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 Dog Rescue

Wonderful news for a wonderful dog. Willa is officially home!

Thanks to a sweet soul who chose to focus her dog search on a senior in need of a second chance, Willa will be living out her days knowing what it means to be loved.

From an injured stray to a shelter dog to a pet living in a peaceful home with someone who understands that dogs are family, it’s moments like these that remind us why we do what we do.

To all who donated to Willa’s care including Just Food For Dogs, her foster for being her rock when no one else would, and the volunteers who helped her along the way, thank you! ❤️

#k9kismetwilla #foreverhomefound

#sheltersurvivor #rescuedandloved

#untilthesheltersareempty #rescue

#foster #volunteer #adoptdontshop

#adoptaseniordog #seniordogsrock

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Yay for Willa!!!!




#K9KismetPrincessLula and her foster dad start their day off right... #together 🧘‍♂️🐾

#mind #body #soul #selfcarematters

Our newest pack member, Ezekiel, developed a cough yesterday afternoon. This morning, our vet confirmed our boy has an upper respiratory infection. 😔

With medical upon intake (x-rays, bloodwork, fecal testing, treatment for giardia, treatment for his skin, etc.) and today’s visit, we’ve spent over $1,000 on Ezekiel’s care so far.

If you’d like to honor a pledge or make a tax-deductible donation to help us with little Ezekiel’s recovery, we sure would appreciate it! As an all-volunteer rescue every dollar we receive will go directly to his care.



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#please #help #K9KismetEzekiel

#everydollarcounts #donatetoday


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Poor little guy 😭

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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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