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Thank you for considering pet adoption! Adopting a shelter animal can be a very rewarding experience. At RASKC, our mission is to place healthy and treatable adoptable pets into permanent homes. We welcome all adopters and aim to find a great match for every customer by providing as much information as we can about each animal, and ultimately allowing each adopter to make the final decision about what is right for their family. Our goal is to be a resource for you throughout the life of your new pet and beyond!

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Photo of Gelato, a brown brindle and white pit bull/German Shepherd mix dog

Pet of the Week
To read full bio of this week's pet, find by Name or Animal ID # in the search below.

  • Name: Gelato
  • Animal ID: A665072
  • Animal type: Neutered male pit bull/German Shepherd mix dog
  • Age: 2 years
  • Behavior color: Red
Although this list updates frequently, there is a chance that the pet you see has already been adopted or is currently in the adoption process. We ask that you keep your heart open to other pets that may still be looking for their forever home.

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Adoption FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

*Please note that adoption fees may vary based on special promotions, events, etc.
Animal Adoption Fee*
Cats (six months or older) $75 $30 promo
Kittens (younger than six months) $100
Dogs (six months or older) $100 to $250
Puppies (younger than six months) $100 to $250
Rabbits, Birds, Small Animals Varies by species

The adoption fee includes everything a pet will need for a great start in its new home:

  • Spay/neuter surgery by RASKC veterinary team
  • King County pet license (if applicable)
  • Microchipping (for cats and dogs)
  • Initial vaccinations (including rabies if pet is over four months old)
  • Opt in 30 days of free health insurance from Trupanion
  • Collar
  • Temporary carrier (for cats)
  • Temporary leash (for dogs)
  • GoodPup Training Partner (for dogs): for RASKC adopters, first session is FREE with a 20% discount offer for life!

It's also a good idea to consider the additional costs of owning a pet. Additional expenses for a new pet may include food and water bowls, toys, bedding, training supplies, litter box (cats), leash and harness (dogs). Ongoing expenses can include food, litter, grooming, flea prevention, vaccinations, and other medical expenses.

Each animal at RASKC is assigned a color to give our adopters a little more information about their personality. Please note that as each animal spends more time with us, their personality can evolve and their color may change. These colors are general guidelines intended to help you find the right fit for your family and lifestyle! Review the three adoption colors below to find the personality description that best fits what you are looking for in your new family member!

  • Rambunctious Red: Animals in the red category are spirited, independent-thinkers. They may be particular about who or what they like or have quirks that are best suited for seasoned handlers. Investing in them will reward you with a cherished friend!
  • Bashful Blue: Animals in the blue category are gentle and loving, but they may be nervous in new situations. They might need some time to come out of their shell, but once they do they will be a devoted part of the family!
  • Easy-going Green: Animals in the green category are adaptable and carefree. They are wonderful companions who love to go with the flow!


Our RASKC animals are spread throughout King County, thanks to our great community!

While we have animals at the Pet Adoption Center and/or partner stores, we also have animals that require special, one-on-one attention. Due to the various needs - ranging from medical, socialization, or behavioral - these pets are placed with foster volunteers who open up their homes and hearts to provide temporary care.

Therefore, the adoption process is different, depending on the location of the animal.

Adoptions at partner stores are coordinated on a "first-come, first-served" basis. You can view animals that are at our partner store adoption centers online either by using the filter function and searching by location or by noting their location in the individual animal's bio.

All adoption paperwork and payment will be taken care of at the time of adoption with the partner store representative.

Partner Locations

*Cat Cafés have a different adoption process, please reach out to the café directly for adoption policies.

Yes! Our adoption team will do everything they can to help ensure success for you and your new family member. However, we understand that sometimes an adoption may not work out as planned. If you need to bring your new pet back for any reason, you can return your pet to RASKC at any time. If your return is within 90 days of the adoption, we will refund your adoption fee.

  • We welcome adopters who live with people and pets of all ages
  • We welcome adopters of all lifestyles and backgrounds, including those who rent
  • We welcome the giving of pets as gifts
  • We stand by our adoption guarantee
  • Adopters must be 18 years of age or older and be able to provide a photo ID

Pet Information Line
206-296-7387 (PETS)

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