Meet The Real Shelter Dogs of Wyoming!

Meet The Real Shelter Dogs of Wyoming!

Wyoming is known for natural wonders—and naturally wonderful dogs.

By Stacy Lenz

Black dogs—particularly large black dogs—are less likely to be adopted from shelters than dogs of any of other color. That sad piece of trivia is what inspired today’s animal rescue, Black Dog Animal Rescue.

While Black Dog Animal Rescue opens their doggie doors to pups (and cats) of all colors, they do priotize the placement of black dogs—and they’re already helping beat the statistic! It is also the only rescue dedicated exclusively to helping Wyoming’s homeless pets, with a variety of programs including a pet food pantry and other supplies during times of financial hardship.

And now meet your Real Shelter Dogs, complete with opening credits-worthy taglines! (If you are interested in adopting any of these precious pups, please visit


“The chewtoy is heavy, darlings. So just leave it where it belongs." - Dixie


Dixie is a 10-month-old shepherd mix looking for a home with another dog. She gets anxious being alone and does best with a canine companion. She’s still learning to share her toys but once she adapts to her forever home, we're sure she'll warm up just fine!


“Life is a game and I play ruff.” - Manny

Manny is an energetic 2-year-old who will thrive with an active family. He is energetic but once tuckered out, he is calm and loves to cuddle. Manny is friendly with everyone he meets, including children. He enjoys playing with other dogs although does play a little rough sometimes, so being homed with a similarly-sized dog friend with a matching activity level would be ideal.


“I speak no evil, but I do sit, shake and roll over.” - Tig

4-year-old Tig is as smart as he is handsome. He knows several commands including sit, shake, stay, and he has good off-leash recall. Tig enjoys playing with other dogs and is house- and crate-trained. Despite his friendliness with people and other dogs, he definitely not cat-friendly.


“I always trust my gut, and my gut always wants what’s on your kitchen counter!” - Nadine

Nadine is an active 1-year-old Heeler mix who may not know many commands, but she's got tricks! She is very good at standing on her hind legs, which is adorable and leads to some counter surfing. Nadine gets along well with other dogs, but she's pretty terrified of men and children. She'll need a home with a little patience to get her over her fear, but we know she can overcome it!


“I may steal your dinner but I’d never steal your man.”- Kimber

5-year-old Kimber can be a little shy initially, but warms up quick. Once she is comfortable, she is friendly with everyone, and lives for belly rubs. She is good with other dogs and children, but should go to a cat-free home. She has a signature hound sound, and is very loving and playful. She can be a bit of a counter surfer at times, so keep an eye on your dinner!


“Some people say I’m a wigglebutt; I say they’re right.” - Barney

Barney is a 10-month-old snuggling expert. His adorable ears and compact size make him a delightful companion. And did we mention he is a fetch player extraordinaire?


To learn more about the organization, browse other available animals or complete an adoption application, please visit Interested parties are also welcome to call at 307.214.6600 or email at

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