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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Draco has been looking for his forever home since mid April and he’s only had ONE APPLICATION (which was not a fit). He is a KARE FAVORITE and we can’t wait to find him his perfect home! Please help him by sharing this post! Draco is a 4 year old, terrier mix. 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 big and doesn’t know it). ☺️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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ADOPTED!It’s a Doodle Duo!! Luna was adopted into this wonderful Doodle loving family! We can’t get enough of these adorable photos of Luna and her new brother, Charlie. Congrats! 🥰 #doodleduo #adoptdontshop #whykare See MoreSee Less
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ADOPTED! 🏡 We are so happy to announce that Greta has finally found her forever home! She was in need of an active buddy and lots of space to roam. Here is a video from her meet and greet with her new brother, Rufus! #foreverhome #houndlife #playmateforlife See MoreSee Less
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