How to apply for a dog or puppy with
Rocky Mountain Puppy Resuce
1) Please download and print our application and bring with you to our next adoption event. You will also need to bring, along with your completed application, " proof of residency" either in the form of a mortgage statement, house tax document and or lease with clause stating you are allowed an animal: we must see the breed and weight restrictions. If a family member owns your house they must show up to the event and show a mortgage statement. All adopters must have a proper id, either state issued license or passport.
2) Our adoption events are held each SATURDAY and times and locations change so please check the EVENT PAGE on our site for location and times.
3) If you are having trouble downloading and printing an application you may fill out an application at our events. We recommend arriving early to get your application completed and submitted.
4) When all things are equal between adopters applications, we will use our sign in sheet at our event, so early arrival to our event helps but is NOT a guarantee of adoption approval.
RMPR gets many , many ,great adoptable puppies each week and month in need of forever homes, if you are not finding what you think you want please keep checking our site each week. We look to MATCH our foster dogs in their energy and personality to the home. We can only do this with your cooperation! We ask that all potential adopters respect our professional assessments of our animals and know that we seek GREAT forever homes for each and every animal in our care: THE RESULT? A great companion, a happy home and a lifetime of LOVE!
By Submitting an application you are saving valuable time but it is not necessary to do so in order to adopt an animal from us, you may come to our event on Saturday and fill one out in person. If you do submit it online we will review your application this is part one. If we think we may have a match we will email you to invite you to come to our event, and interview this is part two. If we feel that it is not a good fit, we will suggest where you might find a suitable companion animal as there are many animals in need of homes! Not all applications that we receive are matches for our animals. We understand this is hard for some people but we also invite you to understand we do this for the best interest of our rescued animals and our adopters.
By submitting an application you are agreeing with the following
All decisions to reward adoption will happen PHYSICALLY at our ADOPTION EVENTS and are based on RMPR's directors and staffs' approval. You have read and agree with all of our policies found on our requirements form and will comply. Further you agree that we may check your references and require further information should it be requested. You agree to interview for the dog which you applied for at our event and will be open to " matching suggestions" While we understand that it is easy to " fall in love with a cute photo" we also know that once you meet the animals, discuss personalities and lifestyles, this may change. We thank each and every one of you for complying with our policies.
We hope that everyone that visits our site finds the perfect forever companion animal! Thank you!
A little information about our adoption events:
- Each group we interview takes time. You can plan on being with us for 2 to 3 hours from start to finish so please plan accordingly.
- We interview in groups of 6 to 8 then we have controlled visitations with up to three of our animals. At that time our fosters will answer your questions.
- After we have interviewed and we have had visitations with everyone in a group we then award adoptions we then process your adoptions giving you all of the information on each animal.
- We continue with groups in succession until our animals are adopted or until we are at our end time for our event.
MANY Folks ask if their adult dog can meet our puppies. The answer is NO, our puppies while up to date on all shots are young and still in need of vaccines. If you have questions as to whether your adult dog can handle having a puppy in its space we ask that you please email us to consult prior to the adoption event. If you wish to have your adult dog meet one of our adult dogs we are glad to have you bring your dog to the store and we will have a volunteer do a behavior walk and assessment with you!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Unfortunately because we are a non-profit organization we do not have the ability to return all emails, and phone calls. We just don’t have the staff, so we created this page to provide you with the answers you are looking for, if not we look forward to seeing you at our event to answer any and all questions you
Go to www.rmpuppyrescue.org and click on HOW TO ADOPT to see our adoption requirements.
I SAW THIS PUP ONLINE, IS IT STILL AVAILABLE?
Any dogs that were adopted at a Saturday event will be taken off the website by Monday Night.
WHEN WILL YOU HAVE NEW PUPS? DOGS?
All new adoptable pups will be listed as available on the website and search engines (Petfinder, Adoptapet ) by Thursday evenings.
ARE THESE PUPS PURE BRED? CAN I GET ONE? WILL YOU CALL US WHEN THEY COME IN?
RMPR does occasionally get pure bred puppies and dogs. Most of our dogs/pups are mutts, or MIXED breeds. If you want a pure bred rescue, please go to: allbreedrescue.org for a full listing by breed of all rescues in Colorado. RMPR does not have the ability to call each potential adopter. Please check our website on Mondays and Wednesdays for all updates.
CAN I VISIT A DOG OUTSIDE OF YOUR EVENT TIMES?
All of RMPR puppies are currently in foster care all over the front range, so the only times to see them are at our events. Each dog is fostered, if you have specific questions about our dogs, we ask that you please come to our event to speak with the pups foster, they will answer any and all specific questions. Our event times and locations change each week so please look at our website for all information on store location. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE STORES they do not have specific information on our animals.
CAN I ADOPT THIS DOG ON A DIFFERENT DAY OR CAN YOU HOLD A DOG FOR ME?
We do not adopt in between events. We do not offer guarantees a dog will attend an event. We do not “ hold” dogs. Many but not all adult dogs will require a home visit prior to adopting.
DO I HAVE TO PAY AN ADOPTION FEE?
RMPR is a nonprofit organization and runs on its adoption fees. We do not rehome dogs for free or adopt for free, as then we cannot care for or go and get the animals to bring them here. If you wish to return one of our animals that you have adopted we have information on this on our website.
WHAT YOUR ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES:
RMPR dogs are up to date on all shots, come with a mircrochip and one month of insurance.
Please visit rmpuppyrescue.org and click on the pup you are interested in, it will show the adoption fee.
All puppies that are not fixed at the time of adoption also require a refundable deposit ( with compliance ) of 100.00 in addition to their adoption fee. Please visit our site at rmpupprescue.org and click on HOW TO ADOPT to see all requirements on RMPR’s spay-neuter policy.
RETURNS and REFUNDS:
RMPR will take an RMPR adopted dog back at anytime provided we have room in our system. In order to receive the adoption fee and the s/n deposit you must return the dog by the following Saturday at 9 am. There is a $50 non refundable fee. All returns must be arranged priorand happen on Saturday. If after 7 days RMPR will return the s/n deposit where applicable. All refunds are given in by check either at the time of return or mailed. In order to receive a full refund you must. 1) call us to arrange a return. 2) have taken your adopted dog to the vet as per your contract 3) return the dog by the following Saturday. If you have a dog to return we ask that you please phone us.
LOOKING TO REHOME A DOG?
RMPR does not accept relinquished animals from the public. We do not rehome dogs from the public, we pull our rescues from over crowded kill shelters in CO, NM, KS and WY. If you are looking to rehome your dog, we suggest finding them a home by listing on Craigs list, going to allbreedrescue.org and seeking a breed specific dog rescue.
REMEMBER: Any behavior issues that are disclosed or apparent when dropped at a shelter will ultimately result in that dog being deemed unadoptable. 70% of dogs dropped at a shelter will not make it out alive. Seeking a behaviorist BEFORE condemning them to a shelter is always the best. Many issues can be resolved by consulting a professional! We can help you , please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help or go to boulderhumane.org and click on their training department to find their hotline number. Lifetime commitments should be just that and seeking a new home should always be considered as a last resort.