Giving Back to Working Dogs Worldwide

Dedicated to the service of retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and PD-K9s worldwide.

Who Are We?

Mission K9 Rescue was founded in 2013 and is a non-profit organization that provides assistance and support for Working Dogs worldwide. Our organization serves retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and other dogs who fit into our mission and scope. 

Through our generous donors and kind-hearted adopters who have opened their doors to dog charities like Mission K9 Rescue, we have given many dogs a safe and comfortable place to call their new home. In the past 10 years we have rescued over 1,300 working dogs around the world. We’ve reunited over 670 working dogs with former handlers and paid over $2M dollars in veterinary care for these hero dogs.

We are based in Houston, Texas, and have satellite offices in San Antonio and Los Angeles. We operate under the laws of the State of Texas and are a recognized 501(c)3 Charitable Organization by the IRS.

Our Mission


For any and all CWDs and MWDs as well as any other working dog that may need our help, Mission K9 Rescue is committed to saving them and giving them the retirement they deserve; whether it be bringing them back from overseas or rescuing them out of a poor environment stateside.


Any retired working dog that has a handler that wants him, and has proven that they are the right home (handlers always get first preference) Mission K9 Rescue sees to it that the dog is transported to the handler.


For any retired working dog that does not have a designated handler, Mission K9 Rescue will work to find the perfect loving home for the dog. 


Often retired working dogs have been in situations that can cause them severe anxiety and stress. Many retire with issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These dogs need time with us to decompress and reintegrate into society. Mission K9 Rescue works with these dogs in order to make them suitable for adoption.


Working dogs train like professional athletes their entire career. When they retire, some have extensive medical issues that can become quite costly. Since they don’t receive retirement benefits, Mission K9 Rescue provides all veterinary needs while in our care.

Board of Directors

Kristen Maurer


Louisa Kastner

Vice President

Bob Bryant


Brian Hogan


Antony Kilty

Harris Health

Richard Burt 

CGG Geoscience

Give These Heroes the Home They Deserve

Interested in adopting a veteran dog? We invite you to fill out our Working Dog Adoption Forms to start the adoption screening process. Otherwise, please consider donating to Mission K9 Rescue. Your generous donations help us by covering the costs of our mission. Every donation counts, no matter how big or small. 

To request more information about our organization, contact Mission K9 Rescue or call 713-589-9362


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

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


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