pictured: Lori Mason (left), who spearhead the project, and Melissa Kelly (right) who helped in the designing of the room “I wanted to create a welcoming stay for cats until they find their forever home” says Lori Mason. Dreams can come true! Lori Mason, Licensed Veterinarian Technician and foster coordinator, has been eager to provide a […]

Give a warm welcome to Frosty, our Pet of the Week! This young guy came to us from eastern Washington. So how did he get the name “Frosty”? Once upon a time, he was running loose in the snow and got frostbite on his toes and tail. His tail had to be amputated, and he […]

Meet David! David Howerton has impressed so many RASKC staff, volunteers, and customers with his amazing dedication and gentle disposition. While a great many RASKC volunteers are extraordinarily dedicated, not many can match the number of hours and shifts that David has contributed in a relatively brief period of time. From the time that he started seven months ago as a Cat Meet and Greet volunteer, he has worked more than 412 hours over 190 shifts. While this includes the time he has contributed with RASKC pet visits to a local retirement home, it does not include additional foster hours that he has given. Simply amazing. Not only is David extremely generous with his time, his affable and helpful nature makes everyone want to spend more time with him. Thank you, David!

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Drive on down and see Chevy, our Pet of the Week! This sweet and playful boy is good on a leash and knows how to sit on command. He also loves going for walks and meeting new people. Chevy takes treats gently and would love to go to a home where he’ll get lots of […]

Have you ever seen a happier face? This is Stewart, our Pet of the Week. He’s a senior Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix looking for his forever home. While Stewart is a bit nervous in new environments, he simply is looking for someone who can be patient with him and take their time while he gets […]

That is one relaxed kitty! Say hello to Molly, our Pet of the Week! This senior brown tabby is a gentle and loving cat who likes to take things slow. Though a bit nervous, once she warms up and gets to know you, Molly is an incredibly devoted friend. Due to her shy nature, Molly […]

RASKC, along with other pet agencies, were selected to take part in a fun, community service project held at Zulily‘s studios. The project was created in the hopes of raising awareness of shelter pets by donating their time and expertise to capture the pets in a softer light, namely in a home-like setting. Zulily, which provided exclusive access to their studios and creative staff, set three beautiful backdrops ranging from playful room, to the “We’re going on vacation!” feel, and finally “This is home” vibe.

Below is an interview with the two amazing professionals that took action and got involved! (to see photos from the shoot, scroll past interview).



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That’s one good-looking cat for Pet of the Week! Gertie is a ten-year-old girl looking for her fur-ever home. She came to RASKC as a very difficult cat to manage, and was placed in our foster program to see if some home love and care could calm her. Thanks to her foster family, Gertie is […]

5. VolunteroftheMonth_May2017_VoMpageMeet Pia! Pia provides outstanding volunteer service as the Co-Lead of RASKC’s Kirkland Team. Since October 2015 she has juggled the schedules of more than 175 volunteers. During 2016-17 she has been the initial point of contact for about 76 new volunteers. Last year RASKC volunteers at Kirkland donated more than 5, 5657 hours with Pia’s assistance and leadership. With great cheer and extraordinary diplomacy, Pia has very effectively addressed a great range of issues from assisting volunteers with using Volgistics to helping customers adopt a new furry member of their family. Since 2015, Pia and her daughter Freja have worked a regular weekly shift at Kirkland. Thank you, Pia!

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Give it up for T-Bone, our Pet of the Week! He’s a young American Bulldog mix, weighing in at a solid 85 pounds. T-Bone is full of energy and loves running and playing, and would love to go to a home where he’ll get lots of exercise and playtime. He takes treats gently, but is […]