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Isaiah is 4/5 months old,  35lbs and appears to be a Dane mix and is gentle and sweet. He loves other dogs and is great with kids. Ideal family dog.

Sammie is looking for her forever home. She was adopted in September and sadly, just returned. Sammie is a special little dog who needs to be treated like a large dog. This means that she doesn't want to be moved off of the couch, have a coat put on, or be picked up without warning.  She needs time to trust her person. Sammie was so matted when she was rescued that she was unable to defecate. We found out that she has a luxated patella which means that her knee joint can become loose and sore which can make her self-protective but a round of anti-inflammatories brings her joyful self back. Our behaviorist explained that Sammie just needs her space and to feel confident as well have LEADERSHIP so she knows she is not in charge.  Often, little dogs are considered "cute" and don't get the corrections they needs when barking at strangers or other dogs. Sammie needs boundaries and space. She is cat-like in her desire to cuddle and have her belly rubbed when she feels like it.  Everyone who meets Sammie falls in love with her.  She loves other dogs (but likes to be the queen) and will invite them to play tug of war with her. Sammie is calm, quiet and enjoys a good nap in a cozy spot. She is about 6 years old, 10lbs and would like a home with kids over 10 and would be an IDEAL companion dog. She has an affinity for young men!



Lulu is a 3 year old terrier mix, well-trained and dog-friendly but people-centered. She LOVES and prefers men and will be a great companion dog. She was living in fear at her past home and is more confident every day. She will take patience and time and continued training to trust and would prefer a quiet home. She will stick with her male human so she is not ideal for a female adopter. Lulu is very smart,  learns quickly, she loves to go for walks and is excellent on a leash. She loves playtime with her person and will fetch  until you get tired or just play independently with her rope toy. She is vocal and will have a full conversation with you!  Lulu is house trained and isn't destructive at all.   The ideal adopter will have plenty of patience and will work to guide her in the right direction as she becomes more comfortable with new humans. She responds best to a strong, experienced leader who gives her the attention and uses commands she already knows.  If she is unsure, she can be dog selective but will cower if afraid.  She can be  possessive of her toys but her foster has been working with her and she has made huge progress (see video).
Lulu is being fostered with two dogs and engages in the yard but rarely inside the house. She prefers a home without cats and kids over 10 years.

Trapper is a 3-5 year old cattle dog/Heeler who loves his people! He is truly a companion dog. Trapper was running loose in SC when his foot was caught in a Coyote trap. Somehow he was freed and animal control picked him and his canine friend up to bring to the shelter. Trapper was set to be euthanized because of his medial issue but LBDR reached out to those sad eyes and brought him to safety. His wound has healed and he has great range of motion. Trapper loves to run and go  to the dogs park to meet new friends. He is learning what it means to be an inside dog and is crate-training to prevent chewing of soft things that are not dog toys. He is unsure of some new people but when told "you are fine", he relaxes. He is very well-trained and knows to wait, sit and lie down. If you tell him "no", he submits rightaway. He likes dogs his own size and barks when he plays. He would like a home where someone is around during the day and enjoys a warm bed to sleep in. He is a sweetheart who deserves to be a house pet and not a herding dog who lives outdoors. 

Tommy is between 1-2 years old, 30lbs and loves other dogs.  He appears to be a lab mix (maybe terrier). Tommy loves to play but is also happy to snooze on the couch.  He will make any family lucky to have him!

 "Foster-To-Adopt" pups are those who are vetted, have been in boarding or foster homes in the South and will be matched with potential families in other areas. They will travel to those families and spend one week in their home before making the adoption final. 



Mama Helen

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