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Our Featured Thornton, CO Partner:

Colorado Aussie Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Colorado Aussie Rescue is a regional rescue that serves the state of Colorado, and covers the western portion of Kansas, the southeastern corner of Wyoming, the far eastern portion of Utah, and the norther portion of New Mexico. We rescue purebred Australian Shepherd dogs, and occasionally other purebred dogs of the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and Border Collie breeds.

About Our Rescue Group:

Colorado Aussie Rescue was started in July of 2008. We were looking for a rescue for Australian Shepherd dogs, in order to adopt a dog for ourselves, only to find that there was no rescue in the state of Colorado, and had not been for the preceding 5 years. Knowing that something had to be done about that discrepancy, we opened the floodgates. We started out thinking that we were going to be a local rescue, Colorado Front Range, maybe the whole state of Colorado. What we found was that there is a gaping hole in the national rescue effort for Aussies, and no national representation by either ARPH or STAAR in most of the mountain region. We were called upon to fill that gap. We rescued our 100th dog on May 30, 2009, 11 months after our formation. Since our inception, we have grown from that little local rescue that we thought we would be into a multi-state regional rescue that serves a 500 mile radius around Denver, Colorado. We also back up Polaris Husky and Malamute Rescue as the secondary rescue for Husky and Malamute dogs. We are allied with STAAR, MARS, and Amazing Aussies Lethal White Rescue of Arizona, the national rescue for Lethal White Australian Shepherd Dogs, and together with CandE Aussie Rescue in Kansas City, and Western Herding Dog Rescue of Wyoming, are part of a trifecta of local rescues who work conjointly in saving the Australian Shepherd dog in the Mountain and Midwest Regions of the US.

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Come Meet our Pets:

We hold weekly adoption events on most weekends at a local dog park. We also take part in special adoption events up and down the Colorado Front Range. All the information about our adoption events can be found in the Special Events and Meet N' Greet sections of our website at

Our Adoption Process:

1. Adoption Application - Through our website at
2. Vet Check
3. Reference Check
4. Phone or face to face interview
5. Meet and greet with the dogs you are interested in
6. Home inspection
7. Final Placement

We allow adopters who are a distance away to come to any of our Meet N Greet events, adopt the dog, and take the dog with them. Final adoption is dependant upon passing the home inspection, which will be completed within 30 days of the adoption date.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.