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Izzie is a laid-back love. She loves to be close to her people for cuddling and belly rubs.

Izzie was in a foster home for four months before being transported to Massachusetts. Izzie wasn't in great shape but with the help of her loving foster, her fur has grown back and she is a happy girl. Her foster said that despite being found in tough shape, her tail never stopped wagging.

Izzie is a smart girl who knows how to sit, stay, and give paw. She is house trained, crate trained, and rides well in the car.

Izzie is an all-around gentle, sweet girl with a happy attitude.

Izzie seems fine with coexisting with dogs but doesn't want to play. So she will be well-behaved when taking her for walks and passing by other dogs, but would like to be the only dog (queen) in the home. Izzie is a volunteer favorite to take for walks.

A message from Izzie: I am a 6 year old, 47 lb. female
My paperwork says I am a Terrier Mix
Dogs: I can walk by dogs with no problem but I'd rather not live with them

Cats: no thanks!



Gray is a medium energy, happy boy. His tail is constantly wagging and he is always excited to see his favorite people to greet them with a kiss. When he first meets new strangers, he will bark initially (we have noticed this is moreso with men). He gets over his fear with slow, proper introductions, (especially with treats involved!) and realizes there isn't anything to be afraid of. In no time, he will be playing ball with you and asking for more treats.

He likes to be outside playing with his dog friends or playing fetch with a volunteer but finds cuddling indoors equally important. He is affectionate and sweet with the volunteers.

Gray used to live with multiple dogs and has made many dog friends here during his stay at Lighthouse. He loves to wrestle and play chase. He is super fast and athletic!

Gray knows how to sit and is extremely food motivated.

Gray should live in an all adult home while he is still building his confidence regarding meeting new people.

A message from Gray: I am a 2 year old, 42 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Shepherd Mix
Dogs: I like dogs with proper introductions

Cats: not sure yet

Kids: no kids please, I need an all adult home


Zoey - in a local foster home

Zoey has been spending time in a local foster home getting some training under her belt! Zoey is a smart, athletic girl. Her foster mom takes her running every day and she is a great running buddy.


When Zoey first arrived at Lighthouse, she was insecure meeting new people but she has made so much progress and has been meeting strangers with confidence now! She would like a forever family who will continue to help her build her confidence.

Zoey gets along very well with other dogs with proper introductions. When her foster mom has long work days, Zoey visits the shelter for the day and she always seems to make a new dog friend.

She is a sweet, cuddly, affectionate girl. She would like a forever family who will keep her active just like her foster mom does! But she also loves to take a snooze on the couch.

Zoey is being fostered in a home with a cat. She is cat friendly with cats who are used to living with a dog. She can be curious at first but listens to corrections from the felines.

She is house trained and crated trained.

A message from Zoey: I am a 2 year old 40 lb. female
My paperwork says I am a Pitbull Mix (not really sure why though, I don't look like one)

Dogs: yes, I like dogs with proper introductions as most mature ladies request
Cats: I am fostered with cats - they should be dog-savvy though

Kids: I have learned to be okay with kids over time but prefer no kids in my forever home



Hank is your typical, happy lab who is outgoing with every human he's met. He's a sweet boy who likes the attention of our volunteers and is totally obsessed with playing fetch. He would love a yard to play in.

He has a medium energy level so he would make a great adventure partner by day and cuddle buddy by night.

Hank is well-behaved in his crate. He will sometimes let out a bark but the majority of the time, he is quiet in his crate and he doesn't have accidents.

A message from Hank: I am a 6-year-old, 69 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Lab Mix

Dogs: I get along with other dogs

Cats: I can live with dog-savvy cats.



Nemo is a lovebug. He is an affectionate boy whose favorite thing to do is hang out on the porch with our volunteers and sit in their lap for attention. Nemo has a lot of love to give. He is a relatively laid-back guy but will occasionally chase a tennis ball or play with a rope toy.

