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PUGET SOUND ANIMAL & WILDLIFE GROUPS  
 
The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer valuable services and community-building opportunities for enthusiasts, volunteers, donors, career-advancers and sponsors.  

Seattle Aquarium

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Seattle Aquarium on historic waterfront introduces locals and visitors to the natural wonders of surrounding waters. Membership makes it economical to visit regularly and to meet other members.

 

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West Sound Wildlife Shelter

 

Networking events take place primarily on Bainbridge Island

West Sound Wildlife Shelter treats and releases 1,000 injured animals each year. The group offers many ways for kids and adults to get involved, including class visits and annual fundraiser.

 

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Wild Steelhead Coalition

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WSC is a volunteer driven advocacy group dedicated to increasing the return of wild steelhead to the waters and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. All who care about this threatened species is welcome.

 

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Alpental BARK (BackCountry Avalanche Rescue K9s)

 

Networking events take place primarily in the Puget Sound region

Alpental BARK is made up of Alpental Professional Ski Patrol members and members of the WSDOT who have certified with their dogs as avalanche rescue K9 teams.

 

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American Cetacean Society - Puget Sound Chapter

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

ACS members and supporters work for the protection of marine mammals like whales and porpoises. Regular events provide relationship-building, volunteer and networking opportunities.

 

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Audubon Washington

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and other chapters throughout Washington

Audubon members receive a newsletter and can participate in regular educational programs, including birding trips and special events. Seattle Audubon is one of the most respected chapters in the US.

 

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Bainbridge Island Saddle Club

 

Networking events take place on Bainbridge Island

BISC is a membership organization for horse owners and horse lovers on Bainbridge Island and surrounding area. Organized events and rides provide excellent relationship-building opportunities.

 

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Cascade Animal Protection Society (CAPS)

 

Networking events take place primarily in South Puget Sound

This volunteer run organization takes in pets that owners can no longer keep. Animals stay with CAPS until a new home can be found for them.

 

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Cascadia Research Collective

 

Networking events take place in Olympia

 

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Center for Whale Research

 

Networking events take place in and around Seattle

CWR is a membership organization for people, companies and organizations who want to support the study and preservation of resident Orca whales in the Puget Sound.

 

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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW)

 

Networking events take place in Cle Elum

CSNW is a nonprofit organization providing a home for 7 chimpanzees who needed it. Volunteer opportunities are available.

 

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Coastal Conservation Association Washington

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington

 

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Cougar Mountain Zoo

 

Networking events take place in Issaquah and Seattle

Located just outside Seattle, member supported Cougar Mountain Zoo is one of the top neighborhood zoos in the country. CMZ offers members, educators and families many ways to be involved.

 

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Dog Gone Seattle

 

Networking events take place in Seattle

Dog Gone Seattle rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and places them in good homes. Canine lovers can get involved here by volunteering, donating, adopting or attending an event.

 

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Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Heron Habitat Helpers

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and the Eastside

HHH is a group of local residents who care about Herons and enjoy each other's company. Become a member today. Family memberships are only $15 per year and events are open to all.

 

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Humane Society for Seattle & King County

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Bellevue / Eastside

For over 100 years, Seattle Humane Society has worked to bring people and pets together for lifelong relationships. SHS offers classes, volunteer opportunities and donor appreciation events.

 

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Inland Northwest Wildlife Council

 

Networking events take place primarily in Spokane

INWWC is one of the state's largest volunteer organizations for conservation oriented hunters.

 

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King County Search and Rescue Association

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout King County

KCSARA acts as an umbrella volunteer organization offering ways to get involved in any of its 8 member units, including ski patrol, mountain rescue, search dogs, horse trackers and more.

 

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King County Search Dogs

 

Networking events take place in and around Seattle

King County Search Dogs provides canine search services within King County at no cost to the county. All handlers are volunteers who provide their own dogs and train several times a month.

 

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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

 

Networking events take place primarily in Woodinville

LBTRC helps children and adults with disabilities to improve their bodies, minds and spirits through therapy involving horsed. Over 300 volunteers donate their time to this cause.

 

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Long Live the Kings

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

LLTK programs support saving wild salmon and steelhead trout from extinction in our home waters. Attending an event, volunteering and donating are great ways to get involved.

 

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Meetup Groups and Events

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

 

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MEOW Cat Rescue

 

Networking events take place primarily on the Eastside

MCR provides rescue and shelter services for cats until they can be placed in new homes. Regular events and volunteering positions offer ample opportunity for community-building and networking.

