Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue

They come to us in so many ways: abused, abandoned, hurt, sick, lost, unwanted & unloved. Your donations offer a second chance for those most in need. PRAR is dedicated to providing life-saving medical care, shelter, food, & happily ever afters. With your help, we can continue our life saving work!

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Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue​​​​​​​
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7979 S Country Club Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016
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7979 S Country Club Pkwy
Aurora, CO 80016
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7979 S Country Club Pkwy
, CO
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Mission Statement

Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue exists to rescue, rehabilitate, and give temporary housing to at-risk animals. PRAR nurses these animals back to health, socializes and evaluates them to determine the best home environment for the individual animal, then facilitates finding quality forever homes and ultimately a better life for both local and national abandoned, stray, abused, and injured companion animals who are at risk for euthanasia, and to help limit the overpopulation of these animals through diligent community education and stringent spay/neuter regimens. We accomplish this by creating an intimate trusted village of veterinarians, volunteers, foster homes, and our community.

Organization History

Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue is a 501c(3) nonprofit, foster-based, all-breed animal rescue located in S.E. Aurora, CO, and is licensed by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. PRAR exists to rescue, rehabilitate, house and ultimately find quality, approved homes for at-risk animals. We serve not only our local community, but all of Colorado and its surrounding states. Although we are an all-breed animal rescue and do take animals of all ages/breeds/conditions, our primary focus is to pull pregnant/nursing moms and puppies as well as high-risk medical/neglect/abuse cases who are scheduled for euthanasia in under-served/under-funded rural animal shelters, and/or to intercept those sick/injured/pregnant/nursing dogs before they are dumped in the community or sent to those shelters where life threatening diseases often run rampant. Through close, trusted relationships with our veterinarians, we are experienced in wound management, home hospitalization, bottle/tube feeding, high-risk whelping (birth), and illness/injury recovery. We accomplish this by creating an intimate trusted village of veterinarians, volunteers, foster homes, and our community.


I have had the privilege of fostering with Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue and they have proved themselves to be the best in class. They have the animals best interest in mind, they care deeply about the fosters, the adopters, and all volunteers and supporters. They are extremely knowledgeable and have a streamlined and effective process in place. I would 100% recommend them if you are interested in fostering, adopting, volunteering or donating to this rescue. I only have pawsitive things to say about PRAR!
Jessica Y.

I looked for over a year for that special pup. After doing some research, going to a few of PRAR's adoption events and meeting the team of people and some fosters I was hooked. I ended up adopting my Pippa March 14 2020, just before covid! The process was thorough but easy, something I greatly appreciated. They genuinely love and care for each little soul that comes through their doors. I love the fact that after you adopt, you are family. I have been able to watch her siblings grow and compare notes. There is a special place in Heaven for Krissy and her team. They take some of the worst cases and go so far above and beyond giving each a piece of their heart! Even in the midst of tragedy, sadness, loss. Krissy and her team find strength and courage and continue to fight for those that can't. I'm simply astounded at what they accomplish!! THANK YOU PRAR for all you do, and for my darling, best friend. She has brought so much love and Joy, I can't imagine life without her!
Angela H

Over the last 3 years we have adopted 2 dogs from PRAR, Molly and Tater. I'm an animal lover (vegetarian) and am extremely selective about who I will support. There are many rescues around. I've adopted dogs years ago from shelters/ rescues. I simply can't underscore enough the level of quality that is maintained by PRAR. It took almost three weeks to complete our first adoption. The background check, the references needing to be contacted, the home visit, the initial visit at the foster home… every single potential step is taken by PRAR to verify these dogs find their furever homes in HIGH quality environments. Susan and I donate financially, donate time and donate our Etsy business to fundraisers for this amazing and dedicated rescue. We have personally witnessed more money than would be needed for a small home down payment be spent to save an amazing dog, many of sleepless nights spent nursing babies, caring for Parvovirus inflicted animals and the most selfless actions of constantly and continually putting these four legged angels first. We simply could never do justice in words to the value that two of these rescues have brought to our lives.
While the care, treatment and placement of these animals is always kept first above all else, the reality is PRAR goes above and beyond any rescue I've ever seen. Every adoptee is spayed or neutered, microchipped, brought up to date on shots and ensured healthy and happy before they are ever even available for adoption.
PRAR rescues and saves dogs from all over the region, bringing in dogs from neighboring states and providing them the bestest shot they could ever have at a happily ever after.
There simply isn't a better rescue out there and we will forever be clients and supporters in each and every way we can.
Noel A.

