Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To provide safe, temporary refuge leading to loving, permanent homes for all breeds of dog through rescue and rehabilitation, training and compassion.
While Rescued for Life rescues dogs from across the country, our main focus is on Colorado. Life has been unkind to most of the dogs placed either in pounds or in shelters, and if they are fortunate enough to escape euthanasia by being saved by rescues like ours, they are most often left physically and emotionally scarred.
In accepting these damaged but deserving dogs with all of their challenges, we are also accepting responsibility for their ultimate well being. Because we have no central facility, we rely solely upon a network of experienced, kind and loving volunteer foster homes to help these dogs transition from the nightmares of their past to the dreamscape of their futures.While Rescued for Life provides for their medical care, our foster homes provide them with a stable environment and a safe haven, coupled with training, support, and most importantly, TLC. Our fosters are our "eyes and ears", for they are the ones who are closest to the dogs, and who can best assess their physical and psychological needs. Needs we make certain to address. Why? Because our ultimate goal is to ensure that our dogs are not only highly adoptable, but that they are excellent matches for the permanent homes we choose for them through our rigorous screening and adoption process.
We vigorously uphold a no-kill policy. We never euthanize dogs with behavior problems, only those, whose medical problems are so severe that they are regretfully beyond help. And if one of our dogs is deemed unadoptable, that dog remains with us, safe in our care, for life. Rescued for Life also interacts with the members of our community by promoting responsible dog ownership, including spay/neutering, positive training methods and the humane care of all companion animals.