heart1Working towards the day when every pet has a loving home. Animal Rescue of the Rockies pulls homeless dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters and places them in loving foster homes until their forever homes are found. We promote spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation and encourage quality relationships between pets and their people through behavior resources and training.

Total Pets That Found Forever Homes in 2015

Pets Available For Adoption as of August 4th


Donation Goal for 2016

We are excited to announce the 1st annual My Colorado Rescue Photo Fundraiser!

This photo contest is open to everyone – the General Public and ARR volunteers! Everyone has the same chance to win. Just upload a cute photo of your dog or cat, pay a nominal entry fee of $5 and then share, share, share! All pets are eligible – foster pets, adopted pets, owned pets. If your pet wins the most votes by the end of the contest, you’ll get to choose from among all 12 prizes. 2nd place will choose from all remaining prizes, and so on down the line until all 12 prizes are spoken for. Votes are only $5 each, and the more people who vote for your pet, the better chance you’ll have to win a prize. You can share via email, social media, and word of mouth! After you enter your pet’s photo, you’ll see a page making it easy for you to share on all the major social media sites as well as email.  That’s it – simple and easy!

This is a FUNdraising contest to benefit homeless pets who need veterinary care. All voting proceeds will go to Animal Rescue of the Rockies, a registered Colorado 501(c)3 nonprofit rescue group. Last year 875 lucky pets found forever homes through Animal Rescue of the Rockies’ foster home program, and so far this year over 350 have already been adopted. Your entry and votes will help SAVE LIVES! The photo contest ends at 11:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, August 31. Votes are tallied in real time! Don’t wait – enter your pet’s photo today!

Go to Contest

2015 Was a Great Year For Animal Rescue of the Rockies!

Featured Rescues of the Month


It’s me, Isabella! I’m a great girl, a super sweet cuddle bug, not too big for any lap! I love to be with my person, and am known around these parts as Izzy the Toy Destroyer. I chase them and love to tear them up good, and I might also have a bit of a toy hoarding situation going on. I just love Love LOVE toys! I also enjoy chasing balls, in case you are making a list. I’m a very playful and loving girl and like to be touching my person all the time. Belly rubs? Treats? Any ole time, yes please!! I know how to Come and Sit on command and my lovely foster momma is working with me to learn more. I don’t like baths, or having my collar touched, and I’m terrified of men and new people. It takes me a long time to warm up, but once I do, I am extremely loyal and loving. I do better with women and children, and I’m a total sweetheart, who loves as much attention as I can get. If I sound like a great dog for you, please fill out an application today!


Hi!  My name is Aretha–my friends call me Rethe (reeth-ee). I was named after the great R&B singer and I do love to sing (or talk)!  I’ll tell you about my day while you fix dinner for the two of us–I’ll also offer to help with the cooking.
I’m an extremely athletic kitty cat who loves to play with my foster sisters, especially one of the resident cats, Mai Tai–she’s my BFF! We play chase through the house then crash on her dad’s lap while he’s watching TV.  I also like to sleep at the foot of the bed.
My favorite toy in the whole world is the Go Cat mouse toy!  They humans think it’s funny that I turn into a wild huntress when that mouse is around–I growl when I catch it and don’t want to give it back!
My ideal forever home would be with another cat who likes to play and a human that likes a chatty, funny princess!
I had the roughest of starts in life, and while my tuxedo siblings got snatched up right away, I got left behind because I’m all black and it took me a little longer to trust humans.  It doesn’t seem right and my foster parents can’t believe I haven’t been adopted yet–who doesn’t want a sleek, loving, funny, athletic mini black panther who longs to have a forever home.  I can assure you that I’ll give you years and years of love and woo you with my mad athletic skills!
Please ask about me today!

Shop to Save Lives

Each of these partners donate a portion of your purchase directly to the Animal Rescue of the Rockies



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Bark Box will donate up to $20 when you enter the code BBX1ROCK at checkout for every Bark Box sold.

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Ruff Guide

Visit Ruffguides.com and Enter “ROCKIES” at checkout, you’ll get free shipping, and we’ll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold.

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Canyon Wind Winery

For every bottle of Finley’s Red Paw purchased, Canyon Wind will donate $10 to Animal Rescue of the Rockies.

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Nom Nom Popcorn Company

Got the munchies? Order Nom Nom Popcorn – choose from over 70 different varieties – and help homeless pets! ARR receives 40% of all sales!

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PLEASE NOTE:  ARR does not accept owner surrendered pets.  Our focus is to help pets already in overcrowded shelters. Please click here for a list of resources if you need to rehome your pet: www.arrcolorado.org/resources  We regret that we can’t respond to owner surrender requests due to the high volume of calls and emails we receive.

Animal Rescue of the Rockies is a 501(c)3 non profit Colorado corporation.  We are not a shelter.