Colorado Canine Rescue - Brighton Pet Shelter

Colorado Canine Rescue

Colorado Canine Rescue, CCR, was founded by Amy Taylor in 2008. She and three other friends and family formed CCR’s board and started building this small dog rescue. CCR was incorporated on August 8, 2008 and received its 501c3 tax exempt status in January of 2009. CCR’s EIN tax ID number is: 26-3226573. CCR has no central facility. It has no paid employees and is dependent on volunteer help. All dogs live in foster homes while they are cared for and wait for their forever home to find them. As of 2018, we have rescued over 1200 dogs that were “next-in-line” at the shelters and or relinquished from their owners. We continue to grow as resources become available, but this is done slowly to ensure that each dog gets the individual attention it needs, and receives the appropriate care and best possible placement in it’s forever home.

  • Shelter Address
  • P.O. Box 1258
    Brighton, CO 80601
  • Phone
  • (720) 263-7308
  • Contact Name
  • Amy Taylor
  • Website
  • Pet types
  • Dogs
  • Location served

Adoption Process

CCR’s adoption process is very similar to the other rescues in our area. If you see a dog that we have available for adoption, please complete our adoption application. We will contact you very shortly via phone/email to answer any questions that you might have about our dogs or our adoption process. This short conversation will also allow us to make sure we find the perfect fit for your family. Our Adoption Coordinator will then talk with your veterinarian and the references you have listed and a home visit will be scheduled. During this process, we will refer you to the appropriate foster home for the dog that you are interested in meeting. The foster home will contact you to answer any further questions and to schedule a time and location for you to meet the dog. After meeting your new buddy and if all parties agree that it is a great fit, we can arrange a time for him or her to join you in your home. We allow a two week period, in which time, if you decide it is not going to be a good match the dog can be returned and you can choose to have the adoption donation reimbursed. We do ask that you give your new dog several days to weeks to adjust to your home and family. Your new dog will need a grace period to allow him or her to adjust to new rules, people and/or other pets, and a new schedule. Dogs who are house-trained in one home may have accidents in a new home, but this is to be expected while they adjust. The adoption process sounds a little detailed, but depending on everybody’s schedule availability it can be completed in a short period of time and with little complications. You can always contact us at [email protected] with any questions you might have! Some dogs and most puppies attract a lot of interest. We try to be fair and screen applicants as their applications are received, but ultimately we adopt our dogs to the home that is the best possible match for them.

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  • 1 stars
  • Author
  • Bobby
  • Review date
  • 2016-10-30 10:21:20
  • Terrible organization. Will let your family bond with a dog, then tell you they didn't "sense a connection." Total scam. Run, don't walk, from these con artists and go with a legitimate rescue.

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