Kennels of Compassion

My name is Kaiti and I run an all animal rescue in Chandler, Arizona. Even if you don't live in this state or even this country, you can still help a lot by following this blog. Word travels fast and far and will eventually come back to the states and back to Arizona as well. Besides you can be on the opposite side of the world and still donate, spread the word and more. Thank you so much to everyone who has showed support to this blog. Below you can find more links to other sites where you can again show support to my animal rescue.

YOU CAN SEARCH ANIMALS BY LARGE OR WELL KNOWN CITIES AND TOWNS AS WELL AS BY STATE. For example just search the tag "colorado-springs" or "colorado"

Click here for a list and descriptions of my other blogs and websites for my animal rescue.
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WORD OF ADVICE… Or three of them…1) If you’re looking to adopt/get a new pet, read EVERYTHING that is written to you in a reply. 2) Be patient. Do not send text after text, or call again and again, if the person doesn’t reply in five minutes. Or if they do reply, don’t repeat yourself over and over. It very rarely changes someone’s mind or makes them rush3) Be polite. Don’t assume thing, don’t harass the person, if they turn you away don’t get angry, etc.  I’ve had this happen A LOT. People who contact me and when I reply they don’t read what I wrote and so I find myself repeating things over and over again. Due to this I finally wrote in all caps at the top of every single ad “Read everything in this ad up to “this” category. If you do not I will redirect you back to this ad. This is simply to avoid going over information that has already been covered. Thank you for understanding.” — in other words, but that’s what I write in brief.  I also get people who text me over and over and over again, and then start calling time and time again as well. If you read my ad you’ll see it says I have very few minutes so only talk on the phone for emergencies. If I can’t financially afford anything extra on my phone bill I’m not going to go over my minutes. For those who never have, it costs A LOT when you go over, even by just a few minutes.  Then there’s the rude people. Oh, how I get a lot of these. People are crazy. Not everyone of course but there’s a high percentage of people who are unfortunately. People will become angry with me because I tell them they don’t qualify for a specific animal. Sadly, a lot of people will ask why, I’ll explain, and they’ll suddenly change their answer. I’m sorry, but why lie at that point? It’s extremely obvious that it’s a lie since before you knew the answer you had replied differently. Those that lie, I won’t adopt to whatsoever. Before I’ll suggest animals that fit, if the one you’re interested in isn’t a fit. But again, I don’t deal with liars. I don’t like liars in my life in any shape or form - close to me or not.  For those that get angry for being denied, think about this. YOU SHOULD NOT GET AN ANIMAL IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ITS WELL BEING AND HAPPINESS. If you’re getting an animal because you’re bored, because you’re lonely, or “just because”, then DON’T. Just don’t get one. IF YOU DON’T CARE IF THE ANIMAL’S PERSONALITY IS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, OR IF THE ANIMAL WOULD BE MISERABLE WITH YOUR LIFESTYLE, DO NOT GET ANY ANIMAL WHATSOEVER. You obviously are NOT an animal lover and even worse than that, you really obviously don’t care about the animal at all if you could care less if it would be unhappy.  I often get the question “how would you know if the animal would be happy here or not?”. I’m sorry to come off blunt but, really? Maybe because I’ve owned the animal for at least a couple of months and have tested its personality in different situations. I know from first hand experience how the animal is. If I host BBQs at my house with a group of friends at least once a month and know the particular cat hides every time there’s a large group of people and loud music, then I can say with certainty that the particular cat would be miserable in your home where you just admitted you throw parties every other weekend. Or if you work nine hours a day, Monday thru Friday and you have no other animals, then I can say with certainty that the particular cat you’re asking for would be miserable and lonely, considering it’s a cat that is constantly by a human’s side and constantly looking to play - with other cats or humans, and cries when no one (animal or human) pays attention to it within an hour. Again, I KNOW THESE ANIMALS. And also I DON’T TURN PEOPLE AWAY TO BE MEAN OR TO MAKE YOU ANGRY. I turn people away for the best interest of the animals. I am far more concerned about their happiness than finding them homes elsewhere. I am perfectly content having the animals live here for the rest of their lives. I would much prefer that over giving it to someone who will abandon it outdoors, give it away, or put it in a shelter (because sadly very few people return the animals for whatever strange reason, that I will never understand..). IF THE ANIMAL ISN’T WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, YOU WILL GET RID OF IT. Why bother making it change homes and also pass up on its true forever home? It’s totally pointless.  So, please, if you’re planning to get an animal from my rescue or from another rescue, please remember those three things. Honestly, we don’t deny people to be mean. We do it for the animal but also for you. It makes absolutely no sense at all to place together two creatures who won’t get along. That’s like putting you on a blind date with someone who your friend knows you’ll get irritated with quick. How do they know that? Oh, because they’ve known you and this other person for a year. Well, it’s the same with rescues and the animals in them.  Now I do agree 500% there are some rescues with completely crazy requirements. I tried to get a Swiss Shepherd from a GSD rescue. Their requirements? I believe the list went into the 40’s or 50’s, and no I’m not lying. One of my mom’s co-workers tried going through the same rescue as well. Some of the requirements were no kids under 13, no dogs of the same sex, must provide recent proof of vaccines for all dogs and cats, must have 6 foot wall, and on and on and on it went. It was totally insane. A woman had written a review saying for a month she spoke with the people, have the dog picked out, visited him, and more. It was the day before she was to get the dog and they came to do their final home visit and someone decided to measure her wall. It was five inches below 6 feet. She was told get a new wall or she couldn’t have the dog. Now that’s insane! And I get there’s a greater risk with two dogs of the same sex, that those of opposite, but that rule generally applies for two dogs that aren’t fixed. I know it doesn’t only apply to them, but my entire life I’ve owned two dogs of the same gender. I think once we had a male and female, but only once. Not once did I ever encounter a single issue with two fixed dogs of the same gender. It’s all about them being introduced properly and making sure they do well together before finalizing the adoption.  But don’t use this advice only when getting an animal, use it always. People need to remember how to be respectful, polite, patient, and understanding.

