How to Adopt

This is a VERY Unusual time so here are the details about the adoption while we have Stay at Home Orders in place.

Who Can Adopt?
  • Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.

  • We are having scheduled pickup times for puppies, but you must not come to our location UNTIL you have a pickup time.

  • You must be willing to adopt without an in person or virtual visit with the puppy first. If you have any hesitation about getting a new puppy, this is NOT the right time to adopt.

Sign-up On Our List
  • In an attempt to make this fair, we are going to use the Online Signup list.

  • The sign-up list is first come/first serve.

  • We do require a cell phone number to entered when you signup.

  • Online sign-up will be available at 10:00 pm on the evening before the adoption event.

  • It will be closed down as soon as the signup list is full.

  • This list fills up FAST (within 30 - 60 seconds). If you see the screen below it means that all of the spots are full.

  • NOTE!!!! ONLY signup if one of the puppies that are available are of interest to you.

  • We ask that you fill out the Online Questionnaire BEFORE the adoption event. Only one questionnaire needs to be filled out. We will keep questionnaires on file for six months.

  • Please watch the video (link included after online signup completed) before we contact you.

  • If you watch the video and now is not the time for you, please email and we will take you off the list.

How the adoption will work
  • Starting on the adoption day morning at 8 am - you will get a google sheet emailed to the PayPal address. This list will show last name, first initial, your place in "line" and will have the puppy numbers that are available. Note this is an interactive sheet, so as we work with someone we will be checking off names.

  • We will start doing zoom conferences at 9 am on adoption day starting at the top of the online signup list.

  • When it is your turn we will send a zoom conference link to your email address that we have for PayPal. If that email is not the right one, please email

  • We ask that the zoom conference be done at your home.

  • During the zoom conference, we will determine that the puppy you want to adopt is available. If it is, we will email you electronic contract. We will answer any questions you may still have about the contract (NOTE the video will answer the majority of your questions). We will then have you sign the contract and pay the adoption fee.

  • The Zoom conference is NOT a meet and greet of your puppy. We will try to answer any questions that you have but we really have to be ready to take a leap of faith and adopt the puppy without meeting him/her first.

  • After the contract is signed we will give you a pickup window.

  • If you want to prepare - our puppies are currently eating Victor Hi-Pro Plus Food

Receipt of Your Puppy
  • You will be picking up your puppy THAT day.

  • We will try to schedule your pickup to be as quickly as you can get to the Hopeful Hound (10021 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora, CO 80247).

  • Appointments for curbside pickup will be provided during the zoom conference. Please do not come to the Hound UNTIL you have an appointment.

  • The Hopeful Hound 10021 E. Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80247.

  • You will need to make a sign with your puppy number on it. We will then verify your name.

  • One of our volunteers will bring your puppy to your car (curbside) at your designated pickup window time.

  • Please wear a mask when you come to pickup your puppy. We want everyone's safety to be our top priority.

  • We do ask that you take a selfie of you and your puppy and email with your puppy number so we can still post family photos for our shelters to see.

The Hopeful Hound
Is a licensed pet community and adoption center located in Aurora. The Hopeful Hound offers a safe place for rescues like CPR to meet with potential adoptive families. 
© 2014 by Colorado Puppy Rescue. 

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A licensed, no-kill, non-profit rescue specializing in very young puppies and their mothers.

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