While many of our rescue animals come from high-volume shelters around the country, we also occasionally consider local relinquishments on a case-by-case basis, provided space and resources allow. However, at this time we are not currently accepting relinquishments.
There are also many shelters in the Seattle area that accept local relinquishments or may be able to assist in another way. Note that some of the shelters on the following list are not "no-kill" facilities. Please reach out to the individual shelters to learn their save rates, policies, and procedures.
Emerald City Pet Rescue, along with other private rescues, cannot take in stray animals. By law, stray animals must be taken to your local area animal control. Animals found within Seattle limits should be taken to:
Seattle Animal Shelter
2061 15th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119
For more information on what to do when you have found a stray pet, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/animal-control#strayandlostpets or call Seattle Animal Shelter at (206) 386-7387.