A Buddy For Life, Inc. was started in 2006 as a small foster based rescue. Our founder was inspired to do rescue by a Chocolate Lab that she found wandering along a busy road. The owner of the dogs was never found. A new family for "Buddy" was found through a local rescue. A Buddy For Life, Inc. was created in honor of Buddy. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. Our EIN number is 22-3921170. At A Buddy for Life Inc, we believe that every living creature deserves love and security, and to be treated with the respect and responsibility that come with belonging to a family. Our goal is to save the lives of as many dogs and cats as we are able to, making sure that each of those lives, in turn, touches another. To support that goal, AB4L finds foster families to protect those who would otherwise be discarded and to teach the abused that they are worth our time and affection; we provide a chance to those who have been forgotten or never even known, and the dogs we rescue bring joy to those who open their homes and hearts to our ever-growing family. Through the hard work of many and the grace of second chances, we are working to make sure that more lives may be changed for the better by having A Buddy for life.
We do require an approved application before setting up a meet and greet with a foster family. The only exception to this would be if you meet at a scheduled adoption event. When we receive your application we will begin to call references. Once all references are checked, we will notify you as to whether or not your application has been approved. After you have been approved we will schedule a time for you to meet your potential new family member. If the meeting goes well we can complete the adoption paperwork. A home visit is required before or at the time of the adoption. Because we do want our dogs/cats to go to the right, forever, home it is not always guaranteed that you will be approved for the pet you have applied for. In this case, we will work with you so that the right match for everyone is made. We do work with other rescues and shelters so if we do not currently have what you are looking for we can possibly help you find it elsewhere.