Pet licensing community outreach
Door-to-door education program
Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has a door-to-door pet licensing outreach program that educates residents about the benefits and requirements of pet licensing. All cats and dogs eight weeks and older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King County.
Pet licensing outreach generally takes place in the spring and summer months, and only on weekends. RASKC pet licensing representatives can be easily recognized by a King County ID badge and a RASKC shirt or jacket. If a representative finds an unlicensed pet, they will not issue a citation. Instead, they hand out temporary licenses, which allow pet owners time to purchase a permanent license.
Our representatives are trained, experienced, and follow strict guidelines regarding professional conduct. Staff will not peer in windows or over fences looking for pets. If a resident is not home at the time the representative visits, they may leave information at your door.
King County offers several options for licensing pets. Pet owners can purchase a pet license online, mail their license payment to RASKC, or get a license in person at any of our participating pet license partners.
There are many benefits to licensing your pet. First and foremost, licensed pets are far more likely to be returned to their owner. License fees also directly support RASKC's mission to help animals in our area, including investigating animal cruelty, reuniting stray pets with their families, and adopting thousands of pets to their forever home every year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
In 2017, RASKC staff will visit neighborhoods in Bellevue, Covington, Enumclaw, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Newcastle, and unincorporated areas of south King County on weekends from April through October. Other cities could be added to this list at a later date.