Columbia Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E)



Adopted: Click here to see our cats and kittens that were adopted to loving homes!
Adopted: Click here to see our dogs and puppies that were adopted to loving homes.!

Dogs in Danger: Thank you for considering a rescued pet. If you can't find a pet of interest on our website, PLEASE click on the picture below, these dogs are in danger of being put to sleep because no one is interested in adopting them. Your best friend could be there and you would help save a life. Thank you for looking.
"Save a life, gain a buddy -"




90 year old Merle loves to come visit our kitties and they love her right back


All the girls love each other. Thank you for giving Rose a wonderful forever home.


We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer small organization dedicated to finding loving, caring families for abandoned/unwanted pets; providing education about responsible pet ownership and the prevention of animal over population; assisting communities in education to end the practice of euthanizing healthy adoptable animals and prevent animal abuse. Our goal is to foster relationships with other rescue organizations and shelters to reduce the number of adoptable animals that are euthanized each year. We foster all our dogs and some of our cats in homes. The majority of our cats are sheltered in the adoption center at Kennewick Petsmart. We take great care to keep our pets happy and healthy. The pet learns that although some may have come from bad experiences with humans, there are humans out there that are kind and will show them the love and affection they so deserve. These pets truly appreciate a warm home, clean water to drink, having food readily available, a lap to sleep on or a gentle hand to pet them. How do we know they are grateful? By the endless purrs we hear or the non-stop wagging tail and doggy kisses they give back.

Columbia Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E)
PO Box 4069
W. Richland, WA 99353
Phone: 509-967-0230



Thank you for considering adopting a pet through our rescue organization. Rescue is not the place to find animals for breeding, fighting, or guard dog duty. These animals are pets, and will only be placed in carefully screened homes. We are the only voice these pets have, and we work hard to make sure their next home is forever. An approved adoption application is required.

CLICK HERE to download a pre-adoption Application for a CAT or KITTEN

CLICK HERE to download a pre-adoption Application for a DOG or PUPPY

All adult animals will be spayed or neutered. Kittens and puppies will be required to be spayed or neutered within two weeks of turning 6 months old. Unless specifically noted, all of our cats will be adopted to homes where they will be kept INDOORS only. Pre-adoption applications are also available at Petsmart in Kennewick, right outside the adoption center.
CLICK HERE to view our Adoption FAQ

Completed pre-adoption forms may be mailed to us (C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 4069, West Richland, WA, 99353), emailed to us at, or for more information, contact us at 509-967-0230.

Adoption fees are as follows:

Dogs/Puppies -$125
Cats/Kittens - $75

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Come Visit Us!

Please come by Petsmart in Kennewick and visit some of our available pets for adoption.
A C.A.R.E. adoption representative is available Fridays from 5 - 8 p.m. and Sundays from 4 - 6 p.m.

6723 W. Canal Dr.
Kennewick, WA.


Need to surrender an animal? C.A.R.E. will take owner surrenders, as well as we understand that animals may show up on your doorstep and attempt to adopt you! Please remember C.A.R.E. has limited capacity and we can only take your animals if we have room. If C.A.R.E. cannot accommodate you immediately, your animal will be placed on a waiting list.
Please send an email to stating the reason for surrender, the history of the animal (as best you know), and up to three pictures (these will be placed on - the cuter the better!). Please state whether you can keep the animal while we help find it a new home, and if so, the length of time you can keep it.

Volunteers are Needed!

Do you love animals? C.A.R.E. needs volunteers to clean cages, groom animals, walk dogs, substitute for other volunteers, and assist with special events and community outreach. See how just a few hours can save lives and make a difference! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 509-967-0230. CLICK HERE to download a Volunteer Application

Completed forms may be mailed to us (C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 4069, West Richland, WA, 99353), emailed to us at, or for more information, contact us at 509-967-0230.

Foster Homes are Needed!

Please consider being a foster parent! Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats. By offering your time, energy, and home to an animal in need, you prepare an animal for adoption into a permanent home and make a huge difference in the lives of your fosters. And – while it can be difficult to say goodbye to them, you'll delight at the smiles on the faces of the family that adopts your foster animal and possibly make new friends along the way! Animals needing foster care include: kittens or puppies that are too young to be adopted, nursing cats and dogs, animals awaiting adoption, ill or injured animals that may need regular medication or medical attention, and animals susceptible to stress from a shelter environment. Foster parents receive all the supplies necessary to care for their foster animal. Food, bedding, cat litter, and dog leashes/collars are typical items sent home with foster parents. Additionally, C.A.R.E. will facilitate and pay for any medicine or medical care needed by the foster animal.
CLICK HERE to download a Foster Application

Completed forms may be mailed to us (C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 4069, West Richland, WA, 99353), emailed to us at, or for more information, contact us at 509-967-0230. Are you in need of financial assistance for spaying or neutering? C.A.R.E. offers individuals assistance honored at Tri-Cities area veterinarians towards spay/neuter procedures ONLY. Our ability to offer assistance (and the level of assistance) is limited and participation is at the discretion and approval of C.A.R.E. An application is required. CLICK HERE to download a Spay/Neuter Assistance Application

Completed forms may be mailed to us (C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 4069, West Richland, WA, 99353), emailed to us at, or for more information, contact us at 509-967-0230. Need to vaccinate your pet?? Dr. Leise’s Low Cost Vaccination Clinics

Third weekend of every month at Ace Hardware, 1415 George Washington Way, Richland, WA
Saturday 10-1
Sunday 11-1
All vaccinations (including rabies) are $15.00 each; Microchips $18.00

Free pet examination with vaccination purchase. Please keep your dog on a leash and your cat in a carrier. C.A.R.E. is a UNITED WAY supported organization Please inform anyone you think might be interested that Columbia Animal Rescue Effort (a.k.a. CARE) is a United Way funded non-profit organization. If you have group meetings for United Way information, please tell your group that CARE is supported by United Way and all contributions are greatly appreciated. If you are interested in contributing to the health and care of the innocent homeless animals in this area, PLEASE list:

Columbia Animal Rescue Effort
P.O. Box 4069
West Richland, Wa 99353

as one of your beneficiaries. You will be blessed.

We welcome donations!

All monies donated are used for medical expenses for the pets. As a non-profit organization we rely heavily on the generosity of others. If you'd like to make a donation of money or pet supplies please contact 509-967-0230. We greatly and truly appreciate your support. CLICK HERE to download the Wish List

Make a Difference in the Life of an Adoptable Dog or Cat! Columbia Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)

Thundershirts are helping shelters and rescue groups across the country to manage the dogs and cats they receive with anxiety, fear and excitement issues. Your Thundershirt Donation will be put to excellent use helping to transition one of our wonderful dogs and cats back to a forever home. Click here for more information. Thank you for helping our rescues.

We are now listed through eBay's Giving Works program! eBay offers another way to give by allowing eBay users to buy and sell for charity. If you'd like to make a contribution but don't have money or pet supplies to give, you are welcome to donate any item for sale on eBay! The $ proceeds go directly to help our organization and it's furry friends.
Looking to buy?
CLICK HERE and check out our current items for sale on eBay

Already a registered eBay seller? or want to learn more about how you can sell items for charity? CLICK HERE and check out the MissionFish website you can donate a percentage of your own eBay sales to C.A.R.E. or sell something on our behalf by typing our name in the "find a non-profit to support" page or browse through the list of charities to choose from!!! You'll receive an electronic receipt for your tax deductable donation for the amount donated from your sale!!
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