How to Adopt

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.

How to Adopt
  1. Complete the adoption application here: [link]
    - you should hear from us within 24 hours
    - an approved application stays on file for 6 months
    - if your application is declined, we will not be able to adopt to you at this time

  2. Sign up for an adoption event: [link]
    - sign-ups are open from 2pm-8pm the day before the event
    - if you missed the sign-up window, you can still walk-in for the event as long as you have an application on file

  3. Attend the event! 
    - Saturday events are from 9:30am-1pm
    - Tuesday events are from 6pm-7pm
    - always check the web site for the date of the next event

          - we do occasionally take a week off and Tuesday events are only as-needed

          - 10021 E Iliff Ave. Aurora, CO 80247

What To Expect on Adoption Day
  • Doors open on the date and time listed on the home page

  • If you are not there when we call your name we will move to next in line and we will move you to the bottom of the list.

  • You will be able to meet an available puppy of your choice and 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.

  • After the paperwork is complete you will be able to go home with your puppy.

  • If you want to prepare - our puppies are currently eating Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Puppy Food

    • ​You can find this at Petco, Petsmart, Amazon, & Instacart

Extra Details on the adoption process
  • In an attempt to make adoption as fair as possible, we open our Weekly Sign-Up List the day prior to the adoption event from 2pm-8pm MST.
  • To sign up on the list to adopt, you will donate $5 via PayPal at this [link]
  • We are holding in-person adoption events, please see the home page for the next adoption event date and time. When you arrive please check in with our greeter. If you are not there when we call your name we will move to next in line. If all goes well please be prepared to take your puppy home that day
  • The weekly sign-up list is randomized. Duplicate entries are removed. 
  • Signing up on the Weekly Sign-Up List does not guarantee you a specific puppy - you will still have to come in to meet and pick out your potential puppy.
  • The $5 signup is a donation to Colorado Puppy Rescue and allows us to take in animals who might need more extensive medical care.
  • Please visit our Home Page to find out when the next event will take place.
  • Adoption applications stay active for 6 months from the time of completion. You must submit the application prior to signing up on the Weekly Sign-Up List. Adoption Applications will be reviewed and approved or rejected prior to the adoption event. CPR reserves the right to refuse an adoption for any reason at any time even after an approval has been given. Unfortunately, if you sign up on the Weekly Sign-Up List but did not complete the Adoption Application, we will not be able to serve you at this time.
  • Please watch the adoption video before coming to adopt (the link is emailed to you in your approval email and is on the redirect website after signing up via paypal). If you watch the video and decide that now is not the time for you, please email with the subject line REMOVE [your name] and we will take you off the list.
  • If you missed the Online Sign Up Window but are interested in one of the available puppies please fill out the Virtual Walk-Up List and come on in. This list is only checked on on the day of the adoption event until 1 hour before closing. We will only respond to submissions during that time frame. You must already have an accepted application and names will be put in the order they are received after the weekly Online Signup list has been completed.