Our Featured Denver, 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.
4100 E. Mexico Ave
Denver, CO 80222
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.
Come Meet our Pets:Adoption Events are held on Saturdays from 11am-2pm at Petco at Colorado Blvd and I-25.
Our Adoption Process:Our Standard Adoption fees average $100-$150. 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: We are first come/ first serve. We keep a sign in list to ensure that the first family in line is let in to see the puppies first. The list is available for sign up on the day of the adoption event. Our list is kept at Petco and the Petco Staff manages the list until CPR arrives one hour before the event. Some breeds are very popular so arrive early 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: http://www.coloradopuppy.org and visit our About Us page.