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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!

 

 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 - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

6 years

Breed

Black Lab mix (greyhound?)

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Luke is tall, long and lean! He weighs about 62 pounds. He has a beautiful coat with interesting white markings on his chest, snout and paws.

House Trained

Yes, Luke is fully house trained. He also tolerates crating very well and doesn’t exhibit any destructive or aggressive behaviors.

Other Dogs

Luke needs time to adjust and get comfortable with new dogs, but he is generally compatible with other sizes and breeds. He is typically lets other dogs bark at him and will back down / flee conflict.

Cats

Luke is typically not friendly with cats. He likes to chase strays from my back yard.

Children

Luke is typically not friendly with cats. He likes to chase strays from my back yard.

Leash

Luke is doing much better on leash! He takes commands well and is very cooperative during walks in the park or neighborhood.

Personality

Luke is a curious, friendly and playful lab mix with lots of love to give! He has a very unique look which makes him appear to be much older, although he has plenty of energy. 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 isn’t interested in fetch, and he is terrible catching treats. Luke is a very sweet and loyal dog with a goofy personality. He is best suited in an active environment.

Story

Luke is a rescue from Houston, Texas.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Luke!!

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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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 Bart

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Age

18 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium - maybe 55lbs

House Trained

Yes!

Other Dogs

Bart does well with other dogs his size. He likes to play and wrestle but doesn't get too crazy with it. He cannot go to a home with a small dog.

Cats

They are too much fun to chase.

Children

Bart would do well with older kids - 12+.

Leash

Bart can pull when he wants to, and is working on his leash skills

Personality

Bart is a real lover! His main goal in life is to just sit and get loved on and petted. His other pastime is napping in the sun, or shade, or wherever he can find that's comfortable. When Bart first arrived, he had some fears and was scared of strangers and new situations. He has worked with a trainer and has come a long way and is now ready for his forever home!

Story

Bart is a rescue from Arkansas.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Bart!!

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 Chancey

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Age

3 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium - 46lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Chancey does well with other dogs. She loves to play. Sometimes she gets REALLY excited and her foster siblings just kind of look at her like she's crazy, but she plays well. She seems to be an alpha, so would do best if there's not another alpha female in the house. She's played with lots of puppies and other dogs and generally gets along very well.

Cats

TBD

Children

Chancey may not do well with children. She isn't a big fan of strangers, and kids generally like to have friends over to their house which might make her nervous.

Leash

Chancey is working on her leash skills and is doing very well. Sometimes she walks loose-leash. Sometimes she veers in front of you by accident, and sometimes she pulls if she gets excited.

Personality

Chancey is a very excitable goofball. She's had a rough life, and needs someone that understands rescue dogs. She would probably not be ideal for a first time dog owner. Chancey is an expert toy de-stuffer and she's also really good at squeaking toys. Sometimes she will take a squeaky toy and squeak it for 5 or 10 minutes straight! Her favorite thing to do is roll around on the floor upside down while squeaking toys. Chancey would do best in a home with another dog, as she needs extra confidence that they could give her. She was a stray that lived on her own for what was probably a while, and she learned to sleep with one eye open. She is constantly on lookout and barks if she hears a new noise (or something she thinks is a new noise). Chancey has a case of Stranger Danger. She's working on it, but still gets scared/nervous around new people. She wouldn't ever bite someone, but she will approach strangers and bark aggressively at them while wagging her tail at the same time. She wants to be friends with people, but is unsure of how to go about it. Check back, as we are currently working with her on this and she's already shown great improvement! Chancey has lived in the city and in the country. She much prefers country life - there are fewer scary noises and she likes the relaxed atmosphere of the country!

Story

Chancey originally came to RMLR in the Summer of 2015. She was found in Oklahoma living under a bridge (which explains her fears of people and loud noises and her preference for not living in the city). She got adopted but then was recently dumped at the DDFL with no explanation. So - we really don't know why she's back with us but now she needs another chance in life.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Chancey!!

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 Cody

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Age

3 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

55 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Cody does really well with other dogs. His play growl can sound kind of mean, but his body language says that he just wants to play and have fun! Cody MUST go to a home with another dog. He can lack confidence, and having another dog around to show him how to be calm really helps him. Also, Cody loves playing with other dogs, so he'd like a buddy to play with.

Cats

TBD

Children

Once Cody knows you, he loves you. But until you earn his trust, he isn't so sure about things. Very small children wouldn't be a good fit for Cody as they wouldn't be able to read his body language if he was uncomfortable with a situation. Older kids would be fine. He previously lived with a 9 year old who adored him.

