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Barton

Male Young Dachshund Shepherds (All Types) (mixed)
Barton is an 8 MO Dachshund (maybe Shepherd?) Mix weighing about 15lbs.  Barton was surrendered to one of our rescue partners in New Mex... show more
Barton is an 8 MO Dachshund (maybe Shepherd?) Mix weighing about 15lbs.  Barton was surrendered to one of our rescue partners in New Mexico with his three other siblings.  The family who surrendered them to us said Momma was a Dachshund mix and they didn't know what dad was.   When Barton and his siblings came to us they were absolutely terrified.  They were actually some of the most nervous puppies we had, had in a long time.  Bartons foster decided to keep him for a while and take him through our confidence training program, to make sure we were setting him up for a lifetime of success and happiness.  Barton has officially finished his training courses and is ready for his forever home!  Barton is such a good boy.  He absolutely loves to snuggle and romp around with his dog friends.  He goes to doggy daycare twice a week for socialization and confidence boosting and he now loves it.  He gets to zoom around the yard with all the other dogs and say hi to the humans.   Bartons forever people will need to understand that he still gets a little nervous at first, but he does come out of his shell pretty quickly and is an awesome little dog.  He would do well with another dog friend, but it's not totally necessary. If you are interested in adopting Barton, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com If you are interested in adopting Barton or one of his siblings, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Elsa

Female Adult Poodle (Miniature) (mixed)
Elsa is an 8-10 year old, 6lb Poodle Mix. Elsa was dumped at an overcrowded shelter in Texas with a fever and throwing up.  Her owners d... show more
Elsa is an 8-10 year old, 6lb Poodle Mix. Elsa was dumped at an overcrowded shelter in Texas with a fever and throwing up.  Her owners didn't have the money to bring her to the vet and figured it would just be easier to drop her off and wipe their hands of her.  The vets found out that she had pyometra, which is where an adult dog that is not fixed gets an infected uterous and needs to have it removed.  Elsa was recovering nicely from her emergency surgery, but once she got to her foster home here in CO she was having trouble keeping food down.  Our specialist here in CO discovered that before coming here elsa had ingested her staples from her surgery, causing her to have acute esophagitis.  For about a month Elsa has been on medication to help her eat and recover.  She is now able to hold soft foods down and is gaining weight, getting healthier by the day.  Our specialist believes she does not have chronic esophagitis but instead acute esophagitis which we are hoping she will recover from.  That being said, she will need a family who can be patient while she continues to heal, and someone who has experience or is willing to learn about esophagitis would be ideal. Elsa is a wonderful little dog.  She is very snuggly and easy going.  She is a little shadow dog and wants to be around her foster Momma at all times if possible.  She does not seem to have separation anxiety and is okay being alone, but would just much prefer to know what her foster Momma is doing and to join in on the activities if possible.  Elsa gets along well with other dogs but is much more interested in her humans.  She loves belly rubs and is great being carried around. Elsa is doing well with potty training but will need her forever family to have patience as she is fully trained and learns her new home.   Elsa does seem like she is a low/non shedding dog, but we cannot guarantee that she is hypoallergenic.  She was so matted and dirty when she came in, so her hair is filling in and she is getting fluffier by the day, but it will still take some time for her, along with regular grooming appointments.   If you are interested in adopting Elsa, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Enzo

Male Adult Boxer Catahoula Leopard Dog (mixed)
Enzo is a 2(ish) year old goofball weighing about 45-50lbs.  Enzo was adopted from a rescue when he was just eight weeks old.  His famil... show more
Enzo is a 2(ish) year old goofball weighing about 45-50lbs.  Enzo was adopted from a rescue when he was just eight weeks old.  His family decided they did not have time to train him or work with him, and since he is a dog with such a big personality, it was not a good match.  The rescue he was adopted from was unable to take him back, so we took him into our program.  We knew that if he was adopted out again without training he would continue to be returned time after time, since thats one of the main reason for returns.  Enzo had already been shuffled around and we were not going to let that happen again.   Enzo joined out board and train program where he learned to channel his goofiness and big personality in just the right way.  Eveybody at the board and train facility is obsessed with him.  He is a favorite for sure.  Enzo gets along well with other dogs and has a ton of energy.  He would be perfect for an active family who is looking for someone to take on tons of adventures with.  It's important that Enzo goes to a family who is dedicated to his training so he continues to be successful in his forever family.   Since his trainer has spent so much time and dedication to him, we are requring that Enzo's forever family that our trainers eight week training course, free of charge.  This is so Enzo's forever family can learn everything that Enzo has learned, and help set him up for a lifetime of happiness and success.  He is such a good boy and so deserves a family that is as dedicated to him as we are, and who will love him as much as we all do! If you are interested in adopting Enzo, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Frannie

