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By-Appointment Adoptions

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Thank you so much for your interest in Lifeline Puppy Rescue By-Appointment Adoptions Lottery! 



By-Appointment Adoptions: 10:30AM-1:00PM (must apply for the adoption lottery between Thursday 1PM and Friday 1PM)

Walk-In Hours: 1-3PM (if puppies are still available after By-Appointment Adoptions)


Walk-In Hours: 11-2PM (if puppies are still available after Saturday)

By-Appointment Adoptions: Saturday 10:30AM-1:00PM

We appreciate your patience as we’ve had to alter our adoptions process as a response to COVID-19. Please read the whole step-by-step process on how the adoptions will be conducted:

  • Pictures and ID numbers of all available puppies will be posted on our Available Puppies page on Thursday at 1PM.
  • On Thursday at 1PM, a By-Appointment Adoptions Form will be available on this page.
  • You do not need to rush to be the first submitted! This form will be open until Friday at 1PM. So long as your form is submitted before Friday at 1PM, you will be eligible for the By-Appointment Adoptions lottery.
  • There is a $5 non-refundable donation to enter into the lottery for By-Appointment Adoptions. This fee does not guarantee a puppy adoption. At this time there is a high demand for people wanting to adopt and only a certain amount of rescue puppies. If you do not get selected for the lottery, but are interested in adopting another puppy a different weekend, you will have to resubmit an application. 
  • Only one form submission will be accepted at a time.
  • On Friday at 1PM, the form will close. Then, we will randomly generate all of the forms and pull a select number to form a line for meeting puppies on Saturday.
  • After 1PM on Friday, we will email you to let you know what your appointment time is on Saturday. This will give adopters the opportunity to meet puppies, while still staggering the number of people at the rescue to preserve the health and safety of adopters, fosters, and staff. Please be patient with us as it will take time to sort and contact those who were selected for the lottery.
  • We will also e-mail you the Adoption Session Video along with your appointment time. It is REQUIRED to watch the video prior to your appointment.
  • The appointments will start at 10:30AM on Saturday at our location (15171 Riverdale Road, Brighton, CO 80602).
  • All available puppies will be on-site Saturday. The By-Adoptions Form you filled out prior will prompt you to fill in your interested puppy number. This does not put a hold on puppies or guarantee that these puppies will be available if you are drawn for a later appointment time. This just better helps us with the process.
  • As we go through each appointment, we will update the website so that you can see which puppies have been adopted.
  • There is always the chance that the puppies you are interested will be adopted during the appointment earlier than yours, but you can still come for your appointment and may fall in love with another puppy!
  • When you arrive at the rescue, you will park and wait for someone to text you to come into the meet-and-greet area for your appointment.
  • You are REQUIRED to wear a mask during your appointment. Please bring your own mask as one will not be provided.
  • You may only bring ONE other person with you during your appointment for a total of 2 people per group to protect the health and safety of adopters and staff. You are able to bring your existing dog with you to meet the puppy.
  • All adoption forms can be filled out on-site on Saturday, no forms will need to be filled out prior besides the By-Appointment Adoption form.
  • Once you have found your forever friend, you will pay your adoption fee and take the puppy home that same day

Walk-In Saturday 1-3PM- if puppies are still available.

In order to help more puppies successfully find forever loving homes. We are opening up a first-come-first-serve, walk-in hours from 1-3PM after the lottery appointments are completed. If you don't make it into the lottery or miss the lottery entry times, you can come during this time to meet with the puppies who have not found homes yet. The procedure for this window is as follows:

  • Check the website before arriving to see if any puppies are still available.
  • You can come earlier than 1PM, but you must wait until all appointments are completed before entering.
  • You are REQUIRED to wear a mask.
  • The available puppies will be in pens for you to see (please do not stick your hand into pens to avoid spreading germs between litters).
  • A volunteer will help you meet the puppies, you can bring your family and/or your current pet.
  • If you are interested in adopting, you will fill out paperwork, pay the adoption fee, and take your puppy home that same day.
  • No holds can be put on puppies and no walk-ins accepted after 3PM. 

Walk-in Sunday 11-2PM- if puppies are still available

To adopt a puppy from Lifeline you will need to complete a qualifying questionnaire and sign a contract. You must be over 18 to adopt a puppy. Average adoption fees range from $125 - $400; Cash, Visa, MasterCard only (sorry no checks are accepted).

All puppies have current shots, are spayed/neutered, microchipped and have been dewormed.

With every adoption, you will get:

  • A puppy that has been well-cared for by trained staff and volunteers at our shelter 
  • Free - Free Veterinary wellness exam at over 44 Vet Clinics 
  • Preliminary vaccinations. Please discuss an appropriate vaccination schedule during your free veterinary wellness exam with a participating veterinarian.
  • Microchip identification implant 
  • Basic and advanced training referrals

All of these changes are to protect the health and safety of adopters, fosters, and staff. We appreciate your understanding as we try to safely bring together rescue puppies and loving adoptive families! Thank you!

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Please re-visit this page sometime between May 20th, 2021 1:00pm - May 21st, 2021 1:00pm