Hours, Location and Contacts

NOTICE: Our hours are changing. Effective Nov. 15, we will be open from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, we will be open from 2-4 p.m. only for owners who are claiming lost pets. Please look for an upcoming blog post from our executive director for more information.

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)
9 a.m.-6 p.m., 7 days a week (excluding holidays)
Fax 206-386-4285
Metro Bus Routes RapidRide D
Route 32
Lost and Found

Owner pickup and stray drop offs:
Wednesday-Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Mondays and Tuesdays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Email: seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov
Direct: 206-386-4294
Click here to view found animals at the shelter.

Adoptions and Surrenders

Wednesday-Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Email: seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov
Direct: 206-386-4294
Click here to view our available animals. Listings are updated live!

Licensing Office Wednesday-Sunday, 1 p.m.-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 a.m.-6 p.m.
Email: seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov
Customer service call center: 206-386-7387
Click here to submit a non-emergency complaint online.

Spay and Neuter Clinic

Surgeries are performed Monday through Friday, by appointment only.
For appointments and general questions, please email: spayneuterclinic@seattle.gov
206-386-4260
Click here for more information.

More animal shelter contacts

Animals available for adoption 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 pickup and drop off is available 7 days a week, excluding holidays; click here to review our hours.

If you have lost an animal, you are required to visit the shelter in person to view the animals in our care and fill out a lost report. Stray animals brought to the shelter are also uploaded to our website in real-time; click here to see Found Pets at the Shelter. If you believe your animal is here at the shelter, please come in during shelter hours to speak with an animal care officer. If you are unable to come in, or have questions about fees, please call 206-386-4294 and leave a voicemail with your name, telephone number, and the best time to reach you; if you know the animal's record number (an eight digit number that starts with "A") please include this in your message as well.


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.


Don Baxter, Manger of Field Services
Don.Baxter@seattle.gov
206-386-4288

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 questions about volunteering, email seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.

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 questions about donations, email seattleanimalshelter@seattle.gov.

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, Deputy Director
kara.main-hester@seattle.gov
206-684-8746

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