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Our Featured Aurora, CO Partner:

Colorado Puppy Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

All puppies are adopted in person at our adoption events. We do not ship.

About Our Rescue Group:

Colorado Puppy Rescue is a 501(c)3 no-kill rescue for young puppies. We accept puppies from kill-shelters in sounthern CO, NM,NE and KS. Most of our puppies are mixed mutts under 12 weeks old, some are as old as 6 months. We do not have a shelter. All of our puppies stay in foster homes so the only time they are available for adoption is at our adoption events. We average 20 puppies a week and update our website with available puppies Thursday evenings.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Adoption Events are held on Saturdays from 11am-2pm at The Hopeful Hound at 16780 E. Iliff Ave. Aurora, CO 80013

Our Adoption Process:

Our Standard Adoption fees average $150-$200. This does not include the $50 spay/neuter deposit required by the State of Colorado.

How to adopt a CPR puppy:
Attend an Adoption Event: To adopt a puppy from the Puppy Rescue you will need to make a personal visit to our adoption event. Puppies are only available for viewing and adoption at Adoption Events because we are a shelterless rescue and our puppies stay at foster homes during the week.

Sign up on our List: One person from your family will sign up on our list. We keep a sign in list to ensure that the first family in line is let in to see the puppies first. Being first on the list means that you are first to choose a puppy to meet with. As many as six families can meet with their puppy at a time. The list is available for sign up on the day of the adoption event. You can sign up online until CPR arrives at The Hopeful Hound two hours before the event and then sign ups will start in person at The Hopeful Hound and online sign ups will close. You only need to sign up one time per adoption event. Some breeds are very popular so sign up online if you see the perfect puppy for your home.

Choosing your Puppy: Before you enter our event we require everyone to use hand sanitizer. This provides an illness barrier for our puppies. We want you and your puppy to get to know each other. You will have an opportunity to play and cuddle with your new puppy in our play areas. An Adoption Counselor will help decide if this is the puppy for you. Adoption Counselors are also available to answer any questions you may have on dog ownership or our adoption process. When you choose to adopt your puppy we ask you to fill out an adoption application so that we can ensure that our pups are going to loving, forever homes.

Adopting your Puppy: After you have filled out your adoption application and other paperwork, we will give you an Adoption Contract. This is a legal and binding contract. An Adoption Counselor will lead an adoption session. Our adoption session covers:
- which shelter your puppy came from
- vaccination information for your puppy
- information specific to CPR puppies
- our contract, what CPR expects from you and what you can expect from CPR.
- information about puppy behavior/ health and what to expect from your puppy.
- our adopter recommended vet list
- our puppy insurance
- our adopter going home bags.

Going Home with your puppy: After you attend the adoption session and pay the adoption fee you will get a copy of your contract, our Adopter Recommended Vet List, an Adopter's going home bag and of course, your puppy.

Our process can take some time. Please plan for it to take at least an hour after your name is called from the list.

For more information visit: and visit our About Us page.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.