Adopt Your New Best Friend 

The Good dog Rescue is so happy that you have chosen us to find your new best friend. We could not be more excited to see our dogs find great, loving homes and we know that wouldn't be possible without you! 

Adoption Events are every Saturday at Petsmart from 11am-3pm unless stated otherwise on our Facebook page or Event calendar 14265 Orchard Pkwy Suite 100, Westminster, CO


How to Adopt

Thank you for looking to adopt your next animal companion through The Good Dog Rescue! By choosing to adopt, you will save a life and be rewarded with an incredible addition to your family. All of the dogs in our rescue are housed in foster homes and are cared for by loving volunteer foster families. If you are interested in meeting a specific animal, please fill out an application and our Adoption Team will contact you.

Adoption is a serious, lifelong commitment. Please make sure that all of the people and animals (and landlords) in your household are on-board with your decision to adopt an animal. Also be prepared to train and work with the animal throughout the duration of the animal’s life. Adopting a new dog is incredibly rewarding but also requires patience, love, positive reinforcement training, and commitment.We ask our adopters to be serious about this decision before filling out an application or moving forward with adoption.

Also, recognize that there is a transition period for any animal entering your home. It will not always be easy. Be prepared for the animal to “test” you, as a child does. Your new pet might misbehave; he’ll look for your consistency to show him how to act in your home. It’s up to you to use positive reinforcement training strategies to show him how to be a part of your family.

Adoption fees

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test (where applicable), and microchipping.

Dogs over 1 year

$150 - $450 depending on age, breed, length in rescue

Puppies

$300 - $450 depending on age and breed

The adoption fee is to be paid at the time of adoption. This adoption fee is non-refundable. *Certain exceptions may apply

If you have questions about adoption, please email thegooddogrescue@gmail.com and our team will follow up with you within 48 hours.

*Payment due in Cash or Credit only (pay in cash and get a $10 discount)

 

Adoption process

  1. Potential adopter fills out an adoption application and signs (e-signature ok) the agreement. We prefer online applications, but they can also be filled out onsite at the event)

  2. Attend our next adoption event. Make sure you bring proof of ownership or a copy of your lease. If you are adopting an adult dog and currently have a dog(s), please plan to bring them along for a meet-and-greet.

  3. At the event there will be time for animal visitation as well as a short interview with one of our volunteers. We will bring in people in the order that they arrived at the adoption event.

  4. If we feel that the dog is a good fit for your family, we will move forward with the adoption.

  5. At the time of adoption, the adopter will be given the dogs medical records, any information we have on them, and a small baggie of the food they are eating.  An agreement will be signed transferring the ownership of the animal, and the fee will be paid

  6. The adopter can then take home their new family memeber!

**We do reserve the right to deny adoptions if needed.

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Prior to adoption, all of the dogs will be spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, and vaccinated per their age. Dogs over 6 months will be heart worm tested and started on preventative.

During every part of the process, The Good Dog Rescue is a resource for you, so please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help you find a great fit for your family, but remember that bringing a new animal into your home is a transition that takes time and commitment.

Please understand that we are a volunteer-run organization. We will be respectful of your time, and we ask that you be respectful of ours. Also keep in mind that our first priority is what is in the best interest of the dogs.

 

Thank you for your interest in adopting through The Good Dog Rescue. We look forward to working with you.

 

 


Adoption Application 

Please understand that the needs of the animal come first. Our primary goal is to match up animals with living situations that are

best suited for their long-term care. We appreciate your interest in our organization. This application does not guarantee adoption

Date *
Date
Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Address *
Address
Please Provide Breed, Age and Name
Vet Phone
Vet Phone
Adoption Requirements 1. I am at least 18 years of age with a valid photo ID 2. I will provide proof of ownership of my home or a copy of my lease 3. I am committed to providing a loving and safe home for my dog 4. I agree to provide proper medical care for my dog 5. I agree to properly train, socialize and exercise my dog 6. I will never mistreat, abuse or neglect my dog, nor allow others to do so. 7. I will contact the Good Dog Rescue if I am having any medical, social or behavioral problems with my dog. And if the need to rehome the dog ever arises, I will contact GDR first. By typing your name on this document, I understand that I am agreeing to the policies the Good Dog Rescue has put into place *
Adoption Requirements 1. I am at least 18 years of age with a valid photo ID 2. I will provide proof of ownership of my home or a copy of my lease 3. I am committed to providing a loving and safe home for my dog 4. I agree to provide proper medical care for my dog 5. I agree to properly train, socialize and exercise my dog 6. I will never mistreat, abuse or neglect my dog, nor allow others to do so. 7. I will contact the Good Dog Rescue if I am having any medical, social or behavioral problems with my dog. And if the need to rehome the dog ever arises, I will contact GDR first. By typing your name on this document, I understand that I am agreeing to the policies the Good Dog Rescue has put into place
*I understand that typing my name here constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the terms of the document