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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.  

 

West Sound Wildlife Shelter

 

Networking events primarily on Bainbridge Island

Overview: 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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Alpental BARK (BackCountry Avalanche Rescue K9s)

 

Networking events primarily in the Puget Sound region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and other chapters throughout Washington

Overview: 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 on Bainbridge Island

Overview: 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 primarily in South Puget Sound

Overview: 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 in Olympia

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Center for Whale Research

 

Networking events in and around Seattle

Overview: 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 in Cle Elum

Overview: 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 in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington

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Cougar Mountain Zoo

 

Networking events in Issaquah and Seattle

Overview: 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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Greater Seattle Aquarium Society

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Heron Habitat Helpers

 

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

Overview: 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 primarily in Seattle and Bellevue / Eastside

Overview: 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 primarily in Spokane

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout King County

Overview: 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 in and around Seattle

Overview: 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 primarily in Woodinville

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and across Washington State

Overview: 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 primarily on the Eastside

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: 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 in and around Seattle

Overview: 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 primarily in Pierce County

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NW Animals Rights Network

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and Kitsap County

Overview: 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 in Redmond

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: 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 primarily in Seattle

Overview: 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 in Bellevue and Seattle

Overview: 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 in Tacoma

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Sara's Sanctuary

 

Networking events primarily in Redmond

Overview: 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 primarily in North Seattle

Overview: 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 in Seattle

Overview: 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 primarily in Seattle

Overview: 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 nationally

Overview: 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 primarily in the Greater Seattle region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound Region

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: 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 in Seattle and local chapters throughout Washington

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Washington state

Overview: 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 in Seattle and on the Eastside

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Western Washington

Overview: 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 in Seattle and throughout Washington

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

 

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Wild Steelhead Coalition

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: WSC is a membership driven advocacy group dedicated to increasing the return of wild steelhead to the waters and rivers of the Pacific Northwest.

 

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Wolf Haven International

 

Networking events primarily in South Sound

Overview: 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 primarily in Seattle

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