Adoptable Dogs

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 those who have submitted an app.

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AKA: Lizard, Elizabeth, E-lizard-beth

5½ year old, 55 lb. female
Mixed Breed

Lizzie’s favorite activities are snuggling, eating, playing, repeat!

She knows how to sit and is very food motivated. If you have a treat for her, she sits and looks up at you intently with her ears sticking straight up.

Lizzie likes to be outside playing with a toy, sunbathing, or getting belly rubs from her favorite volunteers. She is a 55 lb. lap dog who is very loyal and affectionate toward her favorite people.

Volunteers enjoy walking Lizzie because she just trots along and enjoys the scenery.

Other Dogs:

Lizzie doesn’t want to have dog friends. While she doesn’t want to socialize with dogs, she isn’t reactive toward them when on walks in the park. She says she is far too mature for that and keeps her distance.


Lizzie doesn't like the felines.

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AKA: Copper Kettle, Crop Top

2 year old, 65 lb. male
Redbone Coonhound

Copper has the entire package…he’s incredibly good-looking and is an intelligent guy. Copper is very food motivated and already knows how to sit and lay down. He should learn new things pretty quickly when there is food involved!

Copper is your typical hound when it comes to smelling absolutely everything he can. He’d probably make for a fun adventure buddy as long as you’re okay with him stopping to take in all of his surroundings with his hound nose.

He is goofy and likes to chase tennis balls in the play yard. When he first got here, he didn’t know how to play with toys. Now he’s got it figured out! While he enjoys zooming around the yard with our volunteers, we often catch him relaxing and sunbathing and will welcome cuddles.

Other Dogs:

When he first meets a dog, he is very eager and excited to play. But once he understands the other dog's play style, he settles down. He will do best with dogs his size or confident dogs who are comfortable playing with this big dude.


No cats - Copper thinks they are snacks.

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AKA: Creekum, Freaky Creeky

2½ year old, 70 lb. male
Hound Mix

Creek has wiggled his way into the hearts of our volunteers. 

Once you’re Creek’s best friend, prepare yourself for some laughs while you watch his awkward body chase toys, a good cuddle session where he paws at you if you stop, and an invitation to scratch his butt.

When he first meets a new person, he is initially insecure and will let out a few barks. We understand this can come off as scary to some people because he is a big boy with a deep voice. But honestly, Creek is all talk! Take it slow, give him a few treats, then he will be your best friend for life.

Creek is looking for a foster-to-adopt home because he has hip dysplasia and requires physical therapy. Lighthouse would cover the medical bills for his physical therapy.

Other Dogs:

Creek is very social with other dogs. He loves to have friends. He's that guy at the party that talks to everyone.


Unknown - he can be tested.


AKA: Dyl-Dawg, Silly Dilly, Dill Pickles

5 year old, 55 lb. male
Pointer/Boxer Mix

If Dylan had a job, he would be a comedian. This is the silliest, most entertaining dog you will ever meet. In a bad mood? Not possible if you’re with Dylan.

Favorite activities: running in circles with a tennis ball in his mouth, getting a belly rub, snoozing in his crate, bird watching

Dylan is deaf and doesn’t know any commands/hand signals yet. For this reason, he will do best with an adopter who has a fully fenced-in yard so that he can’t wander off without the ability to call him back. We hope that Dylan’s adopter will be excited to bond with him while teaching him new things!


Experience with deaf dogs isn't necessary but the willingness to learn is! Dylan needs an adopter who is motivated and eager to work with this goofball on training. Lighthouse will facilitate the training process. We already have a trainer in mind!

Other Dogs:

Dylan does well with other dogs. Before being transported to us, he would babysit the puppies in boarding.


Unknown - he can be tested.


AKA: Heinzy Man, Stink Bug, Dancing Queen

5 year old, 46 lb. male
Lab/Beagle Mix

Though shy when first meeting you, once Heinz opens up, he’ll show you his silly side. He does a little tap dance when excited to see his favorite people. With patience, Heinz really wants to be your friend (especially if you have food – this kid is a true foodie). A volunteer who has a soft spot (more like an obsession) for Heinz took him home for a few weeks. He was outgoing, silly, happy, and played with toys in the home. He was still skittish outdoors but was making improvements.

