My name is Poko!

Boxer/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Poko
Photo 1 - Boxer/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Poko
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Photo 3 - Boxer/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Puppy for adoption in Denver, Colorado - Poko
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Sunshine Canyon Dog Rescue

Facts about Poko

  • Breed: Boxer/Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
THE FIRST STEP TO OUR ADOPTION PROCESS IS TO COMPLETE OUR APPLICATION AT WWW.SUNSHINECANYONDOGRESCUE.ORG/APPLICATIONS. Our adoption fee is $395. This includes neuter, microchipping, vaccinations, deworming, and covers transport/foster care costs! We only cover this medical care at our approved vet in Lakewood. We do allow payment plans on a case by case basis.

Meet Poko! She and her siblings got lucky. Their mom, Birdie, was found wandering around a Denver neighborhood and ended up with one of our fosters. Birdie was without a collar and two microchip scans proved she wasn't chipped. After a serious effort to reunite her with her parents we decided she was a Sunshine dog. In about a week with us Birdie's belly was getting quite large. We took her in for a heartworm test (she was negative!) and then had xrays done which confirmed she was very pregnant! The vet said that often when stray dogs start getting the food they need their puppies grow like mad! Just a week later she gave birth to 7 beautiful, fluffy puppies!

These puppies will never know the life of the streets and we are so grateful that Birdie made her way to our foster's home. Poko is the last of the litter to get adopted and we aren't sure why! She is great with kids, cats & dogs. She loves to cuddle & play and is learning more and more everyday!

We asked her foster mom for a description of her personality and this is what she said:

"Poko is a friendly fun loving dog. She greets everyone who she sees with kisses and a wiggly tail. She loves to play outside and run with the other dogs. She is doing great with housebreaking and has not had an accident in the house in over a three weeks. She has learned to sleep independently and knows simple commands. She is very sensitive and intuitive. She gets her feelings hurt easily like when she is told to drop it or get down she pouts and sulks around the house. She is learning to walk on a leash. She is still nervous and scared of loud noises like trucks passing by. She crouches down and waits till they are gone. She is learning to fetch a ball. She loves to cuddle when she naps."

If you're interested in adopting this little goober please email us at Thanks!

About Sunshine Canyon Dog Rescue

Our Adoption Process...


- Complete our adoption application.
- Email your finished application to Please put the dogs name in the subject line.
- Be patient & understanding. It may take a couple days for us to go through your application & get back to you. We are dedicated to finding the right home for each dog. The dog you are interested in might not be a good fit for you but that doesn't mean its the end of the road. We will work to find you a compatible dog!
- Upon approval we will discuss details of pick up & follow up care.
- Because the majority of our dogs come from out of state; most of our adoptions are done before you meet the dog. We make up for this by doing a mandatory 1 week foster period. We treat it like an adoption (w/ contract & payment) but you have a week to make sure its a good fit. If you decide within in the foster period that you are not compatible, we will reimburse your adoption fee. All we ask is that you continue to foster until we can find a forever home. Our adopters often say that our foster period is much better than a pressured 15 minute meet n greet in a shelter. We cover most medical costs within this week period.
- After the week period we are still a resource for you! We are always happy to help from training to kinds of dog food, we are here for you.