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Mission Statement

Every day shelters all over the United States are either forced (because of things like budgeting shortfalls, and/or lack of available donations), or make the decision, to euthanize thousands of our canine friends. And, unfortunately, although we try so hard to, we are unable to save them all.

That is why we have made it our mission to save the lives of as many shelter dogs as we can, especially those who have been overlooked, and/or forgotten about.

The above most often includes, but is not limited to the elderly, the very young, and the infirm, which are often the hardest to place in a forever home by larger rescues and municipal animal shelters. That is why we are relying on a Foster base to help us take these animals in, vet them, train them, socialize them, and prepare them for adoption. In short, our little community of animal lovers, and activists, have decided to take up these "lost" animals as our cause, and their rescue our passion.

And, because of the community style setting of our "animal lovers" fostering system, we can make sure that every animal that comes through our doors is loved.

The final aspect of our mission is to never lose sight of our main objective, working towards making Colorado a NO KILL state.

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Because of our main objective being that we save as many lives as we can, our fundamental base is that the more animals we can get adopted to forever homes, and the faster that happens, the more dogs we can save from a death sentence.

The first step in that process is to screen potential adopters for compatibility, stability and responsibility, to make as certain as possible that the dog, and their new owner, will be a lifelong match.

We will also be pairing up with local pet stores to support our new adopters with regards to training and base knowledge on their new furry family member.

Another aspect of this "matching" system will be to emphasize our adopters the wellbeing of their new dog, with respect to regular vet visits and up to date vaccinations.

And, NO animal will leave our rescue without first being spayed/neutered, and up to date on all necessary vaccinations.

Because of this emphasis on the wellbeing of our animals coming before anything else, some of the dogs that come through our rescue may not initially be ready for adoption.

We know, as animal lovers, that although we want to save as many lives as possible, we must remember that each individual dog is just as important as those who came before, and any who come after.

Therefore we will take the time to make sure that these dogs have the benefits listed above, as well as basic behavioral training, to ensure that they are ready for life in their new home, and the very best medical attention available to us, to ensure they are not only happy, but also healthy when they leave us to begin their new life.

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http://www.ruffco.org

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