To apply to adopt, download the adoption application above, save the document, and email it to lighthouseanimalshelter@gmail.com

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 dog/cat/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 Cletus

I am a big goofy guy. I love to smell all of my surroundings like a typical coonhound! I play fetch and destroying tennis balls is my favorite activity. I like attention from humans and become affectionate and enjoy belly rubs when you spend time with me in my room. I love going for walks with the volunteers and am good on a leash. I am dog friendly. I will need house training. I was very very skinny when I was first rescued so I am very eager to get any snack I can get my paws on!

I am a 10 year old, 65 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Coonhound

I would be good in a home with: Dogs

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

I'm Smokey

I'm an outgoing, fun pup! I am food motivated and I already know how to sit. I am friendly with other dogs. I hope that my forever family will want to take me out on walks and fun hiking adventures. I walk pretty well on a leash! I am crate trained so I never have accidents in my crate. My tail is always wagging when I spend time outside with my favorite people, playing with toys and doing zoomies around the yard. I am affectionate and playful with people when you spend one-on-one time with me. I will paw at you for attention and a back massage.

I am a 6 year old, 50 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Lab/Hound Mix
I would be good in a home with: Dogs, Teenagers
I prefer a home without: Small children, and I haven't met cats yet.

I'm Bella

I'm a playful, energetic girl when I spend time with you outside. I love to do zoomies and jump around with you, the whole time with a big smile on my face. I am very affectionate. I am a smart girl. I know how to sit, lay down, and am very attentive when we are doing commands together. I love to be out and about going on walks and hikes. I do not like to share my food with other dogs or with humans. I will need a family who will bring me to training to further understand this behavior so we can learn together how to make me feel better about sharing. I am quiet and nondestructive when I spend time in my crate.

I am a 1 year old, 53 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Retriever Mix
I would be good in a home with: An experienced, patient owner
I prefer a home without: Small children

I'm Cleo

I'm a sweet girl who loves to run around the yard with my dog friends. I am very silly and a happy girl. I can sometimes be timid with new people but once you give me the chance to get to know you, I give kisses and will show you how goofy I can be. I am quiet most of the time in my crate. I will do best in a home that already has another dog for me to play with and a home that has a fully fenced, secure yard. I am house trained.

I'm a 3 year old, 45 lb. female

The best guess at my breed is: Coonhound Mix

I would be good in a home with: I require a dog sibling and a fenced in yard

I prefer a home without: Too much commotion, I need a quiet place at first

I'm Dayzee

I'm a timid girl with people. I follow the lead of my dog friends. I love to run around the yard and play with them. I am goofy and happy when I get to be with them. I would love a forever family who has a dog sibling for me already. With another dog in the home, I will open up much faster! I like to cuddle up in a cozy blanket in my crate. I think that once I open up more I will be a little cuddle bug who will want to spend my days watching movies with you after we go out and play.

I'm a 2 year old, 33 lb. female

The best guess at my breed is: Hound Mix

I would be good in a home with: I require a dog sibling

I prefer a home without: Too much commotion, I need a quiet place at first

I'm Kira

I'm a happy, outgoing girl. I am always more than willing to meet new people to give you a kiss. I am well behaved and quiet when I am spending time inside. I know how to sit and seem to be very attentive and smart. New commands should be fun for me! I love to be outside chasing and wrestling with my best dog pal. I am medium to high energy so I will benefit from regular exercise and will make the best adventure partner. I love to go on walks with volunteers and I am good on a leash.

I am a 1 and half-2 year old, 34 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Black Mouth Cur/Husky 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 Lady

I'm a confident, social lady! I love attention from people and appreciate a good cuddle session. I am a medium to high energy girl when I am playing with my dog pal in the yard. I was previously in a foster home with a male dog who I would play with all day long. I am eager to get your attention so I will jump up to greet you and could use some help learning proper manners when first meeting a new person. I guess a jump up to give a sloppy kiss isn't lady like behavior. I know how to sit and I am very food motivated. I am a fun girl who will always keep you laughing. I would be a great hiking partner.

I am a 2 year old, 57 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Lab/Shar-pei 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 Chase

I'm a sweet, gentle guy. As you can tell by my picture, I am really quite handsome. Do you see that snaggle tooth and smile I'm making for the camera? I will some day be on the cover of a magazine, I just know it. I am affectionate and cuddly with people. I like to be close to you for pets. I am also dog friendly. I am a low to medium energy boy so I would like to take casual walks around the neighborhood then find a cozy place to cuddle up with you at home. My tail is always wagging when I see my favorite people.

I am a 6 year ld, 33 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Shepherd 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 Rex

I'm a nice boy who hasn't had the nicest past. I've never lived in a home before. I hope a nice family takes me home to teach me all about what being a loved family member is like. I want a permanent place to stay where I will always have food to eat (I take treats very gently) and will always have a warm bed to snuggle in. I like to be close to people for attention and I am dog friendly. I enjoy my time outside running around the yard.

I am a 1 and a half year old, 52 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Shepherd 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 Petey

I'm a fun, energetic boy. I'll always be down for any adventure you want to take me on. I have a permanent smile on my face and my tail is always wagging. I'm ready to party with you! I'm very sweet and affectionate with people. I love other dogs and enjoy bouncing around the yard with them. Once you meet me, it will be hard to forget me!

I am a 2 and a half year old, 55 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Pitbull/Hound Mix
I would be good in a home with: Dogs
I prefer a home without: N/A but I haven't met cats yet

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