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Note: If you are interested in adopting a lab you must first submit an Adoption Application to Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue. We can not guarantee that the dog that you are interested in will still be available after your application has been reviewed and processed.  However, we rescue more great dogs every week, and we update our web site daily!

 

 Cee Bee

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Age

5 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

70 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes!

Cats

No! They are too much fun to chase.

Children

Older children are okay.

Leash

Yes!

Personality

Hi my name is CeeBee. I grew up in Houston, Texas as a stray and feel very lucky I came to Colorado (I experienced snow for the first time and love it!). I’m happiest playing with tennis balls and stuffed animals, going on walks, and playing with my foster sister Sadie. When I am really excited I love to do zoomies around the house! I love my foster sister, Sadie, because she will play rough with me and doesn't get mad when I play rough back. Being very active and willing to play with me every day is a must. I also love treats, belly rubs, and cuddling. Sometimes I think I am a lap dog. Be prepared for me to sit on your lap and give you kisses! I do get a little anxious and nervous in new places and around new people and dogs, so, I need someone who is patient and understands me (my foster parents can let you in on what works best for me in new situations! It’s as simple as a squeaky ball or treat). I am a very happy dog and I look forward to meeting someone who will be my best friend.

Story

Cee Bee is a stray from Houston, Texas

Thanks

to AJ and Jen for being great fosters to Cee Bee!!

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 Bartholomew

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Age

1 year

Breed

Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

50 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes, however, he needs love, guidance, and supervision when around smaller dogs. Bart is very playful and still learning social cues, his size, and his strength. Bart does well with dogs equal in size or larger.

Cats

No, Bart likes to chase cats and wouldn't be the best pal for a cat.

Children

No young children, please.

Leash

Working on leash manners. Bart is working on not pulling on the leash.

Personality

Hello! My name is Bart! I am looking for my perfect furr-ever home! If you’re looking for a fun-loving pup that has energy to spare, I might be the dog for you. I am a fun, playful, loving one year black lab mix. Upon first meeting me I am shy. But given time to adjust to new people and a new home, I will show my fun, playful, loving side. I need an owner that can help me with my confidence in meeting new people and new situations; and understands it might take me a few days to become comfortable in a new home and environment. I am a fanatic about belly rubs, cuddling, car rides, hiking, swimming and laying in streams, and meeting other dogs. I walk with a limp but it doesn’t slow me down-- I love my early morning walks and regular hikes. My foster parents can fill anyone in on the reason behind the limp but I want everyone to know I still love life and all the adventures it holds. I would do best in a home as the only dog or with dog’s my size or larger. If I’m with other dogs, I prefer another dog that is active and has a ton of energy to wrestle. I’m really excited to meet you!

Story

Bart is a rescue from Rogers, Arkansas.

Thanks

to Jen and AJ for being great fosters to Bart!!

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 Brooks

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Age

1.5 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Tall and skinny

House Trained

Yes!

Other Dogs

Would do well with other dogs that are younger and he can play with.

Cats

TBD

Children

Would do best with older children as he has a lot of energy and needs someone who is old enough to keep up with his training.

Leash

Pretty good.

Personality

Hi there, my name is Brooks! I’m a 2 year old Lab/Greyhound mix and am looking for my perfect forever home! If you’re looking for a fun-loving pup that has lots of energy to spare, I might be the one. I’ve just completed a board and train with my trainer to learn how to be a more balanced dog and so far, I kinda like this being balanced thing! I love to play with other dogs and when you see me get the zoomies, you’ll know I’ve got some greyhound in me! I know Sit, Shake, Down, Place, and Come. I have a silly personality and my trainer lady calls me a goofball a lot—and when you get to know me, I’ll show you my super cute smile! Because of my energy level, I’d be best in a home without young kids and I do need an owner that can help me with my confidence in meeting new people and new situations. But, my nice trainer lady is ready and willing to teach you everything you need to know to help us bond the right way! I even come with 3 free training sessions! If you think we could be a match, you can apply to meet me! My trainer lady says we might need to meet a couple times just to make sure we’re comfortable together before I come home.

Story

Brooks is originally from Joplin.  Brooks has spent a lot of his young life in a cage and came to RMLR with very little confidence. He's done really well with his training and is ready for his forever home!

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Brooks!!

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 Tiny

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Age

9 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

40-45lbs, won't get too big

House Trained

Yes!

Other Dogs

Tiny LOVES other dogs. Her favorite games are regular puppy games - running, chasing, rough-housing, and all of that fun stuff. She'd really love to be in a house with another playful dog. She's respectful of older dogs who don't want to play, so would also do well in a house with an older and a younger dog.

Cats

TBD

Children

Tiny loves everyone so she'd do great with kids. However, she is very excited and may jump on a little kid and scare them. She also likes to play rough and is still working on not play biting - so she would probably do fine with anyone 6+.

Leash

Tiny isn't so great on the leash yet. She's so excited about everything that's happening around her that it's hard to keep her calm. For a little dog she can pull pretty hard! She wears a head halter to walk, but isn't the biggest fan of it.