Nemo enjoys playing with other dogs. Sometimes he likes a good game of chase and tumbling with another dog, while other times he is feeling more laid-back and focuses more on receiving attention from volunteers and giving kisses. He is an awesome combination of fun and chill.

Nemo goes into his crate without a problem and is relatively quiet throughout the day.

Nemo is a strong boy while on walks. He walks well on a leash when you take him to a more controlled setting like a park. When we walk him in the woods and on trails, he pulls more out of excitement. He might need some leash training with his new forever humans but considering how people-oriented he is, he will likely learn new things quickly in order to make you happy! So far, he knows how to sit, especially for treats.

A message from Nemo: I am a 5 year old, 52 lb male (my paperwork says I am 52 lb. but I am probably closer to 60 lb.)
My paperwork says I am a Mixed Breed

Dogs: Dogs are cool 😎

Cats: No cats for me!



Pilot is a friendly, medium to high energy pup. He has a blast in the yard playing with our volunteers. He loves to play fetch and has made quite a few dogs friends so far who he loves playing with too.


Pilot has a happy, fun personality. He would love an active family who will bring him on new adventures. He enjoys going on walks with the volunteers and other dogs from the shelter.

He is super sweet and loving. If you take a seat at the picnic table, he will jump up to be close to you and shower you with kisses.

Pilot is very food motivated and knows how to sit so far. He is a smart guy who should learn new tricks very quickly as he is eager to please and impress. He can be jumpy at times when he is excited so will benefit from a little bit of manners training.

A message from Pilot: I am a 3 year old, 63 lb. male (I am underweight so I will be more than 63 lb)
My paperwork says I am a Pitbull. Proud of it!
Dogs: I love to play with dogs. Let's party.

Cats: I don't know what those are



Heinz is a shy boy looking for a quiet forever home that will help him feel safe and give him the time to grow into the confident boy he deserves to be.

He is sweet, just scared and nervous at the moment. He looks to his dog friend for comfort and follows her around the play yard wagging his tail. He would do best in a home with another dog who will show him the way. He is quickly catching on to the routine of when he goes outside and getting braver and braver each day.

Heinz would like to live in a home that has a fully fenced, secure yard so that if he gets nervous, he won't be able to escape.

Heinz is quiet in his crate and feels safe there. Adopting a shy dog is very rewarding! With time and patience, you'll be able to watch Heinz blossom into a happy boy.

A message from Heinz: I am a 7 year old, 41 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Hound mix

Dogs: I like other pups

Cats: I am afraid of cats. I could live with cats who are used to dogs and will give me my space.



Mountaineer is a medium-energy boy who loves to play fetch. He is very tennis ball obsessed and his ears perk up immediately once you pick up a tennis ball.

He is very well-behaved in his crate. He never has accidents and doesn't make a peep. When he knows it's his turn to go outside, he'll jump up and spin in a circle out of excitement.

Mountaineer likes to go on walks with his favorite volunteers and prefers when other dogs join him on the walk. He can be a nervous nelly at first but once he realizes all of his friends are with him, his tail is up and wagging.


He will need a forever family who is comfortable handling a dog who is anxious in new situations. He has made a lot of progress since he first got to Lighthouse and will continue to make more in a home setting. Even though he has his shy moments, he also has a very silly, fun side. He is more confident when his dog friends are around.


He would love a fully fenced, secure yard that he can play fetch in.

He can not live with children or spend time with children. Mountaineer needs an all adult home that is on the quiet side.

A message from Mountaineer: I am a 1 and a half - 2 year old, 65 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Lab mix

Dogs: I like to play with other dogs

Cats: I haven't met those yet

I need an all adult home



Ranger loves to give kisses and sometimes thinks he is a lap dog despite his size! He knows how to sit and is very food motivated.

Before being transported to Massachusetts, Ranger was in a foster home. They reported that he is house trained, loves to spend time on the couch, and is a big goofball that constantly kept them laughing.

