We are a not-for-profit organisation established in 1990 to rescue, care for and rehome dogs. K9 Rescue Group strives to educate the community about responsible dog ownership. We provide a regional service in Western Australia to the Peel, Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn areas.

At K9 Rescue Group we are passionate about creating an environment where a dog is treated as a rightful and respected member of the community. We have many volunteers who work tirelessly to successfully rehome around 200-300 dogs a year.

We seek to promote the significant benefits that pet ownership brings to the community.

If you would like to help the lives of these beautiful creatures and join the K9 Rescue Group family, we are always looking for volunteers. Submit your Application Form today! If you want to make a donation, click here. Every donation, big or small, makes a huge difference for all the dogs at K9 Rescue Group.

You can sponsor one of our K9 Rescue Group. Sponsoring a K9 Rescue Group dog only costs $7.50 per week. The funds go towards much needed food, medical care and training, as well as improved grooming, bedding and kennel facilities.


The K9 Rescue Group Committee is made up of a group of volunteers that are also members of K9 Rescue Group. There is an Executive Committee made up of the President, Treasurer and Secretary. There are also general committee members that assist with the overall operations of K9 Rescue Group. The K9 Rescue Group Committee meets at least once per month to conduct business and work tirelessly to ensure that K9 Rescue Group continues on with the work that has been ongoing for the last 25 years.


Jake King (President)

Jake spent 10 years employed by the Royal Australian Navy as a Clearance Diver and has been volunteering with K9 Rescue Group since 2019.

Jake has always had a passion for animals and has worked with wildlife rescue organisations throughout South East Asia.

As the current President, Jake is dedicated to raising awareness and will be focusing on education and responsible dog ownership.

Jake is looking forward to seeing the organisation reach it’s full potential and believes that through hard work and dedication, we can effect great change throughout our community.


Louisa Ackland (Treasurer)

Louisa has been an Accountant for approximately 40 years and has recently joined the K9 Committee as our Treasurer.

We are very grateful for Louisa’s wealth of knowledge in her field and look forward to working alongside her into the future. Louisa has recently commenced volunteering in our K9 office and will be also helping out in our Kennels moving forward.


Katrina Barwise (Secretary)

Katrina has been volunteering with K9 since 2019 as a Dog Handler and Team Leader in our kennels.
Katrina has recently taken on a new challenge and accepted the role of K9 Committee Secretary. Katrina’s love, emotion and dedication to the dogs in our care is infectious. She is the first to assist in any way she can to provide a better quality of life for those that rely on us the most.


Lara Payne

Lara has been volunteering with K9 Rescue since 2019 as a Dog Handler and Team Leader.

Lara is passionate about all animal rescue and has volunteered with bear rescue centres in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

As part of the K9 Committee, Lara is focusing on developing our social media footprint and expanding our fundraising efforts.

Lara also works tirelessly behind the scenes recruiting much needed volunteers for our organisation and co-ordinates inductions and on-going training.


Tayla Sonders

Tayla has volunteered with K9 for over 4 years in the office and has been on the Committee now for 2 years. Tayla has stayed strong through the tough times and her dedication and input has been very much appreciated by the new Committee Members.


Nina Murray

I joined K9 in May 2019.
Have worked in rescue since 2015 primarily with cat rescues and fostering for vets. My desire was to be involved with the elderly but fate steered me towards emergency, kittens, those needing medical attention and many surprises.
I work full time and love to walk the dogs at K9 on the weekend.


Jess Brydon

After 15 years working in a Pharmacy I am now employed as a Business Development Manager for a pharmacy group. In my spare time I study business and spend time with my rescue dog Marli. Marli is a Lab x/Huskie x/Mastiff x.
My focus as a committee member for K9 is the planning and implementation of a sponsorship program.


Matt Brydon

Matt is relatively new to K9, he currently volunteers as a dog handler in our kennels as well as being a member of our committee. He has always cared about animal welfare and has decided to take some action by helping a worthy cause like K9 Rescue Group.