Adoption stories

Winston (previously Phoenix)

'We adopted Phoenix, a dachshund/beagle mix, in June. His new name is Winston. He has been a wonderful addition to our family! It’s funny - he was supposed to be a little shy, but by the 2nd day he turned into a totally different, rambunctious guy! He is very demanding when he wants attention. He puts his paws around your neck like he's hugging and showers you with kisses! We love him very much!'


- Winston's Forever (📸: Winston)



'Our Australian Shepherd passed away in July and I had been seriously looking for another dog to add to our family, but did not want a puppy and wanted a dog that was already housebroken. My daughter wanted a smaller dog that could go places with us and sleep in her bed. Henlee instantly fell in love with Frankie when we first met him. I knew that he would be a great fit for our family. So, we adopted Frankie from 4 The Love of K9s in September when they had an event at Tractor Supply in Nixa. I have never adopted a dog from a rescue before, but they made the process super easy. My daughter and I were able to walk Frankie around the store and get to know him before we adopted. Once we adopted him, they took care of paying for all his shots and flea medicine at a local vet clinic and assured me that if things didn't work out with Frankie, I could bring him back to their rescue.

Frankie is such a snuggler and loves to go anywhere with us when he gets the chance. Everything Sherry and April told me about Frankie was spot on, even including the fact that he will chase cats (which he does every chance he gets). Frankie and our older dog, Jacie have become best friends and love to play with each other. I am so glad we found Frankie and were able to add him to our family.' 

- Frankie's New Forever
(📸:Henlee & Frankie)



'Our family had just lost one of our pups at the age of 14. He was a big part of our family and slept with my son every night. So as you can imagine our family was grieving the loss of our beloved Chopper. I had joined the 4 the love of K9’s rescue page and group because we were considering becoming a foster. That’s when I saw one of the fosters post about Remington (aka Sabrina). She was an adorable black puppy with a big head and a sweet little face. 

I contacted the foster to see if we could meet her. We weren’t really looking to adopt, but something in her photo just grabbed my heart. The foster was very responsive and set up a meet and greet that same day.  My husband, my 5 year old son, and I went to the foster’s home to meet her and to see the puppy.  When we got to the house we were greeted by several of the foster’s resident pups and her other fosters. We got to hold Remington, take her outside, and she even showed us her newly learned skill of jumping off the couch! We were able to spend quite a bit of time with her, and we knew we wanted to adopt her. After completing the application we were able to pick her up the next day. She was already potty trained because her foster mom had worked with her before we had adopted her. She fit perfectly into our family, with our 2 other resident dogs, and soon after our new foster dog. We were given all of her medical information and vet contact information so that we could have her spayed when she was old enough. She was current on her vaccinations for her age, and was spayed soon after we adopted her.

We love our now Big baby, Remi, as we call her. She is a feisty and playful girl who loves her K9 siblings. Our adoption experience was amazing and smooth. I would recommend that anyone looking to adopt work with 4 The Love of K9’s if they want a personalized and speedy adoption experience.  ❤️❤️❤️'

- Remington’s New Forever



'Our first adoption through this wonderful rescue was Freckles. Freckles is a senior dachshund that is so full of love, cuteness, and orneriness. Despite her being 11 years old and coming from a breeder she has such a big heart! We first came across her on Petfinder. Mind you my husband and I had no intentions of adopting another dog but something told us to go look at her. So off we went to the Tractor Supply in Nixa to see if she was there for that days adoption event and she was! She was nervous with all the commotion going on around her and just wanted to be held. When we held her for the first time she just melted into our arms. So low and behold we went home with sweet little girl! She immediately fit in like she had lived there her whole life. She loved our other 2 dogs we already had. One of her favorite things to do is go visit her Grammy (my mom). She’s also got an ornery side which includes her stealing tissue paper out of Christmas Gifts and chewing on your napkins if you leave them within reach! Everyone at the adoption and that works through the rescue has been extremely helpful and welcoming! They answered any and all questions that you have. Overall great experience! ‘

- Freckles’ New Forever
(📸: Freckles & her forever siblings)