Do you love working with people and animals?

Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is one of the leading animal welfare shelters in our Pacific Northwest region.  We work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome thousands of animals in need annually. We are committed to an open admissions policy, animal rehabilitation, a low euthanasia rate, and excellence in all of our services. KHS’s open adoption philosophy is an essential part of our progressive mission, enabling us to save and rehome over 6,000 animals each year. 

Kitsap Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.


Make a difference in your community by saving lives and keeping pets with their families whenever possible. Here at KHS, we are dedicated to serving our community as more than a shelter. We believe that income level doesn’t define a person’s ability to love their pets. We are building a safety net for pets in need by providing urgently needed lifesaving care when owners could otherwise not afford it. We’re committed to saving the lives of pets in our community and beyond thanks to our Rescue Me program, which finds homes for pets from high-volume shelters around the country right here in Kitsap County.

Join our team and you will work alongside an amazing team of staff and volunteers dedicated to saving lives together.

Along with a positive, productive work environment – where people have meaningful jobs, know what is expected of them, and work as a team to fulfill our mission and achieve our goals – KHS offers:

  • Medical, Dental, Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA – an employer-funded plan that reimburses employees for qualified medical expenses), $10,000 Group Life Insurance Plan and Employee Assistance Program 100% paid by employer for the employee’s coverage (only on base plan for medical).
  • Voluntary Vision, Supplemental Life Insurance, Supplemental Long Term Disability, Pet Insurance, and participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan also available.
  • If elected, benefits are available the 1st of the month after hire.
  • 2 weeks of vacation, increasing to 3 weeks in your second year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 2 weeks of sick leave annually.
  • Grow your family with one free pet adoption per year!
  • Bereavement paid time for family and pet
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility for full-time employees
Our Organizational Values
  • Excellence in Animal Welfare: We are committed to employing best practices in the animal welfare field, and to always search for new ideas and strategies to further improve the quality of care for animals, help our community save more animals’ lives, and serve pet owners in need.
  • Outstanding Customer Service: We are committed to a strong ethic of timely, reliable service to our community members and customers; we strive to create an environment in which all customers and stakeholders feel heard, safe, respected, and supported; we aim to address customer concerns promptly, respectfully, and professionally.
  • Compassion: We bring compassion to all of our work, from the respect and care we provide each individual animal to the kindness and consideration with which we treat our colleagues, customers, and community.
  • Integrity: We operate with transparency; we are honest and open in our dealings with staff, Board, volunteers, donors, and the general public; we fulfill commitments and responsibilities.
  • Teamwork: We foster an environment of teamwork between all staff, volunteers, Board members, and stakeholders, with an emphasis on respect, accountability, and open communication, in order to most effectively achieve our goals and address new challenges as they arise.
  • Collaboration: We are dedicated to partnering with all facets of the community, including businesses, local governments, and other animal shelters and animal welfare organizations.
  • Financial Stewardship: We are committed to strong stewardship of the organization’s resources by budgeting carefully, operating within our means, and taking steps to ensure both immediate and long-term sustainability of the organization and its mission.
  • Inclusion: We are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive animal welfare campus and culture that strives to remove accessibility barriers for our community, celebrates our differences and similarities, and encourages open collaboration and communication, and respect for all.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Employer

At Kitsap Humane Society, employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Kitsap Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contributes to the success of our mission. Having a diverse workforce is this organization’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone.