Washington Week for the Animals 
August 19-27, 2017! 
*Please Contact us to organize or to be listed. 
New 2017 calendar below!
The Washington Week for the Animals team is actively working with organizations  across the entire state. Scores of events will be in the spotlight during the week.

 Please start planning your events now - Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate Washington's animals and orgs -joining together on their behalf.To plan, brainstorm or for ideas and suggestions, see contact us page.
Thank you to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)
Working K-9's and their Handlers!

42nd Military Police Brigade
attn: K9 Unit
JBLM, Washington 98433

During  Washington Week for the Animals, this is the perfect time to say thank you to all the brave military men, women, K9's and their handlers. Please send cards and letters to the above address. 
God Bless Our Troops! 
We love you and thank you for your service, JBLM.  

Located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's Puget Sound region, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) is the Defense Department's premiere military installation on the West Coast. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) provides world-class installation support to more than 40,000 active, Guard and Reserve Service members and about 15,000 civilian workers. The base supports 60,000 family members who live on and off base, and nearly 30,000 military retirees living within 50 miles.
Washington State Police Canine Unit 
The W.S.P.C.A. was founded in 1978. We are a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to advance Law Enforcement and Corrections K-9. Visit for cool info & how to help. 

Saturday, August 19th    (Celebrated all August- day & evening)
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day 2017!

Globally & throughout Washington state

Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of every August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel. Please find a way to help homeless animals who need us =especially on this day.

Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website.
http://www.isaronline.org/       http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad/

25 Washington Animals Shelters & Rescue Groups with links to loving pets!
Saturday,  August  19, 2017
CLEAR THE SHELTERS- Finding Forever Homes 2017
Across the USA
Click on the magnifying glass icon on the website  and type your "City, State" to find the nearest participating shelter or animal rescue . If your search yields no results, zoom out. Not all NBC stations participate in Clear the Shelters, and your closest shelter may be in a neighboring city. Contact the shelter directly to learn more about what discounts they will offer on Aug. 19.  Visit  http://www.cleartheshelters.com/

Saturday, August 19th      9:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Tacoma (& Pierce County)  Humane Society Clear the Shelters adoption event!

Tacoma Humane Society  2608 Center Street  Tacoma, 98409
You’re invited to the pet pawty of the summer! We’ll be open extra late to ensure all of our animals go out the door, and we’re offering some pretty sweet discounts:
– Rabbits & adult cats are free!
– Kittens & dogs are 40% off!
Never was there a better time to give the gift of a second chance ♥
Please note: if all of the animals are adopted by our normal closing time of 5:00 pm, then the society will close then. If after 5:00 pm animals are still available, we are committed to staying open as late as 9:00 pm. Animal receiving will be closed at 5:00 pm on the 19th.
Saturday, August 19th        8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Clear the Shelters adoption event! w/ Homeward Pet

Homeward Pet Adopt Center    13132 NE 177th Place     Woodinville, WA 98072

KING 5 and Rover.com are joining forces for Clear the Shelters, Saturday, August 19! Seven local shelters are participating to help find loving homes for animals in need - maybe even YOUR new best friend! 

History: 27 Years of Animal Rescue and Adoption!We were founded in 1990 under the name "Hooterville Pet Safehaus". We started with simple goals: save and re-home cats and dogs and educate the public about spaying and neutering their pets.

In 2002 Hooterville became Homeward Pet Adoption Center. Each year Homeward helps over 1,400 cats and dogs find their forever home. Too see the wonderful work and loving pets available visit  http://www.homewardpet.org/adopt/
                        Saturday, August 19th                      8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia Pet Parade  "Beauties and Beasts"

Heritage Park     330 5th Ave SW     Olympia, WA 98501

No need to register — just bring your dog, cat, rabbit, gerbil or other beloved pet in costume to join the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. For those who want to compete for prizes in the various costume competition categories, the lineup begins at 8 a.m. at Heritage Park, and judging runs from 8:30 to 9:45 p.m.  Amelia Dickson: 360-754-5445

The parade route runs from Fifth and Water streets up Fifth to Franklin, south on Franklin to Seventh, west on Seventh to Washington and into Sylvester Park. At the park, free ice cream and goodie bags are handed out to participants.onations of pet food are suggested and will benefit Concern for Animals.  Call for more info(510) 863-4735
Read more here:  http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article165792627.html
Saturday, August 19th                9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Royal Hounds Greyhound Meet and Greet

Puyallup Farmers Market-     Meridian & Pioneer     Puyallup, WA 98371

Our Mission: To facilitate the placement and adoption process of ex-racing and retired 
Greyhounds, and those bred for the racing industry.Come meet some of our dogs and learn about adopting a greyhound. http://www.royalhounds.org/

Royal Hounds is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization, comprised solely of volunteers, who give graciously of their time and love, to this noble breed with the common goal of finding secure and loving homes for the many ex-racing and retired Hounds that grace us with their presence. 

Our volunteers are committed to finding homes FIRST, and then determining what type of dog will best suit the approved adopters lifestyle and needs. Greyhounds are all different, having different temperaments and personalities. While some may seem similar, no two are alike. They require the correct setting if they are to thrive in their new home and adjust easily to their new life.  See our beautiful loving adoptables 
 Saturday, August 19th                               9:00 am- 7:00 pm
'Run like A Dog' Benefiting Thurston Humane Society     

South Bay Veterinary Hospital        600 South Bay Road NE  
Olympia, WA   360-456-7387

This year will be our Annual Run Like A Dog Event, benefiting the Thurston County Humane Society. The event includes a 5K race / 5K fun run/walk with your dog. Many runners bring their dogs, many leave them at home. In 2015, thanks to your support and that of our sponsors, we raised around $13,000 for the Thurston County Humane Society.
For more information, please call 360-456-7387 or email runlikeadog@gmail.com
Saturday, August 19th     9:00 am- 3:00 pm 
NWBR at Hounds on the Hill 

Bradley Lake Park     531 31st Ave SE         Puyallup, Washington 98374

Come out to Hounds on the Hill in Puyallup. Let's talk all things Boxer. Learn about adoption and volunteering. http://www.nwboxerrescue.org/

Nort West Boxer Rescue provide a full range of rescue services including the intake of boxers from shelters or owners, a thorough interview and adoption process and continuous follow-up with our adoptive homes, as well as providing assistance to any boxer home or other rescue that reaches out to us. Adopt http://www.nwboxerrescue.org/available-dogs
 Saturday, August 19th     10:00 am – 5:00 pm  
Homeward Pet 'Clear the Shelters' 

Homeward Pet    13132 NE 177th Place  Woodinville, WA 98072    425.488.4444

KING 5 and Rover.com are joining forces for Clear the Shelters, Saturday, August 19! Seven local shelters are participating to help find loving homes for animals in need - maybe even YOUR new best friend! http://www.homewardpet.org/
Homeward Pet Adoption Center is a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter serving the Greater Seattle area. Wed - Sun, 12 noon- 6 pm.
                     Saturday, August 19th                    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
BullsEye Dog Rescue Annual 'Pit Bulls on Parade'

Fort Steilacoom Park    8714 87th St SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 

Pit Bulls On Parade is an our annual fundraising event to improve public perception of our breed and support responsible pet ownership of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull type dogs thru education, advocacy and rescue. ALL BREEDS welcome, It is a fun event for all breeds. With help from sponsors in our community, BullsEye Dog Rescue presents the 2016 annual Pit Bulls on Parade.  Te event will feature demonstrations on
And a chance for you and your dog to even try some of these sports yourself!

The ever popular Pet Pit Bull Contest is back this year and will feature a NEW Fashion Show Contest. Dress you dog up in their finest outfits and walk the run way or show off your dogs best trick to show the public how great your Pit Bull is. Free microchipping for PitBulls! 

