Our News: Knowledge & Advice

Chill With Your Dog!

August 6, 2020

We’ve been having so much fun chillin’ with shelter dogs in the new dog behavior and training play yard this summer! We thought you might like some tips for summer fun with your dogs, too. Our  staff and volunteers like to bring out the wading pool, toys and treats to help shelter dogs feel cool,… Read Entire Story »

Keep Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July

July 2, 2020

Independence Day is an annual day of celebration, cookouts, and – yep that’s right – fireworks! While these holiday traditions are loads of fun, the noise from fireworks are terrifying for many animals. Dogs and cats are far more sensitive to sound than humans. Startled pets will run, dash through open doors, jump through windows… Read Entire Story »

How the CARES Act Benefits Donors to KHS

May 6, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security — the CARES Act — was signed into law on March 27, 2020. It provides $2 trillion in emergency economic aid with tax relief and cash payments for individuals and has provisions for donors who want to help organizations like Kitsap Humane Society. We checked in with KHS… Read Entire Story »

Make a Plan for Your Pets in Case You Get Sick

April 7, 2020

We know that many animal lovers in our community are worried about who will care for their pets if they become sick or need to be hospitalized. This is an ideal time to make a plan for your pets, whether the emergency is coronavirus infection or a natural disaster. Here are some valuable tips from… Read Entire Story »

Are You Ready for Chick Season?

March 3, 2020

Thinking about getting baby chicks? Sometimes hens turn out to be roosters! Many families in our community want to teach their children how to raise and care for baby chicks and gather eggs for breakfast. But like many backyard chicken farmers, you may be surprised to find that once the eggs hatch, you have more… Read Entire Story »

A Tax-Time Way to Help Kitsap Humane Society

February 27, 2020

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can help Kitsap Humane Society and receive tax benefits in return. You can give any amount up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is… Read Entire Story »

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

November 5, 2019

  The holiday season is right around the corner! As you prepare to celebrate and feast with loved ones, consider practicing these helpful tips to keep your pet safe and healthy during the holidays.   Don’t feed your pet table scraps.  No matter how much they may beg or whine, do not feed your pet… Read Entire Story »

Helping Your Pets Not ‘Fall’ Apart During Back-to-School Season

September 5, 2019

Although the calendar says summer doesn’t end for a few more weeks, most people have already said good-bye to summer – especially families with children returning to school. This change in schedules can be stressful for people and pets. Being away from home during the day and after school activities, especially, can cause our fury… Read Entire Story »

4th of July Pet Tips

June 20, 2019

Independence Day is an annual day of celebration, cookouts, parades and – yep that’s right- fireworks! While these holiday traditions are loads of fun, the noise and commotion from parades, crowded gatherings and fireworks are terrifying for many animals. Dogs and cats are far more sensitive to sound than humans. Startled pets will run, dash… Read Entire Story »

Tips for a New Pet

August 21, 2018

Your four-legged bundle of joy: Best practices for bringing home a new pet By Kassie Olmsted The joy of bringing home a new pet is one of life’s most magical moments!   To help you along this journey of bringing a  new  furry family member into your home, we’ve gathered some tips to help make it… Read Entire Story »