Leash

Cody can do well on a leash, but he can also be a puller at times. Especially if he sees a bunny rabbit.

Personality

Cody is a really sweet boy that wants to love you and be loved back. Overall, Cody is a pretty laid back dog. He likes to go on a daily walk and have playtime in the yard, but after that he is content to just lay at your feet. Cody at one point in his life went through a bad case of separation anxiety. He no longer has separation anxiety, but you can tell that he's not too happy about being left alone sometimes. When his fosters come back home even after a short time away, he goes crazy and jumps around in happiness! He can't be crated and must have free roam of the house - we think that at one point his owner must have left him in the crate for way too long. We also think that his owner might have smoked cigarettes. If Cody gets so much as a whiff of smoke, he leaves the room and will not come to the person that smells like smoke. He must go to a non-smoking family. He can be left alone for 6 or so hours, but someone that's home more often and doesn't work out of the home would be the best match for him. Cody can be a bit of an escape artist, but only if motivated to do so. If he thinks you've left him outside - even for one minute - he tries to find a way out of the yard and back to you. If you are inside the yard with him, he wouldn't ever try to escape. He's a very intelligent dog, but not always rational in his thought process! Cody has spent 2 years bouncing between fosters and adopters and hasn't found the perfect match yet. Everyone that meets him loves him, he just needs to find the exact right match for his new home! He is a great dog and needs a home that understands rescue dogs.

Story

Cody has been bounced around to quite a few different homes and places in his 3 years. He is a very smart boy and you can tell he remembers exactly what happened to him and worries that it may happen again.

Thanks

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

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 Harper

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Age

4 1/2 years

Breed

Lab Mix, maybe some Great Dane

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Tall, 85lbs, in great shape

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Harper is great with other dogs. She has met and greeted other dogs of all shapes and sizes. In her previous foster home, she got along with their dog but it did take a few days to warm up. In her current foster home, she is the only dog.

Cats

Her previous foster home had a cat and she did fine.

Children

Harper came from a home with a 9 month old and 3 year old. They always trusted her with their kids. However, as she is a large dog and and can get excited, we personally wouldn't recommend small children.

Leash

Harper came with a gentle leader and she walks well with it. Although, she is not a big fan of it. I am currently using an easy walk harness.She does pull a little. On walks, Harper does not bark at other dogs that bark at her. She notices critters on walks, but does not try to go after them.

Personality

Harper is an outgoing, tall, affectionate lady that likes to be close to her people. Coming from a rural area, she does bark at noises and people outside the house at times, but has improved a lot since we've had her. She has great house manners and settles down nicely. Harper is crate trained, but doesn't need it as she doesn't touch anything while I am gone. She has free roam of the house when I am at work. She sleeps on her doggie bed. She knows sit, down, stay and wait. She gets excited for walks and especially riding in the car. I am working on her excitement in car rides. Since coming to Colorado she has learned to swim, has been camping and loves hiking in the mountains. Harper would be an excellent addition to any home looking for a gentle, affectionate, loyal friend that likes to take it easy, but go for walks every day.

Story

Harper was surrendered by her owners in Kansas as they wanted her to go to a home that would have the time for her. She was very much loved and comes with a gentle leader, leash and heart worm preventatives. She spent most of her life in a rural area and with two young kids. She tore her ACL in winter 2015 but we could barely tell as she has plenty of energy, aside from being awkward to sit and having a barely noticeable limp. Since coming to Colorado, Harper has seen a specialist in Littleton to get to the bottom of her previous injury and stiffness. They found arthritis in both knees and recommend TPL surgery on both. The good news is that the rescue will pay for the surgery at the Littleton clinic and the treatment will give her the best mobility in the long term. Harper doesn't need to have the surgeries before adoption, but she will need a family committed to seeing her through two operations and rehabilitation and follow up appointments. Harper is a wonderful dog that has lots of love to give. She is lucky to have come to Colorado where she is able to get the treatment she needs to keep active, happy, and healthy.

Thanks

to Laurie for being a great foster to Harper!!

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 Cinder

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Age

1-1.5 years

Breed

Black Lab/Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

50-55 lbs

House Trained

Sort of. Sometimes she pees a little bit if she gets nervous/excited/tired.

Other Dogs

She seems to do well with dogs.

Cats

She has a strong drive to chase other animals. We've encountered a few cats on walks and she pulls on the leash trying to get to them.

Children

We have not come across any children, but she likely would not be a good fit for younger children as she can get nervous easily.

Leash

She does very well on the leash, but she is still learning to not to chase squirrels/rabbits/etc.

