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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 
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
Apache is a 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. This beautiful boy was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Australian cattle dogs are known to be loyal and brave.  
Adoption fee: $99
Apache is a 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. This beautiful boy was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Australian Cattle Dogs are known to be loyal and brave. 
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
Diva is a three year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. Diva was transferred  to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society from the Mesa County Animal Services. Cattle dogs are intelligent and loyal creatures. 
Adoption fee: $99
Diva is a three year old Australian Cattle Dog mix. Diva was transferred  to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society from the Mesa County Animal Services. Cattle dogs are intelligent and loyal creatures. 
Adoption fee: $99
Zoe
We can't do it without your help, 
so please...
Peaches
Prancer
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. 
Dash is a four year old neutered male Shepherd mix. Dash is boy who loves going on adventures and is all about bonding with his human companion. 
Adoption fee: $99
Dash is a four year old neutered male Shepherd mix. Dash is boy who loves going on adventures and is all about bonding with his human companion. 
Adoption fee: $99
Oreo is a one year old neutered male Pit Bull mix. Oreo is a lovable boy who enjoys the company of his human companions. He is such a handsome boy! 
Adoption fee: $99
Oreo is a one year old neutered male Pit Bull mix. Oreo is a lovable boy who enjoys the company of his human companions. He is such a handsome boy! 
Adoption fee: $99
Koda is a seven year old male Alaskan Malamute mix. Koda does well with other canines and children but should not be placed in a home with cats. Koda is a loyal boy. 
Adoption fee: $75
Koda is a seven year old male Alaskan Malamute mix. Koda does well with other canines and children but should not be placed in a home with cats. Koda is a loyal boy. 
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. 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
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
Dude is a one year old Border Collie mix. Active and playful, Dude will be a great companion for someone who is an active individual. 
Adoption fee:$99
Dude is a one year old Border Collie mix. Active and playful, Dude will be a great companion for someone who is an active individual. 
Adoption fee:$99
Kali is a 1 1/2 year old Shepherd mix. This sweet girl has been at the shelter for awhile due to her having a litter of puppies. This mama is ready for a loving home of her own! 
Adoption fee:$99
Kali is a 1 1/2 year old Shepherd mix. This sweet girl has been at the shelter for awhile due to her having a litter of puppies. This mama is ready for a loving home of her own! 
Adoption fee:$99
Princess is a 4 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. Princess loves people and enjoys going on her walks. She has such a sweet face! 
Adoption fee:$99
Princess is a 4 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. Princess loves people and enjoys going on her walks. She has such a sweet face! 
Adoption fee:$99
Spanky is a three year old neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier. Spanky loves playing outside but is also a gentle soul. 
Adoption fee:$99
Spanky is a three year old neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier. Spanky loves playing outside but is also a gentle soul. 
Adoption fee:$99
Hector is a four year old neutered male Australian Cattle Dog. Hector is a great boy who gets along well with dogs and children. He prefers not be homed with cats and is not a fan of thunderstroms. 
Adoption fee:$99
Hector is a four year old neutered male Australian Cattle Dog. Hector is a great boy who gets along well with dogs and children. He prefers not be homed with cats and is not a fan of thunderstroms. 
Adoption fee:$99
Viking is a one year old Shepherd/Akita mix. Viking is a boy who needs someone who is able to exercise him on a daily basis. He is great with people, but he is not fond of cats. 
Adoption fee:$99
Viking is a one year old Shepherd/Akita mix. Viking is a boy who needs someone who is able to exercise him on a daily basis. He is great with people, but he is not fond of cats. 
Adoption fee:$99
Maisy is a one year old female Mastiff mix. Maisy was transferred to the Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. 
Adoption fee: $99
Maisy is a one year old female Mastiff mix. Maisy was transferred to the Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. 
Adoption fee: $99
Summer is a two year old female Lab mix. Summer was relinquished to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Summer loves to play fetch and is good with other animals.
Adoption fee: $99
Summer is a two year old female Lab mix. Summer was relinquished to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Summer loves to play fetch and is good with other animals.
Adoption fee: $99
Tango is a one year old male Shepherd mix. Tango loves to play ball and Frisbee! Tango was transferred to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society from  the Mesa County Animal Services. 
Adoption fee: $99
Tango is a one year old male Shepherd mix. Tango loves to play ball and Frisbee! Tango was transferred to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society from  the Mesa County Animal Services. 
Adoption fee: $99
Teddy is an eight year old male Shepherd mix. Teddy is great with children and cats. He is a lovable, loyal boy who enjoys his walks. Teddy knows basic commands and is potty trained. 
Adoption fee: $75
Teddy is an eight year old male Shepherd mix. Teddy is great with children and cats. He is a lovable, loyal boy who enjoys his walks. Teddy knows basic commands and is potty trained. 
Adoption fee: $75
Oreo is a one year old male Great Dane/Dalmatian mix. Oreo loves to play catch and tug-o-war. This spotted boy is good with other dogs, cats, and children. 
Adoption fee: $99
Oreo is a one year old male Great Dane/Dalmatian mix. Oreo loves to play catch and tug-o-war. This spotted boy is good with other dogs, cats, and children. 
Adoption fee: $99
Ally is a six year old Terrier mix. Ally knows basic commands and is crate trained and potty trained. Her favorite thing to do is jog and snuggle. 
Adoption fee: $99
Ally is a six year old Terrier mix. Ally knows basic commands and is crate trained and potty trained. Her favorite thing to do is jog and snuggle. 
Adoption fee: $99
Dolly is a 1-yr.-old Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua mix. This darling little girl is as sweet as she is cute. She will make a wonderful, loving and loyal friend for life.
Dolly is a 1-yr.-old Yorkshire Terrier and Chihuahua mix. This darling little girl is as sweet as she is cute. She will make a wonderful, loving and loyal friend for life.
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.
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Rocky 
Diva 
Kado 
Abbey 
Missie 
Misty  
Pokey 
Tori 
Apache 
Dude 
Princess 
Spanky 
Hector
Viking 
Dash 
Oreo 
Koda 
Kali
Maisy  
Summer 
Tango 
Teddy 
Oreo
Ally 
Dolly
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