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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.

Ariel

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Ariel is a fawn, red nosed, 2 month old Pit Bull Terrier. She sleeps all night in her kennel, but is not (yet) housebroken. She gets on with everyone and everything. Extremely adventurous,so make sure there are no escape routes for her to find. Ariel is food driven and would eat the bowl if she could. She has not yet walked on a leash and actually managed to take her collar off. Getting a sturdier collar will do fine. Ariel does fine with my older dogs, and leaves cats and chickens alone. They rarely bark except when they see food!! If you want a bundle of soft, velvety, rambunctious love, this is your pup. Ariel has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. Ariel is $375 to adopt.
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Belle

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Belle is a blue, blue nosed, 2 month old Pit Bull Terrier. She is the most inquisitive of all the princesses. She gets along with absolutely everyone, and is an excited pup! She sleeps in her kennel and is learning how to let you know she has to potty. Pee pads will work very well until she gets the cues. Belle is a wild spirit, and can find her way into the smallest spaces to explore, but can easily be distracted while you're watching. She enjoys feeding time, and will eat the whole bowl, so rationing food is a must. She still needs to be trained on a collar, but is very controlled when playing without one. She is also quiet and in wonder, so will not be a loud pup! Imagine Belle (Beauty and the Beast) in a pup's body, this is her in a nutshell. Belle has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. She is $375 to adopt.
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Cinderella

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Cinderella is a fawn, red nosed, 2 month old Pit Bull Terrier. She is playful and loves to run. She’s learning how to fetch. She likes to cuddle but mostly she wants to be near her humans. She loves food and is a great sleeper. She’s fond of belly rubs and will let you hold her like a baby. When she's with her sister, she's a loving nurturing girl. Cinderella takes care of the pups around her and keeps them in check. When you go to pick her up she reaches her front paws up to you to say “hello!” She is kind, gentle, and a true princess. Cinderellal has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. She is $375 to adopt.
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Doug

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Doug is a 1 year old shepherd mix that was saved from a high kill area. He is a super friendly guy that does well with other dogs, with kids, and with other animals. Doug is working on crate and housetraining, general obedience, and walking well on a leash. Doug is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed and has been heartworm tested negative and is on preventative. Doug would do great as a family dog or as a best friend for a single person who wants to give him love. Doug is $300.
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Sadie

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Sadie is a 4-year-old Lab mix. She's an unbelievable cuddle bug and loves to snuggle on the bed, couch, floor, anywhere! She’ll “lick attack” you cuz she just wants to eat you up! She’s super floppy and puppy like for her age. Just a big lug of love! She does well on walks when she has the harness to help her from pulling; she isn’t a barker by nature. She naturally is very curious with other dogs and people and just wants to love them and say hi! She is the friendliest dog ever and instantly trusts all other dogs, women, men and children. She's fully potty trained as well! She is vaccinated, spayed, flea/tick preventative, and microchipped. Important: Sadie has a small hip dysplasia issue, and is currently on a small amount of pain meds, but is active just fine, and meds will need to be administered, however, LIBR will provide you full directions on how to continue remedying this.. Bottom line, this baby is a polite, loving, kind, cuddly, happy, and excited puppy! She'll be the forever love of your life! Sadie is $300 to adopt.
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Sampson

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Sampson is a 2.5 month old lab/shepherd mix puppy. He is a very smart little dog, he's almost house trained, I can always tell he needs to potty because his little tail is up. He's quite the character and certainly understands if you're smiling at him. Sampson will come charging at you from across the room knowing that hugs are in store. He loves his toys and loves to play tug-of-war. Sampson continues to love ice cubes as a treat so long as they're not too big. He gets along well with other dogs and although mine don't like to play as much as Sammy, he doesn't seem to mind if I'm the substitute! He's a total lover and will be a great play and snuggle buddy! Sampson has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $375 to adopt.
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Sanders

