Ally is a very special girl. I pulled her from a local shelter in SC and fostered her while she waited for her heart worm treatment. Ally was sweet and calm, loved affection and listened to commands. She went on to be fostered in two other homes while she received her 2 month treatment and was a beloved foster dog in each home. One even considered adopting her but chose to continue fostering for us.

Ally headed north to her forever home and found a lovely couple who cared for her, provided exercise and did basic training with her. Sadly, Ally took the lead in the house and began resource guarding and claiming the couch as her own. Ally has been evaluated by our behaviorist as well as a trusted trainer who specializes in this area and we are happy to report that she just needs a leader (as all dogs do) who will give her boundaries and implement rules in the house. Fifteen minute training exercises have helped Ally realize that she is not the head of the house.

Ally is around two years old, 55lbs, crate-trained and housebroken and would prefer a home without children and an owner who will continue these exercises and bring her back to the submissive girl she innately is. She is doing well at her foster home and adheres to the routine they have created. Being with her foster brother has allowed Ally to get out the energy she was likely holding-in and she is walking beautifully on the leash. Ally would be a great second dog. Located in CT.

Steve is a LARGE 70lb lab/Dane mix who is packing on about 15 much-needed pounds after escaping death at Harris County Shelter in Houston. This is a shelter we pull from as much as possible because it fills up with black dogs and they are first to go down in Texas. Steve was given a little extra time because of his personality and demeanor which is illustrated in his video below. We believe he is about 2 years old, walks well on his no-pull leash and is crate-trained. He attaches to his person and would like a large couch to lie on. Steve is a low-key guy but is working on his jumping manners and needs a strong leader . He will only be adopted out to a strong leader who will continue to put in the work needed to give Steve the confidence with new people. Located in TX. 

Reggie is a GORGEOUS six year old lab mix who was dumped at an LA shelter. She had little chance of getting out alive as a "senior" black dog. Luckily, LBDR was able to welcome her. Reggie is in boarding and coming into her own. She is relaxing and even enjoying being a dog who is able to run, play and feel safe. Reggie will be a great girl for a lucky family and we will arrive after her HW treatment in at the end of March.

Regina (Reggie)

Winslow is a very special boy. Terrified at the shelter after being dumped, Winslow would cower in the corner of his kennel and shake. LBDR pulled him and we are THRILLED to have this guy as part of the rescue. At 42lbs and around two years old, Winslow has a quiet energy, loves kids and cats and adores other dogs. He is likely a beagle/blue tick mix, submissive, would be a perfect second dog as he likes the company or a GREAT companion dog to someone who enjoys lots of cuddles and having a shadow. Winslow is located in SC.

Velvet was about to be put down before Thanksgiving in a rural South Texas shelter. A volunteer (who was "ashamed" to be from a town that killed so many dogs) reached out to me and asked if we would take her because she is a special girl. Velvet is a black, 6/7 year old, 38lb female mix who is HW positive so she had 3 strikes against her. This girl  is kid-tested, loves to play with other dogs her own size or larger and loves her people. She would do best in a cat-free home. Velvet has been described as, "the perfect dog" who puts her paw on you when she is close-by and just wants to be a companion. She is a calm, loving girl who deserves a forever home! Located in SC. 



Doce (12 in Spanish)

This litter of three puppies were stuck in a shelter in LA when LBDR was contacted. They are 14 weeks old, under 20lbs, and precious. Maisie is the black pup and the yellow two are the boys. They will need an adopter who is available to give them the care and training the need and will ready for adoption at the end of February.


Maisie, Mason and Miles

Doce (formerly Flower) was adopted from LBDR nine months ago by a lovely woman who named her "Doce" because she was her 12th dog. Sadly, her owner passed suddenly and we are looking for her forever home! Doce is 2 years old, 42lbs, has hair rather than fur and is an absolute sweetheart! She is great with kids, dogs and even wants to play with cats. Doce will be a great family pup! Located in SC.