The little rescue with a big heart

Our primary mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving, permanent homes for homeless dogs, specifically dogs in shelters at-risk of euthanasia and dogs whose owners can no longer care for them. We believe in compassionate rescue when the dog is enduring inhumane living conditions or likely to be deemed less adoptable due to age, health, emotional state, or breed. We ensure that all the dogs we take into our rescue, regardless of individual needs, are cared for with love and compassion for the duration of their lives.

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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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🚨 URGENT! 🚨 Injured pup incoming! Help needed!

A good Samaritan reached out seeking help for a four to six-month-old pup who was hit by a car. Here’s what we know so far: her back leg was degloved from the hock down (i.e. stripping the skin off her leg, which has exposed the muscle, bones, and tendons) and one of her toes was broken so badly that part of it had to be amputated. She appears otherwise healthy and, surprisingly, happy.

The good Samaritan did everything right: She notified animal control, checked for a microchip, posted her on all the lost dog sites, and sought urgent medical care. Realizing her medical needs were greater than she could manage, the good Samaritan started looking for a rescue who would provide medical care during the final days of her stray hold.

We weren’t prepared to take on another medical dog, but with a family willing to foster her, and our friends at AM PM Ideal Pet Care able to take her on as an emergency patient, we knew we had to find a way.

💲This pup’s medical care is likely going to be costly. To help us raise funds for her care, one of our supporters has offered a dollar-for-dollar donation match.

💵For every dollar we raise, they’ll match it up to $1,000! 💵

Now’s the time to donate if you want your money to have twice the weight.

Zelle: donate@k9kismet.org

PayPal: donate@k9kismet.org

Venmo: @k9kismet (business tab)

Credit Card: www.k9kismet.org/donate

📲 If donating is something you can’t do right now, please share this post. Help us get the word out. Time is of the essence with an injury like this so we will be acting fast.

#donationsneeded #dogrescue #dogrehab #emergencymedical #fosterdog #helpus #dollarmatchday #dollarfordollarchallenge

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🚨 URGENT! 🚨 Injured pup incoming! Help needed! 

A good Samaritan reached out seeking help for a four to six-month-old pup who was hit by a car. Here’s what we know so far: her back leg was degloved from the hock down (i.e. stripping the skin off her leg, which has exposed the muscle, bones, and tendons) and one of her toes was broken so badly that part of it had to be amputated. She appears otherwise healthy and, surprisingly, happy.

The good Samaritan did everything right: She notified animal control, checked for a microchip, posted her on all the lost dog sites, and sought urgent medical care. Realizing her medical needs were greater than she could manage, the good Samaritan started looking for a rescue who would provide medical care during the final days of her stray hold.

We weren’t prepared to take on another medical dog, but with a family willing to foster her, and our friends at AM PM Ideal Pet Care able to take her on as an emergency patient, we knew we had to find a way.

💲This pup’s medical care is likely going to be costly. To help us raise funds for her care, one of our supporters has offered a dollar-for-dollar donation match.

💵For every dollar we raise, they’ll match it up to $1,000! 💵

Now’s the time to donate if you want your money to have twice the weight. 

Zelle: donate@k9kismet.org
PayPal: donate@k9kismet.org
Venmo: @k9kismet (business tab)
Credit Card: www.k9kismet.org/donate

📲 If donating is something you can’t do right now, please share this post. Help us get the word out. Time is of the essence with an injury like this so we will be acting fast.

#donationsneeded #dogrescue #dogrehab #emergencymedical #fosterdog #helpus #dollarmatchday #dollarfordollarchallengeImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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She’s a sweet and energetic girl!

Donated through Venmo, thanks for helping this 🐶.

On October 25, 2022, a bonded pair of dogs with mobility issues named Roger and Freddy were given a second chance at life when a kind couple agreed to be their forever fosters. This act of service allowed us to save their lives and post bail for them at the shelter. Since then, they’ve known love and comfort in ways we can’t imagine they ever knew before. (After all, their path to the shelter was by way of a ten-mile drive south of where their microchips were registered where they were dumped near the 710 freeway.)

