Fostering Love Rescues is an animal sanctuary that primarily adopts rescued, lame horses and other hoofed animals to provide a loving and safe environment through the end of life.


Our mission is to cultivate and foster empathy by connecting humankind with

animals, inspiring and uplifting others through compassionate acts, and creating

a more humane world.


We believe that no animal should endure a life of pain, suffering, abandonment, or neglect. We promote an animal-friendly approach to life and work to inspire a more compassionate lifestyle through education and outreach programs.

Animal Sanctuary

Our wonderful partners and members of our community inform us of specific animals at risk of homelessness. When we have the space and can help give them the best care possible, animals are then accepted as residents. We are not currently licensed as a shelter so do not adopt out to others.


Our model allows animals to focus on companionship-building skills, socialization, and gaining trust through empathy and compassion as they recover from illness, and predisposed behaviors, and transition to a life of stability and routine.

We now have programs to encourage a consistent focus on a single animal.

Not only does this allow for goal-oriented accomplishments, but it allows us to grow, learn and connect on a deeper understanding.

Click below to see what animals are currently awaiting their mentor!


We have so many ways for people of all ages and abilities to volunteer beyond our companionship programs. We love to empower people in their gifts, so if you have a special idea of how to get involved, we encourage you to get in touch!

Here are some of the ways you can make a difference. To begin the onboarding process, please submit your volunteer form below. You can also self-schedule what days and times are best for you, using sign up genius!

In Person ;

From Home:

  • Animal care and grounds maintenance
  • Play therapy, equine and canine walking, and enrichment
  • Upgrading sanctuary spaces
  • Bathing, brushing, and grooming
  • Event participation
  • Fundraising preparation
  • Create online media with our design team
  • Donate/find new or used items for the animals
  • Social media promoting
  • Advocate on behalf of Fostering Love Rescues
  • Event preparation and promotion
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Last year we raised nearly $500 in one evening shift!

EIN: 84-5012434

3833 Lorraine Road

Larkspur, COlorado


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Fostering Love Rescues is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Knowledge is powerful

We encourage promoting education in the community. This National Geographic article raises awareness of the devastating outcomes for horses that have been sent to the foreign meat industry. This touches us especially because several of our equines we now call family, had barely dodged the pipeline. Sharing information with our families, friends, and neighbors is how movements are started, laws are changed, and animals are given the care and love the deserve.

Meet the Crew

Mollie Bell


Mollie is a passionate believer in cooperation with a desire to leave the world a better place. She is a committed vegan and lover of animals who believes wholeheartedly that no animal deserves to suffer at the hands of humankind.

Besides her work as a founder of Fostering Love Rescues, Mollie serves in the role of Chief Development Officer for Ent Credit Union. Mollie has worked on behalf of credit unions, otherwise known as financial cooperatives owned by their members, since 2007. Mollie served in executive positions ranging from strategic project portfolio management to industry-wide engagement. Mollie is a thought-leader for transformation, leadership development, and culture.

Prior to her experience in the credit union industry, Mollie held roles as an attorney, consultant, teacher, and business owner. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001 and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Lamar University in 1992.


Executive Director

Elise is a born and raised Coloradan from the foothills of Golden. From a young age she always had a heart for animals. Rather than choosing story books in the elementary library she was the kid that went straight to the animal biology textbooks. By the time she was 10 years-old, bringing home strays and orphaned wild rabbits for rehabilitation was a regular occurrence.

Elise has a wide variety of past jobs varying from the food industry, massage industry, beauty industry and was an employment specialist for adults with disabilities before the pandemic. She then found her passion for rescues in becoming a dog groomer in a boarding facility which branched into becoming a small self run business owner of a mobile grooming company with focus on XL dog breeds and sensitive pets of all kind. She began working with Fostering Love Rescues in May of 2022 and has vowed to be the voice for all animals she comes in contact with in both her professional, and personal life. She loves organizing fundraisers and making new connections far and near. When Elise is not at the sanctuary or traveling to groom big, dirty pups, she enjoys spending time with her sisters, three dogs and husband escaping the city for camping and road trips with family and friends!


Animal Caretaker

Animals have been a part of Chris's life for as long as he can remember. Growing up on a farm, he learned how to care for horses, mules, and donkeys early on. Working dogs had always been a big part of Chris's life though he had never had one living in his home. Before finding Fostering Love Rescues, he was a truck driver, grounds keeper, and bounced around learning new skills everywhere he went!

While assisting in care for our first foster puppy, a 3-month-old German Shepard, Chris experienced true companionship between a man and a dog. Yoshi is now a permanent, horse care assistant, and our ambassador for fostering empathy and changing life as we know it.

When Chris is not repairing fences, walking dogs, feeding and cleaning up after our equines, and taking care of all things sanctuary... he enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Chris has been with us for going on 2 years and we don't know what we would do without him! His knowledge of equines, motivation in grounds improvement, and attention to detail in animal care set him apart. He is a true caretaker at heart and that doesn't stop at animals. We are grateful to be able to call him family!