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Sanders is a 2.5 month old, lab/shepherd mix puppy. He can be the most loveable. He loves to be held, loves hugs, people, kids (although you'll have to be careful with his baby teeth and nails), dogs, birds, balls, ropes, sticks, the grass – everything! He likes to romp and wrestle and would love to have a dog brother or sister at home to play with and to keep him company. He's got the absolute sweetest eyes and is very easy to fall in love with because of his delightful and sweet temperament. He's doing awesome at potty training – we're so impressed! – and uses a pee pad if he can't make it outside. He's a great eater and sleeps pretty well at night but would love the company of another dog or his people. He will make a tremendous addition to a family looking for what we think will be the perfect dog. Sanders has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $375 to adopt.
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Santiago

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Such a sweet-natured and loveable little boy Santiago is. He is a lab/shepherd mix 2.5 month old puppy. We can tell already that he has the biggest heart, a wonderful and gentle demeanor and an excellent temperament. He loves people, kids (although you'll have to be careful with his baby teeth and nails), dogs, birds, balls, ropes, sticks, the grass… really we haven't found much of anything that he doesn't like. He's a wonderful eater, sleeps pretty well at night and loves to nap and lounge during the day – he has the best puppy yawns! – and is well on his way to being potty trained (he uses pee pads in his room). He does great on car rides in a kennel and is so friendly if you head to the park or a soccer game. He'll make an amazing family friend, we have no doubt. Santiago has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $375 to adopt.
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Sara

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Little Sara is a total love bug at 6 months old. She gets the zoomies because she's a puppy but she LOVES to cuddle. She gets along with dogs and kids. She is very enthusiastic about the cat but still respectful. She knows "sit" and is food motivated so she's a quick learner! She understands what "no" means. She would love a yard because she's super playful. She's very close to potty trained. She is crate trained and does excellent at night or if you need to leave home without her. She'll actually lay in her crate with the door open and chew a bone during downtime at home. She's such a good girl! She'd be a great companion for anyone: single, couple, family, young or older. She's just a great little dog! Sara has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. She is $375 to adopt!
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Sawyer

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Sawyer is a 3 month old puppy Shepherd/Lab Mix. His favorite times are meal times and playing fetch or pillow attack. He loves to sleep/cuddle. He also enjoys water SO much and he is a quick swimmer. We are still training his baby teething as well as his potty training, but don't worry as he is very good at his potty pads as well as holding to go outside. He is a puppy so he is cute as can be and is a champion at heart! He is going to be such a good boy wherever he lands as he is a lazy pup when wanted, as well as a rambunctious pup all other times! Squeaky toys are his favorite as well as ice cubes! If you have a sock to put on your hand he will also love that as he beats up fluffy pillows left and right. He is great with other dogs as he is the most playful pup. Oh and he LOVES to sprawl out on beds so be wary of that. This puppy checks all the boxes for a dog and doesn't mind being alone. Just watch your shoes as he is a shark in the water! Sawyer has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He $375 to adopt!
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Scooter

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Scooter's an adorable 4 month old Australian Shepherd mix; he's gonna be a big, lovable boy when he grows up. He has been learning all kinds of simple commands. Scooter needs his naps to get him over his crankiness sometimes. He's still working on his crate training and potty training. With a routine & some steady leadership, he'll know more & will be the best pup for any loving family! He's still a little bit apprehensive with new dogs, but it doesn't take him long to get acquainted and be best buds! Scooter does GREAT with cats. Scooter has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. His adoption fee is $375.
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Scout

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If you're looking for a cuddly companion, Scout is your guy! He is a 4 month old, Australian Shepherd mix. This boy is a little lovebug, but also loves adventures outside and meeting new friends. He'll make friends with every person, dog, and cat he meets. Scout loves his tummy rubs and will roll over for one when he first meets you! His favorite activities are playing with pinecones on walks, and hopping around in the grass like a kangaroo. He is also very smart and trainable. Scout would love to have a family who will cuddle with him and play with him! He would also do good in a house with other dogs or kids to play with. He is even great with cats! This little guy would be a great addition to your family and has a lot of love to give! Scout has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $375 to adopt.
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Socks

