Colorado Canine Rescue

Colorado Canine Rescue (CCR)  is a small group run entirely by volunteers in the Denver area. Our mission is to rescue dogs from the shelters that have been overlooked and have run out of time. We are not breed specific and will take dogs into our program depending on the availability of our foster homes. We consider all or most of the dogs we take in “mutts.”  They are often strays from regional shelters, so we have little to no history on them.  Because of the lack of history, we have to make educated guesses as to their breeds and ages. We have no central location. Our dogs stay with loving foster homes while they receive the medical and the behavioral care they need. Our goal is to find an adoptive family whose needs and lifestyle perfectly match those of our dogs’ to ensure that it is a permanent, loving home. ________________________________________________________________

It’s not too late to run for our dogs!!!  Join us at the Colfax Marathon May 16 and 17!!!




Come play in the sun and support dogs on July 20th, for our first annual Golf Tournament!!!!  All proceeds will go directly to our dogs and the care we provide!!  Not a golfer but still want to participate and help?  We are looking for a few more sponsors and for silent auction prizes!!

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CCR Golf Tournament Flyer




Courtesy Postings: The dogs listed below are courtesy posts and are not in CCR’s program.  If you would like more information or to adopt them, please contact the individual listed with each dog.



Olivia pic

Olivia is a year and a half, 45-pound pointer mix from Birmingham, Alabama.  Her previous owners had abandoned her on an interstate on-ramp, where she remained for weeks, waiting for them to return and take her home.  She survived by scavenging food from nearby fast-food restaurants and water from nearby drainage ditches.  Olivia’s rescuers spotted her frolicking around the interstate and, after a few weeks of feeding her, trapped her next to the abandoned house in which she was taking shelter.  She didn’t put up a fight in the trap and determined the best course of action would be to quickly endear herself to her captors/foster parents, with whom she has been living.

 Olivia will quickly endear herself to her forever home too.  She is sweet-natured and will try to be your constant companion.  Olivia is very playful, FAST, and energetic but will also curl up next to you when playtime is over. She loves and needs toys and makes the cutest noise when she yawns. Olivia is also very smart and is doing well in her recently-started obedience training.

 The perfect forever home for Olivia should be a high energy one.  She will not do well with a sedentary household.  Olivia does well with other dogs and is not food aggressive at all. She is crate trained and over-halfway house trained.  Also, she should do well cats but she has never been exposed to small children.  Olivia’s fosters require any potential adopter: to NOT be a first-time dog owner; to have a fenced-in yard; and to have favorable vet references.  If you are interested in adopting Olivia, please contact William Roberts at 303-927-9335.





Bailey is energetic, curious, loving, and full of life.  She deserves her freedom to run and explore, to be loved and cuddled.  She is kind-hearted, sweet, adorable, and good with people. She is not as good with cats, though, as she wants to chase them.  She loves the outdoors, running free, and she has so much energy, curiosity and excitement. She will shake a paw before her food or treat, and will sit on command. She is eager to learn and please a loving and attentive owner.

Since she was a puppy, she has been around an older female border collie and they play well together.  She is house and crate trained, current on her shots, and spayed.  Vet records indicate she is a lab-mix. Her head resembles a pit bull and her body is lean like a lab.  She is about 2 years old.

She has been through a lot of changes recently and has held up well. The main challenge since her initial transition out of my Mom’s home has been that she jumped a 5’ fence with ledges. I was happy to find that after jumping, she made her way back to the house on her own.  While Bailey is only two years old and in transition, some basic training will be good for her and her new owner.

We want to find her the great home that she deserves, and would love to find a ranch, farm, or a home with land for her to run and enjoy life with people that will forever love her.  If you would like more information about Bailey, please contact Rebecca at 720-530-3490.





Pana is a sweet, happy-go-lucky, mountain-loving, pit bull terrier mix breed, approximately 4 years old.  He is energetic and loves to go for long hikes, play fetch with his favorite ball in the back yard or park, and curl up at your feet for some snuggle time at the end of the day.  He is fully house-trained, but does best when he is able to get outside every 4-6 hours. He has been trained to sleep in a kennel at night, but also does perfectly well sleeping in a cozy dog bed away from the kennel, or roaming free in the house.  

Pana would do best in a home with a yard, or an active person/family who can take him on long daily walks and weekend outings to burn off some of that loveable energy. He is great with children, and all people for that matter. He loves to play with other dogs, but can get very excited. Sometimes he doesn’t recognize when another dog is not welcoming of his playful cheer, which has led to a couple of scuffles. He is generally perfectly fine with other dogs, but play time should always be supervised.

Pana has received basic obedience training, knows his name and returns when called, knows how to sit, lay down, and stay (although, he still needs some practice in obeying these commands with 100% accuracy). He is happy, healthy, and fully up-to-date on all vaccines.

If you would like more information about Pana or would like to adopt, please contact Sam at 808-286-1488 or



brown chi

“Muneka” is an 8 year old spayed female chihuahua. She is unfortunately completely blind in both eyes but she is a very sweet and loveable little girl. She is blue and white and would be a great companion for an older person or someone with older children.  She was relinquished to her veterinarian when her owner could no longer care for her due to her owner’s medical condition.  If you are interested in learning more about her or adopting her, please contact the veterinarian clinic directly, Brown Veterinary Clinic, and ask to speak with Terri or Tanya. 719-636-3341

brown lab

“Shiloh” is a 10 year old spayed female yellow lab.  She was relinquished to her veterinary clinic because she did not do well with the toddler in her home.  She is very sweet but does need to go to a home without small children. She is great with older kids. I would recommend she be the only pet in the house. We do know she does not do well with bigger dogs or cats. If you are interested in learning more about her or adopting her, please contact the veterinarian clinic directly, Brown Veterinary Clinic, and ask to speak with Terri or Tanya. 719-636-3341