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Available Dogs
Click on Pictures to Enlarge and See More Information - Please note: There are 2 Photos of each dog.
Sally's amazing expertise with the camera and Bob's remarkable way with the animals are combined to provide these beautiful photographs of our dogs awaiting their forever homes.​ We are so pleased and appreciative to have these two on our team.
Bob and Sally Bellacqua
 Photography Volunteers 
Spencer is a one year old neutered male Australian Cattle Dog mix. Spencer is an energetic boy who absolutely loves human companionship! Spencer is looking for a human friend who has plenty of love and time to give to him. 
Adoption fee: $99
Spencer is a one year old neutered male Australian Cattle Dog mix. Spencer is an energetic boy who absolutely loves human companionship! Spencer is looking for a human friend who has plenty of love and time to give to him. 
Adoption fee: $99
Tori is a two year old female Pit Bull mix. Tori is a sweet, playful girl but she also has a calm side. This adorable girl has plenty of love and kisses to give! 
Adoption fee: $99
Tori is a two year old female Pit Bull mix. Tori is a sweet, playful girl but she also has a calm side. This adorable girl has plenty of love and kisses to give! 
Adoption fee: $99
Sammi (2)
Stone
Mimi is a three year old female Pit Bull mix. Mimi was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. This sweet girl is full of love and big smiles! 
Adoption Fee: $99
Emmit is an eight year old Boxer/ Shar- Pei mix. Emmit can "sity", "stay", "come", and "lie down". Emmit is housetrained and gets along well with children, other dogs, and cats. Emmit has such a sweet soul! 
Adoption fee: $75
Emmit is an eight year old Boxer/Shar-Pei mix. Emmit can "sit", "stay", "come", and "lie down". Emmit is housetrained and gets along well with children, other dogs, and cats. Emmit has such a sweet soul! 
Adoption fee: $75
Zoe
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Peaches
Prancer
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Is It the Right Time to Adopt a Pet?
The fact that you're thinking of adopting from Roice-Hurst Humane Society means you're on the right track. It's definitely the responsible, caring thing to do. Before you decide, here are some things to think over first: 
Why do you want a pet?

Adopting a dog or a cat on impulse or because you feel sorry for it can be a big mistake.

 When you adopt a pet, you're making a 10 to 15 year commitment . This is a decision that needs to be made with your head as well as your heart. 

 A dog relies on you for everything; his food, water, shelter, exercise, grooming, and veterinary care. He also relies on you for companionship and protection. 

Adopting a pet because the kids want one and are promising they will care for it, usually means - You will be taking care of the pet.
Can you afford a pet?

The costs of pet ownership can be expensive. Food, toys, grooming, veterinary care, and other expenses add up quickly. ASPCA studies show the average cost for a big dog is about  $600 to $1,000 a year. A small dog's a little less, but not much.

Pets need regular vaccinations and medical care. The cost of a trip to the emergency vet clinic for a sick or injured pet can cost $100's of dollars or even more.

It really is worse to get a dog and then realize you can't afford it than not to get one at all.
Do You Have Time for a Pet?
Many pets are in a shelter because their owners didn't realize how much time it took to care for them. 

Does your work require you to travel or be away from home for 9 to 10 hours a day?  Do you have an                    active social life ? Who's going care for your pet when you're not around ?

If you have kids under six years old, you must ALWAYS be watchful. Most dog bites of children happen when a child is left alone or unsupervised with the dog. It might be wise to wait until the children are a bit older to take on the added responsibility of a pet.




If you're a student or in the military, waiting until you settle down to adopt is usually a good decision for you AND the pet.
Are you leaving again?
Do you have the patience to handle common pet issues?  

Pets need love and time with their human friends. 

Being left alone in the house or back yard for 
hours on end is not a happy life for a pet.

 Guilt is not a happy feeling for you.
Can you deal with house training accidents, scratched up furniture, and hair everywhere? If an immaculate house is important to you, you may want to think twice before getting a pet.
After considering Everything...

 DO YOU STILL WANT TO ADOPT A PET?

If you've decided to wait a bit, please know we honor you for your decision and will always welcome you back whenever you decide the time is right to adopt.  

