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Available ~ Greer
Beautiful Greer, with the soulful eyes, is a Black Lab/Hound/Great Dane mix. She is estimated by the vet to be between 2-3 years old and she currently weighs 60 lbs. Greer is a tall girl and her weight when rescued is way too thin for her frame (she will probably be more in the 80 lb+ range when at a healthy weight.) Greer was most likely dumped in a rural section of SC, and wandered up to a home in the area. Despite being full of milk, and a few searches of the area, Greer’s puppies were not with her, and she made no attempt to lead anyone to puppies. We suspect the puppies were probably kept to be sold, and Greer was dumped. This beautiful girl deserved way better then that, and NELR stepped in to help her (with a wonderful network of special people who played a huge role in the start of her journey with us.) Greer is house-trained and crate trained, and sleeps in her crate at night. She is a very very sweet, gentle girl, who does very well with her foster’s young 5 year old son. Greer is also completely dog friendly, but cat friendliness has not been tested. Greer is low to medium energy at the present time, and loves to snooze on the sofa both with humans and the other dogs in her foster home. Sadly, Greer is heartworm positive and will be treated for that before she is able to come up to New England. Greer will be spayed, up-to-date on all her vaccines and microchipped. At the present time, Greer does have some hair loss in spots, but she has tested negative for mange and ringworm. The vet has her on two different antibiotics, and now with being fed properly, we expect her fur loss to resolve fairly quickly. We expect Greer to arrive in New England in October.
Available ~ Oakley
Available ~ Lucy
Available ~ Tad
Tad is an active boy, who loves to play with his toys, and loves romping around with other dogs. He is very dog friendly and has also done well around children, but cat friendliness is unknown at this time.
Tad would love an active family who will provide him with exercise and playtime activities! He is a complete love and very friendly, but he is still young and will need his training to continue once he arrives to his new family. He is already crate trained and will go in his crate with the word “kennel.” He is also learning to sit, responds to his name, and comes when called.
Tad is heartworm negative, microchipped, and up-to-date on his vaccines. We will update his bio further as his foster provides further assessments. Tad is scheduled to arrive in New England in mid October.
Available ~ Ally
Ally and her siblings are very friendly and seem to have been nicely socialized so far. They adore people and are active playful puppies.
Ally will be up-to-date on her age appropriate vaccines and microchipped. She is estimated to arrive in New England around the end of October.
More photos coming soon!
Available ~ Chevy
This gorgeous boy is very people friendly & dog friendly, however he does have a prey drive and will chase small animals/critters. Chevy is seeking a home with NO cats and NO farm type settings please.
We suspect that Chevy has spent his entire life outdoors, so his foster will be helping him to polish up his house-training/pottying skills and his indoor manners. Chevy absolutely loves human attention and is completely ball crazy…you will be his best friend for life if you play fetch with him!
Chevy weighs 75 lbs and is currently working on his leash training with his foster family. He does not appear to have had many walks in his life, and is a puller right now, so this will need to continue to be worked on by his new family. Chevy absolutely love car rides and will jump right into the car! His foster family is taking him out to different places and stores, and he loves to meet new people!
Chevy is heartworm negative, neutered, up-to-date on his yearly vaccines, and will be microchipped. He will be arriving in New England in mid October.
Available ~ Moses
Moses is on the shy/timid side right now. He has spent most of his life in a yard by himself, seemingly without a lot of attention, but he does warm up to new people fairly quickly. He is also good with children.
Moses loves to play with his tennis ball and enjoys his walks. He does pull a bit on the leash, but his foster family is working on correcting this, and they are already seeing progress with each walk. Moses is crate trained and appears to be house-trained. He was marking in his new foster home, but this was prior to his neuter.
Moses can be a bit of an escape artist and can easily go over a 4-1/2 foot fence, so he will need a securely fenced yard with a 6 foot fence. Additionally, although he is good with children of all ages, due to his timidness, we will be looking for a family with older children 10+; as the younger kiddos may not be as careful with closing doors and gates…and if left open, Moses could very well bolt.
Sadly Moses is heartworm positive, but he will be treated in SC before heading up to New England in mid November. Moses is neutered, up-to-date with his vaccines and microchipped.
Available ~ Eric
Eric is outgoing and very playful, as would be expected from a dog his age.However in spite of his energy level, he is also well mannered. He has been to a few rescue events down South, and when his handler was busy, he was content to sit and wait patiently while she was busy with other tasks. Eric is a smart boy who we believe will pick up training quickly. He is eager to please and absolutely loves attention from humans of all ages…he soaks it up!
