Ken-Mar Rescue Has Come A Long Way!
(Los Angeles, CA) – Ken Guild and Martie Petrie have had dogs all their lives.
Since 2007, when they opened Ken-Mar Rescue, they have saved hundreds of dogs’ lives. They’ve developed a track record of effective adoptions. They’ve cultivated a great team of Foster parents to care for the dogs as they wait to be adopted, including many Fosters who have ultimately adopted their dogs.
Ironically, it took Martie losing one of her dogs for rescue dogs to come into focus for Ken & Martie.
When one of Martie’s Pomeranians, the frailest, skinniest and deaf, Moxie, got loose the reality of losing a dog to the “system” became all too real. After posting “lost dog” signs, Martie moved her search to a list of 18 dog places in the Silver Lake area. One such place was a pet store with an overriding holistic spirit. The owner recommended that Martie immediately visit a shelter in the area. The owner was so insistent and spoke with such conviction that Martie went directly to that shelter.
It was there, among crates of dogs with high-end collars and tags, that Martie discovered most shelters were not even trying to reconnect dogs with their owners. When she asked for help from the staff, to find Moxie, she was told “Your dog ain’t here.” Undeterred, she went cage by cage, for two and a half hours, searching for her dog. She showed every person at the shelter a picture of Moxie and finally, the one helpful volunteer took her in the back where she found her dog. Moxie had been labeled “defective” because of her deafness and was slated for euthanization.
Finding Moxie gave Martie a cause to follow. She signed up as a volunteer at a shelter and discovered that hundreds of dogs are killed each week.
She and Ken created a plan to network, using the Internet, to help find homes for dogs that otherwise could be killed. By focusing on one or two dogs at a time, they could transport the dogs to people & homes where they could “buy time” for the dogs to wait to be adopted.
This gave both Martie & Ken a satisfaction that lead them to file for 501c3 to become a bona fide animal welfare non-profit organization. Ken-Mar Rescue was born.
Learn more about becoming a Foster Parent.
Learn more about becoming a Guardian Angel to one of our orphans.
Simple things YOU can do to help get our orphans adopted:
- Please “like” our FaceBook Fan Page:
- Follow us on Twitter: @KenMarRescue
- Print and post our orphan bios at your local cafe or employee break room bulletin board.
- Help us get donations for our fund-raisers
- Ask your employer if they’d be willing to put Ken-Mar Rescue on their list of preferred charities and “employer matching” donations.
There’s nothing like a rescued dog with a “happily ever after tail” to wag about!
Please check out our adoptable orphans by clicking here:
Ken-Mar Rescue’s Adoptable Orphans
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Martie Petrie and Ken Guild
Co-Founders, Ken-Mar Rescue
More about Ken-Mar Rescue…
Many owners mistakenly take their pets to shelters because they believe that good homes will be found for all of them. Occasionally that’s true, but too often owner-surrendered pets are kept only two to four days due to lack of shelter space. Strays usually are kept for three to five days before they are euthanized.
When we rescue a dog, each receives a personality and behavioral evaluation and the care, training and TLC it needs and deserves. We work hard to find the proper homes for all of our pets, and stand behind them and their new owners for the rest of the pet’s life.
Many of Ken-Mar Rescue’s dogs need-and receive-veterinary care.
From nail trims to extensive surgery, Ken-Mar Rescue provides all needed care to all of our dogs. Not surprisingly, our monthly veterinary bills are overwhelming. Your tax deductible donations are desperately needed to help us save and care for as many dogs as possible. Our ultimate goal is to become obsolete, but until that utopian day arrives when animal shelters can be safe places of refuge, we will strive to give a future to as many needy pets as possible.