Are you searching for where to go to adopt your dog in Seattle? I am sending you a virtual hug! Feel it? Feel it? Ok, that’s weird, but I am super excited you have decided to adopt your dog! There are so many (I want to emphasize that, so many) dogs that are sitting in shelters, sleeping alone at night, in their kennels, not feeling the love and warmth of a forever home. Sure, there are volunteers and other workers who play with and walk and show love to these shelter dogs, but it just is not the same as curling up on the couch with you on a cold and rainy Seattle day. Here is your list of where to go to adopt your dog in Seattle.
Where to Adopt Your Dog in Seattle
Ginger’s Pet Rescue: This shelter specializes in dogs who are due to be put down. They are the last stop rescue for these pups. They rescue world-wide! If nothing else, you need to click on the link to their website and scroll down to the bottom and watch the short video on Vita and Ginger and grab your tissues! This is why they rescue from anywhere in the world! Old, sick, homeless or far away, Ginger takes them in and gives them second chances. Check them out!
Emerald City Pet Rescue: A fairly new rescue facility, they opened doors in 2013 and dedicated themselves to rescuing pets who are homeless or neglected. They make sure they are nurtured, loved and given whatever medical interventions they might be in need of. Their website has a special section for lost pets as well. I like this feature! If you have lost your pet, he might be at Emerald City Pet Rescue. This is a great, new non-profit you need to check out! And also, be sure to follow their Instagram! They share some of the sweetest pictures!
Seattle Animal Shelter: Here they stress how important it is to choose the right pet for your family. On their website under the ‘Adopt’ tab, they have a link for ‘Before You Adopt’. If this is your first dog, or first time adopting, I high recommend reading this first. It is eye opening and gets you away from the emotional ‘I want to rescue a dog!’ feeling that has your heart exploding. If you decide to go to the Seattle Animal Shelter for your dog, be sure to allow an hour or more for your visit. Adoption hours are from 12-6 every day but Monday. Check out their website for more info.
Of course, there are more places, but this is where you should start. When I have the chance and the means to bring another dog into the home, adoption is what I am going to do. Sure puppies are great (and there are some puppies available) but something about adopting a grown dog who knows a few things and just wants to be loved, it is just special to think about. I have to stop, or I might find myself at the nearest shelter filling out adoption papers.