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Socks is a cute 4 month old Australian Shepherd mix; I'm sure he's gonna be a medium/big lovable pup when he grows up, but right now, he's still learning to be your little gentleman. He's really attentive to his humans, and has learned the different commands: sit, go pee, wait and all done, lets go, and no! He's a lovable boy, and so very attentive while getting trained with treats! He's still a bit apprehensive of other pups, but with some steady socialization, he warms up well! Socks would LOVE to be the new addition to your family! Socks has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $375 to adopt.
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Squirt

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Little Squirt is a 4-month-old Australian Shepherd mix adventure puppy. He is constantly exploring inside and out. He will check every corner and find every nuke and cranny in your house. He is always up for an adventure. He loves the outdoors and has lots of stamina. Just check out that Batman mask he wears. If Batman had a puppy it would look like Squirt. Little Squirt is high energy. He will play all day and all night if it was up to him. Some of Squirt's favorite things to do are: 1. Chase his Kong balls and chew his toys; 2. Wrestling with his puppy sister; 3. Going out for runs; 4. Eating! Boy can this little guy eat! After all he is a puppy so he explores and checks everything out with his nose first and then tests his findings with his mouth. This little guy is very sharp and very ATHLETIC. He would be great with someone who leads an active lifestyle since he loves to run. He is very curious and needs to be mentally stimulated. Thus he is always looking for something to do. He has the spirit of an explorer. For him everyday is a new adventure. He does very well with his basic commands of "sit", "come" and "wait" for food. Squirt would do best with someone who has a yard or someone who is very active or athletic. This little guy is no couch potato. He has a lot of drive and has the stamina of a husky when he goes out for a run! Squirt has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $375 to adopt.
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Starburst

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Meet Starburst – Queen of cuddles. Starburst is a fun loving little 4 month old puppy. She is a little snuggle bunny. Some of her favorite things are 1. Kong balls; 2. Wrestling with her little brother; 3. Sleeping; and, 4. Did we mention cuddles? Starburst is mostly potty trained. She gets along well with big dogs and she integrates herself as part of the pack. She knows basic commands like "sit", "come", "wait" for food and she is a growing girl so she likes to eat! She is a medium energy dog and although she loves to play and will never miss an opportunity to go outside her favorite spot is sleeping on the couch. She is good in the car and crate trained. She will sleep in the crate all night without making a peep but being the "Queen of Cuddles" she will also sleep in your bed if you allow it! Starburst has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. She is $375 to adopt.
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Tiana

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Tiana is a blue, blue nosed, 2 month old Pit Bull Terrier. She is incredibly sweet. She loves to be held and cuddled. She’s great with other dogs, curious but cautious. She has a wonderful appetite and sleeps well. Tiana is eager to please and has a great disposition. Tiana has been making a wish on a star that all her dreams would come true. Now, they're about to. She is determined and a searcher - inquisitive and thoughtful. She can be pensive at times, but she is playful. This pup will be very easy to train because of her intelligence, and will be an obedient friend. This puppy is one of a kind, and a true princess at that! Tiana has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. She is $375 to adopt.
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Alice

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Alice is a 2.5 month old lab mix puppy that was saved from less than ideal circumstances from out of state. Alice has been well socialized with other dogs, is able to be taught proper etiquette with cats, loves kids, and just wants to be part of an active household. Alice is neutered, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is microchipped with registration. Alice would be an amazing addition to any family that will include her in everyday activities. She is $375 to adopt.
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Arnie

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Arnie is a ten-year-old German Shepherd dog patiently waiting for a home that will give him the golden years he deserves. Arnie came to us from a local municipal shelter, where he was surrendered when his elderly owner moved into a long-term care facility. It is clear that Arnie spent his entire life deeply devoted to his people, and seeks nothing more than a pair of feet at which to spend the remainder of his days. We have been working with Arnie on rebuilding lost muscle tone and he has made some great progress in building strength and mobility, though hip dysplasia and joint degeneration is something his new family will need to continue to monitor. He is on long-term medication for pain management for this condition. Arnie is housebroken and crate-trained, though he suffers from expected separation anxiety after losing the only home he has ever known, and one in which he had a constant companion. At ten, while he is feeling anxious in his current situation, his energy level is not extreme and he doesn't need hikes or strenuous exercise, just a romp in the backyard and a walk around the block. We would love to place Arnie in a quiet retirement home with someone that can be home with him frequently; he is a lovely and loyal dog that deserves the very best. While Arnie generally tolerates other similar-sized dogs just fine after an appropriate introduction period, he should not go to a home with cats. Arnie is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and has been wormed, flea/tick treated and is microchipped with registration. His adoption fee is $200.
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Arthur

