One of the primary reasons for KARE’s existence is to help animals from shelter environments with the training and socialization they need to find and stay in their new homes. Most of the animals we foster we do so because the animal has certain behavior(s) that either landed it in the shelter or a behavior the animal obtained while in the shelter that prevents it from being adoptable.

KARE supports local shelters through rescue and rehoming of “unadoptable” animals. Many great dogs and cats end up in shelters through no fault of their own. Family relocations, loss of homes, minor untrained behavior problems are three most common reasons for pet surrenders. With a good foster home environment and some simple training these animals become amazing pets in their new forever homes.

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Adoption Information

I am looking to adopt. What steps do I have to take?

Visit our Petfinder or Adopt-a-Pet pages to locate one of our adoptables.  Complete the Adoption Application and submit to adoptions@nwkare.org. All animals adopted through KARE are micro-chipped, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered (except puppies) prior to release to new owners.  A deposit will be taken for puppies that are not yet spayed or neutered to ensure that the spay/neuter occurs when it's best for the puppy.

For the sake of the pet:

  • All members of household must be in agreement
  • Adoption application and agreement must be completed and signed by someone 18 years or older
  • Dogs must be indoor/outdoor dogs (no outdoor only dogs)
  • If children under the age of five in the household, adoption family must attend Doglish class
  • No two puppies from the same litter will be adopted together
  • Landlord must be contacted and approve of pet
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