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Are you and your family interested in making a difference, but not sure where to start?

Gates Foundation Family DayThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center invites you to its next family event, “Family Day: Kids Can,” on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At this free event, kids can participate in a series of arts and crafts, games and activities that use brainpower to make a difference in real time – benefitting local causes across the Puget Sound.

Visitors will also hear inspiring stories from young leaders in community service, get connected with local organizations and enjoy performances that use creative expression to make positive change, including a performance by Massive Monkees, an internationally known breakdancing group committed to fostering creative expression and positive change.

To learn more and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.

Join us for a memorable day of fun and feel-good activities that will leave your family inspired to give back!

For more ways kids can help animals, visit paws.org



Play Quingo for PAWS

Play Quingo to help the animals at PAWS!

Quingo is a fun, light-hearted trivia game with a bingo twist—play for free and support the animals at PAWS! Quingo, created by local startup Game It Forward, combines the fun of bingo with the challenge of trivia questions, and enables players to support PAWS just by playing.

The game presents players with a trivia question that has five correct answers hidden among 20 wrong answers laid across a bingo-style grid. Correct responses range from easy to very difficult, making it engaging for players of all knowledge levels. Players are awarded points for correct answers and scores can be shared through social channels.

Quingo is free to download and currently available for the iPad at the iTunes store. Game It Forward plans to develop Quingo for additional platforms in the coming year.

Download Quingo and play for PAWS!



Put on your walking shoes and get ready to save animals, because PAWSwalk is just around the corner!  

PAWSwalk2013 Protector SponsorsJoin PAWS and our phenomenal Protector sponsors, Whole Foods Market, Cowbelly Pet Photography, Canine Behavior Center and BowWow Fun Towne for a fun-filled day in the sun at King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, September 7 for PAWSwalk 2013. 

At PAWSwalk, you'll enjoy a walk in the park with your friends, family and favorite canine. There will also be great pet-friendly shopping, an interactive Kids Zone, doggie games, photobooth fun, delicious food and a beer and mimosa garden!

There's no shortage of fun at PAWSwalk, and best of all you'll be saving animals' lives.

This year, we're excited to welcome Whole Foods Market, Cowbelly Pet Photography, Canine Behavior Center and BowWow Fun Towne as PAWSwalk 2013's Protector Sponsors.

Their generous support will help us provide food, shelter and loving care for thousands of animals at PAWS this year.

We would like to thank Whole Foods Market, Cowbelly Pet Photography, Canine Behavior Center and BowWow Fun Towne and YOU for supporting PAWSwalk and helping us create a better world for the animals in our community.

Join the fun and register now for PAWSwalk 2013!




Grab those leashes and get ready, because PAWSwalk is almost here! Join PAWS and our dynamite Defender sponsors, Seattle Weekly and P2 Solutions, at King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, September 7 for PAWSwalk 2013!

PAWSwalk2013 Defender SponsorsGather your friends, family and favorite canines for a day of fun in the sun at PAWSwalk and help thousands of cats, dogs and wildlife in need of a second chance. Helping homeless animals is indeed a walk in the park!

This year, we're excited to welcome Seattle Weekly and P2 Solutions as PAWSwalk 2013's Defender Sponsors.

Their generous support will help us provide food, shelter and loving care for thousands of animals at PAWS this year.

We would like to thank Seattle Weekly, P2 Solutions and YOU for supporting PAWSwalk 2013 and helping us create a better world for the animals in our community

Join the fun and register now for PAWSwalk 2013!



Looking for a feline friend?

Come visit our Kitten Kissin’ Tent at the Alley Cats Adoption Event on Thursday July 11 from 5-8pm. You’ll find our tents with adorable (and adoptable!) cats and kittens, fun games for the kids, snacks, drinks and more.

Event details:
Thursday, July 11
Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Enter through Nord Alley behind 314 – 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 (between Jackson & Main or Occidental Ave & 1st Ave S)

For more information, contact Nikki Somers at nikki@isiseattle.com

Visit paws.org to see all of our available pets!


