highlight: Meet Dea Barnett and Leslie Wang

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rain or shine, Dea Barnett and Leslie Wang have come to our shelter every week to help our Facilities team meet the City of Bellevue’s stringent weeding and native plant coverage requirements. It’s a daunting task, and the Facilities team could not be more grateful for their amazing gardening skills and devoted help!… Read more

PetSmart Charities invests $50,000 in Seattle Humane’s Community Medicine program

Seattle Humane’s Community Medicine program provides quality veterinary care for pets and families in need of assistance. We could not have made the sizable impact we did for so many pets and the people who love them in 2020 without the generous support of PetSmart Charities, which provided us with a $50,000 grant to expand access to affordable veterinary services.… Read more

The First Dog is not Alone

Aggressive behavior is not a dog’s fault – it’s just behavior. In other words, all behavior – including aggression – is a reaction to something, but that doesn’t mean it’s the injured person’s fault.… Read more