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Note: If you are interested in adopting a lab you must first submit an Adoption Application to Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue. We can not guarantee that the dog that you are interested in will still be available after your application has been reviewed and processed.  However, we rescue more great dogs every week, and we update our web site daily!

 

 Cee Bee

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Age

5 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

70 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes!

Cats

No! They are too much fun to chase.

Children

Older children are okay.

Leash

Yes!

Personality

Hi my name is CeeBee. I grew up in Houston, Texas as a stray and feel very lucky I came to Colorado (I experienced snow for the first time and love it!). I’m happiest playing with tennis balls and stuffed animals, going on walks, and playing with my foster sister Sadie. When I am really excited I love to do zoomies around the house! I love my foster sister, Sadie, because she will play rough with me and doesn't get mad when I play rough back. Being very active and willing to play with me every day is a must. I also love treats, belly rubs, and cuddling. Sometimes I think I am a lap dog. Be prepared for me to sit on your lap and give you kisses! I do get a little anxious and nervous in new places and around new people and dogs, so, I need someone who is patient and understands me (my foster parents can let you in on what works best for me in new situations! It’s as simple as a squeaky ball or treat). I am a very happy dog and I look forward to meeting someone who will be my best friend.

Story

Cee Bee is a stray from Houston, Texas

Thanks

to AJ and Jen for being great fosters to Cee Bee!!

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 Bartholomew aka Bart

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Age

1 year

Breed

Black Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

50 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes, however, he needs love, guidance, and supervision when around smaller dogs. Bart is very playful and still learning social cues, his size, and his strength. Bart does well with dogs equal in size or larger.

Cats

No, Bart likes to chase cats and wouldn't be the best pal for a cat.

Children

No young children.

Leash

Working on leash manners. Bart is working on not pulling on the leash.

Personality

Hello! My name is Bart! I’m a 1 year old Lab mix and am looking for my perfect furr-ever home! If you’re looking for a fun-loving pup that has energy to spare, I might be the dog for you. I love to play with other dogs, do zoomies, go for walks, give kisses, cuddle and be a puppy. I know “sit” and am working on “down.” I am a shy dog in new situations and with new people, have high energy, and still learning not to jump on people… So, I would do best in a home without young kids and small dogs. I need an owner that can help me with my confidence in meeting new people and new situations; and understands it might take me a few days to become comfortable in a new home and environment. I also have a mild limp from a bone not growing right… my foster parents can fill you in on it. I am doing just fine despite the limp and love to be active and be with my humans.

Story

Bart is a rescue from Rogers, Arkansas.

Thanks

to Jen and AJ for being great fosters to Bart!!

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 Brooks

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Age

1.5 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Tall and skinny

House Trained

Yes!

Other Dogs

Would do well with other dogs that are younger and he can play with.

Cats

TBD

Children

Would do best with older children as he has a lot of energy and needs someone who is old enough to keep up with his training.

Leash

Pretty good.

Personality

Hi there, my name is Brooks! I’m a 2 year old Lab/Greyhound mix and am looking for my perfect forever home! If you’re looking for a fun-loving pup that has lots of energy to spare, I might be the one. I’ve just completed a board and train with my trainer to learn how to be a more balanced dog and so far, I kinda like this being balanced thing! I love to play with other dogs and when you see me get the zoomies, you’ll know I’ve got some greyhound in me! I know Sit, Shake, Down, Place, and Come. I have a silly personality and my trainer lady calls me a goofball a lot—and when you get to know me, I’ll show you my super cute smile! Because of my energy level, I’d be best in a home without young kids and I do need an owner that can help me with my confidence in meeting new people and new situations. But, my nice trainer lady is ready and willing to teach you everything you need to know to help us bond the right way! I even come with 3 free training sessions! If you think we could be a match, you can apply to meet me! My trainer lady says we might need to meet a couple times just to make sure we’re comfortable together before I come home.