Female Young Pomeranian
Frannie is a 2-3 year old Pomeranian mix weighing less than 5lbs.  Frannie is one of our Puppy Mill survivors and will need a very speci... show more
Frannie is a 2-3 year old Pomeranian mix weighing less than 5lbs.  Frannie is one of our Puppy Mill survivors and will need a very special, patient family.  Frannie has literally never stepped foot ouside a tiny cage, or had any human contact until we rescued her.  Because this, life is extra scary for little Frannie, and she is still learning how to be a dog, so she will need another dog in her forever family to help her continue learning and growing.   Frannkie is as sweet as can be.  When she first showed up at her foster home she wanted nothing more than to hide under the couch or under the bed.  Seh has been in her foster home for almost a month now, and is making daily progress.  Her foster has lots of other animals and she does well with all of them. She is nervous around them and loves to watch from a distance, but she does not have an "aggressive" bone in her body.  She now lets her foster Momma pet her and even makes eye contact with her, which is huge progress.  If this is how far she has come in one short month, we are so excited to see how she does with her forever family as they give her more time and patience to warm up and learn to "dog".   If you are interested in adopting this sweet, timid little girl, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Jagger

Male Puppy Labrador Retriever Shepherds (All Types) (mixed)
Jagger is a 9-10 week old, 8lb adorable pup.  We are guessing he will around 40-55lbs when full grown.  Jagger and his siblings are from... show more
Jagger is a 9-10 week old, 8lb adorable pup.  We are guessing he will around 40-55lbs when full grown.  Jagger and his siblings are from New Mexico where they were dumped at an overcroweded shelter with no way out.  The shelter reached out to us to help them, and of course we couldn't say no to these adorable faces! Jagger and his siblings have now been here for about two weeks and are happy healthy little babies.  We do not know their breeds since we don't know their histories but our best guess would be a Lab/Shepherd/Collie/x mix.  We are hoping one fo their forever families does a breed test once adopted because those are so much fun!   Jagger and his siblings are wonderful, happy, social little pups.  They are one of the easier litters the foster has had as they seem to be smart, easy going, and friendly.  They love to adventure in her backyard and follow her dog around, learning and taking in all that he has to show them.  They get along great with each other and with the fosters dog.  We would love for these babies to go to families who are going to be able to get them daily exercise and mental stimulation, since thats what dogs truly deserve.  Families who will continue to socialize them and if we are lucky, even a family who already has another dog or two for them to play with.  They are so loving, so a family who wants a snuggle buddy and best friend to spend their days with. If you are interested in adopting Jagger or one of his siblings, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Jax

Male Puppy Labrador Retriever Shepherds (All Types) (mixed)
Jax is a 9-10 week old, 8lb adorable pup.  We are guessing he will around 40-55lbs when full grown.  Jax and his siblings are from New M... show more
Jax is a 9-10 week old, 8lb adorable pup.  We are guessing he will around 40-55lbs when full grown.  Jax and his siblings are from New Mexico where they were dumped at an overcroweded shelter with no way out.  The shelter reached out to us to help them, and of course we couldn't say no to these adorable faces! Jax and his siblings have now been here for about two weeks and are happy healthy little babies.  We do not know their breeds since we don't know their histories but our best guess would be a Lab/Shepherd/Collie/x mix.  We are hoping one fo their forever families does a breed test once adopted because those are so much fun!   Jax and his siblings are wonderful, happy, social little pups.  They are one of the easier litters the foster has had as they seem to be smart, easy going, and friendly.  They love to adventure in her backyard and follow her dog around, learning and taking in all that he has to show them.  They get along great with each other and with the fosters dog.  We would love for these babies to go to families who are going to be able to get them daily exercise and mental stimulation, since thats what dogs truly deserve.  Families who will continue to socialize them and if we are lucky, even a family who already has another dog or two for them to play with.  They are so loving, so a family who wants a snuggle buddy and best friend to spend their days with. If you are interested in adopting Jax or one of his siblings, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Joey

