One of the most valuable ways to volunteer with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is to open your heart and home on a temporary basis to a RASKC animal that is waiting to be adopted.

These animals need to be in a home environment, rather than the shelter, for a variety of reasons including:

  • Kittens’ immune systems are fragile, and they are too small to be spayed/ neutered until they reach two pounds.
  • Some cats have the sniffles, a slight upper respiratory infection of cats. They need a spot of sunshine in your home to help them heal faster, so they can be ready for adoption.
  • Some dogs or cats are recovering from an injury.
  • RASKC’s “Golden Oldies” program helps cats that need loving care as they enjoy the last months of their lives.

Your home might be the perfect place for these animals to receive the one-on-one comfort and attention they need. Fostering is a great way to involve the whole family or household in volunteering. RASKC provides free food, litter, and veterinary care while the animals are being fostered. To learn more about the program and steps to become a foster parent click here.


RASKC Foster Pet Parent Appreciation Night