Did you know that 2 in 10 dogs stay in their original home in the United States? Or another way to look at it is 8 in 10 dogs are re-homed or euthanized! Sounds unbelievable doesn’t it? But not everyone knows what they are getting into when they bring home their new four-legged friend.

It is very important that all of our canine companions have the best home possible. The rescues we support are great places to find that unique dog that suits your personality best. The privately owned dogs, listed below, are in situations that are not ideal for either the people or the dog, and they are in need of a new heart to share their lives with.

We cannot guarantee the health or behavior of any of these animals, but do recommend that you begin with a vet check and great training program right away to get started on a great path to a new life for you both.

Please take a minute to read….

An intact dog can produce two litters a year of 6-10 puppies per litter, which means in six years, one female dog and her offspring could produce 67,000 dogs. An average of 40,000 cats/dogs are euthanized in Colorado each year. Please click on www.savecoloradopets.org and find out more about this state sponsored initiative to subsidize spay & neuter programs. Thank you.


Please note not all rescues are created equal, and the rescues listed below are resources only.  The list below is just a sampling of rescues and it is up to you to do the research.  Rescues can change over time and you want to be certain that you are dealing with good people.  We cannot guarantee your experience or the dog you choose.  Please use your own judgment and as always do your homework before bringing any animal into your home.  Thank you so much for adopting an animal in need.

All Breed Rescue Network – Colorado
A great resource for finding dozens of breed specific rescue programs in Colorado. If you leave a message it might take them a few days to get back to you as they have so many calls to answer.

Bernese Mountain Dog Rescue – Colorado

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary - Utah
What all sanctuaries wish they could be. This is a no-kill shelter which provides life-time care for their animals. Located in Kanab, Utah where every consideration has been taken for the best care of the animals.

Centennial Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue – Colorado

Colorado Greyhound Rescue – Colorado
720.293.9860 - Fax
bevmcinis@earthlink.net – email

Colorado Beagle Rescue – Colorado

Colorado Greyhound Adoptions – Colorado

Colorado Pug Rescue – Colorado

Colorado Sheltie Rescue – Colorado
In 2007 we adopted the best dog on the planet from these wonderful people.  They treated us with great respect and cared for our little guy with top notch consideration.  We recommend them highly!

Colorado St. Bernard Rescue, Inc. – Colorado

Dalmatian Rescue – Colorado 

Denver Samoyed Rescue – Colorado

Dream Power Animal Rescue – Colorado
Dreampower provides service to the community to protect companion animals in need through adoption and placement services through their foster network, educational programs, population control and health service.

English Springer Rescue of the Rockies– Colorado
A great group of people who care deeply for the welfare of Springers.

Golden Retriever Freedom Rescue. Inc. – Colorado

Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies – Colorado

High Country Newfoundland Rescue – Colorado

Ho-Bo Care Boxer Rescue – Colorado
Impeccable care a devotion for all Boxers!

Life Line Puppy Rescue – Colorado
A wonderful group of people who take puppies who would otherwise be euthanized at their current shelters. They are open on weekends (depending on weather) and have up to 100 pups available for you to pick from. They are also in need of volunteers and foster homes for the young ones until they are ready to be adopted. Please contact them if you can be of any help.

Max Fund – Colorado
A non-profit organization - No-kill shelter - Provides medical care for injured pets with no known owners - Finds homes for these animals once they have recovered.

Mile High Weimaraner Rescue – Colorado
An amazing group of volunteers who set the standard of devotion to a breed.  We work closely with their volunteers, fosters and adoptees.  If you are interested in this breed of wonderful dogs they are the best place to start.

Mill Dog Rescue – Colorado
Go to this web sight and read incredibly sad stories about the horrific conditions mill dogs must suffer through.  Puppy mills must be shut down forever and this is one of the first steps you can take in helping the cause.  There are many dogs in this rescue who deserve a new chance at life – are you that chance?  Bring one home or just donate some money to help these dogs – be the angel they need to make a change.

Pet Finders – National
A great resource to locate the best dog for you. In one afternoon you can find just about any dog available for adoption in your state - an amazing resource.

Polaris Husky Rescue – Colorado

Polaris Alaskan Malamute Rescue – Colorado

Poodle Rescue – Colorado
Phipers@msn.com - email

Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue – Colorado

Rocky Mtn. Great Dane Rescue – Colorado

Rocky Mtn. Lab Rescue – Colorado
A wonderful group of volunteers who foster and re-home Labs from all over rural America.  It is a ‘no Lab shall be left behind’ attitude.  We were fortunate enough to be at the start of their journey with their first rescue, Walter – who had a few issues but quickly overcame them to become a loving member of their loving family.  Walter had been doomed to the gas chamber when they found him, but now he serves as the rescues foundation and inspiration for all of the Labs they save. Go Walter!

Rottweiler Aid – Colorado
An great group of people who devote their lives to this breed.

Safe Harbor Lab Rescue– Colorado

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation – Riverhead, NY 
A wonderful shelter with a heart of gold.  We are actively working with SASF to help improve their training program and develop a working model of Tenderfoot Training's methods in a shelter environment.

Ugly Dawgs – Colorado 
A unique rescue for large breeds with potentially sour temperaments, where she adopts out the dogs who will be suited to a family life and keeps the rest for as long as they need a good home.



“I applaud your family for your caring and well-being of animals! I loved your outlook, pet adoption links and stats of unwanted pets on your website :). I will be keeping your information with me. I am asked questions about the training of my dogs all the time. I will now have someone to refer them to for training. You make a HUGE difference in the hearts of both owners and pets. Awareness is key, Great Job!

P.S. Thank you for being one of many that speaks for the animals!”

— Craig’s List reader.