Denver CO

Caring Paws

Caring Paws is a program AFPO is implementing in partnership with a Girls Scout troop in Colorado.  This troop has taken lifesaving to a new level by coordinating with Human Society fo South Patte Valley.

The troop chose Sunshine to get his story out to the public and help find a forever home.  The scouts are working hard to make sure Sunshine finds a loving family.  Help them get Sunshine hi forever home.


Being named Sunshine is so perfect for me – I bet you’ve never met anyone more suited to the name! My foster mom says, and I quote, “She is so perfect! She just shines as brightly as the sun!” I can’t wait to find an amazing forever family to share all that love and bright personality with and I sure hope that it’s you!

My favorite thing is to hang out with my people and snuggle on the couch. I love to give kisses and get some good scratches and tickles. But don’t think that means I’ll always be underfoot. I am also fine being independent and can entertain myself just great when my foster parents aren’t around. I also love hanging out with my foster family in the backyard (I’ve been completely content sunning myself for hours in the backyard alongside my foster mom while she gardens.) What a life!

I also really enjoy the company of kiddos and have shown to be really gentle and sweet with them so I’d do great in a home where there are young friends around! I also love all of my toys and especially when you play with me. Catch is so much more fun when I have someone throw it to me! Some other cool stuff: I know how to sit and shake; AND I am used to staying in a crate when my people are away, and I like it! Also, while I do like the company of some dogs, other dogs aren’t quite my favorite. So I would need to meet any other canine friends in the home prior to being adopted to ensure we are a good match.

One other important thing to note is that I have something called Addison’s Disease. This basically means that my body isn’t naturally producing a few important hormones that it needs. Therefore, I do need to visit the vet once a month for an injection of these hormones (the cost is about $80-$90/month) and get yearly bloodwork done at my annual appointment to ensure I’m staying happy and healthy. While the condition will likely be long-term, I will live a long and healthy life as long as my forever family is committed to my care and those monthly injections. The condition does make me a bit less energetic than the average pup so, while I do enjoy going for daily walks, I typically tire out after about 20-30 min of moderate exercise. Therefore, I probably won’t be the right match for someone looking for a super active pup. But if you are looking for a professional cuddler, I’m your gal!

So make sure to send an email to and fill out an adoption application at if you’re looking for a wonderful, lifelong buddy who will make you her world!


If you are interested in Sunshine, find out more by contacting the shelter below.


Phone: 303-703-2938

2129 W Chenango Ave, Unit A
Littleton, CO 80120

Click here for map & directions



Bark Away!