Mike Bress


One of Mike’s earliest dreams was having a house with lots of rooms, each dedicated to a different animal - dogs, cats, horses, elephants (he was too young to understand square footage), lions (on a different floor than the elephants, of course). That quickly morphed into wanting to be a business executive (a la Alex P. Keaton), but he always kept a huge place in his heart for animals. When Mollie had a vision for building an organization dedicated to an animal-friendly lifestyle, he jumped right in, realizing that there is little in this world that is as powerful as an animal’s unconditional love.

Besides his work as a founder of Fostering Love Rescues, Mike serves as Chief Financial Officer for small to mid-sized business clients in Colorado and Wisconsin, and has spent his career helping organizations make sense out of data and financial information. He has held senior-level financial roles for 20 years (mostly in financial services and healthcare) and is happiest when neck-deep in an Excel model. We don’t hold that against him.

Much like his wife, Mike has had varied roles - ice cream slinger/frozen yogurt pourer, tennis club manager, submarine officer, consultant, financial expert, and entrepreneur. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University Business School in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.

It takes a village

We thank our partners for making the continuing work at FLR possible! We acknowledge their contributions, hard work, passion, and compassion for helping others in all they do!

Looking to becoming a partner with Fostering Love Rescues? We would love to connect! See our contact page to submit an inquiry!

No Kill Colorado and The Shelter and Rescue Alliance Colorado

Their mission is to help make Colorado the safest state for homeless pets. They promote the use of the No Kill equation to help shelters save every healthy or treatable homeless pet. In addition to that, their president, and founder has been mentored us as we've become more independent. The connections between sanctuary's like us, and rescues across the state depends on helping one another for the purpose of saving animals in crisis situations.

Canine Training

Our friends with Happy Dogs specialize in positive reinforcement training in professional agility, and behavioral maintenance for our canine friends! Get in touch with Piper and Kathleen on their website to schedule to learn more about their services and prices. Training is held onsite in our indoor arena, and their services help support Fostering Love Rescues overhead facility costs!

Reeltime Animal Rescue

A new YouTube channel has begun a platform that is live time video streaming from animal organizations worldwide. To capture everyday life and processes. We are honored to have our own space within their virtual rescue and have enjoyed connecting with the many other organizations involved!

Best Friends Animal Society

The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.

Human Animal Support Services’ (HASS) primary goal is to keep people and pets together. We are bringing animal welfare organizations and community members together to engage in partnerships that support the bond of people and animals.

This is a collaborative effort facilitated by American Pets Alive! and made possible by incredible partners like Maddie’s® Fund, Rachael Ray Foundation, South Fork Foundation, PetSmart Charities, Pedigree Foundation, Cuddly, and Waggle.

Shelter Animals Count created The National Database to get a holistic overview of the animal welfare landscape, while at the same time give animal organizations the information they need to streamline and pivot operations according to the needs of their community. By collecting consistent shelter data and by collaborating with other shelters, our ability to save animals’ lives can be dramatically improved.

Shelter Animals Count is a 501(c)(3) organization funded through grants, sponsorships and donations.

Earthwise Parker location A long time favorite for supplying healthy supplies food and treat options for pet parents in the Parker and surrounding area They have helped us personally by handing out fliers for local events and volunteer recruitment as well as created a space for a donation drop box for our cats and dogs
The Nest at the 1897 House The Nest has been a long time supporter and friend of our mission They have hosted numerous events fundraisers and have advocated on our behalf for sponsorships and donations They are a salon and boutique but above all they are amazing members of the community that are always working to gather people and lift others Their store has some of the best products decor and clothing that are primarily from local Colorado companies
Thanks to Linda at the Nest we have established a great relationship with the Mayor and town of Elizabeth Without any communication they have taken it upon themselves to sponsor and lift Fostering Love Rescues in donations from festivals and local activities
Elbert County Agriculture Alliance ECAA is a proactive assoceation that has helped us reach the Elbert community with fun events festivals and promotion
Local Design Shop s Owner and operator Ryan Colorado born and raised has been been screen printing for over 6 years with a background in engineering He has created beautiful designed shirts and hats for us that are quality Was it worth the risk Ask me in about 15 years In all seriousness it has been one of the best decisions I ve met some amazing people and have had much more flexibility to spend time with friends family and the great outdoors I encourage anyone looking to start their own business to take the leap Founder Ryan

Their entire business is built on the idea that when you provide people with a meaningful employee experience, a cultural shift happens (at work and in the world). So we empower everyone to support the causes they care about most through giving, volunteering, or positive actions — and then we amplify your efforts with rewards and matching. Many companies are partnered and have this program available. We encourage you to check if your workplace has volunteer and matching options!

Petco is doing fantastic work in 3 different areas of animal rescue Petco Love s nonprofit helps fund projects and connects companies to support supplies and recourses Their branch Petco Love Lost is a nationwide database that uses facial recognition to reunite lost pets 1 in 3 pets go missing in their lifetimes this helps them find their way home Petco Love Care funds vaccines for our pet community by donating the vaccines entirely This gets pets who have not been able to afford shots be protected once again These guys are the bee s knees
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Mollie’s Corner

Navigating through finding ingredients that have not been genetically modified has led to her passion for research on many commonly used household items being cruelly and unnecessarily tested on animals.

For recipes converted from her Southern-style upbringing as well as insight into living a plant-based lifestyle, be ready to follow the heart of our mission in her own personal journey!