We are a foster based rescue, so our animals are housed all over the state of Colorado. At this time we do showings for specific animals by appointment only or they will arrive at our PetSmart adoption partner store as listed and updated on our webpage.
All life is uniquely sacred, and as such, we do not have limitations on our rescue species – shy to say we can accept what we are legally able and have foster homes for. Our greatest mission is to save animals that are at risk of euthanasia. This means we get a variety of animals of all different ages (but a significant number of cats and kittens that were medically at risk due to their size).
We will never euthanize an adoptable animal due to space or time constraints. Euthanasia is only performed on those for whom it is medically necessary.
Puppies (up to and including one year): $450
Adult dogs (over one year): $350
Senior dogs (over eight years): $200
Kittens (up to and including one year): $250
Adult cats (over one year): $200
Senior cats (over eight years): $75
Price depends on the species and age of the animal – please check individual listings for information.
At Life is Better Rescue, we don’t just spay and neuter. We vaccinate, microchip, bring up to health and care for each of our animals with high quality food and a home environment. We blood test our cats to make sure they are FeLV and FIV negative. Because we are a foster-based rescue, we are able to teach animals how to be members of the family – that is, we teach kittens to be confident and trusting of people. We start our puppies off by paper training and working on general manners. Dogs get behavioral training as needed and in-depth modification to work on any issues that they have or may arise. We also provide training tips to new adoptive families during the go-home process, and have partnered with an professional trainer and behaviorist to help new adoptive families address any concerns they may have post-adoption. The prices we set are higher than some rescues, but we take pride in how much we are able to provide to our animals and the families who adopt them. We want everyone in our adoption process to have a better life at the end – and we put forth all of our effort to make sure it happens. When you adopt from Life is Better Rescue – you are getting the complete rescue package – not just a dog or cat that is sterilized.
We do our best to get young animals in their forever homes to help the bonding process. That being said, we are required by state law to spay and neuter all the animals in our program before they can go to their forever homes. Animals must be at least 8 weeks old and weigh 2lbs in order to have this procedure done. In some cases, orphan kittens will not reach this weight until a few weeks beyond what we believe is their 8 week birthdate. We will keep the website updated with statuses and when animals can go home. For more information on our spay and neuter process – please check out our preferred clinic – Planned Pethood.
As our mission is to help animals at risk of euthanasia – we primarily deal with municipal transfers.
If you have found a stray animal, the advisable thing to do is to take it to your veterinarian or local animal control to have it scanned for a microchip. We can assist with this process, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to accept an animal and may refer you to a different organization depending on the situation.
Our biggest need is for foster parents willing to take on nursing mothers or orphaned babies. This can be an 8+ week commitment; however we will match you with the type of animal that suits you and your living situation best. We also need donations. Food, towels, crates, and of course financial assistance is always appreciated. We are strictly a volunteer-based organization, so our overhead costs are minimal and directed primarily toward the health and safety of our animals. If you have donated for the medical care of a specific animal and the needs of that animal are met, we will use any additional donation toward the medical care of other animals in our program.
Please check up our training guides for suggestions to common training guestions.