The Dog Adoption Network

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Located in the state of Washington, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It has an estimated population of 573,911 and is growing. Like many other major cities across the U.S., Seattle has a growing overpopulation of dogs. Dog overpopulation has become an increased concern to the Seattle animal control and various rescue organizations. In order to control and solve this problem, rescue organizations and the city of Seattle need your help. There are different ways to help. You can donate, volunteer, adopt a dog or, by spaying or neutering your own dog.

The best way to help dog overpopulation is by adopting a dog. Dog adoption in Seattle has much to offer. You can find different pure-breeds and mutts, and can also find different ages and sizes. When you walk into the shelter be prepared to fill out an adoption application and be interviewed; this is done to match the guardian with a perfect dog. The typical adoption fee ranges from $90-$115. Find adoption centers and dogs up for adoption in Seattle here.

Another great way to help is by spaying and neutering. If you’re a dog owner and haven’t spayed or neutered them, do so as soon as possible. Seattle has many low cost or free spay and neuter clinics around you area. It is estimated that an unaltered dog can produce an estimated 67,000 new dogs in just 6 years.

The majority of rescue organizations in Seattle are non-profit organizations and accept donations. When donating consider giving money or supplies or both. The money you donate goes directly to animal care, such as food and health supplies. Shelters and rescue organizations will also welcome blankets, crates, bowls, leashes, medical supplies, etc.

If donating is not for you, try volunteering. When volunteering, you are working one-on-one with dogs and other animals. You are able to see progress first hand. There are many positions available for volunteers and all it takes is a few hours of time per week. Call or visit your local shelter for more volunteer information.

In the city of Seattle there are different laws which protect dog. There are also rules and regulations which pet owners must obey. Laws

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