Personality

Tiny is on the smaller side and probably won't get too big (but who knows) - maybe 45-55lbs max, if that. She REALLY likes to play and will drag every single toy out every day. She can entertain herself quite well, but if she gets bored she tends to get herself into trouble! Tiny likes to run after a ball if you throw it for her, and she might even bring it back sometimes! She plays fetch better inside the house than outside, as there are more distractions outside. Tiny is still very energetic and puppy-like. She's got lots of energy and needs an active person and dog who can entertain her. She does settle down for naps once she's done playing. She has gotten used to what is a dog toy and what's not a dog toy and she's been better about playing with toys. She will still steal shoes, clothes, hats, and plant leaves if given the opportunity (after all, she's a puppy!). We just pick everything up and keep closet doors shut and that solves the problem of Tiny stealing things she shouldn't! Tiny is crate trained and does fine with her crate. She has also learned to sleep on the bed at night and makes it all the way through the night without having to go potty. Tiny's newest toy is a dog tunnel. She likes it because she can walk through it, sleep in it, and chew on it (she literally puts everything in her mouth!).

Story

Tiny is a stray from Arkansas

Thanks

to Jo & Paul for being great fosters to Tiny!!

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 Layla

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Age

2 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Layla came to RMLR at a whopping 93.6lbs. She is probably down to about 70lbs and is working on gaining muscle.

House Trained

Yes. Layla has been working on house training and her accidents are extremely infrequent (once in the past 5 weeks). She is crate trained, but no longer needs the crate. When I am home she will let me know when she needs to go out.

Other Dogs

Yes. She is respectful of all dogs and will engage in play or leave them alone. Has no regard for the neighbor dogs on the other side of the fence that bark 100% of the time.

Cats

Yes. Layla is super respectful of the kitties. She just wants to lick them.

Children

Yes, but she jumps when she is excited so smaller children might be a concern; she would need to be monitored very closely until her jumping is corrected. She has been walked by children without concern. No concerns of aggression.

Leash

Layla used to pull constantly. She is doing much better at heeling and not trying to get into every car in the parking lot (she loves the car!). She still needs a little reinforcement but she has been doing great. When on a run or a hike she does not pull.

Personality

Layla is wonderful! Everyone that meets her is compelled to pet her and falls in love with her instantly. She is a happy goofy girl; your typical lab. She loves playing fetch and even learned how to go to the top of the stairs and drop the ball down to play fetch with herself. She doesn’t have much interest in playing with other dogs, but will chase them to engage in a good game of tug. Layla was very rambunctious when she first got to RMLR. She didn't know any commands except shake. With a lot of hard work, Layla knows a ton of commands and she no longer tries to run out the front door when it is opened. She sits and waits patiently, even when I walk out the door and leave it open, and when being fed. Despite her lack of training, she doesn’t bark, and never chews on anything that isn’t hers. She is a very good girl and with a little more training she will be amazing! She is very receptive and learns quickly! Layla was never given the attention she needed and will thrive in an environment with direction and structure where she can run, play, and hike. She was fairly weak from inactivity at first, but now she will run at least 3 miles, hike for a few hours, and play at the dog park for 1+ hours. Layla is a super sweet pup who occasionally thinks she is a lap dog and really wants someone to love and spoil her as much as I do!

Story

Layla was a local surrender due to her continual allergies, scratching, and fur loss. Her previous owners tried multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids, which provided only temporary relief from the allergies while causing long term damage to her immune system. Layla really needed a complete reboot of her system. After Layla was given her Heartworm Preventative she started to pull her fur out, so we believe that the HW medication is what caused this. When this happened Layla got a holistic allergy test done and out of over 100 things, she tested for allergies on 29 of them (these are actually intolerances and some may resolve over time, once her immune system is stronger). We were able to find her a food that did not contain any of her allergens (available at many local pet supply stores), and she will likely need to be on specific food for the remainder of her life. Her immune system was damaged by vaccines and we have been working on getting it back to a normal state. She has been doing bioresonance treatments, has been to the chiropractor, and has been taking supplements to correct the damage. She is doing much better and, despite some still missing fur, is finally at a really great place. She requires some extra care when it comes to her diet, and she gets a bath a few times a week, but other than that she is just a fun happy pup who needs a home with someone who will provide her the love, care, and training that she needs to be the best Layla she can be.

Thanks

to Laken, Sophia, and Kitty for being great fosters to Layla!!

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 Luke

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Age

6 years

Breed

Black Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Luke is a large dog, but he only weighs about 60 pounds right now. Expect his ideal weight around 80 lbs. He has a beautiful coat with interesting white markings on his chest, snout and paws.

House Trained

Yes, Luke is house trained.

Other Dogs

Luke needs time to adjust and get comfortable with new dogs. Still learning his manners!

Cats

Not sure yet – will update ASAP.

Children

Luke is good with kids – he has a very easy-going personality. He is usually timid around with new people.

Leash

Luke needs some leash training, but she is generally cooperative during walks in the park/neighborhood.

