It's National Foster a Pet Month!
As part of Petco Love's National Foster a Pet Month, we are on the lookout for new foster volunteers to join our lifesaving crew!

When you sign up to foster, who and how long you foster for is totally up to you. Any amount of time an animal spends in a foster home is beneficial, whether giving short-term kennel breaks to stressed dogs or raising kittens and puppies until they're old enough to be adopted!

"Even if you can't commit to something long-term, you can make a positive and lasting impact on an animal's life," said Holly Faccenda, KHS Foster Manager.

Ready to become a foster?
Register for PetsWALK today!
PetsWALK is back in-person! After two years of virtual events, Kitsap Humane Society’s annual summertime celebration, PetsWALK presented by Mud Bay, is back in-person!

Fun for the whole family and Fido, too – PetsWALK will take place on Saturday, June 25 in downtown Poulsbo with beautiful water views, a gentle, mostly flat course with a 5K and 1-mile option for running and walking enthusiasts. A lively vendor fair, featuring over 30 vendors, will follow and include adoptable pets, local businesses, plus kid and pet-friendly fun and contests!

Leading up to the event, registrants are encouraged to fundraise for the pets of Kitsap Humane Society and win paw-tastic prizes along the way.

Register for PetsWALK today! Your support helps provide comfort and care to thousands of animals in Kitsap County, and the expert medical care and rehabilitation each pet needs to become strong and healthy, and adopted into loving homes.
Celebrate Love in All Forms with Our Pride Merch
It's here! Our "Love is Love" Pride Merch is now available! Help us support love in all forms with these purr-fect tees, sweatshirts, and more available exclusively on our online storefront now through July, and be sure to show it off at Kitsap Pride coming up on July 23. Plus, your purchase will help pets in need at Kitsap Humane Society!
Please note: Certain styles, sizes and color options can be out of stock from time to time via Bonfire, please keep checking back for your desired fit!
June Pup-dates
Supplies Urgently Needed!

We're in urgent need of cat food - both wet and dry - as well as towels for our shelter pets and our Pet Food Pantry! Donations can be dropped off at any time in front of our shelter doors. Thank you!
Two adorable brown and black tabby kittens stare inquisitively at the camera while lounging on a yellow, cream, and blue blanket.
We're Hiring!

We’re hiring! Are pets and people your passion? We’re currently hiring for several open positions, including Admissions Assistant, Animal Foster Assistant, Lifesaving Assistant, and more!
Arwen, a gorgeous tan pup with two up ears looks up at the camera while playing out in our artificial grass play yard!
Dogs from Crowded Texas Shelter Find Homes in the PNW

Before coming to KHS, Arwen was taken in by Austin Animal Center in Texas. While Arwen was grateful to be sheltered, at 200 dogs over capacity Austin Animal Center didn't have the resources to find her a forever home in Texas. That's why we are so happy we can partner with shelters across the nation through our Rescue Me Transfer Program. Arwen and a few of her four-legged friends made the trek from Texas to Washington to join us here in Kitsap County where they awaited their adoption day.

After being checked in, attended to, and settled into her kennel, Arwen was adopted less than a week after arriving in the great PNW! We are so grateful to have played a role in Arwen's Happy Tail. Thank you to our wonderful Transfer Coordinator and our transfer volunteers, as well as our partners at Austin Animal Center for helping pets like Arwen!
Our Annual Report is Here!

Our Annual Report looks a little different this year! In January, we launched our first edition of the Kitsap Humane Society Magazine!

Now, our second edition is here and includes all the same, great things we share in our annual reports, such as our 2021 outcomes and milestones - but in addition, our Spring/Summer magazine also includes 2022 highlights so far and things to look forward to in the coming months! Take a look!
Did you know? You can check out each edition of our magazine, past annual reports, and older editions of Shelter Tails on our Publications page!
Adorable Adoptable
Meet Bola!
Kindergartner on her first day or silly little land seal?! Meet Bola! This sweet girl is full of energy, and she's got the cutest bunny hops! Bola loves to play fetch and will bring it right back to drop at your feet every time.

Bola is also a master at sitting for treats, and loves a good scritch n' cuddle!

Bola is the perfect mix of playful and affectionate, and she is ready to share her great personality with a new forever family!
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Janna Greenroyd!
When Janna joined the KHS foster family in March of this year she jumped right into the wild, yet adorable, world of kitten fostering! Janna first thought of becoming a foster parent when her family adopted their last cat, “We got to meet his foster parent at the adoption event, and it was really inspiring to hear her talk about her experiences and to see how enthusiastic she was about fostering,” she said. “And with that, the seed was planted! I thought it would be really fun to be able to play with kittens every day and watch them grow.” 

