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Purrfect Pals works to end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound region...
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We believe that every cat matters...
including those with special needs.
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Through our placement and prevention programs, Purrfect Pals has been helping Puget Sound cats and cat owners since 1988.

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Purrfect Pals cats are available in our eight adoption centers between Arlington and Renton.
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We provide free cat spay and neuter and other resources for low-income cat owners.
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Open your heart and home
to a kitty in need. Become a Purrfect Pals Foster Parent!


GreaterGood’s Shelter Challenge is Back! From May 14th until July 15th, please visit once a day, every day (it’s quick and free!) to vote for Purrfect Pals. We sure could use the $25,000 grand prize so please help us spread the word far and wide on social media!

It’s Time to Enter Your Cat Photos!

There just aren’t enough cat photos on the internet. Let’s fix that! Between April 15th and May 31st, enter (or vote for) your favorite pics in the Average Joe Cat Photo Contest! We have some great prizes up for grabs this year including a GoPro Hero6 Black (for taking cat videos and photos, of course!).

Join Us at our Second Chances Luncheon!

Please join us on June 7th for the Second Chances Luncheon! Our inspirational speakers will include cat behavior expert Jackson Galaxy and members of our community whose lives have been dramatically changed by Purrfect Pals and the cats we brought into their lives.

KITTEN CAM: Meet the Guardian Fosters!

One of our fabulous foster parents, “Foster Dad John”, streams a live Kitten Cam 24/7.  If you love kittens, you will definitely want to check out the Critter Room! John and the kitten cam were even featured in the Seattle Times and on KOMO 4 News!

Help Us Feed Hungry Cats & Kittens!

Help us save more cats by visiting our Amazon Wish List today! With just a few clicks you can order food and supplies to be shipped direct to our shelter, often with no shipping charge!  Now you can also stretch your gift thanks to Amazon’s giving program, AmazonSmile!

We Want to Share YOUR Cat’s Story!

In just a few weeks we will be unveiling our brand new website! The new site showcases Purrfect Pals kitties and their adopters and we would love to share YOUR stories and photos with the world. Visit our Share Your Story page today to tell us about your Purrfect Ending!

Have Room in Your Home & Heart?

In addition to our main shelter and sanctuary in Arlington, Purrfect Pals cats are available in seven offsite adoption centers between Marysville and Renton.  Looking for a new kitty?  Visit our Adoption Centers today and let us introduce you to your purrfect match!

Give to Purrfect Pals with Confidence!

Our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Purrfect Pals a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. When you give to Purrfect Pals, you can trust that we are using your donations wisely!

Order Purrfect Pals Shirts on!

Check out the fun shirts we now have available on Amazon! Purrfect Pals receives a portion of each sale and new items and designs will be posted regularly so be sure to visit our shop often at!

Upcoming Events


The Average Joe Cat Photo Contest!

There Just Aren't Enough Cat Photos on the Internet. Let's Fix That!

The Average Joe Cat Photo Contest is an annual online celebration of cats and their quirks. Starting on Sunday, April 15th, we invite you to enter YOUR favorite cat photos in our 2018 contest, powered by GoGo Photo Contest.

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year including a GoPro Hero6 Black. Every crazy cat person needs a great action camera for taking cat photos and videos! Winners will be selected based on the number of online votes they receive between April 15th and May 31st and all proceeds will support Purrfect Pals.

Let’s make this annual fundraiser a huge success so we can provide much-needed second chances for the many homeless cats and kittens who need our help!

Visit today to enter (or vote for) your favorite photos!

Vote for Purrfect Pals in the Shelter Challenge!

Please Vote for Purrfect Pals and Help Us Win $25,000!

From May 14th until July 15th, please visit once a day, every day (it’s quick and free!) to vote for Purrfect Pals.

The Grand Prize in the New Beginnings Shelter Challenge is a $25,000 grant - and there are runners-up ($5,000), state prizes ($1,000 each), and regional prizes, so we have lots of opportunities to win.

We sure could use the $25,000 grand prize so please help us spread the word far and wide on social media!

Benefit Garage Sale for Purrfect Pals!

We're participating in Gleneagle's Community-wide Garage Sale all all of the proceeds from our sale will support the Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary in Arlington!

We will have something for everyone including books, artwork, dishes, glassware, cat stuff, home decor, Wayne Gretzky memorabilia and more. Items are priced to sell!

Garage Sale for Purrfect Pals
8117 Abbey Place (Gleneagle)
Arlington, WA 98223

  • Friday, May 18th - 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, May 19th - 8am-5pm
  • Sunday, May 20th - 8am-5pm
Do you have items you would like to donate for our benefit sale? We will happily accept them (with the exception of clothing, books or exercise equipment). Please email Rick at to arrange a time to drop off your stuff!

Second Chances Luncheon Featuring Jackson Galaxy!

Please join us for the Second Annual Purrfect Pals Second Chances Luncheon! Guests will enjoy a delicious gourmet vegetarian lunch while learning about our new behavior rehabilitation program and other ways in which we are providing much-needed second chances for homeless cats and kittens in the Puget Sound Region. Our inspirational speakers will once again include cat behavior expert and television star Jackson Galaxy as well as members of our community whose lives have been dramatically changed by Purrfect Pals and the cats we brought into their lives.
Jackson Galaxy is the host and executive director of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat From Hell. The Cat Daddy has more than 20 years of experience teaching cat guardians to understand the world from a cat’s eye view, and helping feline family members get their “mojo” back.
There is no charge to attend the luncheon, but guests will be asked to make a donation during the event. A minimum donation of $150 is suggested.  For more information on this exciting event, please visit the Second Chances Luncheon page or contact our event team at 360-926-8447 or

The 21st Annual BLACK CAT BALL Gala Auction and Dinner!

Please join us at the Meydenbauer Center in Downtown Bellevue for this fun and festive Halloween-themed event on the evening of October 27th, 2018! Tickets will be available online starting in the summer but, in the meantime, please mark your calendars and be sure to invite your animal-loving friends and family to join you!

The Black Cat Ball features over 500 items for sale in a silent and live auction, a champagne reception and a delicious gourmet three-course vegetarian or vegan dinner including wine. All proceeds from the Black Cat Ball support the life-saving work that Purrfect Pals is doing for cats and kittens in our community. Our goal is to end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound region and we would love for you to be part of that mission.

THE SCOOP - What's the Latest News at Purrfect Pals?

New Beginnings for Two Grieving Kitties

New Beginnings for Two Grieving Kitties

One of the saddest things we see at Purrfect Pals is grieving kitties whose owners passed away far too soon. Earlier this year, one of our wonderful supporters lost her battle with cancer after a long, brave fight. The loves of Tara Jill's life were her bonded kitties, Melody and Ivy Jane, and she entrusted Purrfect Pals with their care after she left us. One of the most special things...
Purrfect Pals Welcomes New Executive Director!

Purrfect Pals Welcomes New Executive Director!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  ARLINGTON, WA – December 9, 2017 – The Purrfect Pals Board of Directors is pleased to share that Kathleen M. Olson, CAWA has been selected as the nonprofit organization’s new Executive Director. Olson will bring to Purrfect Pals 18 years of experience in animal welfare, most recently serving as Executive Director for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County for 10 years. Previously she was Executive...