Eric is extremely dog friendly and loves playing with his canine buddies, but cat friendliness is unknown at this time. He has a beautiful sleek black coat and a very expressive face. He is ready for a family to call his very own!
Eric is heartworm negative, up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered, and will be microchipped. He is expected to arrive in New England the first weekend of November.
Available ~ Bridei
This handsome guy is a kid at heart, who loves to play, loves to have fun, and loves to steal a kiss when you are not looking. Bridei is very social and outgoing, and was one of the most popular dogs at the shelter, with the volunteers. He is active and medium to high energy, so he does require a lot of exercise and playtime. A physically fenced in yard would be ideal for Bridei to run around in.
It is hard to tell from the photos, but Bridei sports a dark chocolate and black swirled coat. He is a smaller framed 1-2 year old lab mix, weighing only 47 lbs. He is heartworm negative, neutered, and up-to-date on all his vaccines.
Bridei LOVES everyone, and is good with children over about 6 yrs old (he was even featured in a video playing dress up with one of the shelter volunteer’s daughter.) He is a bit bouncy in his play though, so he might knock the toddlers down.
This handsome boy would make a wonderful addition to an active family. He loves to be in the middle of things, and would love a family to take him on long walks, maybe hiking, etc…just enjoying various activities with his eventual new family. Bridei will require some further leash training and lots of exercise! He is more the life of the party type of guy, as opposed to a couch potato, at his young age.
Bridei is house-trained, sleeps on his dog bed at night, LOVES to be petted, is very generous with his kisses, and loves his meals!
If you are interested in welcoming Bridei into your family, please apply to adopt at the link below:
Available ~ Lacey
Lacey is ready to find her forever family, and she is at the perfect age to start her training and learn her manners.
Lacey will be up-to-date on her age appropriate vaccines and microchipped. She is expected to head to New England around the very beginning of November.
Available ~ Baylee
Since recovering from her pregnancy and spay, Baylee is quite agile and enjoys being active. She would be great for someone looking for a dog to train for agility or looking for a hiking partner. With her agility though comes the knowledge that she will jump right over shorter fences, so she will need a securely fenced yard (6 foot tall) to play in.
Baylee is very dog friendly and seems to be learning a lot from the other dogs in her foster home. She does seem to prefer dogs her own size, and would do best in a home with another friendly large sized dog. She is submissive to other dogs and is still learning how to play with them. Her foster Mom does feel that she is a little too interested/too active for the kitties though, so she is looking for a NO cats home.
Baylee is still somewhat timid, but gaining confidence every day; however younger children do make her nervous, so her ideal forever home will have no little ones. She does great with teenagers though and is in a foster home with two teens. No kids or kids 14+ would be ideal for her needs. Baylee is still very young and very puppyish, so an active person/family would be perfect…she needs her exercise!
Baylee is house-trained and crate-trained. She also enjoys car rides, but does become nervous when a big rig or loud motorcycle comes near the car.
Baylee absolutely loves to cuddle, and loves her chew toys. She seems to prefer women, but also loves her teenage human foster brother. Her foster Mom notes that she is terrified of men/boys wearing baseball caps or removing them…most likely from a bad past experience in her short life; but she is coming around with each and every passing day. She has made amazing strides with her confidence just in the time she has been with her foster family. She also had no training at all when she first arrived, she didn’t seem to know a single command, but she is also being taught these as well. She will also try to bolt out of doors early on, before she bonds with her human. Once she is bonded, she wants to be right by your side at all times.
Baylee is a sweet playful girl who can finally just enjoying being a dog and having fun. With a little more training, she will make someone a wonderful companion. She may have had a rough start during her first year of life, but she will know nothing but love from here on out.
Baylee is spayed, up-to-date on her vaccines, and will be completing her heartworm treatment before she heads to New England. Her arrival is still to be determined, but we estimate her arriving during the holidays.
Available ~ Leah
Despite Leah’s initial anxiety about being inside a home verses just being left outdoors alone and kenneled, she is fabulous in the home now! She went from a girl who would not go inside and had to be leashed to the foster’s dog to actually get her to follow him inside, then to being terrified of even passing through doorways in the home…to a girl who now hangs out on the couch, has never had an accident in the home from day one, never bothers anything she shouldn’t be touching, doesn’t chew, doesn’t counter surf, doesn’t get into trash, she is a very polite house guest in her current foster home!
Leah most likely spent her young life in an outdoor kennel, which our vet believes she constantly gnawed on. Due to that, her front teeth are completely ground down to the gum line and one canine tooth is broken off. She also has already had cherry eye surgery, but it did not take, and will need to be done again. Lastly, she has already been treated for her heartworm disease. Due to her heartworm treatment, she can not undergo further surgery on her eye and teeth until after January. We will discuss this future surgery need further, with potential applicants.
