Casper Humane Society - Adoptable Dogs (2022)

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Kiba - 8 Years Old, Neutered Male, Blk/Wht Australian Shepherd Mix

Kiba came to the CHS when his owner no longer had the means to care for him. There are many people who have met Kiba during his time with us and while his visible shyness with strangers has led to his extended stay, we still have our fingers crossed that his rightful person is somewhere out there! Kiba is a very sweet boy and finds himself most comfortable in the lap of those he loves. His personality is bubbly, silly, and you will never meet another dog that displays such innocence. As Kiba gets older, his eagerness to play ball and play in water remain the same, and he will make a great friend to take along on outdoor adventures. It may take him a day or two to become familiar with new faces but the time invested would be worthwhile, in exchange for a loyal and one-in-a-million companion.

DOB: 08/27/2013

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Bella - 4 Years Old, Spayed Female, Tan Brindle Pit Bull

Bella is a sweet energetic girl who loves to run, play, and cuddle up next to someone. You may be wondering what the problem could be. Bella, unfortunately, has gotten into trouble in the past, and has been deemed vicious by the court; she absolutely loves people but does not like small animals. Bella must go to a devoted home that's willing to take the necessary precautions as follows: A secure yard with 6-foot fence and at least 2-feet of fencing securely in the ground, and a secure outdoor kennel with a top. If you have a situation like this or are prepared to undergo these required precautions, please come meet Bella!

DOB: 12/30/2016

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Kenny - 11 Years Old, Neutered Male, Tan/Wht Boxer Mix

Kenny came to the CHS in 2013 as a stray. While he has been adopted and returned twice, we have not lost hope that his perfect person is still out there, to provide him the life and love he deserves during his golden years. Kenny is a special boy who will need a special home. He does not do well with children of any age and while he used to enjoy the company of other large dogs, his elder year has made him appreciate his solitude. He is also highly protective over those he loves the most and will need a low foot-traffic home. Back in his prime, Kenny was a great athlete and could clear 6' fences. We are unsure if he has the physical ability to still do so and will urge any potential adopters to monitor him closely until they learn his habits. Despite the things that have kept Kenny in our care over the years, he has many great qualities just waiting to be admired by the right person. He has gone through extensive collar training, which has really helped curb most of the quirks we faced during his initial appearance. He is very affectionate, cuddly, playful, and although his lack of teeth has affected his ability to hang on a rope, he loves a good game of tug. Kenny will make the most loyal friend, who will take care of his family until the very end.

DOB: 5/16/2011

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Ace - 3 Years Old, Neutered Male, Brn/Blk Brindle GS/Pit Bull Mix

Ace came to the CHS as a puppy and was quickly adopted. He was later returned as a young adult for lacking the proper social skills and training. While it was clear upon his arrival that he would need plenty of patience, dedication, and consistency, Ace has lived up to his true potential and capability to be the most loyal, loving, and playful companion. He has a tendency to make himself appear big and strong to those he is unfamiliar with but is also quick to show the docile side that holds true to who he actually is. Ace has learned many commands during his stay with us and continues to build the necessary skills he needs to thrive. He has the ability to be around some other large dogs but would benefit from being the only household pet. Ace has shown his willingness to make friends with people of most ages and is sure to make a great protector for any family that is willing to give him the chance he deserves.

DOB: 9/1/2019

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Watson - 2 Years Old, Neutered Male, Tan/White Pit Bull mix

Watson came to the Shelter because he wasn’t getting along with another dog in his home. He’s a little wary of strangers and it takes a bit of time to gain his trust but once he becomes comfortable with someone, he’s a happy, outgoing boy who wants to please. He’s going to need a family who will provide him with consistent training and praise. A stable routine and lots of patience will also be quite beneficial. Watson must have a secure yard with a tall fence that can’t be scaled. He would do best in a home with no small animals and would prefer older children who can understand his behavior and respect his boundaries.

DOB: 2/25/2020

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Shorty - 7 Years Old, Neutered Male, Chihuahua/Spaniel Mix

Shorty is a nice little guy who doesn't care much to be approached enthusiastically by people. He is more comfortable with people who enter his space calmly and allow him time to become familiar with them. Once he relaxes, he becomes quite loving and attentive. Shorty came from a home with an older owner and where he was the only pet. He would do best in a quiet home with adults who will respect his boundaries and give him the time, attention and care he requires as a more mature pup.

