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Art aka Taco

Male DOB: 01/14/2020 Cattle Dog Mixed Breed (mixed) 50lbs Medium
Calling all experienced dog owners! More than anything, I’m looking for a second chance to live a long peaceful life. Prior to coming to... show more
Calling all experienced dog owners! More than anything, I’m looking for a second chance to live a long peaceful life. Prior to coming to Colorado, my rambling life journey found me living on a mountain behind a truck stop near the AZ/NM border. A nasty wound on my head caught the attention of locals, who picked me up and gave me care. Since then I’ve grown to love life with humans. At first I was a bit nervous, but after only a week I realized how great humans are, and how fun it is to go on walks and hikes with them!  I am looking for a home where it can just be me and my people - I am playful with toys, love belly rubs, and am starting to get a hang of cuddling. I really am my best self when only other (adult) people are around. Even though I am soft and cuddly, children stress me out and I am looking for an adult home. Because of my time on the mountain, I have solid survival instincts and am assertive with other dogs - please don't take me to a dog park. I am learning to be a ‘gentle leader’ with a special collar which is helping, and have also had slow intentional introductions with a few other dogs. I’d prefer somewhere to live that’s not too crowded and busy, and I couldn’t thrive without my own securely-fenced yard to run and play. I enjoy soaking up the sun and stalking squirrels in the yard, and exploring new smells on walks and hikes - though, in the winter you’ll find me keeping the couch warm.  I am an intelligent and independent dog whose tenacious and quirky personality is sure to warm the hearts of any human who gets to know me, and provide stories, laughter, and joy for years to come. I am being fostered near Denver, CO, but given my preference on location, transport can be arranged for the perfect adopters! My fosters are happy to answer any questions, please submit an application to get in touch!   A Day in the Life of Taco: https://youtu.be/QtSyTRIWj_g  Indoor Taco playing with a carrot: https://youtu.be/-bH5VQkRY7w Taco showing his signature moves (the barrel roll) and zoomies with his playdate Jax: https://youtu.be/BjqGH2jD_bQ Taco and Jax playing chicken: https://youtu.be/a2AmdVAzpEc Videos of Taco playing with another RezDawg foster pup after short, intentional 15-min introductions:  https://youtu.be/qU2cwyvHd2o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCbRAVLpd9Y show less
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Barbera aka Bonnie

Female DOB: 12/06/2019 Hounds (All Types) Dutch Shepherd (mixed) 61 Medium
Barbera is a an energetic and playful lady who bounds like Tigger.  She pounces when she plays with other dogs- and she loves other dogs... show more
Barbera is a an energetic and playful lady who bounds like Tigger.  She pounces when she plays with other dogs- and she loves other dogs!!  She really need a playmate of her energy level. jShe is estimated to be 3 years old and came to Colorado with her litter of puppies.  All her puppies got adopted and now it is her turn.  Barbera is looking for someone to rightfully spoil her and make up for all she has missed.       Barbera is extremely dog friendly and initially submissive so she can get along with almost any dog.  After she warms up she loves to chase, wrestle, and crash into her buddies.  She likes people but is initially wary.  She can easily be bought with treats and then pets.  Barbera rides quietly in the car (though initially nervous where we are going).       Barera's foster mom doesn't think she has been allowed inside in her previous life as she was scared to come through the doors but has gotten over that fear.  She has had very few accidents in the house over 7 weeks and uses the doggie door if available.        Barbera enjoyed 5-6 mile walks and would love to be a hiking or running buddy.  She does have a little separation anxiety if she is by herself but if her canine buddy is with her- she is content.  She did eat a remote control and a pillow when left by herself (our fault). She is working on crate training slowly.  She is a little spoiled and sleeps in the bed with her foster mom and resident dogs.      She is being fostered in Colorado Springs and is up to date on vaccines, microchipped, wormed and soon to be spayed.  show less
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Boboli (aka Big Boy)