Story

Brooks is originally from Joplin.  Brooks has spent a lot of his young life in a cage and came to RMLR with very little confidence. He's done really well with his training and is ready for his forever home!

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Brooks!!

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 Tiny

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Age

9 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

40-45lbs, won't get too big

House Trained

Yes!

Other Dogs

Tiny LOVES other dogs. Her favorite games are regular puppy games - running, chasing, rough-housing, and all of that fun stuff. She'd really love to be in a house with another playful dog. She's respectful of older dogs who don't want to play, so would also do well in a house with an older and a younger dog.

Cats

TBD

Children

Tiny loves everyone so she'd do great with kids. However, she is very excited and may jump on a little kid and scare them. She also likes to play rough and is still working on not play biting - so she would probably do fine with anyone 6+.

Leash

Tiny isn't so great on the leash yet. She's so excited about everything that's happening around her that it's hard to keep her calm. For a little dog she can pull pretty hard! She wears a head halter to walk, but isn't the biggest fan of it.

Personality

Tiny is on the smaller side and probably won't get too big (but who knows) - maybe 45-55lbs max, if that. She REALLY likes to play and will drag every single toy out every day. She can entertain herself quite well, but if she gets bored she tends to get herself into trouble! Tiny likes to run after a ball if you throw it for her, and she might even bring it back sometimes! She plays fetch better inside the house than outside, as there are more distractions outside. Tiny is still very energetic and puppy-like. She's got lots of energy and needs an active person and dog who can entertain her. She does settle down for naps once she's done playing. She has gotten used to what is a dog toy and what's not a dog toy and she's been better about playing with toys. She will still steal shoes, clothes, hats, and plant leaves if given the opportunity (after all, she's a puppy!). We just pick everything up and keep closet doors shut and that solves the problem of Tiny stealing things she shouldn't! Tiny is crate trained and does fine with her crate. She has also learned to sleep on the bed at night and makes it all the way through the night without having to go potty. Tiny's newest toy is a dog tunnel. She likes it because she can walk through it, sleep in it, and chew on it (she literally puts everything in her mouth!).

Story

Tiny is a stray from Arkansas

Thanks

to Jo & Paul for being great fosters to Tiny!!

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 Layla

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Age

2 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Layla came to RMLR at a whopping 93.6lbs. She is probably down to about 74lbs and still needs to lose about 5lbs of fat and gain about 5lbs of muscle.

House Trained

Yes and no. She still has accidents at night when left out and during the day. She is crate trained and does not go in the crate.

Other Dogs

Yes. She is into younger dogs who want to play but is also content with dogs who do not want to play. She is respectful of all dogs and with engage in play or leave them alone.

Cats

Yes. Layla is super respectful of the kitties. She just wants to lick them.

Children

Yes but Layla needs a home without smaller children as she jumps on people when excited. Or she would need to be monitored very closely with younger children until her jumping is corrected.

Leash

Working on it. Lyla used to pull constantly and try to pull you to every car. We have been using a training collar and she is doing much better at heeling and not trying to get into every car in the parking lot. She still needs a little reinforcement but she has been doing great.

