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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K9 Kismet Dog Rescue

This #shelterspotlightsunday we’d like to introduce you to Blue.

Blue is a handsome 5 year old, 76 lb. gentle giant that was brought to City of Long Beach Animal Care Services as a "stray" on May 5th. Shortly after Blue arrived at the shelter one of the LBACS volunteers posted him on Nextdoor hoping to find his owner. Surely someone must be missing this gorgeous guy. 🤔 Well, no owner stepped forward but, one of Blue’s former neighbors did. This is what she had to say about him… "I know this dog! His name is Blue. My neighbor abandoned him beacuse he was moving. He had someone take Blue to the shelter for him. He’s a SWEET boy and gets along with other dogs! I fed Blue treats thru the fence for over a year. He’s such a good boy!! He’s gentle & VERY well trained." Sweet✔ Friendly✔ Well-mannered✔ Yup, that testimonial lines up with the Blue everyone at LBACS has come to know and love.

Blue has spent the last 165 days behind bars. Waiting patiently for someone to come for him. Dreaming of his forever family. This gentle soul has waited long enough.

Let’s help make Blue’s dream become a reality! SHARE his story with friends and family. TAG people you think can help. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to meet him!

For more information about Blue (#A657067) please email petadopt@longbeach.gov

#Blue #adoptme #goodboy #lookingforlove #foreverhome #foreverfamilywanted #bullyboy #bullylove #pittieboy #pittielove
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This #shelterspotlightsunday wed like to introduce you to Blue. 

Blue is a handsome 5 year old, 76 lb. gentle giant that was brought to City of Long Beach Animal Care Services  as a stray on May 5th. Shortly after Blue arrived at the shelter one of the LBACS volunteers posted him on Nextdoor hoping to find his owner. Surely someone must be missing this gorgeous guy. 🤔 Well, no owner stepped forward but, one of Blues former neighbors did. This is what she had to say about him... I know this dog! His name is Blue. My neighbor abandoned him beacuse he was moving. He had someone take Blue to the shelter for him. Hes a SWEET boy and gets along with other dogs! I fed Blue treats thru the fence for over a year. Hes such a good boy!! Hes gentle & VERY well trained.  Sweet✔ Friendly✔ Well-mannered✔ Yup, that testimonial lines up with the Blue everyone at LBACS has come to know and love.

Blue has spent the last 165 days behind bars. Waiting patiently for someone to come for him. Dreaming of his forever family. This gentle soul has waited long enough. 

Lets help make Blues dream become a reality! SHARE his story with friends and family. TAG people you think can help. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to meet him! 

For more information about Blue (#A657067) please email petadopt@longbeach.gov

#Blue #adoptme #goodboy #lookingforlove #foreverhome #foreverfamilywanted #bullyboy #bullylove #pittieboy #pittielove

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I don't get it – 14 "reactions" but only 3 "shares"??? People – you need to SHARE these posts! They DO help – you just don't know who will see your share and act.

One of Maybelline’s Mavens, a super supporter from day one, the one to ride to foster in the back seat with Maybelline to keep her and pups calm in the car… the amazing Dee… has named the handsome boy in Mint … Momo.

Momo is named after Jason Momoa. Why? Because … Jason Momoa. We think there was probably a mic drop there.

#k9kismet #12pack #maybellinesmavens #puppiesneedsleep #puppylove
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One of Maybellines Mavens, a super supporter from day one, the one to ride to foster in the back seat with Maybelline to keep her and pups calm in the car... the amazing Dee... has named the handsome boy in Mint ... Momo.

Momo is named after Jason Momoa. Why? Because ... Jason Momoa. We think there was probably a mic drop there. 

#k9kismet #12pack #maybellinesmavens #puppiesneedsleep #puppylove

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Can't get enough of these little chubs! LOVE that you're sharing them with us.💞

Momo!!!!

Dee Glick !!!!

My lil Momo 🥰

When we open our doors to foster a dog, we do so with the intention to help them. We often carry feelings within ourselves that we tend to project on them. Guilt for what they’ve been through. Sadness for their past lives. The way we try to make up for it is to shower them with things: toys, beds, food. We don’t think of things like boundaries, structure, routines as gifts. Or that the best gift we can give them is patience.

Tahoe is the best example of a dog needing patience. More importantly, his foster mom is the best example of a person giving it.

When Tahoe first came home, he only wanted to hide. Outside. In the dirt. His foster mom wanted to reassure him, love him, but recognized the best way to do that was show him patience. On his own timeline, he ventured inside. Then on the dog bed.

We are so proud of both Tahoe and his mom. The bond they’re building is going to be so important now. Tahoe has been having chronic bloody stool. Multiple exams and vet visits have informed us that Tahoe has a mass just inside his rectum. His overall health and age prohibit medical intervention as he would likely never survive surgery. His time on this earth is not long, maybe months. Tahoe and his mom have a journey ahead that will end in the rainbow bridge when Tahoe tells us it’s time. Until then, Tahoe will continue to live life with patience, dignity, and on his own timeline. As it should be.

#shelterdogsrock #seniordog #k9kismet
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When we open our doors to foster a dog, we do so with the intention to help them. We often carry feelings within ourselves that we tend to project on them. Guilt for what theyve been through. Sadness for their past lives. The way we try to make up for it is to shower them with things: toys, beds, food. We dont think of things like boundaries, structure, routines as gifts. Or that the best gift we can give them is patience.

Tahoe is the best example of a dog needing patience. More importantly, his foster mom is the best example of a person giving it. 

When Tahoe first came home, he only wanted to hide. Outside. In the dirt. His foster mom wanted to reassure him, love him, but recognized the best way to do that was show him patience. On his own timeline, he ventured inside. Then on the dog bed. 

We are so proud of both Tahoe and his mom. The bond theyre building is going to be so important now. Tahoe has been having chronic bloody stool. Multiple exams and vet visits have informed us that Tahoe has a mass just inside his rectum. His overall health and age prohibit medical intervention as he would likely never survive surgery. His time on this earth is not long, maybe months. Tahoe and his mom have a journey ahead that will end in the rainbow bridge when Tahoe tells us its time. Until then, Tahoe will continue to live life with patience, dignity, and on his own timeline. As it should be. 

#shelterdogsrock #seniordog #k9kismetImage attachment

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Thank you K9 Kismet for getting him out of the shelter and to his foster mom for being so wonderful. Love you Tahoe ❤️❤️

May you and Foster Mom have a wonderful time for however long it lasts. Quality over quantity! Thank you Mom for providing this for him.🙏💕

I love you K-9 Kismet. One of the best rescues. Thank you Janet for the introduction. You are an amazing person.

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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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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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