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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Target demographics: decrease homelessness and animal cruelty.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 243 dogs with veterinary care, behavioral training and stimulation, in preparation for their forever home. In addition, we financially assisted over 80 community residence to help with dog food, spay/neutering and vaccinations.

Geographic areas served: re-homing and reuniting lost, stray. abandoned and surrendered dogs

Programs: The Shelter Program: This program provides 24 hour shelter services to the Town of Wickenburg and the surrounding communities, for lost, stray, or abandoned dogs through the Wickenburg Police Department. During the shelter stay, each dog receives shelter,food, water, nurturing, medical, and one-on-one loving care, Also, each dog is behaviorally evaluated for special needs to assist in proper care. The shelter program also allows for community surrendering on a case-to-case basis depending on evaluation and available space. Adoption Program: Once a dog has received all necessary medical and/or behavioral rehabilitation, he/she can attend adoption events and their forever home can be obtained. The adoption process allows for a week of fostering to determine suitability to the family and home. Heath and Wellness Program: This program provides food and medical services for low income families to help prevent them from losing their dogs and to keep the pets healthy.

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about K9 Konnection , their staff, and volunteers!!! We moved here a little over a year ago and heard about them through one of their volunteers. A dog they had rescued was pregnant, and we adopted one of her puppies she had while in a foster home. Our puppy, Riley is the best puppy we could ask for, Emma (her mom), and all the puppies were adopted into their forever homes, with the staff’s help. Last month they were looking for someone to foster two elder dogs they had taken in when their owner died suddenly. If it isn’t hard enough to find a home for one dog, finding someone to take two is harder, especially when one of the girls had a very large tumor on her chest. We have taken them into our home to foster, and Mollie had her surgery last week. She is doing marvelous and running around like a teenager again. It was K9’s persistence that found a surgeon to take the task on, and we can’t thank them enough for this and giving them a chance. To know how much they care all about the fur babies that come through their doors is heartwarming, they could have said no, she would be better off euthanized, but persisted until they found a yes!!! I love them for this, and for being the voice of canines they help. ♥️♥️

Samantha F.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found K9 Konnection through their pet adoptions outside of PetSmart in Surprise. I had been debating getting another dog but was on the fence about it as I already had two large male dogs. The staff was very friendly and I was able to spend some time with a little female chihuahua. Instead of adopting her on the spot, they offered a foster program where I could foster her for a week before I decided if she was a good fit with my family. This was perfect since I wasn't sure how my boys were going to do with her. After the week was up and I decided to keep her, I went back to PetSmart and finalized her adoption. The entire process was smooth and easy, and the staff provided me with any existing vet records they had for her. After the adoption they have kept in contact asking how she was adjusting and giving advice on how to get her to interact with my larger dogs. I've had her for five months now and she is the most precious dog and if it weren't for K9 Konnection I wouldn't have her in my family. I've recommended them to friends who have also adopted dogs from them.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an awesome charity... we are a small town with a lot of winter visitors. K9 Konnection is always taking in lost and found strays. They are known for reuniting dogs/owners and fostering and rehoming! Paul and crew truly work to find the perfect match for dog and owners - meet and greets, etc.
We got our pooch from K9 - Houdini aka Skip. Skip loves life on the ranch - Thank you K9 Connection! Highly recommended!

1 Kerrie D.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The people at K9 Konnection truly care about the fur babies that come into their shelter. They go to great lengths to ensure each one is loved and cared for properly while they are awaiting their forever home. They provide updates on the dogs after they've been placed with their new families as well. It's easy to see how the K9 Konnection staff is passionate about the work they are doing.

2 Cammy B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

we contacted K9 KONNECTION About volunteering for them. We started going there Wed mornings. Helping cleaning kennels. I offered my expertise in fund raising. I had their flyer and invitations designed for their major fund raiser but was canceled due to covid. We raised enough money to pay for a round of microchips for the dogs that come in. We love Paul and Shirley and the rest of the volunteers. Everyone truly cares about the animals above all else. We wouldnt have met our latest family member Luna had we not volunteered. Hogs for dogs. Built the food shed. Chip drive. Trivia. Grinch at tractor supply. Petsmart. Birthday donation drive. We are still ready and willing to help the shelter when needed.

