Take Me Home
Come to the shelter and visit with the dog or cat that you are interested in. If you are interested in a dog, bring any other dogs you may have for a "meet and greet" session. Bring your family members. If you want to adopt the animal, fill out an application. Multiple applications on animals are accepted. If more than one person is interested in adopting an animal, the home that is judged to be the best fit for the animal will be selected -- it is not decided by a "first come, first served" basis.
The animals in our care often come to us because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Sometimes they were surrendered by a person who couldn't care for them appropriately. These animals have a second chance at the shelter. They've already had a hard life, so we consider it important to place them into homes that will be safe, loving, and permanent.
For more information please visit Clear Creek/Gilpin County Animal Shelter (Charlie's Place) website.
Fostering is a method of caring for adoptable animals that have special needs or need some time away from the shelter. It is also a method of providing hospice care for animals that are ill. The goal of the foster program is to ultimately find a permanent home for the animal.
Candidates for Foster Care:
- Puppies or kittens that are too young to be adopted
- An abused dog or cat that needs socialization and tender loving care
- A dog with serious behavior issues (provided the foster care provider has the appropriate skills to work with the dog)
- An injured dog or cat that is recovering from surgery
- A senior dog or cat
Young, healthy and well-adjusted dogs and cats are not candidates for foster care except for shelter overcrowding reasons. Being present at the shelter maximizes the animal’s visibility and chances for adoption. If you are interested in seeing how an animal fits in your household prior to making a commitment, flexible trial adoptions are available.
Responsibilities of Foster Care Providers:
- Be responsible for the humane care, treatment, and control of the animal(s) in their care.
- Provide food for the animal(s). (The shelter may be able to occasionally assist with food, depending on the availability of resources.)
- Keep foster cat(s) indoors at all times.
- Keep foster dog(s) on a leash or confined in a kennel run when out of doors.
- Notify the Shelter Manager immediately if the animal(s) show signs of illness or injury.
- Notify the Shelter Manager if there are any behavioral issues with the animal(s).
- Make visitation available to prospective adopters.
- Be responsible for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the animal(s) being in their care.
Responsibilities of Clear Creek/Gilpin Co. Animal Shelter:
- Veterinarian and medical expenses for the animal(s) , as long as they are approved in advance.
For more in formation, call the shelter at 303-679-2477, Wednesday - Sunday.
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