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Welcome to K9BFF! Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in rescue and adoption. Through no fault of their own, many dogs find themselves in shelters or with guardians who can no longer care for them. We believe each dog is special and deserves to be cherished and protected. We are dedicated to helping find these loyal companions a loving and permanent home, and a second chance at life.

We hope you will find your new canine best friend here. If we don't have the dog you're looking for, there are other rescue groups with whom we work and recommend (Helpful Info). Please NEVER purchase a pet from the internet or a pet store, as these dogs are born and bred in puppy mills where they live in horrible and unsanitary conditions, and often pass on genetic problems from generation to generation (Why Rescue?).

We also hope you'll find some useful information and answers to many of your questions. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance (Contact Us).

To adopt one of our dogs, the first step is to submit an Adoption Application (Adopt).

Our adoption fee is $250 for most dogs, which covers vet check (and treatment if necessary), age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter, heartworm check, microchip, and grooming; all of our dogs are de-wormed, de-flea'd, and come with a collar, leash, and ID tag.

If at any time (even if years have passed), for ANY reason, you can no longer care for and keep any animal adopted from K9BFF, please contact us and we will take the animal back.

When you adopt a rescue dog, you help to save two lives: the one you bring home and the one who takes its place.

PHYDEAUX NEEDS SURGERY

 
 
 
 
                   PLEASE HELP ME!   
 
Phydeaux, like so many others at the shelter, was scared and trying to fend for himself on the streets. But unlike the others, he was doing it with a dislocated hip, and fractured and dislocated ribs; his hair so filthy and matted that he could barely see or move.
 
The fear and excruciating pain he must have been in is unimaginable. In spite of that, he never showed even one smidgen of aggression or bad temper. When we saw how sweet and gentle he was, we knew we had to help him.
 
The vet said it looks like he was kicked on his left side, or possibly fell onto something from a high place. He can walk, but barely has use of his left leg. He is a young pup who longs to run and play, but he needs surgery. Phydeaux is now on round-the-clock pain meds, and the vet said that without surgery his condition would continue to deteriorate. We decided to take a giant leap of faith (that’s where you come in!)... and schedule his surgery. In order to make this happen, we desperately need your help!!!
 
We hope that you will find it in your heart to help Phydeaux’s dream of running and jumping and playing come true. Whatever you can share will help and will be greatly appreciated, be it $5, $10, $50, or $500 for Phydeaux.
100% of your tax-deductible donation will go toward Phydeaux’s vet expenses.
 
Imagine how great Phydeaux will feel after his surgery! And imagine how great you will feel knowing you helped give him the divine gift of life without pain. Thank you so much from K9BFF, and Phydeaux says “hip hip hooray!” (he’s very punny ☺).
 
Credit card donations can be made here -- just click Donate -- or via PayPal to k9bff@hotmail.com.
 
Checks can be mailed to K9BFF, or sent directly to the vet (please specify it’s for Phydeaux):
     K9BFF                                                                 Town Center Animal Hospital
     2505 Anthem Village Drive #E398                          3565 S. Town Center Drive
     Henderson, NV 89052                                           Las Vegas, NV 89015
       
Please let us know if you donate directly to the vet so we (and Phydeaux) can thank you!
 
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What Your Dog is Desperately Trying to Tell You!

Shelter vs Rescue Fees

Why are rescue adoption fees higher than shelters?

Shelters are government funded. This means that all expenses like vaccines, worming, flea prevention, and spay/neuter are paid for at a low cost by the government. When an animal at a shelter becomes ill, the only outcome is euthanasia. This is to prevent the spread of disease in the shelter. It's less costly to "get rid" of the animal than it is to treat it. The government simply does not allow the funding to treat all of the animals in need.

Rescues, on the other hand, take on the expense at full cost and don't euthanize just because a dog becomes ill. This is why most rescues go under within two years of opening. Rescues would never save an animal from euthanasia at the shelter simply to "put it down" because the cost of treatment was too high. Rescues endure very high medical bills in a very short amount of time. Adoption fees are the only source of income. That is why monetary donations are so very important (and tax-deductible).

Please continue to support your local rescue groups in the fight over abuse, neglect, and the euthanizing of adoptable animals.

