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Family & Pets

Best Holiday Pet Events in Puget Sound

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Don’t forget your furry family members this holiday season. Whether it’s bringing home a special pet, or having a picture with Santa, there are lots of fun activities for your four-legged friends this time of year!

Black Friday Adoption Special
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 23, 24 and 25
PAWS Washington
15305 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98087
425.787.2500
http://www.paws.org

PAWS will be waiving adoption fees for all black and mostly black adult cats and dogs! And if your Friday is so full of shopping that you can’t make it in, PAWS is extending the special all weekend long! Welcome a new friend into your family and give a pet the second chance it deserves. You can’t put a price on companionship.

Homeward Pet Adoption Center Holiday Pet Food Drive
Friday, November 23 through Friday, December 31
Homeward Pet
13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072

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Doggy Haven Resort
5303 West Interurban Blvd.
Bothell, 98012
http://www.homewardpet.org

Help feed homeless cats and dogs in our community. Simply drop off your generous dog or cat food donation at any of the supporting stores listed ONLINE or bring your food donation to the Homeward Pet Adoption Center or Doggy Haven Resort. All donations will be distributed to those in need through several area food banks. Feel free to contact Homeward Pet Adoption Center with questions about area food bank distribution dates and times.

A Benefit for MEOW Cat Rescue & Adoption
Saturday and Sunday
December 1 and 2
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Houghton Village
10600 NE 68th
Kirkland, WA 98033
http://www.meowcatrescue.org

Come for an Open House, bazaar and bake sale. You’ll find a variety of handcrafted items, delicious baked goods, a raffle and plenty of refreshments. Bring your favorite four-legged friend for Pet Photos with Santa $5 (please bring pets leashed or in carriers). Plus, a Pet Food Drive to Benefit Hopelink-Kirkland (Share the gifts of the season by bringing a donation of dry or canned pet food for those in need).

Santa Paws Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 1
10:00am – 2:00pm
Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center
15600 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
http://www.seattlehumane.org

Buy any Pet Photos with Santa photo package and the proceeds benefit the Seattle Humane Society!

2nd Annual Santa Photos
Saturday and Sunday
December 1 and 2
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Rex Seattle
1402 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206.467.4440
http://www.seattlehumane.org

Santa’s back this year to pose with your pooch! Professional digital photos you’ll be able to share with your friends and family – and even use for your holiday cards! Donations graciously accepted to benefit the Seattle/King County Humane Society.

Home for the Holidays Adoption Event
Sunday, December 2
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Academy of Canine Behavior
4705 240th Street SE
Bothell, WA 98021
http://www.AnimalAllianceWA.org

More than 100 dogs & puppies of all different shapes, sizes, ages and breeds from 7 rescue & shelter organizations will be onsite available for adoption. Youngsters, adults, small & large, purebred and mixed breeds will be available. All dogs are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations, making adoption a great value! The only thing these furry friends need is a new home to love and protect them for a lifetime. Plus, all the pets have a money back guarantee and are always welcome back at the shelter or rescue for any reason if it’s not a right fit for your family. Experienced shelter staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you find the right animal for your family. Adoption fees range from $150 – $250 for dogs & puppies. Visit the website for more information and links to preview the pups!

Christmas Pet Palooza
Saturday, December 15
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Second Street Cabin
1011 Second Street
http://www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org

Join in the Holiday Pet Parade at 2:30pm down Avenue B! There’s a best dressed contest for pets, pet pictures with Santa, an Alpaca & Friends petting zoo and much more!

Home for the Holidays Adoption Special
Through Sunday, December 30
PAWS Washington
15305 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98087
425.787.2500
http://www.paws.org

Just for the holidays, PAWS is offering reduced adoption fees for all adult animals. Give yourself and a lucky animal (or two) the gift of a forever home and spend the holidays with a new family member that you actually get to pick!

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