Pet adoptions, volunteer shifts, and community outreach at Regional Animal Services came to a screeching halt in March 2020 when coronavirus first emerged in King County. Our region, and the world, continued to look for the “next normal” in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic persisted into a second year. Despite the extraordinary challenges of operating […]

Look at those gorgeous green eyes! This is Ariya, our Pet of the Week! This sweet girl has been at the Pet Adoption Center for several months now after being brought in by her previous owner because they could no longer care for her. Ariya’s previous owner described her as very affectionate with people. Ariya […]

Say hello to Sid, our Pet of the Week! This young pittie was brought in by a good Samaritan in November 2021.  As you can see from his picture, he loves to play outside, even in the cold and snow. Since he is so full of playful energy, Sid is one of our “Rambunctious Red” […]

Meet Morgan! With tremendous pleasure RASKC names Morgan Anderson as a Volunteer of the Month. Having contributed more than 7,600 hours as a foster volunteer, with great skills and dedication, this Covington resident ranks among RASKC’s top volunteers. “Well, I totally love at the entire Anderson family. They are so wonderful and always came when I […]

Hello, Joe! You’re our Pet of the Week! This sweet boy was brought in by a good Samaritan in November, and he would love to have a new home to call his own in the New Year. Joe likes to get attention on his own terms, so he is one of our “Bashful Blue” personality […]

Our Pet of the Week’s only holiday wish is for a family to call her own. Gracie has been with us since August. She has previously been Pet of the Week, but that special family still hasn’t stopped in to meet her yet. Gracie is a super sweet gal with a ton of energy. She […]

Editor’s Note: At King County, we have a lot of employees who care for animals even if they don’t work for us at RASKC. Kathleen Knudsen, who is part of our Records and Licensing team, fosters injured and abandoned hedgehogs through her involvement in the Hedgehog Welfare Society. The following story was first reported in […]

While our region doesn’t usually see much snow or extreme cold in the winter, it’s still important to make sure your pet is safe and warm no matter what the weather. As always, the best thing to do is to keep your pet inside when it’s cold and wet outside. Of course, dogs do have […]

RASKC commends the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, an organization that has helped people and pets in the Puget Sound region for more than 100 years. Please tell us about Tacoma Humane. The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County was founded in 1888 by a handful of concerned citizens and has grown […]

Meet Pam! RASKC is honored to recognize Pam Kocha as an Outstanding New Volunteer. A foster volunteer who has provided innumerable animal transports and the occasional donations delivery, this Federal Way resident has contributed almost 3,000 hours to RASKC since last year. Interim Animal Services Coordinator Emily Ruppert said, “Pam often provides transports for cats […]