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Adoption Overview

Colorado Animal Rescue strives to make every adoption a match for life. So that we may be assured that the animal you wish to adopt is well suited for you, your home, and lifestyle, and is placed in an environment that is compatible with their needs, we ask that you complete our adoption application. The adoption applications are specific to dogs/puppies, and cats/kittens. We keep completed applications on file for a period of time, but we may ask you to complete a new application if it has been a while since your prior visit or previous adoption.

We recommend that you discuss the process with young children before visiting the shelter, to help ensure that they understand that they won't be bringing an animal home right away.

The application is designed to help us serve you. We are delighted to have you think of a shelter as a source for your new pet, and we are grateful that you are considering adopting from Colorado Animal Rescue. Our application process is simply a means to assure that we have all the pertinent information for the animal's records and our adoption paperwork, and to help match you with an animal that best suits your lifestyle. The more you tell the staff about your needs and wishes in a pet, the better we can assist you through the process of finding the right pet for you.

Colorado Animal Rescue reserves the right to postpone or decline any adoption.

Making a Match For Life

Adoptions are not always first come, first served. It is the shelter's goal to make a match for life. You and your family's needs in a companion animal may not match the animal that first caught your eye. We may suggest several other animals to consider, or some lifestyle adjustments that would need to occur to make the animal you are interested in, work for you and your family. We want you to be delighted in your new companion animal. We also want to place each animal in the environment best suited to its needs. "Love at first sight!" is not always the best approach when bringing an animal into your life.

This is an adoption, not a purchase. Through our adoption contract, we make specific the requirements for your animal's care, and detail the shelter's expectations of you. The shelter is here to be a constant resource for you and your family throughout your pet's life. We encourage you to contact the shelter at any time with any questions or concerns you may have. We also love to know how each animal is doing in its new home, and adopters frequently contact us with updates on their animals. Most importantly you have given your animal a special gift, and you have also helped the staff and volunteers at Colorado Animal Rescue carry on with this important work.

C.A.R.E. Adoption Requirements

For you to adopt an animal we need you to:

    * Be sure that you are financially able to provide for the animal's needs. This includes food, supplies, veterinary care, licenses, training, etc.

    * Be certain you have adequate time to spend with your new pet, including time for training, exercise, and grooming.

    * Have your landlord's permission to bring an animal onto their property.

    * Have the consent of all adults in your household. Be sure all children in the house are ready for an animal.

    * Be at least 18 years of age and have verifiable identification.

    * Complete an application survey and discuss it with a staff member.

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