How to Adopt

We’ve experienced a significant increase in families wanting to adopt recently. Our mission is to deplete the supply of homeless animals from the areas we serve, but that often does not meet demand.

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 visit with the puppy first. If you have any hesitation about getting a new puppy, this is NOT the right time to adopt.

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

How to Adopt
  • In an attempt to make adoption as fair as possible, we open our Weekly Sign-Up List for a 1-hour window the Friday prior to the adoption event from 8pm-9pm MST.
  • To sign up on the list to potentially adopt, you will donate $5 via a PayPal link. It does not matter when you complete the weekly sign-up, as long as it is within that hour.
  • The weekly sign-up list will be randomized and we will create a "virtual line". Potential adopters will have a chance to adopt based on that randomized list. Duplicate entries are removed.
  • The $5 fee is a donation to Colorado Puppy Rescue and allows us to take in animals who might need more extensive medical care.
  • Signing up on the Weekly Sign-Up List does not guarantee that we have a puppy for you that week or that you will get the puppy you want!
  • Adoption events typically take place on Saturdays unless there’s a holiday. Please consult our Home Page to find out when the next event will take place.
  • Once the sign-up window is closed, we cannot add names to the Weekly Sign-Up List. This is because we sort through sign-ups and link them with the adopter applications. 
  • Adoption applications stay in our system 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. 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.
  • You will be emailed a Google Spreadsheet of the randomized Weekly Sign-Up List list by 8am the morning of the adoption event. From this list, you will be able to see where you are in line, how many people we’ve contacted so far, and which puppies have been spoken for.
  • Please watch the adoption video before we contact you (the link will be emailed to you). 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.
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 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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