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Ferret Shelters in Washington

Beacon of Hope Ferret Haven
1336 N Cambrian Ave
Bremerton, WA 98312
360 633-6380
We are here to help ferret owners with help & advice. Help to rehome ferrets needing new homes, & to help sick, elderly or abused ferrets.

1810 K St SE
Auburn, WA 98002
253 797-9115
We are a ferret shelter/rescue that takes in surrendered, stray, abused ferrets and care for them until they are adopted, or pass away due to cancer, or other health issues hospice work. We educate the humans about caring for ferrets. Education, education, education, adoption.

12514 128th Lane NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we are a no-kill shelter caring for ferrets in the Puget Sound area. The shelter is located in Kirkland, Washington and was founded by Liane Beckwith. We are open to the public on Saturdays between 11 AM and 4 PM. Surrenders by appointment only.

NOTE: This number is voicemail only: 206 442-2025

Dog & Cat Shelters in Washington

6514 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206 526-1558
Animal Talk Pet Shop opened its doors in 1990. It wasn't long before homeless cats and kittens began to find their way to Animal Talk's doorstep and Animal Talk Rescue was formed. The rescue worked for 10 years before the decision was made to become a full 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Animal Talk Rescue was made official on March 1, 2000 and since then the Rescue has experienced amazing growth. The year of 2007 saw 1155 cats and kittens placed into new adoptive homes.

While the rescue focus has been primarily with cats and kittens, rescue of any abused, abandoned or neglected companion animals is undertaken, provided there is space available. In past years, dogs, puppies and even iguanas have been rescued, treated and cared for until suitable new caretakers have been found.

198 Can Ku Rd
Camano Island WA 98282
360 387-1902
CASA Camano Animal Shelter Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and no-kill animal shelter devoted to the care of homeless pets. Our shelter is located on beautiful Camano Island and was founded in 1998. CASA is an independent organization that cares for cats and dogs as well as the occasional pocket pet. We accept stray dogs and cats from the public and owner-surrenders from Camano Island residents as space allows. Additionally, through a limited contract with Island County we provide temporary care, boarding and redemption services for impounded/seized dogs from Camano Island.

CASA recognizes that finding forever homes for homeless animals is a community effort. When possible, we assist other shelters by taking animals primarily dogs that have been at their shelter for a prolonged period of time, are facing euthanasia due to space, and/or could really benefit from a change of environment or different exposure. We also work with a variety of rescue groups in order to transfer animals to them when they need more specialized care prior to finding a forever home.
1250 North Hwy 395, PMB 266
Colville, WA 99114
509 675-2539
CVAS is a “no-kill shelter” that has been in operation for over nine years. We an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected, and otherwise homeless companion animals. We provide both crisis and long-term sheltering, medical care, fostering, and adoption services - all with the goal of placing our animals permanently in safe and loving homes. We spay and neuter all of the animals in our care and actively promote, through financial donations and community support, the effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Stevens County.

P.O. Box 13244
Des Moines, WA 98198
253 856-1771
ACCA is a small non-profit emergency rescue with 501c3 status and operates on donations only. We are a network of foster homes located in Kent, WA. We are dedicated to helping the unfortunate homeless cat population. Our goals are to educate the public on the importance of helping abused and unwanted pets, the need to ease the overpopulation in community shelters and create public awareness on pet adoption services instead of purchasing companion animals from pet stores and pet mill breeders, Medical attention for pets that are in need please read Joey’s story.

Our mission at ACCA is to help unwanted, abused, and neglected cats that would otherwise be euthanized due to no fault of their own. Many of the cats we take in have had a rough start in life and are not trusting of humans. We assess all of our cats to determine their special needs and place them into loving foster care homes. This provides a new start on life and re-establishes the bond between human and pet. We list our cats for adoption only when they are ready to be placed into their forever homes.

PO Box 27
Shelton, WA 98584
Feline Friends, a non-profit Cat Rescue Organization, primarily serving Thurston and Mason Counties, provides care for stray cats and secures permanent quality adoptions.

We are a non-profit foster network providing refuge, aid and care for unwanted, abandoned, abused, or lost cats and kittens. We are here to provide community service in the areas of rescue, medical services, placement, and spay/neuter. We are dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to cats & kittens through education. We strongly promote spay/neuter to reduce and eventually eliminate the unnecessary killing and abandonment of unwanted cats & kittens.

