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.

Lizzie

7 year old, 55 lb. female
Mixed Breed

Lizzie spends one night each week with one of her favorite volunteers for a pajama party and night away from the shelter. She has been so well-behaved and loving in the home.

Lizzie wants to be your little shadow – She follows the volunteer everywhere in the house until they settle in the living room and Lizzie finds a comfy blanket to chill on for the rest of the night.

She sleeps soundly through the night on a dog bed but ends up finding her way to the human bed throughout the night 😂

Lizzie hasn’t had any accidents in the home.

Lizzie likes to be outside playing with a toy, sunbathing, or getting belly rubs & snuggles. 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.

Cats

Lizzie doesn't like the felines.

Creek

2½ year old, 75 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. He has more difficulty warming up to men. He’s looking for someone who understands “stranger danger.”

Creek is looking for a foster-to-adopt home because he is currently in 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.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested.

Dylan

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!

Training

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.

Other Dogs

Dylan does well with other dogs. He either completely ignores them or engages in some light wrestling and chasing.

Cats

Dylan is cat friendly - he completely ignores them.

Carly

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 everyone she meets. She’ll greet you with a big smile on her face and is happy to give kisses, roll over for a belly rub, and inch closer and closer to you until she’s in your lap.

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

Carly is house-trained and crate trained.

Training

Carly knows 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.

Cats

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.

Zoe

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.

Training

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.

Cats

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

Liberty

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.

Her favorite activity is chasing after a rope toy or playing tug of war.

She is very devoted to her people – she is constantly looking for someone to give an endless amount of kisses to. While she does LOVE to play, she also finds time to roll over for a belly rub and cuddle session.

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 appreciates a slow introduction with other dogs but once she has a good dog friend, she loves to play chase & wrestle and she shares toys nicely with others.

Cats

No cats.

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 is house trained and crate trained.

Training

Roxy knows how to heel, sit, stay, lay down, come, and place. She is currently enrolled in weekly training classes and doing great! Roxy is an insecure girl who displays her insecurity by reacting. She knows now that she can trust her confident person 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.

Cats

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.

Isaiah

1 year old, 40 lb. male
Hound Mix

Isaiah is a complete goofball. He loves to be outdoors zooming around with toys and with his best dog friends.

He is a social butterfly with people – outgoing & affectionate. His energy is a bit too much for small children but he’d likely be a great pal for teenagers.

Isaiah’s ideal family will be active and up for having an energetic addition to the family.

Other Dogs

Isaiah loves other dogs instantly. He likes to play chase and wrestle. He'd like to live in a home with another energetic dog or with a family who will socialize him often with others.

Cats

Isaiah doesn't display signs of prey drive or aggression toward cats but he will chase them/want to play. He can live with a dog-savvy cat who is okay with a playful pup.

Brownie

2-year-old, 45 lb. female
Mixed Breed

Brownie is a fun & athletic girl. She loves to be outdoors in the play yard zooming around with a rope toy. She is super silly – she’ll roll around with a toy in her mouth and wait for you to give her a belly rub.

She is very much a velcro dog! She loves to be close to her favorite people for kisses, cuddling, and playing. At times she is timid when meeting a new person for the first time, but she quickly opens up and is gaining confidence every day.

Brownie is crate trained. She isn’t a nuisance barker and rarely has accidents. She is almost fully house trained.

Other Dogs

Brownie is very social with other dogs. Before being transported to us she was fostered with multiple dogs, she made a bunch of new friends at the shelter, and is now in a local foster home with 2 dogs.

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested.

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Flynn

1 and a half year-old, 44 lb. male
Lab Mix

Flynn is a happy-go-lucky kid. He’s excited to meet any new person to greet them with kisses and invite them to play.

He is a young, enthusiastic boy so he will jump up on you to say hello. He’ll need some manners training to help him with that but he is so eager to please that we predict training this pup should be easy.

Even though Flynn would rather be out in our play yard meeting new humans and playing with his dog buddy, he is still well-behaved in his crate. He never barks!

Flynn will be the perfect addition to a family looking for an adventure partner by day and snuggle pal by night.

Other Dogs

Flynn is dog friendly - he has a BFF at the shelter now who he loves to wrestle and play chase with.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Bo

3-year-old, 35 lb. male
Hound mix

Bo is a sweet & sensitive boy.

Bo is initially nervous to leave his crate (it is his safe space!) but once he is in the yard, he finds comfort in his dog pals and loves to give kisses to the volunteers.

