Animal lovers from throughout the region joined us for the community grand opening celebration of our new Pet Adoption Center on Oct. 26, with 64 shelter pets adopted during the day-long event!

Dozens of prospective adoptors lined up in front of the new facility before the doors opened, in hopes going home with a new best friend. Several families were there to meet puppies who were rescued and rehabilitated at KHS with the help of a dedicated foster family. Two of the puppies – Finklestein and Raven – helped cut the ribbon for the new building and are now in loving homes of their own.

“I just want to say how much we appreciate our animal-loving community,” KHS Executive Director Eric Stevens said. “It’s our volunteers, it’s our staff, it’s our board, but most of all it’s the people who come and adopt the animals ... we couldn’t do our work without the people coming to adopt and taking animals home.”

Thank you to all who joined us for our grand opening celebration and especially to those who welcomed a shelter pet into their families! We’re happy to have shared such a momentous occasion with you!
The holiday season is right around the corner! As you prepare to celebrate and feast with loved ones, consider practicing these helpful tips to keep your pet safe and healthy during the holidays.

Don’t feed your pet table scraps.  

No matter how much they may beg or whine, do not feed your pet table scraps! Consumption of fatty foods such as turkey, butter and gravies can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain triggered by pancreatitis inflammation. Foods containing dough and yeast can also cause painful gas, while corn cobs and discarded turkey bones can result in gastrointestinal injuries.

Preplan tasty food and treats for your pet to enjoy 

Consider making holiday dinners enjoyable for your pet by feeding them seasonal flavored pet food away from the dinner table. Many brands offer turkey and pumpkin-flavored food that your pet can enjoy without experiencing...
Santa Paws is back to help you and yours get into the holiday spirit!
Join us on Sunday, Nov. 24 at Olmsted Tree Farm in Poulsbo for professional digital photos with your family and four-legged companions with the best Santa Claus in town!
Can’t make it to the Nov. 24 event? Don’t fret! We’ll be having two other Santa Paws events on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Kitsap Humane Society in the Training Center, and on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Z Bones on Bainbridge Island. 
Each event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per family and includes 1-3 digital photo downloads. Come say hi to Santa, get your photo taken, and support shelter pets! All proceeds go to the animals in our care. (Pictures are first-come, first served. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be safely contained.)
Ways to Give this Holiday Season!
Donate from your paycheck!

Donating to Kitsap Humane Society is easy and convenient! Donate $2, $5, $10 or more per paycheck, or make a one-time contribution. Your donations help us Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome at-risk pets in Kitsap County. Military and federal employees can give through the  Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of Cascadia (CFC number #93746).

Donate via One Call for All!

Bainbridge Island residents! You can support pets in need at KHS by participating in this year's One Call for All ! Keep a look-out for the red envelope in the mail, or make your gift online to support shelter pets!

Donate by shopping at Fred Meyer!

Did you know that you can donate to Kitsap Humane Society by simply grocery shopping at Fred Meyer? When you link your rewards card to Kitsap Humane Society through the Community Rewards program (organization # CW739) a portion of your purchase is donated to KHS! The more you shop, the more is donated to support the animals in our care!

Donate via Amazon Smile!

Thinking about doing your holiday shopping on Amazon?If so, be sure to checkout through Amazon Smile, choose Kitsap Humane Society as your charity of choice, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to animals in need!
Adorable Adoptables
Meet our Roosters!
Cockadoodledoo! Did you know that Kitsap Humane Society currently has six gorgeous roosters looking for homes? If you have chickens and are in need of a rooster to oversee your flock, look no further! These handsome young gentlemen can’t wait to live out their days in a loving home! Come in and ask about adopting our roosters today!
Volunteer Spotlight
Stephanie and Madddie White
This month we highlight the foster achievements of Stephanie Morton-White, and her daughter Maddie White! Stephanie and Maddie started fostering back in 2015, and since starting to work with KHS have fostered over 50 puppies and dogs! The White family has opened their home to puppies of all shapes and sizes, even welcoming a beautiful momma dog and her nine puppies into their home. Steph and Maddie work hard to ensure that their foster puppies are healthy and well-socialized, and they even have "big brother,” a beautiful pittie named Benji, on hand to help the puppies learn how to be good dogs! Steph and Maddie have such wonderfully big hearts, and their hard work and dedication to the puppies of KHS cannot be measured! Thanks, guys!
Employee Spotlight
Roslyn Watson
Roslyn Watson is a passionate animal lover who joined Kitsap Humane Society in May of 2018. She began her career at KHS as an adoption counselor and has since been promoted to her current position as a lifesaving assistant. Now cross trained in various departments, Roslyn assists with transferring pets from partner shelters to KHS, assessing animal behaviors, issuing vaccinations, and connecting shelter pets with their forever homes. 

“Roslyn is passionate about helping people and pets in our community and goes above and beyond to support the animals at Kitsap Humane Society. She’s always goes the extra mile by being there for her team and stepping in when needed,” said Samantha Fairweather, assistant director of animal welfare.
Community Spotlight

Kitsap Humane Society is delighted to have a friend and partner in Z Bones Pet Mercantile of Bainbridge Island!

Z Bones opened on the Winslow Green in 2018, offering a wide selection of premium foods, treats, nutritional supplements and all kinds of fun supplies and toys for dogs and cats. Owner Katia Buskirk and her dog Zachary (who is the “Z” in Z Bones) previously had long careers in the pet food business (he as a taster) and pride themselves on providing exceptional customer service and product selection for furry family members. The shop also offers behavior training classes, pet grooming and a self-serve bathing station.

Z Bones is a frequent sponsor of pet adoption events on the island, as well as pet fairs and special events like Santa Paws! The shop is a favorite stop for lucky dogs, and furry visitors are often pictured on Facebook, looking adorable. Z Bones is hosting Kitsap Humane Society’s Santa Paws portraits for people and pets on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds from the event support the animals in our care. Thank you, Z Bones, for all the ways you support people and pets in our community!
Kitsap Humane Society is hosting a free Planned Giving and Social Security Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Silverdale Beach Hotel in Silverdale. This seminar features local estate planning experts Tony Hinson and Matthew Augspurger, who love pets and will share insights on wills, trusts, personal estate planning and current Social Security strategies.

Hinson, a Poulsbo attorney and Kitsap Humane Society board member, has over 22 years of legal experience in estate planning, elder law, estate and gift taxation, guardianship, and probate matters. With over 20 years of active duty and reserve service in the US Navy JAG Corps, Tony is keenly aware of the unique issues facing military veterans

Augspurger, a local fiduciary and wealth advisor, has experience in socially conscious investing and Social Security strategies, benefits and recent law changes.

This seminar is limited to 40 guests and fills quickly, so please reserve your spot by contacting Tom Weed at or (360) 692-6977 X 1224
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353