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Regional Animal Services

Providing animal care and control services to 25 cities and unincorporated King County

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC)

Pet Adoption Center
21615 64th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032

Eastside Pet Adoption Center
12040 NE 85th St. (inside Petco)
Kirkland, WA 98033

206-296-PETS (7387)
TTY Relay 711

General Info

Pet Adoptions

Pet Licensing

Our Mission

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) provides King County with sustainable, cost effective services that protect people and animals, while providing humane 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.

Our Story

Our predecessor agency, King County Animal Control, was established in 1972 to provide animal services and public education to most of King County. Re-energized in 2008 with a directive to improve animal outcomes and increase efficiency, KCAC dramatically increased the number of animals rehomed each year. In 2010, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) was formed as a partnership between King County and more than two dozen cities to improve animal welfare in our region.

Today, RASKC provides services to nearly one million residents living in 25 cities and unincorporated King County. With help from our city partners, more than 100,000 cats and dogs are licensed with RASKC annually. License fees are used to provide animal care and control services and to shelter homeless pets until they get adopted. Our animal services officers cover a territory of more than 1,100 square miles, an area nearly the size of the state of Rhode Island. Our Pet Adoption Center staff and volunteers give thousands of animals each year a second chance by providing quality care while they wait for their "forever home."

Our City Partners

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) provides service to the unincorporated portion of King County as well as within the boundaries of the contracting cities listed below.

All of the following city contracts are PDF documents.


Beaux Arts Kenmore Redmond
Bellevue Kent Sammamish
Black Diamond Kirkland SeaTac
Carnation Lake Forest Park Shoreline
Clyde Hill Maple Valley Snoqualmie
Covington Mercer Island Tukwila
Duvall Newcastle Woodinville
Enumclaw North Bend Yarrow Point

Our Community Partners

RASKC works with more than 450 contracted sales partners, including local city halls, licensing agencies, pet stores, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and grocery stores. These partners help RASKC by selling pet licenses and distributing information and applications in locations conveniently accessible to our residents throughout the region.

RASKC also partners with other organizations in the animal services community, collaborating on programs and events throughout the year including pet adoption events, low-cost spay/neuter clinics, and much more.

You Can Make a Difference

King County residents play a vital role in the level of service provided and the effectiveness of our programs. Whether it's licensing your pet, volunteering your time, or donating pet items or cash, RASKC depends on you for our success.

Informational Brochures

RASKC Services
Animal Regulations
Pet Adoption
Donating to RASKC
Caring For Your Pet
Preventing Nuisance Barking
Spaying and Neutering

Our Services

License your pet

Adopt a pet

Get help



King County Pet Adoption Center

21615 64th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032

Monday: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Eastside Pet Adoption Center

12040 NE 85th St. (inside Petco)
Kirkland, WA 98033

1 - 6 p.m., seven days a week