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 2018, we have rescued over 1200 dogs that were “next-in-line” at the shelters and or relinquished from their owners. 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


When Amy’s not busy helping run the rescue, she works as an ICU and ED nurse at Denver Health Hospital.  She lives with 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 camping and hiking adventures.

Kellie Sack

President & Director of Operations

Kellie joined CCR in October 2017 and became the lead coordinator in June of 2019. She has volunteered or worked in animal shelters since 2008. After adopting her own challenging dog in 2015, she began learning more training and behavior skills to better work with dogs. She lives with her pack of tan dogs and has a special place in her heart for pit bulls.

Cristen Lawton

Treasurer, Board Member

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 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.

Becky Ettenhofer

Events Coordinator

Megan Tenhulzen

Social Media Coordinator








Megan is new to the rescue world, but animals have always been close to her heart. She is the face behind the CCR Facebook page, as well as a foster dog mom. She lives with her husband, 8 year old son and their two rescue dogs–Fox and Bandit (who started her passion for rescue). She has an extra soft spot for senior dogs, and some day, she hopes to convince her husband they should live on a farm with room for 100 rescue dogs to roam! Until then, she’s pursuing a nursing degree while working in medical billing. In her “spare” time, Megan loves to read, hang out with her friends and family, and escape to the mountains. She loves advocating for rescue and saving furry lives, and is thrilled to be a part of the CCR team!


Deanne R. Stodden

Board Member

Laura White

Secretary, Board Member

Jessy Battelli

Volunteer Coordinator

Marla Mykleby

Board Member