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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.

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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Jasper

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Jasper is a whole lot of charm wrapped up in the relatively small body of Chihuahua mixed with something mysterious. At seven years old, Jasper is aged to absolute perfection. He is well-socialized and friendly with people and dogs, and doesn't seem to be overly bothered by cats - but if they run away from him, he may give chase. In typical Chihuahua fashion, he can be a little stubborn and single-person oriented. Jasper does love to eat, and should not be free fed or be left alone with any other pets' food, as he will help himself. He does fine in a crate, and is housebroken with regular trips and close monitoring. Jasper is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, and has been flea and tick treated. His adoption fee is $300.
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Marnie

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Marnie is a two month old puppy that was born to a rescue min-pin mix mommy that was relinquished after she had her litter. The entire litter is very well socialized and have been around kids, dogs and other animals. They have had two distemper vaccines, bordetella, they have been dewormed and are microchipped with registration. Marnie was recently spayed, and is ready to start a better forever in a home with a new forever family. Marnie is $400 to adopt.
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Max

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Max is a two month old puppy that was born to a rescue min-pin mix mommy that was relinquished after she had her litter. The entire litter is very well socialized and have been around kids, dogs and other animals. They have had two distemper vaccines, bordetella, they have been dewormed and are microchipped with registration. Max was recently neutered, and is ready to start a better forever in a home with a new forever family. Max is $400 to adopt.
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Melinda

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Melinda is a two month old puppy that was born to a rescue min-pin mix mommy that was relinquished after she had her litter. The entire litter is very well socialized and have been around kids, dogs and other animals. They have had two distemper vaccines, bordetella, they have been dewormed and are microchipped with registration. Melinda was recently spayed, and is ready to start a better forever in a home with a new forever family. Melinda is $400 to adopt.
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Mia

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Mia is a two month old puppy that was born to a rescue min-pin mix mommy that was relinquished after she had her litter. The entire litter is very well socialized and have been around kids, dogs and other animals. They have had two distemper vaccines, bordetella, they have been dewormed and are microchipped with registration. Mia was recently spayed, and is ready to start a better forever in a home with a new forever family. Mia is $400 to adopt.
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Milo

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Milo is a two month old puppy that was born to a rescue min-pin mix mommy that was relinquished after she had her litter. The entire litter is very well socialized and have been around kids, dogs and other animals. They have had two distemper vaccines, bordetella, they have been dewormed and are microchipped with registration. Milo was recently neutered, and is ready to start a better forever in a home with a new forever family. Milo is $400 to adopt.
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Moose

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Moose is a two month old puppy that was born to a rescue min-pin mix mommy that was relinquished after she had her litter. The entire litter is very well socialized and have been around kids, dogs and other animals. They have had two distemper vaccines, bordetella, they have been dewormed and are microchipped with registration. Moose was recently neutered, and is ready to start a better forever in a home with a new forever family. Moose is $400 to adopt.
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Paisley

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Paisley is a four month old Border Terrier mix with the tiniest little ears. She is sweet and playful and eager to please, and is not a bother to the resident cats in her foster home. Paisley is working on housetraining, and with her terrier smarts, is picking up on obedience training well. She will not be a large adult dog, and would generally be well-suited for many home environments. Paisley is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $400.
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Penny

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Penny is a dreamboat Border Collie mix somewhere around five months old. Her foster family reports that she gets along with dogs of all ages and sizes, and isn't a bother to the cat. She is completely housebroken when monitored for signalling, crates without an issue (but would prefer to sleep right next to you if given the choice), and picks up on training and cues almost instantaneously. Penny is easygoing - she likes to play, but also likes to snuggle, and takes direction from her humans. She also loves a belly rub. As a young puppy, Penny needs exercise and continued training to maintain her exceptional demeanor, but could integrate into any household. She is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $400.
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Percy

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Percy is one of the most handsome German Shepherd pups we've had the pleasure of meeting. This guy is about five months old, is both playful and cuddly, and adores his foster brother (that happens to be a Great Dane). Percy is working hard on potty training, and does great in the crate at any time of day. He is friendly and well-mannered and with continued guidance and exercise is going to be an absolute model adult dog. Percy is neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention. His adoption fee is $400.
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Petal

