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.

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, up to date on flea/tick and heartworm preventative, dewormed, and microchipped. The adoption fee for adult dogs is $400.



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 sometimes bark initially (we have noticed this is moreso with men). He quickly gets over his fear, 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 shouldn't live with young children while he is still building his confidence regarding meeting new people, but he would do well with teenagers.

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

Cats: not sure yet

Kids: I am cool with teenagers


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



Buddy is a medium energy guy. Buddy has been on a pack walk with some of our volunteers who brought along their own dogs and dogs from our shelter for a walk in the woods together. He does well in the company of other dogs. He's not a huge player with other dogs, but happily coexists and appreciates the company. Being a hound boy, he wanted to smell everything along the way and liked exploring a new place.

He likes to be near his people. If you take a seat outside with him, he will lean on you and/or sit in your lap. If you leave him in the yard alone, he will let out his hound bark to let you know that he wants you to come hang out with him.

Buddy is well-behaved in his crate. He doesn't have accidents. He will bark sometimes, typically when he wants to be outside instead or if he sees his dog friends passing by.

Where are the hound lovers at?!

A message from Buddy: I am a 7-8 year old, 48 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Coonhound Mix
Dogs: I like dogs, I mostly coexist with them but I'm always friendly

Cats: I haven't met cats yet....what are cats? I bet I'd chase them



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



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 in the home.

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!


Mr. Magoo

Mr. Magoo is a fun, silly, medium energy guy. He loves to be out in the yard playing with his two dog buddies. He likes a good game of chase. He will sometimes play fetch while other times all he wants to do is spend time giving you kisses.

Mr. Magoo is an outgoing boy who loves attention from our volunteers and likes to meet new people. He doesn't seem to know what the word "stranger" means. He'll approach anybody for some pets!

Mr. Magoo would do well with a family who wants an adventure buddy. He is an energetic dog who would like to explore new places. He has been on a few walks with our volunteers. With a little bit of leash training, he will make a great walking partner! He does well passing by people and dogs while walking. At times he will pull because he wants to say hello to others passing by or wants to stop to investigate/sniff a new space.


Mr. Magoo will need a little bit of manners training as he can be jumpy when meeting new people. He is just very eager to meet you!

A message from Mr. Magoo: I am a 2 year old, 40 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Hound Mix

Dogs: I love the company of other dogs.

Cats: blek, cats are a no for me! I want to chase and bark at them.



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, 92 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



Nemo is a lovebug. He is an affectionate boy especially after you scratch his booty. He will return the favor with a kiss on the face. His favorite thing to do is sit on the porch with our volunteers and sit in their lap for attention. Nemo has a lot of love to give.

Nemo hasn't met other dogs at our shelter off leash yet but has met another pup on leash and it seems like they want to play.

He is a relatively laid-back guy! He will occasionally chase a tennis ball or play with a rope toy but his main concern when outside is hanging out with the volunteers, giving them some love, then heading back inside to relax.

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

Nemo is a strong boy. He will likely need some leash training but considering how people-oriented he is, he will likely learn new things quickly in order to make you happy!

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: I haven't met those yet


Georgie - in a local foster home

Georgie is a little sweetie with people. He can be hesitant to approach you at first, but in no time will be asking for pets and is very food motivated so offering treats always piques his interest!

He is a spunky, social pup with other dogs. When he was at the shelter, he played with 3 other dogs. He likes to wrestle and play chase with others. He is now in a foster home with another dog.

When crated, Georgie is well-behaved and relatively quiet throughout the day. He is a well-mannered boy in the home and is house trained.

He would love to go home with a family who has another playful dog for him to spend time with and/or a family who has friends/family with dogs so he can continue to make more friends.

Georgie is a young boy who knows how to sit so far but would likely benefit from some training to help with his confidence.

A message from Georgie: I am a 10 month old, 27 lb male
My paperwork says I am a Shepherd Mix

Dogs: I love to be around dogs and would do well with a family who already has a dog sibling for me or a family who will keep me socialized with other dogs

Cats: I haven't met those yet



Mitza is a happy-go-lucky girl. She loves to be out in our play yard with her many dog friends. Mitza seems to get along with just about everybody and has no problem charming new human strangers into being her friend either.

Mitza has a medium energy level. She is playful when outdoors but also has a very snuggly side to her. She loves to sit with volunteers at the picnic table for affection.

Because she is so social with other dogs, she would like to go to a family who will set up play dates with other dogs often or has a dog sibling already in the home for her to hang with.

A message from Mitza: I am a 10 month old, 40 lb. female
My paperwork says I am a Coonhound

Dogs: I love other pups

Cats: I haven't met those yet

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