Personality

Luke is a friendly and playful lab with lots of love to give! He has a very unique look which makes him appear to be much older. Luke loves to be petted and he will remind you when the attention is not sufficient! He is quiet around the house, only barking at the occasional visitor to the front door. Luke loves getting outdoors and exploring his territory. He doesn’t like going into the crate, but is slowly adjusting to it when I’m away. Overall, Luke is a fantastic dog who needs a fun and energetic family to care for him!

Story

Luke is a rescue from Houston, Texas.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Luke!!

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 Cowboy

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Age

5 years

Breed

Black Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium - 58 lb - needs to gain a few pounds

House Trained

Mostly - had a couple accidents on the first day.

Other Dogs

We haven't encountered any other dogs yet. He seemed to do just fine with the other dog on his transport.

Cats

TBD

Children

There are no children in Cowboys foster home. I would assume that he would be just fine with kids above 7.

Leash

Does very good on the leash.

Personality

Cowboy is a fun loving boy that just enjoys hanging with his people. He is somewhat shy and timid in new situations but with some encouragement seems to acclimate pretty quickly. He LOVES tennis balls. He is very food motivated (no food aggression). He does okay in the crate when we are gone and sleeps all night on his dog bed in my room. This guy is very loving and just needs some special attention for a little while to give him a second chance at life.

Story

We don't know much about Cowboy other than he comes from Houston, TX. He has tested positive for heart worm and and just begun his treatment plan. He will need to be kept fairly quiet (little to no exercise) during his treatment. Cowboy will be a great addition to any family that can give him love and patience and much support during this unfortunate journey.

Thanks

to Beth and Kristen for being great fosters to Cowboy!!

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 Aggie

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Age

7 isn years- intake vet said 7-9 but doesn't act like it!

Breed

Chocolate Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes- in February

Size

50 ish pounds - she is a very petite lab and will be around mid 50’s when she gets to a healthy weight.

House Trained

Yes – she will sometimes go and stand near the back door when she needs to go out or she will run around the house.

Other Dogs

Yes, however, she has taken about 3 weeks to get comfortable with her 2 foster brothers and she is unsure how to play with them and needs some human guidance.

Cats

TBD

Children

Yes - She is fostered in a house with a 10-year-old and does well with him, but she has a happy tail that hurts, so would recommend that kids be older than 5-8 yrs old.

Leash

She does well on a leash - doesn’t pull you over, but will just need a little repetition as she has a variable speed when walking. The one time she will pull is when a rabbit is moving near.

Personality

Aggie can be little timid when you first meet her, but once she is comfortable around you, she doesn’t show that when meeting new people and has shown she loves meeting new people. Aggie is a quick study when it comes to commands. She came in with very little in her repertoire, but has blossomed. She even knows how to sit up and beg and she is very cute when she does this. She is also very gentle when taking treats. She is a dog that loves to be near her humans. She has a fun, playful personality, but is also happy to chill and lounge at your feet. She would love nothing better than to cuddle on the couch or bed with you as well, if you let her. She does a very good job of convincing you that you should let her. She may also need a some patience. She has a little separation anxiety that we are helping her work through and her training is going well. The time she can be left at home is steadily increasing. She will need a place where everyone is willing to continue the training and have alternate places where she can hang out so she doesn’t have to be left alone for very long, if necessary, until she works through this. In the little time we have been working with her, she has shown improvement. She is still trying to figure out how to play with her foster brothers. She really wants to play, but still learning how.

Story

Aggie hails from Missouri. She is exemplifies the happy lab and would love nothing better than to have a forever home where she could romp and play.

Thanks

to the Connors for being great fosters to Aggie!!!

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 Denver

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Age

7 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

55 lbs, tall and slender

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Denver needs a home with one or more calm, friendly, well-adjusted dogs who will allow him to join the pack. This seems to reassure him. He does well with calm dogs but also sometimes enjoys playing chase. He blended in seamlessly with the male and female dogs in his foster home; no dominance issues whatsoever. He does well at the dog park.

Cats

He has seen one from a distance and showed no interest. Rabbits have run across his path and he has not chased them

Children

He is very gentle and sweet. He does best in a relatively calm environment. He's more of a reserved companion than a playmate.

Leash

He LOVES walks, but pulls a bit and is a little stubborn.

Personality

Denver is a sweet, gentle, sensitive dog. He was timid at first, but as the weeks go by his happy, sociable nature is emerging...although he still tends to be reserved. He'll be happiest in a quiet neighborhood with calm, patient people who will be understanding as he builds up his confidence and trust. He seems to need one or more other dogs to help him feel more comfortable. He hides in his crate during stormy weather. He runs and barks at the door when he thinks he hears something, so he's not a good candidate for apartments or condos. Denver is easy and sweet to have around: no jumping on you, no counter-surfing, no getting in the trash, no chewing on anything inappropriate, no accidents in the house, and he can be given free roam in the house. He knows Sit and Shake, and is quickly learning to Sit & Wait for his food bowl. He has gradually become much less shy, and now hangs out with the family and comes to us for petting. It is very rewarding to watch him relax bit by bit. Denver has a dry eye condition so he gets eye drops twice a day. He cooperates well with this. He has a prescription for a generic anti-anxiety medication that is really helping him cope with stormy weather and with all the transitions he's recently experienced. We don't know how long he'll need the medication, but it costs only about $18-24/month, maybe less if you shop around. He's healthy, up to date on all vaccines, and loves to run when he gets a safe (fenced) opportunity. Because he's sound sensitive, we do not recommend him to be off-leash in an unfenced environment until he's well-trained and you know him well. At the same time, he may have future off-leash potential because he seems to want to be near you more than he wants to chase anything.

