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.


  • NO DOG PARKS / DOGGIE DAYCARE POLICY: Dog parks can be breeding grounds for disease. Due to the highly contagious Canine Respiratory Disease currently spreading across the country, to ensure a safe, healthy environment, dogs registered for KARE classes cannot visit high-risk areas where they might contact germs. This includes dog parks and doggie daycare. If your dog has been visiting dog parks please stop going. A fecal test from your vet must be performed 7 days after the last dog park visit. Only if your dog tests negative are they permitted to attend classes.
  • DIARRHEA OR VOMITING: Your dog will be asked to leave immediately if they have diarrhea or are vomiting. A negative fecal test result from the vet will be required to return.
  • PROTECTED FROM DISEASE: All dogs must be on a regular vaccination schedule.
  • ILLNESS: Please do not bring your dog to class if they are vomiting or have diarrhea. If you or your dog is feeling ill, or have a cough, running nose, or fever do not enter the Training Center and return home to self-quarantine. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to support our community while keeping everyone safe.

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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.

Thank You KING5 & NW Canine Coalition!

Our latest rescues, Phoenix and Bubba, were featured and have found their forever homes!

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One of our foster dogs Oogie just completed the KARE Reactive Rover Level 1 Class with flying colors!

Great job Oogie and Oogie’s foster. 🙂

Oogie is available for adoption here: www.petfinder.com/dog/oogie-69655086/wa/silverdale/kitsap-animal-rescue-and-education-wa353/?refe…
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The students in our reactivity program work so hard and make such amazing progress!! Take a look at our past classes hard work here:

Find out more about our Reactive Rover program Levels 1-3 at www.nwkare.org.
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Continue your reactivity training with Group Reactive Rover Rehabilitation – Level 2!

This class is for graduates of the Reactive Rover program or similar knowledge levels. In this class, we will focus on increasing your dog’s tolerance to triggers, moving the skills from the controlled environment of the KARE Training Campus to the real world. Coaching will be provided with a maximum of 2 students per 1 coach.

In the first session, we will be working without dogs.

Saturdays, Mar 2 – Apr 13, 2024, 12:45 – 1:15 pm (NO CLASS Mar 23)

$160.00 for six sessions.

Prerequisite: Graduates of KARE’s Reactive Rover – Level 1 Class (or similar reactive dog coursework).

Register: nwkare.propetware.com
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We still have spots available in our Spring Puppy Primary classes! Join us for some puppy-filled fun 🙂

For puppies aged 8 weeks to 5 months old, 6-week sessions. Puppies are welcome to join as long as they are 5 months of age or younger at the start of class. This class is limited to no more than 4 puppies per class. The focus of this class is to help your puppy learn how to be calm and relaxed in the everyday world. This includes being around strangers, unknown dogs, novel places, sights, sounds, and smells. We also begin teaching you how to work with basic manners such as sit, down, stay, and come when called. There is no play in this class. See Puppy Playdate above.

Tuesdays, Feb 27 – Apr 2, 2024, 3:45 – 4:30 pm
Wednesdays, Mar 6 – Apr 10, 2024, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

$160.00 for a six-week class

Register here: nwkare.propetware.com
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