All shelters and rescue organizations are welcomed with their adoptable pit bulls and pit bull mixes.Please bring your booth and participate in our adoptable dogs Pit Bull Parade!
               Saturday, August 19th  10:00 am-5:00 pm                    
Northwest Boxer Rescue at Subaru's Big NW

Subaru's Big Northwest, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217, USA

Northwest Boxer Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer dog rescue organization serving the Pacific Northwest. We strive to rescue, medically rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned Boxers, as well as providing education to pet owners.
We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed permanent homes,  See loving adoptables http://www.nwboxerrescue.org/available-dogs

Big Northwest features:
* Thousands of Subaru's and Subaru enthusiasts!
* All Subaru Autocross     * All Subaru Car Show
* Huge vendor section w/ epic deals!   * Epic door prize raffle with thousands in giveaways just for coming!  * A variety of activities for our four legged friends
* Tons of misc. fun for the whole family!
Saturday, August 19th   10:00 am  to Sunday, August 20th  2:30 pm
Seattle Vegan Activists Leafleting at Hempfest

Meet at Broad St & Elliott Ave Broad St & Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Come help us to distribute Vegan Starter Kits & Why Vegans to the hoards of people that attend Hempfest.
Hempfest is a great opportunity to spread the veg message to all of the open-minded folks there. We're looking for people to help leaflet event-goers as they go into the festival.

We will be there on Saturday and Sunday. We will be "stationed" around Elliott Ave and Broad St. If you can help leaflet, anytime from 10am - 2:30pm please comment on this meet-up event at https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Vegan-Activists/events/242284090/
          Saturday,  August 19 & 20th             11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Seattle Humane Society New Location & 25.00 for Dogs 1 yr and Up in Honor of Solar Eclipse !
Seattle Humane Society    13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, Washington, WA 98005

Come meet Seattle Humane Society’s loving adoptable pets. $25.00 off adoption fees between Aug 18-20. 2017  Pls visit  http://www.seattlehumane.org/ 

Sunday – Wednesday |  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Thursday –  Saturday | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Phone: (425) 649-7563    Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org
Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography. Our community expects all adoptable animals to be humanely cared for and placed into loving homes, and keeping pets with families avoids pet homelessness. We get them here, get them healthy and happy, and get them home.     http://www.seattlehumane.org/adopt
Saturday, August 19th                          11:00 am- 12:00 noon
Reading with Rover @ Edmonds Library

Edmonds Public Library    650 Main Street     Edmonds, WA 98020

 This is a reading event for children. Therapy dogs and their handlers will be there to listen to children read aloud.  RWR Contact:   Tina Nelson, Email: tinaenf@comcast.net  Library Contact:   Edith Farrar (the Children's Librarian),  Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Phone: 425.771.1933. 
 Website http://www.sno-isle.org/page/?ID=1195 
Saturday, August 19th       11:00 am- 4:00 pm 
Pibble and All Paws Rescue Doggy Eclipse Adoption Event

Yelm Farm and Pet   11242 Bald Hill Rd SE  Yelm, WA 98597

The mission of this rescue is to prevent pets from going to the shelters and face euthanasia and educate pet owners. (360) 790-2266  Join our Doggy Eclipse to find your perfect companion at Yelm Farm and Pet, 11242 Bald Hill Rd, Yelm, WA.  Visit FB  https://www.facebook.com/pibbleandallpaws/
Saturday, August 19th     12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Emerald City Pet Rescue 'Clear the Shelters'
Emerald City   2962 1st Ave S         Seattle, WA 98134

Join JACK FM from 12pm-2pm at the Emerald City Pet Rescue (12pm-6pm) for lots of games and giveaways! Door Prizes, Food trucks, Lots of loving pets, Music, silent auction a whole day of fun. http://www.emeraldcitypetrescue.org/

Check out the ECPR's first annual anniversary celebration for local bands, food trucks, local organizations, door prizes, auction, and games...food by Wicked Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s! Visit JACKSeattle.com events page for more details. 
         Saturday, August 19th & Ongoing              12:00 noon-4:00 pm
Res Q Angels Pet Volunteer Opportunities

Res Q Angels         PO Box 11107            Yakima, WA 98909     (888)502-1615

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with RQA!  We have many volunteer opportunities; one surely will fit your needs.  Each position listed gives a brief description and the approximate time commitment.  There are so many ways you can help! See the list at 
        Saturday, August 19th (3 day event  )                            12 noon- 6:00 pm
Sea Shepherd @ 9th Boston Chapter GreenFest  

Boston City Hall Plaza     1 City Hall Plaza       Boston, MA  02201

Come join the Sea Shepherd Boston Chapter at Boston's GreenFest! As the region's largest multi-cultural environmental festival, Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we all can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities while having fun at the same time!

Some highlights of this year's GreenFest: a Native American Drum Ceremony, a Green Fireworks and Light Show, a Green FilmFest, an EcoCafe, an EcoGallery, and much more! GreenFest hours (Sea Shepherd booth):Sea Shepherd will be on hand selling authentic Sea Shepherd gear...so stop by to say hello, chat with us about our recent campaigns, and how you can become an Ocean Warrior!   Learn more https://my.seashepherd.org/
Saturday, August 19th                             10:00 am-3:00 pm
 Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County
 at 'Pit Bulls on Parade'

Fort Steilacoom Park     8714 87th Ave SW       Lakewood, WA 98498

Today, The Humane Society shelters more than 12,000 animals every year, maintains more than a dozen Humane Programs, and is at the forefront of the progessive animal welfare. Visit http://www.thehumanesociety.org/

We’ll be at Pit Bulls On Parade with a couple of our fine shelter specimens. Come on down, say hi, and support a great local rescue! Founded in 1888 by a handful of concerned citizens, The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County has grown into the state's largest animal welfare agency. We find loving homes for more than 6,000 pets a year, reunite thousands of lost pets with their owners, provide medical care for ill and injured shelter pets, and offer comprehensive low-cost spay-neuter programs.
Saturday, August 19th                              12:00 noon - 3:00 pm 
Seattle Animal Shelter 'Clear the Shelters' 

Mud Bay - Uptown 
522 Queen Anne Avenue North      Seattle, WA 98109  

Save the Date! On Aug. 19, 2017, NBC and Telemundo stations all across the country will team up with hundreds of shelters across the country, including the Seattle Animal Shelter, to match shelter pets with their forever homes.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is located on 15th Avenue West, one mile south of the Ballard Bridge, in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle.       206-386-7387
Visit http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/adopt
   Saturday, August 19th                        Schedule appt.
Second Chance Ranch
Second Chance Ranch   PO Box 111    Thorp, Washington  98946    (425) 443-4638

Adoption Process
All horses at Second Chance Ranch are adopted on a *contract and available to homes in WA and OR state.  Our goal is to match our horses with forever homes. The adoption process is simple yet thorough.   Visit  info@secondchanceranch.org
* A phone interview rather than written application
* If we have a potentially suitable horse, you will come out to meet the horses – bring trainers, spouse, parent or anyone involved in the decision
* You must ride the horse at least once to determine if this is a good match
* In some cases we will ask that you take the horse home for a trial (1 week to 1 month depending on the horse), to determine if the horse responds well in your environment before making a decision.   Visit http://www.secondchanceranch.org/
Saturday, August 19th         8:00 pm-1:00 pm
4th Annual INW Chive Summer Blowout 4.0, 
Fundraiser for SpokAnimal
Red Room           521 W Sprague Ave      Spokane, WA 99201

The 4th annual INW Chive Summer Blowout isteaming up with SpokAnimal to raise funds and do a supply drive for the shelter! With bands, games, a silent auction, and a few other tricks up their sleeves, this should be the BEST Blowout yet! Cover at the door will be $5, all of which will be donated to the shelter. Let's end our summer right and help all the animals!

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. is passionately dedicated to the placement, protection and health of animals through legislation, education and programs for pets and their people.
We have been given the unique privilege to assist our placement partners to address the critical issues surrounding the pets in their care, whether that be overpopulation, illness, or special needs animals. We help each of them day after day, animal by animal. Shelters and rescue groups work tirelessly to protect and save lives. With the support and encouragement of SpokAnimal, the animals in their care are given a second chance. This is not just an idea, this is reality.  http://www.spokanimal.org/adopt.php
Sunday, August 20th          10:00 am -6:00 pm
Seattle Humane Society 'Howl at the Moon!'

