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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!

 

 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 70lbs and is working on gaining muscle.

House Trained

Yes. Layla has been working on house training and her accidents are extremely infrequent (once in the past 5 weeks). She is crate trained, but no longer needs the crate. When I am home she will let me know when she needs to go out.

Other Dogs

Yes. She is respectful of all dogs and will engage in play or leave them alone. Has no regard for the neighbor dogs on the other side of the fence that bark 100% of the time.

Cats

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

Children

Yes, but she jumps when she is excited so smaller children might be a concern; she would need to be monitored very closely until her jumping is corrected. She has been walked by children without concern. No concerns of aggression.

Leash

Layla used to pull constantly. She is doing much better at heeling and not trying to get into every car in the parking lot (she loves the car!). She still needs a little reinforcement but she has been doing great. When on a run or a hike she does not pull.

Personality

Layla is wonderful! Everyone that meets her is compelled to pet her and falls in love with her instantly. She is a happy goofy girl; your typical lab. She loves playing fetch and even learned how to go to the top of the stairs and drop the ball down to play fetch with herself. She doesn’t have much interest in playing with other dogs, but will chase them to engage in a good game of tug. Layla was very rambunctious when she first got to RMLR. She didn't know any commands except shake. With a lot of hard work, Layla 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 when I walk out the door and leave it open, and when being fed. Despite her lack of training, she doesn’t bark, and never chews on anything that isn’t hers. She is a very good girl and with a little more training she will be amazing! She is very receptive and learns quickly! Layla was never given the attention she needed and will thrive in an environment with direction and structure where she can run, play, and hike. She was fairly weak from inactivity at first, but now she will run at least 3 miles, hike for a few hours, and play at the dog park for 1+ hours. Layla is a super sweet pup who occasionally thinks she is a lap dog and really wants someone to love and spoil her as much as I do!

Story

Layla was a local surrender due to her continual allergies, scratching, and fur loss. Her previous owners tried multiple rounds of antibiotics and steroids, which provided only temporary relief from the allergies while causing long term damage to her immune system. Layla really needed a complete reboot of her system. After Layla was given her Heartworm Preventative she started to pull her fur out, so we believe that the HW medication is what caused this. When this happened Layla got a holistic allergy test done and out of over 100 things, she tested for allergies on 29 of them (these are actually intolerances and some may resolve over time, once her immune system is stronger). We were able to find her a food that did not contain any of her allergens (available at many local pet supply stores), and she will likely need to be on specific food for the remainder of her life. Her immune system was damaged by vaccines and we have been working on getting it back to a normal state. She has been doing bioresonance treatments, has been to the chiropractor, and has been taking supplements to correct the damage. She is doing much better and, despite some still missing fur, is finally at a really great place. She requires some extra care when it comes to her diet, and she gets a bath a few times a week, but other than that she is just a fun happy pup who needs a home with someone who will provide her the love, care, and training that she needs to be the best Layla she can be.

Thanks

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

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 Bart

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Age

20 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

60 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Bart is great with our dogs and they all love spending time together. They have a long walk every morning and spend the rest of the day playing, wrestling, or napping together. I've taken him to some friends and he got along well with their dogs as well. Not having a dog park out here, not sure about how he would fair being off leash with a pack of other dogs.

Cats

Bart absolutely needs a cat free home please.

Children

I have not had him around children but my sense is their energy and loud enthusiasm would be quite fearful to Bart.

Leash

Bart walks well on a leash and he is getting better about not pulling.

Personality

Bart is an incredibly sweet, cuddly, energetic, expressive, and happy boy but it takes a while for him to exhibit these traits in new environments and with new people.

Story

When one agrees to foster a dog with a sketchy past and very painful forelimb, the future is full of concerns, questions, and uncertainty. In Bart's case, a developmental orthopedic disease resulted in having to have his right forelimb amputated to stop his pain. Rather than slow him down, Bart recovered beautifully. He runs, jumps, wrestles with his canine brothers, and loves to hop into the car for rides around town. He doesn't care the destination, he just absolutely loves to go. Any open vehicle door and he is riding shotgun! When we have to leave the dogs at home, they are not crated but given free run of the house. We always return to the house as we left it, no accidents, no chewed up pillows, no destroyed couches, no walls eaten through. Just 3 warm spots on the bed and wagging tails. Then we go on an off leash walk to let everyone run and bark and relieve themselves. There are no issues at treat or meal times. Everyone knows they will receive "what the other guy is getting" so are just happy to be eating again. Gotta love labs. Although Bart is now my snuggle bunny and walking buddy, the first few days after his arrival were another matter. He was growly, preferred my husband and men to women, and didn't want to be messed with. Very untrusting. I of course thought "What have we gotten into?" But Bart seemed to want to be a part of the family. So with love, consistency, solid dog role models, and the freedom offered by the prairie Bart began to soften and give us a chance. He is now our dear foster who licks our faces and greets us so enthusiastically every morning. To see him happy and enjoying life again makes my heart smile for him. So his new family will probably go through a similar adjustment time. Unlike many labs who love the entire world every second, Bart needs to be sure and know his new family will be kind, trustworthy, patient, and understanding. Then he will become your dream dog for life. in fact, he is sitting in my lap making typing quite difficult so please excuse my typos. Please just let me know if you have any additional questions about this awesome boy and believe in second chances. So Bart has adjusted to life on the prairie better than I ever hoped. Yeah Bart!

