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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KARE is following state guidelines and going forward masks will be optional. KARE staff will defer to clients whether to mask or not. We will still be sanitizing our facility between sessions and practicing social distancing. 

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 community partner, Two Red Dogs Photography who has provided some wonderful photos for a number of our rescues.

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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A big thank you to the Blazing Saddles 4-H club for holding a supply drive for KARE! Great job! These supplies will help us as we rescue more pups in need from overcrowded areas. See MoreSee Less
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Betty went to her forever home on Thursday See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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We are at PetsWALK in Downtown Poulsbo until 12 pm today! Come say Hello and maybe take a photo in our fun new space themed photo-booth! See MoreSee Less
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One of our adoptable puppies Sis is currently at the Naturally 4 Paws Vendor Fair (12 – 4pm). Sis "Sweets" is an all-around super fun girl! She has the best personality – goofy, funny, fun-loving, and playful! Her foster said she is a "real-life angel." Sis is enjoying her foster home and just melts into laps. She is the sweetest soul. She is also gentle and respectful to all the other animals in her foster home.www.petfinder.com/dog/sis-55887890/wa/silverdale/kitsap-animal-rescue-and-education-wa353/?referr… See MoreSee Less
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We are at Naturally 4 Paws Grand Re-Opening Vendor Faire today until 4 pm – stop on by and say hello to some of our currently adoptable puppies! Betty is a 6 month old lab mix who is potty trained and would be a perfect family dog. She loves kids, dogs, and all animals and is a sensitive but happy and social girl! www.petfinder.com/dog/betty-55887943/wa/silverdale/kitsap-animal-rescue-and-education-wa353/?refe… See MoreSee Less
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Come see us at PetsWALK tomorrow in downtown Poulsbo. We will be there from 9 am – 12 pm! We may have a special photo opportunity for those you who stop by 😉 See MoreSee Less
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