Story

Denver came to RMLR from Oklahoma. He was suddenly separated from the only owner he ever knew when he/she was placed in a nursing home. He seemed very sad and stressed when he came to his first foster home, but is gradually coming out of his shell and revealing his more confident, happy personality. Hopefully this sweet guy will soon have a forever family to love.

Thanks

to Joanna and Maris for being great fosters to Denver!!

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 Elway

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Age

2-3 years

Breed

Chocolate Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

65-70 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Not sure yet. He gets along great with my dog, no problem when I first brought him to my house. He still gets along with my dog, they are buds. He has been aggressive towards other dogs that come over to my house or other dogs while I walk him on a a leash. He is just being protective over me. He does not do this when I am not around. We are going to get him some training.

Cats

Yes, does fine with our cat.

Children

Wonderful with kids and people.

Leash

Needs some training, pulls.

Personality

Elway is a special dog and we are so glad we had an opportunity to save him. I picked him up from the Adams County Shelter because his past owners dropped him off to be put down because of his allergies. When I picked him up, his skin and ears were covered in yeast and he chewed off all of his hair and had no hair around his eyes. I am assuming that his owners left him outside and didn't give him any attention either due to his smell. I immediately gave him a special bath everyday and put him on a raw dog food diet, along with a long list of vitamins and herbs to get his intestines back in shape and kill the yeast. We also did a vaccine detox which was when we really saw improvement. We did get his allergies tested. Elway needs to be on a very specific food and treat diet forever. We have found what works for him. He also likes to eat everything (socks, toilet paper, etc.,) so we make sure that everything is picked up. Again, we are working with Elway on training because he is still a pup. He is a very fast learner. We just had to focus on his allergies first. Elway is about 90% healed. You would never believe he is the same dog I picked up from the shelter. Elway loves to snuggle, he loves attention, loves to play fetch, chew on bones, and lay by my feet, has the funniest personality - he barks softly as he talks to you and sleeps on our bed with his legs in the air, jumps on the tramp with us, and is very lovable and so good with people. He is a typical lab. We just need to get him some training to allow for other dogs to come around his owner as he likes to be protective. We are so glad Elway will have a 2nd chance. I included some before and after photos so you can see his progress.

Story

Owner surrender to Adams county shelter due to allergies.

Thanks

to Lexie for being a great foster to Elway!!

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 Hanna aka Riley

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Age

8-9 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

60 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Riley should go to a home without other dogs. She does well at a dog park where she can go and do her own thing, but doesn't have a lot of interest in other dogs. She does okay when she sees other dogs if they respect her space but she doesn't like to be surprised by other dogs suddenly coming up to her. She has attended doggie daycare and does well in the senior dog group there. She previously had a sibling and had resource guarding issues - she doesn't like to share her toys.

Cats

Cats would probably be too fun and she might chase them! We'd recommend a house without cats.

Children

She does well with children but we would recommend older children for her.

Leash

Riley loves going outside for walks. She does well on her leash but pulls occasionally because she is excited. We are working with her and she responds to heel and has made amazing progress.

Personality

Riley is a very good girl!! She is well mannered and loves to be around and please her humans. She has been through obedience training and will do almost anything for a treat - she is a pro at "sit, shake, down, stay, come, heel, gentle". Riley loves going on a few walks each day and gets very excited about them. She also really seems to enjoy hikes and has great energy. She is not a barker – it’s very seldom that she does. Riley is crate trained and sleeps in her crate every night. She is house trained and does not get up on any furniture.

Story

Riley is an owner surrender back to RMLR due to a change in family circumstances. She has been extremely well cared for and they are very sad to have to give her up.

Thanks

to RMLR Volunteers for being great fosters to Riley!!

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 Joel

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Age

3-5 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

61.6 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Good with most, he can be toy and food aggressive. Great fit with timid easy going dog.

Cats

Not Sure

Children

Great with children all ages

Leash

Good- pulls at beginning, on your way back he will sometimes get stubborn and stop. If you let him rest and talk to him he will continue to walk home. Not sure if his hips are little tired or he's a little stubborn, but very obedient with a gentle voice and assurance.

