Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue
Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue, Inc., is the national rescue organization for the Alaskan Klee Kai dog breed.
We take in abandoned, abused, neglected, and owner surrendered Alaskan Klee Kai. We work with other rescues and shelters to find Alaskan Klee Kai suitable forever homes. We provide foster homes for rescued Alaskan Klee Kai that need a place to stay while they are waiting for their forever home, as well as work on socialization, training, and obtain any needed veterinary care. We screen all potential homes carefully, to ensure each Rescued Alaskan Klee Kai gets its perfect forever home.
Our goal is to help all Alaskan Klee Kai that need to be helped, and help them find wonderful homes where they will be healthy and happy for their entire lifetime.
Kona is a two year old male owner surrender, who had lived in at least three different homes in his short couple of years of life before coming into AKKNR and settling into his foster home. There are approximately nine months of his history that is unknown, so this cutie could even have been passed around to more homes than the three we know of. His most current owner did the right thing and surrendered him to AKKNR to give him his best chance at the perfect forever home. Regional Coordinator Linda Yates took him in, and he was transferred to our Treasurer and volunteer, Hannah Snyder, for foster.
When he first went home with his foster family, he was afraid of everything. He loved his crate, which was his safe place. He preferred not to be around people. He did not want to eat. He did not want to drink. He turned his nose up at treats. Gradually, they started to keep the door closed on his crate during the day so that he could adjust to the house, but encouraged him to sleep in his crate at night. Kona now sleeps on the bed with his foster parents the entire night through, of his own accord.
Kona can be fearful of strangers and other dogs, but for the most part he gets along well with other dogs. While Kona seems more confident in his interactions with other dogs, he has not barked, and continues to be skittish of strangers. Kona is afraid of going in and out of doors. He has the same behavior coming in and out of his crate so his foster family leaves the door wide open to give him the space and security he needs. He is very covert about eating his food. The first month, he would only eat in his crate. Now he takes favored food his foster parents' hands. He is doing better with this and now occasionally drinks or eats from a bowl outside his crate, but it is not routine yet. He is not motivated by food, so creative training techniques are required.
Kona is alert and inquisitive. He walks well on a leash but still has moments of fear, for reasons we have yet to figure out. He likes to go for rides in the car (though somewhat nervous) and long walks by the lake and on the trails in the area. He has a favorite pillow that his foster parents move around to house to various locations, always against a wall, so he can participate in family living and get used to being a part of the pack. He has become attached to his foster momma, following her through the house and sometimes into the closet or the bathroom. He loves to come in bed at night and cuddle. His foster momma’s favorite moment is when Kona cuddles up with his head on her shoulder, nuzzles and and gives a big, long sigh. He sleeps the whole night through on his foster parents’ bed.
Kona has been adopted by his foster mom!
May Days eBay Auction Fundraiser
Follow the link here to bid and win!
Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue (AKKNR) is holding our seventh annual May Days eBay Auction beginning on May 1st. May Day seems very appropriate, since May Day is also a distress call and AKK National Rescue can always use help. All proceeds of this auction will go to help those Alaskan Klee Kai who come through the AKK National Rescue organization.
AKKNR is asking for donations of items, gifts, or services that will be auctioned off during this fundraising eBay event. So, if you can make a gift, purchase one and/or offer your particular service(s) that you'd be willing to donate, we’d be forever grateful. Items need not be Alaskan Klee Kai or dog related.
We will be accepting donations up to Saturday, April 23rd, so that everything can be set up in time to start the auction on May 1st. When you send your donation/s to AKKNR, please specify if it is a stand-alone item or if it can be placed with other items to form a lot; also specify the approximate monetary value of your item(s).
Donations can be mailed to:Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue, Inc.P.O. Box 146Ottawa, KS 66067
Be sure to mark May 1st on your calendars !!
Join this worthy cause; join the bidding and the fun!
Chips - ADOPTED
Chips, as named by AKKNR volunteers, is about an 8 month old AKK puppy that was found in a Pasadena animal shelter with a badly broken leg. AKKNR spoke earnestly with the shelter, who graciously allowed us to take him from the shelter before his hold period had ended, so that we could get him the medical care he desperately needed. This poor puppy was seriously injured and in pain. No way did we want him waiting even one more day! We got him in to see an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. Two months later, Chips is doing great on the road to recovery. He still has a ways to go yet, but it looks like things are healing as well as can be expected. See several pictures and updates about Chips' story and progress on our Facebook page.
**Chips has been adopted by one of his wonderful foster families!!!**
Candle Bling by Lanie Benefits AKKNR!
A fun new way to help support AKKNR!
Buy candle bling, help save dogs
Candle Bling by Lanie sells Jewelry in Candles products:
A portion of proceeds are donated to AKKNR.
Customize your order with your preferred type of jewelry, and even your ring size.
Come check it out today.
Buy and Sell on eBay for Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue
You can support Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program.
Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue is part of the eBay Giving Works program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here’s how:
Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.