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Petal is a three to four month old Border Collie mix. She is great with kids and other animals and is very people-oriented. Petal hasn't yet gotten accustomed to being alone, so will need some adjustment and for now would do best in a crate when left alone. She sleeps well in her kennel at night and is housebroken. Like all puppies, Petal loves to run and play - especially chase. Petal is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $400.
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Pip

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Pip is a very sweet and very well-behaved two year old Hound, but unlike many hounds she is a quiet girl! She's extremely well-mannered on leash, and in general loves other dogs and humans. Pip is not bothered by cats, nor will she bother them - in fact, she has a low reactivity level, but is still playful, spunky and happy! She is very people-oriented and would prefer a household with someone home much of the time, and would really benefit from another dog in the home to reduce her stress when left alone. In her foster home, she sleeps through the night in her crate with no issues or complaining. Pup loves water, and playtime; routine exercise is important for this sweet girl. She is so eager for human affection and approval and would dearly love a family to treasure her. Pip is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $300.
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Polly

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Polly is a nine to ten month old Lab/Heeler mix (best guess) that kept getting looked over in the rural shelter environment. With one blue and one gold eye, she has very unique coloring, and even more she does great with other dogs and is very eager to please her humans. She would benefit greatly from regular exercise and training to build up her confidence and make her a more relaxed pup. She's past the true puppy phase, but Polly still has room to become an absolutely perfect adult. Polly is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, heartworm tested negative, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $400.
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Prim

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Prim is a three to four month old beautiful mixed breed puppy. Her foster reports that she is very smart, doing great with potty training and walking with the leash. She sleeps through the night and does great in the crate. Prim loves to play with other dogs and loves people (especially tiny humans) even more. Always up for a cuddle, she is sweet and ready for an amazing family to pick her as their new pup. Prim is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $400.
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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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Halo

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Halo is a two month old Airedale mix puppy (mom is an Airedale Terrier, dad is a fence jumper) from an overcrowded shelter. He was raised in a home with great socialization and is doing very well with housetraining and navigating the world as a confident and friendly dog. Halo will likely be a solidly medium-sized adult dog. While he may shed less than many dogs, we do not believe he has a non-shedding coat. Halo is neutered, microchipped with registration, up to date on vaccinations per his age, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention.
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Harley

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Harley is a two month old Airedale mix puppy (mom is an Airedale Terrier, dad is a fence jumper) from an overcrowded shelter. She was raised in a home with great socialization and is doing very well with housetraining and navigating the world as a confident and friendly dog. Harley will likely be a solidly medium-sized adult dog. While she may shed less than many dogs, we do not believe she has a non-shedding coat. Harley is spayed, microchipped with registration, up to date on vaccinations per her age, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention.
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Hershey

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Hershey is a two month old Airedale mix puppy (mom is an Airedale Terrier, dad is a fence jumper) from an overcrowded shelter. She was raised in a home with great socialization and is doing very well with housetraining and navigating the world as a confident and friendly dog. Hershey will likely be a solidly medium-sized adult dog. While she may shed less than many dogs, we do not believe she has a non-shedding coat. Hershey is spayed, microchipped with registration, up to date on vaccinations per her age, wormed, flea/tick treated, and on heartworm prevention.
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Jem

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Jem is a two year old Great Dane that was surrendered to a local municipal shelter when her owners couldn't handle her size or energy level. It seems that Jem wasn't particularly well-socialized as a pup, and lacks some general obedience training and confidence, which makes her a little timid. With time and structure, she is thriving outside of the shelter, but would do best in a home with large breed experience and probably in a home with a fenced backyard. Jem is affectionate, housebroken and non-destructive, but is very strong and still working on her leash skills. She definitely needs regular exercise (she loves to run and play) and continued training to make her the best dog she can be. Jem is indifferent to her foster parents' resident cat, and has done fine with dogs she has met while out and about, but would need appropriate introductions to other dogs in her potential forever home. Her preference would be to be next to her people at all times, and she doesn't really understand how big she is, making her a love, but perhaps not best-suited for small children. Jem is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped with registration, wormed, flea/tick treated, and has been started on heartworm prevention. Her adoption fee is $300.
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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