This Saturday, October 1st, Pawsitive Alliance will host its Shelter Open House 2016 in animal shelters across Washington.
This is not just a gigantic adoption event (last year’s event had 446 adoptions!). Even if you’re not looking to adopt a dog you should join the party and take a trip to your community animal shelter during the Shelter Open House.
Many fun activities are being planned at each shelter from adoption specials, to raffles, giveaways, and themed parties.
It’s a great opportunity to see the great work your community’s animal shelter is doing for pets in need.
You can also help the animals get adopted by visiting the shelters, taking some pictures, and sharing them with your friends.
The goal of the statewide Shelter Open House is to raise awareness of animal shelters across Washington and the homeless animals in their care, and to help those pets find forever homes.
Listed below are links to participating shelter and what they have planned for the day. If you see a shelter that doesn’t have an event listed, check with the shelter directly.
Auburn Valley Humane Society
Benton County Animal Control
Benton Franklin Humane Society
Send your dog to the Big House campaign!
For every animal adopted, we will send one lucky dog off to Coyote Ridge Correctional Center for training with our stellar Ridge Dogs program. Behind bars they will get all the skills to make them a fine upstanding citizen in the community and maybe a trick or two for parties. “Stand for search” is always a crowd pleaser. Watch for their release date!
Blue Mountain Humane Society
CASA (Camano Island Animal Assocation)
FREE microchip clinic for cats and dogs.
Cats must be in carriers and dogs on leashes.
Emerald City Pet Rescue
Goodies for people and pets, raffles, and more!
Everett Animal Shelter
Chip, Chip, Hooray! FREE Microchip Clinic from 10am-2pm
Dogs and Cats
No appointment necessary – just come on in!
Dogs must be on a leash/Cats must be in carriers
Grant County Animal Outreach
They’ll have Pint for Pups at a local brewery for the day that will include coupons for special adoption fees for the following week (and proceeds donated to the shelter) and will also have the Barktober Fest Carnival!
Homeward Pet Adoption Center
12th Man’s Best Friend!
Football, falling leaves, and crisp mornings! On October 1st come on down to Homeward Pet during the Pawsitive Alliance Open House and help us kick off Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog-Month and football season by celebrating our home team spirit with the furry “best friends” available at Homeward Pet. Are you looking for a best friend to cuddle on the couch and watch football with? Are you ready to play catch in the backyard with a friendly furry face? Do you want a best friend to greet you when you come home from a hard day at work? At Homeward Pet we have a “12th Man’s Best Friend” waiting to go home with you! If you aren’t ready to add another furry member to your family, join Homeward Pet by posting photos of your dog(s) and cat(s) in green ‘n’ blue on Homeward Pet’s Facebook page.When you come to the shelter on October 1st, you will see our animals sporting green ‘n’ blue, with the shelter decorated to show 12th Man spirit. Every dog and cat adopted on October 1st will go home with a 12th man themed bandanna!Get ready to cheer on our home team with our furry best friends!
Humane Society of Jefferson County
Door prizes, freebies (grab bags with dog or cat goodies and coloring books for the kiddos), snacks, and volunteers in dog/cat costumes for selfies!
Humane Society of Skagit County located at:
18841 Kelleher Rd
Burlington, WA 98233
The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County
Good Neighbor Vet will be there with discounted chips and vaccines @ $10. Each vaccine also includes health check.
Kitsap Humane Society located at:
9167 Dickey Road NW
Silverdale, WA 98383
MEOW Cat Rescue located at:
10600 NE 68th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
Missy’s Rescue (located in Animal Talk):
12322 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
NOAH located at:
31300 Brandstrom Road
Stanwood, WA 98292
North Beach Paws located at:
2222 SR 109
Hoquiam, WA 98569
PAWS in Lynnwood located at:
15305 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Regional Animal Services of King County Main location (in Kent):
50% of all adoptions!
Regional Animal Services of King County
Eastside Pet Adoption Center
50% of all adoptions!
$25 off all adoptions
Animal Blessing Ceremony
South Pacific County Humane Society
Blessing of the Animals Ceremony
Spokane Humane Society located at:
6607 N Havana St
Spokane, WA 99217
Sunny Skies Shelter located at:
1102 E Main Ave
Puyallup, WA 98372
WAIF (four locations!):
60 Rhododendron Park Road
Coupeville, WA 98239
Adoption Hours: 12pm-4pm
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society located at:
1474 South Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
West Columbia Gorge Humane Society
Whitman County Humane Society
Yakima Humane Society
Name Your Price Adoption Event!
For the Statewide Shelter Open House we invite our entire valley community to spend the day with all the adoptable pets at the shelter. We know that every pet deserves a forever family. We want to make this dream come true for ALL our shelter cats and dogs.
So, we have decided to have the Name Your Price Adoption Event! Every adoptable pet in the shelter will be a fee-waived adoption. Yet, we also know our supporters would like the opportunity to donate to help us continue our mission. We are going to let them set the adoption price for each pet!
As well as: KONG gift bags, raffle contest including 6 Big Red Dog Houses (handmade by the local Boy Scouts), games, goodies, and more!