Leah has transformed from a girl in pretty rough physical condition, to a complete beauty. Her fur is now shiny and glossy looking, and she has gained the weight she needed (she weighs just under 60 lbs now.)
Leah is 100% dog friendly and it will be a requirement that she is adopted to a family with another calm dog. She adores people now, but a doggie buddy gives her more confidence. She is great with dogs of all sizes and ages. Leah is also completely cat friendly and shows zero interest in the kitties in her foster home. Lastly Leah has also been tested around kids from the ages of 3 to 16. We recommend a more quiet laid back home for her, with older kids, but if there are younger visitors from time to time, she did exceptionally well with a very active 3 year old boy who she cuddled right up to.
Leah is still “jumpy,” startles easily, and probably always will be. If you drop something, she will jump. If there is a sudden loud noise she will also jump. Leah has been wearing a thundershirt, which in her case, has helped tremendously…she is far more relaxed and just a happy girl now, who is learning that she will only be treated with kindness from here on out, will always have her meals each day, and is very treat motivated…she will work that “sit” for as many treats as she can get! No matter where she is in the house if she hears someone say “sit” (to another dog in the home,) Leah will come running to show her sitting skills
Leah is just a sweatheart! Yes she will need to be given the time to bond to her new family, but once bonded to you, she will be your best friend for life!
Leah is spayed, microchipped, up-to-date on all her vaccines, and has been heartworm treated. Her future medical needs will include dental surgery and another eye surgery for her cherry eye.
Available ~ Holden
Lots of fun lab here! Holden is a big goofy bear who loves being part of the action and loves attention. A happy, friendly fellow, he enjoys the company of other dogs. Holden is a strong, very steady walker, who will need a bit of leash work. His disposition is perfectly suited for kids, who can help keep him stimulated and dodge his playful romping around!
Holden is a very social, interactive lab, daily walks in the neighborhood or on the trails, or a home pre-stocked with another dog would be pure nirvana for this busy, kissy guy. He’s a smile maker, no doubt and a lot of fun to hang out with! However NO CATS please!
Holden is a big puppy! His look, his personality just screams cute puppy!
Holden is heartworm negative, microchipped, neutered, and up-to-date on his vaccines. He is scheduled to arrive in New England in mid November.
Available ~ Dominique
Dominique is an energetic, playful girl with long lean lines. She loves to run, and is a bouncy, happy girl who just loves people. She makes friends quickly and once she does, she will stick to your side like glue!
Dominique is a lab through and through. Very fun and friendly. She is dog friendly, but is initially more cautious in meeting other dogs. Once proper introductions have been made, she is happy to hang out with them. To date she has not been playful with other dogs, but completely fine with them, and prefers to sit back and take in all the action. However, Dominique is very playful with humans during 1:1 time with them. Dominique is beautiful, and has lots of love to share!
Dominique came into the shelter with Damon, who we believe is either her littermate, or they at least lived in the same home. They do not have to be adopted together.
Dominique is heartworm negative, spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on her yearly vaccines. She will be arriving in New England in mid November.
Available ~ Reb
He has not been exposed to cats but due to his high prey drive for smaller animals he probably would not do well with cats. Also, because of Reb’s size, we would prefer a family without children under 10.
Reb is crate trained and he likes his crate. When he gets excited he will try to grab something, a large dog bed, a blanket, his toys, anything he can find and drag it into the crate with him even if it’s bigger than the crate. Many times you will just find him curled up in his blanket in his crate sleeping. He is very smart and learns quickly but does have a hard time remembering what he needs to do if he thinks he is going outside to play. He also still needs some leash work.
Reb is uptodate on all vaccines, neutered, HW- and micro chipped. Reb is a great pet and looking for his forever home to love him.
Adoption Pending ~ Kodiak
Kodiak was definitely someone’s pet, as he is potty trained and knows basic commands. His foster describes him as the perfect house guest, who is very friendly with everyone, both adults and children. Kodiak is also dog and cat friendly. He also very much enjoys any activities which include water and swimming.
Sadly Kodiak is Heartworm Positive and being treated. He is already neutered and up-to-date on his vaccines. He will be arriving in New England in late October.
Adoption Pending ~ Buddie
Buddie is estimated to be about 7 years old and he weighs 70 lbs. This gentle boy is very laid back, lower energy, and he just loves everyone, especially men…he seems to really enjoy hanging out with the male humans in his foster family, and bonding over a great football game Male or female though, Buddie just loves people and wants to be with them. He is also great with kids and with other dogs. Cat friendliness is unknown at this time.