Thanks

to Ken and Dyanne for being great fosters to Bart!!

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 Chancey

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Age

3 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Medium - 46lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Chancey does well with other dogs. She must go to a home with another dog. She loves to play. Sometimes she gets REALLY excited and her foster siblings just kind of look at her like she's crazy, but she plays well. Sometimes she gets overly excited about playing and we have to stop her and make her sit for 5-10 seconds, like a mini time out, and then we let her go back at it. She seems to be an alpha, so would do best if there's not another alpha female in the house. She's played with lots of puppies and other dogs and generally gets along very well.

Cats

TBD

Children

Chancey may not do well with children. She isn't a big fan of strangers, and kids generally like to have friends over to their house which might make her nervous.

Leash

Chancey is working on her leash skills and is doing very well. Sometimes she walks loose-leash. Sometimes she veers in front of you by accident, and sometimes she pulls if she gets excited.

Personality

Chancey is a very excitable goofball. She's had a rough life, and needs someone that understands rescue dogs. She's would not be ideal for a first time dog owner. Chancey needs someone that can praise her when she's doing the right thing and also tell her when she's doing the wrong thing (barking loudly at strangers is the wrong thing, standing quietly is the right thing; getting too excited while playing is the wrong thing, playing calmly is the right thing). She just needs someone to constantly remind her what's ok and not ok. Chancey is not a perfect dog, and won't ever be - but she definitely is funny and is filled with personality. Chancey is an expert toy de-stuffer and she's also really good at squeaking toys. Sometimes she will take a squeaky toy and squeak it for 5 or 10 minutes straight - until the squeaker doesn't work anymore! Her favorite thing to do is roll around on the floor upside down while squeaking toys. Chancey would do best in a home with another dog, as she needs extra confidence that they could give her. She was a stray that lived on her own for what was probably a while, and she learned to sleep with one eye open. She is constantly on lookout and barks if she hears a new noise (or something she thinks is a new noise). Chancey has a case of Stranger Danger. She's working on it, but still gets scared/nervous around new people. She wouldn't ever bite someone, but she will approach strangers and bark loudly at them while wagging her tail at the same time. She wants to be friends with people, but is unsure of how to go about it. Chancey currently attends a training class in Parker every Saturday that is really helping her overcome her fears of people. It's taken her 4 months of weekly training sessions, but just recently she has started to go up to strangers in the class and not be scared. She's making some real progress!! Whoever adopts her would need to commit to bringing her to the training class (it's free for the rest of her life) and also work with her outside of the class, taking her places like the vet's office to socialize her more. Chancey has lived in the city and in the country. She much prefers country life - there are fewer scary noises and she likes the relaxed atmosphere of the country! Her favorite thing to do it get into a large area and run around as fast as she possibly can. Chancey really needs to go to a home that has a little room for her to run and play and where she wouldn't encounter a lot of other people/dogs while she's out on walks. Chancey has a lot of requirements in her forever home: another dog, someone very understanding, someone that can work with her and bring her to her training class, and someone that lives outside of the city. Chancey is a little more than your typical rescue dog, and she needs someone that understands that.

Story

Chancey originally came to RMLR in the Summer of 2015. She was found in Oklahoma living under a bridge (which explains her fears of people and loud noises and her preference for not living in the city). She got adopted but then was recently dumped at the DDFL with no explanation. So - we really don't know why she's back with us but now she needs another chance in life.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Chancey!!

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 Cody

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Age

3 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

55 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Cody does really well with other dogs. His play growl can sound kind of mean, but his body language says that he just wants to play and have fun! Cody MUST go to a home with another dog. He can lack confidence, and having another dog around to show him how to be calm really helps him. Also, Cody loves playing with other dogs, so he'd like a buddy to play with.

Cats

TBD

Children

Once Cody knows you, he loves you. But until you earn his trust, he isn't so sure about things. Very small children wouldn't be a good fit for Cody as they wouldn't be able to read his body language if he was uncomfortable with a situation. Older kids would be fine. He previously lived with a 9 year old who adored him.

Leash

Cody can do well on a leash, but he can also be a puller at times. Especially if he sees a bunny rabbit.

Personality

Cody is a really sweet boy that wants to love you and be loved back. Overall, Cody is a pretty laid back dog. He likes to go on a daily walk and have playtime in the yard, but after that he is content to just lay at your feet. Cody at one point in his life went through a bad case of separation anxiety. He no longer has separation anxiety, but you can tell that he's not too happy about being left alone sometimes. When his fosters come back home even after a short time away, he goes crazy and jumps around in happiness! He can't be crated and must have free roam of the house - we think that at one point his owner must have left him in the crate for way too long. We also think that his owner might have smoked cigarettes. If Cody gets so much as a whiff of smoke, he leaves the room and will not come to the person that smells like smoke. He must go to a non-smoking family. He can be left alone for 6 or so hours, but someone that's home more often and doesn't work out of the home would be the best match for him. Cody can be a bit of an escape artist, but only if motivated to do so. If he thinks you've left him outside - even for one minute - he tries to find a way out of the yard and back to you. If you are inside the yard with him, he wouldn't ever try to escape. He's a very intelligent dog, but not always rational in his thought process! Cody has spent 2 years bouncing between fosters and adopters and hasn't found the perfect match yet. Everyone that meets him loves him, he just needs to find the exact right match for his new home! He is a great dog and needs a home that understands rescue dogs.