DOB: 10/17/2014

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Fletcher - 3 Years Old, Neutered Male, Tan/Black Pit Bull Mix

Fletcher is outgoing and friendly. He's a great dog who pays attention and is very obedient. He's one of the smartest dogs we've ever met. Because of this, he can be a master when it comes to getting out of his yard. He needs a family who will keep him occupied, entertained and challenged. And they absolutely, positively must have a tall fence that Fletcher cannot scale and a lock on the gate that he cannot open. He's also quite the acrobat and can figure out how to get over the fence by utilizing various items in the yard. (We're not kidding when we say he's smart!) He possesses nice manners and follows instructions rather well.

DOB: 7/5/2019

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Pumba - 5 Years Old, Male, Black & White Pit Mix

Pumba is an outgoing boy with a nice personality and tons of energy. He knows his sit command and can be quite attentive and willing to please. He pays close attention to the activities of the dogs around him and gets excited when they come and go. He loves to play and go for walks. He's very strong and will need an owner who can handle his strength and ensure he gets the daily exercise he needs to stay happy, healthy and mentally stimulated.

DOB: 04/14/2017

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Puma- 2 Years Old, Spayed Female, Rottweiler/Spaniel Mix

Puma is an outspoken girl who is eager for all the attention she can get. She adores people and does rather well with most other dogs. She's very energetic and strong and needs a good amount of time set aside every day for exercise and play. She can get a little nippy when she's excited and therefore would probably do best with adults and older children who can interact with her in a calm manner and be aware of her quick actions. Puma is smart and shows lots of potential for learning commands and becoming a well-behaved dog.

DOB: 01/21/2020

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Daisy - 4 Years Old, Spayed Female, Rat Terrier

Daisy tends to be very possessive with those she loves and doesn't like to share attention and she doesn't care much for other animals. She's a very active girl who can be extremely vocal when she gets excited. Once she becomes familiar with people and her surroundings, she settles down and becomes quite charming. She will dance for treats and is quite the show off. She knows many other tricks and commands as well. She would do best in a home with little foot traffic and an owner who will ensure she has a place to retreat to while guests are over. She prefers adults and would do best as the only pet where she can be the center of attention.

DOB: 05/18/2018

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Bo - 5 Years Old, Male, Aussie/Border Collie Mix

Bo was found as a stray and taken to a city shelter. Being in an unfamiliar and highly stressful environment left Bo feeling overwhelmed and scared. Because he wasn't presenting well, he was at risk of being euthanized but we found him just in time and were able to pull him into our facility to socialize and help him decompress. It didn't take long for Bo to blossom into the tender, loving, and easy-going dog that he truly is. He's very docile and would do best in a home with mature people who can understand his boundaries and respect his trust. Bo also does well with other dogs and may benefit from having another companion to help show him the ropes in his new home. We know his well-deserved second chance will bring so much warmth to one lucky family!

DOB: 07/14/2017

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Cooper - 4 Years Old, Neutered Male, Saint Bernard

Cooper is a nice, obedient boy who needs a family who will be at home with him much of the time. He has separation anxiety when left alone for too long and can be destructive when the anxiety sets in. He's friendly, easygoing, knows several commands and likes attention. He enjoys playing with other dogs and having a canine companion may help with his anxiety issues. He even does well with cats and children.

DOB: 07/30/2018

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Daisy- 5 Years Old, Female, Treeing Walker Coonhound

Daisy is a friendly, gentle girl who likes people of all ages. And, true to form, she can be very vocal with the typical hound howl and bay. She knows her sit command and shows great potential for learning other commands. She likes going for walks and being with her people. Daisy has a strong prey drive and likes to chase small animals. And she doesn't do very well with other dogs - therefore, she would do best as an only pet.

DOB: 07/21/2017

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Gabby- 9.5 Years Old, Spayed Female, Dingo/Shepherd Mix

Gabby came to Wyoming about 7 years ago on an Operation Dog Tag animal transport, where dogs at risk of being euthanized in North Carolina were rescued and transported to no-kill shelters. Her adoptive family here could no longer care for her and she was returned. Gabby is a friendly, but very protective, girl who does well with adults and teens. She's active and likes going for walks and playing fetch. She knows a couple commands and would do best as an only pet with a family who will give her the care and attention an older gal deserves.

