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.

What's New at K9kismet!

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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On the 4th day of Santa Paws, we’re focusing on the Kismet Kitties. While we’re a dog rescue, we’ve had more than a few kitties take up foster residence in our rescue.

And just like dogs, cats also take up residence in shelters. They too get stressed out in shelter life. Unfortunately, cats have a much smaller space to get out their anxiety and energy. One good outlet for them is toys. And more toys.

Help us provide the our feline friends with some comfort and stimulation with some fun sensory toys. The link to @lbanimalcare Amazon wishlist .https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2L6EIBBBE8JLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Cux3ybYC3MTZW

Check it out today and ship directly to the shelter. Gently used or new toys can also be dropped off locally to the shelter or to us… direct message us and we’ll help you feel good while helping us fulfill our 12 Days of Community drive.

#k9kismet #kismetkringle #santapaws #12daysofgiving #12daysofcommunity #longbeachcalifornia
#wearestrongertogether
#longbeach #communitymatters
#togetherwecanmakeadifference
#untilthesheltersareempty
#rescue #rescueashelterpet
#foster #fosterashelterpet
#adopt #adoptashelterpet
#doitfordiesel
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On the 4th day of Santa Paws, were focusing on the Kismet Kitties. While were a dog rescue, weve had more than a few kitties take up foster residence in our rescue.

And just like dogs, cats also take up residence in shelters. They too get stressed out in shelter life. Unfortunately, cats have a much smaller space to get out their anxiety and energy. One good outlet for them is toys. And more toys.

Help us provide the our feline friends with some comfort and stimulation with some fun sensory toys. The link to @lbanimalcare Amazon wishlist .https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2L6EIBBBE8JLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Cux3ybYC3MTZW

Check it out today and ship directly to the shelter. Gently used or new toys can also be dropped off locally to the shelter or to us... direct message us and well help you feel good while helping us fulfill our 12 Days of Community drive. 

#k9kismet #kismetkringle #santapaws #12daysofgiving #12daysofcommunity #longbeachcalifornia
#wearestrongertogether 
#longbeach #communitymatters
#togetherwecanmakeadifference
#untilthesheltersareempty
#rescue #rescueashelterpet
#foster #fosterashelterpet
#adopt #adoptashelterpet 
#doitfordiesel

On the 3rd day of Santa Paws, Kismet Kringle wants to show the dogs what good girls and boys they’ve been and nothing says "good dog!" like treats.

But in shelter life, treats also play an important role for daily life. They help the shelter and staff build bonds, they help entice a shy or scared dog to take that first step, they help motivate behaviors during training. In essence, treats rock.

To donate treats to dogs in need at @lbanimalcare check out their Amazon wish list ( www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2L6EIBBBE8JLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Cux3ybYC3MTZW ) and direct ship some goodies. If you would like to support your local small business and buy treats to drop off, you can drop off directly at the shelter or direct message us and we’ll help make arrangements! Thank you for supporting our 12 Days of Community campaign!
#k9kismet #kismetkringle #santapaws #12daysofgiving #12daysofcommunity #longbeachcalifornia
#wearestrongertogether
#longbeach #communitymatters
#togetherwecanmakeadifference
#untilthesheltersareempty
#rescue #rescueashelterpet
#foster #fosterashelterpet
#adopt #adoptashelterpet
#doitfordiesel
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On the 3rd day of Santa Paws, Kismet Kringle wants to show the dogs what good girls and boys theyve been and nothing says good dog! like treats. 

But in shelter life, treats also play an important role for daily life. They help the shelter and staff build bonds, they help entice a shy or scared dog to take that first step, they help motivate behaviors during training. In essence,  treats rock. 

To donate treats to dogs in need at @lbanimalcare check out their Amazon wish list ( https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2L6EIBBBE8JLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Cux3ybYC3MTZW ) and direct ship some goodies. If you would like to support your local small business and buy treats to drop off, you can drop off directly at the shelter or direct message us and well help make arrangements! Thank you for supporting our 12 Days of Community campaign!
#k9kismet #kismetkringle #santapaws #12daysofgiving #12daysofcommunity #longbeachcalifornia
#wearestrongertogether 
#longbeach #communitymatters
#togetherwecanmakeadifference
#untilthesheltersareempty
#rescue #rescueashelterpet
#foster #fosterashelterpet
#adopt #adoptashelterpet 
#doitfordiesel

On this 2nd day of Santa Paws, Kismet Kringle is focused on enrichment.

Dogs in shelters live with a daily high level of stress. Unfamiliar surroundings, unfamiliar people, cacophony of barking, whining, and crying. They experience overwhelming smells, sounds, and sensations. Unfortunately, there are days when dogs don’t get to go for even the shortest walks due to the number of dogs to volunteer and staff ratio. But, with your help, they can still get daily enrichment.

Your donation of a Kong (or 2 or 3) can provide a dog with mental stimulation, taste and smell experiences, moments of calm in the chaos. It can satisfy their need to chew and provide an outlet for nervous energy. Especially when filled with delicious things like cheese and peanut butter.

@kongcompany has perfected the chew toy with treat method; the dogs really do prefer them. Help us get the dogs some enrichment by supporting our Santa Paws efforts on this 2nd day of 12 Days of Community.

To purchase Kongs for the shelter directly, please go to their Amazon wishlist www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2L6EIBBBE8JLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Cux3ybYC3MTZW

If you want to support your local small business pet store and drop off a Kong instead of direct ship, please direct message us and we can help make it happen. You can also drop donations off directly at the shelter!

#k9kismet #kismetkringle #santapaws #12daysofgiving #12daysofcommunity #longbeachcalifornia
#wearestrongertogether
#longbeach #communitymatters
#togetherwecanmakeadifference
#untilthesheltersareempty
#rescue #rescueashelterpet
#foster #fosterashelterpet
#adopt #adoptashelterpet
#doitfordiesel
See MoreSee Less

On this 2nd day of Santa Paws, Kismet Kringle is focused on enrichment.

Dogs in shelters live with a daily high level of stress. Unfamiliar surroundings, unfamiliar people, cacophony of barking, whining, and crying. They experience overwhelming smells, sounds, and sensations. Unfortunately, there are days when dogs dont get to go for even the shortest walks due to the number of dogs to volunteer and staff ratio. But, with your help, they can still get daily enrichment.

Your donation of a Kong (or 2 or 3) can provide a dog with mental stimulation, taste and smell experiences, moments of calm in the chaos. It can satisfy their need to chew and provide an outlet for nervous energy. Especially when filled with delicious things like cheese and peanut butter.

@kongcompany has perfected the chew toy with treat method; the dogs really do prefer them. Help us get the dogs some enrichment by supporting our Santa Paws efforts on this 2nd day of 12 Days of Community.

To purchase Kongs for the shelter directly, please go to their Amazon wishlist https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2L6EIBBBE8JLL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_Cux3ybYC3MTZW

If you want to support your local small business pet store and drop off a Kong instead of direct ship, please direct message us and we can help make it happen. You can also drop donations off directly at the shelter!

#k9kismet #kismetkringle #santapaws #12daysofgiving #12daysofcommunity #longbeachcalifornia
#wearestrongertogether 
#longbeach #communitymatters
#togetherwecanmakeadifference
#untilthesheltersareempty
#rescue #rescueashelterpet
#foster #fosterashelterpet
#adopt #adoptashelterpet 
#doitfordiesel

help us make a difference

K9 Kismet -93- August 24 2019

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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donate

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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