• 25 people are interested

Work with large, very energetic dogs (in Kent) * adults only *

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ORGANIZATION: Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC

  • 25 people are interested

Adult volunteers who are very committed to positive dog-training and skilled with a wide range of large and very energetic dogs, especially pit bull terriers and mixes, German Shepherds, and Huskies are needed.

Initial commitment of 50 hours over six months on a once-a-week shift * two hours * (time off okay, of course, for vacations and so forth).

Key to success with RASKC dogs: very good harnessing skills, kindness, and positive reinforcement.

Volunteers harness the dogs and take them out for a potty break from 8- 9:30am.

Dog Walkers on the 9:30- 11:30am or on the 4- 6pm shift provide dogs a refreshing change of pace outside of their kennels, maybe a leisurely stroll nearby or a more energetic walk.

Dog walkers are color-coded according to the type of dog they are eligible to walk.

. Green: Most Dog Walkers start as color "green" are eligible to work with our friendliest dogs.
. Blue: Dog Walkers who are assessed as "blue" are eligible to take out the shy dogs and the friendly dogs.
. Red: Dog Walkers who are identified as "red" are eligible to walk any of the adoptable dogs, including the ones that need skillful handling.

RASKC needs "red" and "blue" Dog Walkers.

Next steps * for adults only * children cannot accompany parents.

. Complete a Dog Walker application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DogW-applic-2024

. Complete a general volunteer application- www.tinyurl.com/RASKC-Vol-Apply

. Complete an online liability waiver- https://tinyurl.com/DocuSign4RASKC


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About Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC


21615 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032, US

Mission Statement

To provide King County with sustainable, cost-effective animal services, which protect people and animals, while providing compassionate animal care. Our organization is built on the cornerstone values of compassion and service. We demonstrate this commitment in the countless hours spent by staff and our RASKC volunteers to save animals' lives at the shelter and in the field. By collaborating with community partners, we are able to expand our programs and resources to provide even greater value to our residents.


RASKC is an agency of the King County government, based in Kent, WA with volunteer satellite locations at Kirkland Petco, Covington Petco, Tukwila Petco, and Reber Ranch (Kent), in addition to hundreds of foster volunteers' homes. Outstanding teamwork between staff and volunteers is the key to our success. RASKC cares for about 5,000 animals each year. We are an open-admission shelter with a save rate that exceeds 92%!

Last year more than 770 volunteers participated in over a dozen teams, including foster volunteers, dog walkers, dog-enrichment volunteers, Dog Kennel Specialists, Pet Publicists, community-outreach volunteers, Shelter Helpers, Vet Clinic volunteers, Cat Meet & Greet volunteers, the Early Morning Cat Crew, the Cat Area Stray Team (CAST), the barn-cat program,and the cat-care teams at four partner stores. In any given two week-period, RASKC volunteers help out on more than 400 scheduled timeslots in any given week.




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21615 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours on a weekly schedule for at least six months.
  • Skilled in working with a wide range of dogs, esp pit bull terriers, German Shepherds, and Huskies.

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