Adoption Fees and Applications

Adoption applications

If you wish to fill out a digital application using a the fillable PDF form, you will need to download and save the document before filling it out. You may also print the application and complete by hand; printed copies are available at the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Adoption fees


Adult cat
Kitten under 6 months $125
Two kittens $200
Senior or special needs cat $35


Adult dog
Puppy under 6 months $375
Senior or special needs dog $100

Other animals

Small mammals
(guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, etc.)
Domestic fowl and common birds $15
Common reptiles $15
Rabbits and ferrets $40
Chinchillas and sugar gliders $65
Farm animals, iguanas, tortoises, rare reptiles and rare birds cost varies

*If you reside in Seattle or King County, you must purchase a pet license at the time of adoption.
High-interest animals may have a higher adoption fee. Contact animal care staff for details.

The adoption fee includes:

  • Spay/neuter surgery for dogs, cats and rabbits.
  • Recommended vaccinations.
  • Microchip and registration.
  • Initial worming.
  • FIV/FeLV testing (cats only).

Gold/FLASH card discount

For senior citizens (over 60 years) and people with disabilities who have a Gold Card for Healthy Aging or FLASH card, the Seattle Animal Shelter offers:

  • 50 percent off the adoption price of a dog or cat 2 years of age or older.
  • Free adoption for any dog or cat 6 years of age or older. (Pet license fees still apply, at the reduced rate).