LIFELINE FOR PETS is a no-kill animal rescue group operated entirely by volunteers.
We provide care and hold adoptions for about 50 cats and dogs until a loving home can be found for them.
Glendale PETCO: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
231 N. Glendale Ave.
Excluding Holiday Weekends.
Please call 818-951-1164 to confirm.
Pasadena PETSMART: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3347 E. Foothill Blvd.
Excluding Christmas and New Year's Day.
Please call 626-797-1753 to confirm.
DOGS ARE SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please call 626-358-3726 if you see a dog on our site that you like.
You can also call if you are looking for a dog.
We sometimes know of available dogs which are not on our website.
LIFELINE FOR PETS is a State & Federally Incorporated Non-Profit Rescue Organization.
Lifeline was incorporated by the state of California in 1982. It was formed in June of 1981 by Lynne Jordan and Midge Poynter under the name Pet Lifeline. Midge and Lynne were involved in animal rescue work independent of each other until they met through an exchange of letters in the Virginia Kay column of the Pasadena Star-News. Lynne is a management analyst, retired from Federal civil service. Midge is a noted author of books for school children, one of which is "Too Few Happy Endings", a story of humane societies. She has also written, "What is One More?", about the work of animal rescuers. Both books are still sometimes available thru Amazon or other book stores.
Today there are six members on the LIFELINE FOR PETS Board of Directors. Some care for cats and some care for dogs. Working with these directors are about thirty dedicated volunteers.
Dogs and cats are acquired by LIFELINE in one of three ways - adoption from an animal shelter; picked up from the street as strays; or by owner relinquishment, either voluntary or involuntary. In all cases, the animals are quarantined in an animal hospital to insure their good health. Injuries and illnesses are treated. Necessary shots are given. If the animal is well enough, spaying or neutering is done. In the case of strays, a conscientious effort is made to find the owner. When medically sound, the animal is brought to the home of one of the LIFELINE FOR PETS Directors or to the home of one of our approved volunteers. Here it is observed for a suitable time to determine its behavior traits. If possible, bad habits are corrected. Because of this period of personal observation, an honest and knowledgeable appraisal of the animal can be given to its prospective new owner.
OUR ADOPTION PROCEDURE IN BRIEF
*1. Look over the selection of cats/dogs at our adoption events. For dogs, please schedule an appointment to view.
*2. If you do not find what you want, please ask. (Tis' but the tip of the iceberg!)
*3. Read over the LIFELINE Procedure Document.
*4. Complete a LIFELINE Application.
*5. Interview with a LIFELINE Director &/or Volunteer.
*6. Schedule a mutually convenient time with the foster parent to inspect your home and then to deliver the pet to your home.
We do not release any pets from our adoption event locations.
*7. Upon delivery, review the Contract, sign it and pay the Adoption Fee.
If you'd like to pay an additional, tax deductible, donation we would welcome your generosity on behalf of our rescues.
*8. Complete the Two Week Trial Period (see explanation above).
And, if applicable, the Co-Ownership Period.
LIFELINE FOR PETS depends on your donations to pay medical expenses and to provide care for our rescued animals. Ninety-five percent of all money collected goes directly to fulfill that need. Five percent is used towards administration costs. Everyone involved in LIFELINE FOR PETS (including Board members) works on a strictly volunteer basis.
**** WHAT CAN YOU DO ? ****
Whether your contribution is $1.00 or $1000.00, every cent goes to help animals and educate the public.
Send a DONATION to us at our MAILING ADDRESS below.
*Can You Give A Home To One Of Our Lonely Animals?
They have so much love to give back to you.
*Donations Of Food And Other Items Are Always Welcomed.
*Are You Willing To Help?
Would you like to be one of our foster parent volunteers? Would you like to be one of our Adoption Event Volunteers? Student Volunteers, for Community Service Volunteer Hours, are welcome too. Would you like to help with secretarial services, mail & mailings, fundraising, telephone calls? Call (626) 797-1753.
RALPHS COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS
Do you have a Ralphs Card? Simply sign-up at www.Ralph's.com and select Lifeline for Pets under Ralph's Community Contributions program.
Here's how it works: Every time a Ralph's Club member, who has already visited www.Ralphs.com and linked their Ralph's Card with Lifeline For Pets, shops for groceries and swipes their card,
we automatically earn a 4 - 5% rebate on monthly purchases per card. A quarterly contribution check is mailed directly to Lifeline For Pets.