How Does
Change a Life
Do It?

Change a Life has a large network of shelter partners and animal advocates who contact us daily with requests to save dogs in need. These requests are to help dogs that may already be scheduled to be euthanized or to assist dogs with severe medical needs who are in pain need veterinary care to survive, but just as often is for a great dog that is in a rural shelter that just can’t find their way out. We would save them all if we could, but in order to rescue a dog, we need funds to provide the necessary vet care, and we need fosters to care for the dogs until they can ultimately be placed in their forever homes.

Our cost to provide basic veterinary care to a dog is about $300 (plus $135 for transport) and covers all necessary vaccines spay/neuter and microchip. For dogs with injuries requiring specialized treatment and/or surgery, costs can easily increase into the thousands.

When Change a Life becomes aware of a dog in need, we immediately get to work posting the dog on our social media platforms and networking with our internet friends & partners to make people aware of the dog’s situation. We raise funds and solicit for fosters, and once we have both, we transport the dog to one our partner vets as quickly as possible.

Our dogs get fully vetted, placed in their foster homes, and then we ensure they get the exposure they need on PetFinder, other social media platforms, and at weekly adoption events, to find the best possible forever home for every Change a Life dog.

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