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2nd Annual Statewide Animal Shelter Open House Event!


September 26, 2013

Take a field trip to your own community animal shelter on Saturday, October 5, 2013 during Pawsitive Alliance’s Second Annual Statewide Shelter Open House Event!

Pawsitive Alliance is working with animal shelters across Washington state for this event in order to promote and help them grow their adopter, donor, and volunteer bases—and to raise awareness of the good work that they do on a daily basis for animals in need!

This unique event spotlights animal shelters across Washington State and the homeless animals in their care.

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 (hours vary, check with participating shelters).

Where: Animal shelters across Washington State.

What: Sixteen Washington State animal shelters will be opening up their doors to host an Open House and bring community members in as honored guests—and the animals will cheer as they are adopted out to their forever homes.

More than a dozen shelters across the state will be participating this year! The Pawsitive Alliance website,, has a list of what fun activities and specials participating shelters have planned for their Open House pawties.

Part of the fun for our Statewide Open House Event will be happening in Yakima, at the Yakima Humane Society. Pawsitive Alliance is hosting our 2nd Annual Super Pets Adoption Event over two days, October 5 and 6, from 10-2 each day at the Yakima Humane Society. Nearly 100 dogs and cats will be available for adoption and eager to greet you as part of Yakima Humane Society’s Open House Pawty! For more information about Super Pets, check out event page here:

Why: In Washington State approximately 40,000 to 60,000 kitties, puppies, cats and dogs are euthanized each year due to lack of space. Pawsitive Alliance is working hard to bring awareness to the needs of local shelters and their homeless animals. Part of the success of the Open House Event will be driven by uniting the cause, elevating awareness in your community, and bringing attention to each shelter and each animal that shelters care for.

Participating shelters for the 1st Statewide Shelter Open House in 2012 saw a 25% increase in adoptions during Open House day and a surge of traffic at their facility during and following the Open House weekend. Pawsitive Alliance hopes to double that success this year!

Get involved and help save lives! Contact Pawsitive Alliance at or call 206-486-4738 to find out how YOU can help out for Shelter Open House in your communities!

Animal welfare organizations involved in this unique event include:

Auburn Valley Humane Society, Auburn

Benton County Animal Control and Outreach, Kennewick

Grant County Animal Outreach, Moses Lake

Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Woodinville

Humane Society of Skagit County, Burlington

MEOW Cat Rescue, Kirkland

Metro Animal Services, Sumner/Puyallup

The N.O.A.H. Center, Stanwood

PAWS, Lynnwood

Regional Animal Services of King County, Kent

SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services), Spokane

Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle

SpokAnimal, Spokane

Thurston County--Joint Animals Services, Olympia

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, Wenatchee

Yakima Humane Society, Yakima


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