Our Vision:

A world without puppy mills and the systemic cruelty endured by dogs used by them. 

Our Mission:

Colorado Canine Advocates will lead the way in Colorado to put an end to puppy mills and the inhumane treatment dogs endure while in puppy mills.  We will do this by:

  • educating the public about the existence of puppy mills
  • teaching the public how to find a small local breeder that treats its dogs humanely
  • informing the public about the value of adopting and
  • providing a means for the public to speak out to their legislators to enact change.

We believe dogs have a right to enjoy the Five Freedoms*

  • Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
    By ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor.
  • Freedom from Discomfort
    By providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
  • Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
    By prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
  • Freedom to Express Normal Behavior
    By providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.
  • Freedom from Fear and Distress
    By ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.


The Five Freedoms originally called "Brambell's Five Freedoms" originated in the Report of the UK Technical Committe to Enquire into the Welfare of Animals kept under Intensive Livestock Husbandry Systems in 1965. It has subsequently been updated to the Five Freedoms as presented here.

At Colorado Canine Advocates we are all volunteers**100% of donations go toward direct costs involved with advancing our mission and helping dogs.