For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is a time for fun, family and fireworks. But the holiday can be a nightmare for our four-legged friends. As you make your plans to celebrate Independence Day, please keep your pets in mind and follow these tips to ensure your cat or dog's safety this Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Pet Safety1. Fireworks may be fun for us, but the loud noises are stressful and scary for pets. In fact, more pets run away on July 4 than any other day of the year. Keep your dog or cat securely inside the home and provide them with a quiet, comfortable place to rest. If your pet is especially scared of loud noises, you can turn on "white noise" sources such as the radio, the TV or a fan.

2. If you're expecting guests, set aside a room just for your animal with food, water and a bed. Crowds can overwhelm your pet, and giving them a quiet space to retreat to will go a long way in helping them feel safe and relaxed.

3. If you're heading out to a community fireworks display, please resist the urge to bring your pup along to the festivities. Large crowds and loud noises can be scary and overwhelming.

4. Keep dangerous items, such as alcoholic beverages, fire crackers, citronella candles or insect coils, and lighter fluid out of your pet's reach.

5. In the event that your animal does escape the house, make sure that they are wearing a collar with identification tags, and that all contact information is up-to-date. Also ensure that your pet's microchip information is current. 

For more tips on avoiding holiday hazards, visit PAWS.org

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at PAWS!



Are you up to the challenge? This July, help us save the lives of 200 shelter animals by joining the 2013 PAWS Foster Challenge! Our goal is to save the lives of 200 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens through our foster care placement program.

Help Save 200 Lives! 2013 PAWS Foster ChallengeThe need for foster homes is constantly growing, especially for medium to large sized dogs.
Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles and PAWS will custom-match the animals to each foster home.

By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter.

Our greatest foster needs are:

  • Adult Dogs
  • Cats 
  • Momma cats with litters
  • Orphaned kitten and puppies

In July, a special “one-stop” introduction to the PAWS Volunteer Program and a full foster training will be offered every Sunday from 10am – 1pm.

Register now for one of these orientations and learn what it takes and choose how you want to get involved! Drop-ins welcome.

Sign up today and help us save 200 lives!


PAWSwalk 2013 is coming!


PAWSwalk 2013

Join PAWS and other animal-lovers from all over the greater Seattle area for the 22nd Annual PAWSwalk at King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, September 7.

Enjoy a walk in the park and some fun in the sun with your friends, family and favorite canines!

There will also be great pet-friendly businesses, an interactive Kids Zone, delicous food from popular Seattle food trucks, and yes—the Pours for PAWS beer and mimosa garden will be back again this year!

Have fun and help raise more than $180,000 to benefit the animals at PAWS.

Register for PAWSwalk today!



Here at PAWS, we're all about cats, all the time. We even have a special PAWS Cat City adoption center for our feline friends! But this month will be even MORE about the kitties, because June is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month.

June 2013 Adopt-a-Cat MonthIn the spring and summer months, animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country are inundated with thousands of newborn kittens. But adult cats still need loving homes too!

To celebrate Adopt-A-Cat month, and to help these much-deserving felines find their forever families, we're waiving adoption fees for our adult bonded pairs and senior cats, seven years and older.

The Adopt-A-Cat Month Adoption Special runs June 8 – 23, so be sure to come in and find the perfect feline companion. You'll be a giving a deserving pet a place to call home, and the adoption fee is FREE!

If you aren't able to adopt right now, here are some other ways you can help:

1. Make wishes come true. PAWS has a Wish List of items we need for the animals, such as chew toys, jars of peanut butter, and other supplies. Donate an item from our list!

2. Donate your time. If you can't adopt a pet right now, become a volunteer!

3. Sign up to be a foster parent. Through foster care, you provide young, injured or sick animals a chance to grow and heal before we find them a forever home.

Come in June 8 – 23 for our Adopt-A-Cat Month special!



Wags & Whiskers Adoption Event 2013

Are you ready for some family-friendly adoption fun?

On Sunday, May 19, Northpointe Animal Hospital is hosting their 3rd Annual Wags and Whiskers Pet Adoption Event and Block Party!

Meet adorable and adoptable dogs, cats, kittens and puppies from local rescues and shelters, including PAWS!

All adopted animals are spayed/neutered and receive a complimentary office visit courtesy of Northpointe Animal Hospital.

Businesses and local vendors will be on hand with free food, raffle prizes and more! Adopting a new four-legged companion has never been more fun.

Join PAWS for the Wags & Whiskers Block Party!