Seattle Humane Society  13212 SE Eastgate Way,  Bellevue, WA 98005

$25.00 off all dog adoptions 1 year old and up.  Seattle Humane promotes the human-animal bond by saving and serving pets in need, regardless of age, ability, circumstance or geography.

What sets Seattle Humane apart is that we are an open-door shelter with no time limits. That means we accept every animal in need of our help — regardless of age, breed, or physical condition. We provide them with the care they deserve for as long as it takes us to find them a loving home.   See our loving  pets that are waiting on forever homes.   http://www.seattlehumane.org/adoption/see-our-pets
 Sunday, August 20th             10:30 am- 3:00 pm
Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue    Dog Days of Summer 
 Lake Padden Park    4882 Samish Way     Bellingham, WA     98229

Calling all dogs and the people they love! The Whatcom Humane Society’s annual Dog Days of Summer Run/Walk & Festival is on Sunday, August 21st. The softball fields at Lake Padden Park in Bellingham will be transformed into a giant playground for dogs and their people. Festivities will include a 5k fun run/walk for dogs and people followed by a FREE Family festival for all animal lovers. 

The Dog Days of Summer festival will feature over 45 pet related vendors, interactive doggie games and contests, an animal caricaturist, canine demonstrations, a dog agility area, kids area, a vegetarian food court and much more. More information is available at  www.whatcomhumane.org
Sunday, August 20th                                 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Playtime at Magnuson Park – Seattle Area Great Dane Meetup Group

Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE                  Seattle, WA 98115               (206) 684-4946

The Magnuson off-leash area contains 9 acres. It is a place where city hounds can romp with buddies in Seattle’s biggest fully-fenced back yard for canines. This off-leash area is  only one inside city limits with water access (Lake Washington’s freshwater shoreline). 

This off-leash area has a small and shy dog area within the larger dog park. Fencing and signs were installed in coordination with the Magnuson Off Leash Area Group (MOLG). The small/shy dog area is located just to the south of the main entrance kiosk, accessible from NE 74th street.  Magnuson Park’s off-leash area is by far the largest, most popular and most widely used off-leash area in Seattle.  Visit  http://www.seattle.gov/parks/magnuson/
Sunday, August 20th                                11:00 am-3:00 pm
Farmers Markets at Tacoma & STAR

MetroParks STAR Center 3873 S. 66th Street        Tacoma, WA 98409

This lively Sunday Market, located in the heart of the MetroPark STAR Center and SERA Campus, brings the best of our local harvest to the South Tacoma community.  http://tacomafarmersmarket.com/south-tacoma-farmers-market/

You will find a diverse selection of local fruits, vegetables, flowers, mushrooms, bakery products, specialty food items and handcrafted items.  Live entertainment, cooking classes and workshops for the whole family. Follow us on Facebook to learn more about our upcoming seasonal events, cooking classes, workshops and music.
Sunday, August 20th                         12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Adoption Event/Meet and Greet:
 Greyhound Pets of America at Mud Bay

Mud Bay    3804 Bridgeport Way    University Place, WA 98466     253-565-1955

Dogs from Greyhound Pets of America will be available for meet and greet and to begin the adoption process at the  Mud Bay! Pls visit http://www.gnwgreyhounds.org/calendar.htm

GPA Greater NW is a non profit 5013(C) organization, dedicated to placing retired racing Greyhounds into homes through out the greater Northwest and Western Canada. We are an all volunteer organization, our primary focus is the care and placement of all Greyhounds, regardless of age, colors or even in some cases medical needs into the right loving forever homes.
Sunday, August 20th      1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
K9 Natural Bone Appétit | Optimism Brewing Seattle
Optimism Brewing Company   1158 Broadway     Seattle, WA 98122 

FREE EVENT | Ever fancied dining with your dog? Now’s your chance. We’ve teamed up with Optimism Brewing in Seattle to bring you our Bone Appétit event. On Sunday and Monday for two weeks, you’re invited to bring your four-legged friend along to the two venues, and receive a complementary dine in or takeaway meal from our doggy degustation menu. See below for event dates and times.

The menu will feature our nutritious Toppers range, which are designed to make your furry friend’s meal just that little bit more delicious. Helpful for when your dog’s a picky eater. The menu also features our new puppy range, for our littlest fur friends.

The catch? There’s none, really.  Bone Appétit!   http://www.seattledogspot.com/event/k9-natural-bone-appetit-optimism-brewing-seattle/
Sunday, August 20th     2:30 pm-til
Seattle Vegan Activists Leafleting at Hempfest

Meet at Broad St & Elliott Ave Broad St & Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98101​

Come help us to distribute Vegan Starter Kits & Why Vegans to the hoards of people that attend Hempfest.
Hempfest is a great opportunity to spread the veg message to all of the open-minded folks there. We're looking for people to help leaflet event-goers as they go into the festival.

We will be there on Saturday and Sunday. We will be "stationed" around Elliott Ave and Broad St. If you can help leaflet, anytime from 10am - 2:30pm please comment on this meet-up event at  https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Vegan-Activists/events/242284090/
Sunday, August 20th        3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile Adoption Event
Mud Bay – Greenwood    8532 1st Ave. NW     Seattle, WA 98117

Come to the MaxMobile meet some of our pets available for adoption. If you would like the MaxMobile to come to one of your events or store, please contact Yvonne to schedule a time at maxmobile@seattlehumane.org

hLet us help you find your perfect four-legged match today! Take a look at our adoptable pets using the links below  and see even more pets in person at our shelter in Bellevue!  http://www.seattlehumane.org/adoption/see-our-pets
    Monday, August 21st                        Ongoing
               King County Regional Animal Services                 
 ~Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services~

King County Pet Adoption Center     21615 64th Ave. S.              Kent, WA 98032

All cats and dogs from the King County Pet Adoption Center are spayed or neutered before adoption.   Monday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.  Tuesday - Friday: 12 noon - 6 p.m.          Saturday - Sunday: 12 noon - 5 p.m 

However, if your pet has not been altered, most veterinary clinics provide spay/neuter services. If you're looking for a lower cost option, consider contacting one of the orgs below.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services also at -----  Pasado's Safe Haven, C3 Seattle, PAWS,  Valley Animal Partners (Snoqualmie Valley residents only)Pawsitive Alliance, South County Cats.  Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) provides service to the unincorporated portion of King County as well as within the boundaries of the contracting cities listed on website. pets@kingcounty.gov
206-296-PETS (7387) Website http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices/
Monday, August 21st        Ongoing 
Seattle Animal Shelters & Rescue Groups
Monday, August 21st            Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Washington's Chained Dogs

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form or join a state coalition(s).    http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Monday, August 21st and Ongoing

Veg Seattle                 c/o NARN          PO Box 15618           Seattle, WA 98115 

The primary objective of Veg Seattle is to present info on why and how to become vegetarian and vegan, inc about every veg-related resource in the Seattle area.
Modeled after VegDC.com, VegSeattle.com joins a growing list of one-stop vegetarian resource sites for different U.S. cities and regions, including VegPA.net (formerly VegPhilly.com), and VegOhio.com, among others.

VegSeattle.com includes lists of veg-friendly restaurants, grocers, meat and dairy substitutes, veg products, local support and community groups, health and other articles, veg-related FAQs, and much more. If you have questions, please call us at (206) 250-7301. Visit website at  http://www.vegseattle.com/
 Monday, August 21st  and Ongoing
Blue Mountain Humane Society Education Outreach

Blue Mountain Humane Society   7 George Street      Walla Walla, WA 99362

Attention All Schools and Teachers!If you would like BMHS to visit your class (or classes) to make a presentation on Humane Education, please contact Nicole King, Director of Humane Outreach at: 509-525-2452 or humaneoutreach@bluemountainhumane.org

Blue Mountain Humane Society has committed not to euthanize healthy, adoptable animals for space. We do not use the term "No-Kill" to describe our efforts, as we maintain that there are situations where euthanasia is the most humane outcome for a particular animal based on injury, other medical needs, temperament or disposition. We will continue our efforts to educate, inform and equip our community with the tools required to accomplish our goal to end pet overpopulation and homelessness.  •Shelter Phone: 509.525-2452  •Business Office: 509.529.5188
 Visit website http://www.bluemountainhumane.org./about.php
   Tuesday, August 22nd                              12:00 noon - 3:00 pm 
Homeward Pet 9 Lives for $9 this August!

