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Dogs in Colorado Springs looking for their furr-ever homes

Dogs in Colorado Springs looking for their furr-ever homes
Photos: Petfinder
By Hoodline - Published on May 21, 2019.

Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of lovable pups up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Colorado Springs, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect fit.

Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.

(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)


Charlie, Brussels Griffon and terrier mix

Charlie is a darling male Brussels Griffon and terrier mix currently residing at All Breed Rescue & Training.

Charlie is friendly as can be, and he's happy to keep company with other dogs and kids. Fear not: He is already house-trained. Charlie is neutered, and he has all his shots.

More about Charlie:

If you're looking for a soulmate, here I am. I am a sweet, soft, cuddly guy in need of a new home. I am playful, smart and I love people. With a little training and a lot of love, I will be the perfect addition to any family. General socialization notes: I am quite possibly the perfect family dog. I love to go for long walks, to lounge in the sun or to play in the yard. I haven't learned how to play fetch yet, but I bet I would be great at it. I like snuggling on the couch with my human, but I equally like meeting new friends. While I don't live with any other dogs, I have enjoyed meeting lots of new doggie friends in my neighborhood and on walks. I have not met any cats, but I do like to chase squirrels. I love people of all ages. I have played with kiddos as young as two without any issues. Favorite toys? My stuffed purple dog is my favorite, but I think stuffies in general are great. I also like to play tug, and with my terrier/puppy energy, would probably love to play any game you'd like to teach me. My forever home should be one with a family who has time to play with me and take me on long walks or will have a yard for me to run in. I am so smart, I would love for my brain to be challenged daily, but I am just as happy to snuggle up and be a couch potato. Kids would probably be fun to play with, but active adults are great as well.

Read more about how to adopt Charlie on Petfinder.

Marley, border collie and terrier mix

Marley is a sweet male border collie and terrier mix in the care of All Breed Rescue & Training.

Marley likes other dogs. He is looking for cat-free forever home. All Breed Rescue & Training thinks he will do best in a home without small children. He has mastered his house-training etiquette. He is already vaccinated and neutered.

Here's more about Marley:

A scruffy puppy with energy to spare. I'm a mouthy guy who is working hard on learning my manners. I love to play but don't always know when to settle down. I'm a great watchdog, and I have learned to bark only twice as an alert, then stop. I am learning impulse control and how to walk nicely on a leash. I am crate-trained, and I am learning how to share with other dogs. This has been a challenge for me and for my canine foster siblings. I learned how to use the doggie door in just a few minutes, and I would love for you to take me home and teach me more things. I love to go on walks but putting a harness on me can be a challenge. I am learning hand targeting and how to be "caught" in case I get loose or into a dangerous situation. I have also learned "sit" and "flat" (lay down) in just a short time. I am eager to learn, super smart and motivated by food, which makes me easier to train. I currently live with two other dogs, and I am learning to share my things with them, but it has been hard for me. We play nicely together without toys, and I have been to the dog park without incident. I would most likely chase cats, so I should not go to a home where they live. I would do best in a home with teenagers or no children. I love to play tug, and I love to chase anything you can throw. I also enjoy quiet time in my crate with cow hooves or other chewables. I need a family who will continue to help me learn boundaries and provide me with consistency and structure. I love to work, so an active family who will keep me active both mentally and physically will go a long way toward helping me be my best self. I need daily exercise and lots of attention from my humans.

Read more about Marley on Petfinder.

Sage, Husky mix

Sage is a female Husky mix currently residing at Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation.

She has mastered her house-training etiquette. She is already spayed, and she has all her shots.

Notes from Sage's caretakers:

Sage is a six-month-old female Husky mix with a very gentle disposition. She enjoys time with her foster family; playing, interacting and just hanging out with them. She is a big puppy, but she thinks she is small. She’s a lot of fun and is always ready to play. She is very easygoing, rests easily in a crate, sits on command, doesn’t jump, is quiet in the yard, is learning to walk on a leash and is house-trained. We're not sure how she is with kids, so it's best for her to find a family with kids over 10. She is  ahuge bundle of joy. She has not had many experiences with other dogs and will need help learning  how to interact with other dogs on and off leash. She also will test the fence and gates, so a 6-foot fence with secure gates is a must. And a lot of toys to chew on. 

Read more about how to adopt Sage on Petfinder.

Ellie, German shepherd mix

Ellie is an adorable female German shepherd mix staying at Southern CO Animal Rescue (SCAR) & BFAS.

Ellie will get along great with your children, cats or dogs. Ellie has been spayed, and she has all her shots. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Ellie's current caretakers say:

Ellie is approximately 3-4-years-old and is all puppy behavior. Older children preferred as she does like to jump but this is currently being worked on.

Apply to adopt Ellie today at Petfinder.

Sheba, Husky

Sheba is a lovable female Husky in the care of Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation.

Sheba is happy to keep company with other dogs, cats and children. She is already house-trained. She's already been spayed and vaccinated.

Here's what Sheba's friends at Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation think of her:

Sheba is a 6-7-month-old Husky/Malamute mix puppy that is full of energy. She is a loving, affectionate and active dog. She is very good with other dogs and cats, and is good with kids over 10 years old. She is the biggest baby there is and loves to lie on you or in your lap and cuddle - she is a lover not a fighter. She is very good on a leash and sits and lays on command. She loves her outdoor time, and she also loves being a couch potato. She's working hard on her crate training and house training. 

Apply to adopt Sheba today at Petfinder.

Lulu, Chihuahua mix

Lulu is a lovable female Chihuahua mix in the care of All Breed Rescue & Training.

Lulu likes dogs and would prefer a home without small children. She's already house-trained. Her vaccinations are already up to date, and she has been spayed.

More about Lulu:

Wherever you go, I won't be far behind. Life has not been easy for me up until now, but I am trying to trust people and gain some confidence. I am a tiny girl who was rescued from a hoarding situation. I probably never had a soft bed or toys to play with. When I got to the shelter, they had to remove my eye and a bunch of my teeth. Yet, I want to love you. It takes a little while for me to warm up to new people, but once I do, I am loving and loyal and will follow you to the ends of the earth. I can be shy and hesitant at first, but I really just want to be brave and curl up in your lap. I am super tiny - only 6 pounds - so I like to feel protected. I will do this by hiding behind my human and following her everywhere. I will sometimes play with my canine foster siblings, but it has to be on my terms. I would be fine with another dog who respects my space. I would not do well with children, and I don't know what to do with toys. But give me some soft blankets to cuddle in and I am a happy girl. I need an adult-only home with a family who will be with me as much as possible. I am a shy but cuddly princess and I do get startled by loud noises or sudden movements. I would be ideal in a home with a retired person or couple who would love me and spoil me rotten.

Apply to adopt Lulu today at Petfinder.

Celeste, black mouth cur mix

Celeste is a darling female black mouth cur mix currently housed at Southern CO Animal Rescue (SCAR) & BFAS.

Celeste is happy to keep company with other dogs. Celeste has been vaccinated. She has mastered her house-training etiquette.

Read more about how to adopt Celeste on Petfinder.


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