New pet adoption center opens in Poulsbo

POULSBO — Marley was looking for a home Feb. 1 at Poulsbo's new adoption center. She is a Welsh-corgi mix, just over a year old, and her friendly demeanor greeted volunteers and supporters at the opening of the Kitsap Humane Society's new outreach adoption center in Poulsbo.

Kelly Michaels, director of marketing for KHS, said she was looking to organize a family-oriented event in Poulsbo when she met with Mayor Becky Erickson about six weeks ago. Erickson then suggested a spot in downtown Poulsbo for families to see the pets up for adoption.

“It's really nice for us to have a little more of a presence in North Kitsap,” Interim Executive Director Eric Stevens said.

The humane society staff run adoption outreach programs at pet stores around the county. The center in Poulsbo will be a weekly event in the same space, at 18827 Front St., Poulsbo. The building owner, Barbara Perrigo, donated the space until it is permanently leased; another Poulsbo landlord has also expressed interest in donating space when the current one is no longer available.

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