About the Rescue

El Paso County Canine Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit dog rescue based in Colorado Springs, CO and working all along the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  We work to rescue dogs from Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico that are in danger of euthanasia in high-kill shelters.  After transport to Colorado, our dogs are placed in loving foster homes and are fully vetted with vaccinations and spay/neuter prior to adoption. 


Our goal is to provide as many homes to as many

dogs as possible.  We strive to place our animals

into their FURever homes!!    

Bethany Jones

Bethany has always had a passion for animals and people, and since moving to Colorado Springs, she has had to opportunity to work with local dog rescues.  After working with another rescue for a while, she and Jaime decided to open their own rescue.  She and her husband are Navy veterans and they both work in healthcare as well as dog rescue.  So they get to pursue their passions for both dogs and people!

Jaime Hurd

Jaime has been rescuing dogs for years, and now she's going to do it in El Paso County!  Jaime also has a passion for animals and her greatest joy is seeing rescue dogs go to their forever homes!  She has grown up loving dogs and has watched with heartbreak as dogs have been euthanized because the shelters are too full.  She resolved to do something about it and has been working to rescue dogs ever since!

Meet Our Team!

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    Adoption Coordinator


    Cortney has resided in Colorado for her entire life and loves to call this place home.  She has volunteered with 4 different dog rescues in a 6 year span and has fostered and rehabilitated more than 200 dogs within her own home.  Fostering is one of her favorite things to do, besides being a mom!  She is so excited and driven to continue saving more lives and being a nurturing stepping stone for these amazing souls before they venture off to their forever homes.

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    Foster Coordinator


    Candi, originally from Texas, has lived all over the world with her husband Joe and her children, and now we are fortunate to have her here in Colorado Springs!  She has a passion for animals that is unmatched, she has fostered so many dogs that she has lost count!  She and Joe have opened their home to the abused, the neglected, and the forgotten.  The dogs that Candi fosters are the lucky ones, and we are lucky that Candi is a part of our rescue!

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    Outreach Coodinator


    Jana grew up on a farm and that background fostered her love for all animals.  She has been active in animal rescue for several years and now we are lucky to have her working with El Paso County Canine Rescue!  She is passionate about dogs and dog rescue and will move mountains to save the abused and neglected.  She has several dogs of her own on her ranch where she lives with her husband and daughter. 

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    Canine Doula


    DebMarie is an experienced doggy doula.  She specializes in helping our mama dogs, as well as our Fosters, through the birthing process.  DebMarie has been providing her doula services for several years with multiple rescues all along the Front Range.  We are especially lucky that she is working with EPCCR!

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    Grant Writer


    Kim has worked in dog rescue for several years with multiple rescue organizations.  Over the years she and her wife, Jenn, have poured countless amounts of time, energy, and money into the care and rehabilitation of rescue dogs.  Now, we are so grateful that she has brought her love of dogs and her talent as a grant writer to EPCCR!

Isabella's Legacy

Isabella was Jaime's best friend for a very short three years.  During her short life, Isabella was a rescue advocate, she was always at Jaime's side during rescue events, greeting dogs as they came off the truck and providing a calm presence for the stressed, homeless dogs. She was an outgoing soul that never met a stranger, she was loving with everyone, human and canine. She made such an impact on our lives, that she became the face of El Paso County Canine Rescue and she is the dog you see on our logo.

 Unfortunately, her life was cut short due to osteosarcoma in her rear leg.  After several attempts to treat her cancer, she lost her battle just before Christmas 2018.  We would love if you would make a donation to the Morris Animal Foundation in Isabella's name to find better treatments and, hopefully, a cure for this terrible disease. 

Please donate in Isabella's name:



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