Challenge Coins for Fundraisers

Mission K9 Rescue is GIVING AWAY our K9 Challenge Coins to all supporters that start a $50 Facebook Fundraiser! Mission K9 Rescue challenge coinMission K9 Rescue Challenge Coin We’ve received a lot of compliments on these coins and know you will enjoy receiving one while knowing how much you are helping retired working dogs.  These small fundraisers help us so much and cost you no more than the time to post on your personal Facebook page. You’ll receive a coin when we see that your fundraiser is active, no matter how much is raised for Mission K9! To create a $50 Facebook Fundraiser for Mission K9 Rescue, just follow these directions – Simple and Easy!

The link to create the fundraiser is: https://www.facebook.com/fund/MissionK9/
(Read the rest before you click)

When you click the link above, you will see: Create a Facebook FundraiserSimply Put $50 for the amount to raise and select a date ONE MONTH AWAY as the goal date. Then click “NEXT” Create Facebook Fundraiser for Mission K9 Rescue Here’s what to put in the post.. Title – Support Military Working Dogs
Why you are raising money: 
I’m raising money for Mission K9 Rescue and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.

My goal is only $50 – Help me reach it!
 
Mission K9 Rescues, Reunites, Re-Homes, Rehabilitates and Repairs any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity.
 
Since 2013 they have brought over 1100 dogs home from overseas and reunited over 540 with their former military handlers.
 
                                                                       Thank you so much for helping save K9 Lives!
Click – NEXT Create Facebook Fundraiser for Mission K9 Rescue
Chose the selected photo and click – CREATE
That’s it! The Fundraiser will be live on your page.


To receive your coin once you have created the fundraiser, EMAIL BARK@MISSIONK9RESCUE.ORG and provide us with your mailing address to send YOUR coin to!

Thank you so much for helping us serve working dogs around the world!

Hero Dogs in Need

Giving A Retired Military Hero A Home
WOW!  So many of you have been with us since the beginning.. over 7 years now! We’ve shared our joys and sadness with you throughout this time and we feel like you are part of our family. Everything we have done and are able to do now is because of YOU! We can’t thank you enough for the donations and support you have helped us with. You are true change makers! The Need: MWD GinarMWD Ginar Invoice We’ve paid heavy medical expenses this month for some great dogs like MWD Ginar. She has a mass in need of treatment and is now enrolled in our medical fund. Ginar is 11 years old and has served her county well! Her current bill is approaching a total of $2000.00
We appreciate YOUR HELP to cover her bill so that other dogs can also receive medical care! Thank you so much! Make a donation CWD Belo CWD Belo needed exploratory surgery to evaluate an abnormality on his radiograph. This hero has provided exemplary service and we stepped up to help. The cost so far for his procedure is approximately $1927 which we have also paid out of the Retired K9 Medical Fund. Thank YOU for helping, paying Belo’s bill so another Hero Dog’s care can be scheduled! Make a donation CWD Belo Medical Again – with your generous donations, you are saving K9 lives and making Heroes whole again! Thank you so much! The collective “WE” makes all this possible. The Mission K9 Rescue team appreciates your kind words, your help, and your financial support. Thank you so much for everything you do for the dogs! graphical user interface, text, application

Mission K9 Rescue Past and Present

As we enter our 7th year of “Serving Our Nation’s Working Dogs” we wanted to give those of you that may be unfamiliar with our work some history and information about our organization and mission.

Mission K9 Rescue was founded in the early fall of 2013 by Kristen Maurer, Louisa Kastner, and Bob Bryant. Both Maurer (Masters in Non Profit Management) and Kastner (Army Veterinary Technician) had prior experience with Military and Contract Working Dogs while Bryant was an advertising and fundraising specialist that gained a passion for the work after meeting both women a year prior to the start of the organization.

The founders were an excellent fit together, each having unique specialties and business skills that quickly ramped up the growth of the organization. Their initial focus was on reuniting Military Working Dogs with prior handlers, yet that quickly changed once they learned the plight of Contract Working Dogs that were often kept far too long in bad situations overseas. Soon, they began to receive many requests to help these Working Dogs as well, securing local kennel space to house them.

