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Shelter Open House: A Day to Make a Difference

By Colleen Williams
October 3, 2018 • 1 min. read
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Shelters across the state are opening their doors on

Saturday, October 6th, 2018!

Washington state, please come meet your match at the 7th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House, hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. Over 25 – and counting! – shelters in every region of the state are participating for this exciting event.

“This year many of the shelters involved are choosing fun, new activities to get their community involved and to showcase their animals,” says Amy Ferguson, Executive Director of Pawsitive Alliance. “Blue Mountain Humane Society in Walla Walla is encouraging everyone that comes through their doors to walk a shelter dog. Seattle Area Feline Rescue in Shoreline is showing their ‘Catucopia’ of cats of all ages!”

Where: Animal shelters across Washington; visit to see the full list of participants.

What: Over 25 Washington animal shelters will be opening up their doors to host an Open House and bring community members in as honored guests.

The Pawsitive Alliance website has a list of participating shelters. The Shelter Open House Facebook event page will list all of the promotions planned by the shelters for this fun annual event. Follow #shelteropenhouse during the event for exciting shelter updates and heartwarming adoption stories.

Pawsitive Alliance would like to thank some sponsors!

Martha Faulkner–RSVP Real Estate, Canine Behavior Center, Petcurean, Good Neighbor Vet, Pet Connection Magazine, and DML Insurance.

Every Wednesday, Healthy Paws will highlight a new pet from Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign. Visit the #WhyNotMePets page for a list of adoptable dogs and cats.

colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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