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Casper

Male Adult Akbash (mixed)

Casper is a super friendly dog who loves everyone.The night he arrived in Colorado, after a long and stressful transport, he buried his... show more

Casper is a super friendly dog who loves everyone.The night he arrived in Colorado, after a long and stressful transport, he buried his humongous head into his foster mom for some loving and her heart melted. He is sweet, sweet, sweet to all people- male, female, old, young. He even loved the crew of cleaning people who came into the house carrying a large assortment of brooms and mops and buckets. Casper was undeterred by all the equipment, eager to lean against the new people for some loving. Casper is extremely smart and eager to please.  He is a delight to work with and may be the fastest learner his foster has had! He quickly learned sit, shake, down, leave it, wait, and is working on stay, touch, and watch me. All the humans in his foster home make him work for what he wants and he is thriving. If you lay a solid foundation with this boy, the sky is the limit! But Casper is big boy- he weights 87 pounds at about 10 months. We believe he is an Akbash mix (has double dew claws). He needs a dog savvy person committed to positive training. Casper goes into his crate with a little coaxing and rests quietly for a couple of hours at a time. He also has been non-destructive when given free roam at night and for short periods during the day though he does have a taste for pillows and shoes. He is completely housebroken. Although initially scared of leashes, Casper now loves outings and walks right beside you. He is interested in the dogs and people he passes but understands “leave it” and has been pleasant with everyone. As a bonus, his foster mom has never felt safer when walking at night :) In the home, Casper adores some dogs right off the bat but is slower to warm up to others. His favorite dogs have been medium sized female dogs. He has been good with confident cats. Adopters with other pets should be prepared to take some time with introductions if needed.  Casper is still a puppy, albeit a big one, and needs a home with people who have the time and inclination to train/ work with him - he loves to learn! He would not thrive crated for extended periods.  He also needs a yard (or maybe some land!). Someone willing to put in a little time will be richly rewarded with a dog who is super fun, smart, loving, happy, and well-mannered — not to mention totally adorable! Here are links to Casper interacting with his foster's pets: https://youtu.be/iTqtrC5y3Wc https://youtu.be/5l47Yd4T9rE https://youtu.be/9YTLpCA0fT8 show less

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Chaco

Male Puppy Shepherds (All Types) (mixed)

Chaco had a little bit of a rough start in life, he was found alone and abandoned on a road near Gallup at just 7 weeks old. He was maln... show more

Chaco had a little bit of a rough start in life, he was found alone and abandoned on a road near Gallup at just 7 weeks old. He was malnourished and mangey still adorable but a just a different kind of adorable. His legs were bending in places legs shouldn't bend because he had rickets from lack of nutrition, his hair wasn't soft and he smelled like no puppy should. Chaco has grown out of his rickets and now has a super soft velvety coat and eyes that when you look into them he would never let you imagine how sad he truly was. Chaco was neutered early December and we found out he had a few heart defects that would cut his life short. January 7th Chaco had a successful surgery to fix a PDA, and in April he will have his aortic valve opened up some so he will get the right amount of blood flow. RezDawg Rescue is covering the cost of his surgery in March if we can't raise it on his gofund me. Link for that is here        gf.me/u/w7bht9 along with notes from CSU, his news clip from FOX 31 and pictures and videos of his progress.  Chaco will need annual echoes done and most likely he will be on a daily heart medication.  Chaco has come a long way since making his way to CO the end of October. During his recovery time in his foster home he has always been very sweet with an amazing personality. Chaco is playful, curious also people and dog friendly. He hasn't met any kids yet but we are sure he wouldn't mind  if he had a home with some. Chaco gets a little excited about cats but eventually would learn how to respect them, he's just a good boy. He's doing awesome with kennel training and house training too! Since his surgery in January Chaco has been learning to walk on leash and he's doing really great with it.  show less

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Lexi

Female Adult Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Dog (mixed)

Lexi is a German shepherd/collie mix year old bundle of energy. She loves going on walks, runs, and playing at the dog park. She’s never... show more

Lexi is a German shepherd/collie mix year old bundle of energy. She loves going on walks, runs, and playing at the dog park. She’s never met a stranger and tries to hug every person she encounters. Super happy and loveable.   Still in her chewing stage, but we’re breaking her of that habit. Good on the leash unless she sees a bunny, then she’s off to the races. Lexi was stray for the first year of her life, so she's used to running after small animals. Lexi loves to wrestle and run with other dogs - she makes a new friend every time we go on a walk or to the park. She's learning to fetch, but mainly loves chasing the other dogs when they have a ball. I have a cat and she was was a little intimidated by Lexi at first because of her energy, but Lexi was great and gave her space to get used to a dog in the home. Now they both sleep on the bed with me. :) The ideal home for Lexi is a high-energy family who can take her on multiple walks a day and commit to dog parks and high energy play often. Lexi would be so happy to have another dog to play with, but it's not a must have as long as you can commit to getting energy out! Currently we go on 3 walks a day at the minimum and she still has energy to spare.  We've never met such a dopey happy puppy and Lexi is so excited to find her furrever home! show less