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Arthur is a 2.5 month old Great Pyrenees mix. He is a cuddler and loves to sleep with his foster. Arthur likes to take walks and will sit for a treat. He's working on his treat skills and learning to be a gentle taker. Arthur is a hungry little guy and he's working on being patient and slowing down. A bowl for fast eaters would be good for him. He still needs potty training, he's not quite there yet. He does need to go out during the night. He LOVES being with his brother, so he may show some loneliness in the beginning. Arthur will eat whatever he finds outside - grass, sticks, etc. He has also been a digger. He's all puppy, but he's delightful. If Arthur seems like a match for your family, he's $375 to adopt.
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Cindy

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Cindy is a 2.5 month old lab mix puppy that was saved from less than ideal circumstances from out of state. Cindy has been well socialized with other dogs, is able to be taught proper etiquette with cats, loves kids, and just wants to be part of an active household. Cindy is spayed, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is microchipped with registration. Cindy would be an amazing addition to any family that will include her in everyday activities. She is $375 to adopt.
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Daffodil

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Daffodil is a 2.5-month-old shepherd/retriever that was saved from a rural area where the chances of successful adoption was nearly non-existent. Daffodil is spayed, vaccinated, flea and tick treated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, and is on heart worm preventative. Daffodil is working on house and crate training, general obedience, but naturally loves everyone including dogs, cats and people of all ages. Daffodil is an absolute doll that cannot wait to make some family complete. She is $375 to adopt.
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Dali

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Dali is a 2 month old boston terrier (possible labrador/border collie mix) puppy that was rescued from a high kill area in a rural county. This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Dali is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Dali would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Dali is $375 to adopt.
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Dallas

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Dallas is a 2.5-month-old shepherd/retriever that was saved from a rural area where the chances of successful adoption was nearly non-existent. Dallas is neutered, vaccinated, flea and tick treated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, and is on heartworm preventative. Dallas is working on house and crate training, general obedience, but naturally loves everyone including dogs, cats and people of all ages. Dallas is an absolute doll that cannot wait to make some family complete. He is $375 to adopt.
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Dalton

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Dalton is a 7 month old purebred german shepherd that was saved from a rural shelter where he was facing an uncertain future. Dalton is going to be a BIG guy as he is already pushing 75lbs and has not grown into his ankles. Dalton loves other dogs that will play with him, loves kids that are not intimidated by his size, and it's unknown how he would deal with cats. Dalton knows some general obedience, appears housetrained, and would make an excellent companion with a family or person that would make him an active participant in the household. Dalton loves to play and would make a family just a little bigger and a heck of a lot more complete with his adoption. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, heartworm tested negative and on preventative, has been treated for fleas and ticks and has been dewormed. Dalton is $375 to adopt.
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Daly

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Daly is a 5 year old purebred black lab that is looking for his new forever, after winding up as a stray in a rural area where he didn't have very good chances at adoption. Daly is a gorgeous dog with a stunning personality who likes other dogs, loves kids, and seems to do okay with other animals. Daly is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, is heartworm tested negative and on preventive, and has been treated for fleas and worms. Daly is the kind of dog that would do best with a family that made him an active participant, or a single person who wanted a BF that they could take hiking etc. Daly appears housetrained and knows some general obedience. He is $300 to adopt.
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Danny

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Danny is a 2-month-old shepherd mix that was saved from a high kill area. He is a super friendly guy that does well with other dogs, with kids, and with other animals. Danny is working on crate and housetraining, general obedience, and walking well on a leash. Danny is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed and has been heartworm tested negative and is on preventative. Danny would do great as a family dog or as a best friend for a single person who wants to give him love. Danny is $375.
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Darby

