Shelter Expansion Project

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When you donate $500 to our capital campaign, an acrylic paw print leaf will be engraved with up to three lines of text and permanently adhered to our new lobby’s giving tree. CLICK HERE to donate and order your paw print today!

Contact Info

Please send your completed donation and pledge form to or via mail to:

Purrfect Pals
Attn: Capital Campaign
230 McRae Rd NE
Arlington, WA 98223

Questions? Please contact:

Connie Gabelein
Development Director

Fundraising Goal:

#df0601 Raised $987,773 towards the $1,400,000 target.

Imagine How Many Cats Purrfect Pals Will Be Able to Save in Our Brand New Building!

Shelter Expansion Construction

At Purrfect Pals, our highest priority is taking in the cats and kittens who need us most… those other shelters and rescue groups might not have the resources to help. This includes older cats, cats with major medical needs, cats with chronic illnesses (including FIV and Feline Leukemia) and those with behavioral challenges. Cats who are not easily adoptable have a forever home in our sanctuaries.

Purrfect Pals is a resourceful organization and we have saved thousands of lives with our current facility. After twenty-five years, however, we realized that we needed more space to make our vision, a community in which every cat is wanted, a reality. Originally a house built in 1976, our main building was outdated and the property needed to be updated.

We believed it was time for Purrfect Pals to dream big and expand our shelter with Patty’s House, a brand new two-story, 4000 sqft building. This expansion of our facility will allow us to increase our capacity, improve services and provide even better care for the cats in our community and their families.

Our shelter expansion project also included minor improvements to our existing buildings and property in order to bring them up to code. Renovations included the installation of a commercial fire alarm system, water and septic system upgrades and safety improvements.

More space at our shelter will allow us to:

  • House up to 100 more cats at a time and increase adoptions significantly.
  • Create a better balance between special kitties who need medical care and easily adoptable cats.
  • House cats and kittens from multiple sources (Everett Animal Shelter, Tacoma Humane Society, Pasado’s Safe Haven, Skagit Valley Humane, The NOAH Center, Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, public intakes, etc.) separately to reduce cross-contamination.
  • Isolate sick cats from healthy cats more effectively.
  • Provide alternative housing for cats who do not like other cats.  Currently our only options are to keep them in a cage or loose with other cats.
  • Provide an onsite ultrasound machine, improving our quality of veterinary care.
  • Increase the number of cats we can accept from the public or shelters on short notice.
  • House fewer cats in a room if necessary to prevent the spread of illness and decrease stress.
  • Provide privacy, dignity and comfort for clients who are coming to us for help.
  • Increase the size of our pet food bank.
  • Provide additional office space for our shelter staff, volunteers and foster parents.
  • Increase our storage space for cat food and supplies.
  • Meet county code requirements.

Will You Join us in the Next Phase of our Incredible Journey?

Phase One renovations to our existing buildings were completed in 2015 and Phase Two – the construction of a brand new building – will be completed in 2017. Our Capital Campaign was a significant undertaking, with a goal of $1,400,000. We have not yet raised all of the money, but we proceeded with the building project, and now have a beautiful new building. We still need YOUR support to finish paying for it, though! We welcome contributions of all sizes, and (on behalf of the kitties) ask you to dig deep and be as generous as possible.

Can you feel it? It’s happening… Together, we WILL end cat homelessness in the Puget Sound region. We’ll create a place where every cat matters.