Colorado Puppy Rescue

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Amber M's review is quite frustrating. The spirit of rescue is taking in animals that are otherwise unwanted. Relinquishing a puppy to a kill shelter because it was biting is contradictory to the purpose. Young puppies generally bite - also referred to as mouthing - the same thing human babies do while they're teething. Further, young children should not be near your dog's food, toys, or crate until they've established a level of trust.

I follow this rescue, along with most in the area, on FB and have friends who have adopted through them, all very satisfied customers. I have heard before that they rush you, but I recently got an explanation that most people know as soon as they meet the dog that it's a fit, and those who linger sometimes get talked into adoption by their children or other family members, which they don't want. If feeling rushed is an issue for you, maybe ask before going what their rule is and why.

When you adopt a dog, you adopt it's problems. That goes for the stray off the street AND the designer dog - they all have problems eventually. It's not Denver Dumb Friend's job to "rehab" your dog. Seek out a trainer to help you understand how to raise a puppy, align your expectations with reality, and train you how to teach your kids to behave around a new dog.

It's also interesting that DDFL took the dog since they generally haven't been accepting dogs since it's flu epidemic in early 2013.

These types of reviews are frustrating for animal lovers as someone who is looking for a puppy may read this and think their puppy has a problem, when in fact, it's just being a puppy.

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Amber M's review is quite frustrating. The spirit of rescue is taking in animals that are otherwise unwanted. Relinquishing a puppy to a kill shelter because it was biting is contradictory to the purpose. Young puppies generally bite - also referred to as mouthing - the same thing human babies do while they're teething. Further, young children should not be near your dog's food, toys, or crate until they've established a level of trust.

I follow this rescue, along with most in the area, on FB and have friends who have adopted through them, all very satisfied customers. I have heard before that they rush you, but I recently got an explanation that most people know as soon as they meet the dog that it's a fit, and those who linger sometimes get talked into adoption by their children or other family members, which they don't want. If feeling rushed is an issue for you, maybe ask before going what their rule is and why.

When you adopt a dog, you adopt it's problems. That goes for the stray off the street AND the designer dog - they all have problems eventually. It's not Denver Dumb Friend's job to "rehab" your dog. Seek out a trainer to help you understand how to raise a puppy, align your expectations with reality, and train you how to teach your kids to behave around a new dog.

It's also interesting that DDFL took the dog since they generally haven't been accepting dogs since it's flu epidemic in early 2013.

These types of reviews are frustrating for animal lovers as someone who is looking for a puppy may read this and think their puppy has a problem, when in fact, it's just being a puppy.

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I know their hearts are in the right place but our hearts were broken. After looking for several weeks for a rescue to adopt a new puppy, I came across Colorado Puppy Rescue. We found the puppy we wanted online and thought we were blessed when we ended up with that same puppy. We had to wait a few days to actually get her because she had a runny nose. I thought to my self "wow they really must care and get these dogs check out." How wrong I was.

Everything started out pretty well. Our two little toddlers loved her, especially the youngest. Within a week our puppy's true colors began to shine. She was very aggressive, mainly around any food. Growling and snipping at my youngest. A few times she even bit her pretty hard. I gave her a chance trying to work with her food aggression but she failed again. I could no longer put my kiddos at risk for a dog.

I called CPR about 10 times in a 4 day period and wrote an email explaining my need to relinquish her. They never called me back. I had no choice but to relinquish her to Denver Dumb Friends League. Upon her initial check-in they rated her very aggressive and perhaps unadoptable. She failed every test they gave her for their adoptable dogs candidates. They couldn't believe she had been adopted out to us. They also said she has horrible hip dysplesia. I remember Colorado puppy rescue saying they had no previous information on the dogs once they receive them. But a few simple tests that almost EVERY shelter does before adoption would have saved us a lot of heartache. I am just glad my daughter wasn't hurt worse by the dog, and I hope DDFL can rehab her.

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I know their hearts are in the right place but our hearts were broken. After looking for several weeks for a rescue to adopt a new puppy, I came across Colorado Puppy Rescue. We found the puppy we wanted online and thought we were blessed when we ended up with that same puppy. We had to wait a few days to actually get her because she had a runny nose. I thought to my self "wow they really must care and get these dogs check out." How wrong I was.

