Please visit these websites
for additional rescue information:
Rescue (Independent Groups)
Club Of America Rescue
To meet some of the many
wonderful Papillons we have assisted over the years, visit the:
of Rescue Dogs 1994
Colorado Papillon Rescue (CPR) was established in 1994 by Tracy Burdick as the
statewide contact to assist homeless Papillons via membership in the All-Breed Rescue
Network (ABRN) of Colorado. CPR accepts Papillons from shelters or
owners, places them in foster care, provides necessary veterinary
care (including vaccinations and spay/neuter), and
screens and selects adoptive homes. During 1995-2003, we were affiliated
with the Papillon Club of America Rescue and operated under PCA's
guidelines. We currently operate as a private rescue group under ABRN
If you are
interested in adopting a rescue Papillon, please note the following:
- All rescue Papillons are
spayed or neutered and vaccinated prior to
- An adoption fee is required (rescue efforts and veterinary care is funded in part
from the adoption fees).
- Adoptive persons must sign
an adoption agreement.
- The age, background, and
medical history of these dogs could be unknown.
- Adoptions are always on a
trial basis to ensure compatibility of the dog and
- The average age of a
rescued Papillon is 3-5 years (if known).
- The adoption process begins
with completion of an adoption application and also involves a home visit
and reference checks.
View these links for
very important information:
Papillon Club of
America Rescue Homepage
a Papillon Right For You?
Sources for Finding a Papillon
Papillons and Kids
- Email: Colorado
A tribute to the
many rescued Papillons which have shared my home...
I Do Come With
Now that I am
home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed,
I'd like to open my baggage, least I forget,
There is so much to carry...
So much to regret.
is, right on top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache, and Loss,
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame,
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave,
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
I loved them, the
others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough, for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things...
And take me right back?
Do you have time
to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, to never repack?
I pray that you do...I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage,
So will you still want me?