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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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 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

20 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

60 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Bart is great with our dogs and they all love spending time together. They have a long walk every morning and spend the rest of the day playing, wrestling, or napping together. I've taken him to some friends and he got along well with their dogs as well. Not having a dog park out here, not sure about how he would fair being off leash with a pack of other dogs.

Cats

Bart absolutely needs a cat free home please.

Children

I have not had him around children but my sense is their energy and loud enthusiasm would be quite fearful to Bart.

Leash

Bart walks well on a leash and he is getting better about not pulling.

Personality

Bart is an incredibly sweet, cuddly, energetic, expressive, and happy boy but it takes a while for him to exhibit these traits in new environments and with new people.

Story

When one agrees to foster a dog with a sketchy past and very painful forelimb, the future is full of concerns, questions, and uncertainty. In Bart's case, a developmental orthopedic disease resulted in having to have his right forelimb amputated to stop his pain. Rather than slow him down, Bart recovered beautifully. He runs, jumps, wrestles with his canine brothers, and loves to hop into the car for rides around town. He doesn't care the destination, he just absolutely loves to go. Any open vehicle door and he is riding shotgun! When we have to leave the dogs at home, they are not crated but given free run of the house. We always return to the house as we left it, no accidents, no chewed up pillows, no destroyed couches, no walls eaten through. Just 3 warm spots on the bed and wagging tails. Then we go on an off leash walk to let everyone run and bark and relieve themselves. There are no issues at treat or meal times. Everyone knows they will receive "what the other guy is getting" so are just happy to be eating again. Gotta love labs. Although Bart is now my snuggle bunny and walking buddy, the first few days after his arrival were another matter. He was growly, preferred my husband and men to women, and didn't want to be messed with. Very untrusting. I of course thought "What have we gotten into?" But Bart seemed to want to be a part of the family. So with love, consistency, solid dog role models, and the freedom offered by the prairie Bart began to soften and give us a chance. He is now our dear foster who licks our faces and greets us so enthusiastically every morning. To see him happy and enjoying life again makes my heart smile for him. So his new family will probably go through a similar adjustment time. Unlike many labs who love the entire world every second, Bart needs to be sure and know his new family will be kind, trustworthy, patient, and understanding. Then he will become your dream dog for life. in fact, he is sitting in my lap making typing quite difficult so please excuse my typos. Please just let me know if you have any additional questions about this awesome boy and believe in second chances. So Bart has adjusted to life on the prairie better than I ever hoped. Yeah Bart!

Thanks

to Ken and Dyanne 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 must go to a home with another dog. 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. Sometimes she gets overly excited about playing and we have to stop her and make her sit for 5-10 seconds, like a mini time out, and then we let her go back at it. 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's would not be ideal for a first time dog owner. Chancey needs someone that can praise her when she's doing the right thing and also tell her when she's doing the wrong thing (barking loudly at strangers is the wrong thing, standing quietly is the right thing; getting too excited while playing is the wrong thing, playing calmly is the right thing). She just needs someone to constantly remind her what's ok and not ok. Chancey is not a perfect dog, and won't ever be - but she definitely is funny and is filled with personality. 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 - until the squeaker doesn't work anymore! 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 loudly 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. Chancey currently attends a training class in Parker every Saturday that is really helping her overcome her fears of people. It's taken her 4 months of weekly training sessions, but just recently she has started to go up to strangers in the class and not be scared. She's making some real progress!! Whoever adopts her would need to commit to bringing her to the training class (it's free for the rest of her life) and also work with her outside of the class, taking her places like the vet's office to socialize her more. 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! Her favorite thing to do it get into a large area and run around as fast as she possibly can. Chancey really needs to go to a home that has a little room for her to run and play and where she wouldn't encounter a lot of other people/dogs while she's out on walks. Chancey has a lot of requirements in her forever home: another dog, someone very understanding, someone that can work with her and bring her to her training class, and someone that lives outside of the city. Chancey is a little more than your typical rescue dog, and she needs someone that understands that.

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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 Zoey - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

10 months

Breed

Black Lab

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Zoey is a small but strong puppy with a beautiful black coat and a tiny white mark on her chest. She weighs between 50 - 55 pounds.