WORD OF ADVICE… Or three of them…
1) If you’re looking to adopt/get a new pet, read EVERYTHING that is written to you in a reply.
2) Be patient. Do not send text after text, or call again and again, if the person doesn’t reply in five minutes. Or if they do reply, don’t repeat yourself over and over. It very rarely changes someone’s mind or makes them rush
3) Be polite. Don’t assume thing, don’t harass the person, if they turn you away don’t get angry, etc.

I’ve had this happen A LOT. People who contact me and when I reply they don’t read what I wrote and so I find myself repeating things over and over again. Due to this I finally wrote in all caps at the top of every single ad “Read everything in this ad up to “this” category. If you do not I will redirect you back to this ad. This is simply to avoid going over information that has already been covered. Thank you for understanding.” — in other words, but that’s what I write in brief.

I also get people who text me over and over and over again, and then start calling time and time again as well. If you read my ad you’ll see it says I have very few minutes so only talk on the phone for emergencies. If I can’t financially afford anything extra on my phone bill I’m not going to go over my minutes. For those who never have, it costs A LOT when you go over, even by just a few minutes.

Then there’s the rude people. Oh, how I get a lot of these. People are crazy. Not everyone of course but there’s a high percentage of people who are unfortunately. People will become angry with me because I tell them they don’t qualify for a specific animal. Sadly, a lot of people will ask why, I’ll explain, and they’ll suddenly change their answer. I’m sorry, but why lie at that point? It’s extremely obvious that it’s a lie since before you knew the answer you had replied differently. Those that lie, I won’t adopt to whatsoever. Before I’ll suggest animals that fit, if the one you’re interested in isn’t a fit. But again, I don’t deal with liars. I don’t like liars in my life in any shape or form - close to me or not.

For those that get angry for being denied, think about this. YOU SHOULD NOT GET AN ANIMAL IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ITS WELL BEING AND HAPPINESS. If you’re getting an animal because you’re bored, because you’re lonely, or “just because”, then DON’T. Just don’t get one. IF YOU DON’T CARE IF THE ANIMAL’S PERSONALITY IS WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, OR IF THE ANIMAL WOULD BE MISERABLE WITH YOUR LIFESTYLE, DO NOT GET ANY ANIMAL WHATSOEVER. You obviously are NOT an animal lover and even worse than that, you really obviously don’t care about the animal at all if you could care less if it would be unhappy.