MissionK9’s presence on social media has been key to getting the word out about our mission. In just 6 years we’ve grown our Facebook page to over 98,000 active and engaged fans. That has helped us continue funding our mission through individual donations and gives us the ability to have needs seen and helped to be filled without waiting for website visitors to learn of our needs.

Many would be surprised to learn that most of the donations that allow us to complete our work is from individuals. Many great donors have helped us through when needs were great. We have some awesome sponsors, with the Petco Foundation providing us with grants for over 3 years now. Another great sponsor is the United States War Dogs Association. They have helped us from the beginning with transportation funding and we are recognized as Chapter 6 of their organization. We can’t thank our sponsors enough. They have helped our organization grow and provided much needed funding through the years.

Now, more than ever we need to grow beyond our current financial reach and we are actively seeking more sponsors. We will honor your gifts and make you proud!

In 2016 we began work on our Veteran K9 Ranch in the Houston area. This 4 acre property was converted into a kennel and rehabilitation facility that houses around 30 dogs at most times, with others in medical boarding. We will soon have a hospice facility for dogs that could not otherwise be adopted to provide a loving environment for the most difficult dogs.

This fall (2019) we hope to improve the ranch with a second kennel, doubling our capacity. We are also retrofitting an RV that will allow us to complete more stateside transports efficiently and saving thousands on travel expenses.

Since 2013, Mission K9 Rescue has brought over 500 working dogs home from worldwide locations including Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, Police K9’s and Mine Detection Dogs. Over 280 of these dogs were reunited with their former handlers.

From our inception we have covered the cost of veterinary care for 1000’s of dogs and that keeps increasing with growth.
In 2018 we paid out over $250,000 for veterinary care alone!

Something we are really proud of is that 91 cents out of every dollar donated to us goes directly to our work. Nothing is wasted and no one is sitting on expensive leather chairs drawing high salaries. Each of the founders puts in over 70 hours per week on average. It’s a passion. We have grown to a staff of 15 full and part time employees that help us to Rescue, Rehabilitate, Reunite, or Re-home any working dog that has served in some capacity. Mission K9 Rescue has a Platinum Rating from Guidestar We have a PLATINUM RATING on GuideStar.org – https://www.guidestar.org/profile/46-4302698 One current funding need we have is to bring 10 working dogs home from Kuwait – https://bitly.com/kuwaitdogs People ask us… “What’s your dream?” Our answer is two fold:
  1. To find a Company, Individual, or Foundation that will help sustain our work financially so that we are able to reach our full potential. We are only limited by funding. Every year we have increased our work and reach, yet there are so many times when we struggle and know that with enough outreach we will find a perfect fit that we can both honor and serve through our work. We know that perfect fit is there and we are willing to travel to meet with those that may choose to sustain us.
  2. For there to be no need for us. We dream of the day when every working dog gets a trip home from overseas, when a perfect adopter is waiting for each one, when vet care is free or affordable for them, and every handler gets to be reunited with their K9 partner. Until then, we will serve them.
We want to thank everyone that supports us, shares our posts, and has good things to say about our work.
We hope to meet more of you that share our vision to help accelerate our growth in the coming years.
Thank YOU for supporting Mission K9 Rescue!

MWD Marco – Transport a Hero Dog Home!

MWD Marco served his country and was marked as “Ready for Retirement”.

He was attached to the USAF and was picked up by our team at Andrew’s Air Force Base.

MissionK9 was notified by Marco’s handler that he would be away for a while and we stepped up to host MWD Marco at the Veteran K9 Ranch while his Handler is away.

We are happy to report that the pair will be reunited the last week of June 2019.

This is a cross country transport. We originally picked Marco up on the East Cost and brought him to the Mission K9 Ranch. Now he has to go back north for his reunion.

