Adoption Information

Adoption Process

1. Complete and Submit an Adoption Application (below). Please have the following info available before you begin:

• Names, addresses and phone numbers of two personal references (non-family members).
• Name, address, and phone number of your current veterinarian or the vet you plan to use in caring for your new Cocker.
• If applicable, the name, address and phone number of your landlord.

2. Notify all the references above that we will be calling.

3. We will call you within 2 business days and review your your application, then contact your references.

4. An adoption coordinator will schedule an in-home interview. All household members need to be present, including any current pets.

5. If you are approved for adoption, we will call to let you know how to pick up your new Cocker Spaniel!

We cannot guarantee a specific dog will be available when you submit your application, but we do our best to reserve your selection as quickly as possible.

Submit an Adoption Application

The easiest way to submit an application is to fill-out our RMCR Adoption Application online.

We also offer one of these other printable forms and options:

• RMCR Adoption Application (DOC)

• RMCR Adoption Application (PDF) (not functional, please use DOC above)

Email to: Inquiries@RockyMountainCockerRescue.org

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Fax to: 303-680-6692

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Mail to:  RMCR, PO Box 482, Parker, CO 80134

RMCR Adoption Fees

Adoption fees include spay/neuter, all vaccinations, grooming (if needed), and a full veterinary exam to identify any potential health issues. We take care of any known health issues before a dog is adopted.

• Up to 2 years old: $350
• Adult dogs: 2 years through 9 years: $300
• Senior dogs: 10 years and older: $150

Note: Our adoption fees are not specifically for the purchase of a dog, but rather to cover the medical costs of all dogs in our care. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to any person for the well-being of the dog.

Sterilization of Puppies up to 6-months of age

refundable deposit of $300 (per dog)  is required as insurance that sterilization (spay/neuter) will be completed when the puppy is of acceptable age (typically 6-months old).  The costs of spaying/neutering the puppy is the responsibility of the new owner. After proof of surgery is presented to Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue, Inc., the deposit will be refunded in full.
Note: All dogs over the age of 6 months shall be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, no exceptions.

A Rescued Cocker’s History

RMCR receives dogs from a variety of sources including owners who are surrendering their dogs and from shelters where dogs have either been surrendered or picked up as strays. The history of these animals is often minimal at best and we must rely on veterinarians and shelter personnel to provide data such as age, health status and social temperament. We will gladly forward any and all information regarding the dog to you. However, if your vet disagrees with the information we were provided, we cannot be held responsible for disseminating false information. We will never knowingly withhold any information given to us when we received the dog.

Long Distance/Out of State (Colorado) Adoptions

All dogs are placed AFTER the applicant has been approved, which includes reference checks, a home visit, and a meet-and-greet with the dog. Home checks can be performed by someone associated with another reputable rescue in your area. We may also have an active volunteer who has family or reliable friends in other states who is willing and able to perform a home check. We will NOT ship any dog to any applicant sight-unseen. After an applicant is approved, they must travel to the Denver area to meet the dog. If the applicant wants to pursue adopting the dog at this time, an adoption contract is signed and the dog can leave with the applicant. The adoption contract states if a dog does not work out for any reason, it must be returned to the rescue. In this case, the new owners MUST travel back to the Denver area with the dog.
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View our Dogs Available for adoption.

Please Contact Us with any questions.