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Adoptable Pets

Adopting through Life Is Better

  • If you are interested in a dog, please submit an application online. 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. Applications are processed in the order in which they are recieved.
  • If you are interested in a cat or any of our other small animals go directly through the Arvada PetSmart #252. Please do not use our online application for animals other than dogs. Note: we try to keep PetFinder up to date; however, we are not always able to do so. Your best option is go directly to PetSmart #252 to see if they are still available.
  • 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.

When you're ready to apply, fill out our online application.

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

Ava

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Ava is a five year old shepherd mix that was recently transferred to rescue when her mom passed away after a very short but courageous battle with cancer. She has a soft shy personality and lived with another dog that was protective of her, so as you can imagine, these recent changes have been a big adjustment. Ava is really starting to show her personality as she gets comfortable; she is appropriate with other dogs and beginning to instigate play, loves exploring the world on walks, and enjoys curling up by your feet or on the couch with you. She's in foster with a professional positive-reinforcement trainer who says she's a super gal. Although she takes a little bit of time to warm up to new people, she is extremely sweet. We believe Ava would do best in a quieter home without young children and lots of commotion, and would be fine in a home with respectful dogs that match her energy level. She is fully house trained, and can be crated, though she is non-destructive in the home when left unattended. She would be happy with another dog in the house but dog parks are too overwhelming for her. She demonstrates a lot of body language about how she is feeling. If body language is respected she will quickly build a trustworthy relationship. New owners will need to learn about body language (ex: lip licks, appeasement kisses, whale eyes, eye contact, pet consent). She listens well, knows basic obedience, does need to learn better leash skills. Ava is spayed, fully vaccinated, wormed, on heartworm prevention, and microchipped with registration. Her adoption fee is $350.
Please click here for important adoption information.

Arizona

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Arizona is a four year old Akita that was transferred from a local municipal shelter after surprising everyone when she went into labor. She's a big girl, but a gentle giant. At the shelter, she passed all of her temperament and behavioral testing, and was even used to help temperament test other dogs. Like most new moms, Arizona was very protective of her babies when they were small, and now that they are weaned and growing up, she's relaxing and feeling more like herself. She had surgery to fix entropion on her left eye, and is ready to find a forever where she will be treasured. Arizona is housebroken, crate trained, and loves being outside. She is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, wormed, and microchipped with registration. Arizona's adoption fee is $350.
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Tempe

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Tempe is a four month old mixed breed puppy. Her mom is an Akita, but Tempe and her littermates take after their mystery dad and look like fluffy teddy bears. She will be a large adult dog, already weighing in at well over 50 pounds with giant paws to grow into. Tempe is very eager to please and working on all the normal puppy things: socialization, housetraining, and obedience. As a large breed, it will be especially important for her to continue with training and exposure to our fun world. Tempe is spayed, vaccinated for age, wormed, on heartworm preventative, and microchipped with registration. She is $450 to adopt.
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Sedona

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Sedona is a four month old mixed breed puppy. Her mom is an Akita, but Sedona and her littermates take after their mystery dad and look like fluffy teddy bears. She will be a large adult dog, already weighing in at well over 50 pounds with giant paws to grow into. Sedona is very eager to please and working on all the normal puppy things: socialization, housetraining, and obedience. As a large breed, it will be especially important for her to continue with training and exposure to our fun world. Sedona is spayed, vaccinated for age, wormed, on heartworm preventative, and microchipped with registration. She is $450 to adopt.
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Copper

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Copper is a 1 year old Wirehaired Terrier that was saved from death row. Copper is very timid and would benefit from a quiet home without small kids. He could also benefit from a home with a confident dog that would help him come out of his shell. He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. He loves to play in the yard and is very affectionate.Copper is working on all the obedience items (house training, crate training, general commands, etc.) and would love to be part of a family that keep him occupied as part of daily routine. Copper is $450 to adopt.
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Callie

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Callie is an 8 month old mixed breed that was saved from death row. Callie is a nice dog who just needed a chance out of the shelter environment in order to flourish and be ready for adoption. She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. Callie is working on all the obedience items (house training, crate training, general commands, etc.) and would love to be part of a family that keep her occupied as part of daily routine. Callie is $450 to adopt.
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Cassidy

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Cassidy is a 4 year old Rottweiler that was saved from death row. Cassidy is a very typical rottie — super human-oriented, friendly, stoic. She is a very very sweet dog that loves belly rubs and thinks she's a lap dog. She eats and sleeps great and is house trained. She does not like cats. She is great with kids and is food/treat motivated. Cassidy can be dog selective but has integrated successfully with the foster family's dogs. She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. Cassidy would love to be part of a family that keep her occupied as part of daily routine. Cassidy is $350 to adopt.
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Carmen

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Carmen is a two year old mixed breed dog who looks a little bit Aussie and a little bit something unknown. She is very smart with a huge capacity for learning additional obedience, tricks, and more. Carmen is dog-friendly, kid-friendly, housebroken, and crate-trained. Her foster crates her when she leaves the house, as she does like to chew. She is not a runner, but has learned she can clear short fences to get to the front door, so would do best with a privacy fence or in a leash walk household. Carmen is on the petite side at less than 40 pounds, and we think she'd love outdoor activities like hiking. She is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, wormed, treated for parasites, and microchipped with registration. Carmen's adoption fee is $350.
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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

 

 

* Please go directly to PetSmart to fill out an application for these pets.