Toss a basketball through the hoop and save up to $5 when you visit Kitsap Humane Society to adopt a new best friend!

From Sunday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 31, join us for our March Muttness adoption event sponsored by Dee Fitzgerald, State Farm Insurance! Get your hoop on and receive $1 off your adoption fee for every basket made! We hope to see you there!
KHS Alum Leaves for Montana to Serve as Working Dog for Conservation
A KHS shelter dog with special skills has been selected for training to protect endangered wildlife and plants with Working Dogs for Conservation ( WD4C ).

Fern, a 1-year-old Lab/Shepherd mix, arrived at KHS as a stray and no one claimed her. Our animal care team discovered that while she was not a good candidate for adoption, she had other skills that made her a wonderful candidate as a working detection dog.

Before being accepted by Working Dogs for Conservation , Fern underwent a training evaluation to assess her ability to focus on, search for, and retrieve tennis balls under various conditions and with numerous obstacles. She passed with flying colors, scoring 33 out of 36 possible points!
KHS Shelter Pets Have High-Flying Friends
Alaska Airlines Pilots
Love Shelter Pets

The Alaska Airlines Pilots Association is teaming up with KHS to promote pet adoptions at Kitsap Humane Society! Here, Capt. David Campbell (l) and Capt. Matt McGibney enjoy snuggles with Lune and Shep, two puppies who have since been adopted into loving homes. Stay tuned for more pet adoption promotions featuring our high-flying friends at Alaska Airlines!
Are You Ready for Chick Season?
Thinking about getting baby chicks? Little hens sometimes turn out to be roosters!

Many families in our community want to teach their children how to raise and care for baby chicks and gather eggs for breakfast. But like many backyard chicken farmers, you may be surprised to find that once the eggs hatch, you have more than one rooster among your flock. In fact, because baby chicks are difficult to sex, you have a 10 percent chance of getting a rooster!

Roosters can make wonderful pets, but they require ample space, especially when two or more roosters have to coexist in the same henhouse. While roosters can be entertaining, they have very specific needs and housing requirements.
Pup Crawl Early Bird Tickets on Sale NOW
Join fellow animal lovers and beer enthusiasts in raising your glass to support shelter pets in need on Sat., April 18 from 2-6 p.m.

This half-day extravaganza showcases six of Bremerton's best bars and breweries! Afterwards, the fun continues at Hale’s Ales Barrelhouse from 6-8 p.m. for our afterparty featuring live music and food from Ben’s Tiny Kitchen!

  Early bird registration is open NOW until March 18!  

Early bird rate ($15)
General registration ($20)
Day of registration ($25)

Questions? Please contact Gina Lehner at
Avoid the Crowd & Book Your Pet's Spay/Neuter Appointment Online
Our new online booking system is a convenient way of scheduling your pet's spay/neuter surgery, without the early drop-off window or the large crowd.

KHS offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for pets of qualifying Kitsap and Mason County residents on weekdays, by appointment only. Surgeries must be scheduled online and a small deposit of $15 is required to reserve your pet’s appointment.Your deposit will be deducted from your balance due on the day of surgery. If you have a voucher for the surgery, your deposit will be refunded when you present your voucher on the day of surgery. For more information, visit our website HERE.
We Value Your Feedback
He Didn't Win, but KHS Alum Otis Still Ranks 'Best in Underbite' in our Humble Opinion
Otis, a rangy pup with a protruding underbite, competed like a champ in the nationally televised 2020 American Rescue Dog Show in February. While he didn't win the top prize in the "Best in Underbite," division, he's a star in our book!

Little Otis, a Pug/Chihuahua mix, was selected to compete after the producers saw his adorable pictures on Instagram ( @the_littlest_o). After learning more about Otis – he loves salmon treats and his favorite toy is shaped like a pizza – the producers flew Otis and his adopter, Cody Brecht, to Los Angeles to compete in the pre-recorded competition.

Thank you, Otis, for showcasing your adorable underbite and representing rescue animals at KHS! 
Adorable Adoptable
Meet Jane!
Jane is a 4-year-old female Labrador with a gleaming black coat. She's an energetic dog with a passion for the outdoors and would make a great running or hiking partner, and loves smelling all the good stuff along the way! She is fun-loving and is looking for an active household that will keep her mentally and physically stimulated. If you're looking for an adventure dog to take on all of your favorite hikes, look no further!
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Beth McConaghie !
This month, our volunteer spotlight falls on Beth McConaghie! Beth started as a foster parent for KHS in 2014, and since then has fostered over 110 cats and kittens for KHS! Beth has honed her skills as a foster parent over the years, and is a tremendous resource to KHS. Beth’s knowledge means that she is capable of the toughest of fosters, including bottle baby kittens, who need feeding every two to three hours, around the clock. She is also passionate about special-needs kitties, and helps when we have felines who require some extra care. Beth has a huge heart, and always ensures that her foster kittens get the very best care before they go on to their forever homes. KHS thanks Beth for her tireless work, her kindness, and her dedication.
Staff Spotlight
Meet Angelina Gallegos!
Angelina Gallegos is like a fairy godmother to all the shelter pets here at Kitsap Humane Society.

Her commitment to KHS began when her cat went missing back in 2009. Angelina visited the shelter daily in hopes of reuniting with her kitty. Unfortunately, she never found her cat, but she found a home here at KHS as a passionate volunteer and foster parent. In March of 2014, Angelina joined the KHS team as a part-time employee, helping manage the movement and tracking of animals at the shelter. She later transitioned into a full-time employee and has since held many roles, including pet licensing coordinator, admin for the Animal Control department, customer service lead, and now as our training and support specialist.

Outside of KHS, Angelina volunteers as a foster parent and helps raise funds for pets in low-income families who need help with veterinary expenses.
Angelina has several furry companions at home -- one dog and four cats to be exact! Two of her cats were her foster kittens adopted from KHS.

Thank you, Angelina for having such a heart for animals in our community!
Community Spotlight
Dee Fitzgerald State Farm
This month we’re highlighting our animal-loving friends at Dee Fitzgerald State Farm located in Port Orchard! Dee Fitzgerald State Farm has been a supporter of Kitsap Humane Society for nearly 20 years and continues to support our lifesaving efforts by sponsoring a variety of our fundraising events – including this month’s March Muttness adoption event! Dee Fitzgerald State Farm is dedicated to helping people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. From all of us here at KHS, THANK YOU for your continued support and helping us save more shelter pets!
A Tax-Time Way to Help Kitsap Humane Society
If you are age 70½ or older, you can help Kitsap Humane Society and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity like KHS without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.
2020 KHS Calendars Now $5 !
March Events
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353