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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Phoenix was left on the side of the road- ADOPTED!

| June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »

The story of the Phoenix bird burning in flames and finally rising out of the ashes is a classic inspirational myth.  The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality, and renewal. Meet modern day Phoenix….his story is similar to the bird.  A country dog trotting down a busy road with no where to go and no one to love him.  He doesn’t see the car that hits him but feels incredible pain.  The driver leaves Phoenix on the side of the road either because they think he’s dead or they don’t care…or both.  He’s scared, in pain, and yet alone….again.  We don’t know how long Phoenix lie there suffering before a good Samaritan picked him up. Part two of our story includes surgery and a chance of rebirth.   Phoenix is recovering both physically and mentally over his accident.  They say time heals all wounds and we

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Jemma deserves a chance- ADOPTED!

| June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »

If you ever want to make a difference in a dog’s life, consider Jemma.  You are truly saving a life!  Jemma’s days were numbered when she and her pup were dumped off at a high kill shelter in Georgia.  Everyone walked by the ‘ugly’ dog with the sad eyes…they couldn’t look…it was such a sad sight.  At K-9 Lifesavers, we don’t see ugly; we see a beautiful soul who has been neglected and mistreated.  We see the skin rash is gone and a gorgeous shiny red coat.  Imagine glistening brown eyes and a tail that wags when you walk in the door.  Imagine…the possibilities…NOT the obstacles.  The Jemma we’re describing is in this broken body.  She just needs her hero to give her what she deserves more than anyone…a chance. Can you be her hero?  

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Susie Q- ADOPTED!

| March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »

If you care anything about dogs, you know all about the evils of puppy mills. I agree – they are horrible places. I didn’t come from a puppy mill – but for three years I was used by a backyard breeder in GA to push out puppies. Don’t get me wrong – I loved my puppies and raised them right. But it wasn’t a great life for me. And then I was dumped at a shelter – my buddies there said it was “high kill” Yikes. I was never so scared in my whole life – all 3 years of it. Then some really nice people from K9 Lifesavers saved me and brought me to DC for a whole new life. In a home where I’ll be loved and cared for just because I’m me -Susie Q. I’ve got a lot of good years ahead and would love love love

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The Cost of Dog Ownership

| December 25th, 2010 | Comments Off

Adopting a dog is a serious commitment of both time and money, and should not be a decision entered into lightly. Adopting a dog is a financial investment when you consider all aspects of the dog’s care: food, toys, supplies, veterinary bills, licensing, and other basic costs.

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The Benefits of a Microchip

| December 25th, 2010 | Comments Off

Microchipping is the best way to return a lost dog to his owner in the event that the dog’s collar or tags should come off. If you move or change phone numbers- make sure to update your dogs too!

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Recommended Ingredients for Healthy Living

| December 25th, 2010 | Comments Off

Learn what ingredients to look for and what ingredients to avoid.

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Toxic Foods for Dogs

| December 25th, 2010 | Comments Off

At K-9 Lifesavers, we believe that proper nutrition is key to keeping your best friend healthy and happy for years to come. We highly recommend that you choose a quality food with healthy, wholesome ingredients to keep your new dog in optimal health. Read our list of toxic foods to make sure your pup stays happy and healthy.

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Bounty’s Brood- ADOPTED!

| December 24th, 2010 | Comments Off

Her story goes like this…

Bounty spent most of her young life living outside and ignored in South Carolina. On September 24th somebody decided they didn’t want her anymore. They put her in the car and dumped her behind a kill shelter after hours. Bounty found herself alone, scared and pregnant. K-9 Lifesavers stepped in and found her a foster home, three weeks before giving birth to 12 puppies.

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K-9 Lifesavers Supports Our Troops!

| December 24th, 2010 | Comments Off

Once again we are joining forces with AdoptaPlatoon. Until December 15th, with a donation of $5.00 to the K-9 Lifesaver’s Critical Care Fund you can send a personal message to an Armed Force Member serving in the Iraq or Afghanistan.

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The K-9 Critical Care Fund

| December 24th, 2010 | Comments Off

K-9 Lifesavers provides Veterinary Care to many helpless shelter dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. All of our dogs receive appropriate routine care such as vaccines, de-wormings, heart-worm testing, and spays and neuters. But we also help those needing extraordinary care. This includes heart-worm treatment, tumor removals, dental treatment, orthopedic surgeries, critical care and much more.

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