Story

Cody has been bounced around to quite a few different homes and places in his 3 years. He is a very smart boy and you can tell he remembers exactly what happened to him and worries that it may happen again.

Thanks

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

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 Lawson

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Age

8 months

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes

Size

40 lbs

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

TBD - Lawson hasn’t been around any other dogs at our house yet. His fosters in AR said that Lawson was great around their dog as well as others that he met.

Cats

TBD

Children

TBD - there aren’t any children in his current foster home. His AR fosters said that he did well with their teenager and other children. Older children might be best as Lawson seems afraid of sudden movements and gestures. He also jumps up a lot right now which we're working on.

Leash

Lawson does great on the leash! He trots right alongside us on walks.

Personality

Lawson is a really adorable, happy pup. He was a bit shy when he first met us but in a very short time he warmed up and made himself comfortable in our house. He is very affectionate, enjoys being around people and keeps himself occupied chewing his toys. Lawson does really well on walks from what we can tell so far. He is a very sweet dog!

Story

Lawson is a rescue from Arkansas. He lived with a foster family there for approximately a month before coming to Colorado and it sounds like they really enjoyed having him.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Lawson!!

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 Coast

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Age

2-4 years

Breed

Lab mix

Sex

Male

Fixed

Yes, recently

Size

~70 lbs

House Trained

Yes!

Other Dogs

Loves meeting other dogs and playing with them.

Cats

Coast is afraid of cats but curious about them.

Children

Coast is big and playful and would probably be too much for small children. He would make a great companion for kids eight and older.

Leash

Coast does great on a leash. Initially he will pull a little bit because he so excited, but after a little while he settles down and is very well behaved on the leash.

Personality

Coast is a gentle, kind giant. He is very playful and wants nothing more than to be near you. He will remind you that he's there every once in a while by putting his head on your lap for you to pet him. He loves to play with his toys and loves running and exploring in the backyard. After a walk he takes a nice long nap. He doesn't know many commands yet but is a quick learner.

Story

Coast is a rescue from Joplin, Missouri

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Coast!!

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 Annie

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Age

5 years

Breed

Black Lab Mix

Sex

Female

Fixed

Yes

Size

Short and stocky; about 50 lbs. weight.

House Trained

Yes

Other Dogs

Annie loves other dogs and is interested to meet them all!

Cats

Not sure - will update ASAP.

Children

GREAT with kids - Annie is very shy but she enjoys lots of petting.

Leash

Very good on the leash - she responds to corrections readily.

Personality

Annie is a very shy and quiet dog. She has an "old soul" and mainly enjoys being in the company of her humans. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle on the sofa. She warms up to people quickly and would be an ideal companion dog for an older person or small family.

Story

Annie is an owner surrender from Houston, TX. She arrived in Denver on 1/12/18.

Thanks

to our volunteers for being great fosters to Annie!!

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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.  
 

Savannah

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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.

Savannah's Story...

Savannah is a loving yellow lab who is wonderful with people and is looking for a place where she can play freely and be happy!  When her humans moved from their house with a backyard to a smaller townhome, she felt out of place and rattled by all the dogs strutting their stuff by her front window.  Savannah has displayed aggression towards other dogs but gets along great with every other being, including cats and children!

If you are looking to help a sweet older girl finally find a place where she can feel comfortable and give you all the loves, then you've found her :)  Savannah is altered, housetrained,  and getting her vaccinations soon.

www.Home2HomePets.org

Oscar and Hank

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 Oscar and Hank are 1 year old Labrador mixes looking for fun, energetic homes!  These boys are beautiful but still lack manners.  They are both having fun learning agility and basic commands, they are smart cookies!  If interested, please call Eagle County Animal Services for more Information. 970-328-3647

Jax

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Hello, My name is Jax. I am a very sweet Lab/Husky Mix. I was adopted from a family that spent a couple months training me. I am house trained and kennel trained and I am learning to fetch. I am very energetic and require a lot of exercise, preferably in a big yard where I can run freely. I get nervous when meeting new dogs, and I am very selective about my doggy friends. I have lived with dogs in the past and done very well with them, but it takes time for me to warm up. Little children also make me a little nervous, so I would be a better fit for a home with older children and adults. I am unbelievably sweet and very smart, cuddling is my favorite thing to do. I am very loyal to my family and will be protective of you. I would love to find my forever home with you, I want nothing more than to love and be loved. References will be checked and a rehoming fee. If interested, contact casillaslizeth@gmail.com

Oscar

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Oscar is a lab mix and probably around 1 year old.

Contact the Eagle County Animal Shelter if interested.
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