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Darby is a two month old, black and white, female, Lab/Boston mix. She is a cuddlebug, very mellow. She has somewhat longer hair and seems to have less lab in her, also quite a bit smaller. She rarely barks. Darby does fine in the crate with her brother. Cute as a bug. Pays no attention to her foster's chickens and sometimes she's found in the coop with the 6 hens, not bothering them in the least. When Darby is out and about during the day, she will go outside to do her business, but otherwise not house trained yet. At night they come out of the crate and go on the newspaper I have put in there to prevent them getting all messy. Darby has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. $375 to adopt.
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Darcy

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Darcy is a 7 month old boston terrier/chihuahua mix that was saved from a high kill area and brought to Denver to find her better forever. Darcy loves to snuggle under the covers, is working on housetraining, is crate trained, and while she is tiny, she has a lot of love to give. Darcy is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and has been tested negative for heartworm and is on preventative. Darcy is a small girl who would do great in a condo or apartment where she can spend her nights tucked in on your lap. Darcy is $375 to adopt.
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Davey

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Davey is a 2 month old boston terrier (possible labrador/border collie mix) puppy that was rescued from a high kill area in a rural county. This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Davey is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Davey would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Davey is $375 to adopt.
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Dawn

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Dawn is a 4 month old mastiff mix that was rescued from a rural area where she was facing an uncertain future. She is a very sweet pup that takes a little bit of time to warm up when she first meets people (she wasn't treated very well before this) but once she does she is all puppy kisses and loves. Dawn does great with other animals, with kids, and with people of all ages. Dawn is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is on heartworm preventative, Dawn is a great all around pup that will be on the larger size, and would make an amazing pet for any type of family. She is $375 to adopt.
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Debbie

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Debbie is a 2 month old boston terrier (possible labrador/border collie mix) puppy that was rescued from a high kill area in a rural county. This puppy has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Debbie is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Debbie would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Debbie is $375 to adopt.
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Denali

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Denali is a 2 month old boston terrier (possible labrador/border collie mix) puppy that was rescued from a high kill area in a rural county. This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Denali is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Denali would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Denali is $375 to adopt.
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Denver

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Denver, is a two month old, white, male, Lab/Boston mix. He is a little feisty one. He will try to play with his big dog foster sibling. They do not always take kindly to that, but he does not give up and usually wins. He's almost completely white with a few small black spots. Denver has short hair. He's very playful, does not really pay much attention to the cats, but is intrigued by his foster's chickens and barks at them when they "sing" their egg-song. Loves to chew on sticks he finds and carries anything of interest to the crate. He does fine at night. He sleeps with the crate open and he is quiet all night. Denver has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. $375 to adopt.
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Devin

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Devin is a 2 month old boston terrier (possible labrador/border collie mix) puppy that was rescued from a high kill area in a rural county. This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Devin is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Devin would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Devin is $375 to adopt.
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Diana

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Diana is a 2.5 month old boxer/pointer mix. She came from a rural shelter from out of state where the chances of a successful adoption were pretty slim. Diana is spayed, vaccinated fully for age, microchipped with registration, and has had preventative for parasites. This puppy is well rounded, outgoing, working on crate and house training, but does great with other animals and kids. He/she is $375 to adopt.
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Dinah

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Dinah is a 2 month old boston terrier (possible labrador/border collie mix) puppy that was rescued from a high kill area in a rural county. This puppy has been spayed, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Dinah is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Dinah would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Dinah is $375 to adopt.
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Eddie

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Eddie is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Eddie is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been neutered vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Eddie would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Eddie is $375 to adopt.
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Ellie

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Ellie is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Ellie is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been spayed vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Ellie would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Ellie is $375 to adopt.
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Elvis

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Elvis is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Elvis is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been neutered vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Elvis would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Elvis is $375 to adopt.
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Ember

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Ember is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Ember is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been spayed vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Ember would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Ember is $375 to adopt.
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Emma

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Emma is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Emma is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been spayed vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Emma would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Emma is $375 to adopt.
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Emmitt

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Emmitt is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Emmitt is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been neutered vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Emmitt would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Emmitt is $375 to adopt.
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Eva

