Lakewood's own Life is Better Rescue has saved thousands of dogs since its opening. The aim of the organization is not simply to provide a shelter to its animals. They also make sure to provide a high quality of life for their animals and they are mindful when placing their pets in fur-ever homes. Life is Better Rescue not only nurses pets back to health, they care for pets beyond the shelter by providing training to pet owners and their dogs.
Angel's With Paws animal shelter is devoted to the wellbeing of pets within the Lakewood community. Since 2003, this loving rescue center has rescued over 10,000 cats and dogs. By placing most of their dogs in foster homes, the non-profit ensures their dogs are taken care of in a loving home environment until they find their soulmate humans.