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About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of this all-volunteer organization is to provide compassionate care and find appropriate homes for the pets in our system.


S.P.O.T. is a Non-Profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization (ID: 91-2008766); A Companion Animal Rescue and Placement Organization; Registered with the State of Washington; Serving the Skagit Valley and beyond.


Board of Directors
SPOT's Board of Directors consists of the Presidnet, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and general board members. The Board is responsible for the development of Policy and Procedures as well as implementing the Goals and Mission Statement of SPOT. To contact any Board member, please call our message line (360) 336-5388 and we will give you a call back or email We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions of how you think we can improve.



Outreach Opportunities
Outreach Opportunities are scheduled as volunteers are available. We also have several events throughout the year that we attend. Please email us or keep an eye on our events page. Volunteer Application: Print, fill out and mail or drop it off.


We have several fundraisers throughout the year. Check out our fundraising page for information on how you can get involved. Volunteer Application: Print, fill out and mail or drop it off.


More About S.P.O.T.
In the hopes of increasing the animal "adoption options" in Skagit County and beyond, a group of animal lovers got together in the Fall of 1999 and started a non profit alternative animal rescue and placement organization called Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT). By increasing the options that people have, SPOT hopes that more companion animals will find loving and permanent homes. In addition, SPOT hopes to help reduce the number of homeless pets within Skagit County and beyond by insisting that all animals placed in their care are spayed or neutered.


Each pet receives daily one-on-one care and attention while in foster care. We work on training and socialization skills to help each pet be the best they can be. Pets do not leave foster care until we feel they are emotionally and physically ready to be placed into a permanent home. 


SPOT does not have a shelter facility but rather relies on a group of foster homes. These homes provide a safe haven for the animals until they can be placed into a permanent home. The foster homes are carefully screened to ensure that proper care and a loving environment will be provided during the animal's stay. SPOT has a limited number of volunteer foster homes currently available, so if you are interested in becoming a foster home for SPOT, please contact the organization.


SPOT's ongoing outreach program enables the organization to showcase the companion animals currently in their care. The success of SPOT's outreach program is possible due to dedicated volunteers and the support of local businesses.  Volunteer Adoption Counselors accompany the available animals to these sites to provide the opportunity for people to view the pets and to help ensure that animals are placed in a home that matches their temperament, activity level and maturity level.


SPOT is very firm in its policy that all animals are spayed or neutered prior to placement within a home. This policy is essential in helping to reduce the number of homeless pets within our community. In addition, all cats are tested for Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Aids (FIV) prior to being placed into homes. Local veterinary clinics have been instrumental in helping SPOT set up this policy to ensure that these diseases do not become even more widespread. Adoption fees include the spay/neuter operation, the feline testing (where applicable), vaccinations, parasite control (fleas, ear mites, worms, etc.), an ID tag, microchip and a free vet check-up at participating veterinary clinics.


Volunteers are the backbone of S.P.O.T.'s success. Thank you for your interest and for your hard work and dedication to a very worthy cause.


If you are interested in volunteering, please Download and print our Volunteer Form (Adobe Acrobat format) out and email us at

Volunteer Coordinator- open position

S.P.O.T.  would like to thank our current board members and officers for your service to our organization and to the pets we care for.  We understand that it takes your time, energy and resources.  Thank you !  

SPOT Board

  • President- Nina Spitler

  • Vice President- Crystal Ring

  • Treasurer- Rob Haught

  • Secretary - Dianne Johnson

  • Kathy Brown

  • Dawn Benedict

  • Beth Rathbun

  • Linda Dietrick

  • Becky Kowalski

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