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Eva is a 3 month old corgi/heeler mix puppy that was saved from a rural area where adoption success is very low. Eva is as sweet as can be and is extremely well socialized with kids, dogs and other animals. This puppy has been spayed vaccinated, microchipped with registration, dewormed, flea and tick treated, and is on heartworm preventative. Eva would be an amazing small to medium sized adult dog that will certainly make a family feel complete. Eva is $375 to adopt.
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Grant

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Grant is a Great Pyrenees mix who is already showing the independent spirit of the Pyr, as well as the potential for size. He is going to be big and would do best in a home with playmates and room to grow. He is a brave, curious young pup that loves to play. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes and can hold his own in a puppy pile. He is working on potty training and is learning good manners like sit, down and come. He will be an incredible addition to your family, a classic mountain dog, with confidence like no other! This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. $375 to adopt.
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Greg

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Greg is a 2.5 month old lab mix puppy that was saved from less than ideal circumstances from out of state. Greg has been well socialized with other dogs, is able to be taught proper etiquette with cats, loves kids, and just wants to be part of an active household. Greg is neutered, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is microchipped with registration. Greg would be an amazing addition to any family that will include him in everyday activities. He is $375 to adopt.
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Harrison

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Hello! My name is Harrison, a 2.5 month old Great Pyrenees Mix and I am so excited to be a part of a wonderful family. I am doing really well with my foster family. I am housebroken and have learned to ring a bell when I need to go out. Most nights I sleep all night in my crate and, if I do need to go out, I cry. Then I go out, do my business and come right in and go back to sleep. I am a soft, fluffy boy. I'm a bit more tentative and independent than my brother Reagan. I love small squeak toys. I like to get a good belly rub and a scratch behind the ears. Once you have earned my trust, I am likely to crawl into your lap as long as you don't hold me too tight. I took my first leash walk outside the yard today and I have to say, I did resist it and my foster dad had to really encourage me. But we are going to do it every day and my foster mom says I will be an expert in no time! I am a smart and calm boy. I have learned to sit and am very patient while waiting for my treat. I am a sweet boy and I would love to be a part of your family. It is $375 to adopt me.
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Jackson

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Jackson is a 2.5 month old Great Pyrenees mix. He's very sweet and very playful. Jackson is one for walks. He's working on how to receive treats gently. Jackson is like his brother as he is a hungry boy and he's working on being patient and slowing down. It would be good for him to have a bowl designed to slow down fast eaters. He still needs potty training, he's not quite there yet. He does need to go out during the night. Jackson sticks with his brother like glue, so he may show some loneliness in the beginning. Jackson isn't picky when it comes to eating what he finds outside. He does dig. He's all puppy, but a treasure. If Jackson sounds like a fit for your family, he's $375 to adopt.
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Jan

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Jan is a 2.5 month old lab mix puppy that was saved from less than ideal circumstances from out of state. Jan has been well socialized with other dogs, is able to be taught proper etiquette with cats, loves kids, and just wants to be part of an active household. Jan is spayed, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is microchipped with registration. Jan would be an amazing addition to any family that will include her in everyday activities. She is $375 to adopt.
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Kennedy

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Kennedy is a 2.5 month Great Pyrenees mix. He is an energetic, fun loving pup who wants nothing more than to play with her friends. Her lively and witty personality is as charming as it is entertaining. She'll play with almost any toy, seeing that this adorable puppy's favorite thing is to frisk around with a smile. Behind her animated outside, Kennedy is what you might call an Einstein of dogs. She's able to figure any potty training or rules in a matter of days, making it easier on the owners part. This fearless, bright star of a dog brings joy to anyone who meets her, and is the perfect family dog. Kennedy is $375 to adopt.
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Lacey

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Lacey is a beautiful, affectionate three year-old yellow Lab. She loves frequent walks and playing fetch in the backyard. Lacey is a very social dog and loves to spend lots of time with her humans! She would do best with a family who can give her a lot of love and play time. She warms up quickly to new people and animals. She is great with kids, cats, and other dogs. She would love to join a family with other pets! There is a lot of Lacey to love. Though she is carrying a few extra pounds she is making great progress with a combination of walks, play time, and diet food. Lacey can't wait to find a kind, loving forever home! Lacey is $300 to adopt.
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Marcia