1 Kelsea Johnson Levi J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ABSOLUTELY LOVE K9 KONNECTION AND ALL THE GUYS AND GALS WHO VOLUNTEER!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had the wonderful experience of "discovering" Cooper at a Petsmart adoption event in September 2019. It was love at first sight! K9 Konnection allowed us to foster him for a week to acclimate him to our other dogs. In addition, our out-of-pocket expense was minimal since he already had his shots and was neutered. All we had to pay was the nominal adoption fee. K9 Konnection made the whole process easy to navigate, and resulted in a very positive experience. Thank you K9 Konnection!

2 Jarene L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This shelter is running by loving, caring and amazing people. They go above and beyond to help lost and stray animals.
A great place to volunteer.

2 Jeff L.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue they go the extra mile to save and rehome stray dogs

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

These guys are so very wonderful. Bella pretty well beaten up when they found. Through their love and attention she started to shine. She has been a gift to me. She’s been through a lot but she is giving loving dog. Their attention to the rescues is above and beyond. You can tell every dog there loves them

1 Teena Hughes C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Toby is such a wonderful fur-baby he is a Doberman/rottweiler mix. I noticed him and his description on the K-9 Konnection Facebook page. A great description (the 4th picture) and his handsomeness drew us to him. From the minute we met him in March we have loved him. Aside from how wonderful Toby is we have been able to maintain contact with his previous family (Kim & Rodney). From the beginning to the end we were so impressed with Paul and he still stands available to answer questions we have. The packet of support and adoption papers showed me the organization is well planned and committed to great and successful adoptions. Thank you K-9 Konnection.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

K9 Konnection is an amazing non profit ran by people with huge hearts! I can’t say enough great things about the facility and the people involved. They have helped so many dogs find homes, and so many people find their furever best friend. They go out and really try to find homes for these dogs. They highlight them on Facebook and make sure each one is just as noticed as the next! I have never seen a dog rescue go above and beyond like they do!!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

K9 konnections is such a wonderful organization. They are such dedicated people who have saved many dogs. They help people in our community by providing food and help them with vet medical expenses. How lucky we are to have them in our town.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

These people are so very special. They truly care about dogs and put their hearts into it. I always recommend this wonderful charity to anyone who mentions they are looking for a dog ot puppy

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 dogs from K9 Konnection. I can say from all three of the adoptions that this is a very well run organization. Meet and greets were required prior to the adoptions. They also allow foster with intent to adopt prior to an adoption to make sure all animals cohabitant well. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and go above and beyond to make sure the dogs are cared for and go to great homes. I would highly recommend K9 Konnection to anyone looking for a new family member.

1 Jeanne C.2

Donor

Rating: 5

This group is all about the animals! We've known Paul for several years and he is very serious about the job K9Konnection does in finding new homes, as well as trying to find the owners of lost dogs. We've visited the facility a couple of times and all the people we've met have the dogs' best interests at heart. Their vetting of potential fosters is excellent. They truly try to make sure the dog is going to the best home for its needs.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

As Founder and President of K9 Konnection I could not be more proud of how far this organization has come. We started very small to help the Town of Wickenburg with lost and stray dogs and have blossomed into an organization that has taken care of hundreds of dogs from all over Arizona.

Each of the Board members, staff and volunteers go above and beyond to make sure the dogs are well taken care of and loved. Each have an absolute passion for what they do. K9 Konnection has been very blessed with people who work very hard to provide the very best for the dogs in their care.

Thank you to all that have made K9 Konnection such a great organization and the Donors who continue to help us serve our communities.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Shirley and Paul are so loving. When it comes to truly helping an animal they are top notch have always served many communities around them . The work and the volunteers are amazing at giving an animal everything they can , to be healthy to be loved and safe ❤️

2 Megan Alycia G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had been searching high and low for another pup to add to our family. We happened to stop by our local PetSmart one Saturday and K9 Konnection was there. Charlie was the first pup we saw and I was immediately in love with him. We were able to take him home that day. He has brought so much joy and happiness to our family and our 12.5 year old Vizsla/Whippet mix just adores him as well. Such an excellent fit. K9 Konnection genuinely cares about the dogs they rescue and strives to place them with the best homes. They even check in on the pups after they have been placed with families and provides updates on their facebook pages regularly. I would gladly adopt another dog through them again!

