All Breed Rescue & Training saves dogs from Colorado shelters who have no options left, providing foster homes, rehabilitation, and training services (available to the public) to give dogs the chance they deserve. We promote scientifically sound, relationship based, positive reinforcement training methods. As advocates for responsible pet ownership, we give out over $20k in free and reduced classes yearly.
ABRT is the only rescue in Southern Colorado with a full time Behavior Team to provide support for our fosters and adopters for the entire life of their companions. We are the only rescue that provides behavior counseling for families seeking relinquishment, at no charge. We believe that the best way to reduce the shelter population is keeping dogs in their homes, and that there are no bad dogs, just difficult situations.
ABRT needs a grant writer, fundraising/event/marketing team members, gift cards to stores like CostCo and Lowe’s, cleaning supplies, soundproofing, volunteers and dogwalkers, and (as always) foster homes!
Studies have shown that among owners who have relinquished dogs, 2 out of 3 cite behavior issues as a reason. We believe every dog deserves to stay with their family.
“ At 48 I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. I was ready for a nursing home after losing my last dog. Then Maisy rescued me. People say that but in this case it's very real.” — Joanna Fix, Ph.D. - ABRT Adopter and Maisy's mom.