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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COURTESY POST- Chestnut is super fun and energetic Dachshund mix. He is 6yrs old and 20 pounds. Please contact Seattle Humane if interested! What my friends at Seattle Humane say about me:· I love to play fetch!· I am treat motivated! You can use treats to teach me new things!· I am very friendly and love to be with my people!· I’m an energetic boy! I’d do well with regular exercise for my brain and body!· I would really benefit from continued training. Classes based in positive-reinforcement training would be best for me!The type of home I’m looking for:· I will need a dog-free home.· I have no known history with cats.· I will need an adult only home.· Due to my barking and my reactivity to other dogs, apartments may not be a great fit for me. Detached homes are preferred!www.seattlehumane.org See MoreSee Less
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We are so excited to share with you all the launch of our new MEDICAL GRANT with the announcement of our first grant recipient! Mabel was granted funds to help with the cost of a TPLO surgery to repair her torn CCL. Mabel is sore and tired but recovering well! Please join us in sending wishes for a fast recovery! Find more information on our medical grant here: nwkare.org/karegrants/heidi-medical/medical-grant/ See MoreSee Less
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A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Blue and his new family! #gotchaday #pugglesmiles #adoptdontshop #whykare See MoreSee Less
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FOSTER NEEDED ❤️ Here are some behind the scene shots from Draco’s video shoot yesterday with NW Canine Coalition! This wonderful guy has been looking for his forever home for almost 6 months now. He is very friendly and just loves to be around people. He will need to be the only pet in the house. Children over 13 (he’s big and doesn’t know it) and a fenced yard required. Draco is around 5 years old and 65 pounds. Please contact KARE for more information! See MoreSee Less
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Live with Draco! He is looking for a foster as well! 🥰 See MoreSee Less
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FOSTER HOME NEEDED 🐾 Shadow is a 5 year old, 95 pound German Shepherd that is in need of a foster home. He is very smart and loves to learn! He will need to be the only pet in the home and children must be over 13 years old. Fenced in backyard will be required. Kitsap county residents only. Please email adoptions@nwkare.org for more information! See MoreSee Less
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