Welcome to K-9 Lifesavers!


K-9 Lifesavers, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, rescues homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters, owners who can no longer care for them, and other high-risk situations.

We work with dedicated volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and kennels to provide loving temporary care while we find well-matched, carefully screened forever homes for each dog we take in.

We also serve as a support group to our adopters and all dog owners by providing ongoing education and resources for the well-being of their dogs, including the importance of proactive spay/neuter policies, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

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Home for the Holidays Adoption Event: Saturday November 2nd, 2013

| September 29th, 2013 | Comments Off

Special Adoption Event When: Saturday, November 2nd Where: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 Time: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm Come and Find Your New Forever Friend! Home 4 the Holidays is an outdoor festival attracting an average of 3,000 targeted visitors, bringing together local businesses, animal rescue groups and pet owners for an exciting day of interactive activities, demonstrations, exhibitions and animals galore.

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AAMA Open House/Re-Grand Opening Carnival & K-9 LIfesavers Fundraiser: Saturday September 7th

| September 2nd, 2013 | Comments Off

American Academy of Martial Arts in Howard Co hosts: Grand Opening Celebration (at new Location) & K-9 Lifesavers Fundraiser Join K-9 Lifesavers at the grand opening celebration of AAMA’s new 11,000 sq. ft. location! The event will feature carnival-themed games, a moon bounce, food, dunk tank, silent auction, and Some ADOPTABLE K9s. Purchase tickets in increments of $5, $10 and $20.  Portion of the proceeds benefit K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue. Saturday, Sept. 7 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 8910 Route 108, Columbia, MD

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Maryland’s first family of martial arts teaches life lessons along with physical strength

| August 31st, 2013 | Comments Off

In the world of the ninja, the Elrod family is an impressive force. Julie and Ron Elrod are black belts who travel to Japan annually to study their craft with Soke Hatsumi, the 34th-generation ninjutsu grandmaster. Their children, 21-year-old Kami and 24-year-old Wyatt, have followed in their footsteps, training with their parents. Experts in the art of self-defense, the Elrods are physically alert and sharp. They are not a family muggers would want to meet in a dark alley. Despite their physical prowess and skill with weapons, the Elrods are more welcoming than intimidating. And to the students and parents at the American Academy of Martial Arts, the family’s 18-year-old Howard County martial-arts school, the Elrods’ physical accomplishments, while inspiring, are secondary to their other qualities. The Elrods are especially involved in canine rescue. They are active with an organization called K-9 Lifesavers that helps foster dogs; they personally foster

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2nd Annual Wine & Dine Dog Show!

| April 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

The 2nd Annual K-9 Lifesavers Wine & Dine Dog Show Presented by:  Kate Snyder of The Prigal Brothers & Associates at RE/MAX Realty Group To Register, CLICK HERE. Saturday, May 18 Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard 18125 Comus Road Dickerson, MD 20842 12:00pm – 4:00pm Dog Show registration begins at 12:00 and the show starts at 1:00pm. Wine tasting, activities, food, silent auction, and music throughout the day. Dog Show categories include: Most Obedient, Least Obedient Best Rescue Mutt, Most Lovable Best Senior Dog Best Trick All the winners from each category will compete for Best-in-Show. Register your dog by emailing Yvonne at audicabrio2003@gmail.com; subject line: Dog Show Registration. Include your name and your dog’s name.

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Subscribe to BarkBox in March and Support K-9 Lifesavers!

| March 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »

During the month of March, BarkBox will donate $10 for every subscription to K-9 Lifesavers!  Enter special promotion code for K-9 Lifesavers:  K9BBX1 What is BarkBox? BarkBox is a New York City based dog-lovin’ company that sends high quality dog products to your pup every month. Each box is full of 4-6 goodies like bones, bully sticks, toys, treats, gadgets, shampoos, hygiene products, food samples, and more. Spread the word, post on your Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media sites.  The more the merrier!   Tell your friends to enter special promotion code for K-9 Lifesavers:  K9BBX1 For every coupon/code used, K-9 Lifesavers receives $10! In addition, the organization with the most coupon redemptions will get an extra $1,000!

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VOTE for K-9 LIFESAVERS in the SHELTER CHALLENGE!

| February 16th, 2013 | No Comments »

The Animal Rescue Site is holding their Shelter Challenge. The grand prize in each voting round is a $10,000 grant. CLICK HERE to vote today… (Voting ends Sunday, April 28th) (You do not have to register, and voting is free) SUPPORT K-9 LIFESAVERS and VOTE EVERY DAY!

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Maddie is Lost in Rockville, MD 20850

| December 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

Maddie was adopted from K9 Lifesavers 3.5 years ago. On Monday, December 3 her walker had an accident while walking Maddie and she got loose and her parents are desperately looking for her. Maddie is believed to be hiding out in the neighborhood around the Rockville Metro; she was spotted Thursday at 2:00 pm near the intersection on North Stone Street and Crabb Ave and also possibly at 8:30 pm at the intersection of Charles Street and Baltimore Road. If you see Maddie please call Tom or Judy with location info and direction she was headed in. 301-728-2771 301-675-6915 *Do not approach as she is fearful and will run*

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Read Emma’s Story in the December Issue of Washingtonian Magazine

| November 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Inspired by Emma: Adopting a Pit Bull After losing my purebred boxer, I knew I wanted to adopt a dog. I never planned to bring home a pit-bull mix that would turn me into an advocate for her breed. By Douglas Sonders I woke in the middle of that anguishing night to find my best pal, Winston—a boxer—looking up at me from his usual place, nuzzled between my arm and chest. We stared at each other for an hour as I stroked his fur and told him he was a good boy. The next day, Halloween 2011, I had to put him to sleep. Winston had been fighting an aggressive growth on his spine that shut down his organs and took away his ability to walk. For months after he died, my heart felt wrecked. It took nearly a year before I was ready for another dog. I’d acquired Winston,

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Pre and Post Adoption Consultations with Spring Training

| August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Pre and Post Adoption Consultations Helping the newest member of your family get off on the right paw: Discover what kind of dog would be a good match for you Crate training and house training The basics of good manners How to stop problem behaviors before they start Dog and Puppy-proof your home Good nutrition Spring Training For Positively Good Dogs 202.664.4206 SpringTrainingForDogs.com Spring Training, LLC is independently owned and operated by Kelly Spring.   Kelly began working with dogs by volunteering with local rescue groups — fostering dozens of dogs and, eventually, co-founding an all-volunteer animal rescue organization.  While serving as a Director, she oversaw the care and welfare of nearly 1,000 dogs.  After many years volunteering in the DC rescue community, she decided to take her love of dogs and make it a career — and Spring Training was born! Call Spring Training for their price list and

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The Vet Is In- Bee Stings in Dogs

| August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Bee Stings in Dogs • Just like in people, a bee sting can be serious; dogs are more likely to be stung because of their natural curiosity and playful nature. • If a dog is stung by a bee or shows signs of a bee sting, remove the stinger if possible and seek professional help from your veterinarian. • Bee stings can be successfully treated and sometimes prevented. What You Need to Know Bee stings can be a serious event and even life threatening in some cases. Dogs are at greater risk for bee stings than people, as they tend to chase or play with things that move. Dogs are likely to get stung in the mouth or on the nose, face, or feet by several different insects, including bees, wasps, and hornets. Signs of Bee Stings • Crying out, running in circles, salivating • Mild signs include swelling of

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