Red Waggin' Rescue - Kirkland Chapter

Red Waggin' Rescue was founded in 2012 as a foster-based 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. We grew out of a need for the City of Connell, located in Eastern Washington, who were without a proper animal shelter and no pet rescue service.

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for abandoned dogs and cats in need, ensure healthy pets through pet food education, cultivate the younger generation’s love of animals and build a community where animals are valued and celebrated.

Red Waggin' Rescue first began in Connell, Washington, a small city in Eastern Washington without a proper animal shelter and no pet rescue services. Red Waggin’ Rescue partners with the City of Connell Police Department to rescue, provide vet care, and find forever homes for homeless dogs and cats from Connell, Mesa, Pasco, and surrounding areas.

Since 2012, we have rescued thousands of animals with the help of our network of volunteers, fosters and adopters located all across Washington State.

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Create an alert, and we'll notify you every time a new pet comes in who meets your criteria.

Rescue FAQs

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  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Interview
  • 3. Meet the Pet

Additional adoption info


1) PICK YOUR NEW DOG or CAT: Look through our available dogs and cats on our site / Adopt A Pet /
2) APPLICATION: Fully complete the DOG or CAT Adoption/Foster Application form by clicking on the appropriate RED BUTTON to your right.
3) PHOTOS: Email photos of your residence to to complete the application process.
4) VETERINARIAN CHECK: We contact your current or previous Vet.
5) MEET & GREET: If your application is approved, we will proceed with scheduling a Meet & Greet.
6) FINAL APPROVAL: If ALL agree that the animal and adopter are a good match, we will proceed with scheduling a home visit and you will sign the Adoption Contract and pay the Adoption Fee.

*Please allow 5 - 10 days for responses, as we are small rescue with part-time volunteers and do our best to answer as quickly as we can.

Dog/Puppy...$350.00 - $600.00
Cat/Kitten...$200.00 - $300.00

Basic Dog & Cat Vaccines
Microchip & Registration
7-day Money-Back Trial Period
If the dog or cat(s) is returned after the 7-day trial period, it must be brought back to our rescue and adoption fees are not refunded.

We are quite good at matching pets to homes and have a lower-than-average return rate. The national average is about 7%, and for RWR it is closer to 3%.

*PLEASE NOTE: While we do our best to keep the site up to date as soon as an adoption is complete, we cannot guarantee that a pet will still be available for adoption if listed.

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