We are so excited to share the story of this lucky little lady who found her new family in a very special way! A few weeks ago, RASKC was contacted by TiER1 Performance Solutions, a consulting firm based in the Cincinnati area. TiER1 had received a request from a 10 year-old boy named AJ who […]

Editor’s Note: We don’t normally let our adoptable pets post on the blog, but Chevy was quite persuasive. We hope you enjoy his story! My Day at the Beach, by Chevy the Shepherd Mix Last weekend, one of the great volunteers at RASKC took me out of the shelter for a day of exploring in […]

Take a tour with our own animal care technician who will provide you with a ‘Behind the Scenes’ look at our Eastside Pet Adoption Center located inside Petco in Kirkland. Learn what it’s like to be an animal care tech, cat condos, and get a chance to see what adoptable furry friends we have waiting for you!

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Officer Goldstone and I responded to a call regarding a dog named Bear whose head was completely stuck in the middle of a tire rim with the tire attached.  We tried everything including soaping the dog’s head and neck with dish soap but could not get him free.  We called the local fire station and Art, […]

UPDATE: Toby was adopted on October 8!
Congratulations, and Happy Tails!

Toby came in to our shelter scared and terribly matted.  Because he was so matted, it was painful to be touched and even to walk, as his hair was constantly pulling on his skin, this caused him to be quite grumpy (understandably).  Luckily we have awesome people in our community that came to his rescue!

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Recently a gentleman came into the lobby and told me that he needed to surrender his dog, Moxi, after she had nipped his child in the face. He added that while his child was okay, requiring a couple of minor stitches, that he no longer felt he could trust Moxi around his child. I asked if she […]

Julie, one of Minto’s owners and a Sammamish resident, emailed us the day I was assigned to responding to customer service inquiries. She was curious to know if there were are any other dogs in King County that were as old as her Australian Cattle Dog (aka Blue Heeler), Minto. I was unable to find that data so I asked her if she’d like us to write a blog story and they sent me over all of the information. Here’s Minto’s story: 

This story is about an Australian Cattle Dog (aka Blue Heeler) named Minto. He was born on February 23, 1997, he’s been living for 19 years (average life expectancy is 12-15yrs). After speaking to his human parents, I’m jealous because Minto has lived a more adventurous life than most of us and he’s got me thinking that I definitely need to get out more often!

This is what his humans told me about him (from Minto’s perspective, of course):

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