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Thank you for considering adopting one of our dogs! Please be sure to read about our adoption process below.  If you have any additional questions, please take a look at our FAQ, which can be found by clicking here. 

Before Attending An Event

Familiarize yourself with our available dogs

View all of our available dogs and puppies here. Select up to 3 dogs that you are interested in. You will mark this information on the adoption application in step 2.

Fill out an adoption application

You may apply online (we will print it for you if done before the day of the Saturday event).  There will also be applications at the events that you can fill out in person. Submitting an application online is no guarantee of your approval and we cannot hold dogs.

If there is one dog you have your heart set on check the VIP box to be interviewed prior to an event and if approved pay a non-refundable $50 fee to secure an appointment prior to our opening to the general public

Collect supplementary   adoption paperwork

Along with an application, you will need to bring a proof of residency (mortgage statement, house tax document).  If you are renting, you will need to bring a lease agreement stating you are allowed to own an animal and we must see the breed and weight restrictions.

Find an adoption event to attend

You must attend an event to adopt. View our event calendar to find an adoption event to attend.  Our events happen every Saturday at Petco Denver, 4100 E. Mexico Ave unless otherwise noted.  We recommend getting there early.

At the Adoption Event

Sign in at RMPR front table

The event is predominately first-come, first-serve, unless you have been approved and paid a VIP fee (see above). so get there early. If you do not have your paperwork (listed above), you will go to the back of the line until you can get your paperwork in order. Be prepared to spend around 3 hours of fun at the event.


We take groups of 6 to 10 for steps 2A and 2B

One of our volunteers will take your application and ask you some quick questions. You will be allowed to visit with 2 pups separately. 

Meet the Dogs and Puppies

You will be taken to meet the dogs and puppies. You can meet with up to 3 different dogs/puppies. You will make your top pick. If you are unsure, we will move on to the next potential adopter due to timing. We do not hold dogs.

Complete the Adoption & Take Your New Family Member Home

After a selection is made, you will be taken back to the payment station. You will be given paperwork on your new family member, and a small sample bag of their current food so you can taper to a new food if you choose.  All dogs over 3 months of age must leave with a harness and a leash ($25) fitted to them. Finally, you will go back to the visiting area and claim your animal after producing a stamped receipt.

Still have questions? Please be sure to read our FAQ

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