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Max

Male Adult Labrador Retriever Blue Heeler (mixed)

  Max for maximum in all that he is and does! This boy has maximum exuberance and energy and maximum love! He is no couch potato! Even a... show more

  Max for maximum in all that he is and does! This boy has maximum exuberance and energy and maximum love! He is no couch potato! Even at seven and a half months, he's still very much a puppy. He's still working those baby chompers and appreciates a good bone. He was found wandering the streets of Gallup, NM along with his sister Minnie and brought to the local shelter by a good samaritan. He LOVES to cuddle! He's very motivated by food and learns quickly when treats are involved. He also thrives on praise. He's fully house-trained. He's already learned to "sit" and sleeps well in his crate at night. Things he's working on and improving daily; "leave it"; "off"; "stay" (good with a couple of reminders); and laying down. He comes most of the time, especially if food is involved. He does not love to be crated during the day and he doesn't like to be separated from his humans for too long. When he first started riding in the car in his crate he whined quite a bit, but now he only whines a little at the onset. One thing his foster family is really working on with him not to do is give his "love" nibbles. He will do little pinchies with his front teeth if he feels you've been gone too long. He just doesn't quite know what to do with the excitement of seeing you again! He's starting to get, "no nibbles!". For this reason and the aforementioned energy, he would not be a good fit for a home with children under 12 years of age.  Max plays well with his two female foster doggie siblings. He adores his sister, Minnie, but she is recovering from leg surgery and can't wrestle with him as he would like, so at this point, should probably be separated from her. Still, having been with Minnie his whole life, it would be difficult for him to be a solo act. Plus, a dog companion whom he can wrestle with would help put all of that energy to work! He's not been exposed to other male dogs in his foster home, so it's unknown as to whether or not he gets along with his male counterparts. He gets very excited by the kitties in his home, a little too excited! Kitty friends would not be a good match at this stage. When placing Max in a potential adoptive home, a meet and greet and home visit will be arranged for all parties involved to be certain Max is a love match. With all of that said, in his new home, Max should continue with dedicated time and training to keep him on track with those manners. He would be a really good candidate for agility training! Max will do his very best to please you and do all that's expected of him. It's all so new to him, but if you put in the time, you will have the very most enjoyable, loyal, and loving friend. He is a doll! His foster family is quite smitten with him! show less

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Minnie

Female Adult Labrador Retriever Blue Heeler (mixed)

Accepting applications starting 02/24/2020 Minnie is currently being treated for what is thought to be a UTI and will be finished with a... show more

Accepting applications starting 02/24/2020 Minnie is currently being treated for what is thought to be a UTI and will be finished with a course of antibiotics by 02/24/20 and available for adoption at that time. Come meet Minnie at the RezDawg Big Adoption Event at the PetSmart Lone Tree this Sunday,  February 16, 11am-3pm, 8695 Park Meadows Center Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80124 Minnie is a little trooper. Found roaming the streets in Gallup, New Mexico along with her brother Max, she was brought into the local shelter in pretty rough shape. She was limping badly and thought to have a broken wrist for which she was splinted on what turned out to be the wrong place on her leg. Upon arrival to the Denver area on January 27th, it was discovered that she actually had a broken elbow on her right front leg, which had already been healing the wrong way for some time. She required a complex surgery to repair her elbow with titanium pins. She's been recuperating and gaining strength in her foster home in Broomfield. She has a very mellow, present personality and a sweetness that melts your heart. When she first arrived at her foster home she was scared of her foster siblings and guarding her food quite assertively. In the two short weeks she's been in this home, she's learned a handful of simple commands, (i.e. sit, stay, leave it, down) and now shares very nicely with her siblings. She's slept in the crate every night without so much as a whimper and does just fine during the day when left in there for short stints. If she needs to go potty, she's stands at the back door. She's had no accidents. She's a quick study! She's still not sure what to make of her cat siblings so, for the time being, a home without kitties might be best, though she does drop her interest when asked to "leave it". She anticipates direction and definitely seeks approval and snuggles from her human foster family and they love to give it to her! All of the vets and veterinary staff she's visited with have remarked what a wonderful, easy little patient she's been. With time, her leg should heal to be like new, but for now she'll need shorter walks/hikes and some minimal, at home, stretching therapy to keep her leg flexible. Though she came in with her brother, she might be better suited to the company of a calmer character for a playmate. Her brother Max is very high energy and a little bit too rough and tumble with his sister. A dog friend in her adoptive home would be the best situation though, as she has not been without her bother's company for these first 7 1/2 months of her life. She has become quickly attached to her foster doggie sisters, so she'll have no problem bonding with new friends. The opportunity to meet young kids has not come up in her situation, so that's an unknown at this point. She is a precious little sprite, eager to love and be loved and will be a loyal companion to her lucky adopter! show less