Our News: Knowledge & Advice

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 »

Livestock and Bad Weather

November 12, 2016

As fall and winter arrive, bad weather moves in and daylight becomes shorter and shorter. This October, Kitsap County saw record breaking rain fall records and the storms and power outages of 2016 are expected again this winter. Bad weather is not just an inconvenience for pet owners, but can actually be a safety concern-… Read Entire Story »

What is a Canaan Dog?

May 6, 2016

What is a Canaan Dog? Since the Kitsap Humane Society’s Rescue Me program  started partnering with the Israeli division of Wings of Rescue, our adoption program has started to have some very unique dogs- mixes of a breed called Canaan Dog. According to The Canaan Dog Club of America, the breed was developed from redomesticated dogs… Read Entire Story »

What is FIV? Fighting the stigma of FIV+ cats

February 15, 2016

Visit most animal shelters and the adoption process will likely include asking if you’d like the cat you’re adopting FeLV/FIV tested. But what does it mean? They are actually two different viruses and although they sound intimidating, they shouldn’t scare you away from adopting. KHS currently has a number of FIV-positive cats looking for adoptive… Read Entire Story »

Dogs and Fireworks!

June 23, 2015

I have nothing against fireworks on the Fourth of July. It’s tradition after all – and a fitting way to commemorate our country’s independence. What does concern me, however, is the launching of fire crackers weeks before the Fourth and in the weeks following, mainly because the extended celebration is pure torture for my three… Read Entire Story »