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.

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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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🚨Rescue village, we need your help!🚨

Sweet Ivy (#A5540199) spent 15 months at Long Beach Animal Care Services only to be adopted last March & almost immediately dumped. Found wandering as stray on March 15th, Ivy found herself in a cage once again. This time at the Carson shelter. Numerous attempts to contact her "adopter" were made, but all attempts went unanswered. 🀬

Ivy first came to LBACS as a stray with another young female pitbull in November 2021. Her friend (possibly her pup) was adopted, but sweet 6 year old Ivy patiently waited in a kennel for the next 15 months. We were all elated when we heard Ivy was adopted. Sadly, that joy was short-lived.

Ivy is a lower energy dog. She is affectionate. She loves to be pet & is treat motivated. She is also dog selective, so she needs a home where she can be the one and only. Ivy would be the perfect companion for someone who enjoys short walks and staying in for movie night. She’s a good girl who deserves a loving home.

Sweet Ivy has been dealt a rough hand again & again. The team at Carson has been networking Ivy, and her LBACS volunteer friends have been visiting her, hoping to keep her spirits up. Everyone who knows Ivy loves her, and no one wants to see her long journey end in a shelter.

With kennels overflowing, time is running out for Ivy, and she needs our help to find a live outcome. If you or someone you know would like to foster Ivy, message us. If you know a rescue that might be able to help Ivy, tag them. If you are interested in adopting Ivy, please contact the shelter immediately! Can’t do any of the above? Please share this post to help us get the word out. Ivy’s life might just depend on it.

Name: Ivy

Gender: Female

Breed: Pit Bull

Age: Approximately 6 years

Location: Carson Shelter

Phone: 310-523-9566

Address: 216 W Victoria St.

Gardena, CA 90248

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Prayers this sweet baby finds her loving forever home πŸ™πŸΆβ€οΈ

Hope she finds a loving home soon, where she will safe. πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ’•πŸΎ

Precious girl. Ivy deserves a real family πŸ™πŸ€žπŸ€

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Come meet dogs and pick up some Kismet gear this Saturday @cashandcarrymakersmarket

Saturday, March 27th

11am to 6pm

California Ranch Company


43101 Anza Rd.

Temecula, CA 92592

This fun, #familyfriendly #dogfriendly event has something for everyone! Vendors selling handmade & vintage goods. Vintage/custom cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles to check out. Food, drinks, and live music. Arts & crafts, and pony rides for the kids AND a cutest dog contest for the pups!

Can’t make it to the event? Get your Kimset gear on Bonfire πŸ‘‡



#bringthewholefamily #seeyouthere

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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!


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!



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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