 

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Nature Conservancy of Washington

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

The Nature Conservancy in Washington provides plentiful volunteer opportunities and networking potential through special events for members and donors.

 

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NOAH Animal Adoption Center and Spay & Neuter Clinic

 

Networking events take place in and around Seattle

NOAH saves thousands of healthy, adoptable animals from being euthanized by animal shelters throughout the state. Connect with NOAH by volunteering, attending a fundraiser or becoming a sponsor.

 

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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

 

Networking events take place primarily in Pierce County

 

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NW Animals Rights Network

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

NARN advocates for the protection of animals and maintains an excellent calendar of upcoming events for members and other supporters of their cause.

 

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Orca Conservancy

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Orca Conservancy is an all-volunteer nonprofit working on behalf of Orcinus orca, the killer whale, and protecting the wild places on which it depends.

 

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Orca Network

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and Kitsap County

Orca Network is a group dedicated to connecting whales and people in the PNW through volunteering, events and an online journal of whale sightings in Puget Sound.

 

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Overlake Flyfishing Club

 

Networking events take place in Redmond

OFFC is a group of local fly anglers on the Eastside who meet regularly to swap stories and organize events such as classes or weekend outings.

 

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Pacific Whale Watch Association

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

PWWA is a coalition of 32 progressive whale watching operators in the Pacific Northwest who collaborate to support whale research and conservation.

 

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Pasado's Safe Haven

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Pasado's Safe Haven rescues and rehabilitates dogs, cats and farm animals who have been abandoned or abused, providing them with a place to live out the rest of their lives in security.

 

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PAWS - The Progressive Animal Welfare Society

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PAWS is a champion for animals in WA state. Interested people and companies can get involved by donating, volunteering, sponsoring or attending an upcoming event.

 

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Pet Partners

 

Networking events take place in Bellevue and Seattle

Bellevue's Pet Partners trains volunteer animals and their handlers to help people facing medical challenges. The nationwide program also includes opportunities to get involved in Seattle region.

 

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Port Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

 

Networking events take place in Tacoma

 

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Sara's Sanctuary

 

Networking events take place primarily in Redmond

Sara's Sanctuary advocates for animal well-being and provides lifelong haven to exotic wildlife who have been abused or abandoned. The best way to get involved here is through donations.

 

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Sarvey Wildlife

 

Networking events take place primarily in North Seattle

Sarvey Wildlife operates the only nonprofit wildlife ambulance service in the state of Washington, serving Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties, with over 100 volunteer opportunities.

 

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Seattle Animal Shelter

 

Networking events take place in Seattle

The city of Seattle's animal shelter provides many way for animal lovers to get involved and meet others who share their passion. New supporters and volunteers are always welcome.

 

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Seattle Kennel Club

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Seattle Kennel Club dates back to 1890. Its members are committed to the sport and welfare of purebred dogs.

 

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Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA)

 

Networking events take place nationally

SAWA is a national professional membership organization for Animal Welfare administrators. Networking takes place online and at SAWA's annual conference.

 

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Sound Salmon Solutions

 

Networking events take place primarily in the Greater Seattle region

Sound Salmon Solutions works to ensure the survival of salmon in our local streams through education and volunteer habitat restoration programs. Check out their events page to get involved.

 

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The Whale Trail

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

The Whale Trail organizes regular, fun, informative meet & greets with leading whale experts and personalities who introduce people to the beautiful reality that we live with whales in Puget Sound.

 

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Vegetarians of Washington

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a nonprofit promoting the benefits of vegetarianism and helping people discover the pleasures of vegetarian food.

 

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Washington Council of Trout Unlimited (WCTU)

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and local chapters throughout Washington

WCTU is a membership-based advocacy group for people who love trout. Frequent events provide excellent relationship-building and learning opportunities.

 

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Washington Falconers' Association

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington state

WFA provides a support network for practitioners of this ancient sport and works for the preservation of birds of prey.

 

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Washington Outdoor Women

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and on the Eastside

WOW is an organization for women outdoor enthusiasts, including hunters and anglers. Frequent organized events provide excellent relationship-building opportunities.

 

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Washington State Animal Response Team

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Western Washington

WASART trains its members to provide the technical expertise needed to rescue pets and livestock in life-threatening situations; also trains to setup and operate temporary emergency animal shelters.

 

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Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WFCNW advocates and funds research in order to support responsible, sustainable policies for wild fish.

 

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Wolf Haven International

 

Networking events take place primarily in South Sound

Wolf lovers unite! Wolf Haven works to conserve and protect wolves and their habitat. Plenty of opportunities to network and volunteer.

 

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Woodland Park Zoo

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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