This month 4 Luv of Dog Rescue took in 2 different litters of puppies. Sadly, both litters have been affected by Parvo and one pup did not survive. 

Parvo is a virus that can be fatal to puppies and dogs. Puppies are more susceptible because they have an underdeveloped immune system. This disease is entirely preventable with the right course of vaccinations. The average cost of the vaccine is $19. The average cost of treatment ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. The effects of the disease on a puppy or dog are devastating. The survival rate is 50/50.

Every year 4 Luv of Dog rescue takes in dogs that have been surrendered to area vet clinics because they have Parvo and their owners cannot afford the treatment. Every year we take in pups from situations that are neglectful. Some of the puppies develop parvo due to the fact that the mother dog was never vaccinated against the disease and the environment they were born into was less than adequate. In the past month we have spent over $10,000 on parvo treatment for our dogs.

Dottie was a puppy who we accepted into rescue on 11/9/14. We could not save her from the disease despite sending her to the Emergency clinic as soon as she showed signs of illness (lethargy, diarrhea). Little Dottie fought as hard as she could against Parvo but after a few days on IV fluids and blood transfusions her little body couldn’t fight anymore and she was humanely euthanized. 

Kate is a pup whose outlook is good. She was hospitalized with Parvo for a few days and luckily her body responded to treatment and she is back home recovering with her foster family. Just this evening her sister Pippa was sent to the Emergency Vet as she started showing signs of Parvo. Unfortunately she too tested positive and has been hospitalized. 

Doppler and Berkin are litter mates of Dottie and they are currently hospitalized and being treated for Parvo. We pray their bodies can fight off the disease so they can know the love of a forever home.

If you adopt or purchase a puppy we urge you to take them to your Veterinarian for a general wellness exam for their needed vaccines. This disease is entirely preventable with proper vaccines and veterinary care. Puppies need a series of three Distemper/Parvo vaccines when they are 8 weeks, 12 week and 16 weeks old. In general the vaccine is boostered a year after the initial series of vaccines and then every 3 years. 

Please keep Kate, Berkin, Doppler and Pippa in your thoughts. And please remember little Dottie in your hearts. If you are interested in donating to help with the costs of treatments for the Parvo pups please click here

As always thank you for your compassion and support.

Posted on November 17th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

Thank You!



All of us with 4 Luv of Dog Rescue would like to thank everyone who helped make our 6th Annual Silent Auction a huge success. Again, we were astounded by the response from the local community and beyond.

Thank you to the Holiday Inn for working with us to provide a wonderful venue and fantastic food! Thank you to Brock from Renegade Sound & Light for providing the music and entertainment. And of course, thank you to our sponsors and the hundreds of businesses and individuals who donated items and/or services!

All of the volunteers, who put in countless hours planning and preparing for the night, would like to extend a special thank you to all of the people who showed up to support us and help make this fundraiser such a huge success. We were overwhelmed by your response and we could not do any of this without your help!

THANK YOU from all of the volunteers and dogs with 4 Luv of Dog Rescue!! We hope to see you again next year!

Posted on November 10th, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

Foster homes are the most important part of our rescue. Every week there are dogs in need of rescue in local and regional pounds. Without people willing to open their hearts and homes and offering to care for these dogs, we can not help rescue these homeless dogs. Foster homes provide the love and shelter while 4 Luv of Dog Rescue provides and pays for all necessities (food, kennel, medical care, etc.). Unfortunately, we don’t have enough foster homes for all the dogs we have accepted into our rescue. These dogs currently are staying at local boarding facilities or with temporary foster homes. Please consider providing one of them a foster or forever home and apply to become a foster home. If you can’t foster but still want to help, please make a donation towards our boarding expenses.

Posted on May 14th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

Urgent Dogs in Regional Pounds Need Rescue!

We are aware of the following dogs in regional pounds that will need rescue soon if their owners do not come for them. We are unable to help rescue these dogs if we don’t have foster homes willing to care for them. Fostering can be the most rewarding and fulfilling thing a true dog lover can ever do to support dogs in need.

Please help by applying to become a Foster Home!

We are unable to get photos of all dogs needing rescue. Photos are posted asap when available.


  • None that we are aware of at this time. 


Posted on February 18th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

Pets for Patriots!

4 Luv of Dog Rescue is a proud adoption partner of Pets for Patriots, a nationally operating 501(c)(3) charity creating opportunities for veterans and service members to save hard-to-adopt shelter pets. Click on the badge to learn more!

Proud Supporter of Pets for Patroits

Posted on September 7th, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

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