Many ways to help


Volunteer Opportunities

The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit, operating with no paid employees. The passion and dedication of our volunteers drives our mission of enriching and enhancing the lives of animals cared for by the Seattle Animal Shelter.

The Furry5k is made possible by many incredible volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer the day of the race for the Furry 5k, please email us at

If you would like to support SASF throughout the year, please email us at

Foster Care Program

Be a hero, save a life! Fostering can be an excellent family project. It is an intense, short-term commitment where you care for a shelter animal in your own home. Foster orientations are held monthly, and more foster parents are always needed. Please visit to find out how you can become a foster parent.

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