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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 December 2 to order. These shirts are available until December 2, so get 'em while they're hot!

Shirts will arrive approximately 14 days after this fundraiser ends on December 2, 2015 - plenty of time to put under the tree.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 12, 2015: Santa's Speedo Fundraiser

Santa Speedo

The 4th annual Denver Santa Speedo Dash benefiting Life Is Better Rescue will be held on December 12th. The race starts and ends at Meade St. Station (3625 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211) and is a fun, unique event like no other you have experienced. Based on other Speedo runs around the country, Denver seemed like a perfect fit for this growing tradition of combining holiday cheer with the spirit of giving.

The event starts at 12:30 pm with a warm-up with Santa aerobics and some liquid courage. The 1 mile dash through the Highlands starts at 1:00 pm. Afterwards prizes will be awarded and the holiday fun continues at Meade St. Station. Registration is only $30 if completed by November 22, $35 after. Included in the registration fee is a pre-race shot and a post-race beer. All proceeds go to benefit animals in need at Life is Better Rescue.

For more details or to register, visit the Facebook page or the Eventbrite event page.

Eventbrite - 4th Annual Denver Santa Speedo Dash 2015

View our full calendar for more upcoming events.


Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day

Life is Better is excited to announce we are part of Colorado Gives and the Community First Foundation. On December 8, 2015 - please consider giving as part of Colorado Gives Day.

The donations we receive on Colorado Gives Day help us save animals. In addition to your donation, we receive a portion of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

The $1 Million Incentive Fund is sponsored by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, each contributed $500,000 to create the fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. For example, if Life is Better Rescue receives 10% of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, we also receive 10% of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

Help be part of the solution and make it a record setting Gives Day! Please click here for more information.

All Creatures – Great and Small

Life is Better Rescue is non-breed and non-species specific organization that saves animals of all types, ages and sizes. We also save those in need of medical intervention prior to adoption.

Rex is a 7 month old Great Dane that came from a city shelter in Southern Colorado. He had congenital defects including a underdeveloped, unusable rear leg. After being passed between several homes he wound up at animal control and they were desperate to find a group that could take him and address his medical needs. We were forwarded his information to by another group, and we knew we had to help. Upon entering our program, Planned Pethood Plus and Dr. Jeff Young performed a complex, time-intensive surgery to both remove his useless leg and neuter him. Now that the counter-weight and deformed bone is gone, Rex is quickly transitioning into a true tripod and can run as fast as any four-legged dog. In fact, his resilience and can-do spirit has shown us that Rex has what it takes to follow in Porsche's footsteps and become a trained therapy animal and help children in various aspects of their social and academic development.

Weebles is a 2 month old Shih Tzu puppy that was dumped in the night drop box at Denver Animal Shelter – most likely when her Cerebellar Hypoplasia was discovered. Over time, what may have originally been considered puppy clumsiness revealed itself to be a lifelong condition. Weebles has difficulty controlling her movements and her gait is erratic. She wobbles (thus her name), but this resilient animal wants nothing more in life than to be a regular dog. She plays, chases, wrestles and chews like any other puppy, and once she has grown a bit bigger and is old enough to be spayed, she will be up for adoption. Our goal is to find her a forever home that will understand her lifetime limitations, but will help her thrive with her determination to let nothing keep her down.

Rex and Weebles are perfect examples of why "life is better." Both needed organizations that could properly assist with their diagnosis and treatment, and both needed the chance to get out of the municipal environment to achieve that end. Life is Better Rescue's primary mission is to save those animals that are in danger of euthanasia because of time, space or medical condition. We partner with these types of shelters to help reduce the number of animals in those situations, and to make the community better as a whole when it comes to pet ownership.

By donating any amount – you help us help them. All creatures, great and small, deserve a chance at a pain free and love filled life. You can make their tomorrows better, starting today.

Thank you for your support! All donations are tax deductible, and go 100% toward the care and treatment of the animals in our program.

Colorado Gives





Colorado Gives  
  Send your check to:
Life is Better Rescue
PO Box 19159
Denver, CO 80219

What's New

New Life is Better Gear

Check out the fun new products in our store. We have new moisture wicking tees, v-neck tees, bowling shirts, zip up hoodies and baseball hats. Show your support of rescue by sporting Life is Better gear. You may order online or visit us at one of the farmers markets.



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