Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are loads of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Aurora, so you won't have to search far to find the perfect new pal.
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.)
Dimple, chihuahua mix
Dimple is a cheeky female chihuahua mix staying at Animal Rescue of the Rockies.
Dimple gets along swimmingly with other dogs. Rest assured: She has been house-trained, vaccinated and spayed.
Notes from Dimple's caretakers:
Look closely at Dimple with her snaggle-toothed smile and you're hooked. Ever so sweet and endearingly social, she may warm up to women faster than men, but soon she's an equal opportunity lover who snuggles during the day and sleeps deep under the covers at night. Active and playful with a touch of silliness, she prances around the house and loves chasing her tail. She's new to stairs — she hasn't just mastered them, but turned going up and down them into a game! She's eager to find a patient home with adopters who will educate her fully and love her fur-ever.
Read more about Dimple on Petfinder.
Drew, mastiff and terrier mix
Drew is a winsome male mastiff and terrier mix currently residing at Animal Rescue of the Rockies.
Drew is well-behaved around other dogs. He already has had all of his shots, and he's neutered.
Here's what Drew's friends at Animal Rescue of the Rockies think of him:
Eager to lap up all the loving he can is darkly handsome Drew, who believes he's a lap dog. As active as he is affectionate, he likes chewing on bones, playing with toys and engaging in energetic games of tug-o-war. Easy to please and motivated by food, he's highly intelligent, but doesn't respond well to instruction when excited about going outside or playing. This sociable and sweet boy will thrive in an active home with patient adopters who will educate him fully, and keep well-loved and well-exercised always.
Read more about how to adopt Drew on Petfinder.
Scrappy, chihuahua mix
Scrappy is a precious male chihuahua mix staying at Denver Dachshunds Rescue and Transport.
Scrappy gets along great with other dogs. No need for concern: He's already neutered and vaccinated.
Read more about how to adopt Scrappy on Petfinder.
Diesel is a majestic male Akita dog being kept at Blue Moon Akita Rescue.
Diesel doesn't mind socializing with older kids, but would prefer to be placed in a household without other dogs or cats. He's already neutered and house-trained.
A few words from Diesel's current caretaker:
This beautiful guy is a typical Akita boy — stubborn, but once he trusts in his person, he is a very loyal and sweet boy.
Read more about Diesel on Petfinder.
Coco is a charming female Akita dog in the care of Blue Moon Akita Rescue.
Coco gets along with well-behaved older kids.
Coco is a really sweet, nice girl. She isn’t a flashy Akita. She’s loving and laid-back, but loves to do the zoomies! She’s a love bug. She would love an active owner who can take her for walks and jogs to start, and work her up to more cool-weathered runs.
Apply to adopt Coco today at Petfinder.
Cookie is a darling female Akita dog being cared for at Blue Moon Akita Rescue.
Cookie is looking for home free of other pets. Don't worry: She's already spayed.
Cookie is a special senior gal looking for the perfect retirement home! She is a somewhat typical stubborn Akita girl, but loves people and is eager to please! She would be a good cool-weather walking partner.
Apply to adopt Cookie today at Petfinder.
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