Looking to add a new member to your family and think one of our dogs might be a good fit? Here’s the K9 Kismet’s adoption process: 

Submit Application: There are no trick questions, so please be open and honest in your responses.
Phone Interview: Someone from our team will reach out via email or phone to schedule a call.
Meet-and-Greet: We keep our numbers low with the intent of knowing all our dogs well. If the dog you’re interested in will likely be a good fit for you and your household, we’ll reach out to the foster to schedule a time to meet. If not, we may have suggestions for other dogs in the rescue. Consider us matchmakers in this process. Feel free to request multiple meet-and-greets; depending on the situation, it may even be encouraged. This is a lifelong commitment and our ultimate goal is to make matches that are ideal for both the dog and their new family.
Home Check: Please be prepared to open your home to a representative from our rescue. A home visit allows us the opportunity to ensure the dog will be safe and secure. It’s also a great time for adopters to ask additional questions before finalizing an adoption. We’ll schedule a date and time that is convenient for you.
Sign Adoption Contract: This document will be shared in advance and is a necessary piece in the transfer of ownership.
Pay the Adoption Fee: We are a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization, so the donation you make is tax deductible.

All of the dogs in our care receive regular wellness exams, preventative treatment, and specialty care as needed. All are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered (unless medically waived), and microchipped. For the vast majority of the dogs we pull into rescue, the adoption fee covers a fraction of the cost that went into rehabilitating the dog. Your tax-deductible adoption fee will help replenish funds needed to help another dog in need of rescue.

Thank you for your patience with the process and for choosing to rescue! Every dog we adopt out is a promise kept.

K9 Kismet Adoption Fees

Complete a puppy/dog training course of your choosing and provide proof of completion to us within 6 months of adoption and we will refund $100 of your dog’s adoption fee!

K9 Kismet Dog Rescue is a registered 501c3 nonprofit which means fees are tax deductible. All adopters must be at least 18 years of age and live in the Southern California area. Sorry, no out-of-state adoptions. K9 Kismet reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone, for any reason.