Adoptable Dogs

Adopt a Program Dog: Class of 2020 coming this Fall!

The curriculum within Anthrozoology canine coursework is centered around students learning animal behavior, operant and classical conditioning, and identifying career objectives. A part of the process involves writing a biography of their foster dog, capturing videos and photos for the public via social media, and screening potential adopters. Students interview, in the Spring, based on compatibility looking for the best home to suit the dog’s needs.

Anthrozoology student handlers work and live with each adoptable dog during the academic year. Our adoptable dog program does not produce working dogs or therapy/service dogs. At the end of the academic year, they become lovely companion dogs. Each student walks away having had a unique experience impacting their understanding and perspective of the human-animal bond.

Please note, there is no guarantee a program dog will have the skills and interest to go onto more rigorous training - beyond Carroll College for service work. Dogs are selected based on their temperament, motivation, and capacities to learn and paired based on the student’s educational interest, such as narcotics detection, various service tasks, and search & rescue methods.

Canine Graduation is in late April or early May. This celebration is open to the public and all adoptive families. We are thankful for all the local humane societies that have partnered with us!

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 shelters.  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
  • For information about the dogs, see the contact information that accompanies each dog's bio.
  • New! Beginning in 2019, one way to provide substantial support for Anthrozoology’s canine program is through a $2,500 donation to sponsor a shelter dog for one year. Please contact Major Gifts Officer Kathy Ramirez at or (406) 447-4445 if you’d like to talk about this or other ways to support the study of the human-animal bond!

Adoptable Dogs

Canine summaries and photos coming soon!