DOB: 03/09/2013

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Grizz - 1 Years Old, Spayed Female, Mastiff

Grizz would do best in a home with older children (we're thinking teenagers) and family members who can help enforce good behavior and respect her boundaries. She's done well with most other big dogs in our facility and may benefit from having another large companion to play and spend her time with. From what we've seen, we believe she has tons of potential but it is imperative that her family focus on her completely to ensure she doesn't develop lifelong behavioral issues that are somewhat common in Mastiffs. Interested adopters must be willing to come to the shelter multiple times and spend one-on-one time with her both indoors and out. As in any other adoption through our facility, we will require a vet history to ensure that her new family has a strong record of pet ownership and will see that she gets appropriate veterinary care.

DOB: 07/13/2021

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Nitro - 3 Year Old, Neutered Male, Bull Terrier

This is Nitro - and his name could not be more fitting. He's a ball of energy. He's friendly, outgoing, playful, strong and bold. He loves being around people - so much so, he has a hard time controlling his excitement and can be a bit overwhelming. He has no manners. Zero. He doesn't even know the sit command. He is, however, an excellent walking companion and has done his share of traveling in the car. Nitro nips when he gets excited and we strongly recommend he go to a home with adults who can tolerate his exuberance and energy and work with him on his commands. Despite his lack of manners, Nitro is attentive and it's apparent he wants to please. He does not like cats and, while he does well with other dogs on playdates and meet-and-greets, he becomes aggressive towards them once he settles into a new home. He must be an only pet.

PLEASE NOTE: We are going to be incredibly picky about the family he goes home with. They will need to spend lots of time with him here at the shelter to get to know his habits and behaviors. They must demonstrate they understand him and can provide him with the training and attention he will require to be a good, well-behaved dog.

DOB: 03/07/2019

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Happy - 4 Year Old, Male, Great Pyrenees

Happy came to us because his original owner passed away and he wasn't well suited for his subsequent home. He's a bit shy when first meeting new people. But it doesn't take long to befriend him. He hasn't had any training and doesn't know his basic commands. He's a fence jumper and will need a safe, secure yard. He does well with adults and older children - as well as other big dogs. He does not do well with small animals or young children. Happy is a nice boy who would do best in a calm home with adults who can work with him on his commands and give him the companionship he needs.

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DOB: 08/4/2018


How do I pass a pet adoption interview? ›

Provide as many details as possible about your living situation, family experience and how you plan to care for the animal. Explain your previous experience with raising an animal, including training and exercise regiments. The more information you're able to provide, the better you'll look on your application.

What is the 3 3 3 rule when adopting a dog? ›

Whether you rescue an older dog or a puppy, a lot of dogs tend to follow the 3-3-3 rule when getting acclimated: 3 days of feeling overwhelmed and nervous. 3 weeks of settling in. 3 months of building trust and bonding with you.

What percent of adopted dogs are returned? ›

There are many reasons people have for returning dogs to the shelter. In fact, almost ten percent of adopted dogs are returned for one reason or another. Below are a few reasons you might be considering giving up your dog and some possible solutions that may give you an alternative to dropping them off at the shelter.

How can I increase my chances of adopting a dog? ›

Volunteer with a local animal shelter or rescue! Acting as a volunteer means you'll be the first to know when new animals are available for adoption, and you'll already be well known by the rescue or shelter. Many volunteers choose to act as a foster and take available animals into their homes until they're adopted.

How do you answer the question why do you want to adopt a dog? ›

Top reasons to adopt a pet
  1. Because you'll save a life. ...
  2. Because you'll get a great animal. ...
  3. Because it'll cost you less. ...
  4. Because of the bragging rights. ...
  5. Because it's one way to fight puppy mills. ...
  6. Because your home will thank you. ...
  7. Because all pets are good for your health, but adoptees offer an extra boost.

Why is dog adoption so difficult? ›

Communication expectations. Animal shelters and rescue groups are, as a rule, extremely busy—and then even busier than what you are picturing. Plus many rescue groups are staffed primarily with volunteers. That means when a potential adopter calls or emails, there can be a delay in receiving a response.

How traumatic is it for a dog to change owners? ›

In actuality, re-homing is always a stressful and traumatic experience for dogs. It's not difficult for canines to undergo anxiety and depression if the previous environment was a happy one. These dogs will actually miss their previous owner and they wish to undergo the sadness.

