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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Happy 100th Birthday, Betty! Honor Betty White’s love of animals by donating just $5 (or more) to an animal rescue today! #BettyWhiteChallengenwkare.org/donate/paypal/ See MoreSee Less
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Update on our little nugget, Dasher. If you remember on Christmas Eve we had to rush him into surgery after he was very ill due to swallowing a rock. His life was saved thanks to our quick thinking foster and the ER team who diagnosed and operated so quickly. We posted a fundraiser to help with his surgery cost and we want to thank each of you who donated to Dasher’s fund. We are still $2,000 short of covering the medical bills for Dasher. We know the needs are many in the rescue world, but if you feel you are able to help please to go paypal.com and search for account cathy@nwkare.com and specify for Dasher medical. Meanwhile take a look at these brand new photos of Dasher showing how he is fully recovered and showing his best self, hoping to find his forever family. See MoreSee Less
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ADOPTABLE!! Dasher (black and tan) and Vixen got a professional photo shot done yesterday! How cute are they?? Thank you to Two Red Dogs Photography!We are also excited to share that we got their DNA results and they are mainly Australian CattleDogs!Please visit our website for more info! nwkare.org/educate-advocate-rehabilitate/rescue/ See MoreSee Less
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KARE is looking for a foster (or adopter) for Vixen! 🐶She is a Hound mix that is about 3.5 months old. 🧨She is a spunky girl that is full of personality! 👋She loves meeting new people and animals! 🥰Once she gets her zoomies out she is an A+ snuggle bug. 💩 She is doing great with potty training as she is ridiculously smart. 🐓She’s met kids, cats and chickens and does great with them all!📧Please email adoptions@nwkare.org for more info! See MoreSee Less
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Nick got adopted today! Congratulations to Nick and his new family! May you have many many years of playing together! #whykare See MoreSee Less
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