Everything started out pretty well. Our two little toddlers loved her, especially the youngest. Within a week our puppy's true colors began to shine. She was very aggressive, mainly around any food. Growling and snipping at my youngest. A few times she even bit her pretty hard. I gave her a chance trying to work with her food aggression but she failed again. I could no longer put my kiddos at risk for a dog.

I called CPR about 10 times in a 4 day period and wrote an email explaining my need to relinquish her. They never called me back. I had no choice but to relinquish her to Denver Dumb Friends League. Upon her initial check-in they rated her very aggressive and perhaps unadoptable. She failed every test they gave her for their adoptable dogs candidates. They couldn't believe she had been adopted out to us. They also said she has horrible hip dysplesia. I remember Colorado puppy rescue saying they had no previous information on the dogs once they receive them. But a few simple tests that almost EVERY shelter does before adoption would have saved us a lot of heartache. I am just glad my daughter wasn't hurt worse by the dog, and I hope DDFL can rehab her.

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About a year ago, I purchased my puppy from the Colorado Puppy Rescue. I had been looking at their online website and discovered they had brought in a recent litter of yellow lab puppies. Thinking to buy one, my family drove there on Saturday.
If you're thinking you're going to turn up when the thing starts and be able to pick out the dog you planned for, you're wrong. We got there an hour early, only to find out that three and a half pages of their sign up sheet had been taken. Still, we wrote our names down.
In the two hours we waited, every single lab puppy was adopted. The Colorado Puppy Rescue has a very rushed feel to it, mainly implemented by a few certain volunteers. People were ushered in, had 5 minutes to meet the dog, then the rescue came over and would ask if you if you wanted to buy it, and if you weren't sure, you either had to leave or "try out" a new puppy. Also, they would unhelpfully change the dog's breed halfway through, so if you were looking for a dog you thought had the traits of a pointer, you might be unpleasantly surprised if they told you the dog you wanted was now a springer spaniel.
Finally, we were allowed in the puppies. Based on what I had seen, I was worried I wouldn't be able to find the perfect dog, but it turned out I didn't need to worry. The organization was actually very helpful and articulate, and made sure you really knew what you were getting into. We chose a tan lab/belgian mallinois mix. When he started jumping on my sister, the volunteers asked us if we wanted a calmer puppy, but we decided to keep him. Everything was very clean and organized, and overall I was impressed. I think they truly want the best homes for those puppies, although they could be a little more relaxed about letting people meet the dogs.

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★★★★☆

About a year ago, I purchased my puppy from the Colorado Puppy Rescue. I had been looking at their online website and discovered they had brought in a recent litter of yellow lab puppies. Thinking to buy one, my family drove there on Saturday.
If you're thinking you're going to turn up when the thing starts and be able to pick out the dog you planned for, you're wrong. We got there an hour early, only to find out that three and a half pages of their sign up sheet had been taken. Still, we wrote our names down.
In the two hours we waited, every single lab puppy was adopted. The Colorado Puppy Rescue has a very rushed feel to it, mainly implemented by a few certain volunteers. People were ushered in, had 5 minutes to meet the dog, then the rescue came over and would ask if you if you wanted to buy it, and if you weren't sure, you either had to leave or "try out" a new puppy. Also, they would unhelpfully change the dog's breed halfway through, so if you were looking for a dog you thought had the traits of a pointer, you might be unpleasantly surprised if they told you the dog you wanted was now a springer spaniel.
Finally, we were allowed in the puppies. Based on what I had seen, I was worried I wouldn't be able to find the perfect dog, but it turned out I didn't need to worry. The organization was actually very helpful and articulate, and made sure you really knew what you were getting into. We chose a tan lab/belgian mallinois mix. When he started jumping on my sister, the volunteers asked us if we wanted a calmer puppy, but we decided to keep him. Everything was very clean and organized, and overall I was impressed. I think they truly want the best homes for those puppies, although they could be a little more relaxed about letting people meet the dogs.

