Animal Control, Shelters, and 24-Hr Vets
When searching for your lost pet, be sure to notify and check all area shelters. Even though shelters have specific jurisdictions, finders do not always tell the truth about where a dog was found. Please do not assume that all shelter pets are listed online. It’s important to check in-person every 2-3 days, as most shelters only hold found pets for 72 hours before preparing them for adoption.
If you find a stray dog, you are encouraged to take the dog to the appropriate shelter or call Animal Control (AC). You will need to contact AC or the shelter which handles found pets for the location the dog was found. The shelter is where the owners have the best chance of finding their lost dogs.
*Note that city contractual agreements and shelter jurisdictions may change. We recommend you check with the city where you found the dog, if you have any questions.
Local AC & Shelters
21615 64th Ave. S.
Serves strays from: All of King County except Seattle, Auburn, Bothell, Des Moines, Federal Way, Hunts Point, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Medina, Normandy Park, Renton, Shoreline, Skykomish
4910 A Street SE
Serves strays from: Auburn
909 SW 151st Street
Serves strays from: Burien and Des Moines
333 Smith Island Road
Serves strays from: Bothell, Brier, Darrington, Everett, Gold Bar, Index, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood, Tulalip and unincorporated Snohomish County
13212 SE Eastgate Way
Please note Seattle Humane no longer accepts strays.
2608 Center St
Serves strays from: Federal Way and all of Pierce County except Algona, Bonney Lake, Edgewood, Milton, Pacific, Puyallup, and Sumner
1200 39th Ave SE
Serves strays from: Algona, Bonney Lake, Edgewood, Milton, Pacific, Puyallup, and Sumner
15305 44th Ave. W
Serves strays from: Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Shoreline and Woodinville
2061 15th Ave W
Serves strays from: Seattle
NOTE: Pets found in Medina, Normandy Park, and Renton are handled by the local police department.
24-Hour Vet Clinics
Most any veterinary clinic can quickly scan a found pet (at no charge) to see if they have a microchip with the owner’s contact information. If you find an injured stray and are able to safely transport, please take the dog directly to the nearest vet for medical care. The veterinary office can arrange for the dog to be transferred to the shelter once the are stable, if the owner is not found beforehand. Local 24-hour emergency vets are listed below.
SHORELINE – Animal Medical Center of Seattle – 206.204.3366
17518 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
SEATTLE (WALLINGFORD) – Emerald City Emergency Clinic – 206.634.9000
4102 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
SEATTLE (NORTH) –
Blue Pearl Pet Hospital (ER CLOSED indefinitely) – 206.364.1660
13240 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98125
SEATTLE (DOWNTOWN) – Seattle Veterinary Specialists (Blue Pearl) – 206.624.9111
805 Madison Street Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98104
SEATTLE (WHITE CENTER) – South Seattle Veterinary Hospital – 206.242.8338
11033 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168
RENTON – Blue Pearl Pet Hospital – 206.364.1660
4208 Lind Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057
KIRKLAND – Animal Emergency & Specialty – 425.827.8727
12305 120th Avenue NE, Suite K, Kirkland, WA 98034
KIRKLAND – Seattle Veterinary Specialists (Blue Pearl) – 425.823.9111
11814 115th Avenue Northeast, Suite 102, Kirkland, WA 98034
REDMOND – Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond – 425.250.7090
16421 Cleveland St Suite H, Redmond, WA 98052
BELLEVUE – Aerowood Animal Hospital – 425.746.6557
2975 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007
AUBURN – Affordable Animal Emergency (opens at 6pm)– 253.939.6272
602 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002
SUMNER – Sumner Veterinary Hospital – 253.863.2258
16024 60th St E, Sumner, WA 98390
TACOMA – VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital – 253.537.0241
10234 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA, 98444
TACOMA – Blue Pearl Pet Hospital – 253.474.0791
5608 South Durango St, Tacoma, WA 98409
TACOMA – Summit Veterinary Referral Center – 253.983.1114
2505 S 80th St, Tacoma, WA 98409