House Trained

Yes, Zoey is house trained. She also tolerates crating very well. So far, she has shown typical interest in chewing toys and ball fetching.

Other Dogs

Good with other dogs

Cats

Not sure how Zoey is with cats, so watch for an update soon.

Children

Zoey scares easy, so she probably isn’t a good fit for young children. She is very timid around new people, but warms up over time with attention (and treats!).

Leash

Zoey is good on the leash! She takes commands pretty well and is generally cooperative during walks in the park or the neighborhood.

Personality

Zoey is a curious, shy and playful lab. She is pretty quiet around the house, only barking at the occasional visitor to the front door (while usually snoozing on the couch!). Zoey needs time to get comfortable around new people and will likely need some training to help her be more social in public settings. She might benefit from an older dog in the house, but it is not required. Zoey needs a patient and loving owner(s) to help reduce her fears and provide some much needed confidence. She has a very sweet and gentle disposition with LOTS of love to give!

Story

Zoey is a rescue from the Salina, Kansas

Thanks

to Diana & Talbott for being great fosters to Zoey!!

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 Wren - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

10-12 months

Breed

Lab Shepherd mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

50 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Great with all dogs, definitely is a more submissive type

Cats

TBD

Children

TBD

Leash

Good

Personality

Wren is a very adorable, goofy, and rambunctious little lady. She has a serious case of the wiggle butt when she’s excited. She is a smaller perfect sized dog and it seems she is mixed with some shepherd and a little bit of something else. Her back legs have long white fur on them and she has a lot of brown through out her body. She has the cutest face and very soft ears. Wren needs some basic training but that will be very easy because she is still a puppy and is very food motivated. Behaviorally, she is well mannered. Haven’t heard a bark from her once. She is a little shy at first but after a couple hours with her, your her best friend. She would be fine in a home with no dogs, but would be best to have a canine friend she can play and burn some energy with and also learn from

Story

Wren is a rescue

Thanks

to Kathryn and Grizzly for being great fosters to Wren!!

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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

Diego

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Diego is 6 years old - chipped, neutered and UTD on vaccinations. 54 pounds. Incredibly sweet and loving dog. Diego has significant anxiety and is very fearful. He has separation anxiety. He is also afraid of pillowcases and sizzling bacon among many other things that cause him to turn inside out. He is currently taking prozac at the shelter to help take the edge off of his anxiety. He has also been working with both our trainer and various volunteers on building confidence. He is great with other dogs and actually seems to do better with a canine buddy. 

Bigglesworth

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Breed: Lab Airedale mix, 3.5 years, neutered

UTD on vaccines  

Where did you get this dog? Human society

Why are you rehoming this dog? Biggles is unpredictable with his dog aggression, making walking him very hard. He also has high levels of energy causing him to spend a lot of time crated as he knocks over children and adults. This constant crating is causing behavioral issues and he is not happy. 

Has this dog ever bitten a human or another dog? He has never bittern another dog, he caught the neighbors horrible dog through a hole in the fence when he put his nose through a hole and scratched his nose. He has nipped me in the bottom when I was chasing my children around the garden. Left a little bruise did not break skin. And that was my fault for not removing him the play. 

Cats? No cats 

Kids? To energetic knocks them over, scares them with his size. Also mouthy like most labs

Other dogs? 50/50 

Are there any underlying health issues with this dog? Perfect health 

Is there anything else we should know about this dog? Biggles is an amazing affectionate, loyal protective dog who stole my heart. Unfortunately, it’s not enough and he has to go to a home better suited with more balance. He recently graduated from Colorado dog academy he knows, no, sit, up, down, come, heel, off, stay, go play, place, inside/ outside load and unload. Biggles is a loved dog In our home he has gentle eyes and is my home protector when my husband is away. Biggles is not dog friendly so absolutely no dog parks and no young children.

ENERGY LEVEL: High 

Rehoming fee:  $100 plus reference check and backyard check

9402327534 samanthagracele@gmail.com

 

 

Oscar and Hank

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 Oscar and Hank are 1 year old Labrador mixes looking for fun, energetic homes!  These boys are beautiful but still lack manners.  They are both having fun learning agility and basic commands, they are smart cookies!  If interested, please call Eagle County Animal Services for more Information. 970-328-3647