Four Peaks Animal Rescue is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, training
and placement of animals in need of care in Maricopa County,
for our efforts is best symbolized by the 3R's. (Which,
unlike our human educational counterparts, actually represent
three works beginning with R.)
Often times animals are recovered in the wild, other times
abandoned at the doorstep, or simply left helpless because
they no longer fit a lifestyle. Regardless of the circumstances
by which we meet, they are angels in need of immediate care.
Upon arrival our animals are watered, fed, bathed, and most
importantly provided a reassuring and loving environment
consistent with the basis of our philosophy.
Once stabilized, the animal is screened for health issues.
When the basic necessities of survival have been provided
we can turn to the qualities that transform an animal to
a pet. These qualities, at a minimum, include trust, recognition
of limits, and respect of place in the family.
Recognizing that any satisfying relationship is a combination
of personality and situation, we assist in the selection
of a companion animal to provide an appropriate match with
an individual and/or family ready to adopt a pet. This assistance
includes our own evaluation of an animal's characteristics
(for example size, age, temperament) to be coupled with
the guardian's lifestyle (for example home space, activity
level, experience with pets). Clearly the better the pre-placement
evaluation, the more likely the success of the adoption