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How To Adopt


Complete the application 

You should expect a response within 24 hours.

If approved, your application will be valid for 6 months.


Sign-up for the event!

- Only sign up once per family

*Duplicate entries are removed.*

- Walk-ins are added to the bottom of the list after the sign up list has been called.


Come to the event

Come to the event and adopt your puppy!
Once you've met your forever friend you will sign the adoption contract and take your puppy home with you at that time!


Good to know info:

- You can reserve either a specific puppy to meet with or sign up for general admission.


- Reservations are only for animals who have been to more than 1 event. If the pup you want is listed as available but not listed on the reservation list it is because it is their first event. In that case please sign up under General Admission.


- Reservations are good if you know that you want to adopt a specific puppy and don't want to meet with others. If there is a chance you may want to adopt or meet with different pups we encourage you to sign up for General Admission.

- General Admission Sign ups are first come first served with approved application and duplicate entries are removed.

*Signing up doesn't guarantee you a puppy, you still need to attend the event to meet the puppy and decide in person.


- Walk-ins are added to the bottom of the list after the General Admission sign ups have been called.


​- Sign ups close 1 hour before the event starts. 

- The sign up is a donation to Colorado Puppy Rescue and allows us to take in animals who might need more extensive medical care. It also tells us what pups have people interested in them. We count on knowing who has someone interested in them so we can plan for who may still need foster homes after the event and how many new lives we can commit to taking from our rescue partners.


- Doors open 5 minutes before the date and time listed on the home page. ​

*Please note that the first 30 minutes of each event is set for "reserved puppy meet and greets"


- If your name is called and you're not present, you will be moved to the bottom of the list when you arrive.

- At the event, you can meet any available puppies and ask any remaining questions about the adoption process.
You'll be required to sign the
adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. 
(NOTE: the video will answer the majority of your questions). 

- After completing the paperwork, you will take your new puppy home from the event.

- To prepare for adoption, our puppies are eating Science Diet Puppy Food (we will provide you with some upon adoption).
You can find this food at Petco, Petsmart, Amazon, and Instacart.​

​*Remember, your adoption application remains active for 6 months from the time of approval. You don't need to fill out a new application for each event. Please note that Colorado Puppy Rescue reserves the right to refuse an adoption for any reason, even after approval. If you haven't completed the adoption application but signed up on the Sign up list, we won't be able to assist you at this time.*


**Before coming to the adoption event, it's important to watch the adoption video. You'll receive the link to the video in your approval email, and it can also be found on the redirect website after you RSVP.**

Who Can Adopt?

Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.

CPR reserves the right to refuse an adoption for any reason at any time.

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