Welcome to K9BFF! Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in rescue and adoption. Through no fault of their own, many dogs find themselves in shelters or with guardians who can no longer care for them. We believe each dog is special and deserves to be cherished and protected. We are dedicated to helping find these loyal companions a loving and permanent home, and a second chance at life.
We hope you will find your new canine best friend here. If we don't have the dog you're looking for, there are other rescue groups with whom we work and recommend (Helpful Info). Please NEVER purchase a pet from the internet or a pet store, as these dogs are born and bred in puppy mills where they live in horrible and unsanitary conditions, and often pass on genetic problems from generation to generation (Why Rescue?).
We also hope you'll find some useful information and answers to many of your questions. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance (Contact Us).
To adopt one of our dogs, the first step is to submit an Adoption Application (Adopt).
Our adoption fee is $300 for most dogs, which covers vet check (and treatment if necessary), age-appropriate vaccinations*, spay/neuter*, heartworm check, microchip, and grooming; all of our dogs are de-wormed, de-flea'd, and come with a collar, leash, and ID tag. (*not applicable to every dog or if contrary to vet recommendations)
If at any time (even if years have passed), you can no longer care for and keep any animal you've adopted from K9BFF, please contact us and we will take the animal back.
When you adopt a rescue dog, you help to save two lives: the one you bring home and the one who takes its place.
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What Your Dog is Desperately Trying to Tell You!
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Shelter vs Rescue Fees
Shelters are government funded. This means that all expenses like vaccines, worming, flea prevention, and spay/neuter are paid for at a low cost by the government. When an animal at a shelter becomes ill, the only outcome is euthanasia. This is to prevent the spread of disease in the shelter. It's less costly to "get rid" of the animal than it is to treat it. The government simply does not allow the funding to treat all of the animals in need.
Rescues, on the other hand, take on the expense at full cost and don't euthanize just because a dog becomes ill. This is why most rescues go under within two years of opening. Rescues would never save an animal from euthanasia at the shelter simply to "put it down" because the cost of treatment was too high. Rescues endure very high medical bills in a very short amount of time. Adoption fees are the only source of income. That is why monetary donations are so very important (and tax-deductible).
Please continue to support your local rescue groups in the fight over abuse, neglect, and the euthanizing of adoptable animals.