June 2017
What's Happening at KHS
Puppy Socialization and Development

Puppies steal their way into our hearts with their adorable antics and sweet personalities! However, contrary to what we might believe, they are not born being outgoing, curious, and happy. As they grow, puppies go through both physical and mental/social development stages. KHS’ Canine Behavior and Training Coordinator and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Ashley Atkinson, shares some helpful and important tips about the dos and don’ts of puppy socialization!

Special June Adoption Promo - $10 Cats!

This June, Kitsap Humane Society is partnering with the Best Friends Animal Society for a very special adoption promotion! 

For the month of June, adoption fees for all older adult cats, senior cats, and special case cats are just $10! The discount applies to all cats 7 years and older, and cats that may have past or current medical issues that an adopter needs to be aware of.

This adoption promotion is a way to give these wonderful cats some extra exposure to adopters, and the discounted fee is a thank you to adopters for opening their homes and hearts to older and special cats. When one of these cats is adopted, it opens up room in our cat adoption room so that we can take in another cat in need!

PetsWALK Registration is NOW open! 

Leash up your dog, lace up your sneakers and register today!

Registration is now open!  Join us for our 24th annual PetsWALK presented by Boomer's Pet Boutique!

🐾 Date: Saturday, July 15
🐾 Time: 9 am
🐾 Location: Poulsbo, WA

This 5K charity walk/run (with a 1-mile option) starts at 9 am with a bustling vendor fair, talent contest and costume contest to follow!
We also have a kid’s dash and an agility course to try with your canine friends!

Register early and start fundraising! Visit our blog to learn about PetsWALK Fundraising 101! We have some exciting fundraising prizes this year, including a new KHS sweatshirt, a brand-new KHS tote bag, quality leashes, and a fitness watch!

Register & Fundraise Today:  
🐾 Step 1: Register & RSVP to walk or run 
🐾  Step 2: Fundraise to support KHS
🐾  Step 3: Earn cool prizes
🐾  Step 4: Enjoy PetsWALK

Adorable Adoptable -  Barkley 

Meet Barkley (#62285), the petite chihuahua mix who has stolen the hearts of all the staff and volunteers here at KHS!

This little guy is full of energy and loves to go for walks, but at the end of the day he’s the perfect movie-night companion and will snuggle up next to you on the couch! This ladies’ man is looking for a home with only women, as he is fearful of men. If you are looking for a spunky, fun-loving guy, read more about Barkley!

 Volunteer Spotlight -   Pat Garrett

Meet this month’s Volunteer Spotlight – Pat!

Pat has been volunteering at Kitsap Humane Society for over two-and-a-half years and in that time, has contributed over 450 volunteer hours!

Pat contributes his time in a few different volunteer areas. He is a “Lead Dog Walker”, handles dogs while our photographers take photos, transports animals to events like FORE! The Animals, and is a Rescue Me volunteer with our transfer program. 

When asked what he enjoys most about volunteering at Kitsap Humane Society Pat said: “It is nice to see the dogs and cats get good homes and there is such a professional effort by the team at KHS both in the Staff and Volunteers to do what is correct for the animals both medically and behaviorally. The Rescue Me program that KHS participates in taking in animals from partnering shelters and placing them in happy and safe forever homes is so rewarding. I am very proud of KHS and the community.”

Thank you, Pat, for all you do!

FORE! The Animals - A Great Success! 

The sun was shining & the energy high!

We couldn't have asked for a better day on the golf course! 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fifth annual FORE! The Animals Golf Tournament presented by Dee Fitzgerald State Farm Insurance at beautiful Trophy Lake Golf & Casting.

Thanks to all of our sponsors and golfers! Together we raised over $21,000 for the animals!

All proceeds from FORE! The Animals will directly help Kitsap Humane Society with our rescue and rehabilitation efforts throughout the year. 

View event photos here!


Community Spotlight - Kitsap Bank
  Kitsap Bank is a longtime supporter of KHS!

Kitsap Bank is a community bank dedicated to giving the community and their customers the very best.  For them, it goes beyond providing banking services. They really get to know their customers as people; not just account numbers.   
Kitsap Bank has been working with their employees and customers to raise money for Kitsap Humane Society in a variety of ways: 

🐾 The branches have been creating raffles featuring raffle baskets, dog houses, and other cool items.

🐾 They created a game where you match an employee to their pet. 

🐾  They are also doing a promotion where you put your pet on a “pet-a-stal” – you give a donation of $3 and a picture of your pet is featured on the pet wall. Customers vote for their favorite pet and the winner will get a prize. 
These and other fun promotions are happening NOW at the following branches: 6th and Pacific (Bremerton), Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Poulsbo, East Bremerton, and within the Accounting and Risk Management departments. 

Thank you, Kitsap Bank, for promoting KHS’s mission to your customers and staff! Stop by your local branch to support KHS in the month of June. The branches are coming up with creative new promotional ideas every day!