Save Our Seward Pets

Striving to promote responsible, respectful pet care and support for the Seward Animal Shelter, through community commitment, education and advocacy.

about us

Years ago, a group of locals with love for all pets gathered to define and address the needs of the community and to create a bridge with the budget-restricted services of the Animal Control Officer.

In 1994, we crafted a list of goals that citizens and members of the newly formed group - SOS Pets -  could perform through advocay and fundraising. Our goals now are not much different than when we first began.


We support the Seward Animal Shelter with donations of food, materials and money; we offer reduced cost spay/neuter vouchers to the community; we advocate for a new animal shelter; provide pet food to the local food bank; and provide vaccine and microchip clinics.

Over the years the efforts of SOS Pets has waxed and waned. But throughout, our overiding motivation has been to maximaize the quality of life of local pets.

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
— Albert Schweitzer

How We Help


Spay & Neuter Program

One aspect of this program funds surgeries for animals that pass through the Seward Animal Shelter.  The second aspect donates $50 vouchers to any community member to be redeemed at several South Central vet locations.

Microchipping Program

Microchipping your pet greatly increases the chances of your lost pet returning home.  SOS Pets offers low cost microchipping to any interested pet owner.

Current ANimal Shelter

Seward’s Alice Pickett Animal Shelter welcomes and adopts out hundreds of local pets each year. Typically, the shelter sees more cats than dogs.  SOS Pets facilitates donations and shelter supplies as needed.

Pet Food Donations

Twice a month we purchase and distribute pet food to the He Will Provide food bank in support of local families in need.


Save Our Seward Pets promotes responsible cat & dog care through education.  Visit our Education page to learn or view our calendar to see upcoming events.

New Animal Shelter

A new animal shelter remains a high priority for SOS Pets.  A clean, safe, quiet, low-stress environment will encourage adoption and decrease disease; provide comfort, health, enrichment and hope for pets; be enjoyable for caregivers; attract local and visitor volunteers; promote community hope and pride and help rehabilitate animals.

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made.
— M. Aklam

How You can Help


Can you offer a few hours of your time for a project?  Do you have an idea for a fundraiser, or community event?  Are you just interested in learning more?  


Join our email newsletter!  Find us on social media, and share our posts.  Tell a friend about the good work SOS Pets does for the community of Seward. 



Find us at Pick.Click.Give!  (a way for Alaskans to contribute a portion of their Permanent Fund Dividend) or contribute directly to Save Our Seward Pets!

Shop Our Wish List

Check out our list of current pet food and supply needs.  Your purchase will ship directly to SOS Pets!


Find out more about how your online purchases can turn into donations for SOS Pets and Seward Animal Shelter!