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Puppies and dogs in Denver, Colorado

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

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Adopt a dog in Denver, Colorado

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Denver, 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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Delilah

Olde English Bulldogge

Female, 2 yrs 7 mos
Westminster, CO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Delilah is a wonderful and loving dog who needs a special angel to love and understand her! She is truly a loving soul - sweet, kind, energetic, stubborn, unique and hilarious! We are absolutely heartbroken that we have to rehome her, our lives will never be the same. However, we have an unsafe situation in our household. She got along with our other dog as a puppy, but over time has developed aggression towards and has harmed her on multiple occasions. She has become protective over us and our home. Outside of the house she seems to get along with people and dogs - it seems to be situation-specific. She recently did a 3-week board-and-train, is fully potty, leash and kennel trained - place, sit, down, heel, etc. We believe she would do best in an only-pet household with an owner who is experienced with this type of situation and can fully accept the challenge (and joy!) of Delilah, while giving her the love and care that she deserves. Would not recommend for a novice dog owner.
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Spencer

Labrador Retriever

Male, Adult
Westminster, CO
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Spencer would be a wonderful companion to an experienced adopter preferably who has experience with rescue dogs in the past. We adopted Spencer from a high kill shelter in Arkansas where he lived his early life on the streets. Since rehabilitating him he as come such a long way! Unfortunately we have welcomed our first baby and he has not done well with the transition, so finding a child free home is a must. Having a house with a yard would also be best. He loves playing with other dogs & thrives at puppy daycare/structured play. He needs slow intros for other dogs and people. He would make a great hiking/walking buddy. He needs exercise and would do well with someone who has an active lifestyle. He absolutely loves his people. He is a snuggler! He knows all of his commands and is highly food motivated.
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Roxy

German Shepherd Dog Australian Shepherd

Female, Young
Westminster, CO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Roxy is an awesome dog and companion!! My situation has changed and I am now in an apartment and am gone too many hours during the day. Roxy is very sweet and loving, playful and fun! She rarely barks. Very trainable as well. She knows sit and down and is house trained. We love her and hate to see her go but she deserves so much more. A yard would be awesome but she’d love another dog playmate.
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Raphael

Olde English Bulldogge

Male, Senior
Westminster, CO
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
In 2014, we acquired Raphael through a Craigslist ad in central Texas. At 9 years old, we are reluctantly seeking a new home for him. Our sincere hope is to find a loving family that can provide him with the attention he truly deserves. Raphael is a genuinely sweet dog. We are not asking for an adoption due in hopes he finds a great new family.
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Arwen

American Staffordshire Terrier Border Collie

Female, Adult
Westminster, CO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I adopted Arwen from a rescue group in Feb. 2018. She is a lovable goof ball. She loves to be with you at all times. She loves sitting on the coach with you or going on a long run. It does not matter the activity she just want to be with you. Arwen particular likes to walk. She use to be very good on a leash; due to circumstances we have not been walking and right now she pulls a lot. She is not reactive to other dogs, but will pull to go see them. When you leave she will tend to destroy things. This is probably due to a mixture of separation anxiety as well as having a lot of energy. She would do well in a household that is home a lot. She would also benefitted from being kenneled while you are gone. She likes other dogs but is unable to understand their body language and has attacked him dog siblings due misreading their signs. She is apologetic afterwards but she has drawn blood. She is a great dog but needs to be an only dog in a household that has the time and energy for her.
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Ripley

American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever

Male, 4 mos
Aurora, CO
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Ripley, Ripley is a young pup mostly white, with a few light spots, lab/pit mix. He is extremely smart and eager to please.He learned commands so quickly and was so attentive when getting basic training. Checkout link to some training videos at bottom. Ripley is in search of an active adopter or family. He has fun energy and is used to playing with kids and other dogs. He would also be a great hiking partner.Ripley is so handsome and so soft with lots of rolls. He knows the spotlite is his. Very playful and loves food, chew toys, etc. He can relax and snuggle after a fun day.He loves deep conversations and has plenty of things to say. He loves to watch tv and cuddle! Overall, he is just a happy go lucky guy who just wants snacks, chew toys, and loving person/family to call his own.Ripley is vetted and socialized. Special adoption fee of $150 local or Colorado. He is at a very trainable age and eager to please. Crate trained & potty trained except the long nites are tough on him at times! Training video link. https://fb.watch/qgzXycG5o9/?mibextid=Nif5ozFostering and transporting to places where there is a need for adoptable animals, saves lives, its that simple. Miami Animal Alliance's goal is to be the premium go to place to find your new family member! We work carefully with our Veterinarians and foster families to prepare our pets to be a healthy and happy new family member! Our adoption donations help cover our medical cost, food and transport costs. All pets are up to date on vaccines, Flea treated, Dewormed, Spay or neutered, FELV/FIV, Heartworm (if of age) tested and micro-chipped. Please do not use autofill on adoption application. Inputted info deletes when it submited and then we can't reach you. Local Oklahoma adoptions donation fee is $175 for dogs. Dogs transported to Colorado is a total complete fee of $325 unless their is a special price for certain pet. Cats and kittens are $100 local, $150 total complete fee if transported to Colorado. At times the fee may be adjusted for a special dog.

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Dog shelters and rescues in Denver, Colorado

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

Here are a few organizations closest to you:

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Cayleb's Kindred Senior Dog Rescue

Denver, CO 80203

Pet Types: dogs

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Ace of Hearts - CO Transport Stop

711 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80203

Pet Types: dogs

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Western Border Collie Rescue - CO

Denver, CO 80205

Pet Types: dogs

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The Snuggle is Real Animal Rescue

Denver, CO 80205

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter

720 W. 10th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Sunshine Canyon Dog Rescue

Denver, CO 80204

Pet Types: dogs

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Friends of Todd

Denver, CO 80211

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Paws and People Rescue

Denver, CO 80206

Pet Types: dogs

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