Homeward Pet    13132 NE 177th Place        Woodinville, WA 98072

9 Lives for $9 this August! You heard right! 9 Lives for $9 at Homeward Pet This August, Homeward Pet is offering $9 cat adoptions, August 1-31st! Come find the finest, friendly, furry feline for your family...for just $9 on all cats 2 years and up! 

You can help keep pets with their families by making a donation of dog or cat food at any one of the locations on our website. See locations and learn mroe.  http://www.homewardpet.org/programs/foodDrops.html
Tuesday, August 22nd     5:00 pm til 
Pacific Northwest Vegan Singles
Vegan Taco Tuesday and board games

Highline  210 Broadway Ave E     Seattle, WA 98102 (206) 328-7837

Join us every Tuesday for some delicious vegan cuisine and board games! The Highline on Broadway has a complete vegan menu with many options.
htt     p://www.highlineseattle.com/food/      

Happy Hour drink pricing starts at 5:00 and will be extended to 8:00 PM - includes $1 off all wells, beers and infused liquor drinks. $4 off pitchers. Each week the kitchen experiments with a new delicious dish for us! So join us for out next foodie/board game night! There is outdoor seating if the weather is as nice as it's forecast to be. I will bring some games to play but please feel free to bring your own!    https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Vegan-Singles/events/242606025/
Tuesday, August 22nd                 6:45 am- 4:00 pm
Pasado’s Pierce County Spay Station – Auburn 
Free & Low Cost Spay n Neuter

Pet Pros Lakeland,  Auburn 1404 Lake Tapps Pkwy E.  Auburn, WA 98092 

If you have a dog or cat that you would like to have spayed or neutered, it’s a wonderful time to take advantage of this low cost option! If you are on public assistance or are low income then the surgery is FREE! We also offer vaccines, flea prevention, and microchips! Get in line by 6:45 am. 

Every day we try hard to get on as many pets as possible. IF we are unable to get your pet on board, we will get you set up with a guaranteed appointment for a future date. Because we can fit on more cats than dogs, you can make appointments for your cats (CATS only) on our website: https://hs4.humanesolution.com/ScheduleOnline/Start/970
Wednesday, August 23rd                          All day
Missy's Birthday--Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Chimpanzee Sancutary PO Box 952 Cle Elum, WA 98922  509-699-0728

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) is located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, due east of Seattle. CSNW is one of only nine sanctuaries in the country that cares for chimpanzees. diana.goodrich@gmail.com

CSNW was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries. CSNW provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes.
Email info@chimpsanctuarynw.org
Wednesday, August 23rd       6:00 pm-8:30 pm 
Pet Portrait, Paints, and Pints Event

Dog Days Brewing 260 4th St,     Bremerton, WA 98337

Join Rimbert Illustration, Dog Days Brewing, and local animal advocacy group Their Voice in a group led painting extravaganza. Learn painting techniques while you enjoy locally crafted beer and leave with an original masterpiece! No artistic experience is required. Your prepaid reservation will include step by step instruction from an experienced artist, all of your art supplies and your first beverage. 

Seats are limited and events sell out quickly. Sign up today! • A portion of your purchase will go towards Their Voice, a local non profit animal advocacy group. • There will also be a raffle for some fun pet themed baskets and other great items as well (including lots of yummy treats donated by Naturally 4 Paws Pet Store)! • You don't need to paint to attend this event. Please come on by, have a tasty locally crafted beer, and support a great cause.  Visit http://www.their-voice.org/
Thursday, August 24th        11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Multi Group Pet Fairs at Starbucks Center Plaza!
Starbucks Center Plaza  2401 Utah Ave. S.,       Seattle, WA 98134  206-467-9500

Join Emerald City Pet Rescue, Seattle Humane  and other incredible organizations and services ops to celebrate the amazing work everyone does to help and promote awareness for animals. Meet adorable adoptable rescue animals! Get some yummy pet treats! Come out and learn about local services and organizations in the animal community! We look forward to seeing you there!
Visit  https://www.bringfido.com/event/31456   
                                        Thursday,  August 24th                       11:00 am- 3:00 pm
August is Immunization Month 
Animal Services     3120 Martin Way      Olympia, WA  98506     (360) 352-2510

Learn more.  http://jointanimalservices.org/immunization-awareness-month/ 
Adopt one of loving adoptables. http://jointanimalservices.org/availablepets.htm
Animal Services     3120 Martin Way      Olympia, WA  98506     (360) 352-2510
Adopt a homeless animal from a Washington shelter 
or rescue group !

Thursday, August 24th                                    5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Seattle Animal Shelter Pet Loss Support Group

Seattle Animal Shelter  Upper Level Conf Room         2061 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119            206-386-7387 

The Pet Loss Support Group provides a safe, supportive place where pet owners who have lost a beloved animal can share stories about their pet and work through their grief. Groups are led by trained facilitators. Look at our loving adoptables just waiting for a forever loving home. http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/adopt
Thursday, August 24th           dusk 
Seattle Outdoor Movies  

Magnuson Park      7400 Sand Point Way NE.,            Seattle, WA  98115

Seattle Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park summer events sponsored by PEMCO Insurance. Events feature big screen flicks, live entertainment, trivia and Seattle’s best food trucks. 2016 is the sixth season of the PEMCO outdoor cinema at Magnuson Park. Events run weekly on Thursdays evenings from July 7 – Aug. 27, 2016. Presented by Seattle Children’s Mus.
Friday, August 25th      Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs

Table of State Dog Tether Laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). Contact community leaders. 

Support your local and state orgs who are building fences and unchaining dogs one sweet and lonely dog at a time.
Friday, August 25th         9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CHEW Books for Barks Sale
Mud Bay – Gig Harbor  4816 Point Fosdick Dr NW     Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Come and find that book or CD you always wanted at discount prices! All proceeds go to support your local favorite dog rescue -CHEW!  HEW Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned dogs, dogs scheduled for euthanasia due to shelter space limitations, and other dogs who need us. 

We are always looking to find additional foster homes and acquire funding for veterinary care and other essential elements of dog rescue to allow us to help more dogs in need. Organized in 2006 to advocate for a fenced off-leash dog park in the Gig Harbor area, we now dedicate our time to rescuing dogs in need. Adopt! https://www.chewdogrescue.org/index.php/adopt

Adoptions! Today We'll be at Petco 4-7 pm for the adoption event that happens on the 4th Friday every month at Petco in Gig Harbor, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 5190 Borgen Blvd Ste 201 
Gig Harbor, WA 98332  (253) 858-1606
Friday, August 25th                        3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Seattle Animal Shelter Protect Your Pet - 
Vaccination & License Clinic

Seattle Animal Shelter     2061 15th Ave W   Seattle, WA 98119

Pet License Sales - Enter Shelter via South Parking Lot  Vaccinations & Microchipping - Good Neighbor Vet van located in shelter's South Parking Lot .Purchase or renew your Seattle Pet License at this event and receive a FREE Rabies vaccination for the licensed pet.   All dogs must be on leash, and all cats must be in carriers.  206-386-7387 (PETS)

Other vaccinations and services (including microchipping) will be available. Please see GoodNeighborVet.com for details.   http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/
Friday, August 26th                     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society Bucky Awards 

Pybus Public Market, 3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA 98801

​The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a private non-profit organization and our mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by taking care of displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, continuing our spay/neuter program, investigating cruelties and finding homes for the orphaned animals. 
See adoptables http://www.wenatcheehumane.org/adoption-process/ http://www.wenatcheehumane.org/calendar/ 
Saturday, August 26th      All Day 
National Park Service Birthday-Free Admission

Celebrate @NatlParkService's 101st birthday with free entrance to all national parks Saturday, August 26. #FindYourPark #NPS101

List of National Parks located in Washington-Wow! 

