Animal Control, Shelters, and 24-Hr Emergency clinics

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.

Shelters strays from: All of King County except Algona, Auburn, Bothell, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Hunts Point, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Medina, Normandy Park, Pacific, Renton, Seattle, Shoreline, Skykomish, Woodinville

Although sheltered elsewhere, King County AC does serve Hunts Point, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Skykomish, Woodinville 

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: Everett, Bothell, Brier, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood, Tulalip, 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 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, 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 Emergency 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.

King County

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 (PINEHURST) – Timberline Veterinary Emergency and Specialty  – 206.828.6868
12063 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

SEATTLE (INTERBAY) – Veterinary Emergency Group – 564.888.4898 
1827 15th Ave W, Suite A16, Seattle, WA 98119

SEATTLE (DOWNTOWN) – Seattle Veterinary Specialists (Blue Pearl) – 206.624.9111
805 Madison St Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98104

SEATTLE (WHITE CENTER) – South Seattle Veterinary Hospital – 206.242.8338
11033 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98168

RENTON (until April 23, 2024)Blue Pearl Pet Hospital – 425.496.1000
4208 Lind Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057

TUKWILA (beginning April 23, 2024)Blue Pearl Pet Hospital – 425.496.1000
402 Baker Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188

KIRKLAND – Animal Emergency & Specialty – 425.827.8727
12305 120th Ave NE, Suite K, Kirkland, WA 98034

KIRKLAND – Seattle Veterinary Specialists (Blue Pearl) – 425.823.9111
11814 115th Avenue Northeast, Suite 102, Kirkland, WA 98034

BELLEVUE – Bellevue Veterinary Emergency & Specialty – 425.553.4988
2515 140th Ave NE Building E, Floor 1, Bellevue, WA 98005

REDMOND – Veterinary Emergency Group –  425.818.0760
15830 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052

REDMOND – Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond – 425.250.7090
8451 164th Ave NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052

AUBURN – Affordable Animal Emergency (opens at 6pm) – 253.939.6272
602 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002

Pierce County

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

Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH – Pilchuck Vet Hospital – 360.568.9111
11308 92nd Street SE, Snohomish

EVERETT – Diamond Vet Associates – 425.252.1106
3625 Rucker Ave. Everett, WA 98201

LYNNWOOD – Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) – 425. 697.6106
20115 44th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036.

LYNNWOOD – Veterinary Emergency Group – 425.329.7170
4725 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036