Personality

When I picked Layla (aka Lyla) up, she was this chubby, goofy lab. When I weighed her at the vet I couldn't believe she was 93.6 lbs. I knew she was over weight, but I didn't expect her to weigh that much. Lyla has probably lost about 20lbs already and she is very close to her ideal weight. Lyla has a history of allergies - see her story for her progress. Lyla is your typical lab. She loves playing fetch, unless it is outside, then she just wants to romp around and play with people and other dogs. She even learned how to go to the top of the stairs and drop the ball down to play fetch with herself. While Lyla doesn't have interest in playing with my dogs (one is old and isn't active anymore, one has no interest in playing with Lyla so she leaves her alone, and she ignores the newest puppy), she has become best buds with my friends dog and they are inseparable. Lyla was very rambunctious when she first got to RMLR. She didn't know any commands except shake. With a lot of hard work, Lyla knows a ton of commands and she no longer tries to run out the front door when it is opened. She sits and waits patiently, even after I walk out the door and leave it open. With a little bit more work, Lyla would be a very good off leash dog, but until she listens better and her recall is perfected, she needs to stay leashed. Lyla loves trips to the dog park. We go to a small one so there are usually only 2-3 dogs at any given time. She plays with any dog she can and when she is done, she walks to the gate and waits for me to take her home. When she first went, she was still really overweight and only wanted to stay for about 10 minutes. Now she stays anywhere from 1-2 hours to play and explore. Lyla is a super sweet pup who occasionally thinks she is a lap dog and she really wants someone to love and spoil her as much as I do. Lyla still has a little bit of ways to go, but she is shaping up to be a pretty great dog.

Story

Lyla was a local surrender due to her continually allergies, scratching, and fur loss. Her previous owners tried multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids, which provided only temporary relief from the allergies. What Lyla really needed was a complete reboot of her system. She was doing good for the first few weeks, until she pulled all the fur off her back and opened wounds in multiple places due to biting and scratching. We didn't know why until it clicked a few weeks later. About 2 days after Lyla was given her Heartworm Preventative is when she started to pull her fur out. We believe that the HW medication is what caused her to pull her fur out. When this happened, we thought it was a food allergy that caused it. Lyla went and got a holistic allergy test done and out of over 100 things, she tested for allergies on 29 of them. It took about 2-3 days and a ton of research, but we were finally able to find her a food that did not contain any of her allergies. Lyla will need to be on this specific food probably for the rest of her life, which can be found at many local pet supply stores. She is currently on a half dry/ half wet food mixture to help reduce the carbs to help with yeast. We believe that her immune system was damaged by vaccines and we have been working on getting her gut all healed up. She has been doing bioresonance treatments to help. While she is still missing quite a bit of fur, she is finally at a place where is is coming back in and she is no longer excessively scratching, just the typical itch now and then. She is on a few supplements, which what ever she has left will go with her to her forever home.

Thanks

to Laken, Sophia, and Kitty for being great fosters to Layla!!

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 Luke

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Age

6 years

Breed

Black Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Luke is a large dog, but he only weighs about 60 pounds right now. Expect his ideal weight around 80 lbs. He has a beautiful coat with interesting white markings on his chest, snout and paws.

House Trained

Yes, Luke is house trained.

Other Dogs

Luke needs time to adjust and get comfortable with new dogs. Still learning his manners!

Cats

Not sure yet – will update ASAP.

Children

Luke is good with kids – he has a very easy-going personality. He is usually timid around with new people.

Leash

Luke needs some leash training, but she is generally cooperative during walks in the park/neighborhood.

Personality

Luke is a friendly and playful lab with lots of love to give! He has a very unique look which makes him appear to be much older. Luke loves to be petted and he will remind you when the attention is not sufficient! He is quiet around the house, only barking at the occasional visitor to the front door. Luke loves getting outdoors and exploring his territory. He doesn’t like going into the crate, but is slowly adjusting to it when I’m away. Overall, Luke is a fantastic dog who needs a fun and energetic family to care for him!

Story

Luke is a rescue from Houston, Texas.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Luke!!

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 Cowboy

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Age

5 years

Breed

Black Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium - 58 lb - needs to gain a few pounds

House Trained

Mostly - had a couple accidents on the first day.

Other Dogs

We haven't encountered any other dogs yet. He seemed to do just fine with the other dog on his transport.

Cats

TBD

Children

There are no children in Cowboys foster home. I would assume that he would be just fine with kids above 7.

Leash

Does very good on the leash.