Due to a recent sharp decline in his health that had us unable to keep him comfortable any longer, we had to bid farewell to Forever Foster Roger (aka Gramps). We were able to do that in his happy place, in the presence of the people who have reminded him daily that his life had worth.

Thank you to all who have donated to our rescue so that we may continue to offer seniors the dignified last chapter we desperately wish they could all have.

#k9kismetroger #seniordog #rescuedog #foreverfoster #bondedpair #dog #fosterssavelives #rescuedogsofinstagram #fosterlove #supportanimalrescue @justfoodfordogs

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Very sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking good care of both of them. Always so heartbreaking but you were there to the end ❤️❤️

Thank you so very much for all the wonderful caring loving kindness to Beautiful Gramps 😢😢💔💙💙💙🌝⭐️

God bless him

Run free

Yesterday, our new gal Willa underwent surgery. Anesthesia is hard on seniors, so we took the opportunity to do more than her long overdue spay surgery: We also had her teeth cleaned and some growths removed. Biopsy results are pending. Send all your positive thoughts her way.

If you’re able to pitch in $10 for 10-year-old Willa, please don’t hesitate. It’s tax deductible donations like yours that allow us to extend a lifeline to senior dogs at the shelter. Willa has so much more living and loving to do. Help us get her back on track to being highly adoptable.

Zelle: donate@k9kismet.org

PayPal: donate@k9kismet.org

Venmo: @k9kismet (business tab)

Credit Card: www.k9kismet.org/donate

PSA: Heat cycles, which occur every 6-8 months, can be very hard on your dog. They can even lead to a life threatening condition called pyometra, which causes the uterus to fill with bacteria and pus. This is a life threatening emergency situation, but you can prevent it from occurring by spaying your pet. Additionally, spaying female dogs prior to their first heat cycle (which can start as young as 5-6 months of age) will reduce your dog’s chance of breast cancer by 22%. (www.campla.org/spay-neuter)

#k9kismetwilla #sheltersurvivor

#seniordogsneedlovetoo #rescuedog

#adoptdontshop #adoptaseniordog

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Yesterday, our new gal Willa underwent surgery. Anesthesia is hard on seniors, so we took the opportunity to do more than her long overdue spay surgery: We also had her teeth cleaned and some growths removed. Biopsy results are pending. Send all your positive thoughts her way.

If you’re able to pitch in $10 for 10-year-old Willa, please don’t hesitate. It’s tax deductible donations like yours that allow us to extend a lifeline to senior dogs at the shelter. Willa has so much more living and loving to do. Help us get her back on track to being highly adoptable. 

Zelle: donate@k9kismet.org
PayPal: donate@k9kismet.org
Venmo: @k9kismet (business tab)
Credit Card: www.k9kismet.org/donate

PSA: Heat cycles, which occur every 6-8 months, can be very hard on your dog. They can even lead to a life threatening condition called pyometra, which causes the uterus to fill with bacteria and pus. This is a life threatening emergency situation, but you can prevent it from occurring by spaying your pet. Additionally, spaying female dogs prior to their first heat cycle (which can start as young as 5-6 months of age) will reduce your dog’s chance of breast cancer by 22%. (https://www.campla.org/spay-neuter)

#k9kismetwilla #sheltersurvivor
#seniordogsneedlovetoo #rescuedog 
#adoptdontshop #adoptaseniordog 
@justfoodfordogs

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Sending you lots of love and well wishes Willa ❤️. Donated a little something to 😘

Prayers 🙏🐶❤️

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Foster

As a foster-based rescue, our primary need is short and long-term fosters. Fostering costs you nothing; we cover all expenses. Whether you’re a seasoned foster who can handle some of our toughest cases, or a first-timer looking to ease into the process, we want to hear from you.

Adopt

By providing a forever home for a dog in rescue, you're helping to free up a foster home, which allows us to help another dog in need. The dogs in our care are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered (unless medically waived), microchipped, and receive regular wellness exams, preventative treatment, specialty care as needed. If you’re interested in meeting a K9 Kismet pack member, please fill out the adoption application to begin the process.

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donate

As a 100% volunteer-run organization, your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the dogs in our care. It provides funds for everything from life saving surgeries to ID tags. Every dollar has purpose and is put to work for the dogs we serve. Help us say yes to the next dog in need.

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