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Soul Dog Rescue in Fort Lupton, Colorado is a non-profit animal rescue organization. They're proactive in animal welfare, advancing the need for spaying and neutering pets to reduce overpopulation. They travel to rural communities on Native American reservations, where spaying and neutering only happens if it's nearly free or very convenient.
Soul Dog Rescue works with volunteer veterinarians to provide these services at no cost to the public. Any donations they receive are used to reduce the costs associated with medications, supplies, and operating cost for clinics.
Rescue, adoption, and rehabilitation are necessities due to the lack of viable options for unwanted and abandoned animals. Soul Dog Rescue refuses to turn their backs on the massive number of animals in need, so they created a program and vehicles to provide for these animals and remove them from the reservations. This program has resulted in over 15,000 animals being transported off of Tribal Lands to other areas for vetting and adoption. Partnering with animal control has been a hugely beneficial relationship for the animals, and the partnership continues to result in thousands of lives saved each year. As awareness about available resources on Tribal Lands has grown, the demand for services has increased as the people become aware of available options.
The result has been a noticeable change for the better, with a slight cultural shift in care and consideration for animals. More people are rescuing animals in their reservation communities and choosing humane solutions than ever before.
Considering adopting a Soul Dog? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
To adopt a Soul Dog from Soul Dog Rescue, you can start by completing an online adoption application. For more information on the adoption process, please contact the organization directly.
Soul Dog Rescue's animals are different than those at a traditional shelter:
Luckily these animals are known for being exceptionally smart and adaptable, so if given adequate time to adjust, they usually adapt and thrive. The upside to free-roaming animals is they've learned to get along with other animals, and the majority do well with other dogs and cats. Shower reservation animals with food, water, love, attention, and positive reinforcements to help them gain trust, and they'll be the best of companions and an excellent addition to the family!
Adoption fees at Soul Dog Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Soul Dog Rescue defray the costs associated with rescuing homeless pets, including providing them with vet care, food, water, shelter, and medicine.
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.