Rascal

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Rascal is a sweet little guy who is still looking for a family to call his own. This six-year-old cutie is shy with new people, but once he warms up to you he will never leave your side! He loves playing and hanging out with other dogs, and enjoys short outings on the leash - in nice weather, of course! Rascal does get nervous of loud noises and fast movements, so he would probably be most comfortable in a home with older or no children, but he would really like to have a friendly, confident dog friend who can show him the ropes of life outside the lab. We think Rascal would be happiest in a quieter home where his new family will spend plenty of time working with him to help build his confidence and enjoy life to the fullest. We know he can thrive in just the right home, and we can’t wait for them to find him!
 
Entered this great big world on: 12/12/10
Living the sanctuary life since: 1/31/17
Involved in research for: drug studies
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Octavia

Octavia 22 Octavia is a sociable and lovable girl who really knows how to ham it up. She loves to visit with people, and will even push other dogs out of the way to get to them! This eight-year-old cutie is very food motivated, which is great for training, though she does not want to share with other dogs. Octavia has done well with her crate training, and is very comfortable spending some quiet time or even the night there. She also enjoys going for walks, or just hanging out in the back yard with her favorite people. She prefers the company of adults and can be uncomfortable around children, so she would probably do best in a home with older or no kids. And even though most of our dogs do better when there is another dog in the home, we think Octavia would be fine as the only dog. She likes to be the center of attention, and will need a family who can spend a lot of time with her. She is a lot of fun to have around, and would probably love to participate in a training class with her people. She will make a great companion for one very lucky family!
 
Entered this great big world on: 4/19/09
Living the sanctuary life since: 1/31/17
Involved in research for: drug studies
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JJ

JJ 01 JJ is a sweet boy who is still a little unsure of all of the recent changes in his life. This six-year-old is a curious guy, but still somewhat tentative of people. He will sometimes ask to be pet when you are sitting quietly, but does get nervous with fast movements or unexpected noises. JJ loves toys and playing with other dogs, though, and that’s when we can see is true personality shining through! He has recently become braver on the leash, but it is still a work in progress, and his new family will need to be patient with him while he keeps learning. He is most comfortable when he is around other dogs, and we think it would be best for him to go home with a confident and tolerant dog who can act as a mentor to him. We also think JJ would prefer a quieter home with older or no children, at least to start. He will need a very special and understanding adopter who is willing to spend the time helping him work through his fears, but we are sure he will reward them with unconditional love and adoration!
 
Entered this great big world on: 12/23/10
Living the sanctuary life since: 1/31/17
Involved in research for: drug studies
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Elwyn

Elwyn 03 Elwyn is a shy little girl who likes other dogs but is still getting used to being around people. She can take some time to warm up to new people, especially, but she is starting to learn to trust. She is walking on the leash, and is a curious girl who likes to explore around the back yard and new places. This seven-year-old girl is food motivated, which helps with training and teaching her that people = good things! We haven’t heard her make a lot of noise yet, but that doesn’t mean she won’t find her voice soon – she is a beagle after all! Shy dogs like Elwyn often do better when there is another confident, friendly dog in the home. She probably would not be comfortable around small children or in a busy house with lots of commotion, as she can be skittish with loud noises and fast movements. She will need a very special, calm, and patient home to help her work through her fears, but we’re pretty sure she’d make it worth it!
 
*Elwyn is currently in a foster home in Lafayette, CO. You can get more about information meeting and adopting a dog from foster by contacting us using the information below.
 
Entered this great big world on: 11/27/09
Living the sanctuary life since: 1/31/07
Involved in research for: drug studies
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Abel

Abel 84 *Abel has special medical needs that will require ongoing vet care and lifetime medication. Please read on for more information and contact us using the information below with any questions.
 
Abel is a sweet and gentle boy who is looking for a best friend to be by his side through thick and thin. He is having a good time here at the ranch, hanging out with his canine friends and soaking up the attention from all the staff and visitors, but it would be even better if he could find a family of his very own! This seven-year-old charmer has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy, but he definitely doesn’t let it get him down, and he still enjoys all of the fun things life outside the lab has to offer. He can often be found exploring the back yard with his beagle nose (in nice weather, of course!), cuddling with one of his buddies, or playing with one of his favorite toys. But what he especially likes is spending time with his favorite people, and he would be very happy to lay on the couch with you while you watch your favorite TV show marathon any day of the week! With the proper care from an attentive and considerate adopter, Abel will be able to live the full and happy life that he deserves. We are looking forward to the day that he finds his happily ever after!
 