PO Box 602, 49 W Curlew Lake Rd
Republic, WA 99166
509 775-2308
We are a 501c3 no-kill animal shelter in the small town of Republic, Washington. We are the only animal shelter in Ferry County, which is about the size of Delaware, and receive no government funding.

P O Box 92
Elk, WA 99009
509 276-2745
We received our IRS 501c3 determination in May 1998. That means that monetary donations and the value of some other contributions, are recognized as tax deductible by the IRS. Our primary purpose is to work with the homeless and abandoned animals from Park County. When space and or resources are available, we also take animals from owners that cannot continue to keep them. Our mission is to reduce the problem of animal over-population, to educate and to stop animal abuse. Since our inception, we have placed more than 400 animals in new, permanent, loving homes. Before adoption, each animal receives veterinary evaluation, cats are tested for contagious diseases, all are vaccinated and spayed or neutered, and provided with identification. Our average veterinary fee, per animal, is $150. Our adoption fee is $50 for a dog, $30 for a cat. We lose money each time we succeed in a permanent placement. Funding comes from community support donations, our fund raising projects cookbooks, rummage sales, etc., adoption fees, membership fees and grants, money that we apply for from foundations that have missions similar to ours and support specific programs that we propose.

6715 NE 63rd St., Ste 450
Vancouver, WA 98661
360 993-1097
Furry Friends is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1999. We are a NO KILL organization. We also do not send our animals out to shelters that euthanize for population control. Our mission is to help homeless, abandoned, and abused pets by providing: education in the community, spaying and neutering, foster shelter, and medical care until the pets are rehomed.

8404 Wayne Avenue
Stanwood, WA 98292
Seven acres of lush green countryside await the lucky animals that find their way to the Happy Paw's no-kill sanctuary in Arlington, Washington.

We work diligently to make our dogs happy and to find them loving homes for the rest of their lives.

511 E Broadway
Goldendale, Washington 98620
509 773-4100
We participate in the rewarding experience of rescue, adoption networking & rehoming spayed & neutered Rottweilers of all temperaments, personalities, sizes, shapes, energies, & of all ages. This gentle breed is getting an undeserved poor reputation because of a few careless, misguided owners, who through neglect, greed, abuse or poor and improper treatment teach these powerful dogs unacceptable behavior. With proper care, a strong mind and gentle treatment the Rottweiler is one of the finest companion animals available; gentle, playful, protective, intelligent and loyal to the last breath.

13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072
425 488-4444
For information about Adoptable animals: info@homewardpet.org
Pet Surrender: erin@homewardpet.org
For information on Volunteering: volunteers@homewardpet.org
General Inquiries: info@homewardpet.org
Item Donations: Paul@homewardpet.org
Homeward Pet Adoption Center was founded in 1990 as "Hooterville Safehaus" to provide a safe haven for orphaned cats and dogs and to educate the public about the need to spay and neuter their pets. In 2002 we changed our name to Homeward Pet Adoption Center. We are a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter, which means we are a 501c3 charity. We are able to do what we do thanks to the generosity of our donors - YOU!

PO Box 733
Woodinville, WA 98072
*** Appears to be a Woodinville, WA chapter of the Michigan rescue organization. ****
It's Meow or Never Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, a 501c3 organization. We have successfully trapped, altered, and released hundreds of cats -- usually those in cat colonies made up of ferals and strays.

We believe that cat rescue is not a hobby, but more a responsibility not to be taken lightly. We have dedicated much of our spare time caring for homeless cats, funding their food and medical care out of pocket.

Through vital donations to It's Now or Never Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Madonna and her team o dedicated volunteers are able to care for more animals. We soon hope to purchase land and build a facility to provide expanded rescue services to these animals in dire need.

3422 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126
206 935-1919
Kitty Harbor is tirelessly run by longtime animal care worker Delyn Kosbab, and is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the health and welfare of neglected animals in Washington state. The specific and ongoing mission at Kitty Harbor is the rescue, rehabilitation, and thoughtful placement of homeless and neglected cats and kittens.

PO BOX 306
Chehalis, WA 98532
360 304-1457
KITTY KAT HAVEN is a non-profit foster based rescue, looking to create a no-kill cat sanctuary in Lewis County, WA. We house cats who need more time and attention than normal shelters can provide. We reach out to the community in order to better educate people about our feline companions.