Buddie is heartworm negative, neutered, and up-to-date on all his age appropriate vaccines.
Buddie’s tail is always wagging and he is a sheer joy to spend time with. Buddie is looking for a Buddy of his very own…if that is you, please fill out an application today! Buddie will be arriving in New England the weekend of 9/20.
Adoption Pending ~ Duke
Duke is a complete teddy bear who will shower you with kisses. He is also 90% potty trained and rides well in the car. However, although he has clearly been an inside dog, he has never been taught even the simplest of commands, like “sit” or “stay” or even “no.” He also needs leash work, and at this point, he will walk you, instead of the other way around. However, Duke is VERY food motivated (more on that later!) and he is with a great foster family who will be working on teaching him his manners, basic commands, and working with him on the leash.
Duke has a very laid back personality, is dog friendly and as noted LOVES people. However, Duke is not a fan of the kitties, and it will be an absolute requirement that his new home NOT have cats. Duke is very good with the other dogs in his foster home, but due to his size, we recommend that another dog in his forever home not be a small sized breed (i.e not cat sized.) He does best with medium to large sized dogs.
As mentioned, Duke is very food motivated, in fact we think he spends all of his time when he is not sleeping, looking for food! His foster family is already working on this, but he will currently counter and table surf, would probably go straight for any trash barrels if he had access to them, and tries to investigate every closet and cabinet in the home to see if they contain food items! He is not destructive in the home, in that he does not chew on things he shouldn’t, but he is constantly on the hunt for any food items.
Despite needing the training mentioned above, which he will be receiving over the next two months (and we will update his progress in his bio,) Duke is a true love. Yes “older” dogs can learn new “tricks” and we know with a little work, Duke is going to be a fantastic companion! He is a boy you fall instantly in love with, but who needs some polishing up on his manners. For the most part, he just wants to hang out in the house with you (he prefers being inside over being outdoors,) but we wouldn’t recommend him making a great dinner party guest at this moment in time However, as his foster Mom said, with a little training, he is going to make someone an awesome new family member.
Duke is neutered, up-to-date on his yearly vaccines, will be heartworm treated, and will be microchipped, before heading to Maine in late November.
Lastly, Duke is currently being treated for a yeast infection in his ears, which has spread through his body. He is on meds and a medicated lotion for that as of 9/29.
Adoption Pending ~ Marina / Koda
Marina will need to start her puppy classes to learn her basic commands and bond with her family. She currently gets so excited to see her people, that she jumps up to greet you. This is being worked on by her foster, and her puppy classes will also help.
This little cutie is up-to-date with her vaccines and will be arriving in New England in late September.
Adoption Pending ~ Cocoa
Cocoa is an absolute sweetheart! He is completely house & crate trained, is not much of a barker, and is very good natured and laid back. He is also very dog friendly with dogs of all sizes, adores people, enjoys his toys, seems to be cat friendly as well (his foster has two cats and he does not chase them…he has also been seen cuddling right up next to one of them for a nap.)
Cocoa enjoys hanging on the couch and cuddling with his humans. He does love his walks, but due to his past injury, he would not be a dog you could jog with or take on demanding hikes…instead, nice relaxing strolls are on the agenda, and just what Cocoa loves and needs.
Cocoa is heartworm negative, neutered, up-to-date on all his vaccines, and will be microchipped, before heading to New England in mid October.
Adoption Pending ~ Alex
Alex and his siblings are very friendly and seem to have been nicely socialized so far. They adore people and are active playful puppies.
Alex will be up-to-date on his age appropriate vaccines and microchipped. He is estimate to arrive in New England towards the end of October.
More photos coming soon!
Adoption Pending ~ Aiden
Aiden and his siblings are very friendly and seem to have been nicely socialized so far. They adore people and are active playful puppies.
Aiden will be up-to-date on his age appropriate vaccines and microchipped. He is estimate to arrive in New England towards the end of October.
Adoption Pending ~ Pilar
Pilar was surrendered with her daughter Rosa by their owner who could no longer care for them (Rosa was already adopted and is not an NELR rescue.)
Pilar is 3 years old, spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on her yearly vaccines. She will be arriving in New England on 11/2.
Adoption Pending ~ Addie
Addie and her siblings are very friendly and seem to have been nicely socialized so far. They adore people and are active playful puppies.
Addie will be up-to-date on her age appropriate vaccines and microchipped. She is estimated to arrive in New England around the end of October.
More photos coming soon!