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Denver Samoyed Rescue

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Denver Samoyed Rescue (DSR) is part of the Denver Samoyed Association, Inc. and was formally established in 1993.  Denver Samoyed Rescue is recognized as an active Samoyed rescue by the Samoyed Club of America and is registered and licensed with the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) within the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

What We Do

Denver Samoyed Rescue works with area shelters to become apprised of Samoyeds needing to be placed in new homes, provide foster homes if needed, and take requests from people wishing to re-home their Samoyed.  Our goal is to place surrendered or abandoned dogs in quality, suitable, permanent homes.

What Else We Do

DSR helps educate the public about the Samoyed breed and counsel owners who are considering surrendering their dogs to help them work through the problems so the dog may remain with them.  DSR also acts as a safety net for breeders who have lost track of a puppy they have placed, and as another possible source of information for owners who have lost their Samoyed.

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What to Consider Before Adopting A Samoyed

Samoyeds are beautiful, intelligent and fun dogs, but there are some things you may want to consider before proceeding with completing the adoption application.

  • Samoyeds are NOT hypoallergenic.  

  • They require regular professional grooming by someone who knows how to groom the Samoyed coat.

  • Samoyeds are intelligent dogs and enjoy learning using positive reinforcement methods.

  • Samoyeds are social animals and bond easily to their people.  In turn, you will be rewarded with their love and loyalty.

  • The Samoyed is a wonderful breed and we hope it fits your lifestyle!

Adoptable Samoyeds

(When a dog is available for adoption a bio and pic will be posted here.)

  If you are interested in adopting please complete our Adoption Application


How The Rescue Process Works

Anyone interested in adopting a DSR Samoyed must complete an Application for Adoption.  The application is a list of questions inquiring about your pet ownership philosophy and helps us match you with a dog.  We ask for veterinary references which are checked.  The reason behind our screening process is to find permanent, committed and loving homes.  Our goal is  to place the right dog with the right family.  We want it to be a good match for both you and the dog.

Once you have completed the application if we have a dog we think may interest you we will contact you.  In situations where an owner of the dog is involved, they have the right to decide who gets the dog.

Our adoption fee helps cover veterinary and boarding expenses which includes the dog being spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, and in good health to the best of our staff’s knowledge.

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Application & Forms
Adoption Application

We encourage you to complete an application even if we do not have the Samoyed you are looking for right now.

Foster Home Application

Download and complete an application.

Volunteer Application

Download and complete an application.

Rescue Photo Gallery 

Some of the Samoyeds DSR has helped place over the years

Lost Dog Tips and Advice

Visit all the local shelters.  Don’t just rely on a phone call.  Check all the shelters on a regular basis.  Go as often as you can, at least every couple of days.


Check with the highway department, your local police and the local animal control office.


Post a picture and description of the pet on social media, put up posters in your neighborhood or in the area where the pet was lost.  Take the posters to vets, groomers, pet shops, and any other place where a pet is likely to show up.  If your pet is returned, consider offering the finder a reward.


Be sure your pet is microchipped and has current ID tags.

Fundraisers and Donations
White Pine collars and leads & Sam-EE hiking systems

Contact Pam Arnold in the Colorado Springs area at or Lorrie McAllister in the Denver area at 


 If you shop through (with over 2000 merchants including many pet related merchants), the merchants donate a portion of their sales to DSR.  Visit to sign-up and register for DSR.  Then shop these merchants through the web mall and every purchase will automatically help Denver Samoyed Rescue.


Donations may be mailed to

Denver Samoyed Rescue

P.O. Box 100622

Denver, CO  80250

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