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Regional Animal Services of King County/ RASKC

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Kitties need your love & caring until they are adopted by their new family

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 kitties 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.

Can you help?

Newborn kittens are so small they need foster care until they're big enough to receive span/neuter surgery.

Among the animals that are eligible to be fostered, you choose which animal that will go home with you.

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.

When the kitty is ready to be adopted, you may choose to: Select who the animal will be adopted to, or Bring the animal back to the shelter, or Adopt the animal yourself You can decide when the time is right for you to foster-- on an ongoing basis or you can take breaks.

Note: Fostering is available only to people who intend to foster several kitties a year. This is not for people who intend to foster just a few animals with the intention of selecting one to adopt. Two next steps--

1. One adult in your household completes an initial online application

2. Register for new volunteer orientation (Foster training is included in new volunteer orientation)

Share your love and have fun as a foster parent to sweet kitty that needs you.

Thanks for considering this possibility. We look forward to hearing from you...

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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.


foster in your homethe shelter is located at21615 64th Ave SKent, WA 98032


  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Daily care of the kitty that is entrusted to you

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