Meet Gabrielle! RASKC is very honored to name Gabrielle Patterson as Volunteer of the Month. She contributed a total of over 6,500 hours from 2013- 2020, both as a foster volunteer and a Dog Walker. Not only did Gabrielle help a number of challenging dogs and needy kittens, she also provided loving care to two cats with severe skin issues that took quite some time to clear up. Thank you, Gabrielle! 

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Look out world, because here I come – my name is Harriet, and I’m the Pet of the Week! This wonderful dog was brought in by an animal control officer in early February. She is a sweet, happy girl who is filled with affection, full of energy, and loves to play! Harriet does best when […]

Meet Oscar! RASKC is enormously pleased to shine the spotlight on Outstanding New Volunteer Oscar Avila. He serves as a “red” Dog Walker, which means he walks the dogs in our adoption area who are in most need of skillful guidance. In pre-COVID times, Oscar worked a weekly two-hour shift with RASKC dogs. In his mid-20s, bilingual, a rugby player, and a resident of Kent, Oscar has shown tremendous enthusiasm. He has even assisted with a Warm 106.9 “Wet Nose Wednesday” video for the radio station’s website that featured one of our difficult-to-adopt “red” dogs.

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Meet Kaiya! RASKC is extremely happy to shine the limelight on Exceptional Youth Kaiya Xayavong, who serves as a foster volunteer. She also spent a summer working on RASKC’s Early Morning Cat Crew. Kaiya is a first-year student at the University of Washington, where she’d like to major in biology. Kaiya aims toward becoming a pediatrician.

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We have come up with a few “outside the box” volunteer opportunities for our community. This has resulted in some creative outlets to spruce up our environment. Kye recently dropped off a bucket full of painted rocks. RASKC staff had a blast using them to decorate our upgraded pet food bank, and they have brightened the space up as you’re approaching our front doors. See video below, images and Q&A with the artist: Kye!

Thank you Kye for thinking of RASKC and sharing your hobby with us

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Do you have room in your heart and home for a senior? Meet Gracie, our Pet of the Week! This brown tabby cat was brought in by her previous owner in January because they could no longer care for her. Gracie is an affectionate lovebug who would be thrilled to cuddle up with you at […]

Listen and learn my padawan* – here is Ahsoka, our Pet of the Week! This German Shepherd girl was brought in by her previous owner in December because she was having some medical issues that needed to be addressed. Ahsoka lived in a home with another big dog and older children, and her previous owner […]

From February 8th through March 8th, RASKC will be partnering with Bastyr University to promote an 8 week physical activity program for new dog owners. For participating in the program you will receive: A free collar and leash with a plastic bag holder to start walking your dog! A $5 coupon from “All The Best” […]

Road Runner has nothing on our Pet of the Week – here’s Wile E! This young boxer/pittie mix was brought in by an Animal Control Officer in early January. He’s an affectionate lovebug who would be thrilled to cuddle up with you at home after a good, long play session! Wile E is full of […]

Meet Cheri! With tremendous pleasure RASKC names Cheri Tjoelker as Volunteer of the Month. In 2019 she contributed the most hours among Dog Walkers- more than twice as much as the person who gave the second-highest number of hours. In pre-COVID times, Cheri faithfully worked weekly Dog Walking and dog Reiki shifts. She also served on […]