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​Who we are....


K9 ResQ of AL, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer animal rescue located in Birmingham, Alabama. We are not a shelter and are able to function solely through a network of individual foster homes and donations.

K9 ResQ of AL advocates responsible pet ownership by offering advice and resources to provide proper vetting, spaying and neutering and training. We work with various shelters in Alabama and the public in an attempt to find loving homes for as many homeless or needy dogs as possible.  We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason.

We screen anyone interested in fostering or adopting by using thorough applications, legally binding contracts and doing reference, vet and home checks. We place dogs in loving and responsible homes following a comprehensive adoption process which includes taking considerable care to find good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a dog into their homes and lives.  We require an adoption fee.


Dogs in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment and are placed in nurturing foster homes while they await placement in their permanent homes. We assist dogs in distress without regard to age, breed or ease of placement.

We remain interested in and committed to the welfare of the dogs beyond the adoption process. 

K9 ResQ of Alabama, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 

Donations are always welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.


      Adopt, Foster, Volunteer, Donate!

Want to get involved? We want and need                               YOU!

K9 ResQ extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Teresa Sanders Caudle.  She will always be remembered for her love of animals.  Through her generous spirit of giving, she has enabled us to continue helping needy animals.  

Thank you Teresa!  

You will be missed!


Jan. 9, 1954 ~ Oct. 24, 2015 Teresa Lenore (Sanders) Caudle, age 61, passed away peacefully at her home in Oneonta on October 24, 2015. Teresa was born in Birmingham, to E. Leon Sanders and Bobbe Henry Sanders, who survive her. Teresa is also survived by her brother, Rance Sanders (Angie), her sister, Karen Sanders, her nephew, Brooks Sanders, her niece, Casey Sandkuhl (Simeon) and her former husband and friend, Jack Caudle. She grew up in Bluff Park and attended Bluff Park Elementary School, graduated W.A. Berry High School, and attended Jacksonville State University. After college, Teresa served as an executive and Corporate Secretary at Jefferson Title Corporation in Birmingham for 16 years where she played an instrumental role in the growth of her family's business. Teresa retired from corporate life to pursue her passion of raising, training, showing, rescuing, and caring for animals of all kinds. In addition to guinea pigs, fish, ferrets, flying squirrels, snakes, mice and chinchillas, Teresa had a special affinity for dogs and miniature donkeys. She and her Father founded C & S Dream Donkeys Ranch where she bred, trained and showed from an original herd of 20 miniature donkeys and 2 wonderful mules. Teresa's beloved creatures won countless awards in show around the United States, including recently in Shelbyville, TN despite Teresa being in declining health. She was especially proud of her final ribbons and the hard work that was given by her trainer, Justin Butts. Teresa also gave much of her time and energy to rescuing dogs. She would transport homeless or needy dogs to rescue centers or to new homes from Mobile to Wisconsin, where they could be loved. Teresa wanted to leave a final message that "Everyone can do something to help save lives. You reap a wonderful feeling in your heart that God bestows on you for doing what you can to help His creatures." A Celebration of Teresa's life will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on November 1, 2015 at Twin Oaks at Heritage Golf Club, 1364 Heritage Road, Oneonta, AL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Teresa's memory to "K9 ResQ of Alabama", P O Box 130584, Birmingham, AL., 35213 (

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