Male Puppy Shepherds (All Types) (mixed)
Joey is an 8-10 week old Aussie/Shepherd mix weighing about 12lbs.  Joey was found in a ditch in Kansas with his siblings. There was no... show more
Joey is an 8-10 week old Aussie/Shepherd mix weighing about 12lbs.  Joey was found in a ditch in Kansas with his siblings. There was no mom in sight and it was a common dumping ground that the 4 abandoned pups were found in.  They stayed at the shelter to make sure nobody was looking for them, but just as we thought, nobody ever came.   Joey has now been in CO for a couple weeks, is fully vetted, and ready to find his furever family. He came to us itty bitty, possibly the runt and getting the least amount of food. In the short time that we have had him, he has grown quite a bit and put on some much needed weight, though he is still significantly smaller than his brother (Ralph). Joey may be a smaller guy, but boy does he have a huge heart- he is a total lover! He is a snuggler and likes to be close to his people. He will cry if left alone and adores his big brother, so a home where he can have a playmate and companion is ideal for Joey. He loves to give kisses! He does well with both large and small dogs. He has a healthy curiosity of cats but does not chase them. Joey is easily submissive and an easy going guy, though he doesn’t especially love alone time unless he is sleeping. He is affection motivated but goes crazy for dried liver treats. His favorite toys are smaller stuffed animals and tug ropes. Joey is such a fun, sweet little guy- he has lots of love to give to the very lucky family that adopts him!    If you are interested in adopting Joey, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Koda

Male Young German Shepherd Dog
Koda is a 1.5 year old German Shepherd, weighing about 65lbs. Koda came to us from a New Mexico home where they were moving into an apar... show more
Koda is a 1.5 year old German Shepherd, weighing about 65lbs. Koda came to us from a New Mexico home where they were moving into an apartment and didn't want the responsibility of taking their dogs with them. At that time Koda was only about 10MO.  Once Koda got to us he was the happiest, nuttliest little guy.  We had to address some health concerns he had (food allergies) along with his extreme intelligence and drive.  Koda is a very high energy dog and his foster Momma who lived in a small apartment, and had never had a dog before could not handle all that comes with a German Shepherd personality.  We decided to get Koda into our training program to set him up for a lifetime of sucess, especially since German Shepherds are one of the most common dogs found in kill shelters due to their energy level.   Koda has been in our training program for a little while now and is ready to find his forever family.  He is an amazing, active, affectionate, friendly guy.  Koda would do well with an active family or someone with another dog for him to play with and get his energy out.  He is great on a leash and does well with other dogs.  He gets along with people and would do best with a human who also loves to snuggle with him.  Koda would love to go for daily adventures with his humans and see what Colorado has to offer for our active dogs/humans.   Koda's adopters will have to go through our 8 week training course in Longmont to make sure we are setting Koda up for 100% success. This class is where you learn about everything Koda has learned and what has made him such a great dog.  It is free of charge for Brighter Days adopters, which is a great deal! If you are interested in adopting Koda, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Lilly

Female Young Basset Hound Boxer (mixed)
Lilly is a 2-3 year old, sweet as can be, Basset/Boxer mix (we think) weighing about 28lbs.   Lilly was dumped at a shelter in New Mexic... show more
Lilly is a 2-3 year old, sweet as can be, Basset/Boxer mix (we think) weighing about 28lbs.   Lilly was dumped at a shelter in New Mexico with her seven itty bitty puppies when they were only 3 weeks old.  Lilly tried to be a good Momma in the shelter.  Taking care of her pups and making sure they were all cozy in their tiny shelter bed.  The shelter is no place for a nursing mom (let alone any dog, really).  We quickly got Lilly to CO where there was a foster waiting with open arms to give her a safe and warm place to land.  Lilly's pups are now about 10 weeks old and ready to find their forever families.  It's also Lilly's turn to be the baby and find her forever family with lots of unconditional love.   Lilly is full of love and joy.  She is an amazing little girl.  She absolutely loves to snuggle with her foster momma, and she loves to romp around with the other dog in the home.  She gets along great with all other dogs and humans so far.  Her adorable squatty legs and beautiful brindle coat make her one of a kind for sure.  Lilly would be okay in a home as an only dog but would also be very happy in a home with another dog to romp with.  She does pretty well on a leash and seems to be a very smart girl. If you are interested in adding this unique and amazing girl to your family, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Mollie