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  • The Hunter Family

    The Hunter Family Roseville, CA

    We adopted our sweet little guy yesterday (as of right now, he is still without a name) and could not be happier. Two years ago, we adopted Luke from Debbie in Fresno. He was the most loving, amazing dog. Unfortunately, we had to put him down due to a genetic issue and were completely devastated. Since our last adoption, we have moved to Roseville, where THANK GOD, Linda lives. Linda brought us "Griffin" as he was called, and we instantly felt a serious bond. Needless to say, he is our new love. We will NEVER rescue a dog from anywhere other than K9BFF. Debbie and Linda are determined to not only place the dogs in the perfect home, but to touch the lives of the families that they place them in. A great fit for the family and the dog is crucial and it is so obvious that that is a real priority to both of them. I wish I could emphasize how wonderful this organization and Debbie and Linda are. We now know them both personally, and know that they are not only fair when it comes to adoption fees but, kind and supportive. What a wonderful experience....for the second time! Thank you Linda and Debbie. You are amazing women!!:):love::)

    We adopted our sweet little guy yesterday (as of right now, he is still without a name) and could not be happier. Two years ago, we adopted Luke from Debbie in Fresno. He was the most loving, amazing dog. Unfortunately, we had to put him down due to a genetic issue and were completely devastated. Since our last adoption, we have moved to Roseville, where THANK GOD, Linda lives. Linda brought us "Griffin" as he was called, and we instantly felt a serious bond. Needless to say, he is our new love. We will NEVER rescue a dog from anywhere other than K9BFF. Debbie and Linda are determined to not only place the dogs in the perfect home, but to touch the lives of the families that they place them in. A great fit for the family and the dog is crucial and it is so obvious that that is a real priority to both of them. I wish I could emphasize how wonderful this organization and Debbie and Linda are. We now know them both personally, and know that they are not only fair when it comes to adoption fees but, kind and supportive. What a wonderful experience....for the second time! Thank you Linda and Debbie. You are amazing women!!smilelovesmile

  • Sally

    Sally Santa Rosa

    We adopted Graycie, a beautiful one year old Schnauzer, in January 2011. We cannot image our family without her. She is such an affectionate and smart little girl. She had a few accidents in the beginning but, with a little gentle guidance it stopped. She loves to play and snuggle with her sister Tilly. She does have some separation anxiety even when we are out of her sight..but, she is getting better. We constantly tell her that we love her and this is her home. We think she is happy with us because she smiles all the time. Thank you K9BFF, Linda, for selecting us to adopt her. :)

    We adopted Graycie, a beautiful one year old Schnauzer, in January 2011. We cannot image our family without her. She is such an affectionate and smart little girl. She had a few accidents in the beginning but, with a little gentle guidance it stopped. She loves to play and snuggle with her sister Tilly. She does have some separation anxiety even when we are out of her sight..but, she is getting better. We constantly tell her that we love her and this is her home. We think she is happy with us because she smiles all the time. Thank you K9BFF, Linda, for selecting us to adopt her. smile

  • Marilyn

    Marilyn Sun City , Lincoln

    Hi I am Marilyn Thomas I adopted Shellie a few months ago and she is a complete dream. Shellie is my perfect dog. We are still working on getting her to come out of her shell. She got alot more social when my daughter came over with her dog Sammy. My daughter has moved and I have taken Sammy in. Thank you so much for blessing me with this sweet little girl. :love: If you would like to see photos of them you can visit my facebook.

    Hi I am Marilyn Thomas I adopted Shellie a few months ago and she is a complete dream. Shellie is my perfect dog. We are still working on getting her to come out of her shell. She got alot more social when my daughter came over with her dog Sammy. My daughter has moved and I have taken Sammy in. Thank you so much for blessing me with this sweet little girl.
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    If you would like to see photos of them you can visit my facebook.

  • Jamie

    Jamie Roseville, CA

    I wanted to thank Karen for posting just a tidbit of information on the dog we adopted named Joey. You always wonder what the circumstances were in which your dog comes to you. Our family completely adores Joey. He is very well behaved (95% of the time!) and is super sweet. Even my husband, who is a "big dog" person is clearly smitten with this little guy. Thanks again K9BFF!

    I wanted to thank Karen for posting just a tidbit of information on the dog we adopted named Joey. You always wonder what the circumstances were in which your dog comes to you. Our family completely adores Joey. He is very well behaved (95% of the time!) and is super sweet. Even my husband, who is a "big dog" person is clearly smitten with this little guy. Thanks again K9BFF!

