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?

Below are some of the stories of our Tuff Luck Chuck recipients.

Milton- a senior dog, partially blind with a collapsed trachea

Thank you for writing to check up on Milton. I have to admit when I told my husband I adopted a blind dog, all he said was “you adopted a blind dog?” After his comment, I was a little worried however, once he met Milton my worries were gone. I could see right away he was going to fall in love with Milton as I did and he has. Others thought I was crazy for adopting a special needs dog and again, everyone who meets him falls in love with him. My mother wants him for herself. My grandson adores him and has nicknamed him Mil Mil.

I was worried about Milton finding his way about but, given a little time he is doing great. He can find his way around the house as well as the back yard. He knows when we say down, there is a step and if we say up, there is a step. Yes, he has taken a couple of mis-steps off the patio but for the most part he has adapted very well and has no issues getting around, finding his food, toys etc. He loves belly scratches and I can put him to sleep (I call it a doggie coma) in no time just by loving him and scratching his belly.  We could not be happier with Milton and we hope we can provide a happy life for him, no matter how much time he has with us. Attached are a couple of pictures of Milton. Some by himself and a couple with his doggie brother Levi.

Thanks for all you do for these wonderful animals.



Tuff Luck Chuck Medical FundThis sweet little bundle was rescued from a high-kill shelter then adopted by a loving family.  They named him Champ but little did they know how soon he would live up to his name!

You see, shortly after his adoption, his family noticed something wrong when Champ stood or walked even just a little.  They soon discovered he had two luxating patellas, or floating kneecaps, on his two back knees. He would need surgery or pain medication for the rest of his life! Since Champ was young, only 1 year old, they decided on surgery. They wanted him to go on long walks and play with the other dogs.  Although many suggested the family return Champ to the rescue, that was completely out of the question.  They already loved him too much.  Champs mom reached out to 4 Paws 4 Life Rescue for assistance instead.

With the help of 4 Paws 4 Life, Champ had a successful surgery.  With lots of love and care from his family, Champ is expected to make a full recovery within 2 months.

4 Paws 4 Life Rescue used funds from the Tuff Luck Chuck Medical Fund (TLC). Dogs like Champ are the reason these programs exist. The family was thrilled that we contributed to the surgery and we couldn’t have done it without your donations, so thanks!