If you're ready to share your life with a pet, we want to thank you for your thoughtful consideration and for being a responsible pet owner. Adding a pet to your family can be one of life's greatest pleasures. 
One of the most common reasons for adopted dogs being returned to the shelter is behavioral issues. These issues are generally only temporary. 

Remember, You have probably been thinking about adopting a dog for a while. However, your new dog has no idea what to expect. Everything is new to him or her – including you!

He or she may have come from a home where the rules were completely different than yours. He needs time to adapt and learn your rules. It's your responsibility to teach him in a positive manner.

Every dog is different and it’s difficult to predict how long it will take the dog to adapt to a new home and family. 

IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN A FEW DAYS! It may take weeks or even months for your new pet to adapt and to build a loving and trusting bond with you. 

The key is lots of love and loads of patience.

One of the biggest reasons for pets being surrendered to shelters is the family is moving and can't take the pet with them. 

If you rent, make sure you can have a pet. Even if you can have a pet, there's usually an expensive deposit required. If you have to move, be aware - most rentals do NOT allow pets.
Giving up a pet because of a move or any reason is a heart- breaking experience .  For your pets, it's devastating. They are not only losing their home but the most  important thing in their life - YOU!

Can you have a pet where you live?
Abbey is a four month old female Shepherd mix. Abbey is a little timid, but needs a home where she can have a lot of attention. She tends to do better with female companionship and is very loyal.
Adoption fee: $99 +$75 deposit
Abbey is a four month old female Shepherd mix. Abbey is a little timid, but needs a home where she can have a lot of attention. She tends to do better with female companionship and is very loyal.
Adoption fee: $99 +$75 deposit
Missie is a 1 1/2 year old spayed Pit Bull/ Boxer mix. Missie loves being petted and giving kisses. She is an energetic and happy girl. 
Adoption fee: $99
Missie is a 1 1/2 year old spayed Pit Bull/ Boxer mix. Missie loves being petted and giving kisses. She is a energetic and happy girl. 
Adoption fee: $99
Misty is a seven month old German Shepherd mix. Misty is a lovable docile girl. Misty is needing a home with a human who is patient and understanding. Come meet Misty today and you will fall in love with her! 
Adoption fee: $99
Misty is a seven month old German Shepherd mix. Misty is a lovable docile girl. Misty is needing a home with a human who is patient and understanding. Come meet Misty today and you will fall in love with her! 
Adoption fee: $99
Please Note:  Dogs are received and adopted on a daily basis. If you see a dog of interest, please call the shelter or e-mail us to make sure he or she is still available. We also have dogs available that have not yet had their pictures taken, so come on out and see ALL our great dogs! Also, if you live out of town please take note that we do require a dog introduction with your current dog as part of our adoption process. 
Izzy is a four year old German Shepherd mix. Izzy was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Come meet  this beauty today! 
Adoption fee: $99
Izzy is a four year old German Shepherd mix. Izzy was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Come meet  this beauty today! 
Adoption fee: $99
Eva is a two year old spayed female Lab mix. Eva is smart and knows the commands "sit", "lie down", "come", "shake", and "roll over". She is a young, active dog who needs plenty of time outdoors and lots of attention. 
Adoption fee: $99
Eva is a two year old spayed female Lab mix. Eva is smart and knows the commands "sit", "lie down", "come", "shake", and "roll over". She is a young, active dog who needs plenty of time outdoors and lots of attention. 
Adoption fee: $99
Tom is a one year old neutered male Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. Tom is a mellow fellow who can be a bit timid around new people. Once he knows you, he warms up and becomes your best love bug! 
Adoption fee: $130
Tom is a one year old neutered male Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. Tom is a mellow fellow who can be a bit timid around new people. Once he knows you, he warms up and becomes your best love bug! 
