DENVER — Doodles were the newest thing in puppy adoption.
The owner of a Denver breeder’s office was so excited about the idea that he bought one for $20,000 on eBay.
After months of searching, the first puppy was named Colin Kaepernick.
“He was so beautiful, so friendly, so sweet, so gentle,” said Colin’s owner, Katie Stolpe.
“And we’re just happy we got him, and we just got him,” she added.
“Colin is such a sweetheart, he’s a little bit goofy, but he’s just so loving,” Stolper said.
“It’s a very unique puppy,” she said.
The Denver brester, Katie Schumann, said she bought Kaepernick as a puppy in April 2017.
She says she didn’t have any experience with dogs before.
“When I first bought Colin, I was like, ‘Well, I’m just going to go with what’s on the website,'” she said of the website, which had an image of a dog with a red hoodie.
“But I ended up being very excited because of his personality.”
Colin’s new owner says the new owner was so happy about the puppy that she wanted to adopt him from the breeder.
“She just loved the puppy, and that’s what made us do it,” Schumann said.
She said she thought the brester was really sweet.
“I was really just looking forward to the puppies that were going to come from that, and Colin,” Schumann said.
Schumann said her first puppy, a male named Rhett, came from a rescue.
“We thought, ‘Wow, we’re actually going to get a good male to raise,'” she recalled.
“So I went to my local shelter and took Colin.”
Schumann was so busy with her work, she didn-t even notice her first puppies were named Colin and Rhett until they arrived.
“That was a very special moment,” she recalled of the day she saw the two puppies.
“I think it just validated our love for Colin and his personality and everything that he’s about.”
She said she was excited to finally get the puppies to a new home.
“They’ve got really good noses,” Schuman said.
“They’re just so sweet.”
The Denver Brester, Schumann says she was a little nervous about adopting Colin from a breeder, but she said the bresterer was so sweet and caring.
She said that’s how she became so involved with the adoption process.
“You just think of all the things that can go wrong, but the brerter was really nice, she said, adding that she’s a good breeder and that the puppies are really sweet.”
Schuman said she had a couple of other puppies before Colin, but never had another dog.
She and her husband, Brad, had a baby girl, and the two were expecting another, too.
The brester’s owner said she has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the puppies.
“All I can say is it’s been awesome,” Schu-mant said.