DOORS AND HEARTS OPEN FOR ADOPTIONS

People lined up for their chance to adopt the perfect pet at the Seattle Animal Shelter's open house on June 25. More than 20 animals...

Animal Shelter celebrates 50th anniversary

ANIMAL SHELTER CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Fifty years ago the City of Seattle began operating its own animal shelter. Animal welfare was a hot topic at that time and Seattle...

 
 
 
Help your pet beat the heat

HELP YOUR PET BEAT THE HEAT

Dog sitting in front of an electric fan. The first heat wave of 2022 is expected to hit the Seattle area this weekend as temperatures...

Dog walkers needed; apply today!

DOG WALKERS NEEDED; APPLY TODAY!

Happy volunteer dog walker Summer has finally arrived and it's time to get outside to enjoy it. Our dogs waiting for adoption at the...

 
 
 
Adoption Fees Reduced by 50% for Seattle Animal Shelter's 50th Anniversary

ADOPTION FEES REDUCED BY 50% FOR SEATTLE ANIMAL SHELTER'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Help match 50 pets with adopters and receive 50% off adoption fees to celebrate the Seattle Animal Shelter's 50 th anniversary. The...

RUNNERS, WALKERS, AND ROLLERS ENJOY FURRY 5K

Highlights of the 2022 Furry 5K Pups and their people showed up on June 12 for the annual Furry 5K, a key fundraiser hosted by the...

 
 
 
50th anniversary open house set for June 25

50TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE SET FOR JUNE 25

Everyone is invited to tour the shelter, meet adoptable pets, and get 50% off adoption fees ! Fifty years ago the City of Seattle began...

OUTDOOR CATS SHOULD STAY CLOSE TO HOME

Most lost cats are found very close to home. They have a higher likelihood of being reunited with their family if they have a safe...

 
 
 
Officer responds to free stuck muskrat

OFFICER RESPONDS TO FREE STUCK MUSKRAT

Muskrat in kennel Animal Control Officer Kevin Mack found himself “unsticking” a stuck muskrat recently. A caring neighbor called about...

STEP UP TO ADOPT OR FOSTER

Today, on National Rescue Dog Day, we highlight some of the precious pups who could be your new best friend. Currently the Shelter...

 
 
 

AN UPDATE ON THE EASTLAKE DOG ATTACK

Media questions can be directed to Melissa Mixon at melissa.mixon seattle.gov On Friday, May 5, 2022 the Seattle Animal Shelter responded...

Misdirected mallards freed from storm drain by resourceful officer

MISDIRECTED MALLARDS FREED FROM STORM DRAIN BY RESOURCEFUL OFFICER

Seattle Animal Control Officer Caryn Cantu has read the book “Make Way for Ducklings,” but on a recent workday she lived a version...

 
 
 
Animal protector is new Seattle “batwoman”

ANIMAL PROTECTOR IS NEW SEATTLE “BATWOMAN”

Brown bat hangs out after being rescued. The Seattle Animal Shelter recently received a call from a good Samaritan who was at Matthews...

PUPS IN PARKS: KNOW THE RULES

 
 
 
Canine companions featured in local history

CANINE COMPANIONS FEATURED IN LOCAL HISTORY

From the four-legged helpers of the Coast Salish people to 1960's media icon Lassie, dogs have played significant roles in our history....

Team goes above, beyond, and below ground to rescue wayward feline

TEAM GOES ABOVE, BEYOND, AND BELOW GROUND TO RESCUE WAYWARD FELINE

Rafa the cat had been missing since the previous night, but his owners could hear him crying from inside a storm drainage pipe in a...

 
 
 
Barn owl rescued from tree-top entanglement

BARN OWL RESCUED FROM TREE-TOP ENTANGLEMENT

Animal Control Officer Mary Ellen Wood responded to Gasworks Park on April 18 to assist a barn owl that was tangled in kite string...

Resolve to give for the animals

RESOLVE TO GIVE FOR THE ANIMALS

Fosters needed for dogs, cats, and critters. New Year gifts of money and time The spirit of the late comedian Betty White lives on...

 
 
 
Groundhog predicts an early spring?

GROUNDHOG PREDICTS AN EARLY SPRING?

The annual celebration of solitary rodent weather forecasting happens as Groundhog Day approaches. Tradition says that if the groundhog...

Answer your cat's questions

ANSWER YOUR CAT'S QUESTIONS

Cats have questions and they want answers. In honor of Answer Your Cat's Questions Day on January 22 we've collected some of the most...

 
 
 



Senior Dog Becomes Proud Dad Of 15 Orphaned Ducklings

Senior Dog Becomes Proud Dad Of 15 Orphaned Ducklings

A 15-year-old Labrador Retriever named Fred has had a nurturing nature his whole life, even toward animals that some dogs might see as prey. He has a soft spot for ducklings... Read more ...

Veterinarians Share Tips for Selecting a New Pet

Are you ready to take the plunge with a new furry, feathered, or fishy friend? If the time seems right, take steps to ensure you have the time, energy, space, and money for a... Read more ...

Why Some Dogs Fear Fireworks and What To Do

Why Some Dogs Fear Fireworks and What To Do

Professor Emeritus Nicholas Dodman spoke with Discover Magazine about fireworks fears in dogs and why some are more scared than others Read more ...

Scientists concerned about bird flu

Scientists concerned about bird flu

Jon Runstadler spoke with The World yesterday about avian influenza Read more ...

New Mama Carries Recently Birthed Puppy Into Street To Signal For Help

New Mama Carries Recently Birthed Puppy Into Street To Signal For Help

It's no secret that most mothers would do just about anything to protect their children. Even moms who are quiet and calm in every other situation wouldn't hesitate to let out... Read more ...

Update: Abandoned & Abused, Dwayne Johnson The Puppy Gets Help From “The...

Update: Abandoned & Abused, Dwayne Johnson The Puppy Gets Help From “The Rock” To Save His Life

So, unless you've been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you're probably well-aware of who Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is. Not only is he a mega celebrity, wrestler... Read more ...

Suspect Not Jailed After Kicking Man's Beloved Dog To Death

Suspect Not Jailed After Kicking Man's Beloved Dog To Death

Alice the Jack Russell terrier had been Seattle resident John Hickey's companion for nearly 14 years. But after Saturday, Hickey has no one left. Hickey told Q13 News that a... Read more ...

Solid Air: Invisible Killer Saving Billions of Birds From Windows-A Book Review

Solid Air: Invisible Killer Saving Billions of Birds From Windows-A Book Review

In 2007 I was working in a university building that was just begging for bird feeders. It was a one-story square building, four sides enclosing a courtyard-two sides holding... Read more ...

The Poem Jimmy Stewart Read About His Dog Beau Made Johnny Carson Tear Up

The Poem Jimmy Stewart Read About His Dog Beau Made Johnny Carson Tear Up

For nearly as long as dogs have had relationships with human beings, they've appeared in our art. Obviously, dogs really inspire us, and they've always been very important to... Read more ...

Groomer Charged After 14-Year-Old Yorkie Suffers Fatal Injuries

Groomer Charged After 14-Year-Old Yorkie Suffers Fatal Injuries

For many dog breeds, regular grooming is a necessity. Trips to the groomers are just a part of the routine. No parent expects to drop their dog off at the groomer's one day and... Read more ...