The tiny no-kill shelter rehomed 20 dogs and 350 cats during their first year in operation. Today, the organization has grown and relocated, providing care, shelter, and forever homes for more than 1,000 animals every year. Each animal that comes through the doors at Homeward Bound receives a full veterinary examination, vaccinations, microchip identification, and a spay/neuter before they are made available for adoption.
The shelter advocates for spay and neuter as a humane and effective method to mitigate pet overpopulation and prevent unwanted litters, thus strengthening the local community. To make this an attainable goal, the shelter operates the Homeward Pet Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic. They also work with the community to carry out their Last Litter Program, a service available to spay dogs and cats brought in with adoptable litters.
To serve the animals and pet owners of the community, Homeward Pet offers free training classes with every adoption, a pet food bank for families in need, daily shelter, dog behavioral training, a foster program, and a canine enrichment program. Homeward Pet Adoption Center relies on the generosity and dedication of volunteers to maximize the quality of life of the shelter's dogs and cats.
The ultimate goal of the shelter is to find a responsible, permanent home and life full of love for every homeless animal that seeks refuge in their establishment.
Warm up for the holidays in “style” with the ugliest sweater you can muster up on a brisk jaunt through Marymoor Park. This event features a 5K prance with your pupper through the scenic park and surrounding streets followed by games, cocktails, goodies, and other holiday fun! At the starting line, you will find enormous inflatables, a cheerful photo station, games, and music in the spirit of the season! Crossing the finish line reaches family photo opportunities inside a larger than life snowglobe, fake snow, and lots of doggone fun festivities. Prizes will be awarded for Best Ugly Sweater, Best Dog Attire, Best Kid Sweater, Worst Sweater, and more! Registration fee includes an Ugly Sweater knit hat, a finisher's medal, a complimentary cup of cheer, and admission to the spirited 5K and spectacular after party! Proceeds benefit the One Warm Coat charity. Two and four-legged participants are welcome - so, dress up and attend in tacky holiday attire!