K-9 Lifesavers is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), private non-profit rescue group dedicated to saving the lives of homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters and other high-risk situations.  We rescue at risk dogs from throughout the southern US, provide emergency health care and screening, then vet, vaccinate, spay/neuter and work to place them in loving, forever homes.  Even for healthy dogs, rescue costs add up quickly.  We exist solely on donations and rely on fundraising and giving events to continue our mission.  Please consider making a donation, one time or recurring, to support our work—it’s not possible without you and no amount is too small!  

In just the past year we have placed over 800 dogs in their forever homes and have provided heart worm treatment for over 100 dogs.  Each month we incur the cost of at least one unplanned surgery and make weekly visits to the emergency vet to treat a wide range of unforeseen issues. Please consider visiting our critical care page to help those pups in need of some extra care and support.

Help K-9 Lifesavers Replace Our Van

K-9 Lifesavers needs a van to save lives. We use our van to meet transport, take dogs for vetting, get dogs into foster homes, pick up donations and most importantly - get our dogs to adoption events. Our van now refuses to start every couple days, and repairs would be thousands and thousands of dollars. With 267,000 miles on it, the time has come to find a replacement, but we desperately need your help. Please help us make September a "new van" month, and help us keep saving lives! 


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Prospective adoptive families can meet a selection of our adoptable dogs in person at our weekly adoption events as we do not have a shelter.

  • Although we make educated estimates, we cannot guarantee the breed, adult size, or exact age of our adoptable dogs.
  • You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt from K-9 Lifesavers.
  • Remember, you can meet your potential forever friend at one of our adoption events.