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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 
Polly is a five month old Border Collie Mix. Sweet and playful this girl would make a great companion for an active family or individual. 
Adoption fee: $99
Polly is a five month Border Collie mix. Sweet and playful this girl would make a great companion for an active family or individual. 
Adoption fee: $990
Tiny is a one year old spayed female Chihuahua. Tiny is a delicate girl who needs to be in a home where she receives plenty of attention! 
Adoption fee: $60
Tiny is a one year old spayed female Chihuahua. Tiny is a delicate girl who needs to be in a home where she receives plenty of attention. 
Adoption fee: $60
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?
Jasmine is a five year old spayed female Black Lab mix. Jasmine would love to be adopted with her litter mate, Junior. Jasmine does well in a crate and is potty trained. She does well with other dogs and children. Very friendly and loveable! 
Adoption fee for the bonded pair: 
$150
Jasmine is a five year old spayed female Black Lab mix. Jasmine would love to be adopted with her litter mate, Junior. Jasmine does well in a crate and is potty trained. Jasmine gets along with other dogs and children. Very friendly and loveable! 
Adoption fee for the bonded pair: 
$150
Junior is a five year old neutered male Lab mix. Junior would love to be adopted with his litter mate, Jasmine. Junior does well in a crate and is potty trained. He gets along well with other dogs and children. 
Adoption fee for bonded pair: 
$150
Junior is a five year old neutered male Black Lab mix. Junior would love to be adopted with his litter mate, Jasmine. Junior does well in a crate and is potty trained. He gets along well with other dogs as well as children. 
Adoption fee for bonded pair: 
$150
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. 
Lucy is an Australian Cattle Dog mix. Lucy was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Come meet this gorgeous, happy girl to get to know her personality.
Adoption fee: $99
Lucy is an Australian Cattle Dog mix. Lucy was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Come meet this gorgeous, happy girl to get to know her personality.
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
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
Titan
Reggie is a four year old male Chihuahua mix. Reggie likes to sit in laps and go for casual strolls. 
Adoption Fee: $60
Reggie is a four year old male Chihuahua mix. Reggie likes to sit in laps and go for casual strolls. 
Adoption Fee: $60
Barney is a five year old neutered male Hound mix. Barney loves going on adventures! 
Adoption fee: $99
Barney is a five year old neutered male Hound mix. Barney loves going on adventures! 
Adoption fee: $99
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! 
Adoption Fee: $48
Rocky is a ten year old Chihuahua mix. Rocky knows how to "come, "sit", & "stay". Rocky does well with most dogs and should not be placed in a home with small children. Come meet this cute boy today! 
Adoption fee: $48
Badger is a nine month old Boxer/Pitt Bull mix. She knows the commands sit, stay, lay down, fetch, wait, leave it, come & sit pretty. Badger walks well on a leash and is house trained. This girl has a happy and playful personality! 
Adoption Fee: $99
Badger is a nine month old Boxer/Pitt mix. She knows the commands sit, stay, lie down, fetch, wait, leave it,come & sit pretty. Badger walks well on a leash and is house trained. This girl has a happy and playful personality! 
Adoption fee: $99
Bentley is a one year old Hound mix. Bentley has a sense for adventure and a happy personality! 
Adoption fee: $99
Bentley is a one year old Hound mix. Bentley has a sense of adventure and a happy personality! 
Adoption fee:$99
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
Albert is a two year old neutered male Doxsen mix. Albert is a little timid at first, but with plenty of TLC he will be a great loyal companion. 
Adoption fee: $130
Albert is a two year old neutered male Doxsen mix. Albert is a little timid after first, but with plenty of TLC  he will make a great loyal companion. 
Adoption fee: $130
Pickles is a two year old neutered male Doxsen mix. Pickles loves receiving affection and needs a friend who is patient and understanding. 
Adoption fee: $130
Pickles is a two year old neutered Doxsen mix. Pickles loves receiving affection and needs a friend who is patient and understanding. 
Adoption fee: $130
Kiwi
Mimi
Reggie 
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 
Barney 
Rocky 
Badger 
Bentley 
Polly 
Emmit 
Albert 
Kado 
Pickles Adopted
Jasmine 
Junior 
Bonded Pair! 
Tiny 
Lucy Adopted