Our News Archive: 2017

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 »

Cruelty Survivor Ready for Adoption

April 10, 2017

Harley’s story began on January 24th, when Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office checked on an abandoned, derelict trailer home in Port Orchard. Once on the scene, the deputies found deplorable conditions inside the dwelling, and a dog in distress. Animal Control Officers were called to assist in rescuing the Pit Bull-Boxer mix. The home was so… Read Entire Story »

Final push needed for SSB 5356!

April 6, 2017

VOTERS IN WA STATE:  Tell the House to Pass the Tethering Law! Currently there are no protections for dogs who live on tethers/chains in Washington State.  SSB 5356 is a bill that will create basic humane standards for tethered dogs in our state (read more about the bill at the bottom of this story). Thanks to… Read Entire Story »

Spring Cleaning? Think of KHS!

March 21, 2017

Spring is officially here! Which means many people will get started on spring cleaning at home and at work. While you’re sorting through your items and deciding what to keep or toss, keep in mind that KHS can use many household items! Our full wishlist has a huge selection of items that we are always… 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 »

Action Alert: Two animal welfare bills need your support!

February 21, 2017

  Last week we asked for your help to get the Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee to support a bill that would help reduce cruelty and neglect in our state- and it worked! SB 5356 has moved from that committee to the Rules Committee, along with another important animal welfare bill, SB 5094…. 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 »

Action Alert: SB 5356 needs you!

February 13, 2017

Urgent Action Needed to help reduce cruelty and neglect of dogs in WA state! This Wednesday, February 15th, the Washington State Senate Law & Justice Committee will hold a hearing on a bill to create humane standards to address the tethering and chaining of dogs, SB 5356. The bill, which was developed with input from national… Read Entire Story »

Salem goes to prison!

January 30, 2017

Salem is going to prison… and he loves it! Salem is one of the hundreds of cats and kittens who is going to prison for much needed foster care, thanks to Kitsap Humane Society’s “Pawsitive Prison Program” in partnership with the Mission Creek Women’s Correctional Center in Belfair. Salem arrived at KHS in December with a… Read Entire Story »