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I had a tremendous experience with my adoption. My first adopted pup is from DDFL and after 3 months I determined she needed a friend. I did a tremendous amount of searching including visit the CPR website every Friday. On a February 12, 2010 I found the most adorable german shepard mix on the website. I arrived at Petco a shade before 9 so I could sign in for the 11 am adoption. I knew which pup I wanted to meet, and seeing as I was second in line, I was the first to sign up for him. The staff was friendly. I met him and he was adorable and shortly thereafter asked the staff if I could bring my other pup in to meet him to make sure they were a good match. They instantly bonded, and the staff took notice commenting on how perfect they acted together. He was healthy and has been the most lovable guy imaginable. I went with a plan, not just to browse, as did many of the fellow adopters in my session. This adoption event isn't for the "thinking about it" crowd, it is for people who have done the research and made a plan to adopt.

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I had a tremendous experience with my adoption. My first adopted pup is from DDFL and after 3 months I determined she needed a friend. I did a tremendous amount of searching including visit the CPR website every Friday. On a February 12, 2010 I found the most adorable german shepard mix on the website. I arrived at Petco a shade before 9 so I could sign in for the 11 am adoption. I knew which pup I wanted to meet, and seeing as I was second in line, I was the first to sign up for him. The staff was friendly. I met him and he was adorable and shortly thereafter asked the staff if I could bring my other pup in to meet him to make sure they were a good match. They instantly bonded, and the staff took notice commenting on how perfect they acted together. He was healthy and has been the most lovable guy imaginable. I went with a plan, not just to browse, as did many of the fellow adopters in my session. This adoption event isn't for the "thinking about it" crowd, it is for people who have done the research and made a plan to adopt.

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I got my 2nd puppy from here a couple of months ago.
After visiting several other places I finally found Colorado Puppy Rescue at the PetCo in Denver.
I found them very helpful and careful with how the puppies are handled. Something I APPRECIATE. The crowd was quite large the day I adopted and I was impressed with how smoothly everything went.
I know many puppies found great homes that day. Mine sure did.

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I got my 2nd puppy from here a couple of months ago.
After visiting several other places I finally found Colorado Puppy Rescue at the PetCo in Denver.
I found them very helpful and careful with how the puppies are handled. Something I APPRECIATE. The crowd was quite large the day I adopted and I was impressed with how smoothly everything went.
I know many puppies found great homes that day. Mine sure did.

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Well unfortunately I had to give them at least one star.
Could not agree with the low ratings from other users that rated them low too. Poor Poor Puppies. As someone else said I think they mean well .... but the way they treat you is just "Horrible"!!
1. Dont do this Dont do that
2. If you want to adopt you can come in but if your just looking sorry go some where else.
3. You have to adopt today & choose which pup you want in 5 minutes or less or hit the road.
4. Dont touch any dog without our approval "NO PETTING" FROM
DOG TO DOG
I have never felt so rushed or so Pressured in my life!
Darling pups but did I buy one......NO! I had no time to really observe the pups temperament only the staff's.
5. I'll never go back Poor pups

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Well unfortunately I had to give them at least one star.
Could not agree with the low ratings from other users that rated them low too. Poor Poor Puppies. As someone else said I think they mean well .... but the way they treat you is just "Horrible"!!
1. Dont do this Dont do that
2. If you want to adopt you can come in but if your just looking sorry go some where else.
3. You have to adopt today & choose which pup you want in 5 minutes or less or hit the road.
4. Dont touch any dog without our approval "NO PETTING" FROM
DOG TO DOG
I have never felt so rushed or so Pressured in my life!
Darling pups but did I buy one......NO! I had no time to really observe the pups temperament only the staff's.
5. I'll never go back Poor pups

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I think it's great that they are trying to rescue these puppies, but they need to work on their customer service.

They are only nice to you when you tell them up front that you will be taking a dog home that day. If you are on the fence, or not too sure, they basically push you out of the adoption area.

After telling one worker I wasn't sure if I would adopt today, I was yelled out for trying to pet a puppy. I was told they couldn't allow me to go from dog to dog petting the puppies. First of all, it was not from dog to dog, it was one puppy who was being looked at by a lady, who was asking me questions about my puppy.