Personality

Cowboy is a fun loving boy that just enjoys hanging with his people. He is somewhat shy and timid in new situations but with some encouragement seems to acclimate pretty quickly. He LOVES tennis balls. He is very food motivated (no food aggression). He does okay in the crate when we are gone and sleeps all night on his dog bed in my room. This guy is very loving and just needs some special attention for a little while to give him a second chance at life.

Story

We don't know much about Cowboy other than he comes from Houston, TX. He has tested positive for heart worm and and just begun his treatment plan. He will need to be kept fairly quiet (little to no exercise) during his treatment. Cowboy will be a great addition to any family that can give him love and patience and much support during this unfortunate journey.

Thanks

to Beth and Kristen for being great fosters to Cowboy!!

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 Aggie

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Age

7 isn years- intake vet said 7-9 but doesn't act like it!

Breed

Chocolate Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes- in February

Size

50lbs, but underweight - she is a very petite lab and will be around mid 50’s when she gets to a healthy weight.

House Trained

Yes – she will sometimes go and stand near the back door when she needs to go out or she will run around the house.

Other Dogs

Probably - she has taken about 3 weeks to get comfortable with her 2 foster brothers. She is unsure how to play with them.

Cats

TBD

Children

Yes - She is fostered in a house with a 10-year-old and does well with him, but she has a happy tail that hurts, so would recommend that kids be older than 5-8 yrs old.

Leash

She does well on a leash - doesn’t pull you over, but will just need a little repetition as she has a variable speed when walking. The one time she will pull is when a rabbit is moving near.

Personality

Aggie can be little timid when you first meet her, but once she is comfortable around you, she doesn’t show that when meeting new people and has shown she loves meeting new people. She knows a few commands like sit and lay down, but is not always consistent, however she is getting better every day. She is a dog that loves to be near her humans. She has a fun, playful personality, but is also happy to chill and lounge at your feet. She would love nothing better than to cuddle on the couch or bed with you as well, if you let her. She does a very good job of convincing you that you should let her. She may also need a some patience. She has a little separation anxiety that we are helping her work through. She will need a place where her everyone is willing to continue the training and have alternate places where she can hang out so she doesn’t have to be left alone for very long, if necessary, until she works through this. In the little time we have been working with her, she has shown improvement. She is still trying to figure out how to play with her foster brothers. She really wants to play, but still learning how.

Story

Aggie hails from Missouri. She is exemplifies the happy lab and would love nothing better than to have a forever home where she could romp and play.

Thanks

to the Connors for being great fosters to Aggie!!!

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 Denver

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Age

7 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

55 lbs, tall and slender

House Trained

Yes, he is perfect! He stands by the door when he wants to go out.

Other Dogs

Denver needs a home with one or more calm, friendly, well-adjusted dogs who will allow him to join the pack. This seems to reassure him. He does well with calm dogs but also sometimes enjoys playing chase. He didn't try any dominance with the dogs in his foster home; he blended in seamlessly.

Cats

He has seen one from a distance and showed no interest. Rabbits have run across his path and he has not chased them

Children

He is very gentle and sweet. Loud noises, voices, or sudden movements make him nervous. He does best in a reasonably calm, quiet environment.

Leash

He LOVES walks, but pulls a bit and is a little stubborn. Frightened of loud noises like construction or semi trucks.

