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Adoption Fees & Inclusions


Adoption Fees:

  • $350 - Dogs up to 2 years old
  • $300 - Adult dogs: 2 years through 8 years
  • $150 - Senior dogs: 9 years and older

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

Adoption Inclusions:

At adoption, Rocky Mountain Cocker Rescue dogs will be current on their vaccines and will have the following:

    • Spay/Neuter
    • Microchip (if not already chipped)
    • All State-mandated vaccinations
    • Grooming (if needed)
    • A full veterinary exam to identify any potential health issues

NOTE: RMCR takes care of any known health issues before a dog is adopted.

Adopting Puppies

(under 6 months of age)

A refundable deposit of $50 (per puppy) 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: Unless advised by a veterinarian due to health, all dogs over the age of 6 months shall be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

Long Distance Adoptions:

All dogs are placed in their new home AFTER the applicant has been approved, which includes a phone interview, reference checks, a home visit, and a meet-and-greet with the dog. Out of state home checks can be performed by someone associated with another licensed rescue or shelter in your area. RMCR does NOT adopt dogs to any applicant sight-unseen. After a long-distance applicant is approved, they must travel to the foster home’s city/town to meet the dog. If the applicant wants to pursue adopting that dog, an adoption contract is signed, the adoption fee is paid and the dog can leave with the applicant. The adoption contract states if a dog does not properly fit into your home, lifestyle or environment, regardless of the reason, it must be returned to any city in which RMCR operates, including other states, such as NM, KS, MO, WY.

The History of a Rescued Dog:

RMCR receives dogs from a variety of sources including owners who are relinquishing their dogs and from shelters where dogs have either been relinquished 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 a potential adopter. However, if your vet disagrees with the information we were provided, we shall not be held responsible for disseminating false information. RMCR will never knowingly withhold any information given to us when we received the dog.