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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Meet Marcia! Marcia has been one of RASKC’s most prolific foster volunteers since 2008. For a few years she and volunteer Melissa Edlund sponsored a critter cottage specifically to care for lots of RASKC foster animals. Marcia has led and participated in many special adoption events over the years and almost always seems ready to help […]

Meet Cheryl! She is one of RASKC’s most prolific foster volunteers, having contributed close to 1,000 hours or more for each of the past several years. Cheryl has engaged in many different roles since she started in 2008, including Dog Walker, Early Morning Cat Care, and Special Events. Earlier this year, Cheryl also volunteered on many shifts for RASKC pet visits at a local retirement home. Thank you, Cheryl!

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Meet Sheryl! For the past many years Sheryl has been one of RASKC’s most prolific and humorous foster volunteers. She is one of four volunteers who has officially contributed more than 1,000 foster hours in each year for at least the past four years.

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Meet Pat! RASKC pays tribute to superlative volunteer Pat Wynn, who recently completed her time with RASKC. She is a professional dog trainer with Blue Sky Canine Coaching, LLC, credentialed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Pat is also a longtime volunteer at the Seattle Humane Society (SHS). Her work there is increasing in […]

Meet Marilyn and Jazz! Marilyn Wallace and her granddaughter Jazz Richard have contributed immensely to RASKC’s Early Morning Cat Crew and our Tukwila Petco Cat-Care Team. In only 1.5 years, Marilyn has worked about 400 shifts – truly astonishing- with Jazz often by her side. Jazz, who is homeschooled, will be going into 10th grade this fall. She will be taking an online class in veterinary medicine then. Marilyn serves on RASKC’s leadership team at Tukwila Petco. She often transports hundreds of pounds of Petco-donated goods to RASKC. Jazz often takes on the thankless task of washing the cat-related Petco laundry at home, then bringing it back to the store. RASKC volunteering is an entire family production including not only Marilyn and Jazz, but also Candi who is Jazz’s mother and Marilyn’s daughter. The threesome not only work shifts at Tukwila Petco and at RASKC/ Kent for Early Morning Cat Crew, they also work special adoption events and help staff pet-licensing booths at community festivals. Plus they’re a foster family too. Thank you, Marilyn, Jazz, and Candi!

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Meet David! David Howerton has impressed so many RASKC staff, volunteers, and customers with his amazing dedication and gentle disposition. While a great many RASKC volunteers are extraordinarily dedicated, not many can match the number of hours and shifts that David has contributed in a relatively brief period of time. From the time that he started seven months ago as a Cat Meet and Greet volunteer, he has worked more than 412 hours over 190 shifts. While this includes the time he has contributed with RASKC pet visits to a local retirement home, it does not include additional foster hours that he has given. Simply amazing. Not only is David extremely generous with his time, his affable and helpful nature makes everyone want to spend more time with him. Thank you, David!

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5. VolunteroftheMonth_May2017_VoMpageMeet Pia! Pia provides outstanding volunteer service as the Co-Lead of RASKC’s Kirkland Team. Since October 2015 she has juggled the schedules of more than 175 volunteers. During 2016-17 she has been the initial point of contact for about 76 new volunteers. Last year RASKC volunteers at Kirkland donated more than 5, 5657 hours with Pia’s assistance and leadership. With great cheer and extraordinary diplomacy, Pia has very effectively addressed a great range of issues from assisting volunteers with using Volgistics to helping customers adopt a new furry member of their family. Since 2015, Pia and her daughter Freja have worked a regular weekly shift at Kirkland. Thank you, Pia!

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