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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 two 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.
Please click here for important adoption information.

Dakota

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Dakota is a 2.5 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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Dixie

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Dixie is a 6 month old mixed breed pup (her head looks a bit beagle, and she is solidly a smaller middle sized dog). She was transferred to our organization because her original location was a rural out of state shelter, and she is warming up to a lovely pet quality companion. Dixie is working on crate and housetraining, general obedience, and becoming a little more outgoing with consistency and safety now that she is no longer in a loud shelter environment. Dixie loves other dogs, does great with people of all ages, and we think would likely do fine with a properly introduced feline. Dixie is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has tested negative for heartworm and is on preventative. She is a lovely girl who just needs a chance with a loving family. Dixie is $400 to adopt.
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May

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May is a two 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. May 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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Casey

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Casey is a three month old retriever mix puppy that was part of an 'oops' litter that ended up in a rural municipal shelter. These fluffy pups are simply adorable, well-socialized and doing an excellent job working on crate and housetraining. Casey will adapt well to nearly all home situations that will continue with puppy training and exercise! Casey has been neutered, is microchipped with registration, has been wormed, flea/tick treated, and is up to date on vaccinations for his age. His adoption fee is $400.
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Cricket

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Cricket is a three year old German Shepherd who was saved from a very overcrowded midwestern shelter. Cricket is a doll; she loves riding in the car (especially when they involve pup cups from the local coffee shop) and is warming up beautifully after what we expect was an undersocialized start in life. She is making great progress with crate and housetraining; with her GSD smarts, we think she'll have it all mastered in no time. Cricket is looking for a home with dog experience (GSD experience would be even better) and a commitment to helping this girl shine. Cricket has been spayed, is microchipped with registration, has been wormed, flea/tick treated, heartworm tested negative, on prevention, and is up to date on vaccinations for her age. Her adoption fee is $300.
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Dallas

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Dallas is a 2.5 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. Dallas is spayed, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, microchipped with registration, and is on heartworm preventative. Dallas 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. Dallas 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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Denali

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Denali is a 2.5 month old lab/mastiff mix that was rescued from out of state where he had been found by a good samaritan and hand raised in foster care until he was big enough to catch transport and make it here to Denver. Denali is neutered, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, microchipped with registration, and is on heartworm preventative. Denali is working on general obedience, house and crate training, and loving life as a pet in a home with a foster family while he waits for the perfect home to spot him. He is great with other animals and people of all ages. Denali 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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Denver

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Denver is a 2.5 month old lab/mastiff mix that was rescued from out of state where he had been found by a good samaritan and hand raised in foster care until he was big enough to catch transport and make it here to Denver. Denver is neutered, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, microchipped with registration, and is on heartworm preventative. Denver is working on general obedience, house and crate training, and loving life as a pet in a home with a foster family while he waits for the perfect home to spot him. He is great with other animals and people of all ages. Denver 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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Diego

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Diego is an 11 month old chihuahua/rat terrier mix that was rescued from a very rural shelter where he just didn't get the exposure he needed to find his forever family. Diego has had some training as he knows sit (and possibly some other commands) and is very people friendly. Diego also enjoys other dogs and would be fine with cats (he is extremely tiny), and he would be an excellent choice as a dog in a home or town house where he only got limited exercise as he is most happy curled up on the couch or under the covers with his people. Diego is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has tested negative for heartworm and is on a monthly preventative. Diego would love to love you and be your bestest little buddy. He is $400 to adopt.
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Dolly

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Dolly is an 11 month old shepherd mix that was transferred from a rural shelter where she just had no hopes of adoption. Dolly likes other dogs and does fine with people if given the opportunity to warm up (and does even better if you have some yummy treats to move the meeting forward.) She is very calm and we think she would likely do fine with felines in the home with a monitored introduction. Dolly is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, heartworm tested negative and is on preventative. Dolly continues to improve with basic obedience and house training, and would be an excellent relatively low maintenance canine for someone interested in a companion for hikes, walks, and naps. Dolly is $400 to adopt.
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Donovan

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Donovan is an 8 month old husky/shiba inu mix who has the happiest smile. He had the distinct disadvantage of winding up at a very rural municipal shelter through no fault of his own, and is now looking for an opportunity at a better life here in Colorado. Donovan is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has tested negative for heartworm and is on heartworm prevention. Donovan is working on general obedience and being fully housetrained without supervision, but he is doing very well so far. Donovan likes other dogs and people of all ages (we are not sure how he would act with cats, but he is on the smaller side so as long as initial introductions were supervised, he should be able to get along with a feline friend. Donovan is an adorable dog in the perfect middle size range. He is $400 to adopt.
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Dorothy

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Dorothy is a 5 month old yellow lab mix (that may have some great pyrenees in her if her rear double dew claws are any indication.) She has a lush, almost white coat, but her smile and goofiness is all lab pup. Dorothy is working on crate and house training, and she is very willing and wanting to please, so her obedience training is coming along nicely. Dorothy is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is negative for heartworms while on a preventative medication. She loves other dogs, adores children, and would likely do great with a feline who either had good established boundaries with canines, or one that wanted to be her friend. Dorothy is all the best things that people love in our four legged companions, and would be an amazing addition to a family that wanted an active participant in the pet department. She is $400 to adopt.
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Dover

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Dover is a 6 month old purebred yellow lab who has the most outstanding personality besides being Derek Zoolander gorgeous (but also derpy). He was transferred from a very rural shelter out of state where he had been picked up as a stray. Dover seems like he probably had a decent home before his time in county lock up, but not being neutered didn't help with his desire to roam. No one came forward to claim him, and due to the location of the shelter, he also got ignored for adoption. Dover is a honey love of a dog - he is now neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been tested negative for heartworm and is on prevention. While he doesn't love his crate, he is learning the structure of having to use one, and is picking up housetraining more consistently as a result. Dover has never met a stranger - he loves people and animals of all types, and would be an amazing family dog or a dog for a first time owner that can commit to at least some obedience training and exercise. Dover is $400 to adopt.
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Dylan

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Dylan is one of those funny looking low rider dogs as a 3.5 year old basset hound mix. He weighs less than a basset, and has a very happy go lucky and care free demeanor. Dylan is working hard on crate and house training, and he loves treats and other dogs in addition to people of all ages. Dylan loves belly rubs and would love to join a family or household where he could be an active part of activities like walks or hikes or even just backyard bbqs. Dylan is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, is on heart worm prevention and tested negative for heartworms. Dylan would be an amazing addition and conversation piece if he is just given the chance. He is $300 to adopt.
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June

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June is a two 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. June 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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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