Female Adult Rottweiler (mixed)
**Mollie is a board and train dog through Brighter Days.  Please read all about this before applying to adopt** Mollie is a 2 year old R... show more
**Mollie is a board and train dog through Brighter Days.  Please read all about this before applying to adopt** Mollie is a 2 year old Rottie mix Mollie was surrendered to Brighter Days Dog Resue because her previous owners had never taken the time to train her properly.  Becuase of this she was surrendered to Brighter Days to find a family who actually has the time and dedication a 4-legged companion needs.  When an adult dog comes to us lacking any sort of training we immediately get them into our board and train program.  One of the main reasons dogs get euthanized in an overcrowded shelter is due to lack of training.  When we started Brighter Days we made a commitment that we would make sure every single Brighter Days Dog would be set up for a life time of success, which includes training.  Our trainer works so hard to get these dogs to be wonderful, stable, balanced, obedient, great dogs.  To make sure their hard work is not lost over time due to owners who don't continue the training, we require each one of our adopters who is adopting a board and train dog to take our trainers classes in longmont.  It is an eight week course that is usually $300, but for Brighter Days adopters it is free! Here is what our Trainer has to say about Mollie: Mollie is a high energy, hilarious, sweet and affectionate dog. Mollie will need daily exercise, so an active home is best for her, a home that enjoys walking, running, hiking, etc. Also she needs a house with a big yard and a fully enclosed with a 6 foot privacy fence. She is an awesome dog and will be perfect for the right, active family.  We are going to require Molly goes to a home without other dogs, cats, and kids just to make sure she is set up for success.   If you are inerested in adopting Mollie please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Red

Male Adult Shiba Inu
Red is a sweet, older adult, Shiba Inu who was rescued from a Puppy Mill about a month ago.  When we rescued Red, it was the first time... show more
Red is a sweet, older adult, Shiba Inu who was rescued from a Puppy Mill about a month ago.  When we rescued Red, it was the first time in his whole he had ever touched the ground outside of a cage, or had any kind human contact.  Because Red is a Mill Survivor, he will need a family who is incredibly patient with him, and we would like him to go to a home with another dog, so he can learn how to be a dog and have the guidance of another social dog.  Red has become his foster Momma's little shadow. He follows her around everywhere he goes, and he is just taking in all life has to offer.  He is very smart and tought himself how to go up and down the stairs pretty quickly, which most mill dogs have a very hard time with.  He is learning how to sit and stay, but really he just wants to be right next to his foster Momma.  He spooks easily as most noises are new for him, so as he learns and gets used to things in life, he will get less nervous.  Right now he sleeps on the floor next to his foster Momma and seems to really like it.  He has started to accept treats from his foster Momma, which is another huge step for a mill dog!  Red is even already learning to play with toys, and seems to really enjoy them! At first he would just look at them and walk away, and now he gets excited about them.  Red is still unsure about his harness and walks, but we know with the incredible strides he is already making in such a short amount of time, that he is absolutely capable of learning to love daily walks, too.  Red enjoys an easy going, laid back environment, and he really enjoys laying in his crate, which his foster Momma always leaves open.  We see the potential in Red after just a few weeks, which we cannot put into words how incredible that is for a mill dog who has spent his whole life in a cage being terrified.   We are unsure of Reds exact age, but we are guessing he is between 8-10 years old.  He does have some cataracts and struggles with his sight a little.  He will need somoene who is willing to be patient as he learns the house and helps him navigate at first.  He absolutely can see, just not as well as he should be able to.  If you are interested in adopting this sweet, amazing, handsome boy, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Rocky

