Pet of the Week: Kona

This week’s Pet of the Week is Kona, a chocolate and white pit bull/Labrador retriever mix who is about 3 years old. She’s very snuggly and affectionate — and she’s funny to boot! She almost always has a smile on her face (see above, her adorable puppy grin). Not only does Kona have a silly personality, she’s also extremely smart. She knows “sit” and “paw” and if treats are involved, she’s excited to learn even more new tricks.

Kona has spent some time in a foster home, and her foster home reports that she is house-trained and crate-trained. Her favorite past time is snoozing on the couch or on her dog bed, cozied up under a blanket. She also loves to go for quiet hikes to explore trails, water falls, and creeks. Being a total water baby, Kona has no hesitation about jumping right into the water to play.

Kona prefers a home with a securely fenced yard to run and play in. Strangers and small kids make her nervous, so she would do best in a calm home without many visitors and without any kids. She needs to be the only pet in the home, and would not do well in an apartment. That said, Kona loves to be with her people. If you are looking for a beautiful best friend to share your life with, then Kona might be the dog for you.

Kona is currently available for adoption through Kitsap Humane Society.


Kitsap Humane Society is a private, nonprofit animal shelter that rescues and rehomes more than 6,000 pets every year. The organization has a “lives saved” rate of over 95 percent, and never euthanizes an animal due to lack of space. In addition to caring for and adopting animals, Kitsap Human Society also provides spay/neuter services to low income residents of Kitsap County and Animal Rescue and Enforcement services to surrounding municipalities.

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