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Thank you for considering 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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Adoption Overview

*Please note that adoptions fees may vary based on special promotions, events, etc.
Animal *Adoption Fee
Cats (six months or older) $75
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
  • Certificate for a free veterinary exam
  • Collar
  • Temporary carrier (for cats)
  • Temporary leash (for dogs)

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!

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

While we have animals at the shelter, we have many that are also temporarily living with foster volunteers. Therefore, the process of adoption is dependent on the location of the animal. If the pet is at the shelter, then one would follow the "shelter process" and set up an appointment to meet with the animals in Kent. If the pet is temporarily staying with a foster who is helping us adopt from their home, the initial question and potential meet and greet (recommended via social distancing measures) would be done by the foster. At the time of the adoption process, once foster volunteer and adopter feel this is good match, then adoption process can be done online. Another option provided is to meet at the shelter -- once both parties decide on a date/time -- and processing of the adoption can be done in Kent. Once all is completed, adopter walks away with their new fur-ever buddy! 

Eastside Pet Adoption Center (Inside Kirkland Petco)

12040 NE 85th St. Kirkland, WA 98033

Hours of operation: Seven days a week: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Telephone: (206) 296-7387


Neko Cat Cafe

519 E Pine St Seattle, WA 98122


Petco Covington Store

27111 167th Pl. SE, Ste 113 Covington, WA 98042


Petco Tukwila Store

17200 Southcenter Pkwy. Tukwila, WA 98188


Reber Ranch

28606 132nd Ave. SE Kent, WA 98042


Seattle Meowtropolitan

1225 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103


The Whole Cat and Kaboodle

6501 132nd Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033

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

Adoption Process

Online appointment button is now available. See below.

Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed. Adoptions of our animals from our Kent shelter have switched to an appointment-based system. To help keep people healthy, the governor's directive recommends masks or cloth face coverings for everyone when going outside their home. We also ask that you limit the number of households or family members visiting us during your appointment. Please review the information below to find out more about how to adopt.

Shelter Process

  1. View listing of adoptable pets
  2. Scroll through our list of available pets below. Click the animal’s “Meet” button to see what process you should follow.

  3. Schedule your appointment
  4. Interested in visiting with a pet at the shelter? Select a date and a time (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat-Sun 9am-5pm) to come and visit with one of our furry friends. These appointments are typically an hour long (30 minutes to meet and greet with up to 3 pets followed by 20-30 minutes of adoption paperwork).

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  5. Meet and greet with shelter pets
  6. Upon arrival, depending on who you are visiting -- cat or dog -- you'll be brought to either a colony room or meet and greet room. If weather permits, dog meet and greets may also take place in our enclosed play field. For the first thirty minutes of your visit, let us know what available pets you are interested in meeting (this may be limited to no more than three pets) and we'll bring them to you.

  7. Go home with your best friend!
  8. Successful match? We'll take the next half hour of the appointment to process your adoption, including answering any first-time pet adoption questions.

Foster Process

  1. View listing of adoptable foster pets
  2. Scroll through our list of available pets below. Click the animal’s “Meet” button to see what process you should follow.

  3. Complete foster interest eform
  4. Interested in visiting with a pet from a foster home? Complete the Foster Interest eForm to ask for an appointment. Upon completing this form, a copy will be emailed to you as well as sent to the foster volunteer. A foster volunteer will contact interested parties. Due to the current health crisis, we ask that fosters and interested adopters limit contact by using tools to engage and interact with pet (email, photos, videos, text, FaceTime, Zoom, etc..).

    Please note: that filling out this form does not guarantee that you will be able to adopt the available pet. We ask that you continue to check the listing of adoptable pets. Should there be a pet who's profile is no longer listed, we ask that you keep your heart open to other pets that may still be looking for their forever home.

    Foster Interest eForm

Foster administration process

If after connecting with a foster parent you both feel that the pet is a good match for you, the adopter can go ahead and finalize the adoption by filling out the following forms and payment:
Note: Although this website 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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