We’ve had a fantastic year at KARE. In 2018, your generous donations raised from the Kitsap Great Give went towards medical, transportation and basic care (nutrition, supplies) for the 42 dogs KARE rescued in 2018. KARE’s motivation for rescuing relinquished or abandoned dogs aids the larger rescue community in achieving an end goal where all dogs truly find their forever homes. We’ve also established a facility to host educational programs intended to improve communication and relationships with pets and their owners to keep them in their loving homes. Funds generated from the 2019 Kitsap Great Give will continue to go towards our rescue program, but also allow us to subsidize expenses associated with our education programs so that we may continue to offer low-cost and free classes to keep at-risk dogs in their forever homes by reducing or eliminating behaviors that cause pets to be relinquished in the first place.
We know dogs and cats are re-homed, but do we really understand why? A better question we can ask ourselves is, can we do something about it? An estimated 6.12 million households re-home pets every five years. Weiss, E., Gramann, S., Spain, C.V. and Slater, M. (2015) Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of […]
An entire world opened up to me. These women not only understood dogs and how they operated, they could basically “speak” their language. I was hooked. Thanks to KARE, my relationship with Joey became one of the best friendships I have ever had.
Mamma Mia’s owner didn’t want to deal with another litter, so he kicked her out of the house. Carla wasn’t yet ready for another dog, but she couldn’t let her go to another home…
By opening their homes to dogs in need, Fosters can nurture dog into a trust of humans they may have lost. Fosters save lives, but if you are still on the fence, we have 9 more reasons to become a KARE Foster.