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.

Brighter Days Dog Rescue

Non-Profit Colorado Dog Rescue

Become A Foster Parent

Here’s your first chance to give a dog his second chance.

Foster FAQs

What does it mean to foster for Brighter Days?

Being a foster parent means you are caring for, loving on, and housing a dog in need. We work with local and out of state shelters to bring dogs into foster care and you choose which dog you want to foster. That doesn’t mean you get to pick any and every dog, but from an approved listed of dogs that BDDR is able to pull from shelters.

What are my responsibilities as a foster parent?

During your time as a foster parent with BDDR, you are responsible for taking your foster to all of their veterinarian appointments and administering medications and follow up care. You’re also responsible for caring for this dog (with love, walks, and attention) while they are in your care. You are responsible for communicating with and meeting in-person any approved potential adopters with your foster dog and working with BDDR and the adopter to help the process go smoothly.

What does the rescue provide or cover?

BDDR covers all medical costs and has a large network of resources to supply you with pet beds, food, pee pads, collars, leashes, blankets, whatever you may need for your new foster dog.

How long do dogs stay in my home?

The foster period does vary on the dog/dogs you are fostering.  On average each foster period lasts about 10-14 days, give or take a few days.  Sometimes if it a slow season (travel season) it can take a bit longer, or if you have a dog with behavioral/medical issues.  If you are fostering a family (mom and babies) or a litter of pups it may also be longer depending on the age of the pup.  Puppies need to be 8 weeks old and fixed before they are adopted out.

Interested in becoming a foster parent?

Click on the button below to fill out an application.


Volunteer Opportunities

Pet Transports

More than 75% of our dogs come from out of state. While we do have many wonderful volunteers who help us drive/fly dogs to Colorado from other states and donate their time, it still costs on average $30 per dog just to transport them to CO. This covers the gas for our volunteers, rental van (if it’s a larger transport) crates, potty pads, slip leads, etc. If you would like to help sponsor a dog to make their way to Colorado for their second chance at a forever family, we would be beyond grateful. We will send you a picture and information on the dog whose life would not be saved without you.

Sponsor a Hospice Dog

Our hospice doggies is where our hearts lie, but they do cost us a good amount of money. If you would like to help sponsor one of our hospice dogs, we know the doggies and their fosters would be eternally grateful. Each month they need food, potty pads, grooming, etc. Not to mention since they are hospice they do rack up a good amount of medical bills from check ups to surgeries to make sure they are as comfortable and healthy as possible.

Contact us below to be added to our volunteer list