It's sad that one or two workers can ruin the reputation of a good cause. I am all for rescuing animals since I do own a rescue myself, but if you are going to be so rude about someone trying to get close to the animals you are trying to rescue, then you have defeated the whole purpose of your mission.

Puppy rescue should be about finding a good home for the puppies and not how many you can push out the door.

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I think it's great that they are trying to rescue these puppies, but they need to work on their customer service.

They are only nice to you when you tell them up front that you will be taking a dog home that day. If you are on the fence, or not too sure, they basically push you out of the adoption area.

After telling one worker I wasn't sure if I would adopt today, I was yelled out for trying to pet a puppy. I was told they couldn't allow me to go from dog to dog petting the puppies. First of all, it was not from dog to dog, it was one puppy who was being looked at by a lady, who was asking me questions about my puppy.

It's sad that one or two workers can ruin the reputation of a good cause. I am all for rescuing animals since I do own a rescue myself, but if you are going to be so rude about someone trying to get close to the animals you are trying to rescue, then you have defeated the whole purpose of your mission.

Puppy rescue should be about finding a good home for the puppies and not how many you can push out the door.

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Unfortunately our experience was very similar to Broken H's. We got our puppy at 8 weeks old. We were told he had a cold, and was "spitting up" but if CPR thought it was anything serious they would have him checked out by a vet and "take x-rays." They didn't. We took him home and our children became very attached to him over the next ten days. Then he began having intractable vomiting. We took him to a vet who gave him an anti-emetic, and told us if he continued to vomit we would have to take him to a veterinary hospital. We brought him home, but his vomiting got worse. We took him to an ER that night where they took x-rays and told us he had megaesophagus, aspiration pneumonia and a diapragmatic hernia. They said these conditions were incompatible with life and we should euthanize our puppy. They said we needed to call CPR and "have them take care of it" since the dog never should have been made available for adoption. At 6:00 the next morning we called CPR, and getting only an answering machine, left a detailed message asking them to call us back as soon as possible, as we did not want our puppy to suffer any more than necessary. At 8:00 we decided that CPR was unreliable, so we took the dog the the vet and had him euthanized. CPR never did call us back.

We could understand how CPR cannot be guarantors of the health of the dogs they adopt out. We know that they don't have the resources to diagnose every health problem that may affect a puppy. What we don't understand is how they don't seem to care after the fact. It seems that, before you adopt, they are altruistic, selfless, animal lovers; once you take your dog home they are "not our problem, sucks to be you " business people.

I don't doubt that they do good and help many people and animals, but I also suspect that they don't care if you adopt a dog that you would not if you knew what they knew.

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Unfortunately our experience was very similar to Broken H's. We got our puppy at 8 weeks old. We were told he had a cold, and was "spitting up" but if CPR thought it was anything serious they would have him checked out by a vet and "take x-rays." They didn't. We took him home and our children became very attached to him over the next ten days. Then he began having intractable vomiting. We took him to a vet who gave him an anti-emetic, and told us if he continued to vomit we would have to take him to a veterinary hospital. We brought him home, but his vomiting got worse. We took him to an ER that night where they took x-rays and told us he had megaesophagus, aspiration pneumonia and a diapragmatic hernia. They said these conditions were incompatible with life and we should euthanize our puppy. They said we needed to call CPR and "have them take care of it" since the dog never should have been made available for adoption. At 6:00 the next morning we called CPR, and getting only an answering machine, left a detailed message asking them to call us back as soon as possible, as we did not want our puppy to suffer any more than necessary. At 8:00 we decided that CPR was unreliable, so we took the dog the the vet and had him euthanized. CPR never did call us back.

We could understand how CPR cannot be guarantors of the health of the dogs they adopt out. We know that they don't have the resources to diagnose every health problem that may affect a puppy. What we don't understand is how they don't seem to care after the fact. It seems that, before you adopt, they are altruistic, selfless, animal lovers; once you take your dog home they are "not our problem, sucks to be you " business people.