I have rescued two gorgeous, sweet shepherd mix dogs from Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue. Both of my girls were within 30 minutes of being euthanized - and one of them was pregnant! But Krissy and her team/network saved them and brought them to Colorado for a second chance at life! My mama dog, after receiving medical treatment, proper nutrition and care with her amazing foster family, delivered ten healthy, beautiful puppies. All ten are now in their furever homes, too. My other dog was a street dog who had just delivered a litter of puppies, and was separated from them. She was heartworm positive and emaciated when she was pulled from a shelter. PRAR arranged for 2 fosters in another state, and had 18 (yes, 18!) people drive 100 miles each to get her here for safe harbor and treatment. She stayed with her foster dad for several months undergoing expensive, painful heartworm treatment, and being nursed back to health. Who goes to such lengths for an animal? PRAR does! Both of my girls have my heart, and so does PRAR. Our family is complete with our girls, and they bring us joy every day! Before getting involved with PRAR through a friend, I had no idea what rescue was about, Now, I know so much more about the intense effort that goes on behind the scenes to save these animals. I have cried at the losses, cheered on the sick, loved on the mamas and their babies, and donated whenever possible. I have learned so much personally about rescue, and how PRAR and their networks work in sync to bring these beautiful animals to Colorado. As a teacher, I have then shared what I have learned with my students, and my own children, alike. I am beyond impressed with this organization! Krissy has a heart of gold, is top-notch, and also understands what it takes to save these animals. I became active with PRAR collecting donations in my neighborhood, encouraging others to spay/neuter, and urging others to adopt these lovely animals - I have even helped do home visits both in-person and virtually for potential adopters. EVERY animal has been adopted -- isn't that remarkable? If you are looking for the perfect fit for your family, I would not hesitate to direct you to PRAR. Donations are what keeps this rescue afloat! PRAR is a foster-based rescue, and is always in need of monetary donations to be used to pay for veterinary care, medicines, transport costs, fostering needs, shelter fees, food, bedding, puppy pee-pads, toys, puppy-specific needs, etc. Please help Pawsitive Restorations Animal Rescue in any way you are able. Every donation is sincerely appreciated, and needed!
Sarah B.

I have adopted two loving dogs from PRAR. My 'wild lady' Lulu was a Mama dog that came to the rescue with two puppies and my sweet girl Maya came into the rescue very pregnant and successfully gave birth to 6 puppies with Krissy's help. In both of their cases, I watched as their puppies were eagerly sought after and felt a special connection to both of them when they didn't find homes. Adopting a rescue dog, specifically an adult Mama dog, has been the greatest joy of my life. The love and gratitude I feel from my girls is so special and unique to adopting from a rescue. Both of my girls have a spunk and zest for life that inspires everyone that hears their stories. I found that Lulu has a talent for agility and she is on the path to becoming an agility champion - no one can believe her humble beginnings. I've only had Maya for a few weeks, but in that short time it's been so rewarding to see her come out of "Mommy mode" and start to thrive in her new carefree, fun life.

Rescue dogs are special breed of love, hope and gratitude that is life changing. Furthermore, adopting from PRAR is particularly rewarding due to the level of transparency within the organization. Krissy and her team constantly share how adoptions funds are used through social media. It is an extremely well run organization where the physical, psychological, and emotional needs of the animals are the ONLY concern. The level of care these animals receive make you feel good about supporting them and their mission. These animals are loved and protected even before they enter rescue and the support that fosters and adopters receive from the entire team continues even after you bring your dog home. When you adopt from PRAR you enter into a family of "animal people" that are there to support you and your new adoptee. I am forever grateful to Krissy and her team for my girls and what they have brought to my life. Please adopt and support PRAR so that they can continue to do the important work that they do. - Lea Araki

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