I often get the question “how would you know if the animal would be happy here or not?”. I’m sorry to come off blunt but, really? Maybe because I’ve owned the animal for at least a couple of months and have tested its personality in different situations. I know from first hand experience how the animal is. If I host BBQs at my house with a group of friends at least once a month and know the particular cat hides every time there’s a large group of people and loud music, then I can say with certainty that the particular cat would be miserable in your home where you just admitted you throw parties every other weekend. Or if you work nine hours a day, Monday thru Friday and you have no other animals, then I can say with certainty that the particular cat you’re asking for would be miserable and lonely, considering it’s a cat that is constantly by a human’s side and constantly looking to play - with other cats or humans, and cries when no one (animal or human) pays attention to it within an hour. Again, I KNOW THESE ANIMALS. And also I DON’T TURN PEOPLE AWAY TO BE MEAN OR TO MAKE YOU ANGRY. I turn people away for the best interest of the animals. I am far more concerned about their happiness than finding them homes elsewhere. I am perfectly content having the animals live here for the rest of their lives. I would much prefer that over giving it to someone who will abandon it outdoors, give it away, or put it in a shelter (because sadly very few people return the animals for whatever strange reason, that I will never understand..). IF THE ANIMAL ISN’T WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, YOU WILL GET RID OF IT. Why bother making it change homes and also pass up on its true forever home? It’s totally pointless.

So, please, if you’re planning to get an animal from my rescue or from another rescue, please remember those three things. Honestly, we don’t deny people to be mean. We do it for the animal but also for you. It makes absolutely no sense at all to place together two creatures who won’t get along. That’s like putting you on a blind date with someone who your friend knows you’ll get irritated with quick. How do they know that? Oh, because they’ve known you and this other person for a year. Well, it’s the same with rescues and the animals in them.

Now I do agree 500% there are some rescues with completely crazy requirements. I tried to get a Swiss Shepherd from a GSD rescue. Their requirements? I believe the list went into the 40’s or 50’s, and no I’m not lying. One of my mom’s co-workers tried going through the same rescue as well. Some of the requirements were no kids under 13, no dogs of the same sex, must provide recent proof of vaccines for all dogs and cats, must have 6 foot wall, and on and on and on it went. It was totally insane. A woman had written a review saying for a month she spoke with the people, have the dog picked out, visited him, and more. It was the day before she was to get the dog and they came to do their final home visit and someone decided to measure her wall. It was five inches below 6 feet. She was told get a new wall or she couldn’t have the dog. Now that’s insane! And I get there’s a greater risk with two dogs of the same sex, that those of opposite, but that rule generally applies for two dogs that aren’t fixed. I know it doesn’t only apply to them, but my entire life I’ve owned two dogs of the same gender. I think once we had a male and female, but only once. Not once did I ever encounter a single issue with two fixed dogs of the same gender. It’s all about them being introduced properly and making sure they do well together before finalizing the adoption.

But don’t use this advice only when getting an animal, use it always. People need to remember how to be respectful, polite, patient, and understanding.

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Why is Millie allowed out front if I’m not? | pets’ blog | For adoption here

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kennelsofcompassion:

Collars, leashes, and jewelry for your pets! | link to video | animal rescue blog

Making Halloween and Christmas themed collars and leashes! Can also add a charm to fit the occasion; a pumpkin, bat, Christmas tree, etc. Halloween collars are black and orange and Christmas collars are either green and red, green and white, or red and white or all three collars.

The material is very strong so if you have a dog that pulls on the leash that’s perfectly okay. This material is just as strong as the kind they use on collars you’d find in a pet store so these collars and leashes will last a very long time! Plus you get to customize it!

Other colors available as well. Just promoting the holiday colors since the holidays are on their way! If there’s any specific color you’re looking for just let me know and if I don’t have it I’ll go get it, no extra cost.

Items can be picked up or shipped through the mail. Payments can be made in person or through PayPal. If picked up the location is by the Chandler Fashion Center (mall) in Chandler, Arizona. To see what needs to be included upon contact please scroll to the bottom. Below is also the pricing structure.

All collars automatically come with standard dog collar clips and an ID tag ring. Other clips available upon request but only one guaranteed to last and not break easily are the standard clips. I will not make any guarantee on the others. Beads and charms can be added upon request.

