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.
Carly & Roxy - Bonded Pair
Carly & Roxy are two adorable lab girls looking for a forever home together.
Both girls have similar personalities: sweet, affectionate, and happy! Their happiness is infectious and it is nearly impossible to be grumpy when hanging out with Carly & Roxy.
They are dog friendly. They enjoy each other's company and have made a few other dog friends so far during their stay here.
Carly & Roxy are overweight so their forever family should be committed to their weight loss journey. They are on a low-calorie diet at the moment and we know their cute faces will make it tough to resist giving them all the treats that they want but it will be worth it in the long run!
They seem to be well trained. They know how to sit, give paw, and "sit pretty." You can see what sit pretty means by scrolling through their images and watching their video! They are well behaved in their crate meaning they don't have accidents in their crate. There is a good possibility that they are house trained.
A message from the girls: We are both around 5 years old. Carly is 105 lb. Roxy is 96 lb.
Our paperwork says we are Lab Mixes
Dogs: Well, we want to live together please. As far as other dogs go, we play great with others!
Cats: No felines for us!
JuJu & Babe Ruth - Bonded Pair
JuJu and Babe Ruth are a very silly pair of dogs looking to be adopted together by the same family.
They have been very easy dogs to care for during their time here at Lighthouse.
Both JuJu & Babe don't have accidents in their crates. We think they are likely house trained as they did come from a home setting.
They love to be in the yard together playing with each other and get along well with other dogs very nicely.
They are both very sweet and outgoing. JuJu's whole body never stops wiggling. She is always happy to see you, wiggles toward you, and wants to be close to give you kisses. Babe Ruth is a gooey, smooshy boy who likes to be close to you for kisses, too.
A few volunteers have taken them on walks and they are very well-mannered on leash and easy to walk.
We can't say enough good things about this pair!!
A message from the pair: We are both around 2 years old. JuJu (female) is 30 lb, Babe Ruth (male) is 56 lb.
Our paperwork says we are Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mixes
Dogs: We want to live together! We like to play with other dogs too.
Cats: No cats for us! JuJu doesn't like them.
Creek is a medium energy boy. When he is spending one-on-one time with you, he loves to soak up your attention and is really loving and calm. We often catch him sun bathing outside whether it be the one sunny spot he finds in the yard, or on the back steps.
When he is in the yard with other pups, his rambunctious, fun, goofy, energetic side comes out. Creek has multiple dog friends to go out in our play yard with, ranging from 30 lb. to the same size as him.
Creek would make an excellent partner for someone looking for company on their walks and hikes. He would love to explore new places with you, meeting new dogs along the way.
Creek has his own room where he is mellow indoors. He gets comfy on his bed and relaxes. He is also crate trained and is well behaved in his crate (no accidents and generally quiet).
He is insecure around most men so we are looking for an experienced dog owner, preferably female, who can work on Creek's confidence.
A message from Creek: I am a 1 and a half year old, 63 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Hound Mix
Dogs: yep, I'm ready to party
Cats: not sure yet
Kids: teens would be okay, probably not the little ones
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 about 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 enjoys playing fetch and has made 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 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
Springsteen is a total goofball. He loves to be in the yard playing with toys, especially tennis balls and rope toys. He will gallop back and forth in the yard out of pure bliss with a tennis ball in his mouth.
Springsteen has a medium energy level. He is lowkey when indoors in his crate but playful outside. He would love a family who will take him on adventures and then come home to watch a movie!
Springsteen has met multiple dogs at our shelter and seems to get along with everybody so far. He will follow dogs around with a rope toy waiting for them to play with him! He seems to be a smart dog when it comes to being social with other pups - he matches the play style of the other dog that he is playing with. So he may play chase with one dog, but wrestle with another!
We are told that Springsteen is crate trained and house trained. He knows how to sit (especially if you have a treat in your hand!).
He is an affectionate boy who likes to sit close to you, cuddle, and give a few kisses. He can be jumpy and doesn't quite understand his size so would benefit from manners training.
A message from Springsteen: I am a 2 year old, 55-60 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Carolina Dog/Pitbull Mix. Translation: I'm a handsome hunk.
Dogs: I LOVE DOGS
Cats: I met cats once. I wasn't so bad with them. But should probably meet them again before I really decide on my feelings toward them.
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!
Oscar is a sweet gentleman. When spending one-on-one time with him, he loves to be pet all over and is an affectionate boy. He is very gentle and likes to be close to you.
He may be an adult dog, but he's still got spunk. He still will play with other pups and has no problem keeping up with the younger ones. If he lives with another dog, it may be best that the dog has a similar energy level to him.
Oscar will be a great companion for a family who wants a walking partner but then wants to just chill at home.
Oscar is well behaved in his crate. He will sometimes bark when he sees his dog friends passing by but other than that he is relatively quiet.
A message from Oscar: I am an 8 year old, 52 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Mixed Breed
Dogs: I get along well with other dogs. I would do best with a dog who has a similar energy level to mine - a little playful but also likes to just hang out sometimes.
Cats: I don't think I've ever met cats before
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.
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!
He will sometimes play fetch while other times all he wants to do is spend time giving you kisses.
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. 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! He is very food motivated.
A message from Mr. Magoo: I am a 2year 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.
My bio is coming soon!
A message from Ranger: I am an 8 year old, 92 lb. male
My paperwork says I am a Staffordshire Terrier Mix