Category: Fostering Denver Dogs

Foster Dog Ready for Forever Home


Our foster dog Riley is ready for his forever home! Riley has been staying with us for 2 weeks now and has adjusted well.  He just had a vet exam and is in stellar shape.  Riley is a fixed 25 pound Boxer mix with a short brindel coat. Thankfully, he has never had an accident in the house! He aims to please and does’nt mind being put in the crate if needed. Riley likes to fetch, play with other dogs at the dog park and chill out to a movie once in a while.  I have taken him to craft breweries and he was well behaved towards kids, parents and other dogs.

Riley does bark when necessary and once in a while he whines a little too much, but that behavior is becoming less frequent. I’m not sure about his opinion of cats. He knows how to use a dog door and a fenced yard would be ideal. His high puppy like energy requires that he rage a few times a day. Play, nap, play, nap, play nap is preferred.

If you are interested in adopting Riley, please submit an adoption application located on our website, We are asking for a $175 adoption donation. He is neutered, housebroken, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Please note, CCR cannot guarantee the breed composition or ages of our dogs as we usually have no history prior to them entering the shelter.

Tips for First Time Dog Owners

Have you decided to take the plunge and welcome a dog to your family? While not the same as a child, bringing a dog home certainly requires plenty of planning and care. Follow these recommendations from the professionals for a successful homecoming for your first pet. Decide first if you’ll elect for a rescue dog that’s somewhat older or a pure bred dog that is a puppy. Both bring challenges and rewards.

Prepare your home and garden for a new dog. If you’d like to block off certain rooms with a baby gate while training the dog, it’s best to complete this before bringing the dog home. All dogs like to have a space of their own. More often than not this can be achieved by purchasing a dog crate and adding old towels for matting. A leash, dog tags with name and contact information, dog bowls and dog food should complete your immediate needs inside. If the dog will spend time in the yard, be sure it is either fenced or you’ve taken advantage of the deals offered by Groupon coupons and selected a wireless perimeter fence from Have these installed and be familiar with the instructions prior to bringing your dog home.

Plan to spend plenty of time at the shelter to select a dog. Be prepared to return several times until one “speaks” to you. Enlist the assistance of shelter staff to aid you in your search. Let them know what you’re looking for in terms of size and temperament as well as the conditions at your home. Is it large or small, full of people or quiet? This will help them identify the perfect dog for you. When you bring your dog home, go slow and have patience. This is a new environment and they’re more than likely going to be petrified. Let your dog explore on their own and show it the crate. This will be their safe haven for the first few weeks. Congratulation on your first dog!

Please foster this dog. Just 2 Weeks!

Denver. Please foster this dog.
Denver. Please foster this dog.

Kodiak is an 80 pound great Pyrenees, Anatolian shepherd, Alaskan malamute, and lab mix doggy. He was born Dec 13 and is closing in on 2 years old. He still has… the puppy personality. He is neutered, microchipped. He is playful and will run you ragged. He is very curious and will notice anything new or moved. In about another year, his puppy stage will end. He is house trained but you will need to pay attention when he needs to go. He motions but won’t bark. He loves the couch and will cuddle. He wants to be inside but will want back out shortly after. He enjoys the snow. He has dewclaws.

Basically fostering means you will let him hang out until we find his forever home.  Who knows he may turn into your new best friend.

*Update*  We only need someone to watch him until the first of October.