  • Karen

    Karen Selma

    I was so happy that the dog Joey got adopted. I found him in my alley one night. And he stayed the night with us. He was an absolute dream, so sweet and well behaved. I wish I could have kept him but my chihuahua would have not allowed it. Thankyou so much to whoever adopted this wonderful soul. I hope he brings you much happiness over the years as he did in one night to our family.

    I was so happy that the dog Joey got adopted. I found him in my alley one night. And he stayed the night with us. He was an absolute dream, so sweet and well behaved. I wish I could have kept him but my chihuahua would have not allowed it. Thankyou so much to whoever adopted this wonderful soul. I hope he brings you much happiness over the years as he did in one night to our family.

  • Lisa

    Lisa Carson City, NV

    How can I ever thank you Debbie and Linda for helping me to have the most perfect little dog EVER? Sophie (formerly Meagan) is everything I hoped for! My little "velcro dog" fits my personality to a "T" and everyone loves her. She is so beautifully socialized and a loving and faithful companion. Anyone looking for a good match? Trust K9BFF to find you the right one. They seem to have the knack for matching up just the right dog with just the right person. Even if you are not currently looking.. keep them in mind for the future and if you can.. donate!! Hugs to you all for helping ME.

    How can I ever thank you Debbie and Linda for helping me to have the most perfect little dog EVER? Sophie (formerly Meagan) is everything I hoped for! My little "velcro dog" fits my personality to a "T" and everyone loves her. She is so beautifully socialized and a loving and faithful companion. Anyone looking for a good match? Trust K9BFF to find you the right one. They seem to have the knack for matching up just the right dog with just the right person. Even if you are not currently looking.. keep them in mind for the future and if you can.. donate!! Hugs to you all for helping ME.

  • Gale

    Gale Sacramento, CA

    A big Thank You to Debbie and K9BFF Rescue! I adopted Max and Molly the week after my 40th birthday. I drove to Fresno on a Friday morning to add these 2 little pups to my family of 1 (myself). I wasn't sure what to expect, due to very little history about their past. We have had our growing pains (chewing, potty and anxiety) but within the short time I have had them, you would think I have had these 2 forever! Thanks again Debbie for recommending that I adopt a pair of 2. Not only do they give each other company, but they give me more laughs and love then I could ever imagine!! :love:

    A big Thank You to Debbie and K9BFF Rescue! I adopted Max and Molly the week after my 40th birthday. I drove to Fresno on a Friday morning to add these 2 little pups to my family of 1 (myself). I wasn't sure what to expect, due to very little history about their past. We have had our growing pains (chewing, potty and anxiety) but within the short time I have had them, you would think I have had these 2 forever! Thanks again Debbie for recommending that I adopt a pair of 2. Not only do they give each other company, but they give me more laughs and love then I could ever imagine!! love

  • Marian Thormahlen

    Marian Thormahlen

    Her name is Cindy Lou. She is 10 years old, 11 1/2 lbs. white and just absolutely adorable (My granddaughter's words). When I talked to Debbie about a little dog that was older she said she would try to find the right one for me. Why older? I'm 81 years old and it didn't make any sense to get a puppy or one year old. Cindy Lou was transported with a horse that was coming from a shelter to Sacramento from Lake County. I have always had real big dogs: Great Danes, Great Pyrs, and Standard Poodles. My last dog, Oliver who was a Standard Poodle, left me at age 14. I was more than heart broken. A small dog seemed like the right thing to consider. I have found that this little girl is a 'big dog' in a 'small body'. Being house bound with congestive heart failure she is the perfect dog for me at this stage in my life. But it definitely was an adjustment to live with a very little dog. But she sleeps on my bed (don't all dogs?), she sits right against me when I knit while sitting on the sofa, she lays next to my spinning wheel when I am spinning yarn (she stays out of the way, she is just perfect), she lets me know when she needs to go out, and she definitely has words to say when its breakfast time. No one comes to my door without her letting me know that's for sure. She has many pet names: mini attack dog, barking midget, sweet little princess, etc. Yes! We are a good match for sure. Thank you Debbie and Linda for finding this special little person for me. She brightens every day of my life.

