By Deborah Flomberg
Whether you’re looking for a new member to your family or you’re searching for a very special holiday gift, a pet can be a truly meaningful and special present for anyone.
It’s always important not to give pets lightly, as the commitment and dedication needed to raise a happy and healthy dog or cat is significant. However, if you’re ready to find a new furry friend – for yourself or for someone else – here are a few of the upcoming pet adoption events being held at pet stores and shelters throughout the Denver area. Plan ahead, as many breeds go quickly, and get ready to meet your new family member.
Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue
8031 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
If you’re looking for the perfect new puppy to bring home for your family, then you’ll want to make time to visit the Rocky Mountain Puppy Rescue Pet Adoption Events at Petco in Arvada. This wonderful local organization rescues, fosters and re-homes unwanted shelter animals, helping each and every one of them to find their forever homes. At the Adoption Event, you’ll be able to meet the available puppies so you can find the right match for your home, lifestyle and family needs. Be sure to arrive early, so you can get to meet all the different available puppies.
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Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Held the second Saturday of every month, PawsCo’s Adoption Meet-And-Greet is the best place to get to know their available pets and to find the perfect fit for your family. If you’re not familiar with PawsCo, it’s another local non-profit dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation by rescuing pets in need from underserved shelters and from the State of Colorado. This rescue works with all breeds and pets are kept in foster homes (instead of a shelter) between the adoption events. It’s a 100% volunteer-run organization, simply working to help every pet get it’s chance, one adoption at a time.
Paws to Give
Denver Dumb Friends League
2080 S. Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80231
Every year the Denver Dumb Friends League’s Paws to Give program offers a way to support pet adoption. You can stop by any of the Dumb Friends League’s three locations to fill out your own pet paw decoration with your donation amount. You also can write a message on your note and it will be displayed throughout the Dumb Friends League facility. Write a note in honor of a pet that has passed away, or you can simply encourage others to donate and support pet adoption through the Denver Dumb Friends League.
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Name Your Price
Denver Animal Shelter
1241 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
If you needed another great reason to adopt a pet from the Denver Animal Shelter, here’s another one for you. For the rest of the month of November, you can name your price on any adult pet adoption. Whether you’re looking for a new cat or dog to help complete your family, the Denver Animal Shelter has lots of needy pets just waiting for their forever home. You can also take advantage of the regular weekend vaccination clinics offered by the Denver Animal Shelter, where you can get reduced cost rabies and distemper shots, as well as your pet license and microchipping done.
Colorado Puppy Rescue
All adoptable puppies through the Colorado Puppy Rescue are homed through adoption events, but due to demand for these cuter-than-cute puppies, the process to sign up for the events is a bit detailed. The events are scheduled just a week in advance, so you’ll want to check the website often. Starting the day before each adoption event, you’ll be able to sign up (just one person per family) to meet with the puppy of your choice during the adoption event. You can bring your family with you as well, as up to six people per family are able to visit with the puppies. It’s important to remember that all puppies through the Colorado Puppy Rescue must be homed through one of these events, so plan ahead and mark your calendar for the next announced puppy day.