Ideally, all dogs live in one loving home from puppy-hood until death. Realistically, however, this isn’t always possible. People become ill, die, divorce, move overseas, develop allergies, lose their jobs, lose their homes, etc. Any of these situations, among others, can be a reason for a dog coming into rescue.

If you feel you are in a situation where you need to surrender your dog, the information on this page will help you with the process of owner surrender.  Lola's Rescue currently supports Colorado.  If you are outside of our area you will need to contact your local Rescue or Shelter.

Lola's Rescue does not guarantee the acceptance of every owner surrender into Rescue. During the initial interview, our Incoming Director will evaluate your situation to determine whether to proceed to the next step in the surrender process.

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To begin the surrender process please fill out our form. Once we receive it, we will get in touch with you.

If your dog is accepted into our program, they will be placed in a carefully screened foster home for whatever length of time is necessary to assess his/her medical, behavioral and social needs. We will then re-home them with a family that has also been carefully screened.

You should be aware that older dogs and dogs with medical problems may take longer to place. These dogs are given the best care possible to make them feel comfortable while they await their new homes. Dogs that are surrendered together will not be placed in a foster home together as the likelihood of them being adopted together is small.

While in foster care, we spend time assessing the dog prior to their arrival through our intake process. This is where we learn about the dog’s likes and dislikes, and personality. By being as honest as possible with us, you can help us place the dog successfully. It is vitally important that we have a complete medical history on the dog.