Frequently Asked Questions

Below are common questions and answers to those questions! If you don't find the answers to your questions please email us! 

Does Lifeline ever have older puppies or dogs? keyboard_arrow_down

Lifeline regularly has older puppies or adults available for adoption. Check our Puppies page for currently available puppies. If you are looking for an older dog, check out our Adopt by Owner page.

Can I request a certain type of puppy? keyboard_arrow_down

We don't reserve puppies, take requests, or have waiting lists. Our web page is updated regularly.

Have the puppies had their shots or Benn spayed/neutered? keyboard_arrow_down

All of our puppies are current on their shots, however if they are younger than 4 months they could require an additional set of vaccines to keep them healthy while their immune systems develop. 

The puppies have also been dewormed at least one time. It is a normal precaution to ensure they receive an initial dose of dewormer, and a follow-up dose 2-4 weeks after. If you adopt a puppy that has been dewormed only once, it is necessary to de-worm at the time of the next vaccine following adoption. 

Due to veterinary exemption, some puppies will still go home un-fixed. This would require the adopting family to spay or neuter within 90 days of adoption. The 90 day time limit is set by the state of Colorado. Upon adoption of an unfixed puppy, a $100 deposit is collected and the family will research options within their price range (typically this procedure can be done for $75-$250). Must request $100 deposit by the date puppy is 7 months old. Email documentation to: LPRspaynueter@gmail.com. Please include Puppy Number, date of adoption & adopter information.

All of our puppies go home with microchips. Microchips are implanted on the back, between the shoulder blades and require registration before they can be used. If your dog is lost, a microchip can be scanned by a shelter or veterinarian and help to reunite the owners who registered the chip. Registration of your new puppy's chip is free for the life of the pup. 

A wellness exam is required within 8 days of your adoption date and will be free at one of 44 veterinarians within the Denver Metro area. 

Does Lifeline have small breed puppies? keyboard_arrow_down

Lifeline gets small breed young puppies although they are uncommon at most rescues and shelters. Why? Small breed puppies generally have small litters and are easier for the owner to sell or to find homes. Check our website for pictures of any small breed puppies we have available.

What type of puppies are available for adoption at Lifeline? keyboard_arrow_down

We have 30 to 50 new arrivals each week. Our puppies are typically 8-16 weeks old. Our currently available puppies, and our guess for the breed, are listed on the puppies for adoption page.

Where are Lifeline puppies from? keyboard_arrow_down

99% of Lifeline puppies are from city and county shelters that need help to find proper homes for their puppies. Each week, we travel to bring puppies into our system, from the Rocky Mountain Region, Kansas, Texas & New Mexico.

How much does it cost to adopt a puppy at Lifeline? keyboard_arrow_down

Puppy rescue is very costly for Lifeline and our adoption fees help to pay for our expenses. Adoption fees are usually between $250 - $475. Please check our adoptions page. Our adoption fee for puppies is $375 + $100 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not yet fixed. It is $475 for dogs that are already fixed. An additional convenience fee of 3.5% will be added to all credit card charges. We don't take checks; we do however take cash, Visa, and Master Card. Cash payments are the fastest!

When is Lifeline open for adoption? keyboard_arrow_down

Lifeline is a volunteer organization. We are only open on Saturday and Sunday, for viewing and adoptions. We rescue during the week. Hours and directions to our location are available here or on our on events page. When arriving before the gate is open, please remain in your car. If you bring along your dog to introduce to a puppy, leave it in your car until a volunteer can assist you with a dog run.

How can I help Lifeline? keyboard_arrow_down

Lifeline Puppy Rescue is a 501(c)3 cahritable organization. We function ONLY with the help of volunteers and donors and the services we provide and work we do are only as good as our dedicated volunteers and financial support. Email us to find out about volunteering, or check out our donations page to help us save more lives! And thanks ;) !

How do I adopt a Lifeline puppy? keyboard_arrow_down

To adopt a puppy from Lifeline, you will need to make a personal visit to our rescue and complete a qualifying questionnaire and sign a contract. You must be over the age of 18 to adopt a puppy. We do not adopt puppies as gifts for someone who does not live with you. A spay/neuter agreement is required and a rebate program is available. An adoption fee will be required; the amount depends on the puppy. Average adoption fees range from $250 - $475; Cash, Visa, MasterCard only (sorry no checks are accepted). Our adoption fee for puppies is $375 + $100 spay/neuter deposit for puppies that are not yet fixed. It is $475 for dogs that are already fixed. An additional convenience fee of 3.5% will be added to all credit card charges.

What is Lifeline Puppy Rescue? keyboard_arrow_down

Since our 1993 inception, Lifeline Puppy Rescue has saved 50,000 puppies in the west and midwestern United States from euthanasia at city and county kill shelters. We are a 501(c)3 organizationand and the largest and longest running facility of our kind in Colorado, with many LIfeline alumni dogs in your neighborhood!  We are an all-breed rescue which accepts puppies and pregnant moms from 5 states and a network of 33 shelters and affiliated rescue organizations. We vet our puppies, treat for anything they may be suffering from, and once healthy, we place them for adoption to find a permanent home. Lifeline Puppy Rescue was founded as a no-kill shelter to save the lives of puppies that would otherwise have to be put down because of overpopulation problems in kill-shelters. To date, we have volunteers and animal welfare organizations in multiple states who help to transport unwanted dogs and puppies in danger across the Rocky Mountain Region. New puppies are brought in every Tuesday, placed in foster homes when possible and cared for until the right family comes along. Lifeline Puppy Rescue is a true and 100 percent no-kill shelter. We keep every puppy until they find a home. Our vision is to create a world where every puppy has the safety of home and every family has the love of a puppy.