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Liz

Female Young Shepherds (All Types) (mixed)

Liz is just the sweetest, little girl who is just so easygoing and adorable! She warmed up to her foster family quickly and enjoys spend... show more

Liz is just the sweetest, little girl who is just so easygoing and adorable! She warmed up to her foster family quickly and enjoys spending time with them. Liz is low to medium energy and is fine to hang around the house or lounge in the sun. She adores being pet or cuddled on the sofa or bed. The good thing is she is also content to lay down and not be needy. She walks so well on a leash and can be trusted to walk off leash (once bonded to her people). She listens really well (attentive), quick to learn (very smart) and knows basic commands. Liz is eager to please her humans and is a joy to be around. She is shy at the initial approach with humans, but warms up immediately when she knows you are not a threat. She is very timid with other dogs and very aware of when they are barking in the distance or approaching on a walk. After she gets introduced, she usually is fine as long as it's not an agressive alpha dog. Her foster family has a 16 year old alpha dog and 2 cats. She is great with cats who are chill, dog-friendly cats. Liz just lets them do their thing in peace. She isn't very playful with dogs or humans as she is pretty mellow, which has worked out great with the old dog in her foster home.  Liz happily goes in her crate at night and doesn't make a sound, however, her foster family hasn't seen a need to crate her and haven't since the first few nights. They have yet to hear her bark once. She would enjoy a quiet home with older children as quick movements and loud noises seem to affect her. She would be equally suited for apartment living or on some acreage where she can hang out with her people. She won't be suited for people looking to take her to dog parks, long hikes and definitely would not a running partner. Liz is around 2 years old and weighs about 30 lbs.  Please consider Liz if you are looking for a loyal, easygoing companion. She will steal your heart! Liz is being fostered in Palisade, CO (on the western slope).  show less

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Teddi

Female Adult Blue Heeler Border Collie (mixed)

Teddy Came to us in April of 2019 as approx. 18mo old, former street dog who had made it with a dog thought to be her brother. He was th... show more

Teddy Came to us in April of 2019 as approx. 18mo old, former street dog who had made it with a dog thought to be her brother. He was the stronger of the pair, she the follower. Her brothers go-to behavior was to aggress and fight for what they needed.  Tedi now lets me love on her completely but it took more than 6 months! Watches me with other dogs a lot and at first only let me pet her when she was in her crate, but after months of that she began letting me do it more and more if the other dogs were around. Today, I can even touch her when we’re one-on-one. Huge for a dog her age who was – for all intents and purposes – close to feral.  She struggles with trust; especially with people. Typically, the older these dogs are the longer it takes them to trust, but there are things we can do to help hasten the process.  Management Have her drag around a 4’ leash until she’s comfortably coming to you when called. A leash-drag has a number of benefits; primarily you’ll be able to step on it to catch her, without reaching toward her face, neck or head (doing this will cause her to flinch back (mentally and physically)). It also provides the added benefit of keeping a dog in check; they’ll step on it from time to time and have to be aware of it thus making them purposely think about something specific. Keep her in a smaller space rather than a larger one – inside and out; until she’s more comfortable with you. We all think dogs need lots of space but actually anxious dogs do better with less than more. Consider keeping her in a room of the house rather than giving her the entire house. Also this is not the time to let her loose to explore – instead she’s either connected to you or in a small, dog-proof enclosure – otherwise she’ll bolt (at least until she’s bonded).  She really needs a dog to bond to. Here she’s closest to a female, 35# heeler mix. She came in with her brother and was very close to him. She’s comfortable sleeping with different dogs and playing with different dogs. But dogs like Tedi are WAY more comfortable with dogs than people and need to see us interacting with dogs to trust us. She needs a bed or space of her own. Someplace that’s hers; best way to set this up is to bring her home and put her in the spot that’s hers, ideally a crate in a room (not too busy of a room, she’ll be overwhelmed) and have her live in there for at least 24-48 hours. This gives her a chance to watch and learn the routines without having to interact or fall into old patterns. You’ll find that after that time she’ll anchor right back to those spaces when she gets nervous or stressed. Let her watch you and see you interact with other dogs. This is huge to dogs! They need to see how you are with others so they know what to expect. Anticipation is everything for anxious dogs; be sure to call out to her as you walk toward her crate and if you’re used to working with horses….many of those same strategies work. Noises can also be terrifying to these dogs – even the quietest most benign of noises….watch patterns and adjust accordingly. Note: Tedi leans toward the soft side. If things go sideways she gets out of dodge. She’d rather not engage in a fight and plays dead rather than fights back L Long term To succeed she’ll need time, support and patience. And lots of it. She’s a dog that will take months of familiar routine to really begin to let her guard down and trust. That’s not to say it’s not going to happen, it’s just going to take time and patience – a lot more than any other dog you’ve ever dealt with. I will also note that once you get there, you’ll have a stronger bond than with other dogs who didn’t have to lean on you for so much support.  Doesn’t necessarily like to be outside – she’s just so nervous of people she goes where the dogs are. Now that we’ve built trust she’s more often in the house and on the couch than not, but she’s a solid dog. When we walk on the property she runs and does her thing but is always in earshot and is always back to the gate when it’s time to come in.   She’s not a dog that’s comfortable in new situations and also one who takes a bit to see/follow routine and settle in. Give her time but don’t push her to explore new places and things. She doesn’t want to. People are enough stress for her. She just wants a house/land to live out her life and find a way to contribute and possible bond. She loves belly rubs and is getting really fond of butt rubs too J Our adoption fees cover transport from a reservation or high-intake shelter, vaccinations, deworming, food, alteration, any needed treatments and microchipping for identification. We foster our animals in homes around Colorado instead of one central facility, so your adoption payment goes further toward helping more animals find safe homes filled with love. show less

