Before you fall in love with one of our dogs (its difficult not to), have you filled out an application?

At this time, visitors at our shelter are limited to approved applicants only.

Lizzie

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

She is a happy girl who loves to spend time outside chasing a tennis ball (or playing keep away!). She also likes to play tug with rope toys. But really, the thing she cares most about is snuggling with her favorite people. She'll plop right in your lap and offer you kisses as long as you keep your end of the deal and give her a belly rub.

Lizzie knows how to sit and LOVES food. She is very food motivated and ready to learn new things. She has been on walks with our volunteers who report she is a breeze to walk. She likes to spend her time sniffing everything and was happy to meet new humans. She was also well-behaved for the car ride (except for when she wanted to sit in the driver's lap). 

Lizzie would prefer to be the only pet in the home. While this may deter some adopters, we know her perfect fit is out there...Someone who is ready to give all of their attention and love to one pup and she'll give you that love and attention right back. Lizzie will make a wonderful companion for someone who is looking for the sweet company of a dog. The volunteers who walked Lizzie said that it was easy to walk her even with other dogs around. She does notice their presence and lets out a grumble, but she doesn't pull you toward them or make a scene! She says she is far too mature for that.

She is well-behaved in her crate. She goes into her crate willingly and doesn't have accidents while she is crated. When left loose in her room, Lizzie does have accidents so she will need some work with her house training but she promises to try if you give her a chance!

A message from Lizzie: I am a 5-year-old, 59 lb. female
My paperwork says I am an American Pitbull Terrier mix
Dogs: no thank you

Cats: no thank you

Shiloh

We previously posted Shiloh as a shy boy when he first arrived. He has made so much progress since then! He's opened up completely with our volunteers. He'll play and zoom around the yard with us or sit at the picnic table for cuddles. He's also discovered how fun toys can be. He'll chase a tennis ball in the yard, loves rope toys, and likes to chew on a nylabone in his crate. He's blossomed into a very sweet, happy boy. He will need a patient home when making the transition from shelter to house setting but we hope that he will show you how fun and silly he can be in no time.

He has been in our play yard with MANY dogs and loves everybody. He's hung out with dogs of every energy level and age: young, high-energy dogs and older, low-energy dogs. Shiloh's favorite activity is playing chase with the playful ones but he is so patient with the lower energy dogs too. Shiloh would love to have another playful dog in his forever home. His canine sibling will help him a lot with his confidence and help him open up with his forever family.

He will need a fully fenced yard that is secure (goes all the way to the ground with no gaps) so that when he does get spooked, he won't be able to escape. He is still afraid of loud noises and new people.

A message from Shiloh: I am a 3-year-old, 52 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Hound

Dogs: I love to play with other dogs and require a dog sibling

Cats: I haven't met those yet

Gray

Gray is a medium energy, happy boy. His tail is constantly wagging with the volunteers and he is always excited to see his favorite people to greet them with a kiss.

Gray is in a weekly training program to gain confidence. Gray feels uncomfortable around new people and will bark out of fear. The goal of his training is to teach him new commands, build a bond with his handler, and for Gray to understand that his handler will allow him to meet new people on his own terms in a way that feels safe for him. He has mastered sit and stay (rather quickly!) and is now learning how to lay down. While he is very food motivated, he's even more motivated by the praise we give him when he does what we ask him to do. We can tell he is very proud of the progress he's making and his confidence is building with each training session.

 

Gray's adopter should understand and respect that it's okay that he doesn't want to meet every single person but he will know how to act appropriately in a stranger's presence. Once you do have Gray's trust, he's a total love bug. He is full of affection and his entire body wiggles when he's happy.


Gray likes to be out in our play yard with a dog friend. He appreciates slow introductions with other dogs but that hasn't stopped him from making several dog friends here. He loves to wrestle and play chase. He is super fast and athletic!

Gray should live in an all adult home.

A message from Gray: I am a 2 year old, 50 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

Heinz

Heinz is a shy boy in the shelter setting but very different in a home setting! A volunteer took him home for a few weeks as a temporary foster and we were surprised to know that he would come out of his shell so quickly in a home setting. He was still unsure of loud noises and was skittish outdoors (though he started to make progress with that) but when indoors, he liked to be pet, was excited to greet his foster parent when they got home, and would trot around the house with a toy (or maybe your sneaker...we found out he's a bit mischievous when it comes to what he considers to be a dog toy!). Once he knows you, he is a very silly boy and will give you kisses.

His foster home had a low-key male dog (55 lb.) and a playful female dog (40 lb.). After slow introductions, Heinz did well with both dogs but gravitated toward the company of his lower energy foster brother rather than his exuberant foster sister. Playful dogs can be overwhelming for him. It takes him a few days to be fully comfortable with another dog. If his forever family has a pup, they should be patient with the introduction and let Heinz get used to his new dog sibling over several days. He also wouldn't mind being an only dog.

