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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Hello Kitsap County Community. We have received requests to take in puppies. There are 13 puppies coming, maybe more and we need fosters. They are Border Collie and Healer mixes approx 9 to 11 weeks old.They are up to date on vaccines and KARE provides everything you need to take care of the puppies while we await their spay/neuter and placement in their forever homes. If you have room and love to give, we can use your help.Please contact our foster coordinator at 360-731-2729 or email foster@nwkare.org See MoreSee Less
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A huge thank you to KING 5 and NW Canine Coalition for highlighting Ella and Draco this week! Draco is in need of a foster or a potential adopter as soon as possible! Please help us spread the word by sharing this video. Thank you! See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to welcome Ellee into the rescue! She is a 4 year old, 60lb, purebred White Swiss Shepherd. She does great with kids (over 5 years old) and other dogs! She loves her frisbee and is ecstatic to jump in the car for outdoor adventures – including walks, hikes and swimming!No apartments. Fenced in yard required (4ft or higher). Please email adoptions@nwkare.org for more information! See MoreSee Less
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KARE is still looking for a foster home for Shadow. Please share! See MoreSee Less
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CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAY WITH US! – mailchi.mp/93b4af4b083c/kare-birthday-news-2021-classes-and-more-7261425 See MoreSee Less
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