If your kids have been begging you for a pet but you don't have the space for a dog or someone in your household is allergic to cats, the Seattle Animal Shelter says they have the perfect solution: start small.
The shelter on Saturday, Feb. 16 is hosting Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes.
From 1-3 p.m., potential adopters can meet the many small animals available for adoption from the shelter, including: rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, mice and more.
Volunteer small-animal specialists will be on hand to help adopters find the right pet. They provide information about each animal's characteristics and needs, demonstrate basic care and handling skills, and answer questions.
The Seattle Animal Shelter features Cool City Pets the third Saturday of every month. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Animals may be adopted by adults only.
Adopters must be prepared to provide proper housing, food, water, toys and other materials necessary for the care and good health of the animal. The adoption fee for small animals ranges from $15-$40.
Also, the adoption fee for rabbits will be waived for this Cool City Pets event because it coincides with the shelter's Hop To Adopt! event
The Seattle Animal Shelter is located at 2061 15th Ave. W, about a mile south of the Ballard Bridge. If you would like more information or directions, call (206) 386-7387 (PETS) or visit the shelter's website at http://www.seattleanimalshelter.org.
The shelter is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m. for adoptions and for licensing.