The little rescue with a big heart

K9 Kismet believes in the ideology of quality over quantity. Our primary mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving, permanent homes for homeless dogs; primarily dogs in shelters at-risk of euthanasia and dogs whose owners can no longer care for them. We believe in compassionate rescues where we know the dog is on borrowed time and likely to be overlooked or deemed less adoptable due to age, health, emotional state or breed. We ensure all animals we take into our rescue, regardless of individual needs, are cared for with love and compassion for the duration of their lives. Our secondary mission is to help pets stay in their homes by offering pet owners assistance, when funds allow, with medical care, food and other supplies.

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Explore our social media to see the kinds of things we’re up to on the daily. We are constantly engaging with shelters, rescues, trainers, veterinarians, and even people in the community who just need help with their pets. It isn’t always easy, but it keeps us busy helping improve the world in our own little way…one dog at a time!

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The shelter is brimming with dogs and is in crisis mode with the boomiest of all holidays on the horizon. If you’ve been entertaining the idea of opening your home to a shelter dog, now is the time your efforts will have the greatest impact. Just like every year prior, the fireworks will go off and a sea of strays will start flooding in. The fact of the matter is, without available kennel space, current residents of the shelter are at-risk.

As a foster, you play a pivotal role in the health and safety of dogs whose paths to their forever-homes are taking longer than normal. Sometimes it’s a mystery why certain dogs keep getting passed up. The truth of the matter is that a lot of people come to shelters looking for an immediate emotional connection with an animal and are nervous about bringing home a furry friend that may seem aloof. Sadly, the longer an animal has been set adrift, the more likely they are to seem emotionally distant. It’s a coping mechanism that even a short-term foster has the power to break through. A mere twenty-four hours outside of the shelter has proven to significantly drop cortisol levels in a dog, a clear indicator of stress-relief. You can bring back the “best friend” energy that adopters seek.

Ultimately, dogs are no different than humans in the sense that we all need breaks to rest, recharge, and regain our center. Fostering helps dogs be their best selves and to get back on the fast-track to their future families.

Virgo and Evangelina can attest to the power of fostering. They were recently pulled from the shelter by their respective temp-fosters and are already reaping the benefits of being given love, attention, and the space to be their authentic selves. If you’re interested in carrying the torch as one of their long-term fosters, please apply. www.k9kismet.org

#Virgo #Evangelina
#nothingbutsmiles
#tempfostersrock
#fosterashelterdog
#fosteringsaveslives
#untilthesheltersareempty
#doitfortheforgottenpibbles
#doitfordiesel #doitforlauren
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The shelter is brimming with dogs and is in crisis mode with the boomiest of all holidays on the horizon. If you’ve been entertaining the idea of opening your home to a shelter dog, now is the time your efforts will have the greatest impact. Just like every year prior, the fireworks will go off and a sea of strays will start flooding in. The fact of the matter is, without available kennel space, current residents of the shelter are at-risk. 
 
As a foster, you play a pivotal role in the health and safety of dogs whose paths to their forever-homes are taking longer than normal. Sometimes it’s a mystery why certain dogs keep getting passed up. The truth of the matter is that a lot of people come to shelters looking for an immediate emotional connection with an animal and are nervous about bringing home a furry friend that may seem aloof. Sadly, the longer an animal has been set adrift, the more likely they are to seem emotionally distant. It’s a coping mechanism that even a short-term foster has the power to break through. A mere twenty-four hours outside of the shelter has proven to significantly drop cortisol levels in a dog, a clear indicator of stress-relief. You can bring back the “best friend” energy that adopters seek.
 
Ultimately, dogs are no different than humans in the sense that we all need breaks to rest, recharge, and regain our center. Fostering helps dogs be their best selves and to get back on the fast-track to their future families. 
 
Virgo and Evangelina can attest to the power of fostering. They were recently pulled from the shelter by their respective temp-fosters and are already reaping the benefits of being given love, attention, and the space to be their authentic selves. If you’re interested in carrying the torch as one of their long-term fosters, please apply. www.k9kismet.org 

#Virgo #Evangelina
#nothingbutsmiles
#tempfostersrock
#fosterashelterdog
#fosteringsaveslives
#untilthesheltersareempty
#doitfortheforgottenpibbles
#doitfordiesel #doitforlaurenImage attachment

Hank & Olive, both rescued from @lbanimalcare spend their retirement days snuggled together and have become inseparable.

Because someone said yes, these 2 dogs were saved; making room for more dogs at the shelter. You too can become a foster and safe a life. Foster for the 4th. You won’t regret it.

Inquire within if you’re interested in opening your heart and your home to a shelter pup in need.

#k9kismet #Doitforlauren #doitfortheforgottenpibbles #Doitfordiesel #untilthesheltersareempty #fosterthe4th #foreverfoster #k9kismetforeverfoster
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Such a worthwhile cause! The pups appreciate it 🐶🥰❤️

Awww, thank-you for taking them in, foster momma and/or daddy 🥰

They are so adorable

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Heading into the holiday weekend and getting ready to fight the fear of fireworks… with ever so stylish ear muffs.

#k9kismetalumni Barbie (Gidget) is ready for her first 4th in her forever home and looking pretty good doing it too.

#staysafe #KeepYourDogsInside #fireworksarescary #beready #k9kismet
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Heading into the holiday weekend  and getting ready to fight the fear of fireworks... with ever so stylish ear muffs.

#k9kismetalumni Barbie (Gidget) is ready for her first 4th in her forever home and looking pretty good doing it too.

#staysafe #keepyourdogsinside #fireworksarescary #beready #k9kismet

help us make a difference

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Foster

Join our team of volunteers to help us train, rehabilitate, and foster the most needy animals. Every dog fostered provides the opportunity to rescue another. We provide the food and medical assistance; you provide the love and care!

Adopt

Provide a forever home for one of our wonderful dogs. From the moment we pull a dog off the streets or from the shelter, our dream is for them to end up with a loving family of their own. Rescue pets make the best pets!

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donate

Contribute to the K9Kismet cause! 100% of your donations goes towards the medical and living costs of dogs in our rescue and within the community. With your help, we can give these dogs the chance they so desperately need!

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