    Her name is Cindy Lou. She is 10 years old, 11 1/2 lbs. white and just absolutely adorable (My granddaughter's words). When I talked to Debbie about a little dog that was older she said she would try to find the right one for me. Why older? I'm 81 years old and it didn't make any sense to get a puppy or one year old. Cindy Lou was transported with a horse that was coming from a shelter to Sacramento from Lake County. I have always had real big dogs: Great Danes, Great Pyrs, and Standard Poodles. My last dog, Oliver who was a Standard Poodle, left me at age 14. I was more than heart broken. A small dog seemed like the right thing to consider. I have found that this little girl is a 'big dog' in a 'small body'. Being house bound with congestive heart failure she is the perfect dog for me at this stage in my life. But it definitely was an adjustment to live with a very little dog. But she sleeps on my bed (don't all dogs?), she sits right against me when I knit while sitting on the sofa, she lays next to my spinning wheel when I am spinning yarn (she stays out of the way, she is just perfect), she lets me know when she needs to go out, and she definitely has words to say when its breakfast time. No one comes to my door without her letting me know that's for sure. She has many pet names: mini attack dog, barking midget, sweet little princess, etc. Yes! We are a good match for sure. Thank you Debbie and Linda for finding this special little person for me. She brightens every day of my life.

  • Susan Garrow

    Susan Garrow El Dorado Hills, Ca

    Thank You to Debbie and K9BFF Rescue for selecting me to be the adoptive human for Gabriel my new companion. He is a wonderful Standard Poodle. I decided to keep his name because he is truly an angel and a prayer come true. He is so loving and gentle and very smart. It was love at first sight for me. I am very impressed with Debbie and the selection protocol that K9BFF has in place. Debbie did a very complete background check on me to insure Gabriel was going to the best home possible. Debbie was very loving and helpful. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a foster parent and fall in love with the doggies and turn them over to their new human. It is one of the greatest acts of kindness I have witnessed. I lost my two 14 year old labs to illness a little over a year and a half ago. I was at the point where my heart healed enough for me to think about adopting another dog, so in September 2010 I found a picture of a standard poodle and placed it on my vision board. And on May 8th I found Gabriel on the internet and on May 11th I drove to Fresno and picked him up. The picture that I placed on my board back in September is identical to Gabriel down to the color, size, haircut, docked tail (which I would never do myself) and even the color of his collar!! I really do believe prayers come true!! I am so very grateful to Debbie and K9BFF Rescue. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Susan

    Thank You to Debbie and K9BFF Rescue for selecting me to be the adoptive human for Gabriel my new companion. He is a wonderful Standard Poodle. I decided to keep his name because he is truly an angel and a prayer come true. He is so loving and gentle and very smart. It was love at first sight for me.
    I am very impressed with Debbie and the selection protocol that K9BFF has in place. Debbie did a very complete background check on me to insure Gabriel was going to the best home possible. Debbie was very loving and helpful. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a foster parent and fall in love with the doggies and turn them over to their new human. It is one of the greatest acts of kindness I have witnessed.
    I lost my two 14 year old labs to illness a little over a year and a half ago. I was at the point where my heart healed enough for me to think about adopting another dog, so in September 2010 I found a picture of a standard poodle and placed it on my vision board. And on May 8th I found Gabriel on the internet and on May 11th I drove to Fresno and picked him up. The picture that I placed on my board back in September is identical to Gabriel down to the color, size, haircut, docked tail (which I would never do myself) and even the color of his collar!! I really do believe prayers come true!! I am so very grateful to Debbie and K9BFF Rescue. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Susan

  • Jeff & Sandi Wise

    Jeff & Sandi Wise Danville, CA

    Our life changed forever when we met Vivienne! When we arrived at her foster mommy's house, she ran right up to me & gave me kisses on both cheeks. It was definitely love at first sight! She sleeps between us with her head on my pillow every night. We love her so much & we are so greatful to K9BFF for choosing us to adopt her. She had the 1st of many trips to the doggy park yesterday & had a blast with the other small dogs. We are truly blessed to have her & her 2 new kitty best friends are so happy too. Thank you so much for our Vivienne she is such a smart, sweet, loving, kind, & gentle little girl! We will cherish her for the rest of our lives!!!

    Our life changed forever when we met Vivienne! When we arrived at her foster mommy's house, she ran right up to me & gave me kisses on both cheeks. It was definitely love at first sight! She sleeps between us with her head on my pillow every night. We love her so much & we are so greatful to K9BFF for choosing us to adopt her. She had the 1st of many trips to the doggy park yesterday & had a blast with the other small dogs. We are truly blessed to have her & her 2 new kitty best friends are so happy too. Thank you so much for our Vivienne she is such a smart, sweet, loving, kind, & gentle little girl! We will cherish her for the rest of our lives!!!

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