6 places to adopt rescue dogs in and around Seattle

Feb 17 2021, 10:53 pm

When it’s time for a dog, you just know.

Rather than shop, opt to adopt a dog from one of Seattle’s many shelters for rescued dogs. Many of the dogs in shelters nowadays are saved from high-kill centers around the country. They’re all wonderful dogs in need of their forever home.

Here are six places in and around Seattle to adopt a dog in need of a home:

Emerald City Pet Rescue

Emerald City pet rescue has cats, dogs, horses, and small critters. Check out who’s available for adoption online, and then submit your application.

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Seattle Humane


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Seattle Humane has been around since 1897. Beginning as a society devoted to animal issues involving stockyards and slaughterhouses, it has grown into a private non-profit dedicated to saving and serving pets in need. Check out their dogs online, then submit your application.

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PAWS understands that animals enrich our lives and work towards ensuring that all animals are respected and safe and have a voice. PAWS focuses on rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people. Check out available dogs online, and then apply to adopt.

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Forever Home Dog Rescue

Forever Home Dog Rescue¬†receives dogs from owner surrenders and overcrowded shelters and houses them in foster homes until they’re ready for adoption. All of their available dogs can be found online. A one-on-one visit, as well as adoption forms, must be completed before adoption.

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Dog Gone Seattle


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Many of the dogs at Dog Gone Seattle come from California and Texas, where very adoptable dogs are given just days in overcrowded shelters before being euthanized. View adoptable dogs online before submitting an application.


Ginger’s Pet Rescue


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Ginger’s Pet Rescue takes in dogs from local families in need, in-state and out-of-state shelters, and overseas rescue groups. Their adoptable dogs are viewable online.

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