Mission: Giving 2nd chances to so-called “unadoptable” cats, and taking the time to find Forever Homes.

Our organization believes that community education and outreach is the key to more cats finding their forever homes. We encourage people to take the time to get to know their cats, and give them the proper care they need. We believe there are no bad cats, just misplaced or misunderstood ones. We will provide a safe, clean, loving environment in order to create more adoptable cats. As well as providing a shelter for cats with special needs.

10600 NE 68th, Suite F
Kirkland, WA 98033
425 822-6369
In the early 1990s, a small group of animal-loving friends made a commitment to create a better life for homeless animals. With little more than determination, they started MEOW, a non-profit organization with a no-holds-barred no-kill philosophy. MEOW is staffed almost entirely by volunteers. It's still all about the animals.

MEOW's goal is to help create a "no-kill nation," where people are responsible for their pets, where there are no helpless creatures abandoned in boxes or left to fend for themselves in parking lots, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized. There are many worthy organizations and individuals working toward this end. The rescue network is communicative and non-competitive. Certainly, progress is being made. But there is so very far to go.

31300 Brandstrom Road
Stanwood, WA 98292
360 629-7055
N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable dogs and cats by transferring these homeless pets from shelter partners. We are also committed to “Building a Bond for Life” between pets and their families through pet adoptions, dog training, low-income spaying and neutering, humane education, and volunteer programs.

13215 S.E. Mill Plane Rd. C-8 #101
Vancouver, WA 98684
N.W.Bird Rescue is located in Vancouver Washington. Christopher Driggins is the Founder and this No-Kill rescue and sanctuary has been licensed since February of 2002.

2222 SR 109
Hoquiam, WA 98569
360 289-4350
NB PAWS is the largest and only no-kill animal shelter in Grays Harbor County. We are completely staffed by a group of over 100 dedicated and passionate volunteers!

We are funded by donations, grants, FUNdraising events, and weekly garage sales.

Since opening our doors in 2002, NB PAWS has rehomed hundreds of pets, provided and assisted with many spay and neuter clinics, and made emergency pet care possible when needed.

The need for shelter space continues to increase as we have been getting pets from all of Grays Harbor county. We are continually trying to improve our ability to care for more pets while they wait for their forever homes.

PO Box 1991
Woodinville, WA 98072
509 607-4740
Northwest Boxer Rescue NWBR believes that every boxer deserves a chance to live a happy life in a loving home. Abandoned or homeless Boxers will always find shelter, medical care, and ultimately a new home through the efforts of NWBR. By working with committed volunteers and local veterinarians we are able to rescue boxers every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them perfect loving forever homes. Working in conjunction with city and county groups, NWBR strives to educate the public and help end animal overpopulation and needless suffering. The commitment to share the love of Boxers is never ending.

We never discriminate on the basis of health or age. Our animals are evaluated, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receive any necessary medical treatment before they are placed in carefully screened homes. We are a 501c3 non profit organization.

We are state wide in Oregon, ID and MT.

21712 NE 266th St
Battle Ground, WA 98604
We are a non-profit, no kill animals rescue organization. We provide sanctuary and temporary shelter for abandoned,abused and orphaned animals until they are adopted into loving, permanent homes through our adoption program.

P.O. Box 1644
Airway Heights, WA 99001
509 218-3438
We are a Christian run rescue and have placed 500+ birds that have come through our rescue since opening our doors in 1999.

Each bird coming in has been evaluated behaviorally and medically, quarantined as deemed appropriate per individual, worked with or rehabilitated as needed and either placed in foster care for extensive positive behavior modification extra TLC!, placed in sanctuary for those who would not benefit from continuing as a companion, or the ultimate goal of being rehomed for those ready for a family of their own.

We focus on being the small rescue with heart. We are family oriented and believe companion birds should live in a positive flock mentality. We aren't big and fancy, but we are growing. We guarantee we give each bird individualized attention and do what is right for the bird. We also DO NOT SELL BIRDS! An adoption fee is associated with each rescue based on care, vet procedures, nutrition and other comprising factors.

