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Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado in Fort Collins, Colorado is a non-profit organization. Their number one commitment is to the Dalmatians and Dalmatian Wannabes that come their way. They aren't a physical shelter but a group of volunteers who work with rescued dogs by fostering them in their own homes whenever possible. They use a kennel or daycare if necessary to save a dog, but that dog will move to a foster home as soon as possible. All costs associated with the care of the dogs come from adoption donations and the generosity of donors.
Considering adoption from Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado has a straightforward adoption process:
Before leaving the foster home with the dog, you must have two things:
Adoption fees at Dalmatian Rescue of Colorado vary from $250-$400, and you can find them at the end of each dog’s bio online. The donation amount is determined based on the investment in each dog.
Whatever your adoption fee is, it covers spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, and microchipping.
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.