We're Soooo Close to Grand Opening!
As you'll see in the time-lapse video below, our NEW PET ADOPTION CENTER IS ALMOST DONE!!! Right now we're working on the last minute touches to the building, and our public Grand Opening Celebration is estimated to take place in early October. Stay tuned for further details!
So much progress has been made since September 2018, when construction began on our new Pet Adoption Center! Here's the latest video of our construction progress.

We're also making progress on our Pet Lifesaving Capital Campaign fundraising, raising $6.1 million toward our $8.5 million goal. If you're interested in making an investment in our new animal shelter, please contact Donor Relations Director Tom Weed or Executive Director Eric Stevens . They'd love to give you a personal tour.
Helping Your Pets Not 'Fall' Apart
During Back-to-School Season
Although the calendar says summer doesn’t end for a few more weeks, most people have already said goodbye to summer – especially families with children returning to school. This change in schedules can be stressful for people and pets. Having the kids away during the day and for after school activities can cause our furry companions to feel lonely after spending the entire summer at home with family.

A new school year also means your children may be coming home with new friends, and while animals and children can be the best of buddies, not everyone gets along right away. Some children can be afraid of dogs and become overwhelmed by an enthusiastic greeter. Other children may love your fur kids but may be a little too exuberant or impolite in their interactions. Lots of yelling, chasing, or even just too much handling might scare some animals. For others, when kids get excited and start running around or playing, they might also become excited and start chasing, mouthing or nipping.

Visit our blog for a list of helpful tips to help your pet transition into the new school year and introducing your pet to your children's new schoolmates.
It’s elegant. It’s fun. And best of all, the proceeds support our lifesaving care for thousands of animals each year! Please join us September 28 for our biggest bash of the year!

The evening begins with a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction – and snuggles with puppies and kittens! Who knows? You might just meet your new best friend!

Ticket prices to Animal Krackers presented by Peninsula Subaru go up on September 13 . Tickets sell out every year, so don’t delay!
Kitsap Wine Festival Raises $67,000 for Shelter Pets!
Nearly 550 animal-loving wine enthusiasts gathered at Bremerton’s Harborside Fountain Park for a sunny day of fun at the 11th annual Kitsap Wine Festival. This was Kitsap Humane Society’s first year as the festival’s beneficiary,and we had an amazing turnout!

A total of 30 regional wineries and food vendors participated, serving a delectable array of wines and savory bites. At the wine store, some of the most popular vintages sold out!

By the end of the festival, everyone was feeling good and up on their feet dancing to DJ Aaron Waldock’s groovy playlist. Needless to say, we had a ball -- so much so, we didn’t want the party to end!
Adopt a Barn Cat for Natural Pest Control!
Our Barn Cat Program is designed to find cats outdoor homes in barns, warehouses, farms and other safe locations for cats that are not candidates for our traditional adoption programs.

Barn cats enjoy living outdoors. They are no less adorable than indoor cats, but they tend to prefer being left alone.

Adopting a barn cat (preferably two!) requires providing safe, warm and dry covered shelter for your barn cat as well as fresh food and water daily. Here in rural Kitsap County, barn cats are the safest way to control rodent populations without the use of harmful and inhumane poisons and traps. Aside from being economical exterminators, they can also be good companions for barn animals. 

Next time you visit Kitsap Humane Society, consider adopting a barn cat and providing him or her with a forever home! We make it easy by allowing you to set the adoption price. Plus, we’ll include a general physical/wellness exam, spay or neuter surgery, ear tip OR Microchip, initial vaccinations, and an initial flea treatment. Check out more details on website at https://www.kitsap-humane.org/adopt/barn-cat-program/
Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is expanding and moving into a new Pet Adoption Center next month, and we’re looking for passionate animal lovers to join our growing team!

Current open positions include:
Director of Development
Clinic Manager
Licensed Veterinary Technician 
Shelter Veterinarian
Veterinary Assistant - Full Time 
Veterinary Assistant (Part-time)
Animal Care Technician
Adoption Counselor
Watch the video and please share it widely. We know there's a forever family out there for Sammy -- please help us find them! If you're interested in Sammy, please contact Ashley at acipolletti@kitsap-humane.org
Adorable Adoptable
Cinderella is a gorgeous 4-year-old, long-haired kitty with a sweet and charming personality. She loves to be talked to, and she's a chatty girl who loves to talk right back! She really enjoys being brushed and treated like the princess that she is. She LOVES it when you pet her and as soon as you touch her she starts to purr like crazy!

Cinderella came into our care pretty shut down and scared of the world around her. With time, patience, and love Cinderella has felt much more comfortable and will even climb up into your lap for pets and affection! This cutie is a big fan of snuggling up in her blankies and will make a cozy little den for herself to nap in.

Cinderella is looking for a quieter home that will give her the time she needs to feel nice and
confident. If you love big, fluffy cats then you will love Cinderella! Ask to meet Cinderella today!"
Volunteer Spotlight
Andrea Giesbrecht
Our Volunteer Spotlight falls on foster parent extraordinaire Andrea Giesbrecht and her family! Andrea has been fostering for KHS since way back in 2013, and in that time she has taken a whopping 149 cats and kittens into her care! Andrea and her family work together in her home to ensure that the kittens they take in get the very best socialization, and her kittens return to the shelter for adoption as confident, fun little ones who are ready to take on the world!

Andrea often welcomes momma cats with young kittens into her home, and she has nurtured them and watched them grow right from birth to adoption. The Giesbrecht family have also taken in large litters of kittens, and dedicated their time to making sure that each
one gets the love and devotion that it needs to flourish. The many, many kittens that have passed through the Giesbrecht home, along with their adopters, and KHS, thank Andrea and her family for their continued service!  
Employee Spotlight
Janie Cordova-Pierce
Happy one-year work anniversary to KHS Lifesaving Assistant, Janie Cordova-Pierce!

Janie plays an important role in the shelter working across departments, issuing vaccines, conducting adoption counsels and assessing the specific needs of each animal in its ideal adoptive home.

“Janie is such a wonderful member of the KHS team,” said her supervisor, Samantha Fairweather. “She is always eager to help, is great at helping train new team members, and is always friendly and positive. I am so grateful for all that Janie does to help KHS and our shelter animals!”

Janie first started working for Kitsap Humane Society last September when she saw an opportunity to engage her love for animals to positively impact the lives of shelter pets. It didn’t take long -- three months to be exact -- before Janie fell in love and adopted an Australian Cattle Dog, whom she named Luna.

She says she feels lucky to work at KHS and happy that she gets to help make a difference.
“I have not, in the past year, woken up and been like ‘Wow, I really don’t want to go to work’ because it’s so much fun. I get to come here, and I get to be with animals all day and I get to help people. It’s awesome!”

Thank you for all that you do, Janie!
Community Spotlight

Peninsula Subaru LOVES PETS! On a national level, Subaru has a long-standing relationship with the animal welfare community – hosting adoption events, donating funds and supplies, and helping transport at-risk animals from overcrowded shelters.

Locally, Peninsula Subaru is continuing this lifesaving partnership by supporting shelter pets here at KHS. Peninsula Subaru is supporting our mission as the Presenting Sponsor of our 26th Annual Animal Krackers Gala Dinner & Auction! We couldn’t hold events like Animal Krackers without our community partners. THANK YOU, Peninsula Subaru, for your generosity and support! Peninsula Subaru’s pets will also be highlighted throughout our event as the owner of our spokespets – Zeus, Beau, Bravo, and Kostas.
Many Thanks to Our Grand Shelter Sponsor:
Kitsap Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; Tax ID: 91-0728353