P.O. Box 171
Sultan, WA 98294
360 793-9393
Pasado’s Safe Haven is one of the premier animal rescue organizations in the United States, dedicated to 24-hour rescue and rehabilitation of dogs, cats and farm animals. Located on 85 pastoral and wooded acres one hour northeast of Seattle, Washington, the sanctuary is home to hundreds of dogs, cats, cows, chickens, ducks, goats, turkeys, pigs, and donkeys. Most arrived from abuse or neglect and now live out their lives in peace.

Pasado’s Safe Haven is non-profit charitable organization, incorporated in the State Of Washington, we are a 501 c 3 charity, EIN #91-1843707.

15305 44 Ave West
Lynnwood, Washington 98087
425 787-2500
PAWS is people helping animals. We are the kind of people who delight in the company of an animal friend, who are awed by a majestic eagle in flight. Like you, we understand that animals enrich our lives. We also know they cannot speak for themselves and need protection. That is why PAWS brings together people like you to ensure animals are respected, safe and have a voice.

230 McRae Road NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Purrfect Pals was born from the tireless dedication of woman who has committed her life to cats: Kathy Centala. Kathy founded Purrfect Pals in 1988, originally as a boarding facility for cats which also helped the occassional homeless cat. Quickly Kathy found herself taking in more and more orphaned cats, overwhelming her small Brier, Washington home.

In the early 1990s Kathy moved Purrfect Pals to a spacious 5 acre spread in rural Arlington, Washington. By converting her new home into a shelter, Kathy was able to provide a comfortable sanctuary to hundreds of cats. And best of all for Kathy, she gets to sleep with 25 cats every night!

14717 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, Washington 98133
206 659-6220
We are Seattle Area Feline Rescue, formerly known as Animal Talk Rescue. We work to improve the lives of companion animals in King County, focusing on finding forever homes for cats and kittens. We also promote spay/neuter and assist with TNR in our community.

We are currently a foster-only rescue, until we can locate a new adoption center.

PO Box 2343
Battle Ground, WA 98604-2343
360 687-4569
Founded in 1993, Second Chance Companions is a 501c 3 non-profit pet organization dedicated to helping animals in SW Washington and the Portland Metro area.

We are a humane, no-kill organization staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers.

Although we do not run an independent shelter, we feed, care for, adopt out, and spay & neuter as many animals as possible. In addition, we educate the community and are always seeking volunteers and resources that help us to accomplish our mission.

360 393-7026
At Silver Cloud Special Cat Services we take in the unwanted, unloved, fearful, diseased, senior, and physically limited kitties and provide them with unconditional love and care. Those who are able to be adopted begin their search for loving forever homes while those who are unadoptable settle in for a life of pampering and gentle care.

Rescue and sanctuary for special needs cats including diseased, seniors, differently abled, timid, and unsocialized.

81C E Daniels Road
Shelton, Washington 98584
360 229-3976
Shelton & Mason County Parrot Rescue SMCPR, AKA The Free Flight Nest, is a group of dedicated, caring people who through their love of birds take in parrots who need to be or have been rescued, as well as those needing new homes. We foster and adopt out most of the birds, unless they are adopted or permanently fostered by one of our Volunteers especially at the request of the previous owner.

1102 East Main Street
Puyallup WA 98372
253 845-8866
Sunny Sky's is an animal rescue organization formed in 2010 by Dr. Illina Berton. Thanks to the help of many volunteers we are now a full fledged non profit organization, acquiring our 501c3 status in 2011. We rely solely on volunteers to continue on our path to saving as many four legged friends as possible.

Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue, a registered 501c3 Non Profit Organization. All donations to support the rescue efforts are tax deductible. Tax ID #274119996.

We at Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue believe that if we all work together with the same common goal in mind, we can change the lives of many!! We believe that everyone can help, and all help is greatly appreciated!!

319 N Garfield
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509 630-1163
The Kitty Rescue iS a NON-PROFIT Org. All donations are tax deductible. We can use Litter, dry and canned cat food, towels, bleach and of course financial help. Donations toward the medical care of kitties that come in sick or injured may be donated directly to The Animal Hospital Of Wenatchee, 10 S Chelan Ave -Just tell them it is for The Kitty Rescue.

PO Box 3177
Union Gap, WA 98903
509 453-4155
Wags to Riches Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc., was established in 2008 and is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization.

Our Mission is to provide a safe, caring refuge for animals; To insure quality adoptive homes; To advocate for their welfare through compassion, education, creative solutions and a passion for the human-animal bond.

Wags to Riches is "Proudly No-Kill"