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.


Linda Dahler (President)

Linda came on board with K9 after adopting her dog through us, She has been an event planner and fundraiser for over 9 years and has worked with our fundraising team to help raise funds to support our goals.
She has since taken on the role of President and is looking forward to working with our team to ensure K9 can keep helping the many dogs we see each year.


Lee Brown (Vice President)

Lee began her volunteering life at K9 in 2020 as a dog handler. It did not take long for Lee to
progress to Team Leader and then onto the role of Kennel Supervisor. Not only is Lee
responsible for the day-to-day rostering of staff to ensure the safe and smooth running of
the kennels she is also a much-loved mentor for the volunteers whom she trains and
supports daily. Lee is our dogs biggest advocate, the pure joy she feels when with them is
evident to all.


Katrina Barwise (Secretary)

Katrina has been volunteering with K9 since 2019 as a Dog Handler and Team Leader in our
kennels and accepted the role of K9 Committee Secretary in March of 2021. 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.


Graham Carter (Treasurer)

Graham has a strong drive and passion to work with K9 to maximise our Rescue and
Rehome strategies. His role will focus on building communication and community
awareness of the K9 team and how important it is to understand what pet ownership is really about. Graham has over 40 years background in Business development, Sales and Marketing and Managing teams within many multinational companies.


Leonie Mischewski (Committee Member)

Leonie has volunteered at K9 Rescue Group since 2017. Leonie’s calm, empathetic, caring
nature quickly earnt her the respect of all volunteers. Leonie has worked as a Kennel
Manager previously and can still be found at K9 on the weekends showering the dogs with
love and compassion in her role as Team Leader. Leonie has an amazing knowledge of the
dogs in our care and is a beloved mentor to our volunteers.


Nina Murray (Committee Member)

Nina joined K9 in May 2019 as a Dog Handler.
She has worked in rescue since 2015, primarily with cat rescues with fostering, rescue and fostering for multiple vets.
Nina’s desire was to be involved with the elderly cats and dogs but fate steered her towards emergency care, very young kittens and those needing medical attention with many surprises along the way. Her love for the dogs is obvious and infectious.
Nina works full time and loves to walk the dogs at K9 on the weekend, early mornings and after work, taking them on outings whenever possible.


Fiona Peters (Committee Member)

Prior to joining the K9 Rescue team as a Volunteer in 2022, I worked in the Public Sector for 25 years for the Department of Human Services. I now have been blessed with the opportunity to devote and dedicate my time to my lifelong passion of advocating for the welfare and wellbeing of animals and in particular my heart animal – dogs.


Jenni Bestwick (Committee Member)

I joined K9 in 2021 as a volunteer and quickly fell in love with all of the K9 dogs. l took on the role as Office Manager and then after a year or so decided that my heart belonged with the dogs and went back to volunteering in the kennels as a Team Leader. I love dogs, they hold a special place in my heart and it warms my heart seeing them find their new forever homes.


Max Carter (Committee Member)

Max has always been a huge dog lover and after an absence of 7 years, came back to K9 in March 2023. Max quickly became a team leader and enjoys training new volunteers. Max has a love and passion towards all of our dogs and especially likes to try and work with the more challenging cases. Outside from K9, Max works as a social worker and enjoys playing the drums and going kitesurfing.


Steve Lawson (Committee Member)

Steven moved to Perth from Adelaide in 2019 and in 2020 he joined K9 Rescue Group as a dog handler. In 2021 he became a Team Leader in the kennels. Before K9 Steven spent 20 years in the defence force.