Did You Know?

Kitsap Humane Society is the only full service, open admission animal welfare organization for our region. We serve not only Kitsap County and 4 major cities, but also Mason County, portions of the Olympic Peninsula, the City of Gig Harbor in Pierce County, and beyond.

For years Kitsap Humane Society has struggled with influxes of animals from neighboring regions. In fact, for years many owners of dangerous pit bulls in King County and South were directed to move themselves and their animals to Kitsap County where agencies would be unaware of the dangerous animal registration.

Introducing the American Shelter Dog

In animal shelters across the United States, the majority of dogs are mixed breeds of unknown origin. It is a common practice for staff to guess a dog’s breed based on appearance and the “best guess” is used to identify the dog. Once identified as a breed, adopters may have false behavioral expectations associated with the breed labeling. For instance, dogs identified as lab mixes may be expected to love to swim and retrieve balls.

Zappa is our Pet of the Week!

Hi my name is Zappa (Intake #9100) and I am searching for a new place to call home. I have lived nine great years, so I’m a bit set in my ways and am looking for a home to retire in. I would prefer to be the only pet in a quiet household because I want all of your attention. I love affection and love to be petted. In fact, I love to be petted so much, I rub my head and body back and forth all over my condo. The KHS staff say it’s a good thing I’m not cheese because I’d be grated! Come visit me and see if I'm the right guy for you!

Please keep voting for KHS!

Thanks to everyone for supporting us. You can vote every day until April 15. Please help us go to the ASPCA $100k Challenge.

Would you recognize animal cruelty?

Cruelty to animals is illegal in all 50 states and considered a felony in 44 of them, including Washington state. In Washington state, animal cruelty in the first degree is considered a Class C felony.

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