Companion Animal Organizations

PAWS provides this information as a public service, and does not necessarily endorse or support the organizations and sites listed below. Not all shelters accept stray animals—please contact them individually to learn about their services and policies.

Companion Animal Shelters—Western Washington (adoption and stray services)

Companion Animal Adoption Resources—Western Washington (no stray services)

Animal Control Phone Numbers—Western Washington

National and Other Organizations

Companion Animal Shelters—Western Washington (adoption and stray services)

15305 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, 425.787.2500
Shelters strays from: Brier, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Shoreline and Woodinville

Paws in Paradise
Must call Edmonds P.D. before bringing in a stray: 425.771.0205
21100 72nd Ave W, Edmonds, 425.778.1475
Shelters strays from: Edmonds

Burien C.A.R.E.S.
909 SW 151st Street, Burien, WA 98166, 206.812.2737
Shelters strays from: the city of Burien

Everett Animal Shelter
333 Smith Island Road, Everett, 425.257.6000
Shelters strays from: Bothell, Darrington, Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood, Tulalip and unincorporated Snohomish County

Forgotten Kingdom
914 124th Pl NW, Marysville, 425.210.3807,
Shelters stray reptiles, rodents, birds, farm animals and small "exotic" animals.

Humane Society for Seattle/King County
13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, 425.641.0080
Shelters strays from: Medina and Renton

Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County
2608 Center St, Tacoma, 253.383.2733
Shelters strays from: Federal Way, Tacoma and unincorporated Pierce County

Kitsap Humane Society
9167 Dickey Rd NW, Silverdale, 360.692.6977
Shelters strays from: All of Kitsap county

Metro Animal Services
1200 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, 253.841.5595
Serves strays from: Algona, Milton, and Pacific

Paws of Grays Harbor 
800 W. 1st Street, Aberdeen 360.533.1141
Shelters strays from: Grays Harbor County

Regional Animal Services of King County
21615 64th Ave, S, Kent 206.296.7387
Serves strays from: All of King County except Seattle, Des Moines, Federal Way, Hunts Point, Medina, Normandy Park, Renton, Skykomish, and those cities served by PAWS (see above)

Seattle Animal Shelter 
2061 15th Ave W, Seattle, 206.386.7387
Shelters strays from: Seattle

Whatcom Humane Society
3710 Williamson Way, Bellingham, 360.733.2080
Shelters strays from: all areas of Whatcom County

Companion Animal Adoption Resources—Western Washington (no stray services)

Anacortes Animal Relief Fund 360.293.2865

Best Little Rabbit, Rodent and Ferret House Lake City area of Seattle, 206.365.9105

Cat Purebred Rescue Seattle, 206.782.2616 (voice mail)

Furbaby Rescue

Homeward Pet Adoption Center Woodinville, 425.488.4444

Humane Society of Skagit Valley 360.757.0445

MEOW Cat Rescue Kirkland, 425.822.MEOW

Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH Center) Stanwood, 360.629.7055

Old Dog Haven Arlington, 360.653.0311

Pasado's Safehaven Sultan, 360.793.9393

Purrfect Pals Arlington, 360.652.9611

Rescue Every Dog

Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue 206.654.1117 (message phone)

Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF) Whidbey Island, 360.321.9243

Animal Control Phone Numbers—Western Washington

If you are experiencing an emergency with people or animals call 911. Generally, these are the phone numbers to file complaints about animals, report animal cruelty, and report lost or found pets. For situations involving wild animals, call the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regional office at 425.775.1311 or PAWS Wildlife Center at 425.787.2500 x817.

If you do not see your local animal control phone number listed below, call your local city clerk, police department or sheriff’s office.

King County


Regional Animal Services of King County
Main Information Line — 206.296.7387
KCAS Service Area and Contact Numbers
(link includes both a list of areas serviced by KCAS and a list of phone numbers for those cities not in their service area)

Seattle Animal Control—206.386.PETS (7387)

Kitsap County

Kitsap Humane Society—360.692.6977 x7216 (911 for emergencies)

Pierce County

Buckley Police (Animal Control)—360.829.3157

Metro Animal Services (Bonney Lake, Edgewood, Puyallup and Sumner)—253.841.5595

Pierce County Animal Control (unincorporated)—253.798.7387 (also lists numbers for cities in Pierce County)

Tacoma Animal Care and Control—253.627.PETS (7387)

Skagit County

Skagit County—911 in an emergency, 360.428.3211 (dispatch office) for non-emergencies

Skagit County Sheriff's Office—360.336.9450

Snohomish County

Brier Police—425.775.5452

Edmonds Animal Control—425.771.0205

Everett Animal Control—425.257.6000

Lynnwood Police (Animal Control)—425.744.6982

Mukilteo Police (Animal Control)—call 911 to dispatch an officer (office # to ask questions about animal control services—425.353.8222)

Snohomish County Animal Services—425.388.3440

Snohomish Police Department—call 911 to dispatch an officer (office # to ask questions about animal control services—360.568.0888)

National and Other Organizations

To find a shelter in your area, visit

American Humane Association

Association of Pet Dog Trainers


Bad Rap—Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls

Best Friends

Companion Animal Protection Society

Doris Day Animal League

Dumb Friends League Denver, CO

Pit Bull Rescue Central

San Francisco SPCA

The House Rabbit Society

The Humane Society of the United States