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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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  • Lisa Curtis

    Lisa Curtis Mercer Island, WA (formerly Carson City, NV)

    It's been nearly two years since I adopted Sophie (formerly Meagan) and am now living in Washington state. I don't know what I would have done without this precious dog the past few years! She has been my ROCK as well as my BFF! Thank you again for all you do for these precious animals. Not only I am her "world".. she is MINE! Everyone loves her! Her groomer is always so happy to see her saying she is such a "happy little girl".. and she is! Thank you for your wonderful work! Hugs always!:love:

    It's been nearly two years since I adopted Sophie (formerly Meagan) and am now living in Washington state. I don't know what I would have done without this precious dog the past few years! She has been my ROCK as well as my BFF! Thank you again for all you do for these precious animals. Not only I am her "world".. she is MINE! Everyone loves her! Her groomer is always so happy to see her saying she is such a "happy little girl".. and she is! Thank you for your wonderful work! Hugs always!love

  • Anne Whitehurst

    Anne Whitehurst Fresno

    This is an amazing rescue organization. We got Monty, then Landon, from K9bff more than two years ago. He's adorable. The adoption process is very protective of the animals. K9Bff has been so generous with advice and help. I can't say enough positive things about this group. This is the place to look if you want a sweet companion.

    This is an amazing rescue organization. We got Monty, then Landon, from K9bff more than two years ago. He's adorable. The adoption process is very protective of the animals. K9Bff has been so generous with advice and help. I can't say enough positive things about this group. This is the place to look if you want a sweet companion.

  • margaret-ann

    margaret-ann Mill Valley Ca

    Mazie (formerly Sunny) has been with me for exactly one year. She is, without a doubt, the sweetest most loving dog I have ever had. Everyone is in love with her. People tell me she actually 'smiles' Well, it does look like it! I bless the day I brought her in to my live and to Linda and Debbie who made it all possible. I need to send a donation to mark this anniversary. I hope you enjoyed the photo :)

    Mazie (formerly Sunny) has been with me for exactly one year. She is, without a doubt, the sweetest most loving dog I have ever had. Everyone is in love with her. People tell me she actually 'smiles' Well, it does look like it! I bless the day I brought her in to my live and to Linda and Debbie who made it all possible. I need to send a donation to mark this anniversary. I hope you enjoyed the photo smile

  • Jack and June

    Jack and June Childress, Texas

    We had just lost our Precious a year ago when we came to Ca. to visit 3 of our 4 children who wanted us to come for Christmas. We were still grieving for our sweet dog. We were getting ready to leave for home when our younger son found your web site. We saw Chrissy and fell in love. Linda made it all happen so fast so we could leave on time. Molly our beagle got along fine with her. We renamed her Sugar. She filled that void. We just love her. I love the work you all do and thank you so much for our girl.:mad::love:

    We had just lost our Precious a year ago when we came to Ca. to visit 3 of our 4 children who wanted us to come for Christmas. We were still grieving for our sweet dog. We were getting ready to leave for home when our younger son found your web site. We saw Chrissy and fell in love. Linda made it all happen so fast so we could leave on time. Molly our beagle got along fine with her. We renamed her Sugar. She filled that void. We just love her. I love the work you all do and thank you so much for our girl.madlove

  • Terry Perry

    Terry Perry Porterville

    I wanted to thank K9BFF for allowing me to foster an animal. Fostering and adopting is wonderful, just remember that it takes time for animals to warm up to your family and lifestyle, so give them a chance and I am sure you will be rewarded like I have been. I fell in love with my foster Elise. I fell in love with her as did my family, and especially my granddaughter. She has become a part of our family and I owe that to K9BFF. I hope to foster again in the future...Thank you so much Debbie. I hope to work with you again in the future.

    I wanted to thank K9BFF for allowing me to foster an animal. Fostering and adopting is wonderful, just remember that it takes time for animals to warm up to your family and lifestyle, so give them a chance and I am sure you will be rewarded like I have been. I fell in love with my foster Elise. I fell in love with her as did my family, and especially my granddaughter. She has become a part of our family and I owe that to K9BFF. I hope to foster again in the future...Thank you so much Debbie. I hope to work with you again in the future.

  • Bonnie and Bob Dale

    Bonnie and Bob Dale Lincoln (Sun City Lincoln Hills)

    It has been one year since Zoey and Ziggy came to live with us. What a year this has been! These cute little pups keep us laughing and loving on a daily basis. At first they would not go anywhere without each other and now we have to search for one or the other most of the time. Ziggy was our mischief maker, but he taught Zoey to follow in his footsteps. Now we often catch one or the other in the "act" of "stealing" socks, undies, or yarn. But, we don't mind. We just double up on their exercise and keep them busy. Thank you, Debbie, for placing these two cuties with us. We are one happy family now! :)

    It has been one year since Zoey and Ziggy came to live with us. What a year this has been! These cute little pups keep us laughing and loving on a daily basis. At first they would not go anywhere without each other and now we have to search for one or the other most of the time. Ziggy was our mischief maker, but he taught Zoey to follow in his footsteps. Now we often catch one or the other in the "act" of "stealing" socks, undies, or yarn. But, we don't mind. We just double up on their exercise and keep them busy. Thank you, Debbie, for placing these two cuties with us. We are one happy family now! smile

  • Joe & Veda Simas

    Joe & Veda Simas Colfax Ca.

