Welcome to our rescue centre

Who we are

We were formed in 1993 (our official title is Refugio de Los Animales – K9) with the purpose of being an organisation to protect, to the best of our ability, animals from cruelty, starvation and neglect, and to neuter and spay where possible to avoid over population. At the moment there is no official government funding and we rely solely on you, the public, for donations and sponsorships.

We are always looking for....


Dogs homed in 2023


Cats homed in 2023


Dogs & Cats homed in the last 5 years


Dogs & Cats waiting for homes at end of 2023

  • Friday project

    Happy home giver

    Very dedicated staff! Is very helpful for them to have people going to walk the dogs! The pets are very well behaved and always happy to have people around!

  • Y. M.

    Happy visitor

    They are wonderful how they take care of dogs and cats. Every day you can take them out for a walk and give them love, do not hesitate to share your time with them.

  • K Bookshaw

    Happy dog walker

    We can't have a dog and it is nice that we can come here play with the puppies and kittens and take dogs for a long walk

Why Support

K9 Tenerife?

  • We are a long-established caring rescue centre

    Formed in 1993, in South Tenerife, K9 Tenerife continues its dedicated animal rescue work today. We care for abandoned and mistreated dogs and cats, taking care of their health and wellbeing while they await re-homing to a loving home. We work closely with, and receive a great deal of support from, similar organisations across Tenerife and abroad.

  • We have a great team

    We have a dedicated team of workers and volunteers. Roles vary greatly and include: kennel and cattery assistants; dog walkers; animal rescuers; shop assistants; and events organisers. We are always delighted to discuss options with potential volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please get in touch in any of the ways listed on our "Contact Us" page below.

  • We can't do it alone

    K9 Tenerife, and our supporters, raise funds for the health and wellbeing of our dogs and cats in lots of ways. Including: sales from our second hand shop in Alcala; fundraising events; collection boxes in bars and cafes; and raising funds at local markets. If you would like to help, please get in touch with us in any of the ways listed on our "Contact Us" page below.


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Get in touch &

Contact us

Refugio de los Animales K9
Calle Chimbesque,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Tel: 0034 667 638 468
Email: info@k9tenerife.com