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Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue in Broomfield, Colorado saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Colorado and neighboring states. They focus on saving younger animals that are vulnerable to disease and lack socialization skills, which reduce their chances of becoming balanced adult dogs.
Most dogs come from New Mexico but some are also pulled from shelters in Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, and Utah. All rescued dogs are placed in loving foster homes until they find their forever families.
Since their founding in 2010, Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue has rescued and rehomed over 6,000 animals, including the occasional cat when a foster home is available.
The organization is entirely made up of hardworking volunteers and foster families. By adopting an animal from Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue, you're saving not one but two lives. The dog that will become your pet and the next dog that is pulled from the kill list.
With so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a new pet from Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue? Here's how it works:
Each dog’s adoption fee at Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue is listed in their profile description and usually range from $225-$400.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, up-to-date vaccinations (including rabies), heartworm testing (for adults), and a month of complimentary pet insurance.
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.