Personality

Denver is a sweet, gentle, sensitive dog. We've figured out his needs better over the last few weeks and we're delighted to report that his happy, sociable nature is emerging! He needs to be adopted into a quiet neighborhood, in a calm home with calm, positive people who will have the patience to allow him to gradually regain his trust and confidence that this world is a safe place. He seems to need one or more other dogs to help him feel more safe. We have not seen the cowering/trembling behavior lately, although he still hides in his crate during stormy weather. He runs and barks at the door when he thinks he hears something, and although he barks only briefly, he's not a good candidate for apartments or condos. Denver is easy to have around: no jumping on you, no counter-surfing, no getting in the trash, no chewing on anything inappropriate, no accidents in the house, and he can be given free roam in the house (although he might get on the bed; just close the door if you don't allow that). He knows Sit and Shake, and is quickly learning to Sit & Wait for permission for his food bowl. He's become much less shy, and now hangs out with the family and comes to us for petting. It is very rewarding to watch him relax bit by bit as he feels safer. Denver has an infection in one eye so he gets eye drops twice a day. He cooperates well with this. He has begun a new prescription of a generic anti-anxiety medication that is really helping him cope with stormy weather and with all the transitions he's recently experienced. We don't know how long he'll need the medication, but it costs only about $18-30/month, maybe less if you shop around. He's healthy, up to date on all vaccines, and loves to run when he gets a safe (fenced) opportunity. Because he's sound sensitive, we do not recommend him to be off-leash in an unfenced environment in case there were a sudden loud noise -- you wouldn't want him to be able to bolt.

Story

Denver came to RMLR from Oklahoma. He was suddenly separated from the only owner he ever knew when he/she was placed in a nursing home. He seemed very sad and stressed when he came to his first foster home, but is gradually coming out of his shell and revealing his more confident, happy personality. Hopefully this sweet guy will soon have a forever family to love.

Thanks

to Joanna and Maris for being great fosters to Denver!!

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 Elway

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Age

2-3 years

Breed

Chocolate Lab Mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

65-70 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Not sure yet. He gets along great with my dog, no problem when I first brought him to my house. He still gets along with my dog, they are buds. He has been aggressive towards other dogs that come over to my house or other dogs while I walk him on a a leash. He is just being protective over me. He does not do this when I am not around. We are going to get him some training.

Cats

Yes, does fine with our cat.

Children

Wonderful with kids and people.

Leash

Needs some training, pulls.

Personality

Elway is a special dog and we are so glad we had an opportunity to save him. I picked him up from the Adams County Shelter because his past owners dropped him off to be put down because of his allergies. When I picked him up, his skin and ears were covered in yeast and he chewed off all of his hair and had no hair around his eyes. I am assuming that his owners left him outside and didn't give him any attention either due to his smell. I immediately gave him a special bath everyday and put him on a raw dog food diet, along with a long list of vitamins and herbs to get his intestines back in shape and kill the yeast. We also did a vaccine detox which was when we really saw improvement. We did get his allergies tested. Elway needs to be on a very specific food and treat diet forever. We have found what works for him. He also likes to eat everything (socks, toilet paper, etc.,) so we make sure that everything is picked up. Again, we are working with Elway on training because he is still a pup. He is a very fast learner. We just had to focus on his allergies first. Elway is about 90% healed. You would never believe he is the same dog I picked up from the shelter. Elway loves to snuggle, he loves attention, loves to play fetch, chew on bones, and lay by my feet, has the funniest personality - he barks softly as he talks to you and sleeps on our bed with his legs in the air, jumps on the tramp with us, and is very lovable and so good with people. He is a typical lab. We just need to get him some training to allow for other dogs to come around his owner as he likes to be protective. We are so glad Elway will have a 2nd chance. I included some before and after photos so you can see his progress.

Story

Owner surrender to Adams county shelter due to allergies.

Thanks

to Lexie for being a great foster to Elway!!

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 Gibson

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Age

10 years

Breed

Labrador Retriever

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

90 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Excellent

Cats

Unknown

Children

Unknown

Leash

Likes to pull

Personality

Such a loving, enthusiastic, interactive seasoned Lab                                                                                                                             .

Story

Ended up in a shelter and owner chose not to reclaim this delightful boy.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Gibson!!

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 Hanna aka Riley

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Age

8-9 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

60 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Riley should go to a home without other dogs. She does well at a dog park where she can go and do her own thing, but doesn't have a lot of interest in other dogs. She has attended doggie daycare and does well in the senior dog group there. She previously had a sibling and had resource guarding issues - she doesn't like to share her toys.

