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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 
Chico is a 1-yr.-old Chihuahua. This cute little boy is very loving and affectionate. He has had a rough time of it, being transferred from another shelter so he would have a better chance of adoption. He is in dire need of a kind and loving human friend. Adoption Fee: $60
Chico is a 1-yr.-old Chihuahua. This cute little boy is very loving and affectionate. He has had a rough time of it, being transferred from another shelter so he would have a better chance of adoption. He is in dire need of a kind and loving human friend. Adoption Fee: $60
Peaches is a four year old spayed female Doxsen mix. Peaches is an absolute doll who loves sitting on laps and receiving attention. 
Adoption fee: $130
Peaches is a four year old spayed female Doxsen mix. Peaches is an absolute doll who loves sitting on laps and receiving attention. 
Adoption fee: $130
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
Babushka is a 1 year old Lab mix who has a sweet spirit. This girl is eager to please and loyal to her human companions. 
Adoption fee: $99
Babushka is a Lab mix who has a sweet spirit. This girl is eager to please and loyal to her human companions. 
Adoption fee: $99
Zoe
We can't do it without your help, 
so please...
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?
Biscuit is a 2-yr.-old American Pit Bull. This handsome boy is very sweet and affectionate. Biscuit enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing fetch. 
Adoption Fee: $99
Biscuit is a 2-yr.-old American Pit Bull. This handsome boy is very sweet and affectionate.Biscuit enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing fetch. 
Adoption Fee: $99
Destiny is a 9 month old Golden Retriever mix. Destiny was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Destiny is an active, playful bundle of joy! Please come spend time with Destiny to get to know her personality. 
Adoption fee: $99
Destiny is a 9 month oldGolden Retriever mix. Destiny was transferred to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Destiny is an active, playful bundle of joy! Please come spend time with Destiny to get to know her personality. 
Adoption fee: $99
Star is a five year old female Shih Tzu mix. Star is a sweet, docile girl who makes the perfect lap dog! 
Adoption fee: $130
Star is a five year old female Shih Tzu mix. Star is a sweet, docile girl who makes the perfect lap dog! 
Adoption fee: $130
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!
Miss Jade is a 1-yr.-old Australian Cattle Dog. What a gorgeous girl! Aussies are one of the most intelligent breeds and are not content to lay around the house. They need both mental and physical exercise. Easy to train, loyal, and brave, they are truly a highly versatile dog.
Adoption Fee: $99
Miss Jade is a 1-yr.-old Australian Cattle Dog. What a gorgeous girl! Aussies are one of the most intelligent breeds and are not content to lay around the house. They need both mental and physical exercise. Easy to train, loyal, and brave, they are truly a highly versatile dog.
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
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
Biscuit
Titan
Milo is a 2-yr.-old Lab mix. Good with kids and other dogs, this friendly boy loves to play fetch. He needs an active friend or family who likes to get up and GO!He tolerates cats and is well house-trained. A very good boy.
Adoption Fee: $99
Milo was returned because he jumping the fence and him and the neighbor dog did not get along. Milo is a very active dog who needs someone who has the time and resources to work with him. 
Adoption Fee: $99
Charlie is a two year old neutered male Chihuahua mix. Charlie wants nothing more than to be your perfect lap dog. Charlie likes to be around other dogs, but does not prefer the company of felines. He enjoys going on car rides! 
Adoption Fee: $60
Charlie is a two year old neutered male Chihuahua mix. Charlie wants nothing more than to be your perfect lap dog. Charlie likes to be around other dogs, but does not prefer the company of felines. He enjoys going on car rides! 
Adoption Fee: $60
Rita is a one year old spayed female Chihuahua mix. Rita came all the way from Texas! Come down to the shelter to get to know her personality. 
Adoption Fee: $60
Rita is a one year old spayed female Chihuahua mix. Rita came all the way from Texas! Come down to the shelter to get to know her personality. 
Adoption Fee: $60
Whiskey is a two year old female Australian Cattle Dog mix. Whiskey was transferred from the Mesa County Animal Services. Come meet this sweet girl today! 
Adoption Fee: $99
Whiskey is a two year old female Australian Cattle Dog mix. Whiskey was transferred from the Mesa County Animal Services. Come meet this sweet girl today! 
Adoption Fee: $99
Precious is a one year old female Chihuahua/Terrier mix. Precious is a spirited, lively girl who loves receiving affection! 
Adoption Fee: $60
Precious is a one year old female Chihuahua/Terrier mix. Precious is a spirited, lively girl who loves receiving affection! 
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
Reggie is a four year old male Chihuahua mix. Reggie likes to sit in laps and go for casual strolls. 
Adoption Fee: $60
Keaton is a four year old neutered male Chihuahua mix. Keaton is an absolute love who enjoys playing with his human friends. He is a sweet baby who is looking for someone to call his own! Come meet Keaton today! 
Adoption Fee: $60
Keaton is a four year old neutered male Chihuahua mix. Keaton is an absolute love who enjoys playing with his human friends. He is a sweet baby who is looking for someone to call his own! Come meet Keaton today! 
Adoption Fee: $60
Red is a seven year old male Doxsen mix. Red was brought to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Red is looking for a best friend who can spend lots of time taking him on walks! 
Adoption Fee: $104
Red is a seven year old male Doxsen mix. Red was brought to Roice-Hurst from the Mesa County Animal Services. Red is looking for a best friend who can spend lots of time taking him on walks! 
Adoption Fee: $104
Hector is a three year old neutered male Australian Cattle Dog mix. Hector does well with other dogs and children. This handsome boy needs a home that understands the cattle dog breed. Hector needs mental and physical stimulation to thrive and be happy! 
Adoption Fee: $99
Hector is a three year old neutered male Australian Cattle Dog mix. Hector does well with other dogs and children. This handsome boy needs a home that understands the cattle dog breed. Hector needs mental and physical stimulation to thrive and be happy! 
Adoption Fee: $99
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
Miss Jade
Chico
Milo
Kiwi
Charlie
Rita Adopted 
Whiskey 
Peaches Adopted
Mimi
Precious 
Reggie 
Keaton 
Red Adopted
Hector Adopted 
Babushka
Destiny 
Lucy 
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! 
Star Adopted
Izzy 
Barney