Collar with two colors is $10 any size
Collar with three colors is $15 any size

Add a charm for $5
Add beads for $5
Add both for a discounted $7 

Leash with two colors is $25 | three to six feet
Leash with three colors is $30 | three to six feet
Add beads for $5 

If you want a hemp necklace - typically used for cats or dogs that don’t go on walks (I say this because if you have a dog that pulls on the leash they can break). There are examples in one of the albums but they look like the example below except it’s all hemp.

Hemp necklace is $10 including the beads
Add a charm for $5
Add an ID tag ring for free

TO CONTACT READ BELOW:

TEXT ONLY. Please, do not call. I will never get your voicemail or answer the call as I don’t have a lot of phone minutes and only talk on the phone for emergencies. Thank you for understanding.

TEXT me TWO things. One that you want a collar, leash or hemp necklace and then also your email. Literally, those are the ONLY two things I need from you at the moment. I’ll email you a form that will get all of the information I need from you in a very easy and organized manner, and to make neither one of us forgets anything. Thank you! Talk to you soon

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Time to sleep. Goodnight! | pets blog | For adoption here

Time to sleep. Goodnight! | pets blog | For adoption here

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COOKIE MONSTER -  This cutie was surrendered because he nipped a child and unfortunately he is going to need a very specific and experienced home. He’s a reactive dog, meaning he over reacts during certain situations that other dogs wouldn’t think twice about. His reactions are towards both people and dogs so he needs a home with only adults and as the only dog, so no cats either. Don’t let that scare you away though! Cookie Monster is a mellow dog who likes to chew on his bones and lounge about. Once he gets to know you he’s a very happy guy who will love you unconditionally. His foster dad said it took time to earn his trust but he’s so happy that he took that time and effort because this French Bulldog is a total lover once he trusts you and would be thrilled to go to the office with you or just lay around while you’re out and about. He’s a great friend and could be yours but you need to promise to be patient and understanding, calm and loving. Give him a chance and you won’t regret it!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Nashville TENNESSEEShelter: French Bulldog Rescue NetworkAddress: Nashville TN 37243Contact: http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org/adoption-info/available-dogs2/cookiemonster/ID #: N/AHours: You will be contacted with available timesClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

ADOPTED :D


COOKIE MONSTER -

This cutie was surrendered because he nipped a child and unfortunately he is going to need a very specific and experienced home. He’s a reactive dog, meaning he over reacts during certain situations that other dogs wouldn’t think twice about. His reactions are towards both people and dogs so he needs a home with only adults and as the only dog, so no cats either. Don’t let that scare you away though! Cookie Monster is a mellow dog who likes to chew on his bones and lounge about. Once he gets to know you he’s a very happy guy who will love you unconditionally. His foster dad said it took time to earn his trust but he’s so happy that he took that time and effort because this French Bulldog is a total lover once he trusts you and would be thrilled to go to the office with you or just lay around while you’re out and about. He’s a great friend and could be yours but you need to promise to be patient and understanding, calm and loving. Give him a chance and you won’t regret it!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Nashville TENNESSEE
Shelter: French Bulldog Rescue Network
Address: Nashville TN 37243
Contact: http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org/adoption-info/available-dogs2/cookiemonster/
ID #: N/A
Hours: You will be contacted with available times

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

ADOPTED :D

Tagged: #adopted

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BOWSER -   This is a pooch who wants to be by your side. If you’re looking for a loyal companion, someone who’s going to always be there and basically act like your second shadow, that’s Bowser! He’s a sweetie-pie and a cutie too! He weighs about fourteen pounds and they estimate he was born in 2013.Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES+ Heartworm check; negative+ Housebroken+ At Petsmart almost every Saturday from 11:00 am until 3:30 pmLocated in: Atlanta GEORGIAShelter: Royal Potcake Rescue USA Inc.Address: PO Box 56050 Atlanta GA 30343Contact: email potcake.rescue@live.comID #: N/AHours: Contact to arrange a timeClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

kennelsofcompassion:

BOWSER -
This is a pooch who wants to be by your side. If you’re looking for a loyal companion, someone who’s going to always be there and basically act like your second shadow, that’s Bowser! He’s a sweetie-pie and a cutie too! He weighs about fourteen pounds and they estimate he was born in 2013.

