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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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  • John, Shar, Brew-zer & Hoover

    John, Shar, Brew-zer & Hoover Santa Rosa, Ca

    This past weekend (2/26/11) we went and picked up Hoover at Linda's house...Love at first sight is all we humans can say Brew-zer has welcomed "little Hoover" as well. Hoover he was and Hoover he will stay...Thanks Linda for his name and all the care and love you and Debbie show these little fluff balls. :)

    This past weekend (2/26/11) we went and picked up Hoover at Linda's house...Love at first sight is all we humans can say Brew-zer has welcomed "little Hoover" as well. Hoover he was and Hoover he will stay...Thanks Linda for his name and all the care and love you and Debbie show these little fluff balls. smile

  • Kate

    Kate Sacramento

    LOVE your website and "stories"...wish I lived closer!!!!!:love:

    LOVE your website and "stories"...wish I lived closer!!!!!love

  • Bonnie & Becky

    Bonnie & Becky Fresno

    We were on the Clovis trail last week walking Tucker and our newly adopted Kolbe (formerly Coco) when Tucker spotted 2 dogs coming our way. He desperately wanted to say hi and to show off his new little sister. We asked the parents for their dogs' names and when they said Mia and Bailey (formerly Bijou) we almost fell over. I recognized Mia and Bailey from Debbie's website. We had a big chuckle when we introduced Kolbe as a "Debbie protege" as well. Thank you Debbie for what you do. You bring joy to humans and doggies alike.

    We were on the Clovis trail last week walking Tucker and our newly adopted Kolbe (formerly Coco) when Tucker spotted 2 dogs coming our way. He desperately wanted to say hi and to show off his new little sister. We asked the parents for their dogs' names and when they said Mia and Bailey (formerly Bijou) we almost fell over. I recognized Mia and Bailey from Debbie's website. We had a big chuckle when we introduced Kolbe as a "Debbie protege" as well. Thank you Debbie for what you do. You bring joy to humans and doggies alike.

  • kim

    kim CA

    I want to thank you so much for our sweet Brody, previously Stewie. We adopted him Jan 2010 and can't remember a time before him. He has two human brothers that absolutely love him and is a wonderful addition to our family. He loves his daily walks and play time. We are so lucky to have found him and appreciate the great care Linda and Debbie gave to all these animals and for all you did for Brody and all the other animals you have helped. We love him dearly! :love:

    I want to thank you so much for our sweet Brody, previously Stewie. We adopted him Jan 2010 and can't remember a time before him. He has two human brothers that absolutely love him and is a wonderful addition to our family. He loves his daily walks and play time. We are so lucky to have found him and appreciate the great care Linda and Debbie gave to all these animals and for all you did for Brody and all the other animals you have helped. We love him dearly! love

  • Beth & Beau

    Beth & Beau Eureka, CA

    Today is my beautiful Beau's 1st anniversary of adoption. You knew him as Brad. Now, the dog who was so lacking in self esteem he couldn't look me in the eyes for the first 4 months, walks with a swagger. The dog who was matted with foxtails, visits a groomer every 6 weeks. The eyes that were purple with medication, sparkle with joy and love. The ears that were infected, everyday hear "I love You!" and "Good Job!" and best of all "Who wants a sweet potato?" Thank you so much Linda and Debby for this precious life. Beth & Beau.

    Today is my beautiful Beau's 1st anniversary of adoption. You knew him as Brad. Now, the dog who was so lacking in self esteem he couldn't look me in the eyes for the first 4 months, walks with a swagger. The dog who was matted with foxtails, visits a groomer every 6 weeks. The eyes that were purple with medication, sparkle with joy and love. The ears that were infected, everyday hear "I love You!" and "Good Job!" and best of all "Who wants a sweet potato?" Thank you so much Linda and Debby for this precious life. Beth & Beau.

