Surrendering a Pet to the Shelter

When you release your pet to the Everett Animal Shelter, the animal becomes the property of the City of Everett. You do not need an appointment to bring in your pet, but the owner needs to be present or have written permission authorizing the pet's release. You will also need to bring a driver's license or other identification. 

We will ask you to complete a written pet profile when you arrive. This provides us with information about the animal's health and behavior to find the most appropriate placement. The intake process generally takes 20-30 minutes; please plan accordingly.
All healthy and behaviorally sound animals will either be placed out for adoption at our shelter or transferred to another rescue organization to help find its new forever family. We do not have time or space limits, but we cannot make any guarantees that we can place an animal. Please also be aware that the City of Everett prohibits Everett Animal Services from adopting out pit bulls. If you are trying to find a home for a bully breed dog, we strongly suggest you use us as a last resort only.

Fees for dogs and cats

The Everett Animal Shelter can only accept cash, Visa or MasterCard. We are unable to accept checks.
  • There is a $45 per animal rehoming fee for residents of the City of Everett; and $25 for Unincorporated Snohomish County to surrender an animal to our shelter. This helps defray the costs of sheltering your pet.
  • The rehoming fee for all other areas is $185 per animal.
Note: All fees are subject to change.