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.

Cole

4-year-old, 66 lb. male
Mixed Breed

Cole is looking for his next new best pal! He’s spunky and fun and loves to play fetch. Even though he is a higher-energy boy outdoors, he settles so nicely in his room. He’ll occupy himself with a toy or cuddle up in his bed and wait patiently for his turn to go outside. He’d make a great companion for someone who is looking for a copilot for all of their adventures but wants a snuggle buddy at night.

Cole is an affectionate boy who has no shame in showing off his belly for a good belly rub!

Cole loves every human that he meets but shouldn’t live with small children as he can be jumpy when he’s really excited to see his people.

Cole has his own room so he is left loose throughout the day without having any accidents. We crate him overnight and he does great in a crate as well.

He is quiet all day unless he can hear that his favorite dog walker is at the shelter!

Other Dogs

Cole made a new dog friend! When we first got Cole, he wasn't super thrilled with being around other dogs. Two of our dog walkers have been working a lot with Cole to get him feeling more comfortable with other dogs and the hard work has paid off! Cole went on a walk with the dog walker's dog and they became best buddies! They were kissing each other all over and enjoyed some wrestling & chasing in the yard. At this point we'd describe Cole as dog selective and will likely do best as an only dog for now.

Cats

No cats

Ariel

4 year old, 60 lb. female
Mixed Breed

Introducing Ariel – the perfect balance of “outdoorsy” and “Netflix and chill.” This pup is all about chasing after toys and exploring new places on walks, but also loves winding down with her humans for some cuddle time.

She likes to take it slow when she meets a new person, but once you earn her trust, she’s a velcro dog through and through.

Ariel LOVES to learn new things and training is helping her a lot with her confidence! She knows how to walk nicely on a leash, knows how to sit, lay down, and place. She catches on to new things quickly! She’d love a forever person or family that will continue to train her as it genuinely makes her happy & she still has some progress to make with reactivity.

Her previous foster family says she’s already house-trained. She is also crate-trained.

Ariel is looking for a loving, confident family who can give her the patience & guidance she needs to feel right at home.

Other Dogs

Ariel used to live with another dog before her owner passed away. The two of them ended up at a high-intake shelter in the south and Lighthouse pulled them both. Her brother found his forever home, and now Ariel is patiently waiting for hers!

Ariel can be reactive toward other dogs when on leash. We're working on this with a trainer and Ariel has made a LOT of progress. With a proper introduction, she really enjoys other dogs. She could potentially live with another dog & we would be happy to spend the time to introduce them.

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested for applicants

Bo

2 year old, 55 lb. male
Pittie/Terrier Mix

Bo is a medium-energy boy who finds playful moments & snuggly moments equally important. He loves to romp after a tennis ball in the yard and play with both people & dogs but cuddle sessions are at the top of his list of favorite things!

Bo is food motivated, loves to make his people happy, and is ready to learn new things with his forever family.

Bo has his own room where he is loose for most of the day. He is quiet in his room and non-reactive when other dogs pass by. He is working on not having accidents inside but gets better with that each day.

Other Dogs

Dog social - he has a dog pal at the shelter right now. He likes to play chase and wrestle!

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested for applicants

Raven

4 year old, 45 lb. female
Pittie/Terrier Mix

Raven is a social butterfly with her humans…she has never met a stranger! She has an infectious happiness about her – her whole body wiggles and her tail never stops.

Raven occasionally whines in her crate when she sees people. She just wants to be a part of the action! Otherwise, she settles nicely in her crate and will occupy herself with a chew toy.

Once she’s out in the yard, she loves to do some zoomies, roll over for belly rubs, and dish out the kisses.

Raven loves fun training sessions and is eager to please when learning new tricks! She knows how to sit and is learning to lay down. She’s going to be a lovable, snuggly, energetic companion.

Other Dogs

We've introduced Raven to a male pup here at Lighthouse. Raven came on pretty strong but ended up enjoying a game of chase. She is on the dominant side so a more submissive playmate might be best.

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Athena

6-8 year old, 85 lb. female
Bloodhound/Coonhound Mix

Bio coming soon.

Other Dogs

Dog social - She lived in a foster home with another dog prior to arriving at the shelter. One of our Lighthouse volunteers took her home for a field trip away from the shelter where she met 3 other dogs & did well. She does not like to share food or toys with other dogs (she has not guarded her toys or food with humans!).

Cats

Unknown can be tested

Annabelle

4 year old, 45 lb. female
Coonhound

Annabelle is our silly hound girl looking for her forever. She loves to be outside in our play yard chasing after toys, playing with a dog friend, or telling the bunnies in the backyard to get off her lawn! 😂
 
If you spend time with Annabelle when she’s in the yard with other pups, she is energetic & fun. One-on-one time with Annabelle will get you cuddles & kisses. Her personality brings you the best of both worlds.
 
