Animals not coping well with the heat may be brought to an air-conditioned emergency animal cooling shelter located at Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue. The shelter is staffed by volunteers from Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART), Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), and King County Search and Rescue.

Owners may drop off their companion animals where they will be taken care of while their owners take care of themselves. Pets that are not dogs or cats must be in their own enclosures such as crates or aquariums. We ask that pet owners register at WASART’s website before arriving at Seattle Humane.

The cooling shelter will be open:

  • Thursday, August 12, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 13, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Please bring your pet’s food and any medication and comfort items such as toys. The shelter cannot take pets with serious medical conditions, or animals that are already showing signs of heat distress. Please see your veterinarian as soon as possible if your pet is in distress.

People needing assistance can let us know you’re on your way and we’ll meet you at your vehicle.

Questions? Email Please be patient with a reply as we are staffing the shelter.

Se habla español. Llamar o enviar un texto a 425-753-6709.

A list of cooling centers for people can be found at Please note that most of these centers do not take pets.