~Megan&Eric

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Small town, huge heart! Here's my story, It's about a female boxer that was pacing down the middle of Hwy60. Several cars and trucks were pulled over attempting to save her from getting hit. When I pulled over, I just happened to have baked chicken in the car... and a pan of water. I always carry water. Rolling down the window, she caught, "a wif", just enough to stop pacing and turn around. I opened my back door and she jumped in. Not for the chicken, but for the water. She was exhausted. We drove straight to the local vet who politely informed me that, K9 Konnection was the best place to take her. We were met by a comforting staff member, who immediately took information and tended to the lost dogs needs. (She had no collar, no chip.) Over the weeks, I was able to foster, "Ali" and saw first hand the love and attention the dogs were given. Ali had a couple health issues that needed veterinary services before she could be adopted and once she was given a clean bill of health, she was adopted by one of the new Foster people. K9 Konnection is very hands on with the dogs under their care. They do a fabulous job of tending to each and every special need or issue and do their best to reunite pets back to their original families. There are so many people that bring ATV's and travel with their dogs out into foreign areas, sometimes overnighting and it's easy for pets to get separated. Knowing that the K9 Family is there for us, "Locals", to take dogs we see wandering lost, is heartwarming and rare these days. Most people would just pass by a lost dog. In Wickenburg, we're lucky. We're lucky we have the K9Konnection Family. The small town with the big heart. Thank you for being there for us... all of us.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We foster for K9 and love this organization. They do so much for the community and help around every turn. Thank you for caring for the pups in need!

2 Carrie-Anne R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue has the most helpful and loving volunteers that help socialize, train and prepare the rescues for the best next chance at a loving home life. I'm always amazed at how many fosters are willing to come forward and help take the dogs in as another way of home life preparations. They work very hard in making sure that the dog and human fit well together to help minimize any returns which further traumatizes the dogs. They post updates on their rescues and keep you informed on how each is doing in a foster or in their home life, which shows that they try to keep a good relationship with each new fur parent. They are a wonderful rescue that I'm proud to be a part of!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GENUINE, DOG LOVING VOLUNTEERS are what make this place great! Everyone at K9 Konnection is there for the right reasons, to give animals in need the care, love, and home they deserve. The staff is properly educated on animal behavior to ensure all their pups are ready for a new home and affectionate owner. They know every K9 in their care intimately and will help match you up perfectly to a new furry family member. This is not a job for the volunteers at K9K, it’s a passion! If you are looking for dog that needs you as much as you need them, take a scenic drive to the great little cowboy town of Wickenburg, and check out K9K. It could change your life, and theirs!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband I had a wonderful experience with K9 Konnection. We have been following them and donating when we can. All their hard work does not go unnoticed, they truly care about these animals and really try to make them feel loved. I would highly recommend donating and helping them to take care of all these fur babies and getting them to their forever homes

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fritz came to us a 14 month old frightened and unsocialized young gentleman. Since Fritz is a large German Shepard Dog, those two things would not lead him in a good direction if left unchecked. His former owner had planned to have him put to sleep, we have no idea what he could have possibly done for them to think that was the correct thing to do with this beautiful young dog but thankfully they decided to contact K9 Konnections instead. K9 Konnection saw the potential in Fritz and were able to match him with us as we do have experience with not only big dogs but with training all dog breeds and we have a lot of space for a big dog to run. The plan was to “foster” him, give him some basic manners and introduce him to the fun world of being a normal dog. We quickly learned that he was not only a friendly dog but that he was a very smart and a willing dog and absolutely loved to play. There is nothing better than playing with anyone who is willing to play tug or throw a toy or play in the sprinkler with his 6 year old girl.

Needless to say, the “fostering” turned into Fritz remaining here with us as we have become very attached to him. I want to thank K9 Konnections for seeing the potential in this beautiful dog and for knowing that we were a good match for him.

