We have recently moved our adoption center! We are now located at 20 S Idaho Street, Seattle Wa 98134. Emerald City Pet Rescue is an appointment-only organization. Please check out our "Adoption Process" page under the "Our Animals" tab for full details!

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Dear Emerald City Pet Rescue Community,

We hope this message finds you well. We wanted to provide you with an important update regarding Emerald City Pet Rescue.

In our ongoing commitment to improving and expanding our services for the animals we love and care for, we've recently consolidated our operations into two key locations: our facility at 20 S Idaho and our sanctuary out on Vashon Island. While we've made this change to streamline our efforts, we want to clarify that we have not closed our doors. Emerald City Pet Rescue is still very much operational, and our primary goal remains unchanged - to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for animals in need.

What Does This Mean for You?

20 S Idaho Location: This is our main facility, where many of our rescue animals are housed and cared for. We continue to operate here and welcome visitors to meet our adoptable pets.

Vashon Sanctuary: Our sanctuary on Vashon Island provides a serene environment for certain animals that may need extra care or have special requirements. While this location is not open to the public, it's a vital part of our mission to provide the best possible care to every animal in our care.

Temporary Clinic Closure: Please note that our clinic is just temporarily close and it will reopen again.

Emerald City Pet Rescue remains steadfast in our commitment to our mission - Love Can Save Lives. We will continue to rescue, rehabilitate, and provide loving homes for animals in need. Our consolidation allows us to be more efficient and effective in our efforts, ensuring that we can make an even greater impact on the lives of animals.

We're incredibly grateful for your ongoing support, and we want to reassure you that your support is more important than ever. Whether you're a volunteer, donor, adopter, or simply an animal lover, your contributions help us continue our life-saving work.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our consolidation, please don't hesitate to reach out. We value your continued support and look forward to sharing more success stories with you in the future.

Thank you for being a part of the Emerald City Pet Rescue family!

With warm regards,
The Emerald City Pet Rescue Team


Posted: September 14, 2023

Help Templeton become the Mayor of Vashon Island. Your donation not only counts as a vote but also supports Emerald City Pet Rescue's mission to save and care for animals in need. With your support, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of countless furry friends.

About Templeton
My name is Templeton, and, as a pig in good standing, I stand with my brothers in farms to educate people near and far about the wants and needs of farm animals everywhere. We may not be your typical pets, but we want the same things: a belly full of hay and vegetables, a good back scratch, and a little bit of your time for companionship. In the words of the great orator, Sir Hogs-A lot, “I like pig butts and I cannot lie!

About the Unofficial Mayor
Experience the exhilarating Vashon Island Unofficial Mayor Contest, where each dollar donated to a charity's candidate becomes a powerful vote. Support your favorite cause, amplify your voice, and make a lasting impact on our community. Join us in shaping the future of Vashon Island through this unique blend of democracy and philanthropy. Together, let's vote for change and uplift the charities that make a difference.



Posted: June 05, 2023

Emerald City Pet Rescue believes love can save lives, which is why we rescue and rehabilitate the animals that need it the most. As of lately, some of the animals that we have rescued have had severe medical issues, causing expensive medical bills. Due to this, we would greatly appreciate any monetary donations to help offset these costs. Additionally, we are running low on supplies and would forever be grateful for donations on the specific items listed below. With Give BIG, the statewide fundraising campaign happening across Washington state, we thought this would be a good time to communicate our needs.

If you'd like to help by sending items in, you can purchase items directly from our Amazon Wishlist, or from the Amazon or Chewy lists below. Additionally, we are looking for Hills Prescription food. We know it can only be purchased with a prescription from a vet, but if you have extra unopened cans or kibble, we will gladly take them. If you are wanting to donate to our prescription food fund, you can make a donation and specify that in the comments as well. 

All of the items from our Amazon Wishlist will be sent directly to our rescue, but if you prefer to donate directly please have items sent to 20 South Idaho Street, Seattle Wa 98134. 