Personality

Mellow, he loves to chill in his crate. I leave the door open so he can go in and out as he pleases. He is good to roam the house when I'm gone.He does not jump on people but will get on the sofa or bed. Where working on that since it's not allowed in my home. He's very calm and relaxed around people. He will stand at the door when ready to go out and will bark sometimes to come in or just sit quietly by the door until I let him in. He does show aggression toward other dogs with toys or food. He would be best in a home with a timid dog or the only dog. He is great with his timid easy going foster brother they play well with toys. He does not show toy or food aggression with humans just dogs. Joel had heartworm treatment in April 2017. He recovered very well and is back to regular exercise. He loves his walks and jogs, loves the doggy park. He is learning to check in with me and come when I call him. He has hip dysplasia but surgery is not necessary since his supplements are working great. Shows no sign of pain or weakness while taking his daily supplements. He enjoys car rides -likes to put his head out the window or his face in front of air conditioner. He drools often and drinks lot's of water. Joel seems to enjoy being brushed and even likes his baths. He is very obedient-aims to please. He loves to be petted and lay close by when your relaxing. He's a great family dog waiting patiently for his forever home.

Story

Joel is a stray from Joplin.

Thanks

to Gloria for being a great foster to Joel!!

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 Linda

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Age

7 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Still a pup- 29 lbs

House Trained

Yes. She's still a puppy, but as long as you put her outside pretty often (every hour or so when she's up and playing) she knows to potty outside. She sleeps in a crate at night and can hold it for 8 or so hours at night.

Other Dogs

Linda is pretty bossy and sassy with other dogs. She currently lives with a 9 month old puppy and the two of them LOVE each other. They play and play and play! Linda also lives with two older dogs who don't like her quite as much as she likes them. Every once in a while she will get a little too sassy with the other dogs, and we correct her behavior with a quick time-out (10 seconds or so) and then let them continue playing and she goes back to being good. She would probably do well in a home without other dogs as long as she's able to get enough play and exercise. If she were to go to a home with another dog, you would just need to make sure that they got along well.

Cats

TBD

Children

She does fine with all of our three kids, including our toddler.

Leash

Linda probably hasn't had any leash training. That being said, she doesn't pull very much or very hard once you get her walking. She does need to work on the heel command.

Personality

Linda knows how to sit down and is very good at sitting when she wants something. She loves to play and is really funny about how she plays and jumps around. She's a sweet little girl and likes to get petted and get attention. Linda does seem to be a bit of a boss and want to get her way. She needs someone that is committed to training her and pointing her in the right direction when she might not be making the best choices. She is young and impressionable still, so she just needs guidance every once in a while! Linda is a toy destroyer, she will gulp down a chunk of toy extremely quickly, so she needs supervision while playing with toys. She is crate trained and sleeps in her crate at night and when her fosters aren't home. She doesn't seem to mind her crate. Overall, Linda is a very sweet girl and needs someone to love her! She is very pretty and has unique markings on her face.

Story

Linda's owners were forced to give her up after it was discovered that she was kept outside on a chain (with the chain almost embedded in her neck) without food, water, or shade.

Thanks

to Jo and Paul for being great fosters to Linda!!

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 Shelby - aka Nala

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Age

2 years

Breed

Chocolate Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

37 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes- loves playing with other dogs. She is great with both her foster sister and brother. She likes to tumble around with our female dog that is closer to her size and plays tug and fetch with our male that is about 20 lbs heavier. She has been to doggie day care in her previous home and did well.

Cats

Unlikely, she has a prey drive. We don't have any cats.

Children

Unknown at this time. It would be a challenge if they have a lot of friends that come and go from the home. She is scared when meeting new people so guests would need to be very respectful of her space when meeting her for the first few times. In her previous home, she did become fear assertive with dog walkers that were new to her.

Leash

Does well on leash. Pulls some however with a little work she would do great.

Personality

Nala is about as cute as they come. She loves playing with her foster siblings, playing with toys, and snuggling in for a nap with her people. Nala lacks some confidence when meeting new people. Once she has time to get to know them on her own time, she bonds quickly. Having another confident dog around her seems to be helping her warm up quicker to new people. She has shown separation anxiety in the past so having another dog(s) in the home or someone that is home most of the day would be important. She is crate trained, she goes easily into her crate while we are gone for a couple hours and waits calmly to be let out. She has been sleeping in a crate at night. She loves being outside in the fenced backyard or hanging out on the deck in the sunshine. She rides beautifully in the car and enjoys going for rides.

Story

Nala came to RMLR from Texas.

Thanks

to Holly, Chris, Brac and Moki for being great fosters to Nala!!

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 Dutchess

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Age

2 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

About 55lbs - Medium/Large

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

She loves dogs of all sizes and ages. She would love another dogs in her forever home, but would also do very well in an active home. She loves being active. She is still learning boundaries with other dogs, but she is very sweet. She loves to share treats, food, and toys with them.

Cats

Unknown - She gets excited when she sees the neighborhood cats and is learning to be calm with them. She just wants to play with them.

Children

Recommended that Dutchess go to a home with older children or no children. She gets excited and sometimes jumps, but does not know her own size.

Leash

Very close to being a master leash walker.

