Donate

Your donation to the Seattle Animal Shelter goes directly to helping our staff and volunteers perform lifesaving work. Whether you make a cash or in-kind donation, your support is meaningful and appreciated!

See below for ways you can give to the shelter.

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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. Your donation to the shelter may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. The Seattle Animal Shelter/City of Seattle tax identification number is 91-6001275.

Use the button below to make a donation online or send your contribution to:

Seattle Animal Shelter/Donations
2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119 

Other ways to donate

Remembering or honoring an individual or pet with a gift to the Seattle Animal Shelter is a meaningful way to remember someone special. Special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or holidays are another time when a donation can be a meaningful gift.

To donate a gift in honor of someone, please stop by the shelter or send a check along with a note to:

Seattle Animal Shelter/Donations
2061 15th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119-2798

If you provide us with the name and address of the honored individual, he or she will receive a thank you note.

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.

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:

Bequests

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.

Beneficiary

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 seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.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.

The shelter relies on donated items to ensure that the animals have the most comfortable, loving experience possible.

Wish list

Our online wish list is hosted by Amazon. You can also ensure that a portion of your purchase is donated to the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation by shopping with Amazon Smile. Or download our wish list (pdf). You can drop off donated items to the Seattle Animal Shelter during business hours.

Dog houses

We accept dog houses to distribute to dogs that do not have adequate shelter. While we do not promote dogs living outside, we do realize that sometimes this is the case. Since all dogs need warm, comfortable shelter, we ask for donations of Dog-loo style dog houses.

Prescription medications

The Seattle Animal Shelter can no longer accept prescription medications. If you are looking to dispose of these medications, please go to takebackyourmeds.orgto find locations and tips for disposing of these medications.

Corporate sponsorships provide an excellent opportunity for companies to reach out to animal lovers and find an audience that believes deeply in animal welfare. Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be tailored to fit the joint needs and focus of both your company and the Seattle Animal Shelter.

The Seattle Animal Shelter has been fortunate to be the recipient of corporate sponsorships for the Furry 5K, our benefit auction and for programs throughout the shelter.

If you are interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities, please email us at seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.

Do you have a product or service that could benefit the animals? Non-monetary gifts can be accepted. The shelter is especially in need of gifts of professional skills and services such as:

  • Graphic design.
  • Website design and management.
  • Marketing.
  • Advertising.
  • Fundraising.

If you are interested in in-kind giving opportunities, please email us at seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.

Shopping to help the animals

You can also support the Seattle Animal Shelter by purchasing some common pet supplies with us. We sell a variety of items, with all proceeds benefitting the animals. Here is just a sampling of the items we sell:

  • Pet identification tags.
  • Leashes.
  • Collars (including cat collars that fit Seattle pet licenses).
  • Logo T-shirts.
  • Logo water bottles.
  • Logo picnic baskets and lanterns.
  • Pet care books.

Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation

Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation logoThe Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation was formed by a group of volunteers to help the animals cared for by the shelter by providing unrestricted operating funds to advance the shelter's mission. The Foundation is focused on enhancing and expanding the programs of the shelter beyond their current boundaries.

The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose tax identification number is 27-2834182. Donations may be tax deductible; please consult your tax advisor.

Send Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation donations to:

Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation
P.O. Box 99006
Seattle, WA  98139-0006