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Puppies and dogs in Colorado

Looking for a puppy or dog in Colorado? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Colorado

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Colorado. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Kalila

Australian Cattle Dog

Female, Puppy
Fort Collins, CO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date, House-trained,
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Kalila is a very sweet tempered baby who was raised with kittens and other dogs. She is house trained, very smart, and easily trainable. She loves to be with her people absolutely adores getting outside. She deserves a good home with a loving family and my only hope is that she finds love with another family!
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ANGUS

American Bulldog

Male, Puppy
Denver, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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February 29, 2024, 6:58 pm
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Geoffrey

Poodle (Standard)

Male, Young
Golden, CO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Foothills Animal Shelter is proud to support our shelter partners in Colorado and beyond by providing adoption opportunities to pets in need through our active transfer program. Please join us in welcoming this animal to pet-friendly Jefferson County! Think this animal may be a good fit for you? Check in with our shelter services team to learn more about them. Primary Color: White Secondary Color: Cream Weight: 35.25 Age: 0yrs 7mths 0wks
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MAYA

Labrador Retriever

Female, 2 mos
Denver, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Puppies are a lot of fun, but also a lot of responsibility! Things you should be aware of before adopting a puppy from the Denver Animal Shelter:* Puppies will need regular socialization. The critical time period for socialization is between 8 and 16 weeks, but it is important to continue to socialize your new pup throughout their young life. This means having positive and enjoyable interactions with as many new people, new dogs, and new environments as possible. Appropriate socialization will help puppies grow into healthier and more social adults.* They will not know what is appropriate to chew on, where they should go to the bathroom, and how to behave in all situations. Puppies require a lot of time spent on training, management, and supervision. It is recommended that puppies be crate trained or kept in a puppy-proofed room of the house with appropriate chew toys and enrichment when not actively supervised. The Denver Animal Shelter always recommends positive reinforcement-based training methods. * Puppies in a shelter environment often have unknown parentage. While we make our best guesses on size and breed, we cannot guarantee their adult temperament, behavior, size, or characteristics.More about this puppy:
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MAE

Labrador Retriever

Female, 2 mos
Denver, CO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Puppies are a lot of fun, but also a lot of responsibility! Things you should be aware of before adopting a puppy from the Denver Animal Shelter:* Puppies will need regular socialization. The critical time period for socialization is between 8 and 16 weeks, but it is important to continue to socialize your new pup throughout their young life. This means having positive and enjoyable interactions with as many new people, new dogs, and new environments as possible. Appropriate socialization will help puppies grow into healthier and more social adults.* They will not know what is appropriate to chew on, where they should go to the bathroom, and how to behave in all situations. Puppies require a lot of time spent on training, management, and supervision. It is recommended that puppies be crate trained or kept in a puppy-proofed room of the house with appropriate chew toys and enrichment when not actively supervised. The Denver Animal Shelter always recommends positive reinforcement-based training methods. * Puppies in a shelter environment often have unknown parentage. While we make our best guesses on size and breed, we cannot guarantee their adult temperament, behavior, size, or characteristics.More about this puppy:
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Brownie

Mixed Breed (Large)

Female, Young
Longmont, CO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with cats,
Story
This dog is recommended for a home with older children.This dog has not been tested with cats at LHS, and has no known history of living in a home with cats.Due to my physical appearance, I may experience discrimination and be unable to live in a city with Breed Specific Legislation.

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Shelters & rescues in Colorado

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Colorado. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Tinker's Dream

PO Box 1331, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Pet Types: dogs

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All Mixed Up Dog Rescue

20518 highway 52, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Pet Types: dogs

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Australian Shepherds Furever - Ft. Morgan, Colorado Chapter

2512 Pinecone Way, 2512 Pinecone Way, Ft. Morgan, CO 80701

Pet Types: dogs

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Prairie Haven Animal Sanctuary

219 Meeker Street, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Fort Morgan Humane Society

900 E Railroad Avenue, Ft Morgan, CO 80701

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Logan County Humane Society

13884 CR 43, Sterling, CO 80751

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Colorado Pug Rescue

Strasburg, CO 80136

Pet Types: dogs

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Humane Society of Weld County

1620 42nd Street, Evans, CO 80620

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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High Country Basset Hound Rescue

Evans, CO 80620

Pet Types: dogs

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Jax Spot Rescue

PO Box 1112, Greeley, CO 80632

Pet Types: dogs

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