Male DOB: 05/27/2019 Cattle Dog American Staffordshire Terrier (mixed) 57 pounds Medium
Boboli (Big Boy) Highlights: Super loving/full of joy Fast,willing learner Food motivated Great on leash Requires a solid wood fen... show more
Boboli (Big Boy) Highlights: Super loving/full of joy Fast,willing learner Food motivated Great on leash Requires a solid wood fence 6 feet  Dog friendly No kitties  No kids under 14 BB needs a dog experienced owner Needs a human who is home quite a bit He'd do best with another confident canine friend in his home to thrive   Found on the streets in Grants, NM, Boboli (Big Boy) had been overlooked in shelter there for 3 months. With all the Grants crew rooting for this sweet boy, he finally got his freedom ride to Colorado!   He is a bright, engaged, quick to learn, silly, loving boy! Ready to please! Approximately 4 years old, BB is a wonderful companion! At 55 pounds, he's the perfect, compact, pup! He may be a Cattle dog/Staforshire Terrier mix, but your guess is as good as ours. He takes a minute to trust new people, but once you're in, he could not be more loyal! He can show some fearful behavior if he is in a new environment or startled. He needs an owner willing to give him the time and space to grow his confidence. Let him know you're there for him and that he's safe. Previous experience with rescue dogs is a plus.    BB is a quick study. He learned to sit, lay down, and stay, within his first 2 days in our care. And he's a natural at high fiving! He does have some small prey excitement, so no kitties please. He loves to chase the squirrels in his yard. He's an instant friend to most dogs he's met. A calm canine companion in his new home would benefit him greatly! He's great on leash and excited to ride in the car heading to any adventure! At night he sleeps in a 4' x 6' kennel, but also does well if left free roaming. Only on rare occasions has he been heard to utter a bark.   His biggest drawback is that he is a very skilled vaulter! He will require a yard with a solid wood 6' fence!    This sweet boy, with love and patience, will continue to blossom into an amazing best friend!   BB is being fostered in Broomfield, CO. Interested in learning more about him? Submit an adoption application today! show less
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Bucky

Female DOB: 01/16/2022 Shepherds (All Types) (mixed) Medium
Bucky is a 12 month old steam shovel, I mean, Bucky is a 12 month old very buck-toothed dog. Her underbite is legendary and has been the... show more
Bucky is a 12 month old steam shovel, I mean, Bucky is a 12 month old very buck-toothed dog. Her underbite is legendary and has been the source of her endlessly cute photos. Bucky is very friendly to other dogs and people that she knows, she runs licking from face to face wagging her tail all the way. With dogs Bucky doesn't know, she is nervous and excited at first which usually means that she likes to bark excitedly at them, but she can be calmed down easily when she is riled up. Over time she seems to be improving. When it comes to new people, Bucky seems friendly and without a care.  A little background- Bucky was surrendered by her former owner and was one of many other dogs who were not properly cared for. She was recovered from a livestock enclosure where the dogs were kept, she was malnourished and very sick when originally rescued. In the months since, she has made a wonderful recovery and is at her full weight, living her best healthy life. Bucky's personality seems to be a nice mix of independence and friendliness. She is happy enough to lay down across the room and nap by herself. She doesn't need to be attached at the hip, and rarely gets jealous of other dogs getting attention. As well as being very playful and docile, she loves pats, hugs, and snuggles during naps. It has been a pleasure being with Bucky and seeing her get excited to experience and try new things, like her first time seeing snow, or the first time chasing bubbles in the backyard. SHE. LOVES. BUBBLES. Bucky can't wait to go on adventures with her new people even if it is just to the couch for some snuggling. Message her soon because she is excited to meet you! show less
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Jessie

Female DOB: 12/21/2021 31 Flavors Mixes (mixed) Medium
Jessica is a 13 month old ball of softness and cuddles waiting for her forever family. She is about 50 lbs and her coat is a beautiful b... show more
Jessica is a 13 month old ball of softness and cuddles waiting for her forever family. She is about 50 lbs and her coat is a beautiful brindle of browns, black stripes, and white spots. Jess is very intelligent, she figured out our dog door and our house rules very fast. Jessica has quite the personality and is able to showcase what she is feeling or thinking with her expressive ears. She loves to be close or routinely check in with her people to see what you're doing or working on. She can be protective of her people when meeting new dogs, but once she knows that dog is OK, then she is quick to warm up and play with them. She is still pretty young and likes to steal toys and be jealous of pats, but we think that will all calm down with age.  We think that she would be best suited in a single dog home, or with a brother/ sister that can put up with some jealousy or competition for attention. She goes to and sleeps in her kennel quite well, but she can be fussy before we let her out. Also, when we leave the house, she stays in her kennel and once we are gone she can be quite vocal. We jokingly call Jess a “ghost dog” because of her sad wails when she is locked up and can't cuddle. Because of this, we think apartment life might not be best suited for her without further bark/cry training or prevention devices.  There is nothing she likes more than getting loved by whichever human is nearest her. She can't wait to go on adventures with her new people even if it is just to the couch for some snuggling. Message her soon because she is excited to meet you!   show less
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Jimmy