The Optimal U.S. National Parks List/Map

Washington's Parks
186 State Parks • 26 State Recreation Areas • 3 State Forests
6 State Fish Hatcherys • 6 State Wildlife Areas • 1 State Wildlife Management Area
6 State Fish Hatcherys • 3 National Parks • 7 National Forests
2 National Historic Sites • 2 National Historic Parks • 20 National Wildlife Refuges
3 National Recreation Areas
Saturday, August 26th                          8:00 am- 12 noon
Spokane Farmers' Market

Spokane Farmers' Market  20 W 5th Ave                              Spokane, WA 99201

The Spokane Farmers’ Market Association is a group of farmers from the Spokane area who joined together in 1998 to operate the Spokane Farmers’ Market as an independent and self-managed farmers’ market in downtown Spokane. Our vendor members bring fresh vegetables and fruits in stunning variety and abundance, as well as baked goods, cheese, honey, bedding plants, and other products to the market for sale.    http://www.spokanefarmersmarket.org/
Saturday, August 26th     9:00 am-1:30 pm 
Auburn Valley Humane Society Barkfest & Rover Romp 

Roegner Park    601 Oravetz Rd SE,         Auburn, WA   98092

Annual Free Family and Pet Friendly Event. 3K/5K Run/Walk with the family dog
Dog costume contest and Muttsical chairs, Demonstrations,  Specialty vendors
visit http://auburnvalleyhs.org/outreach-events/

The Auburn Valley Humane Society enriches the lives of companion animals and people through animal sheltering, programs, services and community engagement

AVHS is a local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit, which relies on pet licensing fees and donations to fund the shelter and educational programs. Adopt a loving pet today!   http://auburnvalleyhs.org/adopt-a-pet/
     Saturday, August 26th  Ongoing  
WA Low Cost & Free Spay and Neuter Directory!
    Saturday, August 26th                                  8:00 am — 1:30 pm
PAWSwalk 2017

Marymoor Park      6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE      Redmond, WA 98052

Gather your friends and your fur-family members, and join the best walk in the park you'll do all summer!  PAWSwalk raises year-round funding for all animals in need at PAWS. Your big-hearted generosity means that animals like three-week-old kittens who are in need of round-the-clock care, or orphaned Harbor Seal pups who can't survive without their mothers, get a second chance at life. http://www.pawswalk.net/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1160646

PAWS' Mission   PAWS is a champion for animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.
Saturday– August 26th   9:00 am-til
Wenatchee Valley Humane Society FIDO Dog Walks

Meet at the on the loop trail behind Pybus market, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, WA 98801

Wenatchee Valley FIDO Weekly pack walks (dog walks) have resumed! We meet every Saturday at 9 am, on the loop trail behind Pybus market, near the boat-launch restrooms.

All dogs must be on leash. Bring doggie waste bags and water. Join us for a friendly Pack Walk with dog people and their canine companions. You can walk as long as you want…long, short…doesn’t matter. Just nice to get together with other “dog people” and their dogs, visit, get caught up on the latest info on the off-leash dog park… and the dogs love the exercise!

 Saturday, August 26th             10:00 am- 4:00 pm  
Walla Walla Animal Shelter/Blue Mt Humane Adoptions 

Shelter        7 E. George        Walla Walla, WA 99362

Shelter Hours:  Monday through Friday – 12:00pm to 6:00pm  Saturday – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday – CLOSED   http://bluemountainhumane.org/adopt/
Check out our loving adoptables. 
Browse the animals online or stop by during out shelter hours.
2. Get to know the animal. Play with them, take them for a quick walk, observe their behavior.
3. Talk to our staff about the animal. Learn about their personality!
4. Once you’ve decided to adopt, fill out an adoption application. Dogs over the age of 6 months can go on a home-trial to make sure they are your perfect match. Puppy, cat, and kitten adoptions can be finalized that day! . Receive a lifetime of unconditional love!
Saturday, August 26th     11:00 am - 2:00 pm
SpokAnimal Music, Mutts and More!

 Progressions Credit Union      2919 E Mission Ave     Spokane WA 99202 

Looking for love? Look no further! We will have dogs and cats for adoption that day who will make the perfect love connection with your family!  SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. is passionately dedicated to the placement, protection and health of animals through legislation, education and programs for pets and their people.  http://www.spokanimal.org/adoptdogs.php

Our Vision
SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. will lead the community in a humane, effective, proactive and professional effort to preserve and promote the human-companion animal bond. We will do this from a state-of-the-art facility that is a safe haven for animals, and through a comprehensice educational program that concentrates on teaching kindness, wellness and compassion for pets and their people. for pets and their people.  Shelter  710 N Napa Street, Spokane WA 99202 • (509) 534-8133 
Saturday, August 26th                                   11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Harbor WildWatch Guided Beach Walk

Kopachuck State Park   10712 St. NW      Gig Harbor, WA  98335

Join Harbor WildWatch at the beach this summer! Meet our trained Naturalists and Volunteers to explore the intertidal habitat at low tide. There is no better way to learn about your local environment then to stroll the shore, investigate unique animals and discover how you can be a Puget Sound Steward! Beach walks begin on the hour within the scheduled time; look for the blue Harbor WildWatch canopy located near the shore. We hope you will join us this summer to explore Puget Sound! Learn more about Harbor WildWatch and view the complete summer schedule at, www.harborwildwatch.org.
Event Info: (253) 514-0187. Ages: All ages     Free    www.harborwildwatch.org
Saturday, August 26th     1:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kitsap Humane Society Adoptapalooza

Mud Bay Pet Supply  4816 Point Fosdick Dr NW  Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Saturday August 26th Kitsap Humane Society will be at Mud Bay in Gig Harbor! We will have dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds and personalities available for adoption! Come in and meet a new best friend!  Look at the loving pets, beauties!    Visit http://www.kitsap-humane.org/adopt/available-pets/
  Saturday, August 26th     11:00 am-3:00 pm
SPOT @ Open House Celebration

Tractor Supply       Lee Boulevard      Richland, WA  99352    360-874-7486

We are proud to join The Tractor Suppy Company in their Open House Celebration on Saturday. They are in the old Albertson's on College way near Hobby Lobby

The mission of our all-volunteer organization is to provide the Skagit Valley and surrounding areas with an alternative method of caring for and adopting out companion animals. We strive to provide an alternative adoption option without the risk of euthanizing healthy,adoptable pets.  http://www.savingpetsoneatatime.org/#!adoption-info/kb331
                        Saturday, August 26th                   11:00 am-3:00 pm
KHS Meow and Bow Wow Adoption Event

Boomer’s Pet Boutique     18932 Front St NE          Poulsbo, WA 98370

Dogs and cats of all sizes, breeds, and personalities will be available for adoption when we are in-store at Boomer’s Pet Boutique in Downtown Poulsbo! Come meet our adoptable animals from 11am-3pm and take home a new best friend!

Phone (360) 692-6977.  Website is   http://www.kitsap-humane.org/
If you are intersted in volunteering, pls visit website for more info. 
Saturday August 26th  12 noon to 5:00 pm
MEOW Cat Rescue 20th Anniversary 
MEOW    10600 NE 68th, Suite F  Kirkland, WA 98033
(p) 425.822.6369

We are excited to welcome potential adopters back into our shelter and escort our cats and kittens into their new adopted homes and start the happy endings.  We do have several kittens available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting kittens, please read our adoption policies, especially as they pertain to kittens. AKA Mercer Island Eastsife Waifs
Saturday, August 26th        12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Seattle Animal Shelter Felines First Rescue

Mud Bay - Uptown   522 Queen Anne Avenue North     Seattle, WA 98109  

Cats from Seattle Animal Shelter's Fabulous Feline Unit will be available for adoption at the adoption Center at Uptown which is located in the back of the Uptown (Queen Anne) Mud Bay. Shelter phone 206-386-7387 (PETS) See animals ready for adoption.  http://www.seattle.gov/animal-shelter/adopt
Saturday, August 26th      12:00 noon- 5:00 pm
ARF & Old Dog Haven  -Dog Days at Skookum Brewery
Skookum Brewery   17925 59th Ave NE       Arlington, WA 98223

