Rehoming Your Pet
NOVEMBER 21, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE:
DUE TO DECREASED SHELTER STAFFING WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT OWNER-SURRENDERED ANIMALS AT THIS TIME. WE SUGGEST USING THE REHOME OPTION BELOW AND CHECKING WITH OTHER LOCAL SHELTERS.
TO HELP KEEP OUR STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY HEALTHY, OUR SHELTER IS CLOSED TO WALK-IN VISITORS.
Rehoming your own pet
Because shelters can be stressful environments for pets, we suggest trying to find a new home for your pet on your own. Check with friends or family members, or consider the free online pet listing service, Rehome. This program connects prospective adopters and pets, and provides resources so you can safely place your pet into a new loving home.
Surrendering your pet to the Everett Animal Shelter
11/21/20: DUE TO DECREASED SHELTER STAFFING WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT OWNER-SURRENDERED ANIMALS AT THIS TIME. WE SUGGEST USING THE REHOME OPTION ABOVE AND CHECKING WITH OTHER LOCAL SHELTERS.
We accept owner-surrendered pets by appointment only, from residents living in the following jurisdictions: Everett, Unincorporated Snohomish County, Bothell, Brier, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Kirkland, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood and Tulalip. If you live in another jurisdiction, please contact a shelter or rescue group in your area. We are unable to accept owned or stray pets from outside of these areas.
Pets released to the Everett Animal Shelter will become the property of the City of Everett. Our staff and volunteers work hard to find homes for all healthy and behaviorally sound animals. We do not have time or space limits, but we cannot make any guarantees that we will be able to place your pet.
The owner will need to be present at the appointment or provide written permission authorizing the pet’s release. You will also need to bring a driver’s license or other photo identification, and we ask that you bring any veterinary records you have for the pet.
To make an appointment, please submit an online owner surrender form. A staff member will contact you within 72 hours to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have. Please complete one form for each pet over 6 months of age.