If a dog is labeled "adoption pending" that means the dog has an approved application and we are either waiting on a meet and greet between our Lighthouse dog and the applicant's current pet, or we are waiting on a home visit, etc. You are more than welcome to still apply for adoption pending dogs as things don't always go as planned! If the dog you have applied for is already spoken for, we will be happy to help you find another dog who fits what you are looking for.


The description for each dog will say whether they have met cats yet. If their post says they have not met cats yet, we will cat test them upon request.


Our shelter recognizes that all dogs are individuals regardless of breed. Some dogs do have stereotypical characteristics that their breed would suggest they have. Others do not. The breed listed on their photo is what veterinarians have written on their paperwork and are a best guess. We suggest meeting our dogs or asking questions about a certain dog before assuming their behavior based on a breed label.

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on necessary vaccines, heartworm or 4DX tested, and up to date on flea/tick and heartworm preventative.

I'm Luna

I'm a medium energy, extremely affectionate girl. My favorite activity is when volunteers visit me in my room for cuddles. I love to be close to my people and give kisses right on the face.


When I spend time outside, I like to play with you and will do a few zoomies around the yard. I would like an active forever home.


My play style with other dogs tends to be on the dominant side so I don't get along with every dog that I meet but I have no problem seeing other dogs at the shelter and passing by others.


I know how to sit and am a food motivated girl so teaching me new tricks should be fun. 

I am a 2 year old, 48 lb. female

The best guess at my breed is: Mixed Breed

I would be good in a home with: A submissive male dog

I prefer a home without: Dominant Dogs, Cats

I'm Maurice

I am a sweet, gentle boy.


I spent about a week at a volunteer's house and they said I was very well mannered in the house and am house trained. They could leave me home alone and I didn't get into any trouble around the house.


My two favorite activities would be tearing up toys and taking a snooze on the couch. I am a cuddler.


I know how to sit and am food motivated. So don't let my age fool you, an old dog can learn new tricks! I already started to learn how to give paw.

I am a 10 year old, 60 lb. male

The best guess at my breed is: Lab Mix

I would be good in a home with: Dogs

I prefer a home without: N/A but I haven't met cats yet

I'm Lincoln

I'm a goofy boy who loves to be out in the yard with my dog friends, although I'm still getting used to this snow stuff and the cold weather.


I have gotten along with every dog I've met so far. I am a very social, outgoing pup. I would do well in a home with another dog or with a family who has friends and family with dogs for me to have playdates with often.


I am sweet when meeting new people. I guess I get along with everybody! I just haven't met cats yet.


I know how to sit and am working on new tricks.

I am a 2 year old, 52 lb. male (I am underweight so I will weight more than 52 lb)

The best guess at my breed is: Coonhound

I would be good in a home with: Dogs

I prefer a home without: N/A but I haven't met cats yet

We're Bogie & Birdie - we're in a local foster home

We're Bogie & Birdie! We're a bonded pair. We've grown up together since we were puppies and want to find a home to take the both of us so we can stay together forever.

We're currently at a local foster home close by to the shelter. Our foster mom has two other dogs who we get along great with.


We have a medium energy level. So we like to play with each other and other dogs but also feel like it's really important to find time for cuddling. We snuggle up with each other and the humans. We are both very affectionate and sweet with people. We love attention and will give you affection right back.

We are house trained and well behaved in the house. When our foster mom leaves us home alone, we don't get into any trouble so we likely won't need to be crated in our forever home but we are well behaved in a crate if that's your preference. We are very food motivated and we both know how to sit.

Bogie: 1 year old male
Birdie: 1 year old female
Both of us don't have breeds listed on our paperwork - we are mutts and around 40 lb. each!
We would be good in a home with: Dogs
We prefer a home without: Cats

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

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Lighthouse Animal Shelter

596 Hathaway Rd. New Bedford, MA




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Adoption Days Are Canceled Until Further Notice

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