Rescued for Life NorCal Chapter
Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Auburn, CA 95602
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Northern California
About Our Rescue Group:Life isn't kind to most of the dogs entering our shelter system, leaving them with emotional and physical scarring.
Too many are immediately adopted out before being rehabilitated, only to find themselves a few weeks, month or years later in the system again facing the inevitable "death".
Rescued for Life is diligently working to change that through our mission to give the dog the time and extra care needed to detect and treat underlining issues resulting in a variety behavioral problems.
Rehabilitation and training are the key elements leading to a long and happy life for the dog, and a lasting, joyful relationship with its owner.
RFL rescue focuses on individualized medical and behavioral rehabilitation for homeless dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Once an animal enters our program, we make a commitment to care for that individual for life.
Through this vital work, Rescued for Life:
• saves lives
• enhances the human-animal bond
• ensures successful and long-term re-homing
• gives back to the community through humane education programs
Rescued for Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization (501c3) EIN 45-3040231; We are licensed/certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture /Veterinary Services Division and licensed with the Colorado Secretary of State.
Come Meet our Pets:We are a foster home based rescue, not a facility. Meet and greets can be arranged in the evenings, weekends or at the fosters availability.
Our Adoption Process:Adoption Fees:
(Payable by cash, check or PayPal)
Fee for returned check is $35.00
Puppies (under 1 year of age) – $ 175.00
Dogs (1 to 5 years of age ) – $150.00
Dogs ( 6 years and older ) -- $ 100.00
EVERY dog we offer for adoption has already been spayed/ neutered, has been given age-appropriate vaccines, is dewormed and micro - chipped.
All adoption fees go directly to Rescued for Life, Inc. to help pay for medical expenses, spay/neutering, transport, boarding, training, etc..
~ Adopters must be at least 21 years of age. Renters will need written proof of permission to own pets. Adopters who live in a condos/ townhouses/ trailers are required to bring a copy of their condo/ townhouse/trailer regulations or bylaws.
Criteria such as the need for a fence, hours the animal may be left alone, level of experience required, etc...will be determined according to the needs of each dog . Adoption approval is at the sole discretion of Rescued for Life, Inc.
STEP ONE: Think it through. Do you have the time, energy and resources to devote to a new pet? Are you committed to caring for the pet for the next 10-15 years? Do you know what kind of pet would be best for your household?
STEP TWO: Browse our website and choose a potential candidate. If you see a dog you like ~ please fill out the adoption application and indicate what dog are you interested in. After we receive your application we will contact you to discuss the application further and/or arrange and combine a home visit with a meet and greet.
STEP THREE: Adoption Contract. Once approved, you will need to finalize your adoption by completing an adoption contract and paying the adoption fee in cash, check or with PayPal (see list of adoption fees at the top of the page). At that time, available medical records will be provided along with a variety of other information.
STEP FOUR: Rescued for Life, Inc. is committed to the animals it rescues for their entire lifetime. Therefore, once an animal is adopted, RFL reserves the right to:
Check on the pet at any time to ensure its well-being. Remove the pet from the home if any conditions of the adoption contract have been violated or, if in the opinion of RFL, the environment is unsafe.
If at any time you cannot keep your pet, you must return it to RFL and not to any other individual or shelter.
We cannot guarantee the health of any animals adopted. Any time you adopt an animal, you should take it to the vet as soon as possible. Your animal has been checked by a vet, but will need to be started immediately on a program of preventative vet care.
Please be aware that the animals available for adoption are rescue animals and, as such, have often been exposed to a variety of diseases. Like human illnesses, these disorders can have an incubation period of up to several weeks. If the animal you adopt shows signs of illness in the first weeks after it has been adopted, please inform us and take it to the vet for treatment. Once an animal is adopted, the adopter is responsible for all medical expenses.