Get Involved

The Seattle Animal Shelter needs your support. You can get involved in many ways, including volunteering your time or donating funds to support shelter operations.


The Seattle Animal Shelter offers a broad range of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers help save the lives of thousands of animals each year by assisting in the direct care of animals, fundraising, reaching out to the community and fostering animals in their home.

Visit our volunteer section to learn more about in-shelter volunteering or foster care (caring for animals in your home).


Donating to the Seattle Animal Shelter saves lives, and it's one of the simplest things you can do to support the shelter. Learn more about the ways you can donate to the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Attend an event

We put on a variety of events each year, including adoption events, licensing and vaccination clinics, the Furry 5K fun run/walk and more. See our events calendar to find out how you can connect with the Seattle Animal Shelter.