Even though Heinz has come a LONG way since he first arrived, he is still timid with new people and spooked by loud noises so he’ll need a special, patient family who will embrace his quirks. He will need a fully fenced yard.

Heinz is crate trained and is 90% house trained.

Other Dogs:

Heinz can coexist with dogs and engage in light play but this is all on his own terms. There are moments where Heinz just isn’t into sharing his space - gotta respect that right? He should be the only dog in a home for now.


No cats.

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AKA: Noodle

2 year old, 50 lb. female

Laney is a silly, goofy, happy dog. There isn’t really anything that can bring Laney’s good mood down.

She’s happy to be out in our play yard with other dogs, playing with toys and getting belly rubs.

Laney has been on walks with a few volunteers. They report that she loves to sniff everything (duh) but doesn’t pull too much. She might need a little bit of leash training but is relatively easy to walk for an energetic dog!

Other Dogs:

Laney loves other dogs. She is an enthusiastic player so she plays best with dogs who like to wrestle and chase each other in circles.


No cats.

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AKA: Fancy Lancey, Lancey Dancey, Sir Lancelot

6-7 year old, 70 lb. male
Redtick Coonhound

Lance is a big hunk who loves to meet new people. Before Lance was rescued, he was extremely underweight and in need of TLC. Now, thanks to our rescue partner at the boarding kennel in Kentucky, Lance is a big lug of love!

Lance is a well-behaved guy in his crate. We haven’t had to clean up one accident for him and he’s super quiet. He chews on a bone or takes a snooze.

The only time Lance barks in his crate is when he realizes a dog walker has showed up. Lance knows that he is a favorite amongst our dog walkers and gets excited to see them. He does well on field trips to the park.

Other Dogs:

Lance is great with dogs. He will engage in light play or just chill with a dog friend in the yard. He doesn't like to share food with other dogs, which is understandable given his history.


No cats.

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2½ year old, 50 lb. female
Redbone Coonhound Mix

Liberty is very affectionate, always wanting to give kisses and be close to people. She is outgoing with every person she meets. While she comes off as a high-energy girl, after a good play session she settles down and asks for love from our volunteers. She loves to be outdoors chasing a toy or playing keep away.

Liberty is working on basic obedience. So far she knows how to sit and is working on stay and heel. She is a great student and is learning quickly. Liberty wants to jump on counters and people but her wonderful foster family is working on teaching her manners. She’s also doing well with her house training.

Other Dogs:

Liberty plays with other dogs nicely. She had a few dog friends at the shelter and is now being fostered with two other dogs.


No cats.

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AKA: Carlita

6 year old, 70 lb. female
Lab Mix

Carly is incredibly sweet and affectionate with volunteers and visitors. She is eager to please and is outgoing with all visitors. She’ll greet you with a big smile on her face and is happy to give kisses and cuddle. She will happily roll over for a belly rub.

She likes to be outdoors with her best dog friend or playing fetch with the humans.

Carly is house trained and crate trained.


Carly just got back from a board-and-train facility where she learned how to sit, stay, lay down, come, heel, and place. Carly was reactive, especially toward small animals. She has been taught to listen to her person and ignore the small animal instead. Her forever person will have follow up sessions with the trainer (paid by Lighthouse) so she can continue to be the best girl she can be. Everyone at the training facility loved Carly. She is a big baby who is eager to please and do the right thing! The trainer says that Carly will need a confident forever person but also someone who will give her a lot of positive reassurance when she is being a good girl! She thrives on positive attention.

Other Dogs:

Carly plays well with dogs 45 lb. and up. She enjoys a good game of tag, or wrestling with her best dog friend no matter the weather.


No cats.

Carly would like a fully fenced, secure yard so she can run and play to her heart’s content without worrying about small animals in her space.

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AKA: Zo-Zo

4 year old, 50 lb. female
Her paperwork says she is a Pitbull mix. We think she is a Mountain Cur mix.