How long does it take for a shelter dog to adjust to a new home? ›

It can take a shelter dog six to eight weeks or even more to fully adjust to a new home. Don't worry if their behavior doesn't fall into place right away. With love and patience, it will happen.

Is it normal to have second thoughts after adopting a dog? ›

It is very normal to have second thoughts about getting a dog. It takes patience and time for both you and the dog to learn to trust and love each other.

What reasons would make me get denied for adopting a pet? ›

9 Main Reasons For Not Being Approved For Pet Adoption
  • You Don't Have A Fenced Yard.
  • Long Working Hours.
  • Your Age.
  • The Size Of Your Home.
  • Number Of Pets You Currently Have.
  • There Are Young Children In The House.
  • Your Current Pets Aren't Up To Date On Their Shots.
  • None Of Your Pets Are Spayed Or Neutered.
13 Feb 2021

How do I prepare for an adoption dog interview? ›

Dog Adoption Interview Questions
  1. How did the dog come to be in the shelter or foster home?
  2. How long has the dog been in the shelter or foster home?
  3. Why was he surrendered?
  4. Where does he sleep at night? ...
  5. Has he been to a groomer before? ...
  6. Does he allow you to trim his nails, clean his ears, give him a bath?

How long does it take for a dog to bond with new owners? ›

Time to Adjust

You can gauge the time it might take for your dog to fully acclimate to his home in threes: three days, three weeks, three months (Drs. London and McConnell)1. We think of that first 3 days (at a minimum) as the initial “detox period” as the dog transitions from the shelter to your home.

What age are most dogs given up? ›

Characteristics of pets being relinquished In addition to the reasons for relinquishment, the study collected data on the pets being relinquished. According to the study: The majority of the surrendered dogs (47.7 percent) and cats (40.3 percent) were between 5 months and 3 years of age.

What time of year are dogs most adopted? ›

Dog adoption is trending this season, with more dogs finding their forever homes in the fall than any other time of year, explains Gail Buchwald, senior vice president of the ASPCA Adoption Center.

Why is my rescue dog getting worse? ›

The rescue dog adjustment period is not a linear journey. Some report seeing the honeymoon period in which their dog is quite well behaved when they first arrive, only to let out their demons a few weeks later. This is where the common issue of a rescue dogs behavior getting worse will spring from.

What should I say on my dog application? ›

Be Honest About Yourself

They're looking for a full picture of what you'll be like as a dog pawrent. For example, many rescues encourage applicants who have experience (or not), a fenced-in yard (or not), and lots of free time (or not).

Why it's better to adopt a pet from a shelter? ›

Beyond just helping an animal in need, you're giving a rescue an opportunity to find their voice; to be themselves and get a second chance to become a dog beyond the walls of shelter or rescue. You truly give them the keys to start anew in a life where second chances can often be hard to come by.

What questions do they ask when adopting a dog? ›

Interviewing Callers
  • Get the caller's name, address, phone number and email. ...
  • Do they own or rent their home? ...
  • Does the caller have children? ...
  • Does the caller currently have dogs or other pets? ...
  • If the caller does not currently have dogs, have they had dogs before? ...
  • Do they have a yard?

Why shelter dogs are the best? ›

Rescue dogs make some of the most loyal pets around. They know where they came from, and they do not want to ever go back. Some of the most amazing journeys that I have seen come from a dog that was alone, dirty, scared, and had no dreams of ever being loved in a warm house again.

What do dog rescues ask references? ›

What Questions Should a Rescue Ask to Dog Adoption References?
  • Length of Acquaintance. Ask the reference how long she has known the adoption candidate. ...
  • Property Ownership. Ask if the applicant owns or rents the property where the dog will live. ...
  • History with Animals. ...
  • Family Dynamics. ...
  • Pet Supervision. ...
  • Financial Stability.
26 Sept 2017

How can you tell the age of a rescue dog? ›

Puppies: It is easier to tell how old a puppy is than an older dog based on their baby teeth: At one month of age, milk teeth start pushing through the gums. Permanent Canine teeth come in around 5 months of age. The last permanent teeth to come in will be the back molars, those come in between 5 and 7 months of age.

