Adoptable Dogs

Adopt a dog - Class of 2019

Our Carroll College student handlers work and live with each adoptable dog during the school year. They serve as foster caregivers for shelter dogs while they train in one of several disciplines such as service, narcotics detection, and search and rescue. Each dog was chosen from and belongs to a regional shelter.

The dogs are selected based on their personalities, capacities to learn their particular discipline, and their handlers interests. Some dogs are high-drive and energetic, others are calmer and a bit less active, most are both depending on the moment.

Though they have been trained in a particular area, they can be adopted as pet/family dogs. However, if a dog has been trained in a discipline and her new owner values that training, that is an ideal outcome.

The curriculum within Anthrozoology canine coursework teaches students how to train their dogs, then convey them to an appropriate new owner. Part of that process involves writing a biography of the dog, and screening potential adopters. Students interview potential adoptive people and families during the spring semester. Canine Graduation is in late April or early May. The students convey their partner dogs to their new family during the ceremony. 

Important information:

  • Some dogs already have an adoptive family ready to receive them when the semester concludes.
  • All of the dogs belong to their respective regional shelter.  Potential owners will go through the adoption process in place at each of those shelters.
  • Contact us - If you would like more information about the Anthrozoology program contact us at: anz@carroll.edu.
  • For information about the dogs, see the contact information that accompanies each dog's bio.

Adoptable Dogs

Chester Body
Chester Headshot

My name is Kailey Kleinjan and I am Chester’s student handler for the year. Chester is a 1-year-old Border Collie cross from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society here in Helena. He can be a bit shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he...Read more

Chevy Body
Chevy Headshot

Our names are Katy Walz and Rachel Levine and we are Chevy’s student handlers for the year.Chevy is a three-year-old American Bulldog mix from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society here in Helena. He is an intelligent pup that picks up on new...Read more

Holden Headshot
Holden Body

Hi, my name is Allison Rheaume. I am fostering Holden for the next nine months! Holden is a one year old male Doberman, Labrador mix. He came from the Dillon Humane Society. He is a very calm and cuddly dog most of the time, unless he is in exciting...Read more

Izzy Headshot
Izzy Body

Hi! I’m Madeline Gillard, Izzy’s handler for the year. Izzy is a 2.5 year old husky/heeler cross from the Beaverhead County Humane Society. She’s a feisty young lady with a big personality! She is a medium energy dog- she loves to take brisk walks...Read more

Khaos Headshot
Khaos Body

My name is Tawni Wells and I am Khaos's foster mom this year! Khaos is a mixed breed male from the Humane Society of Beaverhead County in Dillon, Montana. Khaos is a 6-month-old puppy who loves to play and run around with dogs at the dog park. He has...Read more

Max Body
Max Headshot

Our names are Asriel Lynn and Peri Gilliland and we are training and co-fostering Max for the 2018-2019 school year. Max is a 1 and ½-year-old male Husky Boxer mix from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society in Helena. He is the best of both worlds: Max...Read more

Molly Headshot
Molly Body

Hi, my name is Fiona O’Donnell and I am Molly’s foster mom this year. Molly is a one and a half year old American Bulldog or Pitbull mix who wants to be friends with everyone. She hasn’t quite learned that not everyone wants to say hi to her....Read more

Remington Headshot
Remington Body

My name is Kellie Lindeman and I am Remi’s student handler for the school year. Remington (Remi) is a 1-year-old bloodhound lab from the Humane Society of Beaverhead County located in Dillon. He is a low energy dog but loves to go on walks to smell...Read more

Ruby Body
Ruby Headshot

My name is Julia Malmo and I am Ruby’s student handler for the year. Ruby is a 6-year-old female redbone coonhound from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society in Helena.  Don’t let her age fool you; while she isn’t high energy, Ruby is always ready...Read more

Sandy Headshot
Sandy Body

Hi, my name is Annie Gray and I am Sandy’s student hander for the year. Sandy is a one-year-old lab/hound mix from the Lewis and Clark Humane Society in Helena. She enjoys following the cat around the house and playing with any dog friend that she...Read more

Stella Headshot
Stella Body

My name is Melissa Unke and I am Stella's foster mom/handler for the 2018-2019 school year. Stella is a 1 ½-year-old yellow lab from the Dillon Humane Society. Stella has a medium-high energy level but is really good at focusing that energy on the...Read more

Terry Headshot
Terry Body

My name is Emma Hoppes and I am Terry’s student handler for the year.  Terry is a male German Shepherd from the Humane Society of Beaverhead County in Dillon, MT. He is around 6 years old, but throw him a ball and he has the energy of a puppy....Read more

Tucker Headshot
Tucker Body

My name is Kelsie Verlin and I am Tucker’s handler for the year. Tucker is a 10-month-old male lab mix from Lewis and Clark Humane Society here in Helena. Tucker is very high-energy, he loves to run around with other dogs, go on long walks and...Read more

Tucker Headshot
Tucker Body

My name is Morgan Harrington and I am Tucker’s student handler for the year. Tucker is a 2-year-old border collie mix from the Humane Society of Beaverhead County in Dillon, MT. He is a sweet and cuddly boy who just loves to be pet. Tucker is special...Read more

Zoey Head
Zoey Body

My name is Alexis Egan and I am Zoey’s student handler for the year. Zoey is a 3-year-old Samoyed/Husky mix from the Humane Society of Beaverhead County in Dillon, MT. Zoey is a fairly calm dog. She loves to go on walks and play, but when...Read more