Homeward Pet is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter serving the Seattle area. Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption programs.
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. We are one of the largest no-kill shelters in the state of Washington! Each year Homeward helps over 1,300 cats and dogs find their forever home. Where do these animals come from? 50% are owner surrenders and the other 50% are animals we rescue from shelters who euthanize.
We remain small with a staff of 19 (half are part-time). And our 450+ volunteers are our backbone (thank you volunteers and donors!). Many of the rescued animals who come to Homeward get more love and attention in our shelter than they have ever known.
This is a great nonkill shelter. I really enjoyed working with the cats. Aside from doing the usual cleaning of cages/refilling of bowls, I got to play with the cats. It was wonderful to see them open up to me, and to transform the meaner, more stressed out kitties into affectionate and loving creatures. I could not recommend this shelter more.