While he may come off as shy at first, he is secretly a cuddler! He will gently jump up on you to give you kisses or patiently wait sitting at your feet until you show him some love.

He loves to play fetch with a rope toy.

Bo may need a little bit of patience at first while he gets settled in, but he is going to make a great little companion for a special person or family.

Other Dogs

Bo loves other dogs. He's quickly made new friends here that he loves to play chase with. He really comes out of his shell when other dogs are around and would love a dog sibling to show him the way.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Bramble

7-year-old, 65 lb. female
Foxhound

How do we explain sweet Bramble girl…Bramble honestly hasn’t had the best life. She was previously used for breeding at one hunting club, then transferred to a second hunting club, then dumped at a high-intake shelter when she was too old and no longer “useful” to them.

Bramble is a little reserved right now, which is understandable with all of the changes in her life. We’re still getting to know this sweetheart but she shows us a little more of her personality every day. So far, it appears that Bramble doesn’t like to be outside too much. She is more of your indoor, couch-potato-type dog. We think she has rightfully earned it!

Bramble is looking for someone who will show her what it’s like to be a loved family member. Even after everything she has been through, her tail still wags and she still sneaks sweet kisses to the volunteers.

Other Dogs

Bramble is dog friendly. She doesn't engage in play yet but she's happy to coexist with dogs of all ages and sizes.

Cats

No cats

Cruiser

2-year-old, 56 lb. male
Terrier/Lab Mix

Anyone looking for a 55 lb. lap dog is looking for Cruise! He is a chill hunk who likes to spend his time relaxing in volunteers’ laps and giving us kisses.

He is wonderful in his crate while he waits patiently for his turn outside. He doesn’t have accidents and is quiet for most of the day.

Cruiser is a great listener. He knows how to sit and is so gentle when taking treats out of your hand. He’s a polite dog who doesn’t jump up on you for attention.

Even though he is pretty laid-back, he still loves to play fetch or tug of war with a rope toy.

Cruiser is uncomfortable around kiddos. He would like an all-adult forever home.

Other Dogs

We're still assessing Cruiser with other pups. He is perfectly fine with other dogs passing by his crate and gets excited to meet dogs on leash. But when the other dog tries to play with him, he gets uncomfortable. He may prefer dogs who are laid back but we're still working on figuring out exactly what he likes or doesn't like.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Denver

3-year-old, 46 lb. male
Hound

Denver is an outgoing, well-natured boy. Before he was transported to us, he spent time in a great foster home. They reported that he walks pretty well on a leash (could use a little bit of improvement but he’s at a good starting point!), he didn’t have accidents in their home and was friendly with their young children (4.5 and 7 years old) though he did want to steal their toys 😂 

Denver was treated for heartworm so he is on a limited exercise plan for a few weeks. He is leash walked in our yard and not able to fully play yet. We can tell that he really wants to play and zoom around the yard but he is being so patient in the meantime.

When Denver is crated, he doesn’t bark and is non-reactive toward dogs passing by.

Other Dogs

Denver is dog friendly.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Monty

7-year-old, 32 lb. male
Beagle Mix

Monty is a sweet gentleman.

He made his way to Lighthouse after his owner passed away. He was understandably confused when he first arrived here but he’s really come out of his shell and settled in nicely. He’s shown us that he has a big personality for a little guy! He loves belly rubs, will give sweet kisses, and likes to play with his dog buddies.

Monty is well-behaved in his crate. He sometimes gets a little worked up when there is a lot of commotion but settles down and occupies himself with a toy.

He likes to play and go on walks (he is in great shape for his age!) but he also enjoys just hanging out with you. He’ll lay next to you for hours on the couch!

Other Dogs

Monty will likely do best in a home that already has another dog for him to hang out with (preferably one that isn't on the dominant side). He is a little insecure so having a dog to be his "leader" would make Monty happy.

Cats

Cat-friendly

Gem

5-year-old, 62 lb. female
Hound

Gem’s name suits her perfectly. She just a sweet, happy girl.

She has a really nice energy level. When out in our play yard, her tail never stops wagging. She loves to zoom around the yard with her best dog friend and take in all of the smells with her hound nose!

When indoors in her crate, she doesn’t make a peep. She doesn’t mind when other dogs pass her kennel and just relaxes until it’s her turn to go outside.

