Welcome to KARE

Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE) is an volunteer-powered, non-profit organization, based out of Kitsap County, whose mission is to provide animal welfare education as well as animal rescue/shelter support for the community. We provide classes, workshops and seminars revolving around dog behavior, communication and training, in the effort of reducing the number of homeless and relinquished pets in the area. Our goal is to help pets find and stay in their “forever homes”. We hope to share our mission, while continuing to build our network of community partnerships.



Kitsap County has entered phase 2.  We are doing small classes and one on one sessions.  Our play yard is available to rent.  Reservations require a 24 hour advance sign up, so that we may sanitize the play yard between uses.  We will not be renting out the facility at this time.

We will continue to do social distancing and ask that you wear a mask when participating in a class or session.

If you prefer to stay at home, we are providing a few instructional videos on specific behaviors as well as video training.

Please stay tuned to our social media and website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are still here for you!

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Educate. Advocate. Rehabilitate.


  • Educate people on understanding and learning how to communicate with their pets in hopes of reducing the number of homeless pets.
  • Rescue adoptable dogs and cats that do not thrive in the shelter environment and simply need a good home and a little training and TLC to make them great pets.

Featured Community Partner:

Special thanks to our communications partner, NW Canine Coalition. Be sure to check out their segments on KING 5 featuring adoptable Northwest pets.

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We are still looking for the perfect forever home for Phoenix the Bull Terrier! Phoenix is 1 year old and deaf. Her specialty is snuggling. 🥰 She also LOVES children and will do great with children over 3 years old! ❤️ She loves to play fetch and swim! She is ‘dog selective’ and tends to do well with males that are older than her. She would do best in a home with no cats or chickens. Please email adoptions@nwkare.org for more info. #whykare #deafdog #bullterrier #spudmackenzie See MoreSee Less

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Nacho is a 2 year old, Heeler/Pittie mix that is still looking for his forever home! He will need a quiet home with a fenced in yard and kids over 12.

WARNING: Only turn ‘sound on’ if you have treats near by! 😝
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1 week ago

Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education - KARE

🐾COVERED!! Thank you so much to everyone! We are overwhelmed by all of your gracious offers! 🐾‼️URGENT: Four 1 week old Rottweiler puppies in need of IMMEDIATE foster care or a dog that has recently given birth or is still lactating to be a surrogate mother. The mom is currently being hospitalized and is not well enough to care for her puppies. Please call 360-731-2729 for more information. KARE will cover all associated costs. Please share! See MoreSee Less

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