The Charity was founded in 2012 by three media personalities: Singer Pola Popieszalska; former model and ethical writer Victoria Featherstone Pearce and presenter Anneka Tanaka. Their vision was to relieve the suffering of animals worldwide, but particularly in Eastern Europe, Cyprus and Asia, with the main focus on dogs that have been abandoned, abused, stray, captured in shelters, or otherwise in need of care and protection. Anneka left the charity in 2014 and has since founded independent animal based projects, however Victoria and Pola remain active founders who are passionately committed to K-9 Angels and campaign to help save all animals from persecution and cruelty.
K-9 Angels help stray dogs around the world, as well as the UK, and have not only rehomed hundreds of dogs, but also funded aid for shelters, such as food, medical supplies and regular spay/neuter and vaccinate programmes.
In 2014 they helped to fund the first shelter for the dogs in Craiova, Romania. They continue to fundraise and rely totally on public donations to continue their vital work in helping the dogs and providing shelter food and veterinary care for homeless and helpless dogs and puppies.
In 2022 pop legend Jo Omeara joined the team as a celebrity front angel. Then went onto wing walk with life changing challenges.