Gem is currently around 60 lb. but she needs to lose a few pounds. Don’t tell her we told you that though…

Other Dogs

Dog friendly

Cats

Unknown - She can be tested

Ruby

2-year-old, 42 lb. female
Hound

Ruby is as sweet as they come.

She loves attention from the humans but isn’t the type to jump up for attention. She is a polite girl!

She loves to be outdoors playing with her dog pal or throwing a rope toy around.

She is great in her crate –  She never makes a sound. She is a quiet hound!

Other Dogs

Dog friendly

Cats

Unknown - She can be tested

Spirit

6-year-old, 34 lb. female
Beagle Mix

Spirit is a spunky cuddle bug. She has no idea what “personal space” means. Once you’re in Spirit’s circle, she is glued to your side. She will follow you around the yard until you get to her level. Then she will proceed to tackle you (in the most loving way) and bombard you with kisses.

Spirit doesn’t have accidents in her crate and is generally quiet until she sees her favorite people walking by…then she will let you know that she’d rather be out of her crate for a cuddle or play session. She is a very loyal pup!

Other Dogs

Spirit loves other dogs. When she really gets going she loves to do zoomies around the yard, play chase with her dog friends, and wrestle. She is a little spitfire! She would like to live with another dog or with a family who will socialize her with other pups often.

Cats

Cat friendly

Chicken!

1-year-old, 55 lb. male
Mixed Breed

Chicken is an athletic, active guy. Anyone looking for an adventure partner? Chicken is your pup!

He’s super playful and loves to play tug or fetch. Rope toys seem to be his favorite so far but this guy isn’t picky – He’s just down for a good time.

Once he’s played for awhile, he will settle down, plop in your lap, and give kisses.

Chicken knows how to sit. He will need further obedience training as his favorite way to greet you is by jumping. He is food motivated and eager to please so we don’t think training Chicken will be too tough. Until he learns how to be a polite boy, he shouldn’t live with small children but teenagers who are used to lively pups would probably enjoy having Chicken as a play buddy.

Other Dogs

Chicken is dog friendly. Before his transport to MA, he played with multiple dogs in West Virginia. Now that he's here at our shelter, he's quickly made a new dog friend - he loves to play chase, wrestle, and share the doggie pool.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Einstein

2 and a half year old, 60 lb. male
Lab Mix

Einstein is the kind of dog you just want to show off to all of your friends.

He is active and fun, incredibly silly with a tennis ball, bounces around the play yard, rolls over for a belly rub, etc… But when it’s time for him to settle down and crate up, he doesn’t make a peep and has zero accidents.

Einstein is ready for his forever people who will be just as fun and adventurous as he is. He greets everyone with a big hug (yeah, you might want to work on his obedience training) but he does know how to sit so far.

This boy also loves the water! He enjoys playing in the doggie pool.

Other Dogs

Einstein loves other dogs - He will do best with dogs who are up for some exuberant play.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

Marleigh

3 and a half year old, 55 lb. female
Lab Mix

Marleigh is a medium-energy, sweet, expressive pup. When she meets new people, she immediately runs up to them crying out of pure excitement. She is a social butterfly and doesn’t think anyone is a stranger.

She was in a foster home before she was transported to our shelter. Her foster reported that Marleigh has nice leash manners and she didn’t have accidents in the house. Marleigh is very well crate trained. She doesn’t bark, whine, or have accidents in her crate.

Marleigh knows a few commands already! She will sit, give both paws, and lay down. She is treat motivated and eager to make everyone around her happy.

When you first meet Marleigh, you will notice her fierce desire to be as close to you as possible. This involves jumping up on you for attention so she will need some manners training but once she burns off her initial excitement, she is incredibly sweet and just wants a belly rub.

Other Dogs

Dog friendly - She was fostered with dogs.

Cats

Unknown - she can be tested

Winston

3-4 year old, 55 lb. male
Mixed Breed

Winston is a wiggly, always-happy dog.

He loves to be outdoors playing with toys, the volunteers, and his best dog friend.

He is an active boy so he’d love to find his forever adventure partner. He went to a local dog-friendly brewery with one of our volunteers and he was well-behaved on leash and loved meeting new people.

When he’s in the yard with his dog pal, he comes off as high energy but when you spend time with him one-on-one, he settles down nicely and enjoys a good snuggle.

Other Dogs

Dog friendly - He has a best friend at our shelter now who he likes to play chase and wrestle with.

Cats

Unknown - he can be tested

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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