How does the Rescue Adoption process work?

All Potential adopters must complete an online adoption application to be considered as an adopter with 4P4L. Approval as an adopter does not guarantee an adoption or a hold of a particular pet.  Next steps will be outlined in a response to your application.

During this global pandemic, we are not able to host adoption events.  Instead, we are hosting scheduled meet/greets.  Scheduling a meet/greet does NOT hold an animal for you to meet.  You would need to make the full adoption fee deposit to hold an animal. Because of the high demand for adoptable animals at this time, it is highly recommended that you make the full adoption deposit for the pet of your choice as soon as you are ready. In our rescue, the first approved applicant to make the full deposit amount listed on the pet’s profile is who is able to adopt.

If you meet the pup you are interested in at your scheduled time and find you aren’t a good fit, then you would receive a full refund.  If you meet and it’s a match, then you take the pup home and live happily ever after.

Inspired by Kaylie Rescue Fund

Training changed her life

Kaylie’s Fund’s mission is to help overlooked dogs that need a little extra help to get adopted through professional training. This fund was inspired by a dog named Kaylie and it was initiated by her foster parents, Pam and Jim. Here’s her story.

“Kaylie was one of those overlooked dogs at the events and I could never understand why–she is a beautiful dog with pleading eyes who has touched our hearts forever. Kaylie was in the rescue for over 300 days. She and many others gave me the strength to step out of my comfort zone and help some wonderful animals in need. I knew in my heart that Kaylie needed a break from being in a kennel for so long. She came to our home as a foster and blossomed into the dog that I knew she was.

Kaylie was a joy and every day she would show us a little more of her sweet personality. Kaylie’s story has a very happy ending. Kaylie found a wonderful family that loves and appreciates her–we want to help make more happy endings by giving others like Kaylie the training they need to get them adopted.” (Pam & Jim, former foster parents)

To contribute to this fund, please visit:

Tuff Luck Chuck Rescue Fund

Tuff Luck Chuck Medical Fund

The Tuff Luck Chuck Medical Fund of 4 Paws 4 Life Rescue is how funds are raised for rescue animals in our care that have special needs.  We have helped dogs with orthopedic injuries, abuse related injuries, congenital deformities/conditions, and others.

Dogs with these conditions are given priority for euthanasia in shelters across the country.  Caring for dogs with special needs takes effort, patience, love and medical attention; all of which we at 4 Paws 4 Life Rescue can provide for them.

Once the dogs have healed, they can attend our adoption events and begin searching for their new family, giving them a chance at life they would not otherwise have had.  Of course, the cost is often high and each case is different so we aim to raise the money needed for their surgeries.  Would you help us?


Heart to Heart Rescue Fund

Heart to Heart Program

Heart to Heart Program

Squeak was heart worm positive

The Heart to Heart Program at 4 Paws 4 Life Rescue is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the adoption and treatment of heart worm positive dogs. Heart worm is not contagious from dog to dog and is a very treatable condition, and after only a few short months of treatment, dogs can be cured and live a long, healthy, and active life. The biggest obstacle is the cost. 4 Paws 4 Life is dedicated to saving as many of these otherwise healthy and wonderful dogs as we can, and covers the full cost of treatment for our heart worm positive dogs, which can range anywhere from $500-$1500, whether they are in a foster home or a forever home.

In many shelters, testing positive for heart worms is a death sentence. 4 Paws 4 Life believes that every dog deserves a chance at life, and therefore we are one of only a few Colorado based rescues who will pull heart worm positive dogs off of death row and bring them here to Colorado where we get them the treatment they need to live long and healthy lives.



In order to save more of these innocent animals, we need your help. Treatment is excruciatingly expensive for a small non-profit, and we are therefore limited in the number of dogs we are able to treat and save. Even small donations can add up and go a long way towards helping us save even more.

  • $100 Pays for a 6 month cycle of antibiotics for 1 heart worm positive dog
  • $70 Pays for 6 months of heart worm Preventative medication for 1 heart worm positive dog
  • An average of $600 pays for the full treatment of 1 heart worm positive dog

Please make a donation to our Heart to Heart Program.

If you can’t donate, but still want to help, please spread the word to your friends and family. The more awareness raised about these dogs, the better their chances of living the long lives they deserve.

If you have a quiet home and would like to foster a dog through all or part of their treatment, please consider filling out a foster application. 

Thank you for all your help and support to try to save as many of these furry friends as possible!

White Whiskers

White Whiskers is aimed at saving adult to senior dogs. Senior dogs are some of the hardest dogs to get adopted. Most people walk into a shelter, or an adoption event, and walk straight towards the puppies, passing by all of the young adult or senior dogs. This program helps rehome them. We offer discounted donations/fees to encourage their adoption and aim to save at least 5% of all of our dogs in this age group.


Puppy Mills

4 Paws 4 Life Rescue partners with other animal welfare groups to conduct Puppy Mills Rescues — rescues that pull animals out of the cruel and inhumane conditions of commercial breeding facilities in various parts of the country— often rescuing these animals from imminent destruction.

Every experience has been heartbreaking. So many dogs that needed help and so many more that need to be rescued from horrible living conditions. These dogs never experience love. They live in fear in tiny kennel enclosures with matted furs and nails embedded into their skin. And so sadly, often afraid of the human touch.

In September 2022, we witnessed horrific conditions at a puppy mill in Missouri. We were successful in rescuing 38 dogs and took them all back to our facility in Colorado. Sadly, we didn’t get them all.

Dental work, skin and eye issues are just a few of the medical needs these dogs have. We had nearly 200 teeth extracted from 19 dogs during our puppy mill rescue mission in September 2022. So very sad. All t
eeth rotted.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of donors, such as yourself, to be able to continue saving the lives of dogs in need. Your donations directly contribute the animals in our care. Medical costs, food, and shelter expenses add up quickly.

Every puppy mill rescue mission is different but one thing is consistent…the cost of bringing these dogs back to health is usually very high.

Could you make a donation to support them? As always, please remember that every dollar counts no matter how big or small your gift is, it supports our mission.

Thank you again for being a part of our community. We couldn’t do any of this without YOU!


Help Reunite Lost Pets

Join us in our mission to reunite lost pets. Together, we’ll spread the word and help lost pets find their way home.

3648 N Perry Park Rd

Sedalia CO. 80135

By Appointment Only

Medical Emergencies:

(970) 364-3981


(303) 688-8569

3648 N Perry Park Rd

Sedalia CO. 80135

By Appointment Only

Medical Emergencies:

(970) 364-3981


(303) 688-8569