Costs will be around $1200 to get Marco where his handler is and we hope that you will chose to support the transport.

Donate here

Please share our need – it helps!

Please see yourself giving as you can and seeing the good your funds are doing for Working Dogs.

We truly appreciate anything you can give now!

To Donate Via PayPal: https://paypal.me/missionk9rescue

Thank you – Thank you – THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Westminister Kennel Club Coverage by Fox Sports FS1

Mission K9 was featured during the annual Westminister Kennel Club Show on February 12th, 2019. We can’t thank Ron Aiello and the United States War Dogs Association enough for connecting us with FS1.

FS1 came to our Veteran K9 Ranch just north of Houston to film the segment you can view here:

MissionK9 Video Segment – Fox FS1

The Fox Team did a spectacular job, highlighting our work, the dogs, and even a happy adoption to a forever home for one!

We hope you will enjoy a fresh look at the work we do for Working Dogs!

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX  77461-0395

713-589-9362

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

MissionK9Rescue operates under the laws of the State of Texas.

Bring Two Brave K9 Veterans Home!

BRING TWO BRAVE K9 VETERANS HOME

By Zita Ballinger Fletcher

We turn to you again to ask for help on behalf of two courageous veterans, who have served their country with no less dedication and sacrifice than soldiers in uniforms.

They are two loyal and hardworking K9 veterans–both far from their home in America. One of them is in Korea; the other in Afghanistan.

Your donations will give these dogs a chance to recover in the caring arms of people who love them. Your generosity can give the dog in Korea a much-needed rest at the family home of its handler, while that handler goes again to Afghanistan for another tour of active military duty.

Not all dogs can survive without for dogs, so be sure you do right medicines for the dogs.

And any dollars you can spare will provide much-needed, emergency medical treatments for the dog in Afghanistan, who sadly has suffered in the service of our country. Your donations will pay for immediate veterinary care and allow the dog to heal at our ranch until well enough to be adopted by a loving and responsible owner.

Any amount, no matter how small, will help.

Donate here

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX  77461-0395

713-589-9362

MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas.

DOWNLOAD/VIEW OUR 2016 IRS FORM 990

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

We appreciate your consideration of our organization in planning your yearly giving and thank you for your support!

Learn more about MissionK9 – Watch the video below!

Mission K9 Rescue is the proud recipient of the Petco Foundation’s 2017 “Helping Heroes” Award

 

Help Us Continue Our Mission – Sponsor!

Help Us Continue Our Mission

By Zita Ballinger Fletcher

We are very thankful for the generous help you give through your donations, which allow us to provide aid to hardworking dogs so in need of human love and care. However, we need greater help to allow us to continue our mission with greater efficiency and depend on donations less.

The aid of corporate and individual sponsors would make a huge difference in our ability to continue to grow and carry out our mission going forward.

Do you know any person or company who would be interested in supporting our mission?

Please share our story.

We will be very thankfull for every help you show on dogs conference about HIV evidence.

And, if you wish to become our sponsor or know someone who would sponsor MK9, send an email to bark@missionk9rescue.org and request our Marketing Packet.

Thank you so much!

Bring Dogs Home to America for the Holidays

By Zita Ballinger Fletcher Contract working dogs sacrifice their lives to protect humans, working tirelessly to detect explosives and narcotics. Owned and contracted by private companies, they are sent to foreign countries, where they spend long hard hours searching for dangerous materials. They often work in extreme temperatures and are given meager amounts of food. Jenny, shown in the photo, was one of these dogs. Like many of her K9 comrades, she suffered from abuse and overwork. She had no rest or play. She was kept in a large outdoor cage with nothing but sand and rocks. Many dogs die in such conditions. We were able to save Jenny’s life thanks to the help of caring supporters. We were able to pay for Jenny and two other contract working dogs to come home to the United States, where they were given medical care and love. Jenny had surgery on her knee, was placed in a caring foster home and has been adopted. We were able to save Jenny’s life However, our work is not done. There are many more dogs just like Jenny waiting to come home to America. They depend on us to bring them back safely. They must wait to be rescued, until we are able to pay for their homecoming journey and care. Sometimes we are not able to raise enough funds to bring these dogs back in time. Sometimes these dogs die waiting.

