Grab Your Festive Gear During Our Holiday Merch Fundraiser!
Celebrate the holidays in style with our festive holiday merch!
"Gear" up for the holiday season this month during our holiday merchandise fundraiser! Your purchases will support Kitsap Humane Society's efforts to provide comfort and care to shelter pets this holiday season. 
Holiday merchandise will be available for purchase from November 8-22. Items will be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 14 at KHS or can be shipped directly to your home.
Stay tuned for more information!
Hope Veterinary Oncology Services Brings Mobile Clinic to KHS
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Hope Veterinary Oncology Services to provide care for pets in need! Hope Oncology parks their mobile clinic just outside of our shelter on Mondays and Tuesdays each week, and led by Dr. Rizzo, assists pets with cancer. If you or someone you know is in need of their services, please click the button below to learn more!
Do's & Don'ts for a Happy Holiday with Your Pet
The turkey is on the table, places are set, and the feast is about to begin! Here is how to keep your pets safe during holiday meals:

Don't give in to begging! 
Those big ol' puppy eyes and tiny meows might tempt you, but you should 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 or even be poisonous when ingested, and corn cobs or discarded turkey bones can result in gastrointestinal injuries.

Do prepare your pet their very own turkey dinner.
Want your pets to join in on the fun of festive feasts? Many brands offer turkey and pumpkin-flavored food that your pet can enjoy without experiencing a tummy ache. Try feeding them seasonal flavored pet food to include your furry friends in on the fun!
Ways to Give this Holiday Season!
Shop for your Holiday Decor and Help Pets in Need!

Shop and save lives this holiday season! Purchase your holiday wreaths, centerpieces, garland, and more through our campaign with Lynch Creek Farm, and you can support Kitsap Humane Society's lifesaving work to provide comfort and care to thousands of shelter pets annually!

All products from Lynch Creek Farm are handmade from fresh evergreens and sustainably harvested in the Pacific Northwest. By shopping through our campaign link, 15% of eligible sales will benefit Kitsap Humane Society and our mission to provide positive, life-changing solutions to people and animals in need.

Visit our campaign page here!
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 lookout 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 check out 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 Indy!
Indy is an adorable black and white tuxedo cat who is about 13 years old. This sweet senior lady is a total cuddle bug! The instant you start petting her, Indy will flop over onto her back and start making air-biscuits while you scratch behind her ears. She loves being with people and will greet you with a happy "meow" each evening when you come home. Despite being a senior gal, Indy still loves playing with toys and enjoys having a tall cat tree to perch on and watch the birds out the window. If Indy seems like she could be the perfect match for you, stop by and visit her during adoption hours! 
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Josh Mcgilligan!
Josh Mcgilligan began his volunteer journey with us just over two and half years ago and has been a faithful friend to the dogs in our care ever since. He has clocked 750 hours in that time, and 570 of those hours have been within this year alone. The words selfless, compassionate, and tenderhearted would be accurate to describe Josh. However, they don't even scratch the surface in identifying the true value his service has brought to our volunteer team or the canine population here. 

Josh was initially drawn to KHS with an eagerness to serve his community and has felt a deep reward for the four-legged lives he has been able to help during his time here. He shared that the most rewarding part of volunteering here is knowing how big of an impact his time has been on the dogs he cares for and says that "seeing them finally adopted to a good home is a great reminder that what we do here is life-changing for the dogs and their new family." 

As one of our newest Lead Canine volunteers, Josh shepherds his fellow teammates daily on dog walking shifts in addition to mentoring brand-new folks joining the program.
His special talent is connecting with our shy doggie residents, to gain their trust and build up their confidence. 

When asked what he wished others knew about volunteering, he said "working with homeless animals can be emotional at times, but it's worth it to realize that you've helped to improve or even save lives through volunteer work at KHS". 

If our doggies could, they would certainly give Josh a round of o'paws! 
Employee Spotlight
Meet Courtney Hood!
Say "hi" to Courtney, our Executive Assistant! Courtney is celebrating one year with KHS this month, and what an incredible year it has been! Courtney has brought a light to our administrative team and is always there to help her colleagues.
As an Executive Assistant, Courtney wears many different hats! She supports our Executive Director and leadership team as well as our Board of Directors in various ways. She's a cheerful greeter to many who stop by our Administrative building, event planner extraordinaire, and she also assists our finance department!

Courtney often shows her passion for animals by playing a big part in caring for the dogs that get kennel breaks in our administrative offices. But that's not all; she also has a furry family of her own, including two pups and a cat!

She shares, "My favorite part of working at KHS is our AMAZING team! It's fantastic to be able to assist multiple departments and collaborate with brilliant people, all working towards the same mission in some way. KHS is an inspiring place to work, and I am so glad to have found a spot within the team."

Her manager Lee Harper shared, "Courtney has been an incredible asset to KHS in the year she has worked here. She jumps in where needed and enjoys learning about a variety of areas around the shelter."
"Courtney supports our Customer Service team when they need it, walks dogs as needed, supports me in all sorts of projects, co-led our first ever staff appreciation week, supports the capital campaign and all things finance. I love walking in every day and seeing Courtney’s smiley face and warm greeting. Thanks for being a part of the KHS team Courtney!"

We couldn’t agree more, Courtney. Thank you for all you do!
Community Spotlight
Life Changing Real Estate - Dana Post
Kitsap Humane Society can care for thousands of animals in need thanks to the efforts and commitment of compassionate community members, like Dana Post of Life Changing Real Estate, western Washington's only social real estate agent. 
Since the beginning of her real estate career in 2006, Dana has been committed to giving back to her community. A portion of the proceeds from every one of her home sales and home purchases is donated to the nonprofit organization of the client’s choice. In return, clients are given stories and photos from the organization, to show how their donation truly changed lives forever for the better. According to Dana, "By adding this layer of giving to buying a home or selling a home, a real estate transaction goes from ordinary to extraordinary."
Kitsap Humane Society is honored to be the recipient of Dana's generosity. To learn more about Dana Post Life Changing Real Estate, visit
November Events
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353