Welcome to KARE

Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE) is a 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 and workshops 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.


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Kitsap County is now in Phase 3. We have resumed our small group classes, but will continue to practice social distancing and ask that you wear a mask when participating in a session. We also ensure that all surfaces are sanitized in-between sessions. 

Everyone’s safety is our first priority, so please continue to be safe. 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.

Our latest rescues, Phoenix and Bubba, were featured and have found their forever homes! Thank you KING5 and NW Canine Coalition!

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FOSTER HOME NEEDED 🌸 Jessup is a 5 year old, Cattle Dog mix. He would do best in a foster home that has children over 12, no cats and female dogs ok. He has your classic herding breed personality and loves to be around his people and loves to be busy! He enjoys playing fetch, going for car rides and any outdoor adventure! Please email foster@nwkare.org for more info! Kitsap county residents only, please. See MoreSee Less
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Smiles for miles!! 😍 Draco is a 4 year old, Pitbull that hasn’t had any interest yet! 😢 Please help by sharing this post so we can find his forever home! He loves car rides, fetch and any and all toys! He is low-medium energy and is fine with 30-40 minute play session and then he’ll be a perfectly, lazy couch potato. He will need to be the only pet in the home (no fowl either) and children over 13 years old. He is housebroken and can be left, free roaming while home alone. He will need a 5-6 foot fenced in yard – no apartments. Please email adoptions@nwkare.org for more information! See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to NW Canine Coalition for creating this wonderful video highlighting Angel! #adoptdontshop #adoptangel #whykare See MoreSee Less
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