Planned Giving

Making a planned gift to the Seattle Animal Shelter is an excellent way to ensure that your love and compassion for animals continues to benefit orphaned pets for many years to come. With your gift, the Seattle Animal Shelter is able to care for stray, abused and unwanted animals, along with ensuring that our officers can continue focusing on educating pet owners.

Making a Gift

By planning to provide for the shelter in your asset planning, you are making a commitment to the animals. Here are several ways that you can make your planned gift:


You can name the Seattle Animal Shelter and/or one of its funds as a beneficiary in your will. This ensures that your desire to support the animals is clear. You can donate a set amount or asset, a percentage of the total value of the estate or a residual bequest.


Some assets, life insurance policies or certificates of deposit allow you to name a beneficiary. If these are no longer required to care for dependents, consider naming Seattle Animal Shelter or one of its funds as the beneficiary.

The staff, volunteers and animals of the Seattle Animal Shelter express their deepest gratitude to donors that honor the shelter with a planned gift. For more information on planned giving, please email us at

The Seattle Animal Shelter/City of Seattle tax identification number is 91-6001275.

When planning a gift, please contact your tax attorney to help guide you in the legal and tax implications of your decision.