2 Erin B.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

K9 Konnection is a wonderful, compassionate, and selfless rescue that truly puts the dogs first! I have volunteered there and am very proud to be a small part of this helpful and impactful organization. If you are looking for a dog to add to your family, please look here first!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a fan of K9 Konnection since it's inception. Paul and his team do so much to foster, rehabilitate and care for the lost and abandoned dogs in Wickenburg and the surrounding areas. They also have connected with a training facility for Veterans with PTSD and have several graduates of the program!! I'm so proud to be connected with this wonderful shelter that goes "above and beyond" to find foster and permanent loving homes for these wonderful animals. The love and positive support just keeps me smiling every day!!! Keep up the great work!!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The folks at K9 Konnection have done so much to help stray and abandoned dogs as well as helping members of the community with medical expenses for their critters! Wickenburg is fortunate to have such a great organization and the folks that run it are top notch! My pup Scout just a baby when he was found and taken to K9 Konnection. He’s 3 now and the best dog in the world!

2 Rebecca Aldridge B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi I love k9konnection when I was looking for a puppy. They found me my Daisy Lynn and it is love at first sight she is awesome. They have been there for me with any question or concerns I have.I am so graceful I found them they are so much more then a rescue. They are friends that walk beside you in your dog adventures.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization since 2016. I can tell you first hand that the K9’s (our best friends at K9K) are so well taken care of with constant inner-action from staff/board members and volunteers. Everyone at K9K has the same common goals to make sure that every one of our Furry friends is receiving training, toys, love, medical and the proper nutritious food for their condition and breed. (thanks to our local and surrounding communities, plus others, and you know who you are!!!, thank you! ❤️) In addition, those K9’s who would Not have been given a second chance in many shelter situations have been given the opportunity at this shelter and in almost 99% of the time have had extremely great outcomes for success achieving new health and new loving families. ❤️ that’s what makes K9 Konnection A true Konnection for those looking to find a lost best friend or to adopt a new best friend. Please keep this organization on your wish list for their future needs, and thank you for the great support for the small community shelter.

2 Lisa D.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

K9 Konnection is a dedicated group of individuals and volunteers with a shared goal of rescuing dogs and providing them with shelter and care until they find their forever home. Our grand dog Harley is an example of a sweet, loyal boy who is an amazing addition to our family thanks to this amazing organization.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

K9 Konnection is an amazing nonprofit. They save and help animals find homes. They take the best care of these dogs until they find a good fit for them. I appreciate what they do so much. Without K9 Konnection we wouldn’t have our wonderful granddog Harley. Thank you K9K!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't begin to speak highly enough about this wonderful rescue shelter and the people there who give their all for every pup, every pooch that come through their doors. Paul and the team of volunteers and fosters make sure each and every little mutt is shown much needed love and affection and ensures that they are going to happy and secure furever homes. They recently took in two older dogs, Molly and Betty, because their owner either recently passed or could no longer take care of them. Molly had a really large tumor growing under her neck/chest area. Because of his persistent search, Paul found a clinic with a vet who without hesitation put together a surgical team that just recently removed Molly's massive tumor. Molly was a lucky girl, the tumor was benign! This is just one miraculous story of many that could be told. Every pup that comes through those doors eventually leave knowing there are good people who will love them like they deserve to be loved. I know this first hand. My Sheba was shown that love before she was entrusted to me to continue loving her. She's my best friend! Thank you K9 Konnection.

2 Barbara Livingstone S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so happy being part of the K-9 Konnection Community. I have fostered twice and it was truly wonderful. My third attempt in fostering I ended up adopting the most wonderful puppy from them. Highly recommended.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Rosie from K9 Konnection. The people there are amazing with the dogs and love everyone of them like they are their own. I would highly recommend K9 Konnection in Wickenburg to anyone looking to adopt their next dog

2 Suzanna S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This animal rescue really goes above and beyond to make sure their animals get quality care and training while they are in there care. They also work really hard to find the animals their forever home.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted three dogs from this amazing organization and group of people. The services they provide to fosters, adopters And the community goes beyond other experiences I have had with other rescues. Highly recommend them.