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Dear Fellow Animal Lover,

With every class we teach at Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE), we stress to our students the importance of trying to look at the world from the dog’s perspective. This is what I am asking of you now.

Ethel and Lucy were abandoned on the front porch of their home when the owner moved, left to fend for themselves in sub-zero weather. They had no fresh water, no food, and no shelter other than hiding under the porch. We believe they were used as breeding dogs for a backyard puppy mill, both having endured multiple litters. The lack of care was evident in their completely filthy, tangled coats, underweight bodies and badly neglected teeth.

As a bonded pair, after six weeks in foster care, Ethel and Lucy are now in their new home, loved and back to good health. They are thriving with their forever family, and, for the first time in their young lives, secure. Imagine how grateful they must be for the love and attention KARE has provided.

Over the past three years, KARE, an all-volunteer nonprofit, has rescued, rehabilitated and found new forever homes for over 400 dogs like Ethel and Lucy.
Our achievements are made possible thanks to generous donations from people like you.

On Tuesday, May 2, KARE is participating in the Kitsap Great Give and we are asking for your continued support. The Great Give is a 24-hour national day of giving. In addition to your donation made on that day, there is a pool of community funds distributed to all participating nonprofits which, in the past, has boosted your donation by approximately 10%. Last year, KARE received three of the additional prizes awarded amounting to $1,500.

KARE is participating in the Kitsap Great Give again this year. Learn more here

The Kitsap Great Give is wonderful because it is online. As long as you can access the internet, you can participate! On May 2, just visit kitsapgreatgive.org and search “KARE” to start giving, so we can continue our life-saving efforts.

Thank you,

Dianne Canafax

Co-founder and President

KARE Alumni Summer 2015 Update


Jake_CinnamonPupOur Jake is one smart boy. We went for a walk today up the hill to the park. He has never been there before. I told him, “Take me home.” He led us home exactly the same way we went up to the park, except he took me to our front door instead of the back door that we had left from. Pretty smart for 3 1/2 months old!


LokiThank you KARE for allowing us to adopt this sweet puppy!! Loki is such a happy pup and a joy to have in our home! He and Chaz are best friends already!!!


Tucker_2One of June Bug’s pups. He loves water and is growing into a handsome pup.




AUG_LexieLexie (formerly Ivy) LOVES to play! Such a sweetheart!




1_JAN_BeauBeau (formerly Bugsy) is turning into one good-looking pup!




DukeHawk-2Duke (formerly Braveheart) at about 6 months. He is incredibly smart and affectionate, always loves to play with dogs and humans alike, and looks super handsome in his new ‘Hawks jersey.





KARE wants to meet (and reward) your adorable, lovable pets!

Entering is EASY. The rewards are PLENTY. We simply ask the KARE community to share with us their best photos of their pets to include in a KARE 2016 calendar.

  1. Simply SHARE your pet’s photo on our Facebook or Twitter page with the hashtag #KAREAdorables.
  2. TAG your friends and family and get them FOLLOW our page and LIKE your photo!
  3. The more ‘Likes’, ‘Shares’ and ‘Retweets’ = more votes.
  4. Winners chosen will be contacted via Facebook or Twitter direct message.
Each month, we will choose a winner who will receive one of the following:
  • A FREE copy of the calendar
  • Small Basket of Goodies (see below)
  • Gift certificate for FREE Behavior/Training consultation that you can use or share with someone who helped you win!

KARE’s “Calendar Contest” will run through September 31, 2015, and the calendar will be ready just in time for our Wine & Wag Gala on November 14!



Additional Information:

The contest will run Now thru September 31, 2015, with one winner chosen for each month of the calendar, 12 winners total. If you wish to enter more than one pet, or alternate photos of the same pet, please submit each photograph separately. Although there is no limit on entries, you are only able to win once. Special consideration will be given to mood studies, beautiful portraits, humor, action shots, unusual snapshots, and photos that capture the flavor of specific holidays. Photos that include humans or any evidence of indignity or injury will be immediately disqualified.

Photo Tips

All images must be uploaded at the highest quality available in a JPG format. This file has to be at least 300 dpi for the format of the calendar. If selected, you may be contacted to resubmit your photos at a higher resolution. We prefer to use the original of the selected (winning) photo, however if the image is too low in quality or resolution, we may ask you to submit a new or high resolution alternative.


Photos are not returnable. They become the property of Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE), which will have the right, without further consideration, to use them in upcoming calendars and in any other publication, media, and related promotion. Board Members of Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education (KARE) are not eligible to enter the contest. The contest is void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.


Any questions about contest rules or photo submissions can be sent to marketing@nwkare.org.

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