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 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. When I spend time inside I am generally pretty quiet and you can sometimes catch me laying on my back with my belly up in my crate taking a nap. 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 just looking for someone to teach me structure. I've never had something like that before and I'm looking forward to being the part of a forever family!

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: Dogs, Cats
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 especially when tennis balls are involved. I am 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. Sometimes I let out my hound howl because my dog friends are passing by and I want to play with them. 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. Having another dog in the home will help me build confidence so I can follow their lead and learn to trust my forever humans. Adopting a shy dog like me takes patience but once I show you my true self, you will be so glad you chose me!

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 but I've come a really long way with the volunteers. I used to hide and be afraid of everybody but now I will greet my favorite people and will give them gentle kisses on the hand. I definitely follow the lead of my dog friends and find my confidence when I am with them. I love to run around the yard and play with them. I am goofy and happy when I get to be with my dog friends so 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 and a fenced in yard

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

I'm Dusty

I'm a very well behaved, quiet boy in the house and in my crate. I am a lower energy, snuggly dog who would appreciate a quiet household. I am very dog friendly - my foster family had a bunch of dogs! I got along with everybody. I have dog pals at the shelter now, too. It seems that I may be afraid of men. I may do best in an a house with only females. What can I say, I'm a lady's man! Where is my girl at who wants to watch Netflix with me while we cuddle on the couch?! I really like a good cuddle session and will sometimes even sit in your lap for a good back scratch.

I am a 5 year old, 62 lb. male (I am a little over weight so I should be a few pounds less than 62!)
The best guess at my breed is: Hound Mix
I would be good in a home with: Dogs
I prefer a home without: Men, Cats

I'm Layla

I'm a timid girl who is looking for a quiet place to call home. New things can be scary for me. I think most people can relate to that! A forever home who already has a confident dog sibling for me would really help me come out of my shell and help me learn how to be a happy, confident girl. I am starting to seek pets from my favorite volunteers and I am gentle, sweet dog. I am food motivated and will take treats from your hand. I will need a home with a fully fenced, secure yard so I will always be safe.

I have been spending time at a volunteer's home. She has 2 energetic dogs who are helping me come out of my shell. They are teaching me how to play for the first time.

I am a 1-2 year old 43 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Treeing Walker Coonhound
I would be good in a home with: I require a dog sibling and a fully fenced, secure yard
I prefer a home without: Too much commotion, I will need a quiet home. I haven't met cats yet

I'm Lady - I am in a local foster home

I'm a sweet girl who can initially be shy in new situations but my tail will be wagging in no time once I know you. Once I have settled into a new environment, I love to play with other dogs and snuggle with the humans. Being around other playful dogs really helps my confidence. I play copy cat with the other dogs. So if I see my dog friends interacting with the human volunteers, I will walk up to the volunteers for attention too. I would love to be in a forever home who already has a dog sibling so I can continue to gain confidence by watching them and playing with them. I would like a forever family who will continue to show me what being a real dog is like! I will need a yard that is fully fenced and secure so I can never escape or run off when I am scared.

I am a 1-2 year old, 43 lb. female
The best guess at my breed is: Treeing Walker Coonhound
I would be good in a home with: I require a dog sibling and a fully fenced, secure yard
I prefer a home without: Too much commotion, I haven't met cats yet

I'm Tip - I am in a local foster home

I'm a medium energy guy. I am very good on a leash and like to go on walks in the woods with the volunteers. I love to run around the backyard with my dog friends. I am a social dog who thrives on my time spent with other dogs. I would like to live with a family who has a dog for me to play with or a family who has friends with pups that I can have regular play dates with. When I spend time inside, I like to take naps and snuggle. I am currently in a foster home with two other dogs and cats! My foster mom is helping me with my house training and I am catching on quickly.

I am a 5 year old, 65 lb. male
The best guess at my breed is: Hound Mix
I would be good in a home with: Dogs, Cats
I prefer a home without: N/A

I'm Flash - I am in a local foster home

I'm an outgoing, confident dog. I am crashing at a volunteer's house temporarily until I find my forever home. My foster mom says I've been well behaved in the house and that I am house trained. I get along with other dogs very well. When I was at the shelter, I played with 3 other dogs and before that I spent time in a boarding kennel playing with big groups of dogs too. I am a medium energy dog so I will be happy to go out and about on walks and outdoor adventures but will be a well behaved boy in the house too when it's time to settle down.

I am a 2 year old, 56 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

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Lighthouse Animal Shelter

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508-999-7387

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