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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.

Dorothy

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Dorothy is a 1.7 year old Great Pyrenees mix that was saved from death row. She has lots of energy and thoroughly enjoys zooming around the wide open green grass. She's quick to learn commands, but needs repeated training - all very normal. Dorothy is definitely loyal and wants to please, one of her best qualities! She's good on walks and is working on being better—she likes to lunge at grasshoppers, rabbits, and squirrels.She eats good, sleeps good, loves to lay right next to you, when you move, she moves. She has made progress on learning the difference between good chew toys and not acceptable items. She would do best in a home with a yard and has already learned how to use a doggie door. She would do well in a home with another enrgetic dog so she has someone to wrestle with. She doesn't seem territorial about food or toys. She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. Dorothy 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. Dorothy is $300 to adopt.
Please click here for important adoption information.

Denali

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Denali is a 5 month old Husky that is an amazing dog. In the short time he has been in foster care, he has progressed in leaps and bounds. With the nice weather, he even started venturing out into the yard to chill in the sun. He has made friends with all three of the foster parent's dogs. Even their one dog, that doesn't like anyone or anything, actually likes him and have been playing. Denali has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. Denali 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. Denali is $400 to adopt.
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Cara

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Cara is a 3 month old Heeler mix that was saved from death row. Cara 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. Cara 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. Cara is $400 to adopt.
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Camille

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Camille is a 3 month old Heeler mix that was saved from death row. Camille 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. Camille 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. Camille is $400 to adopt.
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Clara

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Clara is a 4 month old lab mix that was saved from death row. Clara 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. Clara 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. Clara is $400 to adopt.
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Delia

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Delia is a 1 year old German Shepherd Dog that was saved from death row. Delia 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. Delia 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. Delia is $400 to adopt.
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Abe Lincoln

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Abe Lincoln is a 10 month old Maltese. He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. Abe Lincoln 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.
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Coco

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Coco is a 4 year old Australian Shepherd mix that was saved from death row. Coco 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. Coco 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. Coco is $300 to adopt.
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George Washington

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George Washington is a 3 year old Maltese. He is crate trained and potty trained. He loves walks and trying to chase squirrels and bunnies. He is actually pretty quiet on walks unless he sees another dog which he barks at. He would do well with someone that works from home. He is a sweet velcro dog, but does cry when left alone. He has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. George Washington is an amazing dog and would love to be part of a family that keep him occupied as part of daily routine.
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Callie

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Callie is a 3 month old Heeler mix 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 $400 to adopt.
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Dawn

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Dawn is an affectionate, fun-loving, and playful 3 year old German shepherd/hound mix. She's a good natured dog and a great buddy who is happy to hang out with you wherever you are. She has not run off when she's had the opportunity and likes to hang close by. Dawn is fully potty trained and knows how to use the doggie door. She is very athletic and would be best adopted by someone who is active -- running, hiking, playing ball/frisbee with her. She will need a bit of training to not pull on a leash and not jump when excited. Other than that, she's a perfect dog! She has been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, and has been dewormed. Dawn is $300 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

 

 

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