He is crate trained. He does not have accidents in his crate or bark. Heinz is not 100% housetrained but was making progress with that in his previous foster home.

Heinz rides well in a car and walks pretty well on a leash when it is quiet. When his foster parent took him for walks late at night, he walked with confidence. During the day when there was more commotion, he got nervous and would frequently stop if something scared him.

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

A message from Heinz: I am a 3-4-year-old, 46 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Hound mix

Dogs: It takes time for me to get used to a dog because I easily become anxious

Cats: I am not sure about cats yet. At the shelter, I was respectful of cats. In my foster home, I met a cat upstairs and barked at him. 

Amelia - I'm at boot camp!

Amelia is currently at a training facility learning manners but we are still accepting applications for her. She'll be back smarter than ever!

 

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 will take a break to chill at the picnic table with you and shower you with kisses. She is eager for your attention.

Amelia has been on walks with other dogs and has played in the yard with dogs. She likes to play rough and has a dominant playstyle, so if she were to live with another dog, the other dog should be similar to her size and enjoy roughhousing.

Amelia doesn't have accidents in her crate but does have accidents in her room when left loose. She may need house training.

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: My play style is rough and a little bit dominant - I get along best with dogs who like to wrestle

Cats: No thank you!

Champ

Champ is a goofy, medium to high energy pup. When indoors in his crate, he is quiet and well-behaved. When he's outside in our play yard, he's ready to party. He loves to play with other dogs and isn't afraid to wrestle and tumble.

He makes dogs friends rather easily and would enjoy having a dog sibling in the home with a similar energy level to him or he could be an only dog for a person/family who will keep him socialized with other dogs by setting up play dates with others.

When excited, Champ can be jumpy and has the tendency to be mouthy in a playful way. He would do best in a home without small children for this reason but would be a lot of fun for teenagers.

Our volunteers took Champ on a walk by the water and it turns out he loves to swim! If you're looking for an affectionate adventure partner, Champ is your guy.

A message from Champ: I am a 2-year-old, 45 lb. male (I am a little bit skinnier than I should be - I will be more than 45 lb. at a healthy weight
My paperwork says I am a Hound mix

Dogs: I am playful and rambunctious with other pups

Cats: I haven't met cats yet

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. She would like a forever family who will continue to help her build her confidence and let her introductions with new humans go at her own pace.

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

Dupree - adoption pending!

Dupree is a medium-energy guy. He is a silly, curious boy outdoors. He loves to spend time in our play yard smelling everything and chasing tennis balls. Dupree was previously on a limited exercise plan but is now in the clear to play as his heart desires. He has met dogs on leash and seems like he really wants to play and have friends. He'll meet other dogs very soon!

He is really well-behaved in his crate. He doesn't make a sound and doesn't have accidents often. He will have an accident every once in awhile but it is rare. He is crated next to other dogs that he is non-reactive to. He likes having neighbors.

He is a sweetheart who likes attention from the volunteers. He is friendly with every person he has met so far. He doesn't try to jump up on you for attention. He politely waits for you to pet him then once you do he loves a good back and booty scratch.

A message from Dupree: I am a 3-year-old, 56 lb. male.
My paperwork says I am Foxhound

Dogs: I am dog friendly

Cats: I haven't met cats yet

Brantley

Brantley is a happy, outgoing guy. When outdoors, Brantley has a medium energy level. He loves to be in our play yard chasing a tennis ball. He is excited to meet any new person. He's never met a stranger and he loves a good back scratch!

When indoors, he sometimes barks and other times he is well-mannered and doesn't make a sound. In a home setting, he will likely settle nicely. It seems like Brantley is a smart guy who will catch on to new commands, routine, and training quickly. When he first got here, he didn't know how to sit. It was easy to teach him how!

 

We think Brantley would love to go on adventures to explore new places with his forever humans and would appreciate a fenced in yard to play fetch in.

A message from Brantley: I am a 2-year-old, 66 lb. male.
My paperwork says I am Lab mix

Dogs: I am dog friendly

Cats: I haven't met cats yet

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a sweetie pie...she is Pumpkin spice and everything nice. She enjoys attention from our volunteers and likes to give gentle kisses.

Pumpkin has been so well-behaved. She is wonderful in a crate: doesn't bark, no accidents, and is non-reactive when other dogs pass by. Pumpkin is on a restricted exercise plan for a little bit so she is leash walked in our yard. She has been pretty easy to walk.

Pumpkin gets along well with other dogs. She was previously in foster care with dogs and has been in our play yard with two dogs who she really liked.

She is a polite girl who doesn't jump up on you. She knows how to sit, is food motivated, and loves her treats.

A message from Pumpkin: I am a 2-year-old, 55 lb. female
My paperwork says I am Pitbull Terrier Mix

Dogs: I am dog friendly

Cats: Blek! No thanks!

Call us: 508.999.7387   |  Email us: lighthouseanimalshelter@gmail.com |  Open by Appointment Only

  • Lighthouse Facebook
  • Lighthouse Instagram