What questions will I be asked in a dog adoption interview? ›

Interviewing Callers
  • Get the caller's name, address, phone number and email. ...
  • Do they own or rent their home? ...
  • Does the caller have children? ...
  • Does the caller currently have dogs or other pets? ...
  • If the caller does not currently have dogs, have they had dogs before? ...
  • Do they have a yard?

What questions are asked during a dog adoption interview? ›

Dog Adoption Interview Questions
  • How did the dog come to be in the shelter or foster home?
  • How long has the dog been in the shelter or foster home?
  • Why was he surrendered?
  • Where does he sleep at night? ...
  • Has he been to a groomer before? ...
  • Does he allow you to trim his nails, clean his ears, give him a bath?

What do dog adoption interviews ask? ›

If an adopter is truly interested, they should be asking you about your pet's health, behavior, likes/dislikes, and why you are re-homing your pet. Be honest- don't set your pet up for failure and many more future homes.

What questions do pet adoption agency ask references? ›

What Questions Should a Rescue Ask to Dog Adoption References?
  • Length of Acquaintance. Ask the reference how long she has known the adoption candidate. ...
  • Property Ownership. Ask if the applicant owns or rents the property where the dog will live. ...
  • History with Animals. ...
  • Family Dynamics. ...
  • Pet Supervision. ...
  • Financial Stability.
26 Sept 2017

What expectations do you have when adopting a rescue dog? ›

What to Expect When Expecting … A Rescue Dog
  • Shyness, hiding, or timidity.
  • Barking for reasons not obvious to us mere humans.
  • Marking territory.
  • Separation anxiety.
  • Forgetting any former house training skills.
  • Possessiveness with you, toys, or the house.
  • Leash aggression.
  • Nervousness around strangers.

How do you say no to adopt a dog? ›

I'm not ready to foster a dog right now, but thank you for thinking of me. I will let you know when I'm ready to foster again. That pretty much sums it up without going into too much detail.

How do you pick a dog from a shelter? ›

Meet Your Match: Ten Tips for Choosing a Shelter Dog
  1. Observe the dog in his kennel from a distance. ...
  2. Walk up to the kennel and stand sideways at the kennel door in a neutral position. ...
  3. Turn and face him in the kennel. ...
  4. Kneel down and make happy talk. ...
  5. Have another person take him out of the kennel on-leash.
5 Oct 2011

What do you mean by shelter Class 3? ›

A shelter is a covered place, which provides protection to humans, animals and birds from their surroundings. Animals make shelters by burrowing into the ground, building lodges from tree branches and mud. Birds build their nest on trees.

How do you assess a shelter dog? ›

Temperament Testing Tips for Dogs
  1. Check out all the Dogs. ...
  2. Find out how long a dog has been at the shelter. ...
  3. Find out who is friendly. ...
  4. Meet with the dog in a quiet indoor environment. ...
  5. Test the dog's touch tolerance. ...
  6. Test the dog's arousal. ...
  7. Test the dog for separation anxiety. ...
  8. Walk the dog (if the shelter allows it).

How do I vet a potential adopter? ›

Please make sure you get a vet reference (get the name and number of the vet the potential adopter uses and the name of the pet they take there), and then call the vet's office (speak to receptionist) to verify it and ask them if they would recommend that person as a responsible pet owner.

Why do you want a dog? ›

Dogs can be there for you even when people can't. They offer unconditional love, emotional support, and constant cuddles that help stave off social isolation. A small Australian study discovered that dog ownership reduces loneliness.

How do you find a rescue dog for the first time? ›


Never reach over a dog's head, approaching from the side rather than face on is considered polite. Spend time interacting the dog, remember as much as you are “interviewing” the dog we are also trying to gauge the dog's reaction to you. Take some time physically with the dog.

Can you use your sister as a reference? ›

Family Members

Aside from making you look infantile, your family can't give an objective view of the kind of things employers are interested in—namely your work history, work ethic, and your moral character, or how you'll behave as an employee—so don't put them down as professional references.

What should be included in a pet adoption reference? ›

What should be included?
  • Information as to how they know you, including how long they may have known you.
  • Any information about your character.
  • Describe your strengths.
  • Do they recommend that you adopt.
  • Attributes you may have that would be fitting for adopting/parenting a child.
  • Information about your marriage/relationship.

What do you call someone who adopts a dog? ›

a·dopt. (ə-dŏpt′)


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