  • Tom & Jennie

    Tom & Jennie Placerville, CA

    Like the rest of the "adopted parents" we are madly in love with our little Sammy (formerly Daniel). He and his "sister", Emma, make me laugh all day long with their antics. One look from Sammy and my husband can forget the hardest days at work. What a little blessing he is to our home. (PS - His "bio" described him to a "T"! Thanks to all you foster parents!)

    Like the rest of the "adopted parents" we are madly in love with our little Sammy (formerly Daniel). He and his "sister", Emma, make me laugh all day long with their antics. One look from Sammy and my husband can forget the hardest days at work. What a little blessing he is to our home. (PS - His "bio" described him to a "T"! Thanks to all you foster parents!)

  • Earl, Julie, and Erik

    Earl, Julie, and Erik Folsom, CA

    What a great rescue organization Debbie has! She is definitely an angel to all of those in need. We had the pleasure of adopting little Lexy, our wonderful girl this past week. We too love cuddling, playing, walking, and watching her do her afternoon "bichon blitz" around our loft. Debbie knows the dogs so well, in such a short time. We strongly recommend supporting her organization. Thanks again Debbie!

    What a great rescue organization Debbie has! She is definitely an angel to all of those in need. We had the pleasure of adopting little Lexy, our wonderful girl this past week. We too love cuddling, playing, walking, and watching her do her afternoon "bichon blitz" around our loft. Debbie knows the dogs so well, in such a short time. We strongly recommend supporting her organization. Thanks again Debbie!

  • Gregg, Robin, Sean and Katelyn

    Gregg, Robin, Sean and Katelyn Fresno, CA

    Debbie- Thank you for our Kasper. You took such loving care of him and we are blessed to have him as one of our family members. What touched us so much is your ability to match up the right person and/or family with your rescue dogs. YOU are an ANGEL!!

    Debbie-
    Thank you for our Kasper. You took such loving care of him and we are blessed to have him as one of our family members. What touched us so much is your ability to match up the right person and/or family with your rescue dogs. YOU are an ANGEL!!

  • Stephanie

    Stephanie Seattle, WA

    I adopted William at the end of November. He and I bonded almost immediately. When I drove down to get him, I hoped he would like me alright. Fifteen minutes into the 9.5 hour ride home, William hopped from the passenger seat in to my lap and stayed there the rest of the journey. I can't imagine a life without him now. He comes to the office with me everyday and is universally acknowledged as the handsome prince he is. Thank you so much for putting us together!

    I adopted William at the end of November. He and I bonded almost immediately. When I drove down to get him, I hoped he would like me alright. Fifteen minutes into the 9.5 hour ride home, William hopped from the passenger seat in to my lap and stayed there the rest of the journey. I can't imagine a life without him now. He comes to the office with me everyday and is universally acknowledged as the handsome prince he is. Thank you so much for putting us together!

  • Charlotte and Mark White

    Charlotte and Mark White Gig Harbor, WA

    We are the proud "parents" of Jackson and Mackenzie who are adorable K9BFF rescues. They were plucked off the streets of Modesto and lovingly fostered back to health by Debbie. After many applications nationwide, we finally got that one important "yes!" We drove down to Fresno and met our pups in March and it was love at first sight. They were so sweet and trusting from day one. They are family. Yes, life has changed, but it has changed for the better. We enjoy cuddling, walking, playing, and watching them run the "bichon blitz" around the house with their happy smiles. We couldn't be more thrilled. Thank you so much, Debbie! "You have added life to our years."

    We are the proud "parents" of Jackson and Mackenzie who are adorable K9BFF
    rescues. They were plucked off the streets of Modesto and lovingly fostered
    back to health by Debbie. After many applications nationwide, we finally got
    that one important "yes!" We drove down to Fresno and met our pups in
    March and it was love at first sight. They were so sweet and trusting from day
    one. They are family. Yes, life has changed, but it has changed for the better.
    We enjoy cuddling, walking, playing, and watching them run the "bichon blitz"
    around the house with their happy smiles. We couldn't be more thrilled.
    Thank you so much, Debbie! "You have added life to our years."

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