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.
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.