WHO WE ARE
Who we are...

Southern California Keeshond Rescue, Inc is a small 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) non profit charitable organization located in Simi Valley, CA.  We do not have a kennel facility, nor do we have paid staff.  Most of our volunteers have full time jobs Monday through Friday, and spend their evenings and weekends rescuing dogs from the animal shelters, grooming and caring for the dogs, meeting with prospective families and completing adoptions.  Our dogs stay in foster homes until adoption, and are shown by appointment only to approved families.

We rescue Keeshond dogs from animal shelters where they face possible euthanasia, and from owners who are unable or unwilling  to care for them.  After rescue, volunteers foster the dogs in their homes, providing them with wholesome food, breed specific grooming, and appropriate veterinary care.  The volunteers have the dogs examined by a veterinarian, tested for heartworms, immunized, and spayed/neutered before the dogs are placed in permanent homes.

 

 

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WHAT WE DO
What we do...

We rescue Keeshond dogs from animal shelters where they face possible euthanasia, and from owners who are unable or unwilling  to care for them.  After rescue, volunteers foster the dogs in their homes, providing them with wholesome food, breed specific grooming, and appropriate veterinary care.  The volunteers have the dogs examined by a veterinarian, tested for heartworms, immunized, and spayed/neutered before the dogs are placed in permanent homes. 

As needed, the volunteers also provide basic training on manners and housebreaking, socialization, and other care and rehabilitation necessary to help the dogs recover from abuse, neglect, or medical conditions and become desirable pets. The volunteers evaluate each dog’s needs and personality, and screen potential adoptive owners carefully, including interviewing them, visiting their homes, and checking references. They place dogs with approved applicants, matching them carefully according to the needs and personalities of the people and dogs. After adoption, the volunteers remain available to answer the new owners’ questions and provide them with support as needed. Rescuing, fostering, and placing the dogs in new homes constitute the majority of organization’s activities.

The balance of the organization’s activities are devoted to educating the public regarding the humane care and treatment of dogs. Volunteers answer questions by telephone, email and at public events, providing advice and literature on topics such as responsible dog ownership, spaying/neutering, training, and care of dogs. Volunteers participate in the annual Pet Expo, showcasing rescue dogs in the Southern California Keeshond Rescue's booth.  Our volunteers highlight the beneficial effects of humane, positive training methods, and demonstrating good relationships between dogs and owners.  Our volunteers and our adoptive families participate in the annual clinic that is hosted by the Keeshond Club of Southern California . 

 

 

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WHY WE DO IT
 Why we do it...


Emily, Keesha and Pepper

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
 
You are his life, his love, his leader.
 
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
 
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion"

~ Unknown ~

 

 

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CONTACT INFO

Mailing Address

Due to the high volume of questions, adoption application submissions and overall care of the animals, e-mail is typically the easiest and preferred method of communication by our organization. 

Additionally, inquiries to So. Calif. Keeshond Rescue, Inc. can be sent by regular mail to the following address:

Southern California Keeshond Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 735
Rhome, TX
76078-0735

 

E-Mail Address

  • Send us a message immediately if you have, or know of, a Keeshond in need of being rescued.
  • Still have a question that wasn't answered on this site?
  • Need specific information about our rescue dogs and program?
  • Thinking about adopting a Keeshond?  Please download an adoption application from our website or we can send out an adoption application by fax or U.S. Mail.
  • Did you adopt from us?  Here is where to send us pictures and updates about a Keeshond you adopted from us, we love to hear about them!  Your doggie could even be featured on the site!
  • Volunteers and Foster parents are always in need.  Contact us if you are interested in volunteer opportunities or providing a foster home for a Keeshond rescue dog....we need foster homes!


 



For any additional information not listed above please contact us at
:

Susan: smccoy@foreverkees.org

 

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