My dog Krissy escaped our yard and disappeared. We discovered later that there was a break in our invisible fence wire, even though the loop indicator did not sound. She had not tested the perimeter in about five years, so I'm not sure what triggered her to make a run for it. I was driving around over two hours and could not find her. I posted on Kitsap Lost Pets as well as looking myself. It helped my piece of mind just to know I had this avenue to take some additional action to find her and get her home safely. I called my daughter to have her come help me look as it was very rainy and I could not safely drive, look, and call for Krissy. When my daughter got to my house, Krissy was sitting in the yard. She had apparently just found her own way home, safely thank goodness. However, I did get one notification from someone who had seen her, so that did help me narrow down where to look. I am thankful this avenue is available to help reunite lost pets with concerned owners.
PAWS does great work! They helped me with some vet expenses when I most needed it. I encourage anyone to support their work.
My thanks to everyone at PAWS! They were lovely and bent over backwards to help us! My Mari Kitty had been having symptoms of an urinary infection. I was worried and scared for her when I contacted PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap. Thanks to a grant from PAWSbink Mari saw a veterinarian and was successfully treated. Thanks again PAWSbink!!!
Paws of Bainbridge Island is an excellent organization. Through the years, they have made it possible for me to keep my pets healthy at times I could not of afforded to do so. My cats are my family and I am so thankful that Paws is there. Thanks to the professional and caring people that contribute to this wonderful organization!
I am so thankful for the help I received for my loved pet. They truly made it possible for her to be alive today and it means the world to me.
All I can say is thank you over and over for your help. If I get in a position to donate I can assure you that I would be thrilled to help someone else in getting some financial help with their family furry friend! Matthew
A fantastic organization that does so much, they assist on everything from rescue and adoptions to help with medical and helping to find lost pets and return them home. They also provide pet food for low income people through our local food banks. If you need a place to turn you can depend on PAWS to step up and do all they can to help out.
My family has fostered kittens and cats with PAWS since I was 6 years old. It is so fun to get the new fosters who are sometimes scared at first and to watch them get more & more comfortable and friendly as the weeks go by. We have fallen in love with many of the kittens and our two awesome cats were originally kittens we fostered. Also, many of our friends have adopted kittens that they met while we were fostering them. I love helping to make these kittens sweeter just by giving them lots of attention and by having them in our house which has other cats, lots of people and a dog. I recommend fostering kittens because it really helps them get adopted.
-Juliette Dashe, age 12
I've been a volunteer with PAWS for several years, including fostering kittens and their moms, a one-year term on the Board, participating in fundraisers, and cleaning the adoption centers. PAWS has an incredibly dedicated core of staffers and volunteers who have created a wonderful community resource for pets and their people, and who go above and beyond to keep improving the organization and its efforts for animal welfare. My husband and I have six cats, all rescues, and two of them are PAWS kitties. We have been privileged to work with PAWS, and we look forward to many more years of the same!
There was no category to click for "Former Director," but I was the E.D. of this organization for five years. During my time there I was privileged to work with a wonderful and caring staff and an amazing group of dozens and dozens of dedicated volunteers. During my tenure we significantly increased the organization's outreach to all sectors of the community, at a time when it was sorely needed. The pet food bank, financial support for low-income pet owners, nursing home visits, and helping seniors with pets come to mind, but that was the tip of the iceberg. This a great group with which to get involved. You won't be sorry.
They are the most wonderful people, they go above and beyond to help animals in need. I've worked along side of their group for years and always found a great group of people willing to step up and help animals in need at a moments notice. They truly are a wonderful organization who cares and follows thru with there help.
My husband and I started volunteering at PAWS bc we thought we were "dog people" who wanted to help the other kind find homes. We had several rescue dogs and felt we would be helping our community by volunteering. 6 cats later (our mother in law has 2) - 4 with CHP (cerebeller hypoplasia) we have fallen in love with the cats and with PAWS. PAWS and its members do great things everyday... Many do not get recognized or told thank you. We are very lucky to take part in this organization and get a chance to help the cats and people of the community
I've been a volunteer at Paws for many years. Not only do I have the pleasure of finding forever homes for our kitties I work with a great group of people all dedicated to the welfare of the animals.
I became familiar with PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap when my wife and I adopted two kittens from them in September 2007. The adoption process was very positive, so much so that I began volunteering as an adoption counselor the following month! I have now been volunteering every other week for 9 years and can't say enough great things about how PAWS benefits both the animals it cares for but the larger community as well.
I was one of the original founders of Paws in the mid 1970s. I moved off Bainbridge and it was continued to become a far reaching, compassionate, well run organization. I am so impressed with the organization today and am grateful the for many talented, hard working individuals that have committed to making it the outstanding organization it is today. Since I returned to Bainbridge I volunteered as a foster parent for litters of kittens and was able to see this well run organization from the inside. I have adopted two wonderful Paws kitties to join their big brother . They complete our circle of love. Thank you Paws. Connie Kaye Golon
PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap does a spectacular job of bringing people and pets together. Their adoption program saves lives and warms hearts. Their programs enable families to keep their pets in times of crisis and save seniors from loneliness with wonderful furry companionship. I am so very proud to be a part of the PAWS Board and to witness first hand the wonderful work of our staff and volunteers. I am the proud parent of three PAWS kitties who enrich my life every day with their affection and entertainment! I
I am so proud to be involved with PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap. I've been on the board for several years and am also a donor and event volunteer. I am most proud of our Safe Harbor program that provides a safe haven for pets when their human families are in crisis. We also expanded our PALS program to incorporate dogs which will allow us to help even more people and animals. PAWS has been helping pets and their people in the North Kitsap area for 41 years! This is a small organization that does extraordinary things in our community!!!
I became involved with PAWS of Bainbridge Island & North Kitsap many years ago when they provided financial assistance to help someone I knew get their dog spayed. At the time, I had no idea that there was an organization in our area that provided financial support for people in need. I became very involved as a volunteer and helped plan events. I joined the BOD and still continue to work on events and raise funds for and awareness about our organization. PAWS is much more than an adoption facility - we have a sanctuary for senior cats (or "unadoptable" cats), we created a pet food bank, we provide financial assistance for low income families, low cost spay-neuter, etc... We also have great working relationships with other non profit organizations in our community. I'm very proud to be a member of this organization.
PAWS of Bainbridge Island is a one of a kind organization servicing the greater Kitsap Peninsula. Each and everyday PAWS goes out of its way to help animals in need. The staff consistently go above and beyond to assure that animals find their forever home. I serve on the board and could not be prouder to be working with such dedicated individual's. I adopted my cat from PAWS and she brings me joy each and everyday.
I am so impressed with the PAWS programs to serve people and animals together! Their PALS program is unique in this area.
A great organization for lost and found pets. We found a starving little dog and were able to post her pic and general information quickly and easily. She had no tags, no chip and no family looking for her. With the help of the Kitsap Humane Society a forever home was found for her in less than a week. Thanks to everyone who helped to save this loving little dog!
Kitsap LostPets helped put our minds at ease, knowing other residents were made aware of our missing cat. Fortunately, he came home. PAWS of Bainbridge Island helped us find the perfect cat companion for him years ago and Kitsap Humane Society connected us with yet another cat companion. Our wonderful trio is complete again and we cannot say enough good things about all three services! Cheers, Kim Seigel