Zoe is a smart, beautiful, sweet girl. When we first got her at Lighthouse, she was insecure meeting new people. The more that we’ve gotten to know her, she’s come out of her shell with regular volunteers and has shown us how loving and silly she can be. When she sees someone that she loves, her little nub tail doesn’t stop wagging and all she wants to do is for you to say hi to her and welcome her into your lap for snuggles. Once you have her trust, there is no turning back! She is loyal and will always greet you with a smile on her face.

Zoe is house trained and crate trained.


Zoe has been to professional training so she knows basic commands and also knows some fun ones like how to give a high five. Zoe's forever home should be understanding about her insecurity with new people and will want to continue with her obedience training so that when she does get scared, she will listen to you and know that she can trust you.

Other Dogs:

With a slow introduction, Zoe loves other pups and will do zoomies in the yard out of excitement. Her ideal home probably wouldn't take her to a dog park but she'd still like to spend time with dogs that she meets properly and is familiar with.


Zoe can live with cats who are tolerant of a playful pup.

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AKA: Ging, Ginga-Snap

1 year 4 month old, 55 lb. female
Hound/Pointer Mix

Ginger aims to please like no other! Her favorite things are walks, snuggling with her people, and kisses. She is an extremely affectionate dog, who sometimes doesn’t realize her own size. She wants to be glued to your hip or in your lap at all times. 

Our dog walkers love to take her out to the trails and she rides well in the car on the way to her adventure. She is the perfect dog for someone looking for an adventure buddy by day and snuggle partner by night.

She has jumped a 4-foot fence before. She doesn’t show interest in our fence line (6 ft.) at the shelter but her forever family should supervise her in the yard until they know that she won’t try to jump it.

In her foster home, she settled in the crate nicely when tired. She will whine and bark a bit at first depending on how tired she is, but she eventually naps. She slept all through the night in her crate.

Ginger is house trained, knows how to sit and give paw.

Other Dogs:

Ginger used to live with a large male dog. She has met several dogs at our shelter who she immediately warms up to and wants to play with. She was also previously fostered with 3 dogs.



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2 year old, 50 lb. female
Hound/Bully Mix

Liberty is a sweet girl with a fun energy level. She is an active, bouncy dog outdoors who settles nicely inside. She’s well-behaved in her crate and doesn’t have accidents.

She is an affectionate girl who likes to sit in your lap and give kisses.

When Liberty first got here, we could tell she really wanted to play with us but just didn’t know how. She’s now completely come out of her shell to show us her fun, silly side and loves to play with toys and play fetch/keep away.

Liberty knows how to sit and is very attentive when you have treats. She would be a fun pup to teach new things to.

Other Dogs:

Liberty has a dog pal who she likes to wrestle & play chase with.


No cats.

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1 year old, 40 lb. male

Isaiah is a complete goofball. He is an active guy who loves to be outdoors in our play yard zooming around with toys and with his best dog friends.

Isaiah is a social butterfly with people – he loves to make new human friends especially if you want to play with toys with him. He isn’t the right pup for a family with small children but he could likely live with teenagers.

He’s an energetic boy so he’s looking for an active family or individual who will show him what the adopted life is all about!

Isaiah is working on his house training and crate training. He has made improvements since he first arrived but his forever family should be prepared to continue that.

Other Dogs:

Isaiah loves other dogs - he instantly wants to play. He likes to play chase and wrestle.


Unknown - He can be tested.


AKA: Roxanne, Foxy Roxy

6 year old, 70 lb. female
Lab Mix

Roxy is a sweet, lab girl who loves attention from our volunteers.

She likes to be outdoors with her best dog friend, wrestling and playing, no matter the weather! Roxy also enjoys walks at the park with volunteers.

Roxy is house trained and crate trained.


Roxy knows how to sit and heel and is working on stay. She is currently enrolled in weekly training classes. Roxy is an insecure girl who displays her insecurity by reacting. She's starting to understand that she can trust her confident handler to give her guidance rather than bark. Roxy is learning quickly. She's smart and eager to please.

