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Contact Us



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

2019 Closure Dates:

January 19 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 16 – Presidents Day
May 25 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
August 31 – Labor Day
November 9 – Veterans Day
November 28-29 – 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 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 Cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Unincorporated Thurston County.

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

If it is after business hours, please leave the pet in one of the marked After-Hours Receiving Kennels. There is a fee to leave your pet, and you will need to complete an Animal Release form, so we know why the animal is being left, and can contact you if we need more information.  Fees are listed HERE.


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.