Cats

Cats would probably be too fun and she might chase them! We'd recommend a house without cats.

Children

She does well with children but we would recommend older children for her.

Leash

She does well on her leash but pulls occasionally. She likes to sniff everything and snack on grass on her walks.

Personality

Riley is a very good girl!! She is well mannered and loves to be around and please her humans. She has been through obedience training and will do almost anything for a treat - she is a pro at "sit, shake, down, stay, come, heel, gentle". She also is not a barker - its very seldom that she does! She is crate trained and sleeps in her crate every night. She is house trained and does not get up on any furniture. Riley likes to go for one 30 minute walk per day, preferably in the morning before breakfast. The rest of her day she likes to nap and sunbathe. She also likes toys - she likes to see how quickly she can destroy them!!

Story

Riley is an owner surrender back to RMLR due to a change in family circumstances. She has been extremely well cared for and they are very sad to have to give her up.

Thanks

to RMLR Volunteers for being great fosters to Riley!!

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 Joel

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Age

3-5 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

61.6 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Good

Cats

Shows no interest.

Children

Yes-Great with kids all ages

Leash

Good- pulls at beginning, on your way back he will sometimes get stubborn and stop. If you let him rest and talk to him he will continue to walk home. Not sure if his hips are little tired or he's a little stubborn, but very obedient with a gentle voice and assurance.

Personality

Joel is a well mannered and treat motivated guy. He rides good in the car, putting his head on my shoulder most of the way home. This guy is pretty mellow and enjoys hanging out and chilling in his kennel. He walks nice on a leash and is well mannered. He has tested heart worm positive and has had the treatment, so he is on low activity for another 2-3 weeks. He went potty as soon as we got home. He did great meeting his foster brother, did fine while eating their food in same area, but he did show some toy aggression by growling at foster brother when he was approached while treat/toy was in his mouth. Joel is gorgeous, has a hound/lab mix look dark brownish black shiny coat. In the pictures he looks black but in person he's a brownish color. He looks like he could gain a few pounds. He loves to eat and finishes food quickly Joel is treat motivated will sit and stay, and respond to an off command after told a few times. Working on come, guessing he's not used to his name. He did get on my bed a few times and once on couch. This is not allowed in my home, so I called him off and showed him his bed, where he laid for a minute before walking around and going to his kennel. One time he did a slight growl but listened and got off. Haven't tested him around kids yet -but I will soon. So far I think Joel should be a and wonderful and simple fit into most homes looking to adopt a larger dog.

Video - Day 2 playing with his 2.5 year old foster brother

Day 3 - Joel is improving with off command immediately and not growling. I can tell he is starting to trust me more. He's wagging his tail more. He does have a lot of bloodhound features. He has long ears, large jowls and drools often. He also has extra droopy skin around his neck he's so soft. He don't bark or mark drinks lot's of fresh water constantly. He waits by the door when he wants out or in won't bark or whine. He don't like loud noises such as trash truck or lawn mower. He enjoys walks and is good with 2 to 3 30 min walks so he can sniff. He loves the doggy park and he got along with everyone big/small dogs, adults and kids. He can be stubborn when he is sniffing won't answer to come most of the time but treats will get him listening quickly. He can be aggressive with his foster brother at times, mostly territorial -working on this. Overall a great family dog with much love to give and receive.

Day 6 : Getting along great with foster brother, I just took him a while to get to know him.

Update : Joel has hip dysplasia and pending doctor visit to look over x-rays to see if surgery is an option. Currently giving him supplements to help with joint strength. He takes his supplements very well.

Story

Joel is a stray from Joplin.

Thanks

to Gloria for being a great foster to Joel!!

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 Linda

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Age

7 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Still a pup- 29 lbs

House Trained

Working on it

Other Dogs

She has been fussy with our larger male dog and playful with our smaller female. We are still working on figuring this out.

Cats

TBD

Children

She does fine with all of our three kids, including our toddler.

