Paths to Pet Adoption
- View adoptable pets
- Visit the Pet Adoption Center
- Meet and greet with shelter pets
- Go home with your new best friend!
When you find an animal on our website that you're interested in adopting, click their "Meet" button to see what process you should follow based on their location.
Want to meet a pet at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent? We welcome walk-in visitors for meet-and-greets from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Upon arrival at the Pet Adoption Center, depending on who you are visiting - cat, dog, rabbit, bird, reptile, or small mammal - a team member will take down your name and the name/ID number of the pet(s) you're interested in. During your meet-and-greet, one of our team members will discuss any known history of the pet, as well as their behavior in the shelter, to help you determine if a pet is the right match for your family. Meet-and-greets may be limited to no more than three pets, depending on staffing, and our team members will bring them to you. If weather permits, dog meet-and-greets may take place in our enclosed play field. Adoptions are done on a "first-interested, first-served" basis.
Successful match? Great! We'll take about 30 minutes to process your adoption, including answering any first-time pet adoption questions.
- View listing of adoptable foster pets
- Complete Foster Interest eForm
- Make a match!
Scroll through our list of available pets. Click the animal's "Meet" button to see what process you should follow based on location.
Interested in visiting with a pet from a foster home? Complete the Foster Interest eForm. Upon completing this form, a copy will be sent to the foster volunteer. A foster volunteer will contact interested parties in the order the forms were received. Due to the current pandemic, we ask that fosters and interested adopters limit contact by using no-physical-contact tools to engage and interact with a pet (email, photos, videos, text, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.).
Please note: completing the eForm does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the available pet. We ask that you continue to check the listing of adoptable pets. Should there be a pet whose profile is no longer listed, we ask that you keep your heart open to other pets that may still be looking for their forever home.
If after connecting with a pet's foster parent you both feel that the pet is a good match for you, the adopter can go ahead and finalize the adoption by filling out the following forms and payment:
Please only fill out these forms after receiving confirmation from foster parents to proceed with an adoption. Note that pre-payment does not guarantee adoption.
Adoptions at partner stores are coordinated on a "first-come, first-served" basis. You can view animals that are at our partner store adoption centers online either by using the filter function and searching by location or by noting their location in the individual animal's bio.
All adoption paperwork and payment will be taken care of at the time of adoption with the partner store representative.
If you are interested in adopting a barn cat, follow the steps below:
- Email BarnCatsRUs@gmail.com to get the information you need to set up your new cats.
- Browse our Pet Adoptions page to view available barn cats. If there are none listed on the adoptions page, that means we do not have any available at this time.
- When there are two or more barn cats available that interest you, please email AdoptAPet@kingcounty.gov or call us at 206-296-3936 to put them on hold.
- We will reserve these cats on a "first-come, first-served" basis.
- Adopters must be willing to pick up the cats within a reasonable timeframe.