Join the "Scavenger Hunt" and be entered to win a special vendor basket from Skookum Brewery! Visit with Old Dog Haven, Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett, Pet Pros, PupCakes, LLC, Julie Austin Photography and of course yummy food from Rock N Rollin Eats! Dog Washes.  Gonna be a GREAT day! https://www.facebook.com/SaveAMutt/

ARF was established in 2005 to support the work of the Everett Animal Shelter (EAS), Snohomish County’s largest and only open-admission shelter. ARF is uniquely poised to provide assistance directly to the animals who most need it by funding medical expenses that fall outside the shelter’s budget.  http://www.everettarf.org/home/events

Old Dog Haven is a small nonprofit group using a large network of foster homes to provide a loving safe home for abandoned senior dogs in western Washington. When we have room and the means, we take these dogs into our homes. We adopt out those dogs with a reasonable life-expectancy.  https://olddoghaven.org/dog_category/adoptable-dogs/
Everett Animal Shelter https://everettwa.gov/161/Adopt-a-Pet

Saturday, August 26th         12:00  noon-4:00 pm
Emerald City Pet Rescue 3rd Anniversary Celebration

Emerald City Pet Rescue    2962 1st Ave S.    Seattle, WA 98116    206-466-5002

Come join us to celebrate Emerald City Pet Rescue's 3rd Anniversary!!! There will be Live music, pet food vendors, fellow Rescues, beer garden, food trucks, adoptable dogs to meet, and more!  http://seattle.carpediem.cd/events/4044237-emerald-city-pet-rescue-3rd-anniversary-celebration-at-emerald-city-pet-rescue/

Adopt!  https://www.facebook.com/EmeraldCityPetRescue.org/
Saturday, August 26th             1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adoption Event/Meet and Greet - Greyhound Pets Inc

Mud Bay - Burien      148 Southwest 148th Street       Seattle, WA 98166 

Dogs from Greyhound Pets Inc. will be available for adoption at the Burien Mud Bay. There will also be staff from the organization there to answer any questions you might have about this amazing breed!  Visit   http://www.greyhoundpetsinc.org/
Saturday(s) August 26th                         3:30 pm-4:30 pm 
HHS Happy Paws Adoption Days Pet Food Bank 

The Humane Society at Happy Paws  360-652-5844.
HappyPaws Farm       9933 Old Burn Rd         Arlington, WA  98223 

Low Income Animal Food Bank. May be later in day if we have offsite adoption event that Saturday.BR> Sundays: By appointment in the afternoon - 24 hr notice required
Mon-Fri: By appointment in the afternoon - 24 hr notice required.

Many of our adoptable dogs are out at off-site homes. The dogs are the shelter are mainly special needs dogs. Email hmnsoc@aol.com to arrange an appointment
to see these dogs. Phone: 360-652-5844.
Donations of food for this food bank are always welcomed. Email hmnsoc@aol.com if you wish to donate food. We give out about 2,000 lbs of food each month. 
Saturday, August 26th          4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mutts ‘n Martinis – A Yappy Hour
Cascade Heights Veterinary Center   9832 15th Ave SW   Seattle, WA 98106 

Furry Faces Foundation and Cascade Heights Veterinary Center Announces our First Ever ‘Mutts ‘n Martinis… a yappy hour’.
Get your cocktail attitude on and bring your dog! Local guest bartenders each featuring their signature drink; delish noshes; doggie pools; a dog ruff-le; games for humans and dogs;silent and live auction; and more. You don’t have to bring a dog to attend…you just need to love dogs like we do. Special Guests
-Cascade Heights Veterinary Center  -Ola Salon…get your dog’s brows done  -K9 Natural Pet Food
-Full Tilt Ice Cream   -The Escape Artist     -Lika Love (mobile fashion van)

FFaces 3 provides support for people who may need assistance to care for their companion animals, and in doing so, provides the community a vehicle for compassionate social assistance as well.We also act as a resource to our Greater West Seattle, South Park, White Center, and Boulevard Park neighbors. Folks call us about pet nutrition; who to adopt from; Vet recommendations; pet behavior issues; and more. Our focus is always helping improve the human/animal bond, which is critical in keeping animals with their people. http://www.furryfacesfoundation.org/about.html
                Saturday, August 26th                  Schedule visit 
Wolf Haven International

Wolf Haven Int'l      3111 Offut Lake Rd. SE    Tenino, WA  98589 800.448.WOLF 

Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for over 180 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. Guided 50-minute walking visits offer guests a rare, close-up view of wolves. Wolf Haven provides a variety of educational programs, participates in multi-agency Species Survival Plan programs for critically endangered wolves and advocates for wolves in the wild.

Wolf Haven is located in South Puget Sound, between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.  Visitors can also follow a walking trail through beautiful native Mima Mound prairie and enjoy the native flowers, birds, butterflies that can be found there.   http://wolfhaven.org/
Saturday evenings August 26th         Hours per Brewery 
BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog to these Breweries

Heading out to meet friends, but don't want to leave your dog at home? Here is a list of 10 local breweries happy to see your furry friend:
Sunday, August 27th           7:00 am -5:00 pm 
Visit An Icon on the Horizon-Mount Ranier 
Mt Ranier 55210 238th Avenue East  Ashford, WA 98304 Phone: (360) 569-2211

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits. https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/hours.htm
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Sunday, August 27th           10:00 am - 5:00 pm
CHEW Books for Barks Sale
Mud Bay – Gig Harbor 4816 Point Fosdick Dr NW  Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Come and find that book or CD you always wanted at discount prices! All proceeds go to support your local favorite dog rescue -CHEW!   Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned dogs, dogs scheduled for euthanasia due to shelter space limitations, and other dogs who need us. 

We are always looking to find additional foster homes and acquire funding for veterinary care and other essential elements of dog rescue to allow us to help more dogs in need. Organized in 2006 to advocate for a fenced off-leash dog park in the Gig Harbor area, we now dedicate our time to rescuing dogs in need. Adopt! https://www.chewdogrescue.org/index.php/adopt

Adoptions! We'll be at Petco 4-7 pm for the adoption event that happens on the 4th Friday every month at Petco in Gig Harbor, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 5190 Borgen Blvd Ste 201 
Gig Harbor, WA 98332 (253) 858-1606
Sunday, August 27th    10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Project Canine Therapy Dog Class (Seattle)   
Location: Classes, exams, and Practice Lab are held at the address in your confirmation email. 

This is Step 1 in our 4 step process for teams to become certified. In this class you will learn best practices for safety and handling as well as the policies, procedures and protocols required by Project Canine. This class is for you and your dog. Sign up for class now!

Project Canine is a Seattle, WA based 501(c)3 with satellites in Kitsap County, WA and Oregon dedicated to bringing great people and great dogs together to produce great outcomes. We provide therapy dog training, certification, and outreach. Sign up   https://www.projectcanine.org/seattle-therapy-dog-schedule/
Sunday,  August 27th                     10:00  am. - 2:00 p.m
Concern for Animals 'Free Services for Seniors' 
 Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County area 

To promote the welfare of animals and keep families together, Concern for Animals (CFA) provides spay/neuter and medical care funding, pet food bank and rescue & adoption programs in the Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County area   .​
     info@concernforanimals.org      Phone  (360) 456-8176  pls call us. 
                                   Sunday, August 27th                        11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kitsap Humane Society Offsite Adoption Day

Petsmart    9588 Ridgetop Blvd. NW    Silverdale, WA 98383  (360) 692-1514 

Come see our loving dogs for adoption! Today Kitsap Humane Society serves Kitsap County and beyond, and cares for dogs and cats, small pets (like rabbits and birds) and occasional farm animals/livestock.

