Choose Your Breed

While it may take years to find a new human best friend, a new canine best friend is easy to find at K-9 Stray Rescue League. We are not only happy to assist you in match-making, we will provide you with the materials to make it work.

Match Your Personality:

If you are gregarious and like to talk to strangers, a unique-looking mixed breed or rare purebred will bring you a lot of attention and questions.

If you are reserved and like to keep to yourself, an all-black or black and tan shepherd mix will help you blend in.

Many of the guardian breeds such as Rottweilers and German Shepherds are most comfortable as "one-person" dogs.

Fit Your Lifestyle:

Before adopting or purchasing a new dog, picture your life ten years from now. Do you want to marry, have children, move to a smaller house, take on more professional responsibility, or make other big changes? Please think about how the dog will fit into your life then.

If your home is filled with children, roommates, or visitors, consider selecting a dog that has never met a human he did not like. Retrievers, setters, spaniels and their mixed brethren are generally very friendly and unflappable.

If you are athletic and love the outdoors, you would be a great match for an active dog with a medium-thick coat like a retriever mix.

Choose Your Season:

If winter sports are your forte and you love to go cross country skiing or hiking through the snow, a husky mix is ideal.

Are you a fair weather stroller? A retired racing greyhound is a marvelous walking companion.

Choose Your Look:

If you are drawn to curly or silky-locked breeds, dogs with an abundant coat will need a lot of extra care. This could include daily brushings and trips to the groomer every 4-6 weeks.

If the teddy bear look of the double-coated northern breeds (Chows, Akitas, Elkhounds, sled dogs and their mixes) appeal to you, just be prepared for extra grooming during shedding season, extra exercise on cool days, and extra air conditioning during the dog days of summer.

If you are looking for a dog with a wash and wear coat, consider a strong and playful pit bull.

Take a brief survey to discover what may be your ideal breed.