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Pet adoption program

Pet adoption program

Your new best friend is waiting!

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!

"Name Your Price" Dog Adoption Special!

Come on down! Now through February 29, you can "name your price" when you adopt a medium or large breed adult dog (six months or older, 25 pounds or more). Even a bid of $1 could have you taking home a fabulous canine companion! Note that a pet license fee may still apply. See all of our adoptable animals at this link, or visit the King County Pet Adoption Center during open adoption hours weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. or weekends noon to 4 p.m.

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Paths to Pet Adoption

  1. View adoptable pets
  2. When you find an animal on our website that you're interested in adopting, click their "Meet" button to see what process you should follow based on their location.

  3. Visit the Pet Adoption Center
  4. Want to meet a pet at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent? We welcome walk-in visitors for meet-and-greets from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  5. Meet and greet with shelter pets
  6. Upon arrival at the Pet Adoption Center, depending on who you are visiting - cat, dog, rabbit, bird, reptile, or small mammal - a team member will take down your name and the name/ID number of the pet(s) you're interested in. During your meet-and-greet, one of our team members will discuss any known history of the pet, as well as their behavior in the shelter, to help you determine if a pet is the right match for your family. Meet-and-greets may be limited to no more than three pets, depending on staffing, and our team members will bring them to you. If weather permits, dog meet-and-greets may take place in our enclosed play field. Adoptions are done on a "first-interested, first-served" basis.

  7. Go home with your new best friend!
  8. Successful match? Great! We'll take about 30 minutes to process your adoption, including answering any first-time pet adoption questions.

  1. View listing of adoptable foster pets
  2. Scroll through our list of available pets. Click the animal's "Meet" button to see what process you should follow based on location.

  3. Complete Foster Adoption Inquiry eForm
  4. Interested in visiting with a pet currently in a foster home? Complete the Foster Adoption Inquiry eForm. Upon completing this form, a copy will be sent to the volunteer fostering the pet. The volunteer will contact interested parties in the order the forms were received. We recommend that fosters and interested adopters first use no-physical-contact tools to engage and interact with a pet (email, photos, videos, text, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.).

    Please note: completing the eForm 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 whose 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 Adoption Inquiry eForm

  5. Make a match!
  6. If after connecting with a pet's 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:

    1. Adoption Processing eForm
    2. Adoption Contract (one per pet)
    3. Online Payment (Point and Pay)

    Please only fill out these forms after receiving confirmation from foster parents to proceed with an adoption. Note that pre-payment does not guarantee adoption.

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.

If after meeting the animal with a partner store representative and 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:

  1. Adoption Processing eForm
  2. Adoption Contract (one per pet)
  3. Online Payment (Point and Pay)

Please only fill out these forms with the partner store representative to proceed with an adoption.

Partner Locations

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

If you are interested in adopting a barn cat, please follow the steps below:

  • Read all documents listed below and prepare your home for your new barn cat. Preparations should focus on the cat’s outside shelter and the acclimation requirements. Feel free to email us if you have questions.
  • Check available barn cats on our website to ensure that we have cats in our adoption center available for pick up. (Adoptions are made on a "first-come, first-served" basis.) Special accommodations may be provided for adopters with extensive travel time, if required. Please call 206-296-3936 to set up a temporary hold.
  • Check in at our Pet Adoption Center, please bring your own hard plastic carriers for the cats to go home in and be prepared to review a short barn cat adoption tutorial with our staff.

 

Search our amazing animals

Find other adoptable animals in our region via our direct placement partner, Home To Home

Want to meet your potential new best friend in person?
Walk-in visiting hours at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

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) $30
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!

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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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