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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


Pup 1 Pup 2 Pup 3 Pup 4


Upcoming Events

Our summer adoption schedule is out, and we look forward to seeing you (or surprising you) at a local farmers market or adoption event around town. See below for our list of scheduled events. While we encourage you to put in your application on line ahead of time if there is a dog you particularly like, we will also have all of our available animals with us, so it's a great chance to stop by to meet a few you might be interested in. Please email if you have questions.

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Old South Pearl Farmers Market

The market is located on the 1500 Block of South Pearl Street and is from 9 am to 1 pm.

  • October 8, 2017

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.

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