Welcome!

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.