We know very well about the love and care these hard working dogs will receive from people here in the United States, and that is something we do not want them to miss. We try to save as many of them as we can. But it costs an average of $2000 per dog to pay for its travel out of certain regions of the world, board the dog for a short time during its recovery, and provide much-needed veterinary care.

These extraordinary dogs risk their lives to help humans—the least thing we can do is give them our help in return. Our goal is to bring more of these heroic and sadly neglected contract working dogs back home to America before the year-end. We can do it with your help. Any amount, no matter how small, helps. Donate here If you prefer to donate via Paypal: Click – https://paypal.me/missionk9rescue If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail: Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395
713-589-9362 MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas. EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government. We appreciate your consideration of our organization in planning your yearly giving and thank you for your support!

Retired Hero Working Dogs – Help With Transport Home

Working Dogs are Waiting to Come Home!

From a Life of WORK to Homes with LOVE

We’ve worked SO HARD to get more dogs from Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan back to the USA that we need to raise transport funds in advance as we always have dogs waiting.

These brave Hero Dogs search Cargo and Equipment for Bombs and Drugs to keep us Safe at Home and Abroad.

They are highly trained Contract Working Dogs, specialized in Drug, Explosive and even Money detection.

They come from contractors that have failed or have financial issues due to lost contracts, etc and this puts the dogs in great danger.

The older dogs are the first to suffer.

All of these dogs need vet care (some serious) and they are not getting the exercise or food that they need.

The average cost to transport a dog from these foreign countries, provide boarding, health certificates, vet care and enrichment is approximately $2000 per dog.

YOU make all this possible – individuals are making the difference with these transports.

Since 2014, Mission K9 Rescue has transported HUNDREDS of dogs HOME and paid over $500,000 in Veterinary Bills to make them whole.

You ask us to do more and we always do!

We need your financial help to bring more home now – Thank you SO MUCH for donating!

Donate here

If you prefer to donate via Paypal: Click – https://paypal.me/missionk9rescue

To mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas.

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

We appreciate your consideration of our organization in planning your yearly giving and thank you for your support!

Reunite 4 Hero MWD’s With Their Handlers

We LOVE Reunions!

Nothing makes us smile more than to see a Retired Military Working Dog RUN into the arms of their Handler!

It’s a blessing and we treasure each and every one.

FOUR Hero MWD’s need Transport HOME this month (November 2017).

We have dogs that need to come from Japan, Korea, and Guam to be reunited here in the USA with their Handlers.

The Military has not implemented paid travel home at this time for Retired MWD’s.

Handlers reach out to MissionK9 for transport help and we reach out to you when Hero Dogs need a trip HOME.

HELP MISSION K9 keep these reunions coming by donating toward this transport.

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The cost to bring these Hero MWD’s HOME is approximately $9600 to fly SAFELY and COMFORTABLY, HOME!

Donate here

Our PayPal Address is MissionK9Rescue@gmail.com

Mission K9 Rescue is a non-profit organization, operating world wide, formed and based in Houston, Texas.

Mission K9 Rescue is a dedicated team that shares your passion for the retired, retiring and contract working dogs that we serve. Our organization is funded solely through the monetary support of individuals that share our passion and respect for Working Dogs. Your support is deeply appreciated and is paramount to our ability to “Lend a Hand to the Paws that Serve”.

There are a variety of ways to make donations to Mission K9 Rescue. No matter how big or small, every donation counts with Mission K9 Rescue.

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas.

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

We appreciate your consideration of our organization in planning your yearly giving and thank you for your support!

Learn more about MissionK9 – Watch the video below!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=embed_video&v=10155393350473833

Mission K9 Rescue is the proud recipient of the Petco Foundation’s 2017 “Helping Heroes” Award

 

 

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