Resources For Pet Owners
Adopting a pet should be a lifelong commitment. Animal Rescue of the Rockies believes that every pet deserves a happy, loving home. When difficult circumstances arise, we encourage you to research every avenue possible before surrendering your furry family member. Losing a home is a traumatic experience for a pet, with potential lifelong consequences.
Please consider that your pet depends on you completely for its safety, happiness, and health, just as a young child would. Pets are not disposable or replaceable items – they’re living, feeling, loving beings who deserve our best.
Please scroll down to access the many resources available to help you keep your pet with you.
Pet Food Assistance
If Your Pet is Having Behavioral Issues
Assistance for Finding Pet Friendly Living Situations
No Kill Animal Shelters
http://www.petfinder.com (Note: Not all shelters listed are no-kill – do your research first! Some shelters call themselves no-kill but still euthanize pets they consider “unadoptable” such as those with behavior or medical issues or senior pets.)
Local Humane Animal Removal
If You’re Having Trouble Affording Your Pet
Ark-Valley Humane Society: Buena Vista (pet food) www.ark-valley.org
The Cartwright Foundation: Denver/Front Range region (veterinary care assistance) www.gingerslegacy.com
Cat Care Society: Lakewood (spay/neuter assistance, assistance for necessary veterinary medical care) www.catcaresociety.org
The Feline Fix: Denver (spay/neuter assistance) www.thefelinefix.org
For Pets’ Sake Humane Society: Cortez (assistance for emergency veterinary care, spay/neuter and vaccination assistance) www.forpetssakehs.org
Having trouble affording veterinary care? http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html
Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter: Aspen (spay/neuter assistance) www.dogsaspen.com
MaxFund: Denver (pet food, spay/neuter assistance, vaccination assistance) www.maxfund.org
PetAid Colorado: Provides a safety net for all of Colorado’s animals through our four programs that address an array of animal health and welfare issues. www.petaidcolorado.org
Pikes Peak Pet Pantry: Colorado Springs (pet food/litter, pet supplies, pet prescription diet assistance, and grooming assistance) www.peakpetpantry.org
SpayToday, Lakewood, CO (low-cost spay/neuter) spay2day.org
National Organizations Offering Assistance for Pets in Need
The Binky Foundation: binkyfoundation.org
Brown Dog Foundation (prescription medications): browndogfoundation.org
Canine Cancer Awareness: caninecancerawareness.org
Magic Bullet Fund (cancer-specific): themagicbulletfund.org
The Mosby Fund: themosbyfoundation.org
The Onyx & Breezy Foundation: onyxandbreezy.org
Paws 4 A Cure: paws4acure.org
Pet Food Bank: www.petco.com
The Pet Fund: thepetfund.com
Pets of the Homeless (pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless):www.petsofthehomeless.org
RedRover Relief: redrover.org
Rose’s Fund: rosesfund.org
Shakespeare Animal Fund: www.shakespeareanimalfund.org
Help-A-Pet provides nationwide financial assistance for owners unable to afford medical care.
Trio Animal Foundation helps shelters, rescues and individuals pay medical bills of homeless pets.
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (cats only) is for owners who cannot afford necessary, life-saving veterinary care.
Humane Society of the United States listing provides both national and state-by-state listing of various organizations, funds, etc. for low/no-cost veterinary care.
Care Credit offers payment plans for individuals who need help with various types of bills, including veterinary care.
Tails of Hope Foundation provides education and financial assistance to qualifying pet owners whose pets are suffering from treatable, life-threatening diseases.