Statewide Shelter Open House


Animal shelters and rescues across the state are helping pets and people find each other throughout the month of December!

Bellevue, WA, November 23, 2020—Pawsitive Alliance will be hosting the 9th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House throughout December 2020. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of homeless animals and to help those pets find forever homes. Animal shelters and rescues in every region of the state are participating in this exciting event.

The Pawsitive Alliance website page,, shows a full list of participating organizations. Eighteen Washington State animal shelters and rescues, including Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary, will be highlighting the great work that they do.

“We are very excited about this year’s Shelter Open House,” says Tereza Marks, Executive Director of Pawsitive Alliance, “New shelters are participating and this year, because most shelters are operating on an appointment only model, we are inviting rescue groups, as well. Check out your local shelter or rescue to meet your new best friend.”

Last year’s 8th Annual Shelter Open House had over 400 animals adopted in just one day.  This year’s event should be larger than ever because the event has been extended to an entire month.  As supplies last, adopters will receive goody bags with helpful items to get them and their new four-legged friend off to a great start.  A special thanks to Nylabone, Wacky Walk’r Wonderball, Fluff and Tuff, Kong, Naturally Fresh Cat Litter, Natural Balance Pet Food, Taste of the Wild Dog Food, and Gentle Giants Dog Food for the donations to include in these bags.

To celebrate this annual adoption event, Purrfect Pals will be offering 50% off the adoption fee for any adult cat (2+ years old) throughout the entire month of December, including bonded pairs! Purrfect Pals is currently doing adoptions by appointment-only, so please check out their adoptable kitties via then fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire to set up a meet & greet with your new furry best friend:

Special thank you to our sponsors!

Martha Faulkner–RSVP Real Estate, Canine Behavior Center, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and DML Insurance.

Pawsitive Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to help end the euthanasia of cats and dogs in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention. The organization’s vision is a healthy and happy home for every cat and dog in Washington. Pawsitive Alliance is best known for its #WhyNotMePets program which works with shelters and rescues throughout the state to find homes for animals that have been homeless more than two months or have barriers to adoption, such as age or disability. To learn more about Pawsitive Alliance, visit the website at

Media contact:

Tereza Marks