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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K9 Kismet Pippi is very proud of you. You made it to the end of the week!

We’re happy to announce that Pippi no longer needs bandaging after being hit by a car as a stray. She’s still a little skittish around passing cars (you wouldn’t blame her if you saw the condition we found her leg in), but she’s getting less and less fearful every day. It won’t be long now before she can ditch the protective stocking. Like her namesake, she’s a fearless and incredibly smart young lady and we’re excited to get her into the wonderful forever-home she deserves.

A big shoutout to @zoomroomlb for donating their facilities and time to her, and to @justfoodfordogs for donating her delicious meals. It’s partnerships like these that allow us to focus our funds on medical expenses and supplies.

If you have a few bucks to spare, we can always use the help. As a 100% volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) organization, there’s no donation too small. Every dollar directly impacts the dogs in our care and gives us the funds we need to take in the next dog who needs us.



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Meet Blanca! We got a call about this beautiful girl back in February when she was found wandering as a stray in Long Beach, CA. The Good Samaritan who found her took her in, kept her safe, and did all the right things to look for an owner. Sadly, no one ever came forward.

Determined to do right by Blanca, the Good Sam completed a 30-day finder hold and reached out for help to make sure Blanca was spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated so she could be rehomed responsibily. With some help from the team at City of Long Beach Animal Care Services, we are happy to report that we made that happen! #Teamwork

Blanca is the epitome of a good pup – gentle, sweet, and oh-so-docile. She rides well in the car, is house-trained, crate-trained, and good on leash. She is GREAT with other dogs and absolutely LOVES people! While she’s never mingled with cats, we believe she would do best in a feline-free environment. Blanca is very smart and learns new things quickly. She likes to play with toys and spend time out and about with her people, but she also enjoys solo time lounging on her bed or in her crate. In a nutshell, Blanca is pretty much the perfect pup!

Like many rescues, we are at capacity. While Blanca is not an official member of our rescue, we are providing supplies for her through our Amigos program and helping to share her story so she can find her forever home.

If you think Blanca sounds like a good fit for your family, please send us a message or email us at

Not looking to adopt but still want to help Blanca? Please #share this reel, #TellAFriend who might be looking to #adopt, or consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Amigos Program in Blanca’s name.



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Meet Willa. She reminds us that age is just a number and that it’s never too late for a second chance at love. Willa is a senior but doesn’t seem to have gotten the message: She’s bouncy, energetic, and as full of life as her younger counterparts. Friendly and affectionate with everyone she meets, Willa loves to climb into your lap to cuddle. She’s a quick study and aims to please, so she’ll also deactivate her Velcro properties when you ask for space. Treat-and praise-motivated, Willa is taking to her obedience and crate-training quickly and is ready to be a prized family member. She’s grateful for this second chance and lets her people know it each and every day.

If you’re ready to meet this sweet gal or would like to make a donation to help us with her care, please visit today!

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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.


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.



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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