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Viola

Female Adult Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)

Viola (AKA as "Fiona") is a full-grown, small-medium (44 lbs) female pibble-lab mix. Enthusiastically friendly, loves people, crazy wagg... show more

Viola (AKA as "Fiona") is a full-grown, small-medium (44 lbs) female pibble-lab mix. Enthusiastically friendly, loves people, crazy waggy tail, very attentive and aware. She loves to be petted and plays nicely with dogs she knows. Fiona has great ears—they are very animated, can stand up tall, and they always telegraph what she's thinking or feeling. Estimated to be about 3 years old, Vi / Fiona was a stray found in Gallup, NM, where she was homeless with puppies she'd had sometime in Nov. 2019. Now that she's been in foster care for a while, she's learning to be house trained, crate trained, and to walk calmly on leash. Fiona is currently at Pranadogs On her first day with her foster people: https://youtu.be/pFLiN8kzLbc Playing well with her foster sister, Red: https://youtu.be/fjM3h-QXqNc  If you'd like to meet Miss Fiona to see if she could be the perfect furry buddy for your family, please submit an adoption application to RezDawg Rescue today! Be sure to follow RezDawg Rescue on Facebook and Instagram! Our adoption fees cover transport from a reservation or high-intake shelter, vaccinations, deworming, food, alteration, any needed treatments, and microchipping for identification. We foster our animals in homes around Colorado instead of one central facility, so your adoption payment goes further toward helping more animals find safe homes filled with love. show less

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Woody

Male Young Hounds (All Types) Labrador Retriever (mixed)

Woody is a 10-11months old lab/hound mix, weighing in at about 60lbs. He will no doubt weigh over 70lbs when full grown and filled out!... show more

Woody is a 10-11months old lab/hound mix, weighing in at about 60lbs. He will no doubt weigh over 70lbs when full grown and filled out! He came into the shelter as a stray and has stolen every person's heart that he's met so far!  He is mild-natured, calm, self-entertaining and does amazingly well with other dogs. He is a confident dog and makes himself at home almost immediately! He has a loyalty streak about him and likes to be near his human. I wouldn't say he bonds immediately, but definitely knows he's safe when he walks in the door.  Woody walks wonderfully on a leash and rides well in a car! He knows he gets his meals in his crate, and that he sleeps in a crate and had no issues going in and laying down! He sleeps through the night and will start making noises when its time to go out. Sometimes, he doesn't want to be in the crate, but he eventually settles down and goes to bed!  And so smart! He figured out the dog door in his foster home w/in 3 hours! Because of his puppy energy, he would do great in an active household where he can go on long walks, exciting hikes and spend time in the great outdoors! He definitely needs exercise, or will begin to pace in the house and will eventually find inappropriate things to do!  He may be perfect in almost every way.... with the exception of cats! (too focused!) And because of his big hound bark, it is not recommended that he live in a condo / apartment. show less