KHS is an independent, nonprofit organization. While it contracts with Kitsap County and Kitsap municipalities to provide animal control services, the majority of funding for the operations of the shelter and vet services comes from private donations. Open every day except Tuesday.   Phone  (360) 692-6977 Adopt! http://www.kitsap-humane.org/adopt/available-pets/
Sunday, August 27th                      11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Northwest Battle Buddies – Celebrate Freedom and Family Day

Alderbrook Park         24414 NE Westerholm Rd.   Brush Prarie, WA   98606

Our dog walk has expanded to a day event, where families can come and enjoy all the amenities Alderbrook Park has to offer as well as a car show, live music and a catered bbq (pre-registered only).
Sunday, August 30th                   K9 Demonstration @ 2:30pm       
Car Show starts at 11am              Dog Walk @ 3:00pm
Opening Ceremony 2pm             Catered BBQ @ 4pm til 6pm
Pls visit  www.northwestbattlebuddies.org
 Sunday, August 27th                    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Seattle Animal Shelter Cat & Critter Adoption Event

Mud Bay - Uptown (Lower Queen Anne) 
Adoption Ctr at Uptown Mud Bay    522 Queen Anne Ave N   Seattle, WA 98109

Come meet fabulous cats and critters available for adoption at this event. These wonderful pets have been in foster care, waiting for their forever homes.   Learn more on our adoption page on our website.   http://www.seattle.gov/animalshelter/Adoptnow.htm
Event Contact  Phone 206-386-4294     www.seattleanimalshelter.org 
 Sunday, August 27th       12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Sunday Funday for Kitsap Humane Society Pets 

Winery   7671 NE Day Road     Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 Eleven Winery will be donating 100% of their tasting fees (that’s right:100%!!!!!!), and 10% of all bottle purchases to Kitsap Humane Society. This event will be held at the Winery location only, which is open 12 pm-5 pm.         http://elevenwinery.com/

The #1 priority at Kitsap Humane Society is saving animals’ lives. The Kitsap Humane Society provides comfort and care to thousands of animals in Kitsap County, and the expert medical care and rehabilitation each animal needs to become strong, healthy and adopted into new, loving homes. Donations are critical to giving more animals a second chance. Kurt Lindsay will also be playing for us from 1-4pm!  Drink great wine while supporting the Kitsap Humane Society!     http://www.kitsap-humane.org/adopt/available-pets/
Sunday, August 27th              1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Save-A-Mutt Paint & Pour 

Save-A-Mutt      P.O. Box 423       Silvana, Washington 98287     (206) 999-1665

Let's continue the fun of the Dog Days of Skookum with a very special Paint & Pour. Island Girl Paint Party will be walking us through this very fun image of two dogs in the back of a pickup!Tickets are only $40 and profits benefit Save-A-Mutt!   https://www.facebook.com/SaveAMutt/

Price even includes your first beverage to get your creative juices flowing. Space is limited - so get your ticket today. dogdayspaintpour.brownpapertickets.com
Sunday, August 27th       1:30 pm 
Sunday gathering at The Sunlight Cafe

Sunlight Cafe    6403 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115

Here's a real throw-back cafe! Connie Adams/- As seen in the Northwest Food and Drink Seattle DINING! Blog. Sometimes life doesn’t have to be complicated. In August of 1976, five women interested in eating healthy foods and being employed chose to open a vegetarian restaurant. 35 years later, the Sunlight Café is still offering tasty and healthy food in a casual environment.

Slow changes over the years have been due to food consciousness evolving. They’ve begun offering vegan and gluten-free items.Yay for us!  Hope to see you there!  https://www.meetup.com/Vintage-Vegans/events/242291650/
Sunday, August 27th           2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Yakima Humane Society 11th Annual Paws in the Pool

Franklin Pool   2101 Tieton Dr, Yakima, Washington 07416

11th annual Paws in the Pool. On the last day of operation, Franklin Pool will open for a day of doggies swimming fun. Dogs need to follow their owner’s rules and are free to do as they please. All breeds, shapes and sizes are welcome. No aggressive dogs or owners please. Dogs must be leashed until inside the pool area and must have current vaccinations. Donations accepted for the Humane Society. https://www.facebook.com/pg/yakimahumane/events/
Sunday, August 27th                                      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
SpokAnimal Doggie Dips!

Comstock Pool     10 N Napa Street,     Spokane WA 99202 • (509) 534-8133

Bring your four-legged friend to the last splash of the season, and help raise funds for the Dog Park at High Bridge! $10 per dog, please bring proof of current rabies vaccination for each one!! 

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. is passionately dedicated to the placement, protection and health of animals through legislation, education and programs for pets and their people.
We have been given the unique privilege to assist our placement partners to address the critical issues surrounding the pets in their care, whether that be overpopulation, illness, or special needs animals. We help each of them day after day, animal by animal. Shelters and rescue groups work tirelessly to protect and save lives. With the support and encouragement of SpokAnimal, the animals in their care are given a second chance. This is not just an idea, this is reality.  http://www.spokanimal.org/adoptdogs.php

Sunday, August 27th from 3pm to 4:30pm at Comstock Pool    Monday, August 28th from 5:30pm to 7pm at Shadle Pool     Tuesday, August 29th from 5:30pm to 7pm at Hillyard Pool
Wednesday, August 30th from 5:30pm to 7pm at Cannon Pool    Thursday, August 31st from 5:30pm to 7pm at Liberty Pool
Sunday, August 27th            5:00-7:00 pm 
Vegan Potluck
Locket   55 S. Atlantic Street  Seattle, WA 98134

An informal sprout of a gathering around plant based recipes and ideas on nourishment. We eat, be merry, share compassionate information, connect to each other, and hold space for a healthier planet and peoples.Every last Sunday of each month is host to a vegan potluck. A place to nosh and share and exchange recipes of the plant based realm. Whether you are a novice or curious or an expert, your earthy inclusion is welcomed here. 

FREEAll gatherings at locket require registration.RSVP to locketspace@gmail.com or register with the link below.  http://www.undertheroot.com/locket-events-calendar
Sunday, August 27th  Ongoing 
Washington State Search & Rescue Resources
Scores of organizations statewide helping in every type of search & rescue mission.
Sunday, August 27th                         6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Dog-Friendly Outdoor Movies in Seattle area

CENTER CITY CINEMA – Cascade   333 Pontius Ave N   Seattle, WA   98109

Dog Friendly Outdoor Summer Movies  lick on the links to get all the details and specific locations for all the venues. If you know about a dog friendly outdoor summer movie that isn’t on the list, please let me know info@seattledogspot.com
Sunday, August 27th Ongoing                                Visiting Days Scheduled
Pigs Peace Sanctuary 
-Safehaven for pigs and their friends -
Pigs Peace Sanctuary   P.O. Box 295      Stanwood, WA 98292

Pigs Peace Sanctuary is a safehaven of love for pigs and their friends (other animals). It is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a safe home for unwanted, abused or neglected animals in need and is committed to spreading the message of compassion and respect for all animals. 

Founded in 1994, the sanctuary provides medical care, a healthy diet, socialization and a permanent home with loving kindness. Its another main purpose is to educate the public about the characteristics and needs of the pigs as well as the abuses often associated with exotic pet fads. Pigs Peace is not a petting zoo.) Email pigspeace@gmail.com  Learn more on the wonderful website.   http://www.pigspeace.org/main/index.html
Sunday, August 27th and Ongoing 
Washington State Correctional Center For Women 
Prison Pet Partnership Program

Prison Pet Partnership Program         Washington State Corrections Center for Women     PO Box 17       Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

The Prison Pet Partnership Program is a model for the nation in the area of the rehabilitation of female offenders within the criminal justice system in Washington State. It began in 1981 with an idea by Sister Pauline Quinn, where inmates would reach out to help others by training special dogs that would assist a disabled person.  Maximum Security Prison.

This was a cooperative effort among Washington State University, Tacoma Community College and the Washington State Department of Corrections, trainers and volunteers. This beneficial program helps inmates at the Washington state Corrections Center for Women learn how to train, groom and board dogs within the prison walls. The program was later incorporated in 1991 as a separate not for profit organization. Animals are placed regionally in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. More than 500 dogs have been placed with handicapped and disabled individuals and families since the inception of the program. Email ppppsd@yahoo.com   Website http://prisonp.tripod.com/
Ongoing                                         Visitation by appt. 
StillPointe Sanctuary for Llamas 

StillPointe Sanctuary         P.O. Box 3320       Silverdale, WA  98383 

Stillpointe Sanctuary mission is rescuing, rehabilitating, and caring for llamas for the rest of their lives. Visitas are by appt. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with chores at the farm: poo scooping, llama feeding, support with training, walking llamas, trimming toenails, shearing, building shelters, fencing and clearing (firewood available for FREE!). 

