AZK9 is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization serving Arizona’s underserved communities with the tri-fold approach of education, sterilization & rescue.  This group of dedicated volunteers founded by people wanting to make a difference in the lives of companion animals in Maricopa County. For the dogs in our care, our mission has remained to give a second chance to those who have been abused, abandoned, and forgotten. Our focus has remained to help those who were considered less adoptable, hard to place, overlooked, and truly in need of a second chance in life. We believe every life is a life worth saving and that no animal is a lost cause. Each animal we take into our care is a deserving life needing love and companionship of a family. We work hard with each and every dog providing thorough medical care, training, and socializing to get each dog ready for a loving and devoted home.

It's a typical morning at AZk9 Rescue.  Animals are brought outside in a carefully choreographed routine, making sure that all the creatures under their care are fed, watered, and all medical treatments administered. Its organized chaos but somehow the folks at AZk9 make it work. 


The dogs seem to come to them from anywhere.  Sometimes it's a call from county asking for help taking in a senior dog that requires more that they can offer.   Other times it's a litter of puppies surrendered at the weekly spay & neuter clinics.  Sadly many of the dogs that arrive come from abuse or neglect cases and typically, all have at least some urgent medical needs.  Courtney and Aaron never know what the day will bring but never in nine years have they turned away a single dog. To AZK9 not one soul is less deserving than another, and every dog should have a chance to find his or her humans.

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