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.



The Washington State Governor has imposed restrictions starting at 11:59 pm on November 16, 2020 that affect KARE. We will no longer be able to provide in person group classes for the foreseeable future.  We will continue one-on-one sessions while following the same face covering and sanitization protocols as before. We will be transitioning workshops and classes to an online format so that we can continue supporting our Kitsap community.

Our play yard is still available to rent.  Reservations require a 24 hour advance sign up, so that we may sanitize the play yard in-between uses.  We will not be renting out the facility at this time.

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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Are you planning on some Amazon Black Friday shopping? Keep KARE in mind this holiday shopping season by using our Amazon Smile link to help us earn donations! Every little bit helps us continue to support our community with education, rescue & keeping pets in their homes.

#whyKARE #AmazonSmile #KitsapCommunity #HolidayShopping #donationsappreciated
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Introducing Tyson! He is a wonderfully, well behaved pooch who picks up on training very quickly! Tyson is great on the leash, is house broken and crate trained. He knows the commands: sit, stay, down, off, drop it, come and shake! He is a shy guy that would be happiest in a quiet home without many visitors (even after COVID). We are requiring his new home to have another dog as he is more calm and comfortable with a canine buddy. Children over 13 years old. Please contact us for more information! See MoreSee Less

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ADOPTABLE! Enzo is a 9 week old, Husky mix looking for his forever home! Enzo would be happiest in a home with another dog and a fully fenced yard. He will definitely grow into those ears and paws! 😋 We estimate he will be around 60-65lbs full grown. Please contact us for more information! #adoptdontshop #puppybreath #puppyears #puppypaws #puppylove See MoreSee Less

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