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PawPrints Planned Giving Society

To thank and recognize caring donors who have remembered Seattle Humane in their estate plans through wills or other planned gifts, Seattle Humane established the PawPrints Planned Giving Society. Estate gifts like these provide care and services for thousands of orphaned animals each year while they wait for us to find them homes of their own. Because of your generous support, Seattle Humane has become the safety net for lost and abandoned companion animals in our community.

PawPrints members have the opportunity to become involved in the ongoing life of Seattle Humane through the following:

  • Exclusive appreciation activities and events
  • Tours and special presentations
  • With their permission, members are listed throughout our facility


Leader of the Pack


As a Leader of the Pack, you join a compassionate and generous community of animal lovers. Your support provides the foundation of the life-saving work we do, and thanks to you, thousands of orphaned and abandoned animals are saved each year. Seattle Humane recognizes Leader of the Pack donors who give $1,000 and more in a calendar year. Members are offered special opportunities for engagement and to experience first-hand the impact they are making on the lives of the animals at Seattle Humane.

$1,000 – $2,499

Benefits include:

  • Recognition as a Leader of the Pack at Seattle Humane and on our website
  • Year-end summary of your giving and annual report
  • Hosted behind-the-scenes tours of the shelter led by senior staff
  • Invitation to annual Leader of the Pack celebration to mingle with fellow pack members

$2,500 – $4,999

Includes Best Friend benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary microchipping for one pet
  • Invitation to unique seasonal events

$5,000 – $9,999

Includes Rescuer benefits, plus:

  • Name a litter of kittens and receive a photo of your virtually adopted family
  • Consultation with one of our staff animal experts to help with an issue your pet is having

$10,000 – $24,999

Includes Lifesaver benefits, plus:

  • Private event with our CEO to discuss animal welfare and hear your thoughts as an animal advocate
  • Day-in-the-life opportunity to shadow one of our life-saving teams and staff member

$25,000 – $49,999

Includes Protector benefits, plus:

  • Certificate for the adoption of a pair of kittens (limited to use during spring “kitten season”)
  • Personalized tribute brick installed in the sidewalk in front of the Adoption Center (limited supply)

$50,000 and more

Includes Guardian benefits, plus:

  • A profile of you on Seattle Humane’s website and/or newsletter to recognize your generosity
  • Kitten Cuddle Party for eight guests at the shelter or your business (limitations
  • Be a vet for a day and see firsthand the lifesaving surgeries done in the medical center

Benefits may change during the year. Limitations apply for some benefits, including some only available during certain times of year and when staff time and resources are available. Recognition as a Leader of the Pack is optional and you may choose to be listed as anonymous. Exclusive benefits may also be available based on your personal interests. For questions about eligibility or to access your benefits, please contact:

Lisa Huang
Major Gifts Officer
(425) 274-1507
[email protected]


Monthly gifts from our Furmily members help dogs, cats and small animals while they’re in our care. These sustaining donations help support veterinary care, food, treats, toys, dog training, bedding and much more.

About joining our Furmily:

  • Signing up takes just a minute. Your monthly gifts are secure, automatic, and you can cancel at any time.
  • When you enroll, an automatic charge will be made on your credit or debit card each month.
  • As a Furmily member, you’ll receive fewer mailings, ensuring more of your support goes directly for animal care and supplies.
  • Monthly gifts of $84 or more qualifies you as a Leader of the Pack member, Seattle Humane’s major supporter program.
  • Furmily members receive a statement each January for the previous year’s donations – a convenient way to prepare for your taxes.
  • You can update or cancel your gift or payment method at any time by calling (425) 373-5382 or emailing [email protected].

“Seattle Humane does amazing work, but in order to do that, they need to ensure continued support from the community. An estate gift is an ideal way to show your love and support for the animals now and for years into the future. And as a board member, I know planned gifts are critically important to the long-term sustainability of Seattle Humane.”
Leanne Webber — Seattle Humane Board Member since 2017

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Please let us know if you've already included a gift for Seattle Humane. Providing us with documentation is the best way to ensure that your gift is used in the way you intend.


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Sarah Freeman
Senior Major and Planned Giving Officer
(425) 373-5387
[email protected]

The content found on this site is general in nature and intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor or other qualified professional.