Hank is a typical young Black Lab: happy, healthy, full of energy. He is friendly with everyone, fine with other dogs, enjoys the company of children. Hank is 5 years old, weighs 72 pounds, is neutered and microchipped for ID. Great companion for family or individual.
All of the Rainbow Rescue dogs are essentially house dogs, whether large or small, and companion dogs. They are in yards with playmates during the day and individually attend daytime obedience/manners outtings. Volunteers walk the dogs and teach along the way. They go riding inside vehicles regularly to run errands and stop at the park or pet-friendly businesses...and learn positive social behaviors along the way. They also spend some time in the house each day just for manners and personal attention. All the dogs sleep in the house at night, have their own beds. They are crated when they first arrive to insure or instill housetraining. Many prefer that same crate as their space/bed when the door is left open for them to come and go as they please. The dogs are fed twice daily (three if they come too skinny) an excellent natural dog food along with salmon oil for skin/coat health. They have basic vet exams, are altered, heart worm tested and microchipped. Where needed they are wormed, teeth cleaned, ears cleaned/flushed/treated (seems many dogs develop and just live with ear problems, mostly minor, but irritating to them.) We have often treated (all successfully) broken bones, entropion, Cherry Eye, hernias, tumors, ACL tears, heart worm, severe ear infections requiring surgeries and, of course, normal old age infirmities. And, of course, the results of abandonment, lonliness, neglect and sometimes abuse are seriously addressed with unconditional love and gentleness.
"Scholarships" for obedience courses accompany the adoption Rainbow Rescue placements. It is the perfect avenue for bonding with your new companion. We will reimburse the cost of the obedience course once completed.
Who We Are
Rainbow Rescues come from kill shelters; dogs that will soon be euthanized, usually simply due to lack of space at the shelter. The dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and groomed. Dogs with special medical needs are treated and rehabilitated before adoption. Dogs are accepted from individuals who for reasons beyond their control can no longer care for their pet.
Rainbow Rescues is non-profit ( 501c3), depending solely on donations to cover the above vet expenses plus any fostering, office and transport costs. Rescue donations are greatly appreciated .
Rainbow Rescues, with the Wyoming Community Foundation, has established an endowment fund to encourage successful and permanent adoption of dogs from shelters in Wyoming. The Endowment supports such adoptions by assisting with medical expenses for the life of that dog. Dogs eight years and older, ill and injured dogs qualify for more assistance than dogs less than eight years old. New guardians should keep all adoption records. For additional information on qualifications for dogs and guardians, please contact Rainbow Rescues, Inc at the address or email shown.
Your gifts and bequeaths to this Endowment Fund will enable perpetual rescues of dogs needing new homes, encouraging their adoption by offering life-time financial assistance for their health care; especially for old, ill and injured dogs. Gifts are tax deductible. Please check www.wycf.org/gift donations for more endowment information.
Adopting a friend
Our goal is to place a homeless dog with a permanent home and a loving family. Matching the right dog with the right family involves consideration of activity level, space available, companionship time, personality/disposition, and amount of care required. Long term welfare of the dog is our primary concern. If you are interested in providing a home for one of our dogs, please email for an adoption application. A minimum rescue contribution of $150.00 toward operating expenses is required.
Come Visit Us!
We do not have kennels for you to visit. In addition to the dogs online available for adoption, there are several in rescue with special needs. Check the pet characteristics you desire with those posted or email us to see if one of our in-house rescues meets your expectations. A meet-and-greet visit can be arranged either at the Rescue or at your home. We provide maximum information about the dogs history and personality as well as a wealth of information on training, adjusting and including a new dog in your family.>
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