Our News: Knowledge & Advice

Preparing for the 4th: Keeping your Pet Safe During Festivities

June 30, 2017

While shooting off fireworks on the 4th of July and having a BBQ with family and friends can be popular with humans, these festivities can be very stressful for our pets. While some pets are unfazed by fireworks and parties, others find the entire experience very frightening. That fear can take many forms – a… Read Entire Story »

Traveling with Your Pets!

June 23, 2017

Summer is peak travel time and many love to get out and adventure in new places with their two and four-legged family members. Because traveling and new places can be stressful for pets, it’s important to take your pet’s emotional state into consideration. Some pets (like most cats or small animals!) don’t enjoy traveling, and… Read Entire Story »

PetsWALK Fundraising 101

June 2, 2017

PetsWALK is NEXT MONTH! If you’re jazzed about PetsWALK and you’ve already created a fundraising page and RSVP’d for the event, we are here with some tips and tricks to make your PetsWALK fundraising campaign a great success! By now, you’ve probably found the fundraising-incentives tab on the PetsWALK website. Want to earn some epic… Read Entire Story »

Save a life, adopt a barn cat!

May 30, 2017

Our Barn Cat program is a placement program for cats who are not a good match for traditional adoptive homes. Cats that are considered for placement through the Barn Cat program are feral, asocial, or are simply happiest as outdoor pets. At many shelters across the country, these cats are often euthanized for being “unadoptable”… Read Entire Story »

All about tripod cats!

May 18, 2017

Guest Blogger and KHS Employee Kelleen shares all her knowledge about three-legged (aka “tripod”) cats! ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Tripod cats have a special place in my heart, and a big place in our family. Between myself and my daughter, we now have four three-legged cats – as well as one four-legger! In our minds and theirs, our… Read Entire Story »

Puppy Socialization!

May 8, 2017

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 automatically outgoing, curious, and happy. As they grow, puppies go through both physical and mental/social development stages. Besides the physical changes that puppies experience as they grow into adulthood,… Read Entire Story »

Spring Cleaning Pet Safety

April 19, 2017

Spring is here! For many people that also means it’s time for spring cleaning! If you have pets, and are feeling the urge to declutter, deep clean, and spruce up your landscaping, it’s important to consider what products can be toxic to animals and how to keep you pets safe during cleaning time. If you’re… Read Entire Story »

Getting Ready for Spring with Your Pet

March 20, 2017

Spring is upon us! With the rising temperatures and nicer weather, many dogs and their families begin venturing outdoors more in search of fun things to do together, and some cats may start demanding outside time. As spring arrives there are some things that you, as a responsible pet owner, can do to ensure everyone… Read Entire Story »

Cabin Fever Tips for Your Pets!

February 17, 2017

Before the glorious PNW summer arrives, the weather can be less than hospitable for pets and their owners. Spending more time indoors, pets and people are both at risk of experiencing some “cabin fever” and owners may notice an uptick in behavior problems due to increased boredom and lack of outside time. Here are some… Read Entire Story »

Winter Pet Safety Tips

December 8, 2016

It’s been an especially cold winter in Kitsap so far this year, so it’s more important than ever to make sure your pets are safe and comfortable. Check out these cold weather pet safety tips!   Stay inside!  Cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather. It’s a common belief that dogs and… Read Entire Story »