Entered this great big world on: 11/30/09
Living the sanctuary life since: 11/22/16
Weighing in at: 28 lbs.
Involved in research for: tick studies
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Hannah

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*Hannah is currently out on a trial adoption*
 
Hannah is a smart and active dog who will need a very special person in her life to help her reach her full potential. This almost-two-year-old is looking for someone who knows all about the needs of a clever and high-energy dog and is willing and able to keep her busy. We know this girl will be great at agility or other fun activities where she gets to work one-on-one with her favorite person! She loves to get out and about and to go for walks, and would make a great adventure dog for an experienced and attentive handler. Hannah would be happy soaking up all the attention as an only dog, or living with fun canine friends who will put up with her antics, but she will need a home with no cats or other small critters. We know that the perfect family for Hannah is out there, and we sure hope they find her soon!
 
Entered this great big world on: 12/21/14
Living the sanctuary life since: 5/29/16
Weighing in at: 60 lbs.
Involved in research for: general veterinary practice
You can read all about our adoption program HERE. For adoption inquiries email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that visitations and adoptions are done by appointment only.
 

Zoey

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Zoey is a sweet and spunky lady who is looking for just the right family to settle down with. This 8-year-old hound mix unfortunately came back to the ranch from her first adoption, but she made herself right at home at the ranch in a few short months. She can be very shy with new people, but once she learns that she can trust you, you'll see a whole new side of her! Zoey still has a lot of energy in her, and she loves to play, but she also knows when it's time to relax and enjoys a good nap as much as anyone else. We think Zoey would do best in a quiet, cat-free home, since she can get nervous around new people or when there is a lot of commotion. She loves other dogs, though, and we think she would do best if she had a confident canine friend to share her home with! If you are looking for a fun and mature four-legged friend, Zoey may just be your girl!
 
Entered this great big world on: 6/12/08
Living the sanctuary life since: 8/28/15
Weighing in at: 60 lbs.
Involved in research for: drug studies
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Freida

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Freida is an energetic, enthusiastic, and rambunctious young girl who is looking for a family who can keep up with her! This three-year-old terrier mix loves to play with toys, go for walks, and play in the back yard with her canine friends, and is often still ready to go when the others have all tired out. That’s not to say that she doesn’t appreciate a good nap, though, and as long as she’s had her exercise she will settle down at bed time easily. Freida is also a fan of cuddling and believes that laps are for sitting in, so she would really love to find a home where the furniture is for dogs, too.
 
Freida has been spending her time at the ranch learning all kinds of fun things, including working on her manners and the right ways to channel her energy, and will need an experienced adopter who can set some boundaries while still allowing her to have some fun. We think this athletic girl would really love to learn about agility training or other fun activities to help her burn off some energy and bond with her people. Freida would do best in a home without small children or cats, but might like to share her home with the right easy-going canine friend! Of course, she'd be just as happy to be your one-and-only! If you are looking for a dog who will always bring a smile to your face, Freida may just be your girl! 
 
Entered this great big world on: 8/25/13
Living the sanctuary life since: 5/28/15
Weighing in at: 50 lbs.
Involved in research for: general veterinary practice
You can read all about our adoption program here. For adoption inquiries email Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that visitations and adoptions are done by appointment only.
 
 

Odie

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*Odie has very special medical needs that will need to be managed for the remainder of his life. This will require daily medication and regular vet check-ups at a minimum, and possibly more advanced care as time goes on. For more information you can contact us using the information below.
 
We can't say enough about our sweet boy Odie. At 10 years old, this senior is most deserving of a forever home. Having spent his entire life in a research lab before joining us at the ranch, Odie is ready to live out his days in a comfy home with a family that adores him. Odie is known for his impeccable house manners and love for the staff members - he won't jump on you or the furniture, steal the dinner you just made, or rip up your favorite blanket! He'd rather follow you around and keep you company, get a good head scratch, and snuggle up for a nap on a soft bed. Because of his arthritis, he needs to take it easy on activities such as going for walks, but he doesn't always like to admit it! Odie needs a home with no young children as he likes his peace and quiet, and will probably be most comfortable as the only dog in the house. Odie is a big ball of teddy bear love and we've got our fingers crossed that his new family is coming any day now.
 
Entered this great big world on: 5/23/06
Living the sanctuary life since: 6/24/13
Weighing in at: 50 lbs.
Involved in research for: Pet food
You can read all about our adoption process here. For adoption inquiries email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that visitations and adoptions are done by appointment only.
 
 

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