Adoption fee: $130
Kado is an eight year old neutered male Border Collie mix. Kado is a sweet docile boy who loves to play ball. Kado is housetrained and gets along well with children, other dogs, and cats. 
Adoption fee: $75
Kado is an eight year old neutered male Border Collie mix. Kado is a sweet docile boy who loves to play ball. He is housetrained and gets along well with children, other dogs, and cats. 
Adoption fee: $75
Rocky is a ten year old Chihuahua mix. Rocky knows how to "come", "sit", &"stay". Rocky does well with most dogs, but should not go to a home with small children. Come meet this  cute boy today! He has plenty of love to give you. 
Adoption Fee: $48
Rocky is a ten year old Chihuahua mix. Rocky knows how to "come", "sit", &"stay". Rocky does well with most dogs, but should not go to a home with small children. Come meet this  cute boy today! He has plenty of love to give you. 
Adoption Fee: $48
Roxy is a five year old spayed female Pit Bull mix. Roxy is a girl with a great attitude who loves to romp and play! Come meet this beauty today. 
Adoption fee: $99
Roxy is a five year old spayed female Pit Bull mix. Roxy is a girl with a great attitude who loves to romp and play! Come meet this beauty today. 
Adoption fee: $99
Pokey is a two year old spayed female Pit Bull mix. Pokey loves to play in kiddie pools and is a friendly, happy-go-lucky type of gal! 
Adoption fee: $99
Pokey is a two year old spayed female Pit Bull mix. Pokey loves to play in kiddie pools and is a friendly, happy-go-lucky type of gal! 
Adoption fee: $99
Darling is a 10 year old Lab mix. This senior girl is very sociable and loves being in the presence of her human companions. She seems to love everyone! Read the top ten reasons to adopt an older pup on our Home page. 
Adoption fee: $75
Jake is a 4 year old  male Jack Russell mix. Jake is an energetic, loving  boy who needs someone who understand the Jack Russell breed. Jack Russells are intelligent, lively, and very independent. Please read more information on  the breed before considering adopting this boy. 
Adoption fee: $99
Jake is a 4 year old  male Jack Russell mix. Jake is an energetic, loving  boy who needs someone who understand the Jack Russell breed. Jack Russells are intelligent, lively, and very independent. Please read more information on  the breed before considering adopting this boy. 
Adoption fee: $99
Ava is a one year old Lab mix. Ava knows the command "sit" and "give paw". She is a spunky girl who loves being around people! 
Adoption fee:$99
Ava is a one year old Lab mix. Ava knows the command "sit" and "give paw". She is a spunky girl who loves being around people! 
Adoption fee:$99
Bosco is a two year old Pit Bull mix. Bosco is a calm, sweet boy who loves playing outside. 
Adoption fee: $99
Bosco is a two year old Pit Bull mix. Bosco is a calm, sweet boy who loves playing outside. 
Adoption fee: $99
Honey is a one year old Shepherd mix. Honey loves to give kisses and cuddle. She is an active, happy girl! 
Adoption fee: $99
Honey is a one year old Shepherd mix. Honey loves to give kisses and cuddle. She is an active, happy girl! 
Adoption fee: $99
Jillie is a ten year old spayed female Chihuahua mix. Jillie absolutely loves to play and snuggle. She is a smart girl and knows the commands "sit" and "lie down". 
Adoption fee: $60
Jillie is a ten year old spayed female Chihuahua mix. Jillie absolutely loves to play and snuggle. She is a smart girl and knows the commands "sit" and "lie down". 
Adoption fee: $60
Zeus is an eight year old neutered male Chihuahua mix. Zeus is a lovable boy who is playful with cats and other dogs his size. He is a docile little guy with plenty of love and small dog kisses to give you! 
Adoption fee: $60
Zeus is an eight year old neutered male Chihuahua mix. Zeus is a lovable boy who is playful with cats and other dogs his size. He is a docile little guy with plenty of love and small dog kisses to give you! 
Adoption fee: $60
Kiwi
Mimi
Each time you vote, you give Roice-Hurst Humane Society the opportunity to win a number of useful prizes, including monetary grants to help animals. This next round of the shelter challenge ends Sep. 21, 2014.
Thanks for voting and remember you can vote everyday!   Click here to vote! 
Izzy 
Rocky 
Emmit 
Kado 
Eva 
Abbey 
Missie 
Misty  
Roxy Adopted 
Jake 
Pokey 
Darling 
Ava 
Bosco 
Honey 
Spencer 
Tori 
Tom 
Jillie 
Zeus