Help us find a special home for a special boy: Jerry! Jerry has been with us for quite a while, and he’s not even two years old. He’s a sweetheart, but he’s already been returned twice because he needs a lot of training, patience, and exercise. He’s the kind of dog that needs lots of […]

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 […]

On this Mothers’ Day, we honor all mother’s, especially foster moms of our four legged furry animals.

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We have a very special Pet of the Week today… meet Sno! This senior girl is looking for the purr-fect companion for those chilly winter days. Sno is a cuddly lap cat with soft, silky fur. Because of her age, Sno needs to be an “only” pet. She also needs a home with no kids, […]

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 […]

Frankie was adopted in 2013 by Franki, a foster pet parent who provided the Shih Tzu with a forever home. This is her story in her own words. Learn how the Angel Fund saved Frankie’s life,  or if you are interested in learning how to become a foster pet parent, visit us at RASKC foster a pet site.

In the summer of 2013 I met a wonderful little nine-month-old male Shih Tzu, named Frankie. He was severely abused by being kicked in the face which resulted in his lower jaw being broken in two places and went permanently blind from the head trauma.

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Say hello a Very Special Pet, Oscar. He came to RASKC as an owner surrender, but whoever brought him did not provide any information. Why anyone would want to leave him is hard to understand – he is such a sweet boy! Fortunately we have learned a lot about Oscar, including his behavior and temperament, as […]

We have many adult cats that need foster homes immediately. So, we created the “Holiday Heroes” program that allows interested adults to foster a cat right away – with minimum paperwork and without having to go through an “official” training right away. If you’re interested, you can foster a cat today, or anytime between now […]

RASKC has a mission to find a permanent home for every adoptable pet. However, it can be hard to find adoptive homes for some animals. So, we created the Hospice Program to give these pets an opportunity to live out their golden years in a loving home. The cats in the Hospice Program have difficulty finding adoptive […]