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John Wayne   

In shelter Dog

Aurora, Colorado, 80045
Pet name:
John Wayne
Shepherd, Mixed
Join John Wayne on the couch for a cuddle and this friendly 5-year-old is in doggy heaven! Packing his fit 56 pounds with sweetness and love, he adores his foster mom’s attention and can’t get enough of her pets. He also loves chewing on hard toys, treating them very gently, and is so well mannered he rarely barks inside. Extremely active, he’s always excited when it’s time for a walk, walking fairly well on leash despite his desire to chase bunnies and squirrels, and he enjoys meeting other genial dogs and new people. But what he enjoys most is going on long hikes with his foster mom! Food motivated, he knows “sit” and “down”, tolerates baths, is learning not to jump up on people and is honing his housetraining skills. Now all he needs is an active home, preferably with older, dog-savvy children, to complete his training, teach him the rest of his commands and keep him well loved and well exercised fur-ever.


Animal Rescue of the Rockies believes that every pet should find a wonderful, caring home. To ensure each pet finds the best possible home, we ask that you fill out our Adoption Application so we can learn more about you and your household. We review each application we receive and will contact you within 48 hours. If your home sounds like a good match for you and the pet, 

the next step is to set up a "meet and greet." After meeting the pet, if you would like to proceed with adopting, we'll ask that you read and sign our Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee. Our adoption fees help cover the costs of saving more lives! 

 A home visit will be scheduled within one week of your new pet going home with you. 

The adoption fee for this pet is $300. Our adoption fee covers the following:

- Spay/Neuter, Microchip

- DAPP vaccinations as age appropriate for dog - adopter shall be responsible for all DAPP boosters after adoption.

- Rabies vaccinations as age appropriate for dog - adopter shall be responsible for any rabies vaccinations after adoption.

If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an adoption application by clicking 




We want our pets to go to a lifelong new home, so thank you for your patience during the adoption process!

Please email for more information, as we can not accept calls at this time.

Our adoption process is:

1. Fill out our Adoption Application online.  We'll contact you within 48 hours to answer any questions you may have about the pet.

2. If the pet looks like a great match, we'll schedule a meet and greet and ask you to fill out our online Adoption Agreement if you'd like to proceed with adopting.  Once you've completed the Adoption Agreement and pay the pet's Adoption Fee, you can arrange to pick up your new furry family member!