K-9 Stray Rescue
League is a state and federally licensed non-profit group formed in 1990
primarily to save dogs on the euthanasia list at local animal shelters.
Most of the dogs at county and local
shelters are there through no fault of their own. All most of them need is
a loving, understanding, and responsible new home. That's where you
(hopefully) come into the picture. We strongly encourage you to give these
discards a "New Leash on Life" by adopting from a local or county shelter,
a humane society, or an organization like ours.
K-9 Stray Rescue makes sure that all
of itsí dogs are spayed or neutered and actively encourages everyone to
spay/neuter their pets. We donít want anyone to add to the over-population
problem that currently puts so many innocent animals on death row (at
least 13 million in the USA every year).
We try to bring our rescued dogs
up-to-date on all medical needs and spay/neuter them prior to adoption. If
there are still remaining medical needs for a dog at the time of adoption,
we give you a vet authorization to take him/her to one of our vets to make
sure everything is current.
Unfortunately, our group can only
save a limited number of the shelter dogs so we are forced to be very
selective. Our number one criteria is a good disposition. Size and breed
are secondary. And since individuals and other rescue groups usually save
the smaller dogs and purebred dogs, most of our dogs are the
medium-to-large size mutts that get overlooked.
You'll still find a purebred or
smaller dog in our pound puppy population on occasions. Purebred groups
sometimes don't have the room and some matted smaller dogs get bypassed.
Our fee is the same ($185) regardless of which dog you decide to adopt (be
he or she purebred or mutt). This fee includes a spay/neuter even if you
get a puppy that isn't ready for it yet. Our older more mature dogs (8 yrs
and up) are $110.
In addition to helping dogs in need,
our group also works with organizations that use dogs to help people in
need. We have given numerous dogs to Leader Dogs for the Blind and U.S.
Customs. Many of these throw away dogs have made it through the intensive
training programs and become active service dogs.
We exist solely from donations. If you would like
to donate to help us in our mission to help shelter dogs