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Animal Rescue of the Rockies in Aurora, Colorado is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 by a group of friends who wanted to provide homeless pets with an alternative to shelter environments. They've served this vision well and successfully provided foster homes and subsequent permanent homes to over 10,000 dogs and cats to date.
By working with foster homes, homeless pets are given a chance to socialize in a home environment. This gives them the advantage of transitioning to their new forever homes much more easily.
Foster homes are always needed, and pets are waiting in shelters daily for people like you to open your hearts and homes to save their lives. If you'd like to get involved, they'd love to have you join their lifesaving team.
Animal Rescue of the Rockies also works with other rescue groups in Colorado and surrounding states. They help with transport, fostering, and adoptions whenever they can.
Considering adopting from Animal Rescue of the Rockies? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Animal Rescue of the Rockies has a straightforward adoption process:
Adoption fees at Animal Rescue Of The Rockies are as follows:
*Includes a $50 training deposit, which is refundable upon proof of completion of puppy classes within 90 days of adoption.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and age-appropriate DAPP and rabies vaccinations.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, veterinary exams, vaccinations, microchipping, and foster care.
For both dogs and cats, higher fees for highly requested breeds help cover the costs incurred by other animals, helping Animal Rescue of the Rockies save as many lives as possible!
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.