Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Rating: 5 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 2293 13132 NE 177th Place Woodinville WA 98072 USA

Mission: Our mission is to give homeless animals a second chance through our rescue, shelter, and adoption programs.
Results: Our second year in our new, bigger facility has us on a path to help over 1600 dogs and cats in 2013.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1400 dogs and cats.
Programs: 1) Adoptions- making lifelong matches 2) Foster - giving more animals an opportunity 3) Low Cost spay/neuter: providing low cost spay & neuter assistance to families in need. 4) Homeward Pet Food Bank - providing pet food and supplies to our community with pets in need. Helping to keep pets in their homes!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Everyone at Homeward Pet Adoption Center is professional as well as caring. They take in the animals that no one else wants, and even tries to re-train them to be loving household pets. I have been volunteering since the summer and really enjoy dog walking. The kennels are clean and the pets get ample supplies of food and water. They are very well cared for. The Adoption Counselors are great...they are very knowledgeable about the pets and screen adoptors well. With more and more homeless animals every day, HPAC is growing but needs your help to continue its mission.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm not only a volunteer, I'm the owner of 2 dogs and 2 cats from Homeward Pet.

I have been volunteering with Homeward Pet for almost 6 years and I can't imagine my life without them now. I love the fact that Homeward Pet is a no-kill animal shelter and goes above and beyond helping and caring for animals. Volunteering at Homeward Pet is so rewarding because you can see the changes in scared, shy or even over-energetic dogs to better mannered and loving companions.

The adoption counselors are amazing!! They do their very best to help you find the best companion for your situation. They really take the time and listen to what a potential adopter is looking for, instead of just letting people look and adopting the wrong companion for their situation or experience.

Homeward Pet is a great place to volunteer and adopt. The people that work and volunteer here are fabulous and the animals are amazing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change anything about the organization. The management tries very hard to make Homeward Pet the best it can be.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Homeward Pet, a no-kill animal shelter, has been in my community for as long as I can remember - from a cramped, local storefront to its present location in a much more suitable space with room to serve many more animals and the public. The volunteer staff is always upbeat and friendly, committed to the well-being of all the animals under its care. I support the organization financially and last year was truly blessed to be adopted by a lovely senior dog. If you're in the market for a pet or a rewarding volunteer opportunity, please look first at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted from Homeward Pet a little over 3 years ago and have been back to visit and see the new facility since. They make sure all of their pets get the proper care before being adopted, and also make sure that it is the right fit for both the pet and adopting family. Finding forever homes for those in their care is a top priority. Our dog had even been taught some obedience basics while there. We will definitely choose Homeward Pet for our next rescue pooch.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

They truly want to make sure that each pet placed has reached their forever home. We adopted our dog Rudy from them a little over 2 years ago & can't imagine our lives without him. Everyone that we interacted with was kind and had both the pet and the peoples best interest in mind. They took a lot of time and made sure we had the right match for us. Will definitely come back when the time is right.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at Homeward Pet Adoption Center for 17 years and have watched it grow from a tiny safehaus, with most of the dogs and cats in one small room. I love volunteering at Homeward Pet! I've met some wonderful people, and the time I've spent with the animals is really special. My husband and I have adopted five wonderful dogs from Homeward Pet, but I remember many others. Because Homeward Pet is a no-kill shelter, I know that by the next week if they haven't found their forever homes, they will still be in Homeward Pet's care. All of the animals at Homeward Pet receive lots of TLC, and the staff tries hard to make appropriate matches between the animals and their human families. Homeward Pet is one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in the state; not only does it accept surrenders from owners who can no longer care for their pets, it also works with public and private shelters and rescue organizations to find forever homes for their animals when they get overcrowded. Homeward Pet is constantly striving to expand the services it provides to the community, such as its low-cost spay & neuter program, pet food bank, and education efforts.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at Homeward Pet in the cat room. I was impressed by the caring and professionalism of the staff members, and have really enjoyed getting to know both my fellow volunteers and the cats. Next time I'm looking for a pet, I will definitely head to Homeward Pet since I feel comfortable in how they treat their animals during their (hopefully short!) time in the shelter.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm so proud to have an opportunity to participate in the great work Homeward Pet Adoption Center shares with homeless and surrendered cats and dogs as well as the amazing support for the pet guardians within our community. We provide loving, clean and wonderful in house veterinary care for the critters in our care, assist in making Washington State a no kill state (approximately 60% of our dogs and cats are transferred from crowded shelters), we act as a pet food bank for folks in need of help in keeping their wonderful companions, provide periodic low cost vaccinations in times of potential epidemics (we responded immediately to a Parvo outbreak this year!) and offer low cost spay and neuter services every Monday.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

After recently moving from out-of-state, I saw volunteers in reflective vests walking dogs through Woodinville. I did a little search online and found Homeward Pet. I went to their site to learn more and liked what I saw. I decided to sign up as a volunteer in November 2011. I've had regular shifts every week since then. I feel like I've been able to help the dogs have a more comfortable stay. Seeing them go can be bittersweet after forming a connection with a special friend, but happy for them knowing they've gone to a good home. I've unlearned some misconceptions I had about shelter animals and breeds. I've learned more about the animals I love, training techniques, and more about myself.

More than just caring for animals, Homeward Pet strives to help and serve the community. They offer education and training programs during adoptions, food programs, spay and neuter, and microchipping. As a volunteer new to the area, I've felt this by feeling better connected to my community and any community I've ever lived in.

I've really enjoyed being apart of Homeward Pet and would recommend the organization for adopting pets and/or volunteering to everyone.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer at Homeward Pet for a year. I am happy to a be a part of their organization and enjoy volunteering and attending their events and charity fundraisers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

For years I wanted to find something that I could do to help my community, while feeling more fulfilled in my own life. I have always had a passion for animals that seems to grow every day and I knew I wanted to volunteer for an organization like Homeward Pet. They give their volunteers training before having them start work with the cats and dogs so everyone feels comfortable with their role. Everyone at Homeward Pet is wonderful and treats the animals with kindness and love. In addition, this is a No-Kill shelter, so every animal will have a home. It has been over a year now since I started volunteering and I look forward to it every week. It is so awesome to see these beautiful animals get placed in their forever homes!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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