December 2016
What's Happening at KHS
195 Pets Adopted in Just Four Days
KHS partnered with Zappos and Best Friends Animal Society for a special fee-waived adoption event- and it was a huge success! From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we adopted out 195 pets - leaving the shelter practically empty! Read all about the event and what it meant for our Rescue Me Program’s ability to save more lives! 
Get Your 2017 Calendar Now
Keep track of all your doggie dates with the 2017 Kitsap Humane Society Calendar. On sale now, the KHS calendar features photos from two local photographers, images of shelter animals, and pets in their loving forever homes. Priced at $17.50 (including tax),  calendars are available at Kitsap Humane Society and on our website. 
Santa Paws at KHS!

Santa Paws Pet Portraits will be at KHS on Sunday, December 11! $20 per family and the pictures will be digital file only (our photographers will be sending participants from each event a link to view and download their photos).

All proceeds benefit KHS. All dogs must be on a leash. Pictures are first come first served.

Sunday, December 11, 12:00-4:00
KHS Training Center, 9167 Dickey Rd. NW, Silverdale, WA 98383
Photographer: Four Foot Photography

A huge THANK YOU to KHS long time volunteer, Jeff Berger, who is volunteering his time once again to be Old St. Nick for Santa Paws once again. Any questions about Santa Paws? Contact Rebekah Johnson at

Check out our Giving Tree!

This holiday season, Kitsap Humane Society is doing a Giving Tree donation drive to help our shelter pets. The Giving Tree is a popular holiday tradition that provides gifts for children and families in need. We have a beautiful Christmas tree outside our shelter, donated by Olmsted Tree Farms. The tree features ornaments with photos of items from our wish list. These items will not only help our shelter pets, but donations of cat and dog food also help our community pets in need through our Food Pantry during the holiday season. Stop by the shelter to, check out our tree, take an ornament with a wish list item, and go shopping! Giving Tree gifts/donated items can be dropped off to the donation bin outside our main entrance seven days a week, or mailed in.

Your Generosity Fuels the Extraordinary Life-Saving Work That Happens Every Day at KHS

There is no "one size fits all" to saving an animal's life. 

What does individualized care look like?

  • Our Veterinary Services Team saves the life of at least one sick or injured animal every day. 

  • Our Veterinarians also perform about 5,000 spay/neuter surgeries annually - reducing our local population of homeless pets.
  • Our Behavior Team brings a more progressive approach to working with animals with treatable and manageable behavioral issues. We stick with the hard cases. 
  • Our Foster parents provide crucial support for over 1,000 animals per year ... orphaned, fragile kittens and puppies that need more personalized care. 
  • Our Rescue Me Program has established KHS as a “go-to” partner for overcrowded and/or under-resourced shelters in our region – saving close to 2,000 animals a year. 

Shop with Amazon Smile for Best Holiday Results

When you shop this holiday season using AmazonSmile you can help shelter animals have a holiday season too. When shopping on AmazonSmile, select Kitsap Humane Society as your designated charity, and every purchase made will give a percentage back to the shelter. Your family gets what they want and you helped shelter animals in the process! 
Pints for Pets at Downpour Brewing!
Mark your calendar for December 13, 2016 !  KHS is partnering with Downpour Brewing for another awesome Pints for Pets event. Downpour Brewing, located at 10991 NE State Highway 104 in Kingston, is donating $1 from every pour between 5 and 8pm to help KHS save more animals! Downpour is kid and dog friendly. We will be holding a contest with prizes awarded for the largest dog, the smallest dog, the fluffiest dog, and the dog that knows the best tricks. Judging begins at 6:30 so bring your furry family members and come have some fun!  
Adorable Adoptable
Dad the Dog is Still Searching for a Home... 

In July, a woman arrived at our doors, distressed and close to tears. She had been homeless and living in her car, and she knew she could no longer care for her beloved pet of 7 years. That pet’s name is Dad, and our staff and volunteers affectionately call him “Dad the Dog."

Dad is an active, friendly, playful guy who would do best in an adult-only home without other animals so he can have all the attention to himself.

Volunteer Spotlight
Bob Neff

Bob joined the Kitsap Humane Society volunteer team in July of this year. Starting out, Bob joined our dog walking team along with his son, Evan. Eager to learn more about dog handling, Bob has attended every Canine Behavior class that we have offered since he started volunteering.  He has a very calm demeanor and is great with nervous or fearful dogs. This along with his can-do attitude made him a great fit for our Rescue Me Program!  

Bob is now driving transport pick-ups from the airport and riding along to assist on our drives to transport animals from Eastern Washington. Lastly, Bob enjoys helping weekly with our photo team! He assists with handling dogs as they get the photos taken to use on our website and social media promotions. KHS Transfer Coordinator Amber Livengood says Bob is “always willing to go with the flow and has such a positive outlook on things!”

Community Spotlight
Four Foot Photography

Four Foot Photography is a Kitsap County photography business focused on families and pets, weddings and real estate photography. Mary Eklund lives in Port Orchard with her husband and 2 two-footed and 2 four-footed children. She has been volunteering at KHS since 2012. Her favorite part of being a volunteer is, of course, seeing so many pets find their forever homes. Mary also found she enjoys witnessing the “truly amazing core of volunteers” that walk, socialize, play with, stimulate and generally love on the animals in transition. “I went to KHS for the animals (crazy dog lady), but it has been humbling and beautiful to see the dedication of the volunteers,” Mary said.

December Adoption Events