Adopting a Dog in Denver: What You Need to Know - The Allstate Blog

Sunshine Canyon Dog Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Denver, Colorado.
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We are excited, because the dogs who have been brought over to date are thriving! GRRR routinely has many more potential adopters than dogs ready for placement, so this program appears to be a win-win for the Denver rescue community.
All Paws Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Denver, Colorado.
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We'd like people to know that Goldens are wonderful, loving, gentle and intuitive dogs, and they also have one of the highest cancer rates of any other breed. If you adopt a Golden Retriever, you must be committed to them to the very end of their lives and not abandon them in shelters, where we find so many senior Goldens. Forever Paws Puppy Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Denver, Indiana.
Photo provided by FlickrPaws and People Rescue has dogs and puppies for adoption. Adopt a pet in Denver, Colorado.
Photo provided by FlickrMore people are adopting old dogs – really old dogs – The Denver Post
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HomeComings Dog Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit, PACFA certified rescue based in Denver, Colorado. Our Mission is to work toward the no-kill solution by rescuing all breeds of dogs, providing homeless dogs with temporary care through our foster care program until we are able to adopt them into a safe and loving permanent home. We promote spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation. We also promote healthy relationships between pets and their people through quality veterinary care, diet, training, patience and most of all, love.The says that nearly 45 percent of Americans adopt dogs at an animal shelter. There are many options in the Denver area, including the , the (with locations in Denver and Castle Rock), in Golden, and .OutPaws is committed to providing a safe haven for homeless animals, giving a second chance to those left behind in overburdened shelters and fighting pet homelessness until every adoptable dog and cat has a home. All dogs are placed AFTER the applicant has been approved, which includes reference checks, a home visit, and a meet-and-greet with the dog. Home checks can be performed by someone associated with another reputable rescue in your area. We may also have an active volunteer who has family or reliable friends in other states who is willing and able to perform a home check. We will NOT ship any dog to any applicant sight-unseen. After an applicant is approved, they must travel to the Colorado foster home’s city/town to meet the dog. If the applicant wants to pursue adopting the dog at that point, an adoption contract is signed, the adoption fee is paid and the dog can leave with the applicant. The adoption contract states if a dog does not work out for any reason, it must be returned to the rescue. In this case, the new owners MUST travel back to the Denver area with the dog.Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip (if not already chipped), all State-mandated vaccinations, grooming (if needed), and a full veterinary exam to identify any potential health issues. We take care of any known health issues before a dog is adopted. Before you adopt a Havanese, consider how much time your new family member will spend alone. Remember, a puppy requires constant attention. The key to successful housebreaking is consistency; preventing "accidents" is key. Once a puppy soils the carpeting, it becomes much more difficult to train them out of that behavior. Here's a good rule of thumb to consider: a puppy can hold his bladder just one hour for every month they've been alive. For instance, a 3-month-old puppy will need to empty his bladder every three hours! Before you adopt a Havanese puppy, ask yourself if you are available to walk your dog several times throughout the day, and if you have the patience and commitment to wake up and take him out first thing every morning at the same time, and stick to a strict schedule. Of course, before you can walk him at all, you will need to train him to walk on a leash, which is a project in itself.