Hours, Location and Contacts

NOTICE: We've resumed adoptions but are still dealing with plumbing issues. For updated information about impacts to our services, please see this post.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle.

If you have an emergency situation involving both humans and animals, please call 911.

Request Service or Get Information

Seattle Animal Control serves residents within the city limits of Seattle. Click here for a limited listing of agencies serving surrounding areas.

Requests for general information, as well as complaints such as animal noise, deceased animals, and dogs off-leash in Seattle parks, may be submitted online using the Service Request Form. This system is available 24/7 for your convenience, and is checked by our call center pending emergency calls.

The online service request system should not be used for emergency or time-sensitive complaints, including animal bites, abuse, animal welfare concerns, and injured or sick animals. For questions or complaints of this nature, please call our office directly at 206-386-7387 during business hours.

Address 2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone 206-386-PETS (206-386-7387)
Fax 206-386-4285
Metro Bus Routes RapidRide D
Route 32
Adoptions/Lost & Found

Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-6 p.m.; Closed Mondays
Email: seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov
Direct: 206-386-4294
Click here to view our available animals. Listings are updated live!

Licensing Office Tuesday-Sunday
Phone hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Walk-in hours: Noon-6 p.m.
Email: petlicensing@seattle.gov
Direct: 206-386-4262
Click here to renew or purchase your license online.
Animal Control

7 days a week, 9:10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Email: seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov
206-386-7387
Click here to submit a non-emergency complaint online.

Spay and Neuter Clinic

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Email: spayneuterclinic@seattle.gov
206-386-4260

More animal shelter contacts

Available animals are now updated in real-time! Click here to be redirected to our adoptions page. If you are interested in adopting an animal that is in foster care, please follow the instructions on the animal's adoption listing.

Stray animals brought to the shelter are uploaded to our website in real-time; click here to see Found Pets at the Shelter. Please note that this is not a replacement for physically visiting the shelter to fill out a lost report and search for your pet at least every two days. If you have questions regarding redemption fees for found animals, call 206-386-4294 during shelter hours to speak with an animal care officer.


Tracy Bahrakis, Manager of Animal Care
Tracy.Bahrakis@seattle.gov
206-386-4289

If you have an emergency situation involving both humans and animals, please call 911.

Seattle Animal Control serves residents within the city limits of Seattle. Click here for a limited listing of agencies serving surrounding areas.

Many complaints, such as animal noise, deceased animals and dogs off leash in Seattle parks, may be submitted online using the Service Request Form. This system is available 24/7 for your convenience and is checked by our call center pending emergency calls.

The online service request system should not be used for emergency or time-sensitive complaints, including animal bites, abuse, animal welfare concerns and injured or sick animals. For questions or complaints of this nature, please call our office directly at 206-386-7387 during business hours.


Kara Main-Hester, Acting Deputy Director
kara.main-hester@seattle.gov
206-684-8746

To schedule an appointment, call 206-386-4260.

For general questions, email spayneuterclinic@seattle.gov

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! All of our volunteer resources are now online; click here to be redirected to our volunteer page to learn more about our program, view open opportunities and complete a volunteer application.

For general questions about volunteering, email seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.


Ania Beszterda-Alyson
Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement
ania.beszterda-alyson@seattle.gov
206-386-4293

For information on in-kind donations, online monetary donations, corporate sponsorship, planned giving and more, click here to be redirected to our donation page. For general questions about donations, email seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.


Ania Beszterda-Alyson
Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement
ania.beszterda-alyson@seattle.gov
206-386-4293

If you have administration or general questions, email seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.

If you have questions regarding pet licensing, email petlicensing@seattle.gov. Click here to purchase or renew your pet license online.

For public disclosure requests, visit the City of Seattle Public Records Request Center.


Kara Main-Hester, Acting Deputy Director
kara.main-hester@seattle.gov
206-684-8746

Ann Graves, Acting Director
ann.graves@seattle.gov
206-386-4286