Non-Profit Colorado Dog Rescue

Brighter Days Dog Rescue

We are a Boulder, Colorado-based non-profit organization rescuing dogs who are sick, abused, neglected, or in danger of euthanasia.

Adopt A dog

By adopting from Brighter Days Dog Rescue you are truly saving a dog’s life.

At BDDR we work to find you the perfect match. When you complete our adoption application you are giving us the tools we need to make a lasting connection.

Help us rescue more dogs

Though adoption fees go a long way, we rely 100% on donations and assistance from our sponsors. Any donation, big or small goes directly to saving a life.

The more funding we have, the more pups we can help. Thank you for your support!

Your Best Friend Is Waiting

Rescued is our favorite breed.

We believe in long walks, endless kisses, and second chances.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our modern-day heroes don’t wear capes. Instead, they wear slobber and fur. At BDDR, we receive emails about dogs in urgent situations from volunteers all over the U.S. Sometimes these precious pups are just hours away from being euthanized, so, like canine crusaders, we do everything in our power to take these dogs from death row and unite them with the families they were meant to be with.  

From personality to pedigree, we make it our mission to help our adopters and canines find their perfect match. When you complete our adoption application you are giving us the tools we need to make a lasting connection.

Get Involved

Become a Foster

Maybe rescuing one dog won’t change the world. But surely, for that one dog, the world will never be the same. Learn more about becoming a foster today!

Get Involved

Become a Volunteer

There are many ways to become involved with BDDR other than fostering. We frequently have needs for dog transporters (driving dogs to and from locations) as well as event volunteers.

Do you adopt out of state?

We do not usually adopt out of state, but that are special circumstances we may wave this rule, but rarely.  


How long is the adoption process?

Once we received your application we will be in touch within 2-7 days.  Once the application is approved we will have the foster families set up a meet and greet with each of the approved adoptive families within 48-72 hours.

Can we adopt two puppies from the same litter?

We do not adopt two puppies from the same litter due to "Sibling Syndrome"  This is when the pups become too dependent on each other to function on a normal social level, or the opposite can occur and one can become aggressive over the other as time goes on.  Two younger dogs can be adopted together if looking for doggy friends, just not from the same litter.

What are your adoption fees?

Adoption fees are generally between $300- $800 but are subject to change.

All dogs and puppies are up-to-date with current vaccinations, spayed/neutered and electronically microchipped to make sure they always find their way home.

Can we put a dog on hold?

Since we are 100% foster-based we do not have the resources to hang on to puppies longer than necessary.  Because of this, we do not hold puppies for families if they are going out of town or can't find time to do a meet and greet.  We can "reserve" a pup for 48-72 hours for a scheduled meet and greet, but not longer than that.

Do you do adoption trials?

We do not do adoption trials because it puts too much stress on the pup to be shuffled around.  If you are bringing a pup home we are expecting it is because you are sure you are ready to work with the pup and make a true member of the family.

Do you give adoption fee discounts and where does the adoption fee go?

Our adoption fee goes helping us rescue more dogs.  Many people ask us for the bills for their dogs so they know they got their "money's worth".  Each dog varies with how much we pay for it.  Some dogs we spend $200 on, and others who come in with heartworm, broken bones, viruses, can cost us $2,000.  Our adoption fee is how we even out the vet bills and continue to save the ones who have higher vet bills and need rescue the most.  Because of this, we do not have the capability to give discounts since all the adoption fees help us save more dogs.  

And they lived

Happily Ever After

Meet Milo Cyrus!

“I just wanted to reach out and show you how well Milo is doing- he’s taken on the name Milo Cyrus and loves naps and slobbering people with kisses. This one thinks he’s a lap dog and plays daily with his big cat sister. So thankful I got this little one 2 years ago. You’re doing great things there!”