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Adoptable Pets

Adopting through Life Is Better

  • We are foster based and therefore do not have a public facility to visit our animals. Meetings with our animals are set up with an approved adoption application.
  • We accept one application per household and only one dog may be listed.
  • We do not hold applications. If you are interested in adopting an animal, you must submit a new application even if you have been approved in the past.
  • Our cats and other animals are available for adoption directly through the Arvada PetSmart #252. Please do not use our online application for animals other than dogs. (See below.)
  • Our experience has taught us that animals adopted together are generally more difficult to train well and have a harder time adjusting and bonding with the new family, so we do not adopt out multiple cats or dogs, littermates or otherwise, at the same time. We don't mind setting up an adoption for another animal at a later date, but we will generally only send one animal home at a time.
  • If you are looking for an Emotional Support Animal and your housing situation doesn't allow animals, please get the proper paperwork taken care of so we can verify with your landlord/housing management that you may have the animal.
  • We need to verify vaccination records for any current pets in your household. Please provide us with the contact information where we can check the vaccination status.
  • We do not have the capability to ship our animals. Also, we only adopt to Colorado residents.

Please note the best way to contact us is via e-mail. If you are interested in adopting an animal from Life is Better Rescue, please submit a completed adoption application form. We are unable to evaluate your adoption request unless this form has been submitted to us. Completion of the application does not guarantee adoption of an animal from Life is Better Rescue.

Before applying to adopt, please read the appropriate adoption agreement, found here. When you're ready to apply, click here to fill out our online application.

The availability of our animals is always subject to change. We encourage you to check back.

April

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April is a four month old mixed breed puppy with the most adorable ears that can't decide where to stay. She is a social butterfly that also does great with other dogs. April has been spayed, is microchipped with registration, has been wormed, flea/tick treated, and is up to date on vaccinations for her age. Her adoption fee is $400.
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Chinook

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Chinook is a 3 to 4 year old Siberian Husky that was transferred to rescue from an overcrowded municipal shelter in the midwest. This sweetheart of a dog arrived weighing a mere 33 pounds, with urine burns and incredibly poor muscle mass. Combined with some superficial chipped teeth, behavior around food and water, and pretty extreme separation anxiety at the beginning of her time with us, our vet believes she was left alone in confined spaces for extended periods of time without regular access to food and water. Her vet check up and blood work indicate that she is otherwise healthy, with no long-term health concerns. Chinook is slowly and steadily gaining weight, muscle tone, and energy; her separation anxiety is also decreasing as time goes on and she becomes more accustomed to her new normal. Some of her loves include: water, humans (even small ones seem to be okay in her book), doggie daycare, car rides, tennis balls, and treats. Chinook walks well on a leash, tolerates brushing like a professional, and is incredibly affectionate and eager to please. To help with her separation anxiety, she has been attending day care a few days a week and she is a total crowd pleaser. She is energetic, and if placed in a home with another dog, would need a matched energy level as well as a dog that isn't territorial over their people, as Chinook really loves to be right next to her humans. Chinook has many typical husky behaviors and would benefit from someone experienced with the breed or a similar working breed. She is looking for a home with plenty of patience, calm energy, and a commitment to continue working on her separation anxiety with slow, safe transitions and reintroduction of a crate as a safe place. Chinook has been spayed, is microchipped with registration, fully vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, wormed, flea/tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Her adoption fee is $300.
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Delphi

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Delphi is a two month old puppy that was saved as a days old newborn. This little gal has grown up in foster care, and has been exposed to dogs, cats, chickens and children, and does well with all of them. Delphi is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, and is parasite free. This puppy has been well loved, well fed, and well socialized, and cannot wait to be the star attraction in someone's home as their newest beloved pet. We believe this litter is lab/great Pyrenees mix as they all are white and have multiple rear dew claws. They are also huge puppies (much larger than labs and will likely be bigger than the lab mix mommy who was 70lbs.) These puppies have had an amazing start in life and we believe that life will just get better from here. Delphi is $400 to adopt.
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Farley

