Meet Hiroko! RASKC is very pleased to honor one of our longest-serving Dog Walkers, who demonstrated fantastic proficiency and dedication from 2011 through earlier this year. Rated “red” for her top dog-handling skills, Hiroko Yamaoka contributed more than 685 hours over 248 shifts. She always responded in positive ways to requests to help train new Dog […]

Meet Jennie! RASKC is extremely pleased to honor Jennie who performs outstanding work in several roles at RASKC. Many people have noted on Jennie’s tremendous proficiency, very pleasant demeanor, and exceptional attendance. She has been working a weekly shift on our Cat Meet and Greet Team since 2015. She has been walking dogs at RASKC since […]

Meet Pam! She contributes her leadership, communication skills and problem-solving skills to RASKC is so many ways. Pam works on one of the busiest Meet and Greet shifts each week. Affable and “cool as a cucumber,” Pam provides tremendous customer service and is one of RASKC’s best trainers of new volunteers. Pam also leads shelter tours, facilitates new pet photographs onto RASKC’s website, staffs community events, and she transports animals. Several years ago Pam served as RASKC’s inaugural Lead Volunteer for our Tukwila Cat-Care Team. She set up several systems that continue to be in use today. Pam has also served as Scheduler for the Early Morning Cat Crew. RASKC staff very much appreciate her strategic insights and suggestions on how we can continually improve. Thank you, Pam!

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Meet Penny! She is one of RASKC’s most dedicated and skilled volunteers. Penny serves as Co-Lead of the Shelter Helper team. She works with the staff and other volunteers to troubleshoot a variety of issues, especially those related to the washing machines. Penny promotes quality assurance in many ways, including by sending out Tips of the […]

Meet Linda! She serves as RASKC’s Lead Volunteer in the Vet Clinic. Linda engaged in Herculean efforts earlier this year to simultaneously onboard about 12 new volunteers on her team. Linda has impressed staff and volunteers very much in the many roles that she has undertaken, including as a foster volunteer, Cat Meet and Greet volunteer, […]

Meet Liz! She is one RASKC’s longest serving volunteers who faithfully contributes a weekly shift, which she has been doing with cats at Reber Ranch since 2008. Liz is extremely proficient, extraordinarily reliable, and exudes great cheer. For many years Liz helped in taking care of all the laundry associated with RASKC’s cat-care at Reber Ranch. […]

Meet Jeff! Jeff has given extraordinary contributions of time to RASKC and has done so with the best spirit and great skill as a Dog Walker and as a Shelter Helper. Jeff not only has been one of RASKC’s most reliable volunteers with his weekly shift, he has also been absolutely magnificent by filling in on […]

Meet Kyle! Kyle is a “Renaissance man,” who speaks three languages and is active in many non-profit organizations. Kyle serves as one of RASKC’s most impressive foster volunteers who cares for a number of our pit-bull terriers, pit mixes, and other dogs. Since he started in 2013, Kyle has donated more than 1,100 foster hours to […]

Meet Jennifer! Jennifer Hunt serves as an outstanding Co-Lead, with Teresa Rosenberg, of our Kirkland Team, comprised of more than 120 volunteers. Jennifer’s cheerfulness, attention to detail, and willingness to go the “extra mile” is deeply appreciated. She also works a weekly shift at the store. Jennifer also has helped to lead many sessions of new volunteer orientation. Thank you, Jennifer!

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