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Emerald City Pet Rescue in Seattle, Washington exists to rescue abused, neglected, and homeless animals from high-volume shelters around the country. Founded in 2013, they pride themselves on providing the best medical care possible and rehabilitation of hard-to-adopt animals to increase their chances of finding loving homes.
The rescue has two separate locations for dogs and cats:
Connected to Emerald City Kitty Harbor is a walk-up coffee stand, the Emerald Kitty Cafe, which serves coffee as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food options. Patrons can enjoy their meals in the lobby and watch cats nap and frolic through the viewing window. All proceeds go right back to the rescue to help save more lives!
Emerald City Pet Rescue is run by dedicated staff and volunteers who give their time and resources to house, train, rehabilitate, and care for the animals. Above all else, they truly believe love can save lives.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Emerald City Pet Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting from Emerald City Pet Rescue is a straightforward process:
Emerald City Pet Rescue has a few adoption requirements:
Adoption fees vary by animal, so speak to a member of Emerald City Pet Rescue's staff to learn how much your new animal costs.
Whatever your fee is, it fees helps Emerald City Pet Rescue partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of countless dogs and cats each year.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.