Other Dogs:

Roxy plays well with dogs 45 lb. and up. She enjoys a good game of tag or wrestling with her best dog friend.


No cats.

Roxy would like a confident, experienced dog owner with a fully fenced, secure yard so she can run and play to her heart’s content without worrying about small animals in her space.


6 year old, 45 lb. female
Shepherd Mix

Molly is doing really well in her foster home! She is an adorable, sweet girl who is house-trained and well-behaved in the house. Molly is left loose in the house when she is home alone and is non-destructive.

She loves to zoom around the yard but she is a couch potato once she has had the chance to get her energy out. She’s the perfect balance of energetic & chill.

She loves her toys and will even deliver them to you when she wants to play.

Molly is a really fun adventure partner. She loves to go on walks and is an angel in the car. She patiently sits in the back seat until you reach your destination.

Molly has met children and is polite when they approach her to be pet but when she is really excited about playing, she can get mouthy. She shouldn’t live with small children for this reason but would be a fun playmate for teenagers.


We don't know if Molly has received professional training but she is a smart dog! She knows how to sit, lay down, and give both paws. It seems like she knows the word stay, also.

Other Dogs:

Molly likes to play with other dogs and go to the dog park. Her previous owner stated that her favorite dogs to play with were submissive pups.


Molly is being fostered with a cat. The cat is afraid of Molly so they don't spend a lot of time together but she could likely live with a dog-savvy cat.


1½ year old, 52 lb. female
Mixed Breed

Rena is an exuberant, happy pup.

She loves to romp around our play yard with a tennis ball, soak up attention from the volunteers, and play with her best dog friend.

She is active so she would love to be someone’s forever adventure buddy.

Rena is affectionate, cuddly & silly. Her energy level is probably a bit too much for small children, but she would likely be a fun pal for teenagers.

Rena is quiet in her crate.

Other Dogs:

Rena spent time at a rescue kennel in KY before her transport here. At the kennel, she played with many dogs. She loves to wrestle and immediately wants to play with others.


No cats.

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3 year old, 70 lb. male
Bully Mix

Conner is a new arrival that we’ve all quickly become obsessed with. His blocky, marshmallow squish face is irresistible.

His favorite activities are: playing with toys, hanging out with his best dog friend, and swimming in the pool. This boy jumped right in the pool on his first day here!

Conner knows how to sit and doesn’t jump up on you. But if you’re sitting down, be prepared to be tackled by a love fest of kisses.

Even though this hunk has a big personality and loves to be outdoors, he is quiet in his crate.

Other Dogs:

Conner has a dog BFF. He loves to play chase, will sometimes wrestle, and shares toys nicely. We even catch them kissing each other on the face sometimes 🥺


Unknown - he can be tested


1½ year old, 50 lb. male
His paperwork says Boxer Mix
But we think this boy is just a perfect Mutt!
What do you think?

Geppetto is a happy, sensitive, sweet boy.

He can be a little nervous with new situations but he finds comfort in sitting close to the volunteers and crawling into their lap for snuggles and kisses. He will paw at you if he thinks the cuddle session is about to end.

When Geppetto is in his element, he is playful, silly, and puppy-like. Once Geppetto is in his forever home and feels secure, he will blossom into the confident boy he is meant to be.

Geppetto knows how to sit and is quiet in his crate.

Other Dogs:

Geppetto is attached at the hip with his best dog friend, Conner. They play chase, wrestle, and exchange kisses.


Unknown - He can be tested.


9-10 months old, 47 lb. female
Hound Mix

Fiona is a happy-go-lucky puppy. She’s a young girl so she’s energetic and eager for your attention. She will do play bows around you until you pay attention to her and give her love. She bonds with people easily.

She will need a little bit of manners training as she does jump up on you to say hi. But since she’s a medium-sized girl, it is easy to manage.

Fiona would love a family who will keep her active, give her lots of affection, and keep her social with other pups.

Other Dogs:

Fiona has spent a lot of time with another dog in our care. They shared space together in Kentucky and now get to play together in our yard at our shelter.


Unknown - She can be tested.

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We do not have puppies or small dogs.
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