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Where can you adopt puppies in Seattle, WA?

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Puppies are available for adoption in Seattle, Washington at Seattle.gov and SeattleHumane.org. Seattle.gov features a photo bank of available dogs of various ages, many of which are in foster care. Each listing contains background information about the dog’s temperament.

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The adoption process requires visitors to bring a photo ID, a copy of a lease if renting and family members who will live with the dog. An interview with an Animal Care Officer is also required. Adoption fees vary and cover the costs of a pet license, spay and neuter services, a microchip and vaccinations. High-interest dogs may have a higher fee. Additionally, Seattle.gov provides a checklist of information that adopters should consider before visiting, as well as some pet adoption myths.

SeattleHumane.org features an extensive list of adoptable dogs, many of which are under a year old. Listings contain breed information, the dog’s gender and size. Seattle Humane includes a behavior assessment, vaccinations, spay and neutering and microchipping for each adoptable dog. Behavior assessments help to determine what type of home environment is the best match for a particular dog’s personality. They also help to assess the type of training that each dog may require. Seattle Humane features a socialization program in which volunteers spend quality time with a dog and provide play time and basic training commands. Seattle Humane accepts foster volunteers, who are needed to provide special care for dogs that are too young to be adopted.

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