Personality

Cinder is adorable and very sweet to the people she knows. She loves to cuddle, get pets, and is very eager to please. Unfortunately I don't think Cinder had a very good first year or so of her life; she gets very nervous and is very hard on herself. She's getting much better, but still has a lot of confidence building to do. It will likely take time for her to warm up to you. She knows how to sit, lay down, and come. She is very smart, but she still gets somewhat nervous when doing training. Cinder would benefit from another dog who could help show her what is and is not okay. She would also be fine being the only dog and getting to soak up all the attention. Once Cinder gets to know you, she is very loyal. She listens very well, and has an awesome/goofy personality. She absolutely loves walks and is starting to learn how to play fetch, although she's usually more interested in just wandering/running around and sniffing things. When inside, Cinder is very calm. She loves to hang out with you on the couch or patiently wait nearby while you're busy doing other things. She also does very well in public places, although she does get a little overwhelmed in crowds of people. Cinder really is an awesome dog and you can't help but fall in love with her when you meet her.

Story

Cinder is a rescue from Arkansas

Thanks

to Brian for being great foster to Cinder!!

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 Sunny - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

8-10 years

Breed

Lab

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

90 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Great with other dogs

Cats

Great with cats

Children

Great with children

Leash

Walks nicely on a leash and loves walks

Personality

Sweet, loving, and calm but with a wonderful playful, fun-loving disposition. Sonny is a happy dog. Sonny is a very handsome yellow male, neutered lab with a huge blocky head and a wonderful, happy, calm, loving disposition. He is so happy to be with his people and doesn't ask for much besides a loving companion, a nice long walk, a comfy bed, and of course his food. And he does love food. We are working on a weight loss plan program together much to his dismay. With a perfect lab disposition, Sonny never met anyone he doesn't love - including children, dogs, and cats. I am thrilled Sonny was able to come to Colorado where wonderful people so generously open their hearts and homes to senior dogs. Are you the one with the big heart who can give Sonny his forever home? He will return your love 20 times over for many years to come. Ask to come meet Sonny- you will immediately fall in love.

Story

Sonny is an absolutely wonderful senior gentleman lab who was found as a stray in Kansas. I don't understand how anyone ever gave him up.

Thanks

to Terri for being a great foster to Sonny!!

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 Angel

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Age

2 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Not yet, will be.

Size

55 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes

Cats

Not great, according to intake agency. They said she doesn't understand cats -- when excited, tends to put her mouth around them. Probably best if she goes to a home without cats.

Children

Yes

Leash

Does pretty well.

Personality

Angel is a fun, playful, girl who is settling in nicely. She loves playing with chew toys, chasing the frisbee, and playing with our kids. She is a bit overweight, but she is very active and, if exercised often, should lose the weight quickly. She was very skittish and timid when she first arrived with us, but it only took about half a day for her to warm up to us and settle in. We are working on getting her more comfortable with the crate, but she sleeps there at night and goes in there whenever we leave her home alone. We are also teaching her house manners, like keeping her paws off the furniture, but she is extremely gentle with us and our other dog. Angel is a really sweet and playful dog.

Story

Angel is a rescue.

Thanks

to the Winters for being great fosters to Angel!!

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 Bo - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

1 year

Breed

Great Pyrenees/Lab/Husky

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

60 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Gets along well with other dogs.

Cats

Gets along well with cats.

Children

Gets along very well with kids and babies.

Leash

Walks well on leash. Quick learner.

Personality

Bo is calm, respectful, loves to play and has a majestic air. Bo loves morning play and walks.  Bo was raised with a baby who is now 2 years old. Because of Bo's calm spirit he was able to protect the baby when they were outside and they were close. He enjoys the company of other dogs versus being the only dog. Very loyal and loving dog. Bo is a perfect family dog.

Story

Bo is a rescue

Thanks

to John and Yvonne for being great fosters to Bo!!

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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.  
 

Savannah

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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.

Savannah's Story...

Savannah is a loving yellow lab who is wonderful with people and is looking for a place where she can play freely and be happy!  When her humans moved from their house with a backyard to a smaller townhome, she felt out of place and rattled by all the dogs strutting their stuff by her front window.  Savannah has displayed aggression towards other dogs but gets along great with every other being, including cats and children!

If you are looking to help a sweet older girl finally find a place where she can feel comfortable and give you all the loves, then you've found her :)  Savannah is altered, housetrained,  and getting her vaccinations soon.

www.Home2HomePets.org

Maggie and Murphy

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A couple in Parker are going to assisted living in California soon.
Their bonded 9 year old labs need to be rehomed or they will be taken to a shelter.
Maggie and Murphy are spayed and neutered and good with dogs and people.
Small rehoming fee and reference check -please contact ltg127@live.com if interested