Personality

Dutchess is such a doll. All she wants out of life is to lay in your lap while you pet her and to run. She has such a goofy personality. She found the hidden basket of toys and pulled them all out. She loves bouncing around trying to decide which toy to play with. Dutchess will eventually settle down after a bit and relax. She loves treats, bully sticks, raw soup bones, and anything else that keeps her mouth busy and tired. Dutchess is crated when no one is home and loves sleeping on the dog bed in the bedroom at night. She only barks when she wants to play with other dogs. Car rides are her favorite. Dutchess is a very sweet girl who just wants to be loved.

Story

Dutchess was found as a stray in Houston, Texas. She tested low-positive for heartworm and RMLR is still deciding on the best course of treatment for it. She will need to be on restricted activity until her treatment os over, but she doesn't seem to mind staying calm most of the time. The vet also thinks she might need knee surgery eventually. Even after adoption RMLR will cover the costs at our partner vet clinics. Adopters who are willing to care for her through her healing will be richly rewarded with a wonderful dog.

Thanks

to Mame and David for being great fosters to Dutchess!!

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 Bo

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Age

8 years

Breed

Chocolate Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

65 lbs

House Trained

yes, but tried to mark the first couple of days

Other Dogs

Good, according to his foster in Houston

Cats

TBD

Children

Not sure, but seems gentle so... will update as I gather more info.

Leash

Ok, pulls initially, but gets better as the walk goes.

Personality

Bo is the most lovable, sweet old boy. His most favorite thing in the whole entire world are balls. Bo loves, loves, loves balls and will find any and all balls and carry it around everywhere. He plays by himself, throwing it to himself and swatting it around. When he is ready he will bring the ball to me and wants me to throw it. He had learned to sit and drop the ball before he gets it back. His love for balls has been the trick to teaching him basic commands (sit, stay, down, etc.). Bo sleeps and relaxes on his doggie bed. he like to be close to his human and loves attention. Bo is learning to like the create, he is only in it when home alone.

Story

Bo is a stray from Houston

Thanks

to Lisa  for being agreat fosters to Bo!!

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 Squiggles

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Age

1.5 years

Breed

Lab/Dachshund

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

26 lbs

House Trained

yes

Other Dogs

ok

Cats

Will try and chase.

Children

Yes

Leash

Harness is fine, previous family said he doesn't like leashes around his neck.

Personality

If you're looking for a sweet, energetic boy with the unique body of this Dachshund mix, Squiggles may be the dog for you! Through no fault of his own, Squiggles came to RMLR. This boy so far seems to have adapted easily to his new surroundings. He eagerly explores and when stumbles across a ball he loves to pick it up and carry it around until someone will play fetch with him. It’s so cute to see him bound through the grass and when he runs back he loves to squeak the ball in his mouth. That seems to be his favorite pastime! Squiggles seems good around children, we have two girls age 6 and 9 and he's sat with them, been walked by them and played with them with no issues so far. He seems fine around other dogs, he's curious and will try to play with our larger lab. When out walking, he is curious about other dogs and will approach them if allowed to, but we've not seem any aggressive behavior.  Squiggles is still learning about how eat out of how own bowl and will try and eat other food left out for other animals. Squiggles does have a chase instant and when he sees the cat is curious and will approach it. If the cat runs, he will try to run after it, but he has not attacked the cat so far (the cat hasn't let him get close enough). This boy also loves to chew on his rawhide bone and would spend hours doing so. He loves to curl up on the couch next to you (if allowed) and hang out and chew on his bone after a long day of play. He has not had anyone spend time with him on training and would benefit from someone/a family who is able to give him some training. He seems to catch on very quickly - the first few times of showing him how to sit, he seems to understand and will do so! He's still very new with us, but so far he's not a "barky" dog and will only bark if startled. We were told he was crate trained so he's spent the first night in his crate with our other dog in his crate in the same room. He did whine/cry for about 10-15 mins, but afterward was quiet. It may just be he's getting used to his new surroundings. All in all Squiggles is a dog who loves to do doggy things, is always eager to be around his people and who would enhance the lives of a family willing to give him some training and who could help give this boy some physical activity! We’ve not seen his long tail stop wagging yet (and it’s so cute). He's very eager to please, he just needs a family who can show him how to. This cute guy may be for you if so!

Story

Squiggles is a rescue

Thanks

to Susan and Jon for being great fosters to Squiggles!!

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 Danny

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Age

1 year

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Danny loves other dogs, in fact he really needs them. his confidence soars and he lights right up when other dogs.

Cats

Ok with cats.

Children

Good with my kids, my youngest is 13

Leash

Danny walks great on a leash.

Personality

Danny is very timid at first. he is learning that not all humans are bad. danny is a sweet boy that thrives with other dogs. he is crate trained and house broken. danny loves to play fetch and go on walks. Danny is such a sweet boy, he is full of love and has no aggression issues at all.

Story

Danny was found as a stray in Texas. Judging by his flinch reactions, I believe he has not been in the friendliest household. he is warming up and ready to live with a forever family.

Thanks

to Louise for being a great foster to Danny!!

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 Tally

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Age

2-3 years

Breed

Lab Retriever

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

40 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

YES!!!

Cats

TBD

Children

Older perhaps

Leash

Yes! Does great!