    We want to thank Linda and Debbie for all their careing and hard work. We lost our 15 year old Maltese In Febuary, it was hard to deal with. But I was JUST looking and found their site and found Ceecee, a little Maltese girl who was beautiful and deaf. We had to go see her, she is a super little girl. We fell in love with her. She is the most loving little thing in the whole world. Our last little girl was deaf and one of or other kids is deaf. Ceecee seams to already know some hand signing and is learning more fast. Thanks Again

    We want to thank Linda and Debbie for all their careing and hard work. We lost our 15 year old Maltese In Febuary, it was hard to deal with. But I was JUST looking and found their site and found Ceecee, a little Maltese girl who was beautiful and deaf. We had to go see her, she is a super little girl. We fell in love with her. She is the most loving little thing in the whole world. Our last little girl was deaf and one of or other kids is deaf. Ceecee seams to already know some hand signing and is learning more fast. Thanks Again

  • Jennie Zraick

    Jennie Zraick Placerville, CA

    A quick update on our Sammy (aka: Daniel). He is the most amazing little dog. My husband, formerly NOT a dog person, is absolutely in love him. He jokingly calls Sammy his son and shows pictures of him to everyone. We originally got him to help our little Emma learn to be a "normal" dog. She continues to pick up on his positive personality traits. In the last year she has started to snuggle and she even lets us rub her tummy (2 of Sammy's favorite activities). Thank you so much for the amazing work you do!

    A quick update on our Sammy (aka: Daniel). He is the most amazing little dog. My husband, formerly NOT a dog person, is absolutely in love him. He jokingly calls Sammy his son and shows pictures of him to everyone. We originally got him to help our little Emma learn to be a "normal" dog. She continues to pick up on his positive personality traits. In the last year she has started to snuggle and she even lets us rub her tummy (2 of Sammy's favorite activities). Thank you so much for the amazing work you do!

  • The Lopez Family

    The Lopez Family Fresno, CA

    It has been 6 months since we adopted Bo (formerly James) and Luke (formerly Jesse) from Debbie. These two little guys are the most loving creatures you can ever meet. Their transition into our family was smooth as can be. It seems like they have been with us forever. Bo, who was underweight when he came to us has thrived and is now a healthy weight. Luke has also thrived and seems very happy with his new family. Both boys love to cuddle and have their bellies rubbed. The boys are a lot of fun to watch play with each other. Adopting both these little guys was the best thing we could have done, even though we were looking for only one dog at the time. Thanks to Debbie and K9BFF for the work they do in rescuing these wonderful animals. It is hard to imagine that our loving boys would have been euthanized had it not been for K9BFF. Thanks again!

    It has been 6 months since we adopted Bo (formerly James) and Luke (formerly Jesse) from Debbie. These two little guys are the most loving creatures you can ever meet. Their transition into our family was smooth as can be. It seems like they have been with us forever. Bo, who was underweight when he came to us has thrived and is now a healthy weight. Luke has also thrived and seems very happy with his new family. Both boys love to cuddle and have their bellies rubbed. The boys are a lot of fun to watch play with each other. Adopting both these little guys was the best thing we could have done, even though we were looking for only one dog at the time. Thanks to Debbie and K9BFF for the work they do in rescuing these wonderful animals. It is hard to imagine that our loving boys would have been euthanized had it not been for K9BFF. Thanks again!

  • Paul & Sally O'Neil

    Paul & Sally O'Neil

    Just a note to thank you for allowing us to adopt the 14 lb. bundle of happiness that has entered our life, formerly known as Darcy and now as Suzie. Suzie, as you know, is a beautiful tri-colored Havanese + Terrier Mix, now about 1 year old. Suzie has embraced her new home with the enthusiasm and joy which seems to be her lifeblood. She is consistently happy, loves to meet new people and dogs, and has completely embraced her new cat brothers and sisters. She happily moves her "daybed" around our kitchen with toys inside, falls asleep in the most amazing contortions, runs around her new back yard with glee, and is quickly learning to listen to her humans when requested to stay, sit, come, etc. She makes us laugh many times during the day and we love her beyond words. Keep up the good work; without you so many dogs would not have had such "happy ever-afters."

    Just a note to thank you for allowing us to adopt the 14 lb. bundle of happiness that has entered our life, formerly known as Darcy and now as Suzie. Suzie, as you know, is a beautiful tri-colored Havanese + Terrier Mix, now about 1 year old. Suzie has embraced her new home with the enthusiasm and joy which seems to be her lifeblood. She is consistently happy, loves to meet new people and dogs, and has completely embraced her new cat brothers and sisters. She happily moves her "daybed" around our kitchen with toys inside, falls asleep in the most amazing contortions, runs around her new back yard with glee, and is quickly learning to listen to her humans when requested to stay, sit, come, etc. She makes us laugh many times during the day and we love her beyond words. Keep up the good work; without you so many dogs would not have had such "happy ever-afters."

To the world you are one person.
To a rescued animal you are the world.