A Newsletter from Kitsap Humane Society
December 2015

Mark Your Calendars, 
Santa Paws is Coming to Town

KHS is expanding its holiday events throughout the County this year. KHS is hosting holiday Santa Pet Photos on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Bay Hay & Feed on Bainbridge Island from 1-4 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Kitsap Humane Society's Shelter in Silverdale from 12-3 p.m. This annual fundraiser benefits the shelter's rescued animals.

Santa and local photographers Crystal Photography and Four Foot Photography will be on hand to take holiday photos of the whole family, including your pets. The cost is $20 and only digital files will be offered. The event will be on a first come, first-served basis.

Santa Pet Photos has been an annual event for over 20 years and our volunteer Santas have seen their fair share of unusual pets; including llamas, parrots, chickens and snakes. Dogs and cats are naturally the most popular.

Not a fan of photos? You and your pet don't have to miss out on the holiday cheer! KHS has two new events this year! The Pooch and Purr Parade and Pints for Pets. For more information on these events check them out on our website.

KHS 2016 Calendar
Available Online
Kitsap Humane Society's 2016 Calendar is now available for purchase on our website. For only $16.30 per calendar, you won't want to miss out on 12 months of cuteness. Plus, all proceeds go to our animals so you are helping save lives too! Click here to order your calendar. All online calendar purchases will be shipped (a $2 shipping fee applies). It makes a great holiday gift or stocking-stuffer!
Choose KHS when you shop AmazonSmile

You can help our animals at Kitsap Humane Society just by making purchases on AmazonSmile. 
When making your next purchase on Amazon.com, be sure to do so through AmazonSmile and then select Kitsap Humane Society as your designated charity. The shelter will receive a donation from Amazon of 0.5% of your eligible purchases. Want to help our shelter pets even more? Check out our  Amazon Wish List here. You can purchase items KHS needs and have them shipped directly to us.

Feed the Community;
Food Drive at KHS

Kitsap Humane Society would like to give back to
our community! Please bring non-perishable food
donations for Kitsap families in need to KHS from
November 25-December 20. Look for the holiday
donation outside of the shelter! Don't forget about
furry family members--we will also be accepting
pet food donations at the shelter. Thank you.

Be a Hero-
Donate  to KHS

Did you know ?
  • The volume of animals coming through our shelter  every year equals those of large shelters in many  major cities, yet we operate with half the budget.
  • Our work locally has earned us recognition both
    regionally and nationally as one of the most
    progressive animal welfare shelters of our size.
The animals in our region  need your help! 
Working together there is so much more we CAN 
accomplish and your continued investment is vital.

With your continued financial support, thousands
of animals'  lives will be saved....and their lives transformed!
Heroes can make this happen!
Please consider making a special year-end gift today.
Help us save 5,000 animals - one life at a time.

Community Spotlight
Macaroni Kids of Kitsap County has been a KHS community partner for 3 years and we are very thankful for their support. They have sponsored events provided volunteers and most importantly, have provided free advertisement for KHS events which has helped us reach thousands of families with our mission throughout the County!

Never heard of Macaroni Kids? This is an awesome FREE resource for families in Kitsap. It is the best and fastest growing event listing and parent resource in the area! They email you ONCE a week with free or very inexpensive kid- and family-friendly events and activities in Kitsap County. Macaroni Kids also offer helpful articles, craft ideas, giveaways, fun things to do at home, and more! www.kitsap.macaronikid.com

Volunteer Spotlight
Vicki Colliander
In 2013, Vicki Colliander began volunteering at Kitsap Humane Society a couple years after moving to Washington from Minnesota. She was looking for a shelter with specific values and evidence of a high standard of animal care that would be obvious even to a guest. And that's exactly what she says she found at KHS.

"After visiting KHS and talking with the volunteers in the cattery I decided to apply even though KHS is about an hour drive from our home in Lakebay," she said. " I was impressed with the work that was being done and the amount of animals being helped as well as how pleasant and welcoming the people were who took time to answer my questions."

Vicki's main duties include assisting with laundry and dishes, helping in Vet Services and serving as a Lead in the Cattery. She says her favorite time is spent with the Cattery visitors who love to tell about their pets, past and present.

"For those who have lost a pet and may not be ready for the adoption process, I believe visiting the animals and having someone to share past memories and experiences with helps the healing process. I think a good experience and a friendly volunteer willing to take time and listen will be remembered when they are ready to adopt and hope they will return to KHS," she said.

Retired from Bremer Financial after 31 years in Loss Prevention and Fraud Detection, when Vicki's not at KHS, she's spending time with her husband, Mel, and their two cats, Fred and Wilma, who they adopted from a Minnesota shelter. The couple also has two grown daughters.
Adorable Adoptable
Hershey Wants to be
Home  for the Holidays
Hi, my name is Hershey (Intake #33648) and if you're looking for a dedicated lap dog, then I'm your guy! I may be funny looking with big ears, a plump body and a long skinny tail, but shelter staff and volunteers love me regardless. I love to spend all day on your lap and I love to play with my toys. For such a little dog, I have a big personality. I can be nervous with new people and in new situations, but I bond quickly and love "my" people. I don't like to share my food with new people and I'll mark in a new house until I get on a routine. I'm looking for an adult-only home that is committed to working with my personality and challenges. I'm currently hanging out in a staff member's office, so ask the front desk if you're interested in me. You can meet me and other adoptable animals at Kitsap Humane Society, open six days a week.
Adoption Events

Monthly Calendar

December 5
Bay Hay & Feed
1-4 p.m.

December 5
Port Orchard Kitsap Bank
4-5 p.m.

December 12
Pickering Barn
11-3 p.m.

December 13
Kitsap Humane Society
12-3 p.m.

December 15
Kitsap Humane Society
3-4 p.m. Cash only Please

December 15
Central Dock Restaurant
5:30-7 p.m.

December 19
Naturally 4 Paws
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 19
Home for the Holidays 
Kitsap Humane Society
12-5:30 p.m.
(adoptions close at 5)

December 26
Boomers Pet Boutique
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

December 29
Kitsap Humane Society
7-9 a.m. cash only please

Adoption Outreach:
Petsmart (Silverdale)
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Every Fri. - Sat.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Every Sunday
*See calendar for additional locations each weekend!