Our Story

In mid-2000 a group of caring and dedicated volunteers formally organized a quality animal welfare organization which would fill a special niche—to help abandoned pets find good homes, assist low income families with spay/neuter costs as well as other medical costs, and form a strong foster program in which abandoned animals are sheltered, loved and socialized until they are placed in permanent homes. They called this new organization The Good Samaritan Pet Adoption Center, Inc. or Good Sam Animal Rescue. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote healthy relationships between people and their pets. We strive to prevent animal abuse and abandonment and provide resources and support services to fulfill these goals.

We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit animal rescue organization that provides a “shelter alternative” for homeless animals throughout Colorado. We offer a wide range of programs and services to help accomplish our mission.

We are not supported by taxes. All funding comes from donations from the public, and from fund raising activities. We do not make money from adoption fees. Adoption fees do NOT cover even the cost of advertising the pet, let alone vet care, etc. Because we must raise our own funds to operate we depend upon the Denver Metro community for contributions and for volunteer assistance.

We are a non-profit organization, recognized for tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax-exempt number is 84-1535584. If you are contemplating donating to us you may use this number.

Our Programs

Foster Network

We are a shelter alternative. We rescue animals, provide them with necessary medical care and foster them in private homes.

Rescue Hotline

We provide support to our community through our volunteer run animal rescue hotline which is operated Tuesday – Saturday from 9am to 6pm.

(303) 222-0081

NewHome Program

We help pet owners find their pets a new home if needed.

Fundraising Events

We conduct fund raising activities to finance our programs.

Spay/Neuter Program

We assist financially with the spaying/neutering of pets, and we educate pet owners about this option whenever possible.

Good Sam Fund

We offer financial assistance for veterinary procedures and check ups to qualified pet owners.  To learn more, email info@goodsamrescue.org

Pet Owner Education

We educate our pet’s humans whenever possible about the proper care of their pets.

Pet Owner Tips & Tricks

We are a source for information on pet behavior problems (but do not consider ourselves a replacement for a veterinarian, of course!).

Meet Our Team


Mackai T.

Executive Director


Carol V.



Gretchen K.