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. 

Heart to Heart

Drax is a Heart to Heart Fund Recipient 2020

Amelia is a Heart to Heart Recipient from 2019

Heart to Heart

Barney is a Heart to Heart Fund Recipient from 2018

Bob is a Heart to Heart Recipient from 2017










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