Colorado Papillon Rescue

Last update:  December 19, 2019

Colorado Papillon Rescue currently has two Papillons available for adoption:




Please visit these websites for additional rescue information:

Papillon Rescue (Independent Groups)
 Papillon Club Of America Rescue

To meet some of the many wonderful Papillons we have assisted over the years, visit the:
Photo Gallery of Rescue Dogs 1994 - 2003

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 guidelines.  

If you are interested in adopting a rescue Papillon, please note the following:

  • All rescue Papillons are spayed or neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption.
  • 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 adoptive family.
  • 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
    Is a Papillon Right For You?
    Possible Sources for Finding a Papillon
    Papillons and Kids
  • Email: Colorado Papillon Rescue

A tribute to the many rescued Papillons which have shared my home...

I Do Come With Baggage
Author unknown

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.

Hmm...yes there 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?



1999-2004 Denzel Papillons

Tracy Burdick / Denzel Papillons
PO Box 36385
Denver, Colorado 80236