Denver Samoyed Rescue

P.O. Box 134 - Lafayette, CO 80026-0134

Phone: 303-453-1360 (please leave a message)
Fax: 720-381-6808 and

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Who We Are

Denver Samoyed Rescue (DSR) was officially formed in 1993 to assist abandoned, unwanted, or otherwise neglected Samoyeds find new homes. The group functions as a committee of the Denver Samoyed Association (as approved by the DSA governing board) and works with individuals, local animal shelters, and the national Samoyed Club of America Rescue coordinator.  In addition, DSR is licensed and regulated by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture's Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA).  It is also the goal of DSR to help educate the public about the Samoyed breed, to counsel owners who are considering surrendering their dogs to work through their problems so the dog may remain with them, and upon request, to aide law enforcement officials with evaluating bite cases. DSR also acts as a safety net for breeders who have lost track of a puppy they've placed, and as another possible source of information for owners who have lost their Samoyed. All dogs placed by DSR will be spayed or neutered before going to a new home, or a foster home, in order to prevent further overpopulation of the breed.


Adoption Process

Our adoption fee is $250. That helps cover veterinary expenses and boarding fees for all our rescue dogs. For that cost your dog will be spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, an id microchip implanted and in good health to the best of our volunteer staff’s knowledge.

Anyone interested in adopting a DSR Samoyed must complete an Adoption Application.  You may expect a response to your application within one week.  The application is a list of questions inquiring about your pet ownership philosophy and match to the Samoyed breed (for instance, if you prefer not to deal with a dog that sheds or dog hair in general - this is not the breed for you!). We also ask for veterinary references which are checked. If there are any questions, we'll talk to you about our concern(s) and go from there. Please understand the reason behind this screening process is because we are interested in finding a permanent, committed, loving home for our Sams. Their health and well-being is our primary concern. We make every effort to place the right dog with the right people - the first time around.  It needs to be a good match on both ends, for you, and for the dog.  We do reserve the right to deny any applicant a dog.

We will not hold a rescue dog for you. Once you have completed an application if we have a dog we think may interest you we'll contact you, along with anyone else that is currently waiting for a similar match.  We work on a first come, first served basis, providing the match between dog and family is a good one for both.  However, in situations where an owner is involved in the placement, they generally have the final word on who gets their animal.

The majority of our dogs come from private individuals who have asked us to help them find a new home for their Samoyed. We also work with shelters in the area who have Samoyeds they have been unable to place. We do not help individuals sell their Samoyeds.

We also keep track of Samoyeds available at shelters in the area. As with our own dogs, if we know of a Samoyed we think may interest you we'll contact you.  However, our referral to a shelter does not guarantee they will place a dog with you. The adoption is between you and the shelter holding the dog. DSR cannot provide any input into that process.

All our rescue Samoyeds are neutered or spayed, no exceptions.

DSR rarely has puppies available for adoption. Occasionally we place a dog that is less than a year in age, however those occasions are few and far between. If you are interested in purchasing a puppy we can refer you to the individual who does Breeder Referral for the Denver Samoyed Association. They generally know who has puppies and who is expecting Samoyed puppies in the area.

As with most breed rescue groups, we also do a lot of public education and assistance in an effort to match Samoyeds with a suitable home, and keep them there.  If you're having a problem we'd like an opportunity to discuss the situation and hopefully provide suggestions that will help resolve the issue.


About the Samoyed

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Denver Samoyed Rescue
P.O. Box 1564
Arvada, CO 80001
Phone: 303-453-1360 (please leave a message)

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