Male Adult Pomeranian
Rocky is a 5.5 year old Pomeranian weighing about 15-20lbs.  Rocky was from a Puppy Mill in Missouri.  When we rescued Rocky it was his... show more
Rocky is a 5.5 year old Pomeranian weighing about 15-20lbs.  Rocky was from a Puppy Mill in Missouri.  When we rescued Rocky it was his first time ever being outside of the cage he had spent all 5 years of his life in.  Because of this Rocky is going to need an extra patient adopter, and we will make it mandatory he goes to a home with another confident dog to help him learn and grow as a doggy.  Here is what Rocky foster Momma has to say about him: "Rocket a.k.a “Rocky” is the sweetest, most gentle little floof you’ll ever meet! He also happens to be strikingly handsome which gets him lots of attention from bystanders during walks through the neighborhood. Everywhere we go, people stop to remark how adorable he is and how gorgeous his two-toned eyes are. When we first brought Rocky home he was so terrified of humans that he would shiver when someone even looked in his direction. He has made remarkable progress in just three short weeks and now follows me around the house and even alerts me with adorable little noises when its time for us to go to bed! He now leans his head into scratches behind his ears and is starting to understand that humans can be a source of love and comfort. At first Rocky was very overwhelmed with the outdoors, but every day he gets more and more comfortable and confident on our walks, and has really learned to enjoy those parts of our day. He is wonderful on a leash, doesn’t pull or chase prey, and is very responsive to leash pressure. Rocky adores other dogs and would really thrive in a home with at least one other friendly dog. Being that he came from a mill where other nearby dogs were a constant source of comfort, he does not do well in isolation and becomes distressed if left alone in an enclosed space without another dog or human around. Rocky is a sensitive and low-key boy who thrives in a peaceful environment and is content to just lounge in his favorite spot 80% of the day, with a few walks and scratches thrown in throughout the day. He’d be a great companion for someone who works from home remotely, but its not necessary as long as he has another doggie to hang out with during the day while his person is at work. Rocky needs a gentle, compassionate, and patient owner who understands his sensitive and gentle nature and will allow him to continue opening up at his own pace.  He is such a gem and his forever family will be sooo lucky!" If you are interested in adopting Rocky, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Roman

Male Adult Poodle (Miniature) Bichon Frise (mixed)
Roman is a 4 year old Poodle or Bichon mix weighing about 15-20lbs.  Roman was one of 5 dogs who was surrendered to Brighter Days when h... show more
Roman is a 4 year old Poodle or Bichon mix weighing about 15-20lbs.  Roman was one of 5 dogs who was surrendered to Brighter Days when his family was moving and they had too many dogs to move with.  Roman was so nervous and confused when he first came to us, but he has been in our care for a while now, and is ready to find his forever family.   Here is what Roman's foster has to say about him: "Roman is the sweetest little lap dog.  He loves to be held and cuddled all day long.  He is a very nervous pup.  He was pretty much scared of everything when he came to us, but now he is feeling more comfortable and is even getting more playful and energetic, which is so much fun to see.  He warms up to people and very quickly especially if you will give him lots of love.  He does get a little mouthy when playing and kids do make him a little nervous, but he does better each and every day!  He has not mastered potty training yet but is getting better and does great with the potty pads.  It's always hard when dogs come from warmer climates in the winter, because they have to learn to overcome the cold and snow too.  Roman does well with other dogs and is very food motivated, which is great for training. If you are interested in adopting Roman, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com show less
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Willow

Female Adult Shepherds (All Types) Labrador Retriever (mixed)
**Willow is a board and train dog through Brighter Days.  Please read all about this before applying to adopt** Willow was transported t... show more
**Willow is a board and train dog through Brighter Days.  Please read all about this before applying to adopt** Willow was transported to Brighter Days Dog Resue because she was found as a stray and had clearly never had human contact. When an adult dog comes to us lacking any sort of training we immediately get them into our board and train program.  One of the main reasons dogs get euthanized in an overcrowded shelter is due to lack of training.  When we started Brighter Days we made a commitment that we would make sure every single Brighter Days Dog would be set up for a life time of success, which includes training.  Our trainer works so hard to get these dogs to be wonderful, stable, balanced, obedient, great dogs.  To make sure their hard work is not lost over time due to owners who don't continue the training, we require each one of our adopters who is adopting a board and train dog to take our trainers classes in longmont.  It is an eight week course that is usually $300, but for Brighter Days adopters it is free! Willow is a young adult sweet girl from Oklahoma. Willow was found living outside under a barn taking care of her 7 sweet babies.  She was so terrified and trying so hard to protect her babies.  Her wonderful rescuers were able to trap her and her pups and get them to safety.  Once Willow got to a vet we found out she was heart worm positive.  Willow has been with us for over a year because she had to go through heart worm treatment, AND learn how to be a dog, once all was said and done.   Willow has been in our board and train program for a long time now and is so, so ready to find her forever family.   Willow is very shy at first but once she warms up she is a cute girl who loves to play with her dog friends and be silly. Willow would do well in a low to moderately active home. She would do well with a 4-legged buddy or as an only child.   If you are interested in adding Willow to your forever family, please fill out our adoption application at brighterdaysdogrescue.com   show less