Due to COVID-19, Emerald City Pet Rescue and Emerald City Kitty Harbor adoption centers are closed to the general public. Appointments for adoption meet and greets with individual animals are being scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Emerald City Pet Supplies is open for new hours, and offering curbside pick-up and home delivery. Emerald Kitty Cafe is open for new operating hours.


Our volunteers work alongside our staff to assist with day-to-day operations, maintain a clean and safe environment, and enrich the experience of animals at Emerald City Pet Rescue.


Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, or 16 years of age or older if volunteering alongside a parent or guardian. They must be willing to make a three-month commitment of at least two one-hour shifts per month, followed by a regular commitment thereafter if continuing service. 

Volunteer Opportunities

At Emerald City Pet Rescue, volunteers are critical to the success of our mission. Volunteer support takes many forms, from cleaning kennels and participating in events, to brushing cats and socializing dogs. 

Due to Washington state requirements regarding COVID-19, we are no longer accepting new volunteers. Please check back periodically for updates. 

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