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Meowy Christmas & Happy Howlidays

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Looking for the Pawsitively Purrfect Present for the animal lover in your life? This ugly holiday shirt supports rescue animals formerly facing euthanasia, while also showing humorous cheer.

Life is Better Rescue is running a limited time fundraising campaign for these festive holiday shirts. Visit our fundraiser page between now and November 27 to order. These shirts are only available until November 27, so get 'em while they're hot!

NEW THIS YEAR: Different style shirts and hoodies available, as well as different colors.

Shirts should arrive between December 6 & 15 - plenty of time to put under the tree.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 9, 2017: 6th Annual Denver Santa Speedo Dash

Santa Speedo Flyer

Join us for some festive cheer at our annual holiday Fun Run, hosted by Mead Street Station. All proceeds benefit Life Is Better Rescue.

This one-mile dash, through the Denver neighborhood of the Highlands, is for runners or walkers of all abilities. Participants are encouraged to wear holiday gear…especially Speedos with creative flair!

Registration is $35 and includes a pre-dash warm up shot, an after-run beer, and a Life Is Better Santa hat. You may register online using the PayPal button below.

Comedian, James R. Zingelman, will lead this year's festivities, with a contest for Best Costume and a drawing for lots of fun prizes!


12:30 Pre-race warm up
1:00 Race start



Mead St. Station
3625 West 32nd Avenue Denver, CO 80211


A letter from our President

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I want to thank every person and business who helped support us during our initial and ongoing efforts to help the rescue community after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

We are proud to share that through our various partnerships, we were able to move 94 animals out of Texas and the surrounding areas. Our trip directly to Houston netted us more than 36 volunteer hours at the NRG Stadium with Best Friends (where more than 400 dogs have been moved to await possible owners finding them), a moving truck full of dog and cat food donated directly from I & Love & You to the animals at Houston Pets Alive, and the subsequent evacuation of 27 animals from both of those rescues.

Our dedication to the animals and people impacted by this storm will continue into the following year. We anticipate seeing hundreds more animals influx the national rescue scene as animals are declared strays and owners do not come forward (or have to relinquish because of housing situations.)

In all the sadness, we do have several happy endings. Two of the canines we pulled from Houston had been in the shelter system since the beginning of April. Both dogs were lucky enough to find new homes during the PetSmart National Adoption Weekend in mid-September. This means that because of the storm, for the first time in their adult lives they are sleeping in a home as someone's beloved pet. Pictured is Gypsy, a 10 month old mix that now has a little girl to love her.

Many of the animals we have transported have found adoptive families, and we continue to provide care to those still looking while they are with us.

If you are interested in helping, we always need foster families as well as volunteers. Please email to be directed to the correct person. Donations are used 100% towards the care of our animals, and are fully tax deductible. Click the button below to donate using PayPal.

Thank you from all of us as your support is what makes these rescues possible!

Georgia Cameron
President & Executive Director
Life is Better Rescue

We can accept donations through PayPal or Colorado Gives.

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Guess the Breeds Contest


We celebrate all breeds, and it means sometimes we are just plain stumped when we get a dog with mixed heritage. Recently, we saved a mommy dog and her neonate puppies, and we were so confused as to their possible blend, we went ahead and DNA tested the litter.

The results were...surprising! We never would have guessed at the mixes, so we thought we'd have fun and see if one of you sleuths would have better luck than we did.

We have identified that there are 4 distinct breeds in these puppies, and have indicated the percentages. There is also a photo of the mommy dog (it turns out she is not a purebred, but at least we now know her breed too!)

Each guess is $1. The person closest to their actual mixes will receive a signed copy of A Dog's Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron. All proceeds will go toward the medical care of this litter. In the event there is a tie with exact breeds, we will award multiple prizes. If no one exactly guesses (and trust us, we would be amazed if someone does!) we will come up with any tie breakers by allowing them another chance to guess.

Thanks for supporting rescues, supporting mutts, and loving puppies! Life is Better, and always #adoptdontshop.

To vote, click the PayPal button below. During the check out process, leave us a note with your breed guesses in the following format (there was no unidentified "mixed breed". 4 unique breeds were found):

  • 30% of: Breed Guess #1 Goes Here
  • 30% of:Breed Guess #2 Goes Here
  • 20% of: Breed Guess #3 Goes Here
  • 20% of: Breed Guess #4 Goes Here


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Love for Life

Thank you for everyone that came to this year's Love for Life. It was a huge success!

Photos of the evening, provided by Lily Red Studios, are now available.

If you love your photo, please feel free to share and download. Please make sure to tag Lily Red Studio and Life is Better Rescue when sharing on Facebook. For every download, please consider making a $10 donation to Life is Better Rescue. If you would like to purchase a print, you may do so through this gallery. Lily Red Studio will donate $10 to Life is Better Rescue for every print purchased.

View photo gallery.

Donate While You Shop

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Please note on your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.


What is BarkBuddy? BarkBuddy pulls adoptable pup profiles from Petfinder and presents them in a fun way for iPhone & iPad users. (Android version should be available in the next few weeks!)

Click this link and BarkBox will donate money to Life is Better Rescue.


Life is Better Rescue is partnering with BarkBox to bring you savings and your pups joy. Get $5 off any BarkBox subscription and support our rescue! For every coupon used on, our rescue will get a $15 donation from BarkBox. Be sure to use our special promo code: LifBBX1.