Leash

No pulling, working on heel.

Personality

She is very sweet and playful, likes to be around the humans. We are working on interacting with our dogs. She did great at the transport pick up with all of the dogs around, but once we got her home, she seemed to have moments of aggression with our larger male dog. She likes to play with our smaller female dog but she's plays loudly, with barking, which might put off some dogs. She is very sweet and calm when it's just her. She seems protective at times as well, barking at strangers who come to the door. She loves belly rubs and to go on walks.

Story

Linda is a rescue from Joplin. She was a forced surrender after she was found to be tied out all the time on a chain so tight, it was rubbing her neck. She was kept from food and water. She has some food aggression, so we think this might be why. We are glad to be able to love on her and give her a new life that is free of chains and abuse.

Thanks

to Angie and Robert for being great fosters to Linda!!

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 Shelby - aka Nala

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Age

2 years

Breed

Chocolate Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

37 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Yes- loves playing with other dogs. She is great with both her foster sister and brother. She likes to tumble around with our female dog that is closer to her size and plays tug and fetch with our male that is about 20 lbs heavier. She has been to doggie day care in her previous home and did well.

Cats

Unlikely, she has a prey drive. We don't have any cats.

Children

Unknown at this time. It would be a challenge if they have a lot of friends that come and go from the home. She is scared when meeting new people so guests would need to be very respectful of her space when meeting her for the first few times. In her previous home, she did become fear assertive with dog walkers that were new to her.

Leash

Does well on leash. Pulls some however with a little work she would do great.

Personality

Nala is about as cute as they come. She loves playing with her foster siblings, playing with toys, and snuggling in for a nap with her people. Nala lacks some confidence when meeting new people. Once she has time to get to know them on her own time, she bonds quickly. Having another confident dog around her seems to be helping her warm up quicker to new people. She has shown separation anxiety in the past so having another dog(s) in the home or someone that is home most of the day would be important. She is crate trained, she goes easily into her crate while we are gone for a couple hours and waits calmly to be let out. She has been sleeping in a crate at night. She loves being outside in the fenced backyard or hanging out on the deck in the sunshine. She rides beautifully in the car and enjoys going for rides.

Story

Nala came to RMLR from Texas.

Thanks

to Holly, Chris, Brac and Moki for being great fosters to Nala!!

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 Dora

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Age

2-4 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

45 lbs

House Trained

Yes, she will let you know if she needs to go out

Other Dogs

She is fine with other dogs

Cats

A little too playful with our cat right now.

Children

Very good but would not recommend her around toddlers only because she's too energetic and happy and could accidentally hurt a small child.

Leash

TBD

Personality

Dora is so sweet and loving. She'll give you kisses and roll over for belly rubs, she loves those! She is often very calm and will make herself comfortable laying in her crate with the door open, or on a piece of furniture if you let her. She does seem to like rough housing but she is heartworm positive and we're keeping her quiet until her treatment is finished. We see so much potential in her! Dora takes treats gently and sits before eating her food. She knows "sit" and "shake" and seems to be a very quick learner.

Story

Dora came to us as a stray from Texas

Thanks

to Dan and Diane for being great fosters to Doral!!

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 Mabel - ADOPTION PENDING

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Age

4-6 years

Breed

Lab

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

70 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

She loves other dogs and gets along well with dogs of all ages. She's very calm and sweet when meeting new dogs during our walks. She shares space very well with our two labs - even in tight quarters like the car, she has no problem snuggling close to them.

Cats

She doesn't show any interest in cats.

Children

We haven't encountered any children, but my guess is that Mabel would be completely fine. She's a very very sweet girl.

Leash

Mabel is a star on the leash. She walks right beside us with zero tension on the leash. Even when approaching new dogs, she stays calm and doesn't pull.

