Welcome to our rescue center

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 2022


Cats homed 2022


Dogs & Cats waiting for homes at end of 2022


Dogs & Cats homed in the last 5 years

  • 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 the No.1 caring rescue center in Tenerife

    K9 Tenerife continues its effortless work with helping the abandoned dogs and cats of Tenerife and has received a great deal of help from other similar organisations, both here and abroad, we are also affiliated to the RSPCA in the UK – something we are very proud of.

  • We have a great team of support staff

    We have a dedicated team helpers, including Rescuers, Car Boot Helpers, Dog Walkers, Kennel Hands, and Fund Raisers to name but a few, and we are always looking for more volunteers – there are never enough helpers!

  • We can't do it alone

    K9 Tenerife raises funds for the upkeep of the animals by organising Car Boot Sales, Dinner dances, the placing of Collection Boxes in Bars and the collection of funds at the local markets. If you would like to help contact us below:


Latest Posts

Keep up to date with our latest news and events and details on the NEW additions to our rescue center

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