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Farley is a 5 month old tri-color hound/shepherd mix who is doing very well in his foster home. Farley is learning his Sit, Place, and Heel very well and is cohabitating nicely with his foster mom's cat. Farley hasn't had any accidents in the home and is doing well in his crate, though he will sing the song of his people if he doesn't have a cozy bed to lie down on. Farley is looking for a family with a chill vibe and a willingness to provide him with some calm structure so he can continue to master his commands and grow into a truly wonderfully behaved pup. Farley is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. Farley likes other dogs, but sometimes has a bit of a bossy personality. Any current household dog would either need to be much larger, or submissive to his quirks. Farley would benefit greatly from continued training and working with him to be a respectful puppy in all situations. Farley's adoption fee is $400.
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Foxy

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Foxy is a 9 week old labrador retriever mix who is already weighing in at 22 pounds. Based on the weight and the suspicions from the shelter where she was possibly facing euthanasia from overcrowding, we believe she may be mixed with a giant breed, such as a mastiff. Foxy is going to be great for a family looking for a large bundle of love to play with, cuddle with, camp with, and adventure with. Foxy has a big heart to share and is looking for the right people to give all her love to. Foxy is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. She loves people of all ages, other dogs, and would do fine with other animals with proper introduction. Foxy's adoption fee is $400.
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Fran

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Fran is a 9 week old labrador retriever mix who is already weighing in at 25 pounds. Based on the weight and the suspicions from the shelter where she was possibly facing euthanasia from overcrowding, we believe she may be mixed with a giant breed, such as s mastiff. Fran is going to be great for a family looking for a large bundle of love to play with, cuddle with, camp with, and adventure with. Fran has a big heart to share and is looking for the right people to give all her love to. Fran is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. She loves people of all ages, other dogs, and would do fine with other animals with proper introduction. Fran's adoption fee is $400.
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Dakota

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Dakota is a 4.5 month old lab/mastiff mix that was rescued from out of state where she had been found by a good samaritan and hand raised in foster care until she was big enough to catch transport and make it here to Denver. Dakota is spayed, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, microchipped with registration, and is on heartworm preventative. Dakota is working on general obedience, house and crate training, and loving life as a pet in a home with a foster family while she waits for the perfect home to spot her. She is great with other animals and people of all ages. Dakota is $400 to adopt, and based on head and paw size, will be on the larger end of the sale as an adult.
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Danger

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Danger is a two month old puppy that was saved as a days old newborn. This little guy has grown up in foster care, and has been exposed to dogs, cats, chickens and children, and does well with all of them. Danger is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, and is parasite free. This puppy has been well loved, well fed, and well socialized, and cannot wait to be the star attraction in someone's home as their newest beloved pet. We believe this litter is lab/great Pyrenees mix as they all are white and have multiple rear dew claws. They are also huge puppies (much larger than labs and will likely be bigger than the lab mix mommy who was 70lbs.) These puppies have had an amazing start in life and we believe that life will just get better from here. Danger is $400 to adopt.
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Doug

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Doug is a two month old puppy that was saved as a days old newborn. This little guy has grown up in foster care, and has been exposed to dogs, cats, chickens and children, and does well with all of them. Doug is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, and is parasite free. This puppy has been well loved, well fed, and well socialized, and cannot wait to be the star attraction in someone's home as their newest beloved pet. We believe this litter is lab/great Pyrenees mix as they all are white and have multiple rear dew claws. They are also huge puppies (much larger than labs and will likely be bigger than the lab mix mommy who was 70lbs.) These puppies have had an amazing start in life and we believe that life will just get better from here. Doug is $400 to adopt.
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Farrah