She doesn’t have accidents and is nondestructive in her crate though she will bark like a stereotypical hound at times! She was in a foster home prior to her transport to our rescue in MA and her foster home reported she would occasionally bark but nothing excessive. Once she’s in a home setting with more room to roam, she’ll be much happier!
 
She would make a great adventure buddy to explore trails with. You might have to stop a few times though while she checks out her surroundings with her trusty nose.
Other Dogs

Dog social - she plays nicely with others. She has had a few dog friends at our shelter. She likes to wrestle and shares her toys nicely. No small dogs.

Cats

Annabelle has not been tested with cats but we predict that she would not be good with them...she enjoys watching the bunnies in the back yard a little too much and displayed prey drive toward a small dog that we tried to introduce her to.

Bruin

2 year old, 37 lb. male
Terrier Mix

Bruin is an adorable little dude. He was in rough shape when he was first rescued and was  understandably shy and confused when he arrived. While he can still be head shy at times, he’ll quickly open up and show you his affectionate, silly, playful side!

Bruin’s favorite activities outdoors are romping after tennis balls & getting close to volunteers for a snuggle session.

Bruin is crate trained and is quiet for most of the day, especially if he has a chew toy to occupy himself with.

Bruin has come a long way from where he started and is ready for his forever family that will cherish him for the sweet companion that he is and work on his confidence.

Other Dogs

Dog social

Cats

Bruin was on a volunteer transport to get from NC to MA. About half way through the trip, the dogs sleep over at a volunteer's house before heading the rest of the way the next day. At Bruin's sleepover, the home had cats and he did well with them. We can test him with cats at our shelter as well.

Parker

5 year old, 63 lb. male
Terrier Mix

This big guy is a total goofball and has never met a stranger. He loves to meet new people & has nice manners when he does! His whole body will be wiggling but he won’t jump on you. He’ll patiently wait for his turn to get some attention, show off his belly for a rub, and invite you to play.
Our volunteers have been enjoying walks with Parker. He’s just happy to be outside and exploring with good company. Parker is polite on leash and isn’t bothered by a busy park full of humans and other dogs.
Other Dogs

Dog social but should be the only dog in the home

Cats

Unknown can be tested

Wren

3 year old, 42 lb. female
She is very underweight so will weigh more!
Hound Mix

Wren is a total sweetheart. She’s very affectionate and cuddly so in an attempt to be as close to you as possible, she may jump up to say hello. We’ll be working on those greeting manners but luckily in the meantime, she is very gentle about it!

Wren’s silly side comes out when you play with her especially if you have a tennis ball for her to chase after or a rope toy for her to throw around. She is a goofy hound that will make you laugh.

Wren is still learning the ropes when it comes to accidents indoors. With patience and consistency, she’ll get it!

True to her hound nature, Wren isn’t afraid to voice her opinions 😂 but we’re thinking that once she is in a home setting with less commotion, she’ll be much quieter.

Other Dogs

Dog social

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Phoebe

2 year old, 42 lb. female
Mix Breed

Phoebe! Phoebe is a super fun, super happy, super smart dog! Everything she does is done with enthusiasm & confidence! She’s a big lover, a tug-of-war champion, and eager to please when it comes to learning new tricks.

Phoebe is looking for a forever home that is up for some adventures! She is still a young & spunky girl who likes to be active. Don’t let her playful antics fool you though – this girl knows how to kick back and enjoy a belly rub.

Other Dogs

Dog social

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Josie

 1 year old, 46 lb. female
American Staffordshire Terrier

This little firecracker, Josie, is settling in nicely at Lighthouse. Some pups arrive shy & uncertain of their new surroundings but that was NOT the case with Josie! She hopped off the transport van, waltzed into our play yard, and wasted no time in introducing herself. She is a social butterfly who gets the party started with playful zoomies, kisses, and a game of fetch.

Josie is young and still puppy-like so her first instinct when greeting you is to jump up and say hello but once she’s got her initial excitement out of the way, her manners improve! She knows how to sit, is highly food-motivated and eager to impress. She will certainly catch on to new things quickly!

Even with her playful energy, she settles nicely in her crate. Anyone looking for an affectionate, silly co-pilot will enjoy Josie!

Other Dogs

Dog social - She was in play group at the shelter she came from in SC. From the play group videos that we've seen, she likes to wrestle and romp with other dogs, but also takes breaks to coexist.

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Bambi

 2 year old, 39 lb. female
Hound Mix

We are still getting to know Bambi but she LOVES humans. We will update more once we get to know her.

Other Dogs

Will update more once we get to know her but she does appear dog social

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Freckles

 3 year old, 47 lb. female
Hound Mix

We are still getting to know Freckles, we will update more once we get to know her.

We do know she does very well in a house setting and has been around children as young at 6.

Other Dogs

Dog social

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Roxy

 1 year old, 45 lb. female
Lab Husky Mix

We are still getting to know Roxy, we will update more once we get to know her.

