Head on down to the Seattle Animal Shelter (2061 15th Ave. W.) on Saturday, Aug. 16, for Cool City Pets, an adoption event highlighting small animals looking for their forever homes.

From 1 to 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 and mice.

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 adoption fee for small animals ranges from $15 to $40.

All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Only adults may adopt animals.

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 Seattle Animal Shelter reserves the right to approve or deny any animal adoptions and limits the number of small animal adoptions to no more than three per household.

The Seattle Animal Shelter features Cool City Pets the third Saturday of every month. For more information, call 206-386-7387 (PETS) or visit the shelter’s website at www.seattleanimalshelter.org.