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Animals and Pets


DogThe Seattle Animal Shelter offers resources to help you decide what type of pet would be best for you and lets you search for pets online.

Pet Licenses

Licensing your pet is the law. Seattle Municipal Code Section 9.25.050 requires that all cats, dogs, miniature goats, and potbelly pigs be licensed.

Spay and Neuter Clinic

The Seattle Animal Shelter offers a spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs.


We have more than 125,000 dogs and 60,000 outdoor cats in Seattle. Pet waste is one of the leading causes of bacterial contamination in our streams.

File a Complaint
with Seattle Animal Shelter

Report leash law violations, noise Violation (barking, howling), deceased animals and scoop law violations.


kittenSeattle Animal Shelter welcomes shelter and foster care volunteers.


Your Donations Save Lives! Making a donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter is one of the simplest things you can do to save a life and prevent pet homelessness.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the WeekPet of the Week is a segment on Seattle Channel's CityStream. Each week we'll bring an awesome pet that is looking for a new home.

Pets Cams

CatWatch webcam videos of featured Seattle Animal Shelter dogs, cats, bunnies and critters.

Upcoming Pet Events

Animals and Pets Events

Animals and Pets Blog Posts

Animals and Pets News Releases