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.



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.

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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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Spotlights on Phoenix and Bubba today on KING 5!It’s Monday! That means it’s our Canine Rescue of the Week on KING 5 with Steve Bunin Today, Phoenix and Bubba from our partner rescue, Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education – KARE will be featured. Tune in during the morning program on KING 5/KONG 6 Television, at noon on KING 5, and during the 4 PM newscast on KING 5 to find out what’s special about Phoenix and why Bubba is sadly alone.

For more information about Phoenix and Bubba you can go to our website, NWCanineCoalition.org, click on the logo for KARE, fill out an adoption application, and maybe you’ll become the lucky owner of one of these amazing pups.

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UPDATE: Phoenix was adopted!

Huge thank you to NW Canine Coalition for highlighting Phoenix!
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