National Cat Day!

Celebrate your feline friends on National Cat Day and everyday!  Have you cuddled your cat today!


Cinnamon Bun Loves his new house!

A Homeward Pet volunteer bought a scratcher house for our very active cat Cinnamon Bun. He is digging it!


The Healthy Happy Dog Summit

We’re incredibly fortunate to have Mikkel Becker on the Homeward Pet team! As a certified dog and cat trainer, co-author of five books in the “Ultimate Pet Lover” series, and the resident trainer for Mikkel is also an important part of our Adopter Support program. As Homeward Pet’s dog and cat behavior consultant, Mikkel helps our adopters solve behavior issues. Every month, Mikkel donates her time and expertise to provide one-on-one behavior consultations (by appointment) with our adopters and their newly adopted cat or dog, assessing each animal, reviewing the factors that can lead to specific behaviors, and providing a training and behavior plan moving forward.

Mikkel recently spoke on an online forum for dogs – ‘The Healthy Happy Dog Summit’ and chose Homeward Pet to be affiliated with and for donations to go to. You can register for this Summit, which will train YOU to provide the happiest, healthiest life possible for your pup! Now “sit” and learn from 25+ of the world’s experts on dog health! The Healthy Happy Dog Summit is online and FREE from October 26 – November 2, 2015.

If you miss these dates and still want to participate, a percentage of your registration will be donated to Homeward Pet when you register through this link:

Here’s the deal:

1) The Healthy Happy Dog Summit runs for FREE online from Oct. 26-Nov. 2

2) At any point during or after the event, people can choose to purchase the conversations with all thirty of the experts to keep in their personal library.

3) Anyone who registers with the above link is tracked to Homeward Pet!

5) Homeward Pet will earn 50% of the revenue from purchases.

6) From previous Summit data:  for every 1000 people you register, you will generate ~$2000 in revenue

Once you check out the Healthy Happy Dog Summit, with speakers like: Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Dr. Barbara Royal, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, Dr. Jean Dodds, Dr. Karen Becker, Victoria Stilwell, Jorge Bendersky, and Mikkel Becker—just to name a few of the thirty- We are confident you will see how powerful this FREE event is going to be.

Homeward Hero ~ Chris Yates

It’s been pure FANdemonium at Homeward Pet this month thanks to amazing volunteer and 12th WoMAN, Chris Yates. As a behavior team member and clinic volunteer, Chris knows in order for our shelter animals’ personalities to shine through, you’ve got to be in it to win it! For October’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month, Chris made more than 50 Seahawks bandannas in assorted sizes to celebrate our 12th Man’s Best Friend adoption event. Thanks Chris for helping to bring the Seahawks spirit to Homeward Pet!

Homeward Pet is fortunate to have more than 350 volunteers committed to our mission to give homeless animals a second chance. If you’d like to join the ranks of our dedicated volunteers and pursue your passion for animals, click here for more information.


Third Party Event Benefits HPAC Special Needs Dogs & Cats!

Hosting or organizing your own fundraising event is an outstanding way to raise funds for homeless animals in your community AND have fun with friends and family.

Recently, a Homeward Pet supporter hosted a “Classics & Vine” wine tasting event in support of our Whoopi’s Fund Special Needs animals. The event was a huge success, raising more than $4,500 dollars to help cover medical costs of animals in our care.

Events like “Classics & Vine” allow Homeward Pet to provide lifesaving care for our deserving animals. If you would like to learn how you can make a difference for the dogs and cats of Homeward Pet by hosting a fundraising event, contact Allison, Events Coordinator as for more information.

Thanks to all that attended “Classics & Vine” to make it such a rousing success!



Flyin’ Lions is our 12th Man!!!

Homeward Pet’s ’12th Man’s Best Friend’ promotion is made possible, in part, by Flyin’ Lions Screen printing & Embroidery!  Our staff look amazing in their ‘Homeward Pet – 12’ t-shirts.

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Have a Happy, Safe Halloween!

Halloween can be a stressful, and even potentially dangerous, time for your cat or dog.  And we’re not just talking about the ghosts and goblins.  Candy, decorations and dressing up can all be harmful to your pet.  But keeping your pets safe on Halloween doesn’t have to be scary.  Read our Tips for a Pet-Safe Halloween” in the Behavior & Health Tips section of our Resources page for ways to make this a safe, fun time of year for your four-legged fiend…er…friend.

Walk With Wag!

To celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Homeward Pet has partnered with the animal lovers at Wag!, the new dog-walking on demand company, to provide every one of our dog adopters a Wag! swag bag and 10 FREE dog walks (a $200 value), all month long!  Using the downloadable Wag! app, you can get a dog-walker instantly – like the Uber of dog-walking! – or schedule a walker on a recurring basis.  Wag! allows you to track your dog’s walk live on a GPS map, and you’ll get an emailed report card after every walk.  All of their walkers are screened, vetted and Wag! certified, bonded and insured, and you can choose your walker from online profiles and reviews, and even meet them before they take care of your precious pooch.

Seattle is the third Wag! city (after New York and LA), and they’ve already got walkers downtown, Ballard, Capitol Hill, Lake Union, Belltown, West Seattle and North Seattle, and soon in Bellevue, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.

Come to Homeward Pet this month to meet your 12th Man’s Best Friend, and get 10 free walks from Wag! with your dog adoption.

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Happy Tails – Helen and Stevie!

I just wanted to send a quick update, Helen & Stevie (now Elle and Malcolm) are doing well in their new home. They are playful and snuggly, and getting along just fine with their new dog friends.  Malcolm is already running the house and Elle has found her favorite spot on my lap.  Thank you again for bringing them into our home.  We couldn’t be happier.

All my best,
Brandi, Willie and Gracie (their new basset brother and sister)

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Happy Tail – Charley!

I adopted Charley (he was called Lucky at the shelter) in June and it honestly was the best decision I ever made! He and I go everywhere together and he gets me up and out of the house whenever I am feeling lazy. I was the type of person that was very hesitant to actually adopt due to the fact that I didn’t think I’d have time for the responsibility, but it’s really easy to blend having a dog into your life!  He is very well loved and fully a part of my family 🙂   -Brittany

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12th Man Promotion on New Day!

Did you see our Development team along with some of our adorable adoptable dogs on King 5’s New Day Northwest with Margaret Larson?  If not, check it out here!




Open House kicks off Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!

Homeward Pet is participating in the Pawsitive Alliance State wide Open House today, Saturday, Oct 3, and is kicking off Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month, presented by Wag!. with our ’12th Man’s Best Friend promotion.  With a full lobby and staff ready with their ’12th’ man t-shirts, it is going to be a stellar day!

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Our lobby full of animal lovers waiting to meet their match!

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First adoption of the day is Casper the cat!

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Roxie’s new family brought their 12th Man team spirit!

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Kennel Enrichment at HPAC

Check out how quickly Pearl (now in her forever home) figured out how the puzzle toy worked! Such a smart girl!


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.