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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.

Leo

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Leo is a 9 month old lab mix that was rescued from an out of state shelter where he was getting overlooked simply because he was in a rural area where there was no demand. Leo is extremely outgoing, loves other dogs, would do great with kids, and is overall an A++ personality who also appears crate and house trained. Leo is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been tested negative and put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Leo is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Murray

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Murray is a 1 year old german shepherd mix that was rescued from an overcrowded shelter out of state. He has a lot of energy, and would make an excellent addition to a family or someone active who will take him hiking and do outdoor/athletic things with. Murray appears house and crate trained, and is working on general obedience (like not jumping up.) Murray is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been tested negative and put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Murray is a wonderful dog that will make someone a wonderful companion. He is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ollie

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Ollie is a 9 month old shepherd mix that was rescued from out of state where there was just no interest for a good dog like him. Ollie does really well with other dogs, would be great with kids, has a wonderful personality and would make an active person or family very happy. Ollie is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been tested negative and put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Ollie appears crate and housetrained, is working on general obedience, and just wants a chance to prove to his forever family that rescue is the best kind of breed. Ollie is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Paris

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Paris is a 3 month old black lab mix that was rescued when the owner dumped them at a local municipal shelter. She and the rest of her litter survived parvo, and are now fully healthy, completely recovered and have been given the green light for adoption by the vet in Oklahoma. Paris is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. She does great with other dogs, would be a great pet for a family with kids, and would do fine with other animals. Paris is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Delphi

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Delphi is a 3 month old black lab mix that was rescued when the owner dumped them at a local municipal shelter. She and the rest of her litter survived parvo, and are now fully healthy, completely recovered and have been given the green light for adoption by the vet in Oklahoma. Delphi is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. She does great with other dogs, would be a great pet for a family with kids, and would do fine with other animals. Delphi is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Dublin

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Dublin is a 3 month old lab (maybe boxer) mix that was rescued when the owner dumped them at a local municipal shelter. He and the rest of his litter survived parvo, and are now fully healthy, completely recovered and have been given the green light for adoption by the vet in Oklahoma. At transport we kept calling Dublin "the potato" as he just lies on his belly when there is a lot of commotion. Dublin is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Dublin does great with other dogs, would be a great pet for a family with kids, and would do fine with other animals. Dublin is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Falcore

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Say hello to Falcore! Falcore is an incredibly sweet, super-special, 8-year-old Aussie mix looking for that perfect enchanted forever home! His foster dad named this pup "Falcore" after the lucky dragon featured in Neverending Story, and when you meet this amazing canine, you’ll immediately see why. Being a double-merle aussie mix, Falcore has some very unique coloration and is much lighter than most aussie dogs you might see around Colorado. His genetics have given Falcore a mostly white coat and piercing ice-blue eyes, and like many white dogs and cats, Falcore is also mostly deaf. However, his foster dad is happy to report that this does not slow this incredibly active dog one bit! In fact, Falcore already knows several signs for down, sit, stay, come and up. This young-at-heart pup absolutely loves to go on walks and runs and will happily explore your neighborhood as your trusted sidekick! And if you are driving to the store, Falcore will be right there to make sure you arrive safely! Initially a bit cautious around men, Falcore’s foster dad reports that it only took a couple of days before Falcore was happily following him around in very typical aussie fashion, making sure that dad was safe and being watched over! His dad reports that he even guards him during showers, quietly laying in the doorway to ensure nothing interrupts! Falcore is great with other friendly dogs and has a very polite respect for dog-friendly cats (he greets his feline foster brother every morning with a nose boop). He absolutely loves meeting new friends on walks and is just about the best nighttime snuggle bug on the planet! If your household has been looking for that magical touch from a very special canine friend, Falcore might just be the perfect dog to add to your own never ending story! He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. He is $250 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Geneva

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Geneva is a 3 month old black lab mix that was rescued when the owner dumped them at a local municipal shelter. She and the rest of her litter survived parvo, and are now fully healthy, completely recovered and have been given the green light for adoption by the vet in Oklahoma. Geneva is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. She does great with other dogs, would be a great pet for a family with kids, and would do fine with other animals. Geneva is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Jill

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Hi, my name is Jill and I'm a 2.5-month-old Anatolian Mix. I'm a really sweet girl that loves being in a home and exploring my new surroundings. I'm pretty positive that I would love hiking and splashing in creeks as being outside is one of my favorite things! I love cuddling and belly rubs but still having a hard time with my leash but I'm getting there! I'm great with kids and other dogs, but I've never seen a cat before. I almost got this potty training down pat and have made it through the night! I love learning new tricks and commands and am adapting well. I have "sit" down as long as there are some treats involved! I have been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, and dewormed. I am $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

London

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London is a 3 month old silver lab mix that was rescued when the owner dumped them at a local municipal shelter. She and the rest of her litter survived parvo, and are now fully healthy, completely recovered and have been given the green light for adoption by the vet in Oklahoma. London is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. She does great with other dogs, would be a great pet for a family with kids, and would do fine with other animals. London is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lucky

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Lucky is a 3 month old shepherd mix that was rescued from out of state where he did not have much chance in a municipal shelter due to too much supply and little demand. This spunky fella likes other dogs, would be fine with cats, and would do great in an active family that has kids. Lucky is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Lucky is working on crate and house training, and is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lucy

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Lucy is a 3 month old shepherd mix that was saved from an overcrowded municipal shelter out of state. Lucy is extremely social and loves other animals, does great with kids, and would do great as a pet in an active family where she can participate and be part of the fun. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. This adorable puppy wants a forever family to call her own - could it be with you? She is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Luna

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Luna is a 3 month old shepherd mix that was saved from an overcrowded municipal shelter out of state. Luna is extremely social and loves other animals, does great with kids, and would do great as a pet in an active family where she can participate and be part of the fun. She is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. This adorable puppy wants a forever family to call her own - could it be with you? She is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Norse

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Norse is a 1 year old non-working great pyrenees that was rescued from an out of state shelter where there was just too many dogs and not enough homes. Norse is a phenomenal example of how laid back this breed can be when they aren't of the working pursusion. Norse does well with other dogs, does well with kids, and we believe would do great with animals of all types. He appears to be crate and housetrained, and overall just has the best personality. Norse is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has tested negative and been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Norse will make someone their best forever dog when the right family gives him the chance he deserves. Norse is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rome

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Rome is a 3 month old lab/shepherd mix that was rescued when the owner dumped them at a local municipal shelter. He and the rest of his litter survived parvo, and are now fully healthy, completely recovered and have been given the green light for adoption by the vet in Oklahoma. Rome is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped with registration, flea and tick treated, has been put on heartworm prevention, and is dewormed. Rome does great with other dogs, would be a great pet for a family with kids, and would do fine with other animals. Rome is $375 to adopt.
Please click here for important information about adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis.

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.