K9’s in need of Special Support (KISS) is a 501(c)3 non profit foundation registered in North Carolina. Net proceeds are distributed to participating shelters that have dogs with disabling health conditions in need of veterinary attention, whether lifelong or temporary.

Like people, canine disabilities are manageable with medical support, education, and proper care. ‘Special Needs’ can be diabetes, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, paralysis, cancer, or any other disease, condition, or impairment that may prevent them from being adopted.

Aside from being our faithful companions, dogs have served people for years as workers, performing duties which support our society. Assist dogs give disabled people the independence and freedom to enjoy a full life. Therapy dogs bring joy to terminally ill people and senior citizens, and service dogs unconditionally sacrifice their lives performing search, rescue, and law enforcement jobs.

We believe it’s time to show our appreciation to these amazing animals by giving them the same opportunity to live a full life as they have given us. There is no disability that can affect the joy, love, and loyalty a dog can give.

If you are a shelter or rescue organization

Please read about Our Services.

All other individuals

If you would like to help us with our mission, please read about our KISS Companions.