Good Karma Pet Rescue » ~* A small rescue doing big things for animals in need *~

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  • Welcome to Good Karma Pet Rescue!

    Good Karma Pet Rescue is a network of foster homes in South Florida dedicated to providing dogs and cats in need with the love and care they need and deserve. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    GK was started in early 2011 by Stacey Tollackson Chen, who decided that she could best provide for her foster animals by starting a rescue that aims for high quality care rather than high volume. We intend to stay as small as we need to be to ensure that every one of our foster animals is treated with the same care and respect we show our own furry family.

    GK is based in Fort Lauderdale and is supported by wonderful, dedicated foster parents throughout the South Florida area. If you are interested in helping to save lives through volunteering, fostering, or adopting, please get in touch with us!


Robert came to our event yesterday looking for one kitten… He left with two adult cats! How awesome is that?

Thelma & Louise were abandoned by their owners when they moved. The poor girls were left outside to fend for themselves. Luckily, one of our volunteers scooped them up and began looking for a perfect home for them.

It’s not easy finding homes for adult cats especially during kitten season. The foster was crying happy tears as they left. It was such a special moment. This every special adoption really made our day! Thank you for choosing to adopt, Robert! And especially for giving some not-kittens a chance.:)


We found out that our cute little fluffy puppy Beckham needs a serious and seriously expensive surgery to survive. He needs to have his intestines moved back into place and his diaphragmatic hernia repaired so his lungs can expand. Right now they are collapsed and he struggles for breath. Surgery is expected to cost up to $4800. Please help Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida to save Beckham by contributing. <3

Tiger Lily was found on the street one day by one of our volunteers. There are lots of stray cats, we realize, but this one was just so friendly and outgoing. And HUNGRY! She came right up to anyone who even looked at her, rubbing against their legs and purring. Thankfully she is no longer scrounging for food on the street, but she is still looking for her forever home! Watch her special video.:)

On Saturday, January 23 we had a wonderful get-together of fosters and former Good Karma dogs. It was such a success that we plan on making it an annual tradition! It was so wonderful for our fosters and volunteers to reunite with the dogs (and cat!) that they have helped over the years. It was also awesome to see canine siblings reuniting, and a few of the hoarding house rescue dogs got to see how awesome they are all doing in their respective homes.  Here are a few photos!



Our public service announcement regarding an adopter from 2013 named LAURIE WEST who lives in Dunnellon or Ocala, Florida. Since we shared this, we have been told that people have seen her online SELLING BOXER PUPPIES as well. Please make sure you do not adopt to this woman.

This is her contact information, likely out of date:

Laurie West
9776 SW 156th Place
Dunnellon, FL 34432
Phone: 3528952557