NSC is a non-profit dog rescue that specializes in training and education throughout the re-homing process. Read more on our About Us page.
At NSC, we believe the key to successful placement is proper training. Please visit our Training page for more information.
Yes. Although our policy is not to euthanize animals unless necessary, in the event of suffering or like situation we would opt for putting the animal down.
We currently share space with Clearwater Dog Training at 1446 Estes St., Lakewood, CO 80215.
Our mailing address is NSC, PO Box 1505, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034.
Please contact either Gina or Inge for our current availability. While accepting the animal would be contingent on our space and dogs already in the program, we will not turn a dog or cat away if we can help it.
Please contact Gina or Inge if you are thinking about relinquishing your pet. Our most successful owner releases usually involved keeping the dog in your home as a foster while we work with them, however in some cases it might be in their best interests to be at the training facility.
There are lots of ways you can help. Check out our Support page for more information.
Yes, because NSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Email us and request to be added to our newsletter distribution list.
The most successful defense against losing your pet is microchipping. NSC provides low-cost microchipping for $40 per animal, which includes registration. Please contact Gina if you are interested in this service.
$225 for Seniors 10 and up
$325 for dogs 8 to 10 yrs
$425 for dogs 6 months to 8
$475 for puppies up to 6 months
These funds help cover medical care, food and housing while we have the animal, as well as provide the training that is an integral part of our rescue. While this price may seem high in comparison to some municipal shelters, it is less than the combined amount of adopting a dog and then paying for training. Since NSC dogs have already begun the training process, you’re less likely to encounter expensive destructive behavior or problems that would cause you to return the animal. Purebred rescues also tend to charge a higher fee; we do not discriminate between mixes and purebreds.
You find our adoption and membership forms on our Forms page.
Before being placed, all pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. They also come with four weeks of integration training. For puppies, the cost of adoption includes spay/neuter at 6 months of age at our approved veterinarian.
Integration training is one-on-one training with you, your new pet and a trainer. At NSC, we believe the key to successful placement is proper training. This way the dog knows what is expected of him, and you know how to communicate effectively with your dog. Integration training is often followed up with group classes on an as needed basis.
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