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Marcia is a 2.5 month old lab mix puppy that was saved from less than ideal circumstances from out of state. Marcia has been well socialized with other dogs, is able to be taught proper etiquette with cats, loves kids, and just wants to be part of an active household. Marcia is spayed, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, and is microchipped with registration. Marcia would be an amazing addition to any family that will include her in everyday activities. She is $375 to adopt.
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Monroe

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Monroe is a 2.5 month Great Pyrenees mix. He is a calm, collected dog who's favorite thing is to cuddle up with her owner and have some snuggles. She'll never leave your side, and will always make sure you're in a good mood. This little pup has a big ambition to chew on a fun toy, and will settle down easily when she's having some ‘me time'. Monroe is loyal, delightful and loving to anyone she crosses paths with. An excellent companion to anyone who loves puppy kisses! Monroe is $375 to adopt.
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Nash

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Nash is a sweet, goofy lab/greyhound mix with a desire to please and be affectionate. He loves couch sharing and snuggling. Sleeping on the bed nestled next to his person makes him have wonderful doggy dreams. Nash has learned to "sit" while having his leash attached and "wait" before crossing streets, but he's still working on "come". He's house trained, but still working on leash training (but he's getting better). He loves long walks and takes about 4 a day. This guy is a true lover, very calm, and understanding. He will make an amazing, smart companion. Nash is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and has been wormed, flea/tick treated and is microchipped with registration. His adoption fee is $300.
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Neil

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Neil is a male Border Collie, 4 months old, 14 pounds. This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Neil is working on crate and house training, general obedience, but gets along famously with kids, dogs and other animals. Neil would LOVE to be a part of an active household where the dog is part of the family every single day. Neil is $375 to adopt.
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Newman

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This guy is incredibly special. Newman (or as we call him, Scooby-Doo) is a Mastiff Mix, and came from a transport as playful and loving as can be, but with apprehension about other pups. One on one, he would sit next to us at the Care Center and rest his head on our laps. He's a cuddle seeker, and a gentle giant. It turns out that he needed some tender loving care from a professional to introduce him into our world. So, after some expert obedience training, he's at the perfect stage to bring home to almost any family. He's a big guy, around 200lbs. We also recommend that although he is fully house and crate trained, that he be welcomed into a home without other animals. He's the perfect "only child" addition. Instead of crate trained, he would love to be your shadow. We will provide any additional information from his current foster upon submittal of an application. This guy is just gorgeous, and such a wonderful personality. Newman is neutered, current on vaccinations, and is $300 to adopt.
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Niles

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This face is impossible to not love! His whiskers are not the only plus to this pup. Niles is a 4 month old Doodle/Dane mix and he seems to have inherited the best of both sides. Niles gets along great with kids, other dogs and cats. He is loyal and just wants to impress, his intelligence is matched only by his goofy personality and his sweet demeanor. Niles is happy to go for walks, play outside or find a comfy spot to occupy his day. Niles is crate trained and 99% potty trained. With consistent opportunities Niles will not have accidents. Niles knows sit and is extremely intelligent and picking up more commands at a lightning pace. Niles is neutered, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, microchipped, and is $375 to adopt. Give this big goofy pup some love and he will be yours forever!
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Nora

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Seeking kisses? Nora is your pup, she is a 4 month old Doodle/Dane mix but don't let her breed size make you hit the back button she is only big in personality. Nora loves kids, and gets along great with other dogs and cats. She has the puppy energy at the right times and will fill your house with joy and be ready to snuggle up and watch a movie with you when you are ready. Nora is crate trained and sleeping through the night and doing well with potty training. With consistency and positive reinforcement will be ready to be declared fully potty trained very soon! She knows sit and is very intelligent, she learns quickly and on top of that has the best personality! Niles knows sit and is extremely intelligent and picking up more commands at a lightning pace. Nora is spayed, vaccinated for age, flea and tick treated, dewormed, microchipped, and is $375 to adopt. Put your application in soon this sweet pup won't be around for long.
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North

