The Colorado Puppy Rescue was started in 2005 to help provide home and medical attention for homeless puppies, especially in rural areas. Many times, shelters and rescue groups may simply not have the budget or people to adopt all of their puppies. When a shelter can no longer keep a puppy, they will call the CPR or Colorado Puppy Rescue. The goal of the group is to provide homes for puppies rather than having them destroyed in shelters.
In order to adopt a puppy from the CPR, you must attend an adoption event. The next puppy adoption event will be held on Saturday, June 4th from 11am to 2pm at the Petco on I-25 and Colorado Blvd. During these events, you can meet puppies and choose the right one for you and your family. After you have chosen a puppy at the event, you will receive information on your puppy and information on immunization and neuter clinics in the area. The adoption process can take some time–perhaps up to an hour. Puppies that are not adopted are cared for by a CPR foster family until they find a “forever home”.
Adoption fees range from $100 to $150. This does not include the spay/neuter deposit which is required by law in Colorado. The group accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard as payment. The group does not accept checks.
Although some puppies have been checked by a vet, CPR encourages new puppy parents to take their puppy to the vet for a wellness check up. All puppies are up to date on vaccinations, and have been de-wormed prior to adoption.
Perhaps you are interested in volunteering your talents and your time for the CPR. The Colorado Puppy Rescue is always looking for volunteers to help with adoption days, puppy intake sessions, or with community events. For more information on volunteer positions with the organization, go to http://www.coloradopuppy.org/volunteer.html.
The group is always in need of foster parents; the more foster parents there are, the more puppies can be saved. The CPR provides all the resources that you will need to raise your puppy. This is the perfect way to have a pet if you travel a lot, aren’t sure if you are ready for pet ownership, or if you work long hours.