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Dog Yard Volunteer * adults only * in Kent

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ORGANIZATION: Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC

  • 16 people are interested

Help precious dogs.

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, German Shepherds, and Huskies, are needed. Key to success with RASKC dogs is kindness and positive reinforcement.

If you become a red Dog Walker, would be working in tandem with the Animal Care Tech (employee). The ACT conveys a dog to you, whom you toke to the dog yard on RASKC's campus. While you are engaging and picking up after the dog, the ACT is cleaning the dog kennel. The ACT then calls you by Walkie Talkie when it's time to bring that dog back and retrieve a new dog. You do this until all 12 of the dog kennels in adoptions are cleaned.

You get to know the personality of most of the dogs in adoptions, while you're spending between five- 15 minutes in the dog yard with them.

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.

Only "red" Dog Walkers qualify to serve as Dog Yard Volunteers.

Next steps * adults only * children cannot accompany their parent

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

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

. Complete a liability waiver- https://tinyurl.com/DocuSign4RASKC

Not eligible for court-ordered community service.


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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.




We'll work with your schedule.


21615- 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week (or alternating weeks) from 8- 9:30am with time off for vacations and so forth. Seven hours of training. Contribute 50 hours after training is completed within about six months or so.

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