Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography. Our community expects all adoptable animals to be humanely cared for and placed into loving homes, and keeping pets with families avoids pet homelessness. We get them here, get them healthy and happy, and get them home.
Over a Century of Caring
Founded in 1897, Seattle Humane was the first humane organization to serve King County. Originally devoted to animal issues involving stockyards and slaughterhouses, Seattle Humane later provided animal control services, picking up lost and/or stray animals. In 1972, the City of Seattle and King County established their own animal control divisions, and Seattle Humane moved to Bellevue as a private nonprofit dedicated to bringing people and pets together. True to our mission, we offer pet adoption, humane education, on-campus dog training, a Pet Food Bank, and spay/neuter services to low-income pet owners. Through our outreach, advocacy, and services, we strive to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.