4Life Animal Rescue - Illinois Animal rescue in Elgin, IL

Our mission at 4Life Animal Rescue is to provide care and resources to animals in need. We offer adoption, education, training, and rehabilitation services to ensure that unwanted and neglected animals are safe and receive the life-long care they require and deserve. We also promote responsible pet ownership; and offer prevention and intervention services to families afflicted by harsh economic conditions to ensure their pet(s) remain a part of the family.

All animals in our care will receive any and all medical attention necessary and will not be adopted out without being spayed or neutered, given up-to-date on vaccinations, and being micro-chipped. In the event an adoption fails, or a family must surrender their pet, 4Life will always keep an open door and the animal will be taken in.

​4Life is a non-profit, entirely volunteer-based organization located in Orange County California, and we rely on the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and fundraisers to operate. We fulfill our mission by collaborating with other rescues, our local shelters, veterinarians, boarding facilities, and local businesses.

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Elgin, IL 60123
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Adoptable pets at 4Life Animal Rescue - Illinois

We'll also keep you updated on ODYN's adoption status with email updates.
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Dutch Shepherd/American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 7 yrs 10 mos
Elgin, IL

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  • 1. Approve Application
  • 2. Interview
  • 3. Meet the Pet
  • 4. Home Check
  • 5. Pay Fee
  • 6. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 7. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Adoption Applications are screened to ensure no red flags are present that would indicate the animal wouldn't have a loving home for the rest of their lives. The application is also screened to ensure the home is the best possible fit for each pet. An interview is conducted over the phone as a secondary screening to discuss animal behavior, adoption process, commitment to the animal, or any questions that may have arisen from the adoption application. If everything is OK to move forward, we set up a time for the adopter to meet the animal with a dedicated volunteer in attendance. This meeting is also used as an opportunity to interview and ensure the pet is the right fit and no red flags arise. Following the meet and greet, if both adopter and rescue volunteers agree to move forward, a dedicated volunteer will complete a home check to ensure the animal is going to a clean, stable, and loving environment that fits their needs. The home check is also another opportunity to interview and make sure the pet is a good fit. Once all of this is complete, our volunteers arrange to bring the dog to the adopter's home for collection of the adoption fee, signing of the contract, and drop off of the animal.

Pets at shelters & rescues near 4Life Animal Rescue - Illinois

Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois

Po Box 115,
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Aching Hearts Pet Rescue

Batlett, IL 60103

Second City Canine Rescue

570 N Smith St,
Palatine, IL 60067

We'll also keep you updated on DEXTER's adoption status with email updates.
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Male, 1 yr 6 mos
Chicago Ridge, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Korbin's adoption status with email updates.
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Catahoula Leopard Dog/Australian Shepherd

Male, Young
Elk Grove Village, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Porter's adoption status with email updates.
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Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 1 yr
La Grange Highlands, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Lily & Belle (bonded pair)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Lily & Belle (bonded pair)

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Wheaton, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Mabel's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 10 yrs 6 mos
Morris, IL
We'll also keep you updated on Ember's adoption status with email updates.
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Domestic Mediumhair/Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Elk Grove Village, IL

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