Happy Tail – Bandit!

Bandit is doing great! I adopted Bandit April 22nd and he has settled in really well! I feel so lucky to have found such a sweet, happy dog!  We are having a blast exploring together. He loves hiking, riding in the car, swimming at the beach and playing ball.  This week he discovered Marymoor Park and absolutely loves leaping through the fields and playing chase with our friends’ dog. We are getting ready to graduate from our first training class and hope to continue training so that he might one day volunteer as a therapy dog.

Our daily walks along the waterfront and snuggles on the couch are the highlight of my day…and Bandit seems to think they’re pretty great, too!

Thanks for doing such great work as an organization!



Your support has saved another life at Homeward Pet!

Because of contributions received from attendees through this year’s Fur Ball Auction, The Sozo Foundation, and other generous individuals, our clinic was able to purchase an anesthesia monitoring device and vet warming system which provided lifesaving care to Nutter Butter.

We continue to be in awe of the amazing accomplishments we are able to achieve through your generosity. Thank you for being such an important part of our mission.

Here’s to more lives saved and more matches made!


Happy Tail – Eddie!

Dear Homeward Pet, I adopted the dog known there as Herbie – I renamed him Eddie.  I wanted a companion for my lonely dog, Mitzi, who I adopted from a shelter a year ago – in her foster home she had been happily living with other dogs.  Mitzi and Eddie are a match made in heaven!!  We are all very happy together – thank you for Eddie.   -Forest

Homeward Pet celebrates 25 years of rescue, shelter and adoption in 2015!

Looking Back: May 2009 – Homeward Pet named Top 3 in “Best Favorite Local Charity” in Best of Western Washington.

This year, Homeward Pet Adoption Center celebrates 25 years as one of Washington State’s leading non-profit, no-kill animal shelters, with special events and adoption promotions throughout 2015. Serving the Greater Seattle area since 1990, Homeward Pet has matched over 25,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with new, loving, forever families. Many of the animals given a second chance at Homeward Pet are rescued from shelters that are often forced to resort to euthanasia. The Homeward Pet Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic provides affordable surgeries for the pets of reduced income families, and the Homeward Pet Food Bank partners with 25 local retailers and 10+ area food banks and outreach programs to distribute pet food and supplies to families in need in our community.

As a privately funded 501(c)3 charity, Homeward Pet relies completely on donor support to help us provide food, shelter, vet care and more to each homeless cat or dog in our care. Over 75% of every dollar donated goes to the care of our animals.

New Law Protects Animals

On Monday (5/11), Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SSB 5501, a new law sponsored by Washington State Senator Joe Fain that will provide more and better protection for animals in our state!

From the office of Senator Fain:  Animals of all kinds will be better protected under a new law sponsored by Senator Joe Fain signed into law Monday afternoon. Animal protection officers and prosecutors will have additional tools to rescue animals in danger and seek more appropriate charges for animal abusers.

“All animals in this state deserve our care and humane treatment and to be properly protected under law,” said Fain. “Too often we hear the worst case results of preventable mistreatment. These changes enable enforcement and care officers to better protect animals who need help.”

One of the primary changes addresses animals who are left unattended in a vehicle or other enclosed space where their health or life is threatened due to extreme temperatures, or lack of water or ventilation. In situations where the animal is suffering or likely to suffer harm a control officer may enter the vehicle or space and remove the animal. Prosecutors would also be able to charge a class two civil infraction with an up to $125 fine and in certain situations animal cruelty charges could be filed.

“The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies is pleased and grateful to Governor Inslee and Senator Joe Fain for their commitment and leadership in passing SB 5501 – milestone legislation that addresses and helps stop cruelty towards animals,” said Kay Joubert, director of companion animal services for PAWS. “The Federation worked collaboratively with Senator Fain, who understood that improving the laws of Washington to protect animals and create safer, more humane communities is a vital priority worthy of bipartisan support.”

The legislation also strengthens first degree animal cruelty statutes, expands animal fighting laws from just dogs and roosters to all animals and increases the charges that can be sought by prosecutors for killing or stealing pets.

The update was supported by animal enforcement and care organizations including PAWS of Lynnwood, Pasado’s Safe Haven, the ASPCA, Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary and the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies.

Our 25,000th Adoption!

Our 25th year celebration continues with our landmark 25,000th adoption!! Lionel the dog went home with Michael and his forever family, along with an amazing gift basket, thanks to our generous sponsoring partners – Doggy Haven Resort, VCA Sno-Wood Animal Hospital, Therapeutic Paws Massage, PetPros, Boo Boo Barkery and more!  Congratulations to Lionel and his forever family!


Happy Tail – Oreo!

We found Oreo, and he found us, on Easter Sunday.  He is such a joy, we can’t believe how lucky we are. We were hoping to find a dog who was easy going, adaptable, good with dogs and people and old enough to have some house training.  In walked Oreo, all those things and more.  He is a love bug, a great playmate, a companion, a comedian.  He had some separation anxiety at first, as well as some nervous peeing (uh oh), but he adjusted to our schedules and the life around him (including bunches of boys running into the house unexpectedly) quicker than we dared hope and is appearing to be quite at ease with it all.  He already has a best dog friend in the neighborhood and everyone adores him…us most of all.

Thank you Homeward Pet for bringing him into our lives and for taking care of all of the wonderful dogs and cats in need of a new home.


Happy Tail – Harry!

Before we adopted Harry (formerly Lionel), we were trying to decide between a dog and a cat. How ironic that Harry is a hybrid!

He is quite a character.  He follows us everywhere. He is friendly of course with all and loves our adult daughters and their boyfriends.  He LOVES food, and will try to eat people food too so we have to be very vigilant when he is begging. He had gained one pound by his first vet visit. He is great with his litter box. He has discovered his favorite chair to sleep on at night in our den, which I now call Harry’s room.

We will send more pictures as his hair grows out. Thank you again for everything. We are all happy together.


Contact Information
Adoption Hours:
Our Address:
Wed - Sun, 12 - 6pm
P.O. Box 2293
13132 NE 177th Place
Woodinville, WA 98072
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is a non‑profit, no‑kill animal shelter. Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption.