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Best place to adopt kittens and puppies in Seattle

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Be the forever home so many shelter pets need: Adopt from any of these great, local rescue organizations and give these babies a second chance.

Seattle Animal Shelter

2061 15th Ave.
West Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 386-PETS (7387)

Price: $130 male cats/$135 female cats/$165 to $200 male dogs/$175 to $200 female dogs
Hours: Wed to Sun – 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Adoption fees here include a variety of services such as spay/neutering, vaccinations and a microchip. If the animal you adopt has already received one of the services, the price of that service will be deducted from your adoption fee. The Seattle Animal Shelter offers a discounted rate on cats two to six years old. Cats six and older are free. All Seattle residents must purchase a pet license when adopting. Rabbits, birds and other critters are also available for adoption.

Homeward Pets

13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 488-4444

Price: $115 kittens/$100 adult cats/$250 puppies and dogs less than 25 lbs./$175 adult dogs
Hours: Wed to Sun noon to 6 p.m.

The adoption fees include a variety of services such as spay/neutering, vaccinations and a microchip. Cat adoptions come with a cardboard carrier and the book “Think Like A Cat.” Dog adoptions also include a collar, leash and obedience training classes. Homeward Pets offers a discount on adopting more than one animal, older animals and those with special needs.

Motley Zoo

23316 N.E. Redmond Fall City Rd.
PMB #522
Redmond, WA 98053
(206) 453-8480

Price: $75 to $150 cats/$375 to $450 dogs
Hours: All pet meetings and/or adoptions are done by appointment only

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is a nonprofit animal rescue organization run entirely by volunteers. The animals are all kept in foster homes while they wait for their forever homes. Adoption fees cover a variety of services including spay/neutering, vaccinations, 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance and a microchip.

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Seattle Humane Society

13212 S.E. Eastgate Way
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 649-7563

Price: $125 cats less than six months old/$80 seven months to one year/$25 more than one year/$250 dogs six months and younger/$199 seven or more months old
Hours: Sun to Wed – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs to Sun – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Adoption fees here cover a variety of services including spay/neutering, vaccinations, a micro chip, reference material on pet care, a collar and a complimentary health exam with a King County veterinarian. All dog adoptions include an six-week obedience training course at SHS (a $140 value for puppies and $95 for adult dogs). Seattle Humane Society charges more for some small purebred dogs and offers a discount on adopting more than one animal, older animals and those with special needs. It also has other types of small animals for adoption.

Northwest Organization for Animal Help

31300 Brandstrom Rd.
Stanwood, WA 98292
(360) 629-7055

Price: $100 kittens/cats free seven months old and older/$250 six months and younger/$100 seven months and older
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat and Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

N.O.A.H. is a non-profit animal rescue organization that takes “death row” animals from other facilities into its no-kill adoption facility. Save with its adoption specials (7 months old and older): Dogs half off Monday through Thursday, and cats adopt one, get one free.

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Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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