DOG ADOPTION: Dogs available for adoption in Denver

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DENVER (STACKER) — When you look at the makeup of American families today, it’s rare to see a home where a pet isn’t part of the family. According to the most recent data from the APPA National Pet Ownership Survey, 67% of households, or about 85 million households, own a pet. Of these households, dogs and cats topped the list of most popular pets, with 63.4 million and 42.7 million households owning dogs and cats, respectively.

When exploring the history of animal shelters and rescue organizations in the country, nothing proves as problematic as the lack of a centralized reporting system to collect data on these organizations. Most of the shelter statistics that are available and accepted are estimates based on several periodic surveys, including the aforementioned APPA National Pet Ownership Survey as well as the AVMA Sourcebook US Pet Ownership & Demographics. Without a codified and streamlined process at the national level for collecting, organizing and reporting shelter data, there has been a serious lack of transparency around the country’s shelters. This makes it difficult not only to identify accurate statistics regarding protected animals in America, but also to understand the true state of animal welfare in the country, which is the first step to improving that welfare.

If you’re thinking of bringing home a furry companion, be sure to keep reading. Stacker has compiled a list of dogs available for adoption in Denver on Petfinder, based on age, breed composition, temperament and needs. It is important to note that adopting a pet is a huge responsibility and requires savings available for emergency and routine veterinary care, a daily routine and a game plan for coverage should the pup need to being left at home during the day (i.e. hiring a dog walker), and time and attention spent training your new family member. Be sure to do your due diligence in researching breeds to see what type of dog will best suit your lifestyle.

Without further ado, here are the adoptable dogs in your hometown:

Roxy – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Roxy

Theodore – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Theodore

Holden – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

holden

Brooklyn – HO-BO Boxer Rescue

brooklyn

Draco – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Draco

Penny – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Penny

Remy – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

remy

Gail – Humane Society of the South Platte Valley

Gaelle

Charger – Aurora Animal Sanctuary

Charger

Marie – HO-BO Boxer Rescue

Married

Andres – Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue

Andres

Parker – LOLA’s Rescue

parker

Baby – Old dogs New digs

Baby

Colby – Aurora Animal Shelter

Colby

Shiloh – Unbroken Dogs

Shilo

Miley – MidAmerican Boston Terrier Rescue

Miley

Hazel Blue Lion Rescue

Hazelnut

Rescue of Katie Blue Lion

Katie

Khloe’s blue lion rescue

Khloe

Scottie – Scottie Rescue of the Rockies

scottie

Ziggy 2 Blonde All Breed Rescue

Ziggy

Snickers – Colorado Cocker Spaniel Rescue

Snickers

Rescue of the blue lion from Thor

Thor

Rescue of the Rockies by Max Moe Moe

Max

Frilly – Colorado Retriever Rescue

Frou Frou

Lavinia – LOLA’s Rescue

Lavinia

Dexter – Blue Lion Rescue

Dexter

Scarlett – All Breed Rescue and Training

Scarlett

Renegade – Blue Lion Rescue

Renegade

Oakley – Hope for Animals

Oakley

Sugar – 2 Blonde All Race Rescue

Sugar

Fifty – Puppy Rescue in the Rocky Mountains

Fifty

Zodiac – Rescue of 2 blondes of all races

Zodiac

Gunner – The Rescue of the Rockies by Moe Moe

Gunner

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