Other ways you can help are donating. We are always in need of hay, supplements, medicines and building materials (please contact us for specifics). Monetary donations of any amount are also an important way that you can contribute to helping the llamas.
Visit website www.stillpointesanctuary.org     Email    chela@stillpointesanctuary.org
Sunday, August 27th     Ongoing
Animals w/ Disabilities-Need Foster Homes & Volunteers

Animals with Disabilities     PO Box 613    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

We are also seeking volunteers and foster homes! Please contact us. If you are interested in adopting a disabled pet, please contact us.  The welfare of these animals is our priority. Animals will only be placed in an environment where there is appropriate space, human contact, and a commitment to safeguarding and caring for the animal throughout its entire life.

The animals we encounter may have disabilities, but they don’t consider themselves to be handicapped. We haven’t met an animal yet that feels sorry for itself. As long as their special needs are met, they are happy to be alive and loved. These animals are devoted, energetic and happy! Generally, they are just like any other pet. In fact, disabled animals are inspirational and develop extra special bonds with their caregivers; they just might be the best pets you will ever have! http://animalswithdisabilities.org/
August 27th Ongoing                               Schedule Visit
Seattle Humane Visiting Pet Friends Program 
for Living- Assisted & Healthcare Facililties 

Seattle Humane Society  212 SE Eastgate Way    Bellevue, WA 98005 

Through our Visiting Pet Friends program, Seattle Humane Society volunteers and their certified pets visit hundreds of seniors and people with disabilities in retirement homes and health care facilities throughout King County. If you would like to arrange to have a Visiting Pet Friends team visit your facility, please call (425) 649-7566. 
Visit website http://www.seattlehumane.org/services/services/lowincome-senior
++ Also Seattle Humane is open 7 days a week for adoptions!
August and Ongoing
 League of Humane Voters of Washington State

The Mission of the League of Humane Voters®
(LOHV) is to create, unite, and strengthen local political action committees, which work to enact animal-friendly legislation and elect candidates for public office who will use their votes and influence for animal protection.  We LOHV Animals... And We Vote! Visit website http://lohvwastate.org/

In order to make a difference in the treatment of animals in Washington State we must be able to influence the political process. Being an informed voter is one way to do that. However, just as importantly we need to be able to tell legislators in each district that there are many of their constituents who feel that humane treatment of animals is fundamentally important to them. 

The League of Humane Voters is building a voter database and we need you as a member in order to make a difference. Your commitment is simply to stay informed through our website on the issues affecting the treatment of animals.  Mary Chmelik, State Director Phone: 360-880-7873  Please sign up today by  Emailing mary@lohv.org
August 27th Ongoing
Washington Rescue Organizations
August and Ongoing
Ginger's Extensive Pet Rescue for Dogs on Death Row
August and Ongoing     
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Law Coalition    4509 Interlake Ave. N.            Seattle, WA 98103

Animal Law Coalition works to stop animal cruelty and suffering through legislation, administrative agency action, and litigation. ALC offers legal analysis of the difficult and controversial issues relating to animals. 

Join ALC and together we can take action for animals nationally and in your state and community.  Visit website to learn more & see the amazing resources to help animals and for you become involved.  http://www.animallawcoalition.com/
August and Ongoing
Vegan in Bellingham 
(Great website)    Bellingham, WA
From website--I  have been vegetarian since Thanksgiving of 1989, and vegan since the spring of 2000. I want to share the information I have learned about vegan topics in the hopes that others will find it useful. Pls visit  http://www.veganinbellingham.com/
  August and Ongoing 
Rabbit Haven

Rabbit Haven                 P O Box 2268                    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Rabbit Haven has wonderful bunnies looking for a home of their own. Most of them have had it pretty rough until they came to us...but now they're all spruced up, happy as clams, and ready to find loving new homes where they can be appreciated in all their bunny glory. Email founder Sue at sue@rabbithaven.org
We are still working on getting everyone up on our website, so we do have more bunnies than list, come meet all of them at one of our shelters. Find out how to adopt, help and donate.  http://rabbithaven.org/  
Seattle Humane Society Low Income & 
Senior Pet Food Bank

Seattle Humane Society     13212 SE Eastgate Way      Bellevue, WA 98005 

Seattle Humane Society's Pet Food Bank collects pet food donations for the pets of seniors and low-income community members. The Pet Food Bank feeds more than 1,500 pets in need every month with 11,000 pounds of donated pet food that is delivered to local senior centers, low-income housing complexes, food banks and individual homes. 

To be considered for Pet Food Bank services, call (425) 649-7566 or fill out an application on website email to petfoodbank@seattlehumane.org 

Help Fill Our Pet Food Bank! 
1.Donate pet food online through our Wish List at Amazon.com. (Send your Amazon receipt to donations@seattlehumane.org so we can thank you!)
2.Drop off pet food at the shelter in Bellevue anytime.
3.Donate to a barrel buddy store that collects pet food on our behalf. Find a store near you. 4.Make a monetary donation to the Pet Food Bank . (Choose "Pet Food Bank" under "Gift Designation.") 
5.Start a Pet Food Drive at your work, school, church — anywhere!
PATH  Summer Program this week              5:30-9:30 pm (Link below)
Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) 

Washington State University        Pullman, WA 99164

PATH to Success is an equine assisted growth and learning program that is directed at healthy youth development. It was started in 2008 as an extension of the Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) program at Washington State University. Our program is conducted with the help of 4-6 gentle equine partners. 

The goal of PATH to Success is to improve children's well being by enhancing their social competence and ability to respond to common life stress.  See full details about 12 wk program. 

The joy of sitting astride and controlling a horse is an empowering experience for an individual with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities. Horseback riding gives individuals with disabilities a chance to strengthen and relax muscles, increase joint mobility, and improve balance, posture, and coordination in a way that makes learning fun and interesting. Acquiring these skills fosters the development of confidence and self-reliance while riders learn the basics of caring for a horse. If you live in the area and would like to be part of PATH (as a rider or volunteer), please give us a call at (509) 335-7347. Thanks to Sue Jacobson People-Pet Partnership College of Veterinary Medicine
August and Anytime-Ongoing 
Washington Dept of Health Animal Massage Licenses
We can help you:  800-525-0127
Apply for a license  Change your contact information
Contact us  Find application status
Find license requirements
Make a public disclosure request (lists and labels)
Renew your license       Verify your license (Provider Credential Search)
August 27th     Ongoing
Vegetarians of Washington 

Mount Baker Club     2811 Mount Rainier Drive South    Seattle, WA 98144

We hold a gourmet buffet dinner at 6:30pm, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at the Mount Baker Club. This beautiful historic building is conveniently located in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood, just one mile south of I-90 (directions and map). You can come straight from work for a carefree evening, enjoy delicious food and meet wonderful people. Learn more about group on website.

To make a reservation see complete info and please fill out and submit the form on website(*required), or you can email reservation or call our message line at 206.706.2635 . http://www.vegofwa.org/MonthlyDining.aspx
Sunday, August 27th                       6:00 pm-7:00 pm   Local time 
  A Prayer for the Animals

~An official Washington for the Animals event~
Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm local  time. 

Wherever you are, if you can light a candle, observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.  For ideas & inspiration, visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

Throughout the Year 
Save a Forgotten Equine--SAFE Open Houses
SAFE holds a quarterly Open House in which we invite our supporters and neighbors to come for a visit!

SAFE Harbor Stables                16509 164th NE        Woodinville WA 98072

Our mission: To rescue, rehabilitate, and retrain horses facing neglect or abuse and provide them with the best opportunity for a permanent home and a lifetime of safety.

Since 2005, Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses that have been starved, neglected, abused or are unwanted. We have formal agreements in place with Animal Control agencies in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties to support their fight to protect horses in this region. SAFE also provides assistance to horse owners struggling to care for their animals in the current economy.
Visit https://www.safehorses.org/?page_id=11887

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