Ranger hasn't been introduced to other dogs at our shelter yet but he has passed by other dogs with no problem at all and his foster expressed that he was friendly with other pups.

Ranger's favorite activites are: playing with a tennis ball, sun bathing, and getting belly rubs from the volunteers. He is pretty laid-back but will benefit from a forever family who is confident handling a large pup as he is quite strong and has his stubborn moments...usually when he has found a comfy spot to sun bathe in and doesn't want to go back inside.

A message from Ranger: I am an 8 year old, 86 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Staffordshire Terrier Mix

Dogs: I think I would like dogs!

Cats: I haven't met those yet



Amelia is an outgoing, goofy girl. Amelia has a higher energy level so she loves to bounce around our play-yard chasing tennis balls. She would thrive with an active forever family who wants to show her new places to run and explore. After some playtime, she is very affectionate and will take a break to give you kisses.

We were told that Amelia is able to jump fences. At Lighthouse, we leave a long leash dragging on her so she can still have a fun time running around the yard. That has been working well for her and her new family should do the same while always supervising her in the yard until she is bonded to her new family and has a strong recall.

Amelia doesn't have accidents in her crate.

A message from Amelia: I am a 4 and a half-year-old, 62 lb. female
My paperwork says I am a Mixed Breed. The volunteers guess that I am a lab/vizsla mix!

Dogs: I am friendly with other dogs

Cats: No thank you!



Bertha is a lower energy girl who is looking for her forever cuddle partner.

She has completely won over the hearts of our volunteers in a very short amount of time. Her foster family has spoken very highly of her, too! She is incredibly sweet (always ready to give kisses) and has been a breeze to take care of. She is quiet indoors, well-behaved in her crate, and knows how to sit (sometimes...when she is feeling motivated!).

She is a very polite girl...doesn't jump up on you at all! She just patiently waits for you to say hi.

Bertha is friendly with other dogs.

Bertha is currently on a special diet. She eats Royal Canin Gastrointestinal low-fat food. It is possible that in the future she will no longer need this prescription diet, but at the moment she is doing very well on it!

A message from Bertha: I am a 3-year-old, 68 lb. female (I am overweight)
My paperwork says I am an American Pitbull Terrier Mix

Dogs: I am friendly with other dogs

Cats: No thanks!! 



Ember is a medium-energy girl. She loves to be out in the play yard with her canine pal. She has an adorable play bow when she wants to get him playing. She'll usually convince him that a few minutes of playing chase is a great idea. They will even share toys together and play tug-of-war with a rope toy.

Ember is very attentive when working with her on commands. She already knows how to sit and will do so immediately for a treat. Teaching her new tricks should come easily to her.

She is outgoing and social with people and loves to be close to the volunteers for cuddling and kisses. She is an affectionate girl. When spending one-on-one time with Ember, she is low-key and all of her attention is on you!

When out on walks at the park, she walks very well on a leash and will stay right by you. While walking in more adventurous areas like walking trails in the woods, she pulls more out of excitement. She has been on a pack walk with a few volunteers who also brought dogs and Ember got along well with everybody. She rides well in the car.

A message from Ember: I am a 2-year-old, 57 lb. female
My paperwork says I am a Black Mouth Cur

Dogs: I like to play with other pups

Cats: I have met cats and it seemed like that was my first time ever seeing one! I was respectful of them but will be tested again to be sure.


Lizzie is a medium-energy girl who is obsessed with human affection.

Her main focus is getting you to be at her level so she can plop in your lap for cuddling, belly rubs, and kisses. She is an outgoing girl with people.

She is a happy dog who knows how to sit and is food motivated.

We haven't tried her with other dogs yet as she is a new arrival! But we have been told that she would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

A message from Lizzie: I am a 5-year-old, 62 lb. female
My paperwork says I am an American Pitbull Terrier mix
Dogs: not sure yet! possibly an only dog kind of girl!

Cats: no thank you

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