Personality

Tally is a sweet, gentle, sensitive dog. He needs to be adopted into a quiet neighborhood, in a calm home with calm, positive people who will have the patience to allow him to gradually regain his trust and confidence that this world is a safe place. He seems to need one or more other dogs to help him feel more safe. We have seen him cower/shake. He takes comfort in the bedroom and bathroom, but enjoys it when you sit next to him and spend quality one on one time together. He hasn't once growled or snapped when approached. Tally is easy to have around: no jumping on you, no counter-surfing, no getting in the trash, no chewing on anything inappropriate, no sensitivity to thunder or storm sounds, no accidents in the house, and he can be given free roam in the house (although he might get on the bed; just close the door if you don't allow that). Tally needs a loving home that has people who are ready to be patient with him warming up. Once he spends time with you and trusts you, he will be amazing! It is very rewarding to watch him relax bit by bit as he feels safer. Tally loves going on walks, walks well on a leash with little redirection. He doesn't like it when vehicles approach too closely or strangers. He will cower behind your legs. Doesn't chase squirrels or cats at all! He's healthy, up to date on all vaccines. Has had a hip injury, but is all better now! Tally is currently a very shy and timid dog, but with time and love will, trust can be gained and he'll bring joy to a good home!.

Story

Tally came from a not so nice shelter in Arkansas. He was with a foster for two weeks before coming to CO. She said he warmed up to her quickly and bonded. She was sad to see him go and would've kept him if she could!

Thanks

to Melissa for being a great foster to Tally!!

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 Scotty - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

1 year

Breed

Chocolate Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes, on 6/9/17

Size

Small build- 45lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Scotty is eager to meet other dogs and is respectful of others when meeting (slowly approaches and doesn't try to jump on/play). He has got along with all but one dog he has met. He has growled/barked at a large intact Male- the male was off leash and came right up to him. He has since been neutered, so unsure if this behavior would continue. He is excellent at sharing toys.

Cats

He has seen our cat, but not shown much interested. We will introduce them soon and update. We think he will likely be ok.

Children

As Scotty is a small guy, he would likely do really well with children and potentially even toddlers. For his age, he isn't high energy and is gentle when he does try to jump on people. We are working with him not to do this

Leash

Scotty has grown in confidence in the week we've had him. He is now familiar with our local paths, so is happy to walk nicely on the leash and doesn't pull. He is has also been excellent on the leash when hiking and likes to follow someone else or another dog.

Personality

Scotty is a super cute, affectionate and friendly, pocket sized lab! As he has already began to fill out, we don't think he will get much bigger. He has mastered sit and wait pretty consistently and we are working on lie down. He has pretty good house manners- very little jumping up on people/furniture, rarely chewing on things he shouldn't be. He loves to please and is happy to chill out at home and doesn't need constant entertainment. He looks to our dog for what he should be doing and is learning really fast. He is fabulous in his crate, but does need a treat to go in. He sleeps well at night and is very quiet. We feel he would be an easy fit into most families and would probably like a doggie companion as he gains confidence from others and likes to play. He is in great shape and has done fabulously hiking and swimming.

Story

Scotty was picked up as a stray in Wharton, Texas.

Thanks

to Tegan & Ethan for being great fosters to Scotty!!

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Beluga

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Age

10 yrs

Breed

Black Lab

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Large 80 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

great with other dogs

Cats

TBD

Children

super sweet

Leash

excellent

Personality

He is incredibly sweet, mellow, quiet, great with kids & other dogs.  Beluga (whom we have nick-named Louie) is a sweet, distinguished gentleman. He loves to play fetch (he even drops the ball at our feet every time and waits patiently for you to throw again), he is great on the leash when we take him for a walk, loves drives in the car, and he happily lays down to sleep when he's not playing outside. Beluga/Louie is incredibly affectionate, but not clingy. Crate-trained, house-broken, a bit chubby (working on his diet!), and incredibly quiet (we haven't heard him bark once since he arrived in our house!). Some people love the cuteness of a puppy, but if you love a mellow, well-trained, handsome dog with excellent house manners, Beluga/Louie is the dog for you!

Story

Beluga is a rescue

Thanks

to Catherine & John for being great fosters to Beluga!!

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 Chester

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Age

1 year

Breed

Chocolate Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Large

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Chester oves to play with his furry friends. His favorite thing to do is wrestle and play with his toy.

Cats

Unsure of cats.

Children

Chester would do better with older kids; he has a lot of energy and needs some training. Still has puppy mentality.

Leash

Walks great on the leash once he gets going. He needs work with the excitement before the walk.

Personality

Chester s a goofball! He is very lovable and a sweet boy. He still has tons of energy and needs long walks. So this is beneficial to him and YOU!                                                                                                                                             

Story

Rescued from a shelter in Ft. Carson CO. His owner dropped him off and said he would be back for him but never came. He can be skeptical of some men and would need some time building trust.

Thanks

to Jennifer and Victor for being great fosters to Chester!!

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 Renee

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Age

5-7 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Still a puppy, she needs to put on some weight, she's a tad on the skinny side.

