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Contact Us



Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, all shelter visits are by appointment only.  This includes adoptions, reclaims, stray drop-offs, owner-surrenders, trap rentals, etc.

Lobby Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 to 5:30
Saturday, 9:30 to 4:00
We stop adoptions 1/2 hour prior to closing.

Receiving Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 to 5:00
Saturday 9:30 to 3:30


Sunday, Monday, State holidays, and holiday weekends

2021 Closure Dates:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 16 – MLK, Jr. Day
February 13 – Presidents’ Day
May 29 – Memorial Day
July 3 – Independence Day
September 4 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 25-26 – Thanksgiving
December 25 – Christmas

Identification and reclaim
of stray pets

Tue – Fri, 9:30 to 5:30
Sat – Mon, 9:30 to 4:00

(Reclaims when the office is closed are at our officers’ availability, please call to make an appointment for pickup)



You can also email us.


If you are bringing an animal to the Shelter, please drive around to the east end of our building to the door marked “Receiving.”

We are currently only accepting animals from the Cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Unincorporated Thurston County. If you are bringing in your own pet to surrender, please see Surrendering a Pet.

If it is during business hours, enter the Receiving Lobby and a staff member will help you.


The Shelter is located at 3120 Martin Way E, Olympia, 98506, 1/2 mile west of Lilly Rd. Animal Services can be easily reached by an Intercity Transit bus.

Bus routes 60, 62A and 62B all drive by the Shelter and there is a bus stop located in front of the Shelter for convenient access.