At this point it has become fairly common knowledge that the Millenial generation is influenced in their home buying decisions by their dog or desire to have one. In fact, studies show that 1/3 of Millenial home owners considered their dog a major part of that decision. In addition, 42% of Millenials who have yet to buy a home consider a dog a to be a key factor in their home-buying decision.
I recently adopted my very first dog from the Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Her presence in my home is now a huge motivator to be able to buy a new home! Whether you already have the yard and want a dog to play in it, or you want a dog and will someday have the yard for it, there are a ton of great pet rescue organizations in the Denver Metro Area to check out.
3. Denver Dumb Friends League
Probably the most well known Denver based shelter, DDFL has all kinds of animals for adoption including horses at the Harmony Equine Center. They frequently have specials that discount or waive fees to incentivize adopting older animals or multiple animals together. Check them out here.
MaxFund is another Denver based shelter that boasts in impressive 33,420 adopted animals in their 30 years of existence. The shelter was named for their very first rescue, "Max," who inspired the founding of the organization. Check them out here.
5. 4 Paws 4 Life
4P4L is among a large number of Colorado organizations that rescue animals from kill shelters and find them new homes here in our state. As they state in their mission, their goal is to "show grace and mercy to the animals entrusted into our care and to find them families that will do the same." Check them out here.
There are countless more organizations that I can't even begin to scrape the surface of the list. If you are looking for a certain type of dog there are also breed specific organizations like Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies or Colorado Pug Rescue to name a few. Here is a more comprehensive list of breed specific rescues in Colorado.
Emily Baker has been an educator in North Denver since 2012. She taught 4th grade for many years, before transitioning to Middle School English. She loved her job working with children, and now her job as a realtor. With Equity for Educators she is able to combine these two passions.