Amazon Links:

Amazon Wishlist 

Royal Canin Kitten Kibble

Royal Canin Kitten Wet Food

Hills Kitten Kibble 

Hills Kitten Wet Food (Chicken)

Hills Kitten Wet Food (Turkey)

Hills Kitten Wet Food (Roasted Chicken)

Dog Churu Treats

Nulo Freestyle Jerky Strips (Beef Coconut)

Nulo Freestyle Jerky Strips (Chicken Apple)

Nulo Freestyle Jerky Strips (Duck Plum)

Nulo Freestyle Jerky Strips (Salmon Strawberry)

Nulo Freestyle Jerky Strips (Turkey Cranberry)

Nulo Training Treats (Variety Pack)

Nulo Training Treats (Duck)

Nulo Training Treats (Salmon)

Nulo Training Treats (Turkey)

Honey I'm Home Bully Sticks

Red Barn Cuts

Cat Churu Treats

Cat Dancer Toy

Cat Dancer Pack

Cat Crazies Interactive Toy

Cat Mice Toys

Glitter Pompom Balls

Cat Toy Balls

Disposable Litter Box

Chewy Links:

Dog Churu Treats

Nulu Freestyle Jerky Strips (Beef Coconut)

Nulu Freestyle Jerky Strips (Chicken Apple)

Nulu Freestyle Jerky Strips (Turkey Cranberry)

Nulu Freestyle Jerky Strips (Salmon Strawberry)

Nulo Training Treats (Salmon)

Nulo Training Treats (Duck)

Nulo Training Treats (Turkey)

Honey I'm Home Bully Sticks

Cat Churu Treats

Cat Dancer Cat Toy

Cat Glitter Pom Pom Balls

Cat Crazies Cat Toys


We greatly appreciate any and all help from our community. We couldn't do what we do without the support from our Emerald City Pet Rescue Family! 




Posted: April 11, 2023

Annie & Rocky

Annie & Rocky

CC & LuLu

CC & LuLu

Hank & Ginger

Hank & Ginger

Sometimes, two pups can be better than one! Or at least, that can often be the case with bonded dogs in the rescue system.

Being housed at a shelter or rescue can be a very uncertain experience for a pet. There are many reasons why a pet may end up in a shelter/rescue, but often, they have lost a family and a home, and they don't understand what happened or why. 

Sometimes a bonded pair of dogs will come to us having relied on each other in a previous home, while other times, they may have bonded in a foster home or even at the shelter itself. When we notice that a pair of dogs lean heavily on each other for love and support, we want to ensure they continue to have that support throughout their lives. That's why we adopt them out together!

Why should you consider adopting a bonded pair?

Adopting a bonded pair can ease the adjustment of the animals into their new environment because they have familiarity with each other.

They have a built-in playmate they're already familiar with, which can reduce destructive behavior in the home.

Since they have each other, they are less likely to suffer from separation anxiety as they adjust!

ECPR currently has three pairs of bonded dogs that are waiting to find forever homes. By considering adopting a pair, you are ensuring that they will not be separated and they can stay together for the rest of their lives. That's a wonderful gift! In return, they will grow together with you as they adjust, and they will have each other for additional reassurance as they learn your routine. It's a win-win for all!

Annie and Rocky are a friendly and easygoing pair, one being a mini poodle and the other a terrier mix. They are low-key and love to snuggle; a short walk or two a day is all they need to stay content. 

CC and LuLu are a pair of Chihuahuas that bonded in their foster home, and we just knew by the love they have for each other that they would be devastated to be separated. They love to cuddle together and go on tandem walks!

Hank and Ginger are so precious! Hank is very protective of Ginger and constantly checks on her to make sure that she is okay; such a dedicated boyfriend!! They can be a bit timid around a lot of noise, so they are hoping for a mellow home that can help them build their confidence. 

Please give us a call at 206 557 4661 to learn more about these precious, dedicated pups waiting to find security and love in a forever home together.

Categories: adopt don't shop, adoption stories, bonded pairs, Featured Rescue Pets

Posted: February 24, 2023