Our Mission is:
- To foster and place adoptable companion dogs into permanent homes
- To increase adoptions of shelter dogs by promoting awareness of and cooperation with area
- To educate the community to be responsible dog owners
Primarily serving Colorado Springs and the greater El Paso County community, All Breed Rescue & Training (ABRT) has two main goals. First and foremost, we were established in 1994 to rescue dogs that are at risk for euthanasia at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. We have over 50 dedicated foster homes that allow us to rehabilitate and re-home these dogs that otherwise would not get a chance. Second, we are committed to training and educating the Colorado Springs community to develop a deeper bond between them and the dogs that they care for, resulting in a long, established relationship between human and dog. Our training methodology uses state of the art positive reinforcement and relationship building techniques. ABRT offers a wide variety of training courses for family dog skills or competition in various dog sports. Additionally, ABRT provides special behavior programs for dogs with fear and socialization issues. This training gives dog owners the tools they need to keep dogs in their homes for a lifetime.
Rescue Program: We place at-risk shelter dogs in foster homes until a permanent adoption home can be found.
Training Program: We offer "training thru trust" based training courses that range from the puppy level up to advanced competition levels. We also offer "train the trainer" mentorships for those wanting to become dog trainers.
Extended Services: We offer canine behavior analysis, modification, and other counseling services.
Train the Trainer Program: This program of study prepares participants to become dog trainers and readies them for the Certified Professional Dog Trainers test.
We are not a shelter, but rather a non-profit organization that places at-risk shelter dogs in foster homes until a permanent home can be found. Dogs that are brought into the foster program go through a process of evaluation and preparation so that they can be placed in the best home for their personality and individual needs.
Fostering: All Breed Rescue & Training relies on a network of volunteers to provide temporary foster homes while the dogs undergo a behavioral evaluation process, medical evaluation and, if needed, behavioral training classes. If you're interested in getting involved in the fostering program, click here for more information.
Adoption: Our primary goal is to get foster dogs into a home where they can be part of the family, where they can live out their days, no matter what comes up. Through a combination of behavior analysis, training, and finding a home that is the best fit for a given dog, we try to ensure that both the dog and the new owner will have a long happy relationship. If you are looking to adopt a dog, click here.
ABRT was founded December 1994 by Kat Percival as Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue; Awarded Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)3 non-profit status in February 1996.