Tips From Foothills Animal Shelter

Giving pets as gifts

A Home For The Holidays

  • At Foothills Animal Shelter, nearly 8,000 orphaned animals are cared for each and every year. These animals are safe and sound in a wonderful facility with devoted staff and volunteers watching over them.
  • However, if the homeless pets could talk, they would still have one wish this season — a home for the holidays.
  • If you happen to be searching for a companion, or know of someone who is, adoption could be the answer.
  • Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and critters (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and more) all find their way to Foothills Animal Shelter.
  • Since it is hard enough to pick out the perfect pet for your own household, Foothills Animal Shelter doesn’t encourage giving pets to others as gifts.
  • The timing has to be right and it has to be just the right fit.
  • Plus, pets should be a lifetime commitment and not a split second decision in bringing into a home.
  • Otherwise, shelters can see pets after the holidays from families and pet owners who were simply not ready or got caught up in the moment.
  • A great alternative is a Foothills Animal Shelter gift certificate (in increments of $25, $50 and $100) that can be put toward a pet adoption.
  • The actual gift recipient can then talk with the Shelter’s customer care team to help pick out the most appropriate animal at a time that’s right for them.
  • Consider making a wish come true for an orphaned pet by providing a forever home. The unconditional love and companionship they offer can be priceless.
  • Better yet, stop by the facility in person at 580 McIntyre in Golden near 6th Avenue and Indiana on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.