You’ll need to fill out an online adoption application. Please have references ready to speak to us on the phone. Application processing takes 2-3 business days. It is first come, first serve and we don’t put holds on dogs.


Please note that we do not adopt dogs out of state.  

Puppies are $475 and Adults are $300. There is a $12.99 fee to the microchip company to register the microchip to the adopter. ***Breeder release dogs and puppies are subject to variable pricing.

All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. You will also receive a coupon for 30 days of pet insurance. At some events, you will also receive a coupon book.

DCCR does not adopt siblings.  We follow the guidance of animal behavioral experts who agree that sibling bonds can prevent healthy bonding with new family members.

In order to return your pet, you must do the following:

1.  Have attempted professional training for behavioral issues. Proof will be required.
2.  Have proof of vet visit no more than one week prior to return.
3.  Your dog must be up-to-date on all age appropriate vaccinations.
4.  You will be required to have your original adoption paperwork.
5.  All Adoption fees are non refundable. If a return is made, you will be given a tax deductible contribution form.

You must contact us immediately if this occurs so we can make arrangements to get your dog to the vet.

Please contact Douglas County Canine Rescue immediately in the event you feel your dog is not working out in your home. You also must contact us before you relinquish your dog so we can make proper arrangements for the dog and you can fill out forms.

We recommend that you adopt no more than two dogs as it is very stressful on both the dogs and your household.

It typically takes 2-3 business days to process applications.  In times of high demand it can take longer but we strive to get all applicants processed as quickly as possible. You can decrease the time it takes to process your application by having references who are ready to answer the phone and speak to us.

Yes, but you must provide a copy of your lease agreement that states specifically that dogs are permitted.  Some lease agreements also have specific size pets that are permitted so please make sure the dog you have selected meets the requirements of your lease. 

Our adoption policy is first come first served.  To have a better chance at getting the dog you want, please make sure you get your application in right away.  Applications are good for 30 days following approval.

No, our fosters are solely responsible for the dogs or puppies in our care until we can process the formal adoption.  They are not permitted to let the dogs leave their custody prior.

Absolutely!  We love our “foster fails”!  But you still need to complete the adoption paperwork to process the formal adoption.

Once your applications is approved, DCCR will contact you to arrange for contract signatures and microchip assignment.  These steps occur at our office in Castle Rock or possibly at other locations approved by DCCR.

You should contact us immediately at [email protected] to let us know details of where and when the dog was lost. Also, always make sure your microchip owner information is up to date on Petstablished/Wagtopia. You can also register your dog ahead of time on Petco Love Lost to help you with your lost pet.