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North is a 1 1/2 year-old Lab and is a 3 footed delightful, playful lab with so much love to give. North has a curious and playful energy and spirit! He loves to please his caretakers and listens so well when he steps a little too far in his excitement. He is great with other dogs. Completely house trained. He moves his amputated limb quite a lot and is able to use it sometimes to hoist himself up. Does just fine with 3-4 steps. He is a healthy eater and, though he'd love some of what you are eating, heeds a clear no. He sleeps well at night. He has big sweet eyes that can easily melt your heart. Very readily made himself comfortable in our home and is sure to do so in his next and final home. What a love! This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. He is $300 to adopt.
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Reagan

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Hi! My name is Reagan, a 2.5 month old Great Pyrenees Mix, and I am doing really well with my foster family. I am housebroken and have learned to ring a bell when I need to go out. Most nights I sleep all night in my crate and, if I do need to go out, I cry. Then I go out, do my business and come right in and go back to sleep. I like to play toy tug with my foster sister, a mini Aussie, and we get along very well. Squeak toys are fun! I love snuggling with my human fosters and like their attention. I'm going to be a loyal boy. My foster mom tells me I have the cutest eyelashes, which you really can't see in this picture. I took my first leash walk outside the yard today and did very well. I was very curious about all the new things. I have learned to sit, although I'm still fidgety when it comes to waiting for my treat. The only child I have been around is an 8 year old boy, and he and I played chase and fetch. I am a sweet boy and I would love to be a part of your family! My fee is $375.
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Sparky

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Sparky is a 2 month old Jack Russell/Heeler Mix. He should probably be called Bean because he jumps up and down like a little jumping bean, he absolutely adores toys of all kinds and I taught him in one afternoon how to play tug-of-war, the only problem with that is now he steals everything like socks and then wants to play tug-of-war with them LOL. I've got him almost housetrained, you just have to be vigilant and pay attention to him because he'll let you know that he has to go but you might mistake it for him just wanting to play, he's a precious little tiny lapdog who loves nothing but to lay his head on your stomach or your shoulder from the back of the couch. He will make somebody a great dog, he gets along well with my two other dogs but Sparky definitely needs a coat on cold winter days. This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. Sparky is $375 to adopt.
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Truman

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Truman is a Great Pyrenees mix who is already showing the independent spirit of the Pyr, as well as the potential for size. He is going to be big and would do best in a home with playmates and room to grow. He is a brave, curious young pup that loves to play. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes and can hold his own in a puppy pile. He is working on potty training and is learning good manners like sit, down and come. He will be an incredible addition to your family, a classic mountain dog, with confidence like no other! This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. $375 to adopt.
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Wilson

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Wilson is a Great Pyrenees mix who is already showing the independent spirit of the Pyr, as well as the potential for size. He is going to be big and would do best in a home with playmates and room to grow. He is a brave, curious young pup that loves to play. He gets along well with dogs of all sizes and can hold his own in a puppy pile. He is working on potty training and is learning good manners like sit, down and come. He will be an incredible addition to your family, a classic mountain dog, with confidence like no other! This puppy has been neutered, is vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, dewormed, has been put on a heartworm preventative. $375 to adopt.
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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

NOTE:

All of our dogs are currently with fosters who have the first right to adopt. We have been receiving a large number of applications to review and are making our way through the backlog as quickly as we can. We will inform you once we have made our determination. We aim to finalize all adoptions during various Saturdays throughout the month. Please understand with the current COVID outbreak and the various standards being suggested and mandated to us from the State and the Federal Governments, we are working to create an adoption situation that is safe for the adopters as well as the volunteers and leads who will be completing any paperwork.

We appreciate your patience.

UNALTERED ANIMALS:

During this current time of crisis, Governor Polis has declared that spay and neuter procedures are elective, and until the ban on that is lifted, any animals that are not currently fixed can be fostered for adoption to be completed once the surgery is performed. This means if you put in an application and it is approved you may take possession of the animal, but the legal agreement that will transfer ownership will not happen until the surgery has been completed. We have a 100% spay/neuter before adoption policy, and although this delay may complicate things briefly, adoptions will return to normal for these animals not fixed once the ban is lifted. Thank you for understanding these are complicated times and we will do our best to accommodate all parties while adhering to our internal policies.