Serving Los Angeles County, California. Especially the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley.

WELCOME!

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.



You can make all the difference in an animal's life. Open the door to your heart
and welcome a loving pet into your home today!

View our available pets posted on Petfinder by clicking on Our Adoptable Pet List below.

Our Adoptable Pet List



Meet our rescued animals and learn more about Lifeline for Pets at

www.lifelineforpets.org



Email: info@lifelineforpets.org


Our MAILING Address:
Lifeline For Pets
P.O. Box 2002
Monrovia CA 91016

Come Visit Us!

At The Following Locations:


CATS

SATURDAYS

Glendale PETCO: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
231 N. Glendale Ave.
(Corner of Glendale & California. In the Barnes & Noble shopping complex.)
Excluding Holiday Weekends.
Please call 818-951-1164 to confirm.


SUNDAYS

Pasadena PETSMART: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3347 E. Foothill Blvd.
(E. of Sierra Madre Villa Ave.)
Excluding Christmas and New Year's Day.
Please call 626-797-1753 to confirm.



DOGS


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.


WHO WE ARE

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.

WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH A THOROUGH ADOPTION PROCEDURE?

LIFELINE FOR PETS does not offer instant gratification. While most everyone feels the urge to take home that cute little kitty or puppy, we want you to consider the serious responsibility of pet ownership. Do you have the time to give a kitten or puppy the consistent and gentle discipline it needs? Would unexpected vet bills, now or in the future, put a financial hardship on you or your family? Have you thought about how future changes in your life will affect the life of your pet? The average life expectancy for a cat or dog is 15 years. Are you ready to make that kind of commitment? We hope the LIFELINE adoption procedure will help you seriously consider the step you are taking by adopting a pet.

WHY DO WE DELIVER THE ANIMAL TO YOUR HOME AND HAVE A TRIAL PERIOD?

LIFELINE FOR PETS primary purpose is to ensure that the animal and its adoptive family are well-matched and that the welfare and happiness of the pet will continue in its new environment. We have found that delivering the pet directly from its foster home to its new permanent home helps make the adjustment less stressful for everyone. The Trial Period: If the perfect match is not made, we will gladly take back the pet. Your adoption donation will be refunded at that time, provided the pet is healthy upon its return. We want to encourage you to contact LIFELINE FOR PETS if there are ever any questions or problems regarding your adopted pet.

Pet Adoption Phone Numbers


NOTE: Please do not call these numbers and ask us to take your pet or one that you have found. These phone numbers are for PET ADOPTIONS ONLY.
Thank You.


CAT ADOPTIONS

(626) 797-1753 or



DOG ADOPTIONS

(626) 358-3726


If you are interested in a CAT or DOG on our Adoptable Pet List, please call the phone number on that pet's page.

ADOPTING A PET

CATS
Our Feline Adoption Fee is $85.00.
See below for WHAT IS PROVIDED for this fee.
Microchipped cats/kittens are $100.00

DOGS
The Canine Adoption Fee varies. Size, age & breed determine the cost of adoption. See below for WHAT IS PROVIDED for this fee.
Microchipping is an extra $15.00 and done prior to placement, unless the rescue has already been chipped. Then the extra charge will be automatically included.


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.


Included in the Adoption Fee donation:
ALL ADOPTED PETS - Prior To Placement . . .
Are current with their vaccinations, are spayed or neutered, have been
treated for parasites (worms, fleas & ticks), microchipped & cats are blood tested.
We have a lifetime return policy and Lifeline's volunteers
will always be here to assist you with pet questions.
We are always just a phone call, fax or email away.

Please Note that our Primary Consideration in all Pet Placement Decisions is the PET.


Most of our pets have had a hard life and some have special needs (such as food, attention, training, security, etc.). We appreciate your understanding how much effort goes into the placement decision. In most cases, considerable work, love and money are expended to rehabilitate these cats, kittens, dogs or puppies. After this considerable investment, it is understandable that we really try hard for a good “fit”.

Email: info@lifelineforpets.org


Our Adoptable Pet List



Volunteering and Donations

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 ? ****

*Contribute
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.


Pet Adoption Phone Numbers


NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT CALL THESE NUMBERS & ASK US TO TAKE YOUR PET OR ONE THAT YOU HAVE FOUND.
Thank You.

CAT ADOPTIONS
(626) 797-1753

DOG ADOPTIONS
(626) 358-3726


If you are interested in a CAT or DOG on our Pet List ...
Please call the phone number on that pet's page.

For more information, please visit

www.lifelineforpets.org


Thank you for visiting Lifeline for Pets!