Got love to share? Consider becoming a foster volunteer!
As a foster volunteer, you would make a short-term commitment to nurture one or more animals from the shelter in your home on a temporary basis.
Some cats need a break from living in a cage. Providing time in your home helps them get get ready to be adopted. Many cats need a quiet patch of sunlight to recover.
Newborn kittens are so small they need foster care until they're big enough to receive spay/neuter surgery.
Bunnies need your love too.
And during COVID time, RASKC offers more dogs than usual for foster care.
Among the animals that are eligible to be fostered, you choose which animal that will go home with you.
Would you like to help?
Foster volunteers are given thorough training, great support and everything necessary-- free pet food, free medical care for the kitty, free litter, free litter box.
You can decide when the time is right for you to foster-- occasionally or on an ongoing basis.
When your foster pet is ready to be adopted, you may choose to: a) Select who the animal will be adopted to, or b) Bring the animal back to the shelter, or c) Adopt the animal yourself.
If you'd like to move forward, here are the next steps:
1. Engage in the online training on RASKC's website. Go to www.kingcounty.gov/RASKCVolunteer, then scroll down to the Get Involved section and click on the plus sign (+). Watch modules #1, #2, & #4 and complete the quizes.
2. One adult in your household completes an initial online application http://tinyurl.com/InitialApplic-2017
3. The adult who completes and submits the online application also completes the liability-release form at https://tinyurl.com/LiaRelease-RASKC. Signing the top of p.2 is especially important. Then email as an attachment to RASKC.Volunteers@kingcounty.gov
Share your love and have fun as a foster parent to a furry sweetie that needs your kind care.
Thanks for considering this possibility. We look forward to hearing from you...
About Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC
21615 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032, US
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.
foster in your homethe shelter is located at21615 64th Ave SKent, WA98032