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Big Bones Canine Rescue in Windsor, Colorado is a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to helping dogs in need. While their heart lies with giant breeds, their mission is to save dogs from death, illness, and misfortune regardless of their size, age, breed, or health status.
They have space to house up to 30 dogs at any one time and rescue approximately 1,500 dogs each year with over 90% of them coming from high-kill areas. Only a small portion of these rescued dogs are puppies, as Big Bones Canine Rescue prefers to focus their efforts on adult dogs in need.
Big Bones Canine Rescue is 100% run by volunteers (over 400 of them!) who assist with everything from pulling a dog from a shelter to finalizing the adoption process with new, loving families.
Considering adoption from Big Bones Canine Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Thank you for opening both your heart and home to a dog in need! Big Bones Canine Rescue has a straightforward adoption process:
Adoption fees at Big Bones Canine Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies, DHPP, and bordetella), a heartworm test, and heartworm treatment if needed.
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.