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.

I'm Cindy

I'm a shy girl who is looking for my special family who will teach me what it is like to be a loved family member. At the shelter, I don't make a peep and I like the company of low key dogs that will just hang out with me and keep me company. The volunteers caught me playing with another dog the other day! They were so excited to see me happy. Living with another dog who has a similar energy level to mine might be nice! I could be the only dog too. So far, I seem to be house trained. I would like a quiet home at first who will give me time to settle in and show them my true personality. Because I am so shy, I shouldn't live with small children.

I am a 5 year old, 64 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Shepherd/Hound Mix
I would be good in a home with: Low-key dogs, I haven't met cats yet

I prefer a home without: Too much commotion, Small children

I'm Queso

I'm an energetic happy-go-lucky kid. I love attention from the humans and will jump right in your lap to cuddle and kiss your face. I would love an active adventure buddy who will take me out and about so I can get my energy out and meet other people and dogs. I am a social guy! I love to play with other dogs in the yard and will chase any rope toy. I can be mouthy when I play so I shouldn't live with small children. Teens would be cool though! I am deaf but that doesn't stop me from knowing how to sit and learning new tricks might be different for me, but it would be a lot of fun for the both of us! I am a happy and confident boy. Because I am deaf, I will need a fully fenced in yard to keep me safe.

I am a 1-2 year old 46 lb. male. The volunteers think I may be younger!
The best guess at my breed is: Terrier Mix
I would be good in a home with: Dogs, Teens
I prefer a home without: Small children, I haven't met cats yet

I'm Jasper

I'm a medium energy goofball. I love attention from people. If you take a seat and invite me over I will put my head in your lap and give you kisses. I can be a very snuggly boy! At the shelter, I play with a few other dogs in the yard and the volunteers also take me on hikes with other dogs who I always get along with. I don't think I've ever met a dog that I didn't like. When the volunteers take me on walks, I can be a puller in the beginning because I am excited to be out and about but I will settle down after a few minutes and start to walk right by your side...unless I see a squirrel. I would really like to chase those! I am a great copilot in the car. I usually will stick my head out the window and let my ears flap in the wind or take a snooze in the back seat. I am a tall, lanky boy who can easily jump a chain link fence. If my forever family has a fenced in yard I will always need to be supervised when outside. I like to spend time outside playing with tennis balls or sunbathing. I am not a super high energy guy but I would like to continue to go on fun walks and adventures...I always have a good time taking in all of the new smells wherever I go. I would like to live in an all adult home but teens would be cool too...just no little humans, please!

I am a 3 year old, 58 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Coonhound!
I would be good in a home with: Dogs, Teens

I prefer a home without: Small children, I haven't been cat tested with indoor cats but when I go on walks with the volunteers I like to chase things like squirrels....so if volunteers were to guess I probably shouldn't live with your feline friends

I'm Janie

I'm a higher energy, happy girl. I love to be around other dogs, wrestling and playing chase. I love to play with toys and don't mind sharing them with my dog friends. I am always up for a good time and a new adventure. I am looking for a family who will keep me active since I love to play so much and keeping me socialized with other dogs will be very fun and important to me! I will need some training because my idea of greeting a new human is jumping up on them to express my affection. I am food motivated and will sit for you if treats are involved! Since I am food motivated, teaching me new things shouldn't be too tough! 

I am a 2 year old, 52 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Hound mix
I would be good in a home with: Dogs, Teens

I prefer a home without: Small children because I am jumpy, I haven't met cats yet

I'm Brooke

I'm a happy girl who's loyalty to my favorite people is bursting at the seams! I am a high energy girl when I am excited but I do calm down for a good snuggle session after. I like when the volunteers come visit me in my room to hang out with me. When I spend time outside, I like to play fetch. I appreciate having a fenced in space for me to get a few zoomies out. I really love belly rubs and will smile up at you when you give me attention! I have previously lived with a family who had young children. Because I tend to be a little jumpy when excited, older children/teens may be a better match for me. I am house trained, know how to sit, give paw and lay down. I haven't been properly socialized with other dogs so I may like to be the only dog in the home until I can get used to being around other dogs again. I am an affectionate girl who wants to find my forever family who let me shower them with love.


I am a 6 year old, 60 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Lab Mix
I would be good in a home with: Older children/Teens

I prefer a home without: Small children because I am jumpy, Cats, Dogs

I'm June

I'm an affectionate, petite girl! I like to sit in your lap and give you kisses. I think I will be a little cuddle bug once I've found a comfy place in my forever home. A volunteer took me home to hang out for the day and I was great with the kids and very gentle taking treats from everyone I was hanging out with. The volunteers at the shelter are giving me medicated baths so that my skin can feel better. I am a well behaved girl while they take care of me! With a consistent, healthy diet and a bath every once in awhile, I will have a beautiful coat in no time! I like to play in the yard with people and other dogs. Volunteers have taken me out for hiking adventures and they say I am pretty good on a leash! I also love to go in the water at the beach! I am crate trained. I can not live with cats.


I am a 4 year old, 34 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Pitbul lMix
I would be good in a home with: Kids, Dogs

I prefer a home without: Cats

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