House Trained

Mostly! Renee just arrived, so she is learning how to alert her fosters of the need to go.

Other Dogs

Renee is a very playful pup with other dogs. She has taken well to the two bigger dogs in her foster home, and they have taken to her very well.

Cats

She is curious about our cat, but hasn't had much interaction with him.

Children

Renee is happy to follow around our little toddler, and loves to be snuggled by our older kids. She is kind and gentle with them.

Leash

She seems to be OK on the leash, although she doesn't really stray to far from your side when she is being walked.

Personality

Renee is a playful pup with a sweet disposition. She makes very little noise. She is crate trained and is quiet in the crate. She loves to play fetch with a ball and is quite curious. She loves to play, and she also loves to cuddle. She will make a great addition to a family with kids, or other dogs. She has big floppy ears that are the perfect display of her personality!

Story

Renee came to us from Joplin, MO where she was found roaming the streets

Thanks

to Angie and Robert for being great fosters to Renee!!

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 Star

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Age

1.5 years

Breed

Black lab

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Star is very good with other dogs. She tends to match the intensity level of the dog(s) she is around, so she can become quite playful when around certain dogs, but she is also respectful to dogs that do not wish to play.

Cats

TBD

Children

TBD

Leash

Star has improved rapidly with being on leash. She really likes to take her time sniffing everything. She still needs some work on not trying to chase rabbit or squirrels, but she has gotten much better at this as well.

Personality

Star is a fun, loving girl. She is happy to meet new people and new dogs. She will play fetch on occasion, but would much rather go sniff stuff and play/wrestle with other dogs at the dog park. Star did not appear to have much training before showing up at RMLR; she only knows how to sit and shake currently. We are working on new commands. She is not motivated by food/treats. Star is generally pretty calm when inside, she likes to stay by my side and generally just sleeps by my feet if I am not engaging with her. Star does not like to be locked in her crate, but if you are in the same room as her she will stay quiet. I have been keeping her in the crate at night, but she would be very happy to sleep in bed with you! Overall, Star is a very good girl and has a lot of love to give!

Story

Star is a rescue from Missouri.

Thanks

to Brian for being such a great foster to Star!!

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 Rachel

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Age

5 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

30 lbs

House Trained

Improving greatly!

Other Dogs

Definitely

Cats

Unknown

Children

Little people rock, but I can be clumsy

Leash

I like pulling, but I am working on it!

Personality

I am a lover through and through. My puppy dog eyes with my puppy kisses and puppy play will melt your heart. You want a best friend? I will be by your side awaiting attention. I even like to try to act human by standing on my hind legs a lot…it helps me see the food on the counter. I am still a puppy so accidents in the house may happen or I might try to wow you occasionally with a big girl bark which then scares me. I am working on crate training and have not had any messes overnight! I am passionate about my food so tend to bark when approached by my foster brother. Oh and I love walks. And I love people. And I love dogs. And I love balls. And I love food. And I love belly rubs. And I love snuggles. And I love toys. And I....SQUIRREL!!

Story

I was found wandering the streets of Joplin, MO looking for you. I had quite the trip to Colorado and cannot wait to meet you!

Thanks

to Kristin and Tim for being awesome fosters to Rachel!!

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CROSSPOSTS

These ARE NOT Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue Dogs.  Please use the contact information listed if you are interested in learning more about any of the dogs below.  
 

Jessie

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Jessie - Two year old female black lab mix.   Jessie is a sweet, gentle, deserving young girl who is very much in need of a loving, calm and patient foster or permanent home.    A former single mom, she was initially in foster with Every Creature Counts with her young puppies.  She bonded with her foster Mom, but was afraid of others.  Once her puppies could be adopted, she came back to the shelter.  Jessie has trust issues to overcome and has made little progress in the shelter environment.  She seems to bond with the volunteers in a one on one situation (mostly women), and will walk in the dog pack, but she still feels safest back in her kennel.  She very much enjoys the company of other dogs, particularly females, and does have a playful side with them.  Being in a permanent or foster home with other dogs would be very good for her.   She has had the companionship of several canine friends at the shelter, but eventually they are adopted and she is alone again.   Please consider giving this sweet girl a chance to experience the joyful, happy life she was meant to live.   Jessie is available through Every Creature Counts, a no-kill animal shelter located in Ft. Lupton.  For more information please contact dogs@everycreaturecounts.org.   Thank you!
 

Boogie

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Boogie needs a home by the end of May.  He is good with dogs and cats and is just super sweet all around. He is hesitant with strangers but does great in homes that are loving and patient. Apparently his previous owners had a few drunk friends who invaded his space and ignored his growling and other signs of discomfort so he nipped at them (scratched with teeth, no punctures or serious damage) which is why he went into training and did absolutely amazing. Boogie is currently in Greely, CO. He's fully vetted, HW negative, fixed, and would love a home with a fenced backyard but would be fine in an apartment if he got walks to let him explore and exercise. Please contact Melissa if you can provide Boogie with a forever home. melissamaertens@aol.com  References will be checked.