Kickin’ it with K9s

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Kickin’ it with K9s!

We know that animal lovers in our community want to do more to help shelter dogs. And now, there’s an easy way to do it!

Introducing Kickin’ it with K9s! Kitsap Humane Society is inviting community members to take dogs on field trips to the park, to the beach, and other dog-friendly destinations  in Kitsap – even sleepovers at your home! – to give them a break from the stress of shelter life.

We’ve made it easy to participate. All it requires to begin is a quick, one-time orientation.  After you’ve attended an Orientation, daytime field trips are scheduled seven days a week, with dogs leaving in the morning, and returning to the shelter by noon to be available for adoption. You’ll leave with  a special doggie backpack filled with supplies!

Orientations are scheduled on the first Tuesday and third Saturday of each month, at 10am. Volunteers must sign up in advance to attend, so if interested, please email kickinitwithk9s@kitsap-humane.org.

Once you’re on your field trip or sleepover, we encourage you to share photos of your K9 companion on social media, so others can see your pup having fun in real life (and help get them adopted!) Be sure to use the hashtag #khskickinitwithk9s and tag Kitsap Humane Society! 😊 We’re also interested in what you learn about your dog’s behavior while on your adventure, so we can better meet his or her needs and help them find their perfect match! When you return to the shelter, you’ll fill out a brief report card to share with the dogs future adopter.

Kitsap Humane Society is honored to be among 100 shelters in the U.S. chosen by Maddie’s Fund to be part of this program/study on how field trips and sleepovers can reduce stress in shelter dogs.

Questions? Reach out at kickinitwithk9s@kitsap-humane.org.

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Kickin’ It With K9s Program Application