Leave a Legacy

Homeward Pet’s Planned Giving programs enable our supporters to leave a legacy of kindness and make a significant impact on the lives of dogs and cats in need. Leaving a Legacy involves making arrangements to have Homeward Pet, and the homeless animals in our care, benefit from your assets now or in the future. Through Planned Giving, you can often make a more significant gift than you ever thought possible, while maximizing the financial and tax benefits to you, your estate, and your family.

A planned gift can be as simple as naming Homeward Pet as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy, or transferring long-term appreciated stock to Homeward Pet directly (rather than selling it and donating the after-tax proceeds).

Giving Opportunities

  • Make a bequest to Homeward Pet in your will. Charitable bequests can be a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after expenses and other gifts.
  • Name Homeward Pet as a beneficiary:
    • If you have a life insurance policy that is no longer needed to provide for dependents, consider naming Homeward Pet Adoption Center as the beneficiary.
    • Some assets, such as IRAs and other qualified retirement plans, do not pass directly through your will and require you to name a beneficiary. Consider making Homeward Pet a full or partial beneficiary.
    • Name Homeward Pet as beneficiary of a Certificate of Deposit (CD).
  • Appreciated Securities & Residential Property Donations are alternatives to a cash gift.
  • What will become of your beloved cat or dog after you are no longer able to care for them? Our Companion Legacy Program ensures that your pet will be well cared for should you part this world before them.

For more information on any of these Planned Giving options, or to let us know that you have already included Homeward Pet in your estate plans, please contact the Development Office, at 425-488-4444 ext.4006, or email . All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential, and imply no obligation to make a gift.

Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice. Please contact your attorney or financial advisor to determine what is best for your personal situation.

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.