Friday, May 30, 2014

Black Dog Syndrome

This week we have a ton of super cute puppies, but looking through my photos I noticed that we have a large number of black dogs. I wrote a blog in 2012 about how other rescues have a hard time finding homes for black dogs....they just kind of fade into the background. If you want to see that old blog click here.

I have two black and white dogs, at first glance people can't tell them apart, but they are so different I don't know how people can get them confused.

After I wrote that blog in 2012 have tried really hard to give an extra effort when taking photos of black dogs. I would love to try some black on black photography with some of these puppies, but have not had time to really work with the technique. Hoping the photos below will be help to find all of our black dogs homes.

Looking forward to getting all of our cuties adopted this week. This week we received some puppies from a rescue in Oklahoma. The rescuer was told there was a mom and pups out in the forest. They went out and retrieved the mom and pups, but back at the car, the mom jumped out. Thinking they left a puppy behind they followed mom back into the forest where they found two other moms with litters of puppies (3 moms and 22 puppies). We were able to assist this rescue by taking eight puppies that were ready to find their forever homes. So happy they reached out to us!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

By Christy Hess

Sitting here on Mother's day watching it snow and counting my blessings. The one thing that has been nagging at me for months is my lack of posts on this Dog Blog, so starting today that is going to change! 

Let me start by telling you all about the exciting changes for Colorado Puppy Rescue over the last few months. On the top of that list is that we now have our own Adoption Center (The Hopeful Hound)!!!!! Having our own space is amazing! 

The Hopeful Hound is at 16780 E. Iliff Ave, Aurora CO 80013.
This is the Southwest corner of Iliff and Buckley - the corner with Burger King and the Money Tree. We don't have signage yet, so please look for our signs out on the sidewalk in front of our new place. We are right next to the groomer. 

There is still work to be done, but the space is fabulous. Stop by and see us on a Saturday and check out our new digs. Watch for an invitation to our Open House (or Grand Opening) coming soon!

Along with the new space we also have an online sign up sheet. Instead of having to sit in a parking lot at the crack of dawn to get on our list, people can now log on anytime between 12:01am on adoption day until we put out the list 1/2 hour before the event starts and add their name to the sign up sheet. So far it has been wildly successful and there is so much less stress. Just sign up online then show up at the event time! 

I have also managed to scan in all of our earlier adoption photos. So ALL Colorado Puppy Rescue photos are now available in our Zenfolio photo albums! Please check them out: The high resolution (no watermark) version of each of these photos are available for a $10 donation. You can create a puppy announcement to send to your family and friends with the puppy photo that first caught your eye? Simply search on your puppy number (sometimes you need to have a zero in front of it to make it a 4 digit number). You can also look through the photo albums and see the photos of your puppies siblings!!!!

Here are two easy ways to raise money for Colorado Puppy Rescue:
  1. If you make any orders on Amazon, can you please use the link below? When you use, Amazon donates .5% of every eligible order made through this site to Colorado Puppy Rescue of Colorado – with no additional charge to you. It doesn't sound like much, but it sure does help our rescue.
  2. Just start using Yahoo! powered as your search engine and they'll donate about a penny to your favorite cause every time you do a search! In addition, do all of your shopping through their online shopping mall,, where you can shop at more than 2,600 top online retailers and a percentage of your purchases will go to the charity or school of your choice. You pay the same price as you normally would, but a donation goes to your cause! You can also enroll in the Gooddining program. Eat at over 10,000 participating restaurants nationwide and you can earn up to 6% of every dollar spent on the meal as a donation for your charity or school. Here's the web site - You can also read about Goodsearch in the NY Times, Oprah Magazine, CNN, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal.
As always, I would also like to share a couple of photos from the last few weeks. Hope you enjoy:

OMG - Colorado Puppy Rescue has a new adoption center?

Just so happy!

It's Puppy Time!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will post some great bloopers next week - Happy Mother's Day everyone.