Welcome to Kiko Dog Rescue & Adoptions
At Kiko Dog Rescue and Adoptions, we are dedicated to helping as many homeless dogs as we can, whether they are from a pound, puppy mill or a home surrender. Our goal is to carefully place each and every dog in the loving forever homes they so deserve.
Since we placed our first dog in 2008, more than 2,000 dogs have found new forever homes.
Our dogs are not kept at a shelter. We rely on the generosity of foster families to care for our dogs until they find forever homes. We also rely on the generosity of donations and volunteers to help us survive the financial burdens of a caring operation like ours.
From small to large, puppies to seniors, calm to active, our dogs are patiently waiting for just the right forever home to call their own.
All Kiko dogs receive whatever veterinary care they require, including dentistry and surgery to help correct an uncomfortable or painful medical condition.
Molly has been waiting for some time now for the right home to come along. This pretty Husky mix is about 2.5 years old and weighs 44 pounds. She's friendly and energetic, and will make someone a great pet. Here is what we're looking for in her ideal adopter:
EXPERIENCE: Molly needs an experienced adopter, ideally with Husky type dogs. She is not suitable for a first-time dog owner. Children need to be dog-savvy, and at least 12 years of age.
ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: Molly is a high energy dog. She loves being outdoors, and would make a great hiking or running companion.
FENCED BACKYARD: A safe area for training, playing, zoomies, and that last bathroom break before bed is a must. Molly would not be suitable for apartment life, and no dog parks please.
OTHER PETS: Molly would be fine as an only dog, and could also enjoy being with a well-rounded male dog, but no cats please. If you can check everything off on our wish list, please complete an adoption questionnaire here on our website. Molly would love to hear from you!
Our 50-pound, 4.5-year-old Schnauzer mix River is extremely loving and affectionate with his own people at home, but it's a different story with visitors. Negative behaviour was created as a result of having been put in a room when visitors arrived. Because of this, River needs an experienced adopter who is prepared to work with him with a basket muzzle to help manage and overcome this reaction when people visit his home.
LIFESTYLE: River needs a calm single or couple with a quiet lifestyle and few visitors. A semi-rural or rural environment would suit him best. River would not be suitable for apartment life, and no dog parks or children please.
ACTIVE: River is playful and moderately active. He enjoys walks when there is not a lot going on around him, but responds well to redirection and positive reinforcement.
OTHER PETS: River would be fine as an only dog, but a well-behaved female canine role model may be beneficial. Don't be fooled by River's cuteness. He needs a dedicated pack leader to show him the way. If that sounds like you, a very loving and loyal companion awaits.
Daisy came to us from Berger Blanc, where she was brought by someone who claimed to have found her; it is thought, however, that she was dumped by her owner due to her medical needs. Daisy will be having surgery on April 12 to remove mammary tumours and get spayed, and will need a quiet temporary foster home to recover in.
Daisy is around 5 years of age, weighs 75 pounds, and appears to be a mix of Lab and Pitbull or Boxer. The mammary tumours aren't slowing her down one bit. She's lively, has a great appetite, and is very friendly with everyone she meets. Daisy's reaction to other dogs has been mixed, so a foster without other pets would suit her best.
If the idea of helping Daisy appeals to you, please complete a Temporary Foster Home questionnaire on our website. Food and all veterinary expenses are covered by Kiko.
Temporarily fostering a dog can be a very rewarding experience. Perhaps you miss having the company of a dog at home to walk and care for, but are at a point in your life that cannot accommodate having a dog of your own. We match foster families with dogs the same way we match adopters with dogs, so whether your preference is for large or small, young or old, you'll be able to foster a dog that is compatible with your lifestyle. Expenses, including food, supplies and veterinary care, are provided by Kiko. If you're interested in providing a temporary haven for a dog awaiting a forever home, please complete our Temporary Foster Home Questionnaire and one of our volunteers will be in touch.
Temporary Foster Home Questionnaire
We understand that when life circumstances change, this can sometimes mean having to part with a beloved pet. Whatever the reason, our careful approach to adoptions has helped ease the worry of rehoming for many families over the years. If you happen to find yourself in this position, please complete our Surrender Request Form and one of our volunteers will be in touch.
Kiko Surrender Request Form
All Kiko dogs have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for heartworm (if deemed necessary), microchipped, sterilized, and require an adoption fee of $475 ($200 for cats) and an adoption contract.
Have something you'd like to donate to Kiko or have a question? Send us an email and one of our volunteers will contact you.