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!

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.