We are a group of people who have come together working in the shelter and rescue world. We have a combined experience of over 30 years in the animal world. We started by saving dogs from puppy mills and puppy mill auctions, taking the ones that were unwanted, to give them a chance at a loving home which they have never had. We also take in homeless dogs or dogs that are deemed not adoptable by shelters to give them a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition and love until an approved home is found. They are rescued from situations ranging from the lack of care and supervision, starvation and abuse. Luv4K9s wants to reduce the number of unwanted pets by altering all dogs in our re-homing program, to educate the public about the importance of altering pets, and explain that owning a pet is a LIFELONG commitment . Luv4K9s of Dayton, Ohio is run entirely by volunteers. Luv4K9s receives no government support and operates with funds generated by adoption fees, fundraising and generous donations from concerned animal lovers.
Several Senior dogs that are ready for homes. Please take a look at them and consider a senior.
Happy New Year.....Our time out of the office was a productive one with many new projects underway. There have been a few updates that are very important to our adoption process. First and most importantly, fencing is absolutely mandatory. The physical fencing must be attached to the house and be secure.We are making this requirement for the safety and protection of the dogs.
You can open, edit (fill in blanks), save as a word doc.and send back to us via emal, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND EMAIL IT BACK TO US TO MOVE FORWARD AND BE CONSIDERED FOR ONE OF OUR DOGS. Click here for ADOPTION application
WE ARE REALLY IN NEED OF FOSTERS, IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL US!!!! We are always seeking good foster homes for our dogs. There are more dogs out there that need our help. All the medical fees are paid by our rescue. The only thing you need to provide is the food, a temporary home and lots of love. If you live in Ohio and would like to open your home and your heart to a dog in need, please fill out an application. You can open, edit (fill in blanks), save as a word doc.and send back to us via emal. Click here for FOSTER application
If you have anything that you no longer have a need or use for please email us. Monetary donations are always welcome to help us with vet bills, you can always send the money directly to our veterinarian. WE NOW HAVE our 501(c) (3) !! Please Send email to Luv4k9s.
Email us for an application to begin the adoption process. Once we receive it back we will review it and get back with you. This can take time to process applications but we will get back with you as soon as we possibly can.
We will adopt out of state but you MUST come here to meet the pet and finalize the adoption in person. Our adoption area is OHIO, KENTUCKY AND INDIANA. WE DO NOT SHIP NOR ARRANGE TRANSPORTS. Our adoption fee is $200.00(unless otherwise stated) which includes spay/neuter, routine shots, rabies, worming, microchipped, heartworm testing,and they are on monthly preventative.
Some of our dogs come with papers from the original owners. We cannot guarantee the papers we receive on each dog have not been altered. We rely on the honesty of the people we rescue our dogs from.
Remember when you are looking for that special dog to add to your family that rescues and shelters are the best place to start. Do not be taken in by the phrase "Designer Dog" this is just a pretty word for a MUTT
Visit our website www.luv4k9s.org All of our dogs are in foster care in various locations in the Dayton Ohio area. Once you have submitted an application and successfully completed a phone interview or home visit then we can schedule a time for you to meet the dog. MORE DOGS COMING IN WEEKLY, IF WE DO NOT HAVE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US.
We are 100% volunteer organization and no one receives any type of payment for their work with Luv4k9s. All of our dogs are in foster homes, so we have no central location to see them. We are at a Petsmart location just about every Saturday for a few hours, where we try to bring a wide selection of our dogs for people to see. We do not adopt out from the Petsmart store unless we have an approved app for a specific dog. We show several of our dogs every Saturday but not every dog will be there. ADOPTIONS will only be held on SATURDAY from 11-2pm at the Petsmart locations listed below (unless otherwise stated during special events), since we are volunteer only.
Petsmart 2500 N Fairfield Rd Dayton, OH 45431 (937) 320-0421, just off of 675 at the Fairfield Mall exit. We are here the FIRST and THIRD Saturday every month from 11-2
Pet People is the FIRST Saturday of every month from 11-130pm. Pet People Centerville (next to Whole Foods) 1044 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville, Ohio 45459, 937.434.4680
Pets Supply Plus, 508 E Stroup Rd, Kettering OH. The SECOND and FOURTH Saturday each month from 11-2
Petsmart 8281 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424. The 3rd Saturday of each month from 11-2
Doggie Dive in West Carrollton, September 10th 11am
AUCTION through Facebook Helping Paws September 21st-25th
Dublin Pet Fair, Coffman Park Pavilion, September 25th from 12-5pm
REUNION!!!!! October 2nd, same place 1-3pm
Springboro Parade November 21st at noon
We will not be at any off-sites or events November 24-27 and December 24-25 and 31-1st of 2016/17
If there are 5 Saturdays in a month, we will be closed. This year 2016 the months with5 Saturdays are January, April, July and October.Like us on FACEBOOK <
Here is the video from 2009 reunion we LOVE seeing all the adopters with their new Luv4K9s family member. www.viddler.com/explore/ahelous3/videos/11/
STARTING JANUARY 1ST OF 2008 WE WILL BE INCREASING OUR ADOPTION FEE TO 200.00 (UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED IN THEIR BIO) DUE TO THE INCREASING COST OF OUR MEDICAL BILLS. A LOT OF THE DOGS WE DEAL WITH FROM THE PUPPY MILLS REQUIRE LOTS OF MEDICAL ATTENTION WHICH INCLUDE MAJOR DENTALS, BROKEN BONES, REMOVAL OF TUMORS, HERNIA REPAIR,AMPUTATIONS, MEDICAL TESTING, REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF THE EYES AND LOTS MORE. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTER HOMES TO HELP WITH THE NEW DOGS WE HAVE TAKEN IN, PLEASE CONTACT US.
We would like to thank all of the families that have adopted our dogs and given them great homes. We would not be able to rescue the dogs that we do if it weren't for people like you that are willing to give these dogs a chance and a home.
PO Box 10586 Dayton, OH 45402