Welcome to Big Sky Rottweiler Rescue! We are located in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and try to help in Colorado, North and South Dakota. All of our adoptable dogs are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you see a dog that you are interested in having as a member of your family, we invite you to fill out an on-line application today!
Yes! We do adopt to qualified applicants in Canada!
If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an on-line application which can be found in the website features menu under Forms/Applications.
Since its founding in 1997, Big Sky Rottweiler Rescue has re-homed approximately 500 deserving Rottweilers. This has been accomplished with the aid of the dedicated, hardworking volunteers in our organization and also with the help of many others. In states ranging from California to Kansas, Montana to Texas, rescuers pool their time, efforts and resources to save animals that would otherwise face euthanasia.
Rescue work is not always easy or fun and it has its share of heartbreak when one comes to the realization that we can't save all of them. However, the other side of the coin is the deep satisfaction that comes with a successful adoption. The knowledge that the dog you worked so hard to help is now living in a home where he is loved and cared for and not alone and afraid in a shelter kennel, awaiting execution.
There are as many reasons to volunteer as there are people and just as many ways to make a contribution. For those who would like to work one on one with dogs, our foster in Laurel, MT can always use help with feeding, grooming and socialization---instilling good manners helps a rescue dog find a home much more readily. Many dogs are given up every year because they were never taught basic obedience; that is the fault of the owner, not the dog. Dogs don't come into the world knowing what the human rules are, they need instruction and we do our best to set our dogs on this path in the time they are with us. If you love working with animals, you can be a part of that.
Even if you don't live in proximity to Laurel, MT, there are a multitude of things of equal importance that require volunteers. For those that have a suitable vehicle, we can always use help in transporting dogs---a relay from one member to another is often how dogs come into rescue or travel to their new forever homes.
If you have large dog experience and you have space in your heart and home or kennel, please consider volunteering as a foster parent for one of our rescued dogs until he finds his forever home. For every foster space we have open, we can save yet another dog from an otherwise grim fate.
On the clerical side, there are phone interviews with prospective adopters that need to be conducted---it is one of the first and most vital aspects of determining the suitability of a particular home. The Rottweiler is not a breed for everyone and it is important that we ascertain if the adoption has a good chance of success for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that there are people who want a Rottweiler for all the wrong reasons. So, if you like speaking with people, this is one way to assist the dogs and know you are making a essential contribution to their welfare.
There are so many facets of rescue and never enough volunteers to keep up with the sheer volume of animals in need. Perhaps you understand the intricacies of grant writing and know how to ferret out and apply for them. Maybe you are an artist, or a writer who could put together a newsletter or pen articles for our web site. In short, the main ingredient necessary to become a volunteer is the desire to improve the lives of homeless dogs and the will to carry it through. The reason Big Sky Rottweiler Rescue was founded is to re-home unwanted Rottweilers and to inform the public about this wonderful but often much maligned and misunderstood breed. This is our mission---will you join us?
If you love the Rottweiler breed and would like to make a real difference in their lives, we invite you to fill out a volunteer or foster application. Just click on Forms/Applications which you will find in our site map on the home page.
The dogs in our lives, the dogs we come to love and who (we fervently believe) love us in return, offer more than fidelity, consolation, and companionship. They offer comedy, irony, wit, and a wealth of anecdotes, the "shaggy dog stories" and "stupid pet tricks" that are commonplace pleasures of life. They offer, if we are wise enough or simple enough to take it, a model for what it means to give your heart with little thought of return. Both powerfully imaginary and comfortingly real, dogs act as mirrors for our own beliefs about what would constitute a truly humane society. Perhaps it is not too late for them to teach us some new tricks.
Dogs, bless them, operate on the premise that human beings are fragile and require incessant applications of affection and reassurance. The random lick of a hand and the furry chin draped over the instep are calculated to let the shaky owner know that a friend is nearby.
BSRR T-Shirts now available!
Only $20 each, shipping included
Sizes from Small through 2 XL
These unisex shirts run large and they are pre-shrunk
To order, please send your name, address, phone # and shipping address if different, along with a check totalling the number of shirts ordered to:
Ms. Kathy Hooper, P.O. Box 753, Riverton, WY, 82501
Those wishing to pay by credit card can call:
Kathy Hooper at 307 413 1228
If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an on-line application. This can be found in the website features menu under Forms/Applications.
Almost daily, Big Sky Rottweiler Rescue is approached by shelters or private owners who have Rottweilers needing our assistance. Though we do everything we can, due to limited foster space, we can't help them all. We are always looking for volunteers to help save this amazing breed. We are especially in need of knowledgable foster homes. If you are interested, apply to adopt, volunteer, of foster by clicking ...