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Farrah is a five month old tri-color hound/shepherd mix who came to Colorado from a municipal shelter where she didn't have a chance to shine. Farrah gets along with other dogs and cats, is crate training and does well when having to be crated. She is doing awesome with house training and general obedience (she is really good with potty training and always goes outside.) Farrah is a very affectionate and mellow dog. She sleeps all night in her spot, doesn't chew on things other than her toys and does not bark unless she is saying hello. Farrah loves other dogs, does well with cats, and would be an amazing companion for a family with children. Farrah is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. Farrah is $400.00 to adopt.
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Fenton

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Fenton is 2 month old male pitbull mix. Fenton is an active pup who is working on house and crate training, and loves being with people on addition to other animals. Fenton has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given heart worm preventative. Fenton has a condition called “Parrot Mouth”, which means he had a clinically significant overbite. While this may mean he can never participate in biting sports, there is no reason to think he shouldn't live a long, happy, normal life without intervention. Fenton's adoption fee is $400.
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Fern

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Fern is a female, purebred, red nose pitbull. At 2 months old, Fern is as sweet and adorable as a puppy can be. Fern loves to play with other dogs - especially tug of war - and enjoys being around her human as they go about their day. Fern is learning to sleep in a crate and is doing very well with house-training. Fern loves to be active so she will make a great addition to a family who loves to play in Colorado's great outdoors. Fern is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. Fern's adoption fee is $400.
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Fitz

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Fitz is a 9 week old male brindle and white labrador retriever mix who is already weighing in at over 20 pounds. Based on the weight and the suspicions from the shelter where he was possibly facing euthanasia from overcrowding, we believe he may be mixed with a giant breed, such as samastiff. Fitz is going to be great for a family looking for a large bundle of love to play with, cuddle with, camp with, and adventure with. Fitz has a big heart to share and is looking for the right people to give all his love to. Fitz is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. He loves people of all ages, other dogs, and would do fine with other animals with proper introduction. Fitz's adoption fee is $400.
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Flora

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Flora is a 9 week old labrador retriever mix who is already weighing in at 26 pounds. Based on the weight and the suspicions from the shelter where she was possibly facing euthanasia from overcrowding, we believe she may be mixed with a giant breed, such as a mastiff. Flora is going to be great for a family looking for a large bundle of love to play with, cuddle with, camp with, and adventure with. Flora has a big heart to share and is looking for the right people to give all her love to. Flora is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. She loves people of all ages, other dogs, and would do fine with other animals with proper introduction. Flora adoption fee is $400.
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Foster

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Foster is a one year old Shepard mix who enjoys spending lots of time with his people and playing with other dogs. Foster has a good deal of energy and will do well with an individual or family who likes to spend time outside. This handsome young man came from an overcrowded rural shelter to see if he had a better chance at a happily ever after here in Colorado. Foster's charming personality and beautiful coat are bound to get him some attention here, as are his good boy manners. Foster is is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has tested negative for heart worm and has been given a heart-worm preventative. Foster's adoption fee is $400.
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Frankie

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Frankie is a 9 week old male brindle and white labrador retriever mix who is already weighing in at over 25 pounds. Based on the weight and the suspicions from the shelter where he was possibly facing euthanasia from overcrowding, we believe he may be mixed with a giant breed, such as a mastiff. Frankie is going to be great for a family looking for a large bundle of love to play with, cuddle with, camp with, and adventure with. Frankie has a big heart to share and is looking for the right people to give all his love to. Frankie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been given a heart-worm prevention. He loves people of all ages, other dogs, and would do fine with other animals with proper introduction. Frankie's adoption fee is $400.
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Life Is Better partners with PetSmart Charities to find forever homes for as many animals as possible.

Whether you're looking for a new family member who is fuzzy, like cats and guinea pigs, scaly, like bearded dragons, or feathery, like parakeets, you can find them at our partner PetSmart location. The selection is always changing, so visit or call PetSmart to see what's available.

Adoptions for these animals are processed by PetSmart, though you can print our adoption application and take it with you to the store.

PetSmart #252
5285 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 456-1114