Pet Rehoming

Home To Home

Seattle Humane recognizes that all shelter environments cause stress in animals, and the best outcome for a pet looking for a new home is one that avoids this step completely. As families across the nation are  experiencing financial strain, it is immensely important to Seattle Humane that resources be made available to keep pets in their homes. If that is not enough, then swift action is necessary to ensure these pets spend very little time in a shelter environment, if at all.

That is why Seattle Humane offers a Home To Home program, which is a direct-to-adopter tool for people looking to rehome their animals. In just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter. It’s free to use for both guardians and adopters, and gives animals needing a new home the best of both worlds: their current guardian can find the best fit, and their adopter can learn all about their personality and preferences first-hand.

To learn more, visit our Home To Home website at

Rehoming your pet is a difficult decision, but sometimes situations arise that make it seem like the only choice. Because you love your pet and the bond between a person and a pet is strong, our first solution is to try to find a way to keep your family together. We’ll work with you to find a way to keep your pets and can offer help with common issues like behavior problems or moving.

We understand, however, that situations arise that make it impossible for you to keep your pet. In that case, we’ll do our best to help you rehome your pet.

For more information about training or other solutions for keeping your pet, please call us at (425) 649-7566. We will be happy to assist you or refer you to others who can help.

Surrendering your pet for rehoming

An appointment is required to surrender your animal. Seattle Humane requires intake appointments so our staff and volunteers can collect medical history and behavior traits about each incoming pet.

To fill out a surrender application online, click one of the links below:

Dog Surrender (Please complete a form for each pet.)

Cat Surrender (Please complete a form for each pet.)

Critter Surrender (Please complete a form for each pet.)

Questions about the surrender process? Need additional help? Contact us at (425) 649-7566 or [email protected].

Continuing Care Donation

We request a continuing care donation when an animal is admitted to us. The average cost of care for an animal that is brought to Seattle Humane is $560, and while you are not required to make a donation, all donations are greatly appreciated and help to offset a portion of the cost of caring for the thousands of animals we receive each year.


Alternatives to Rehoming