Tips for a Successful Adoption

Congratulations on choosing to adopt! As you prepare for the new addition to your family, we’d like to share with you some lessons we’ve learned through our work with helping dogs find their forever homes and our own experiences with pet adoption - everything from before you arrive to pick up your dog to introducing them to other animals. Whether you’re adopting through Mile High Canine Rescue or not, we want to help you start this new relationship on the right foot.

Picking up your new dog:

Introducing your new dog to to your home:

Introducing other dogs (and cats):

Introducing dogs to kiddos:

If you've adopted a puppy:

Check out our Behavior & Training Resources page for recommendations of behaviorists and trainers, training exercises, and training equipment and supplies, such as harnesses and training treats.