I don't doubt that they do good and help many people and animals, but I also suspect that they don't care if you adopt a dog that you would not if you knew what they knew.

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I want to be cautious here because as an animal lover I appreciate what the rescue is trying to do. In our case though, they really missed the mark. We brought our sweet puppy home and realized almost immediately she was sick. We took her to the vet where they found out she had parvo and passed away 5 days later. I don't fault the rescue for her illness, but please be warned that NO VET EXAMS or intake testing is done on these puppies to make sure they are healthy and ready for adoption. I don??t see how they couldn??t have known she was sick, but I??ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

In addition, the rescue provides no resources, support, or assistance for you if your adopted puppy is sick. We were offered the option of returning our dog or nothing. When we said we didn't want to return the dog as that would break our 5 year old's heart and it's not really the message we want to teach her about being a responsible pet owner, we received some really inappropriate comments about our parenting and no further support from CPR. No follow up phone calls, nothing. The worst part is that they knew two unadopted dogs in the liter were sick and never called us to give a heads-up. I'm pretty sure they did not call the other adoptive owners to give them any warning either. 7 days after our adoption all we had was a thousand dollar vet bill and broken hearts.

My main message here is buyer beware. Know the risks from adopting here. They are a hussle in, hussle out operation. I would hate for any other family to go through what we did. Other rescues offer pet insurance and make sure the dogs are healthy before they adopt them out. This is not one of those rescues! They have a sick/dead puppy return policy in the adoption contract so that should give you a good indication of how often it happens.

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I want to be cautious here because as an animal lover I appreciate what the rescue is trying to do. In our case though, they really missed the mark. We brought our sweet puppy home and realized almost immediately she was sick. We took her to the vet where they found out she had parvo and passed away 5 days later. I don't fault the rescue for her illness, but please be warned that NO VET EXAMS or intake testing is done on these puppies to make sure they are healthy and ready for adoption. I don??t see how they couldn??t have known she was sick, but I??ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

In addition, the rescue provides no resources, support, or assistance for you if your adopted puppy is sick. We were offered the option of returning our dog or nothing. When we said we didn't want to return the dog as that would break our 5 year old's heart and it's not really the message we want to teach her about being a responsible pet owner, we received some really inappropriate comments about our parenting and no further support from CPR. No follow up phone calls, nothing. The worst part is that they knew two unadopted dogs in the liter were sick and never called us to give a heads-up. I'm pretty sure they did not call the other adoptive owners to give them any warning either. 7 days after our adoption all we had was a thousand dollar vet bill and broken hearts.

My main message here is buyer beware. Know the risks from adopting here. They are a hussle in, hussle out operation. I would hate for any other family to go through what we did. Other rescues offer pet insurance and make sure the dogs are healthy before they adopt them out. This is not one of those rescues! They have a sick/dead puppy return policy in the adoption contract so that should give you a good indication of how often it happens.

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We go to colorado 2 times a year and when we do I like to go to the local rescues and such. This place is always very clean! I love to come and visit here!

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We go to colorado 2 times a year and when we do I like to go to the local rescues and such. This place is always very clean! I love to come and visit here!

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The puppies are so happy and socialized. The staff was very helful and didn't mind that I brought my children along. The person who fostered my puppy was at the event and was able to talk to me about my puppies personality. I wish I had known about them before I had spent 3 weeks looking for the best puppy.

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★★★★★

The puppies are so happy and socialized. The staff was very helful and didn't mind that I brought my children along. The person who fostered my puppy was at the event and was able to talk to me about my puppies personality. I wish I had known about them before I had spent 3 weeks looking for the best puppy.

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At Colorado Puppy Rescue the volunteers are very friendly. I feel like they really wanted to help me. Every puppy gets fostered by a family so you know that every puppy was cared for.

PROS: Great place, clean healthy puppies, friendly volunteers
CONS: they more around a lot, check their web site for their locations

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★★★★☆

At Colorado Puppy Rescue the volunteers are very friendly. I feel like they really wanted to help me. Every puppy gets fostered by a family so you know that every puppy was cared for.

PROS: Great place, clean healthy puppies, friendly volunteers
CONS: they more around a lot, check their web site for their locations

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