About Us

Colorado Canine Rescue, CCR, was founded by Amy Taylor in 2008. She and three other friends and family formed CCR’s board and started building this small dog rescue. CCR was incorporated on August 8, 2008 and received its 501c3 tax exempt status in January of 2009.  CCR’s EIN tax ID number is:  26-3226573.

CCR has no central facility.  It has no paid employees and is dependent on volunteer help.  All dogs live in foster homes while they are cared for and wait for their forever home to find them.

As of 2015, we have rescued over 800 dogs that were “next-in-line” at the shelters. We continue to grow as resources become available, but this is done slowly to ensure that each dog gets the individual attention it needs, and receives the appropriate care and best possible placement in it’s forever home.



CCR’s Board of Directors and Coordinators consist of:
Amy Taylor

President, Medical and Foster Home Coordinator


When Amy’s not busy helping run the rescue, she works as an ICU nurse at Denver Health Hospital.  She lives with her GSD, Ridley, her little-dog-mix, Squeaks, and her tripod, Becca.  There is always a constant flow of foster dogs through their house!  All members of the pack enjoy escaping into the mountains for fun and Amy loves to catch live music at Denver’s many small venues.

Mary Dolhancey

Vice President

Jason Anaya-Ledeboer


Debbie Briggs

Adoption Coordinator

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Debbie Briggs is a Colorado native who retired after 36 years with the federal government,  She shares her home with her husband and three rescue dogs.  Her time is now devoted to their nature and wildlife photography business and helping rescued dogs find their forever homes as the CCR Adoption Coordinator.

Becky Ettenhofer

Intake Coordinator

Tatiana Morrell

Online Mastermind


Tatiana has been involved in dog rescue since 2010 after the loss of her first dog, Charlie.  He inspired her to help other dogs who haven’t been lucky enough to have found their forever home.  Tatiana lives with her husband and two young girls and her two rescue dogs and rescue cat.  She works full time and does triathlons in her spare time.

Angie Skovira

Online Mastermind part II

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Hi! My name is Angie. I began fostering dogs in 2011 after the sudden death of our beloved Malinois Kaida. We missed having a dog in the house but weren’t quite ready to adopt. We ended up fostering for three years. I now have two mutts – Judah, a Potcake rescue from the Bahamas and Zeus, a street rescue from Tijuana. Even though I cannot foster any longer, I love helping out CCR with new dog postings and home visits.

Betsy Baker

Events Coordinator

Drew Hodgson

Website and Social Media Coordinator

Diana Roche

Volunteer Coordinator