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES
+
Heartworm check; negative
+ Housebroken
+ At Petsmart almost every Saturday from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm

Located in: Atlanta GEORGIA
Shelter: Royal Potcake Rescue USA Inc.
Address: PO Box 56050 Atlanta GA 30343
Contact: email potcake.rescue@live.com
ID #: N/A
Hours: Contact to arrange a time

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

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Oh.. How long have you been standing there? I’m just laying here, looking cute. Yup, that’s all. I’m not rolling all over these things trying to figure out what they are. Nope. Not me. Just laying here, looking cute like always. - Nuggie  | pets blog

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BUDDY -   This senior citizen is a great little guy looking for a forever loving home. He’s available for adoption in any of the following states: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC & TN. He’s a well behaved elderly man who still has plenty of spunk, energy and life left in him! He’s got natural ears and a docked tail, he’s already crate trained and house broken and playful too. You must understand that Buddy plays very vocally, meaning he growls extremely loud and it sounds mean but this is just how he plays and he hasn’t ever hurt a single person, so don’t let it scare you off! Unfortunately Buddy was abandoned by his owners because they were getting a divorce and I guess they decided their dog should also suffer for their decisions. Because of this he is now in need of a real family; people who will actually love him and cherish him and won’t abandon him for any reason and most definitely not one as terrible as that! Is that you? Do you have a heart and home for a playful and spunky and loving senior citizen? If so you really should give this guy a chance because he most definitely deserves it!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES + House broken + Crate trained Located in: Nashville TENNESSEEShelter: Schnauzer Love Rescue Inc.Address: Nashville TN 37203 Contact:  janetp9898@yahoo.comID #: N/AHours: Contact to arrange a timeClick here for this animal’s petfinder page.

kennelsofcompassion:

BUDDY -
This senior citizen is a great little guy looking for a forever loving home. He’s available for adoption in any of the following states: AL, FL, GA, MS, SC & TN. He’s a well behaved elderly man who still has plenty of spunk, energy and life left in him! He’s got natural ears and a docked tail, he’s already crate trained and house broken and playful too. You must understand that Buddy plays very vocally, meaning he growls extremely loud and it sounds mean but this is just how he plays and he hasn’t ever hurt a single person, so don’t let it scare you off! Unfortunately Buddy was abandoned by his owners because they were getting a divorce and I guess they decided their dog should also suffer for their decisions. Because of this he is now in need of a real family; people who will actually love him and cherish him and won’t abandon him for any reason and most definitely not one as terrible as that! Is that you? Do you have a heart and home for a playful and spunky and loving senior citizen? If so you really should give this guy a chance because he most definitely deserves it!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES
+ House broken + Crate trained 

Located in: Nashville TENNESSEE
Shelter: Schnauzer Love Rescue Inc.
Address: Nashville TN 37203 
Contact:  janetp9898@yahoo.com
ID #: N/A
Hours: Contact to arrange a time

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

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SHEBA -   How could you say no to a gorgeous face.. and body.. like this? She’s so pretty and her coat so unique! She’s a large sized cat with a large sized heart as well and she wants a home where she can cuddle with her owner, lay on their lap and be pet or just hang out, and overall just be a part of the family. She’a a lover and sweetheart and a very gentle girl who doesn’t belong in a shelter! If you want a sweet cat this is the girl for you and she’s excellent for those of you who prefer large cats!Spayed/Neutered: YES  Vaccinated: YES  Located in: Colorado Springs COLORADOShelter: Pet Project - FSAddress: 7680 N Academy, Colorado Springs CO 80920Contact:  719-531-7870ID #: N/AHours: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.

SHEBA -
How could you say no to a gorgeous face.. and body.. like this? She’s so pretty and her coat so unique! She’s a large sized cat with a large sized heart as well and she wants a home where she can cuddle with her owner, lay on their lap and be pet or just hang out, and overall just be a part of the family. She’a a lover and sweetheart and a very gentle girl who doesn’t belong in a shelter! If you want a sweet cat this is the girl for you and she’s excellent for those of you who prefer large cats!

Spayed/Neutered: YES
Vaccinated: YES

Located in: Colorado Springs COLORADO
Shelter: Pet Project - FS
Address: 7680 N Academy, Colorado Springs CO 80920
Contact:  719-531-7870
ID #: N/A
Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Click here for this animal’s petfinder page.