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.
We are an all volunteer, foster-based rescue. We do not have a shelter facility where applicants can come look at multiple animals at one time. All of our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes along Colorado's front range until adopted into their forever homes.
Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and you will be contacted via email by the Adoption Director. Our job is to find each dog the right home. If your application is not approved for a particular dog, it is not necessarily a reflection on you or your home, but rather a determination that the home is not the right match, based on our knowledge of the dog and the breed.
Once your application is approved, you must submit to a home visit with a rescue volunteer. After the home visit, both you and the volunteer will give feedback on how the visit went.
An adoption decision will be made based on the needs of the individual animal and the success of the home visit. Sometimes we receive multiple applications for a particular dog. If more than one application seems to be a good fit, we will conduct multiple home visits with same animal and select the best one for the dog.
Please note that if you live outside of Colorado's front range, the home visit will look different. Alternate procedures will be discussed with you upon request or after receipt of your application.
Once an adoption is approved, we will schedule a time to finalize the adoption. We will meet you at a pre-determined location with the dog. You will be asked to complete the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee in full and in cash (the fee for each dog is listed with its profile). If your dog is under 7 years of age, we will sign you up for a professional training class at the same time. The adoption fee is only refundable is the animal is returned to us for health reasons within the first 14 days.
All our dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, heartworm tested and up-to-date on appropriate vaccinations. If at any time after adoption, you decide you cannot keep the dog for any reason, the animal must be returned to Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue.
You will receive a copy of the adoption contract, all available medical records and the microchip tag for the dog's collar.
We at Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue are committed to our dogs for life. We happily provide support and guidance for you and your new family member at any time after adoption.
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.