Male DOB: 04/10/2021 Pit Bull Terrier Hound (Unknown Type) (mixed) 45 lbs Medium
Hey, my name is Jimmy! I've never been on one of these match making sites before; but to find my new partner in crime, i'll give it a tr... show more
Hey, my name is Jimmy! I've never been on one of these match making sites before; but to find my new partner in crime, i'll give it a try! I was found wandering the streets of Raton, NM about a year ago. Everyone at the animal shelter thought I was such an angel and had so much potential, they sent me to prison! Yep, you read that right, I got to go to prison! There, I learned how to come, sit, lay down, and even speak. All that “good boy” stuff. Now that I have been “rehabilitated”, I’m ready to rejoin society and find my place in the world! The first thing to know about me is that I have A LOT of energy! I’m a natural born athlete and need to exercise daily. I’d happily join anyone on a long walk, jog, run, hike, or all four! I’ve never tried it, but my foster parents think I would love agility training. I also love car rides. I’m a wonderful co-pilot and like to look out the windows to see where the road is taking us. Once the adventures of the day are done, I’ll jump up on the couch or bed and cuddle under the blankets with you all night. I'm incredibly affectionate! My goal is to be your new adorable little shadow. I absolutely adore other dogs! I could run and play with them for hours! I like chase, wresting, and fetch. After a good romp in the yard, I like to share a bed with my friends and cuddle by the fire. My only issue is that I don’t like to share my toys... well, I just don't like when other dogs take things out of my mouth. A good home for me would either have other dogs to play with, and no toys; or lots of toys, but no other dogs. I also have a very strong prey drive and would do best in a home without cats or other small animals… or deer. I dote on every human I meet, I’m definitely a people pleasing attention hound! Although, I think I would do best in a home with humans 10+ years old as I don’t want to knock over any human puppies with my zoomies.  Oh, I’m also kennel trained, potty trained, and walk beautifully on a leash! Well, that’s me in a nutshell! If you think we would be good adventure buddies, please submit an application for me! I would be overjoyed to take a car ride to meet you! My foster parents would also be happy to answer any questions you may have about me! show less
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Koda

Male DOB: 08/05/2020 Labrador Retriever (mixed) 70 lbs Medium
Koda (AKA Koda Bear or Chocolate Thunder) is a sweet and energetic boy looking for his furrever family. His ideal family will include a... show more
Koda (AKA Koda Bear or Chocolate Thunder) is a sweet and energetic boy looking for his furrever family. His ideal family will include a super friendly and outgoing canine, calm humans and a calm home environment, with no kids or cats.  Koda LOVES playing with other dogs more than anything! He loves any and all dogs and is very tolerant and submissive and easily bonds with doggos. He also loves to go on walks and watch action movies. So far he has discovered that he loves The Hunger Games, LOTR, Game of Thrones, and anything with animals.  Koda is very eager to bond with humans but is a little nervous about getting to know new people. He's very shy with new people and is a little skittish so it's very important to him to have calm, patient humans who will give him time and space to warm up and a calm home environment so he can come out of his shell. Because Koda is also a shy eater he prefers to dine alone, I usually feed him in his crate and he seems to like that.  Koda's ideal home would also have a fenced-in backyard, he loves being outside and has learned to use a doggy door! He is crate trained and does well if there's at least one dog in the same room. When left totally alone he does display some separation anxiety by barking and chewing. Koda has done really well in his foster home and is a good boy in the house! He is potty trained and leash trained and working on basic commands like "sit" "come" and "stay". show less
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Milo aka Meatball