One of the things we appreciate most about Janna is how thoughtful and intentional she is. It’s clear how much she cares about her fosters and ensures their success now and in the future once they are in their forever homes! “I quickly realized that my role in these little animals' lives was bigger than just being a place for them to live for a few weeks. I get to be the human that taught them to trust, to give and receive love and snuggles, to teach them good habits and prepare them for finding their forever family.”  

In the few months Janna has been fostering, she has fostered kittens who need additional socialization to boost their confidence and kittens with medical needs. “The first time one of my shy kittens finally came to me to snuggle up in my lap for a nap is a moment I will never forget. It’s an incredible feeling to know that because of me, this little kitten has learned that humans = love and safety.” 
“I’m on my third litter of foster kittens now, and fostering just keeps getting better. Each day with my kittens is new and exciting and always so fulfilling. There is no way to have a bad day when you’re surrounded by tiny kittens and watching their crazy antics! Fostering is one of the best things I’ve ever done and I’m really grateful for the opportunity that KHS has given me to help animals and change lives.” 

Janna has been one of the highlights of 2022 for us! She is positive, compassionate, and a joy to work with. We are so excited to watch her grow as a foster parent!
Staff Spotlight
Meet Riah Sorn-ampai!
This month, put your paws together for one of our newest team members, Riah! Riah is our Shelter Operations Asisstant, meaning she does a little bit of everything from supporting our Director of Animal Welfare and our different coordinators, to overseeing all areas of the Pet Food Pantry program!

Just celebrating two months with Team KHS, her favorite part of working at the shelter? She shares, “I love being surrounded by folks who are so passionate about the work they do! The amount of love and care that goes into supporting the animals is truly astounding, and it’s inspiring being part of a team dedicated to enacting meaningful change within the community.”

“One of the coolest parts of my job is working on the Pet Food Pantry program. On average each month, Pet Food Pantry supports between 30-35 individuals, which is around 130-150 pets - and that equals to about 2,500 lbs of food being distributed! Our shelter relies heavily on in-kind donations for this critically-needed program and most of the food we provide to community members through this program comes directly from other members of our community."
"What this highlights for me is that we exist within a community that is ready to show up for one another and the animals and that KHS is offered the opportunity to simply act as a conduit for that support!”

Riah's manager shared, "There are not enough good things I can share about Riah. She's wonderful at everything, and I'm so glad she's a part of our team!"

While Riah and her partner have not yet adopted from KHS, they do share a dog named Max, who just celebrated his 8th birthday, and was adopted from Blue Mountain Humane in Walla Walla!

Thanks for being an amazing member of our team, Riah! You rock!
Puppuccino Pal Spotlight
Robison Plumbing
It is our pleasure to introduce our June Puppuccino Pal Sponsor, Robison Plumbing! Robison Plumbing Service is a locally owned business that started from the back of Russ Robison’s small pickup truck in 1986 and takes pride in providing Gold Standard plumbing services, with an emphasis on quick response, and reasonable prices!

Robison Plumbing’s care and continuity truly set them apart. With their focus on one-to-one communication and employees that make every effort to understand the individual needs of each customer, Robison Plumbing provides quality service to customers throughout beautiful Kitsap, North Mason, and Western Pierce Counties!

When asked why Robison Plumbing chose to become a Puppuccino Pal Sponsor, they said, “We all know the effect COVID-19 has had on all groups in our communities, especially local 501c3 non-profits that work diligently to provide a necessary service to ALL members of our communities, whether it be dogs, cats, eagles, squirrels and so on. As animal lovers ourselves, we appreciate the work done by Kitsap Humane Society and we honestly strive to become more involved!”

Learn more about Robison Plumbing Service Inc.!
Community Spotlight
Mud Bay
We're putting our paws together for our fur-bulous community partner and sponsor, Mud Bay! Mud Bay is a PNW pet store offering healthy food, toys, supplies, and scientifically-based nutritional guidance for dogs and cats. Since 1988, this family- and employee-owned company has provided pet owners with everything they need to care for their fur babies, including solutions to common pet nutrition and health concerns. They've also implemented two-day pet food delivery services to make it even easier for customers to care for their pets! 
Mud Bay has a robust animal welfare outreach program that supports the health and happiness of rescued cats and dogs in their communities. Throughout the year, they work on several initiatives to further help their impact with animal welfare organizations in Washington and Oregon through avenues such as adoption events, sponsorships, donations, and fundraising campaigns. 
Mud Bay has been supporting Kitsap Humane Society for nearly a decade, and we are THRILLED to have them as our Presenting Sponsor for our annual PetsWALK event and our Wine & Whiskers event coming up this August! Thank you, team Mud Bay, for your heart for shelter pets and incredible support of Kitsap Humane Society's mission. 
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353