Who we are?
RMPR is a group of hardworking fosters and volunteers that work to
save the lives of unwanted animals in and around the Colorado area. We focus on
no particular breed but on the younger animals that when dumped in a shelter
are often exposed to deadly disease and experience lack of socialization,
literally killing their chances at becoming balanced adult dogs.
How this happened? August 14 2010
A few of us volunteered at a local rescue here in Colorado
.Fostering was rewarding but not all needs of the animals were met, we were
isolated with our charges and unsupported. Not feeling the most was being done
for the sake of the animals, Emma felt inspired. WE CAN DO BETTER!! Is what she
thought, and fortunately there were others that felt the same and the ROCKY
MOUNTAIN PUPPY RESCUE was born! Emma credits that poorly run group as having
inspired her to dig deeper into the rescue community... NO ONE works alone and
Emma and Tom, Megan and Joe sat down to hack out the beginnings of RMPR. Since
that time, Megan and Joe have moved on to start a new family, but Emma and Tom
still are the directors of RMPR. We have expanded and have added many positions
including Sonya Gillis to the position of Foster and Volunteer Manager. Many
folks have joined the mission and have added many wonderful facets to the
group. The group continues to grow and continues to welcome all that want to
work toward educating the public about the wonderful animals that have up to
this point led marginal lives through no fault of their own. The lives of
shelter animals, good, healthy animals in need of a balanced pack leader. RMPR
looks to educate the public on the importance and meaning of rescue, and the
key to saving them through early spay neuter, proper nutrition and very
necessary regular exercise and training. RMPR works with all of these life
saving factors so that one day the US will realize itself to be a
NO KILL NATION!
Here are some statistics that led us to form the
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUPPY RESCUE.
7 Million: the number of animals, cats and dogs that enter the
shelter system in the US today each year.
1 Million: the number of animals that are put to death due to illness,
2 Million: the number of animals that are reunited with their
owners or adopted out.
FOUR MILLION: the number of animals that are put to death SIMPLY
BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS THEM, NOT ENOUGH ROOM, and because not enough humane societies
are willing to use Rescue groups to save them.
ROUGHLY 60 % of all dogs that enter a shelter that is 6 out of 10
are put to death simply because there is no room to keep them. Alarming is the
knowledge that 70% of all cats that enter die.
RMPR focuses (for now) on the dogs and puppies.
Our mission: To save unwanted animals from euthanasia and to
spread the knowledge that spaying and neutering your animals at a young age
In RMPRs’ first year, August 2010-2011, we have saved over 515
puppies and dogs from death with our home based foster network.
We do this by bringing them into our fosters homes, nurturing them, socializing them to other animals, children etc, spaying and neutering any dog over the age of 4 months
prior to adoption, medically treating any ill dog no matter the expense and
adopting them into forever homes. The group of RMPR Volunteers and fosters work
tirelessly every week to provide these animals with another chance at a home
and a better life. Each and every week any animal in our care that reaches a
maturity age of 14 weeks is altered (spayed/ neutered) to date we are at 99
percent compliance on all animals that are under the age of 14 weeks. 75% of
RMPR animals are altered prior to adoption.
Foster care and rescue SAVES LIVES. Foster care rescues benefits
are tremendous, we provide the socialization that these animals cannot
experience in a traditional shelter setting, enabling these animals to
transition to their forever homes and providing puppies with the time sensitive
socialization they require to grow to be balanced dogs.
Golden years: RMPR doesn’t just bring in dogs under a year, we also
take in those seniors that need more time, need some marketing time with the
public to show they have many splendid traits and plenty of GOLDEN years left.
To date we have adopted out approximately 75 adult dogs, those over the age of
one year. We always have about 10 dogs in our care that require more time to
adopt. As with our puppies we medically treat all adult dogs and provide
professional behaviorist training when needed. Most importantly we integrate
these adults with our pack in our homes to help dogs nurture each other. Many
need to be shown how to behave and there are no better teachers than other
dogs, they can communicate and show these misplaced animals the fundamentals of
acceptable dog behavior.
How we are different?
Any non profit should be able to show where
the money goes and RMPR is no different. We rely on the generous support of the
public to enable us to do the work of rescue. Rescue is hard work and these
animals need help! Please see our SPECIAL ADOPTIONS section for more information
on one of the ways your donations help the animals directly. What makes Rocky
Mountain Puppy Rescue a HOME FOSTER BASED RESCUE different? We LIVE with our
foster pups, assessing temperament, socializing them to other adults, children,
dogs, cats, and animals. We start the training for transition to their new
homes. ALL OF THIS IS KEY TO A PUPPIES EARLY DEVELOPMENT! RMPR treats all major
and minor illnesses and WE NEVER euthanize due to SPACE OR COST. RMPR is a
licensed 501c3 that relies on the generous support of donators and adopters to
support the work of rescue that we perform. We encourage all visitors to view
our statistics and our 2011 numbers.
Want to be more involved?
Click on donation to help support the animals or shoot us an email on how to foster or adopt.
Going strong since August 2010, we seek to contribute
continually to END THE HOMELESSNESS and encourage all to Spay Neuter your animals and spread the word that:
ADOPTION IS THE ONLY OPTION!