Personality

Mabel is incredibly well-behaved, super happy, very smart, eager to please and as sweet as sweet can be. This affectionate girl has lots of love to give, and enjoys a good neck scratch and snuggling near her humans. She knows and responds well to all of the basic commands - sit, lay down, stay - and is gentle when taking treats. She is very food motivated, but has no food aggression. In the car, she's calm and well-mannered. We have yet to hear Mabel bark; she's a very quiet girl. Mabel has soft, beautifully golden fur. She's currently a bit over weight, which we're working on and will be easily remedied with a regular exercise routine and healthy diet. From the looks of her under-belly, it appears that Mabel recently had a litter. She was spayed on March 4th, is all healed up from her surgery, and is a healthy girl. Mabel always has a big smile on her face and she'll put one on yours too.

Story

Mabel is a rescue from Joplin, MO

Thanks

to Amie & Matthew for being great fosters to Mabel!!

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 Sadie

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Age

2-3 years

Breed

Lab

Sex

Female

Fixed

Not Sure

Size

50 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Good

Cats

Good

Children

Not Sure

Leash

Pulls a little bit

Personality

Sadie is a super sweet girl who will steal your heart in no time! She knows basic commands, rides well in the car, gets along great with the other dogs in her foster home, loves to be with her people, listens well, and absolutely loves to play fetch. But probably the best thing about Sadie is she has that wonderful lab personality that we all love.

Story

Sadie was found as a stray in Colorado Springs

Thanks

to Connie and Dennis for being great fosters to Sadie!!

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 Duchess

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Age

2 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

58 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Hasn't spent time playing with other dogs, but when on walks to wants to say hi to other dogs and doesn't bark.

Cats

TBD

Children

TBD

Leash

Is fine. Only pulls when she sees other dogs.

Personality

Duchess has the sweet personality of a lab. She acts timid at times, maybe because she was a stray,but let's everyone pet her and she likes hugs. She is good on a leash and loves to be outside and hang out in the back yard. She hasn't been around kids or cats since we've had her. She has a beautiful color coat.

Story

Duchess was found as a stray in Houston , Texas.

Thanks

to Mame and David for being great fosters to Duchess!!

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CROSSPOSTS

These ARE NOT Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue Dogs.  Please use the contact information listed if you are interested in learning more about any of the dogs below.  
 

Jessie

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Jessie - Two year old female black lab mix.   Jessie is a sweet, gentle, deserving young girl who is very much in need of a loving, calm and patient foster or permanent home.    A former single mom, she was initially in foster with Every Creature Counts with her young puppies.  She bonded with her foster Mom, but was afraid of others.  Once her puppies could be adopted, she came back to the shelter.  Jessie has trust issues to overcome and has made little progress in the shelter environment.  She seems to bond with the volunteers in a one on one situation (mostly women), and will walk in the dog pack, but she still feels safest back in her kennel.  She very much enjoys the company of other dogs, particularly females, and does have a playful side with them.  Being in a permanent or foster home with other dogs would be very good for her.   She has had the companionship of several canine friends at the shelter, but eventually they are adopted and she is alone again.   Please consider giving this sweet girl a chance to experience the joyful, happy life she was meant to live.   Jessie is available through Every Creature Counts, a no-kill animal shelter located in Ft. Lupton.  For more information please contact dogs@everycreaturecounts.org.   Thank you!
 

Boogie

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Boogie needs a home by the end of May.  He is good with dogs and cats and is just super sweet all around. He is hesitant with strangers but does great in homes that are loving and patient. Apparently his previous owners had a few drunk friends who invaded his space and ignored his growling and other signs of discomfort so he nipped at them (scratched with teeth, no punctures or serious damage) which is why he went into training and did absolutely amazing. Boogie is currently in Greely, CO. He's fully vetted, HW negative, fixed, and would love a home with a fenced backyard but would be fine in an apartment if he got walks to let him explore and exercise. Please contact Melissa if you can provide Boogie with a forever home. melissamaertens@aol.com  References will be checked.