Other Dogs

Dog social

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Logan

 4 year old, 36 lb. male
Hound

We are still getting to know Logan, we will update more once we get to know him.

Other Dogs

Dog Social

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Luther

 1 year old, 44 lb. male
Hound

We are still getting to know Luther, we will update more once we get to know him.

Other Dogs

Dog Social

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Dennis

 2 year old, 54 lb. male
Hound

We are still getting to know Dennis, we will update more once we get to know him.

Other Dogs

Dog Social

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Polo

 3 year old, 33 lb. male
Retriever

We are still getting to know Polo, we will update more once we get to know him.

Other Dogs

Dog Social

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Angel

60 lb. male
Foxhound

Angel is a very special boy to us! Now that he is feeling better, he has such a spunky & silly personality. He has a low energy level and is a professional napper & snuggler but he really enjoys going on casual walks too.
 
Angel arrived at Lighthouse at the end of December 2022. Shortly after, we learned that our Angel boy was in kidney failure. He was hospitalized for a few days at the vet hospital where they were able to stabilize him and get him to a point where our volunteers could manage his medical care at the shelter. He has had a few follow up appointments and after weeks of us caring for him at the shelter, his levels are looking good and he is in high spirits!! He is ready to be in a home.
Angel's Medical Needs:

Angel is on a prescription diet and is on daily medication. He also receives subcutaneous fluids 2 times per week. He will need a foster home that has done this before or is comfortable learning. It is easy to learn and we will show you how! A few of us have had kidney pets of our own and are here to help and provide guidance. His ideal foster home will be reasonably local as he will need to go to follow-up appointments at the vet office in Dartmouth, MA.

Other Things To Note:

Angel will do best in a foster home that is home often. He needs to go outside frequently to go to the bathroom, especially on days when he gets his fluids. His foster home will be okay with accidents in the home. We don’t know what Angel’s past was like. He has healed pressure sores and a few scars. This may be his first time being in a home setting.

Other Dogs

Dog social - whenever we let Angel out of his room, he likes to say hi to all of his neighbors. He's been in the yard with multiple dogs and their company makes him really happy. He'll occasionally engage in light chasing but mostly just coexists with other dogs.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Bowie

2 year old, 44 lb. male
Lab Mix

Bowie is stressed out at our shelter so we are looking for a foster (or adopter) that will help him through some stuff.
First, let's tell you about the good things about our boy.
He is a very sweet pup who will sit at your feet and cuddle with you & give gentle kisses. He is a lot of fun to play with as he loves to enthusiastically chase after toys especially stuffy toys. He is a smart boy who follows the lead of his person. He knows how to sit, place, and doesn’t pull on the leash (when he’s comfortable).
So that leads us to the tough stuff about Bowie:
Bowie is comfortable in our fenced in yard but when indoors in a kennel, he is reactive toward other dogs passing by. As you can imagine, dogs have to pass by his kennel quite often throughout the day so he is almost always stressed and on edge 🥺 His reactivity also pops up when out on walks in the community as he becomes anxious about all of his surroundings (the outside world is a big scary place in his mind).
 
Bowie needs a quiet home where he can start to feel safe and work on some training to boost his confidence. Once Bowie feels better about himself and his relationship with his person, he should be able to confidently walk outside and handle his emotions in a more appropriate way when passing by other dogs. We have been working on small training sessions with him and he has learned some tools that help, but living at the shelter is too stressful and inconsistent for him to make true progress.
Other Dogs

When off leash with a dog, Bowie likes to play chase, shares toys nicely with others, and will engage in some wrestling too.

Cats

Probably no cats.

Zoe

4 year old, 45 lb. female
Mixed Breed

Zoe is a beautiful, sweet girl who is house trained and crate trained. She is super athletic, agile & smart! She loves to be outside playing fetch or going on long walks but settles nicely inside for down time and cuddling.

She is incredibly devoted & loyal to her people. 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. 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 was insecure about meeting new people when she first arrived at Lighthouse. She has gotten much more confident with strangers but her forever family should still be considerate and aware of her feelings when she meets someone new.

Training

Zoe has been to professional training so she knows commands such as sit, down, stay, come and also knows some fun ones like how to give a high five. She's a happy girl when she gets to show off her tricks & quickly learns new ones.

Other Dogs

Zoe has made a lot of dog friends at Lighthouse (loves to play chase!) but it's all on her own terms - she appreciates a slow intro and she will let the other dogs know that she is the queen so she plays best with dogs who accept corrections.

Cats

Zoe has lived with a cat before but she does chase. If she were to live with a cat, they would need to be very dog-savvy.

Our dog adoption program focuses on adult & senior dogs.

We do not have puppies or small dogs.
Where can I adopt a puppy or small dog?

Visit petfinder.com or adoptapet.com. Both sites allow you to filter your search by age, breed, size, etc. Adoptable dogs who match what you’re looking for will pop up.

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