Helpful Resources

BBCR is dedicated to supporting our foster parents and adopters! Sometimes the transition between shelter life and home life can be difficult. Each pet has different behavioral challenges and needs. We are here for you throughout the process. Below are some helpful tips and resources to make the early stages of fostering or adopting easier for you and your dog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions or concerns and unsure who to ask or where to go? Don’t worry! Many people have been in your place and we’ve heard it all! Click here to view some of our most common questions and answers.

Common Behavior Issues

Are you and your dog having some trouble? Is your dog doing something odd and you are concerned about their health? Regardless of whether you have a young puppy or an adult dog there are always growing pains when it comes to owning a pet. Understanding why a dog is performing a negative behavior can make a big difference. There are many steps you can take to tackle issues early to keep you and your dog happy and healthy. Click here to learn about common behavior problems and how to best address them. 

Find a Trainer/Behavioralist

Working with a qualified dog trainer can sometimes mean the difference between a peaceful life with your dog and having to give up your dog for rehoming. Dog training is a science, but the industry is unregulated with no licensing requirements or regulatory oversight. This makes it difficult to know what to look for. We recommend trainers who are independently certified through Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)  or members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

Find a Vet Partner

Looking for a qualified veterinarian in your area? We’ve got you covered! There are many fantastic vets in Colorado.

The Last Resort - Surrender Form

If you are considering surrendering your dog please review our link to Common Behavior Issues first. Many problems that may appear to be permanent are fixable with the right training. There could still be hope for you and your pet to live a happy, harmonious life together. If you have exhausted all resources or are in a position where you cannot continue to properly care for your pet, please reach out to our shelter staff. If you and BBCR have committed to surrendering your dog you will be given a password. Once given the password, click this link.

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