Male DOB: 09/06/2022 Pit Bull Terrier Shar Pei (mixed) Medium
Dear Potential Adopter,  I fear I have created a monster, and I refuse to apologize for it. Meatball came to me as a tiny, sickly puppy.... show more
Dear Potential Adopter,  I fear I have created a monster, and I refuse to apologize for it. Meatball came to me as a tiny, sickly puppy. So we cuddled him to help keep him warm, allowed him to be almost always in someones lap and started to have him wear sweaters. He has a pretty severe overbite and it was an adventure trying to find a way to feed him that he wouldn't give up on before he got enough calories. He eats like a champ now, but a very, very, spoiled champion. The benefits of him being so spoiled is he follows me everywhere, so I've been able to let my toddlers to hold his leash while we go on walks, and keeping an eye on him so he doesnt destroy the house has been a peice of cake. The downsides are he hates his kennel and has separation anxiety... It is getting better though.  I have had him for over half his life now. I got him as a 6lb, 8-9 week old puppy and as I write this he's about 4 months old and 25lbs. The vet predicted he will end up around 40lbs (probably still thinking he's a lap dog). Meaty-Boy is incredibly smart, and incredibly energetic. His overbite means he struggles to do many of the food puzzles, so we have to mentally stimulate him with games, toys and long walks where he gets to sniff around. He listens to any name that starts with "Meat", so Meatball, Meatloaf, Meaty-boy or even plain ol' Meat works... He knows sit, but gets to excited over training time with other dogs around that his other commands are really only "no", "come" and "down", sometimes he'll "leave it". We have a busy house with many other dogs, cats, kids and even chickens and small animals, so he's VERY well socialized, but also thinks that literally everyone is his friend, so he'll need animals who won't be bothered by him repeatedly getting in their faces, plus he's vocal when he plays, so that's been fun.  His thin fur means in order to thrive in Colorado, he should have coats to wear in the cold, and possibly to keep his skin from burning in the sun of the summer. His overbite isn't really a problem currently. It keeps him from cleaning the corners of tradtional dog bowls out and he cant stick his tounge out as far as the average dog. The best way we have found to feed him is to offer each serving on a plate with an edge or a shallow bowl a meal at a time. He can do plain kibble and enjoys crunchy treats and most chew treats, but softer food makes it easier for him. He has started loosing his baby teeth now and we will continue to monitor his bite. There is a very high probability he will need his bite fixed later in life and that would be a large expense you should plan for, but for now, he is thriving and having no issues living a normal life and getting enough food. He will need a veterinary dental specialist, and it is HIGHLY reccomended he is kept on a quality multivitmain and joint suppliments for the rest of his life to help counteract the malnourishment that occured in puppyhood. Meatball is being fostered in Aurora Colorado. show less
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Sister

Female DOB: 06/03/2022 Shepherds (All Types) (mixed) Medium
Hello Everyone! I’m Sister. Yep, Sister. I was found in a ditch with my brother. Guess what his name was? Yep. Brother. He’s somewhere e... show more
Hello Everyone! I’m Sister. Yep, Sister. I was found in a ditch with my brother. Guess what his name was? Yep. Brother. He’s somewhere else now, and I don’t know if he’s still called that. I answer pretty well to Sister but am open to other suggestions. Brother and I were found in a ditch. I don’t remember how we got there, but this awesome couple picked us up and then next day drove us to the RezDawg Rescue Rehab property in Moriarty, New Mexico. The nice people there took us each to the vet and while Brother was ok, I wasn’t quite as healthy. In fact, I had a fever that the vet was pretty concerned about. Brother hopped on a transport to Colorado after a few days, but they let me stay at RezDawg an extra week; then the nice person who was taking care of me there decided to become my foster because I got along really well with his two other pups. It’s been a few weeks now and I’m super healthy, fluffy and happy. As I said, my foster has two other dogs, a really tall slender one that is about 6 years old, and then a short stocky one that is also a RezDawg Rescue who is about a year old. I’m about 6 months I think. For the past couple weeks I’ve been living inside and playing with my new friends anytime I’m not sleeping, so it would be super great if someone wanted me that also had another active dog or two. I’m more of a wagger than a bragger, but I’ve learned how to be quite polite. Each of us three pups has our own bowl of dog food that pretty much always has food in it, and we all share and eat without any aggression. Even when we get treats or when we get our healthy wet food / meat meals, I know to stick to my own bowl. Yah, I’m super smart. I’m also very proud to say that I have not had a single “accident” as they call it, in the house. We usually go out around 10 - 11 at night and then sometime during the middle of the night, then I sleep until at least 7 happily. My sister sleeps in the bed and I tried that, but I’ve got such a thick coat now that I tend to sleep on the floor right next to the outside door to stay cool. Even my dog bed it too hot most of the time. My one sister loves to chase a tennis ball, and the guy here has this thrower thing that sends it really far; so I pretty much understand how fetch works and it’s a great way to wear me out. I don’t always know what to do with the ball when I get it. I usually bring it back but often forget that it’s in my mouth while I’m waiting for the next throw. I’m sure I’ll figure the rest of the game out soon. I do have one puppy trait that I should probably tell you about. I’m really good at finding blankets, socks, things that I think would be a nice addition to wherever I sleep, and dragging them to that location. I think it’s funny :) Other than that, I do love to chew, so I require a supply of large, long lasting, tasty, healthy bones or the like. They’re even better than socks. Just one thing to anyone who may consider being my forever person; no making fun of my ears. I know the other one is going to stand up someday. In fact, it probably already would have except it’s comfortable to rest my head on when I’m sleeping, so it’s stays folded down a lot. Anyway, it’s cute, not funny.  Now let’s fill out that adoption form...” show less