New England Lab Rescue
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Available ~ Dixie
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What a beauty! Our very sweet Dixie, with the heart-melting ever present smile, was surrendered to a NC shelter with her brother (he was also rescued by a different rescue.) The siblings were surrendered by the vet of a very elderly couple, who could no longer handle two large dogs.

Dixie is a 6 year old Lab/Hound mix who weighs 68 lbs. Dixie is already spayed, heartworm negative, and up to date on all her vaccines.

Dixie did live outside in a pen for much of her life, but she quickly adapted to home life, thanks to her great foster family. She does very well in the house, seems to love everyone, and bonds quickly to her people. She adores her foster Mom, and follows her everywhere.

Dixie is an incredibly sweet girl who is dog friendly, but she is not a fan of the kitties, so she will need a NO CATS home. Dixie never had a lot of interactions with children, so although she is nothing but friendly, we recommend children over 10+

Dixie has been working on her leash skills, and is doing well. She is not a puller at all, but she does tend to crisscross in front of you. She does not appear to have been walked regularly, but she enjoys her walks now.

Dixie is a low to medium energy girl and a great snuggler…her foster Mom describes her as an absolute love! This gentle and beautiful girl is just fantastic! If interested in welcoming this sweetheart into your family, please fill out an adoption application today!

Dixie is already in New England!

Available ~ Brent
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Please meet the very stunning Brent (nicknamed “Stallion” by the shelter!) Brent is a male lab mix, estimated to be between 2-3 years old. He is heartworm negative, and will be neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on all of his vaccines prior to adoption. Brent is a handsome jet black boy with a shiny fur coat. He is playful, very friendly, and walks nicely on his leash. Brent is dog friendly, but a wee bit too interested in chasing the kitties, so he will be looking for a home with NO CATS. Brent is a big, strong boy, who will need regular exercise to be at his best. He is on the active side, so a busy person or family who will include him in the fun, would be perfect for this guy! In addition, Brent would probably excel with some training classes, which would be a great bonding experience for his new person/family. Brent will be packing his bags and heading to New England in a few weeks!

Available ~ Greer
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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 ~ Owen
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Looking for fun puppy escapades and lots of laughs, please meet Owen! Owen is estimated to be 4-5 months old and he has beautiful coloring to his fur, mostly a whitish tone, with golden highlights on his back area. Mr. Owen is a typical, happy, playful puppy; so playful that he decided to play in the mud before his photo shoot! The marks on his front paws are not darker colored fur spots, they are mud! Owen does have one very small bald spot above his eye that tested positive for Demodex mange (non contagious.) He is already being treated for that, and it should be well on its’ way to resolving by the time he arrives. Owen will be up-to-date on his age appropriate vaccines, neutered, and microchipped, before he makes his way to New England in early September.

Available ~ Gizelle
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Gizelle is a beautiful chocolate girl, who gave birth to three puppies about 14-15 weeks ago (she is Mom to Liza, Lorna & Vincent, also in the rescue.) Gizelle is estimated to be 3 years old and she is heartworm negative. Gizelle is described as a very friendly, very nice girl. She gets along well with other dogs, but cat friendliness is unknown at this time. Gizelle is currently staying in a sanctuary type environment, so we won’t know her house manners until she arrives up in New England. Her past is of course unknown, but her chocolate fur is not sun-bleached, as it would be if she had been left or chained out in the sun. She was most likely either an inside dog at some point or she was in a covered kennel, before she ended up in a high kill shelter. Gizelle will be spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on all her vaccines before she travels to New England in mid September.

Available ~ Lorna
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Beautiful Lorna is the third of Gizelle’s puppies. She is estimated to be about 14-15 weeks old, and she is the sister of Vincent & Liza. Lorna is mostly black, with a wider white chest plate then her sister, and all of her toes are tipped in white. Lorna is a happy, active, typical puppy, who will make a wonderful companion for a lucky family! Lorna will be spayed, up-to-date on all her age-appropriate vaccines, and microchipped, before heading to New England in mid September.

Available ~ Remy
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Remy is estimated to be between 1-2 years old. This handsome boy with the happy smile, barely escaped death due to his Heartworm Positive status. You see the shelter Remy was in does not allow the public to see the HW+ dogs, so his only way out was for a 501c3 Rescue to pull him. Remy had his freedom ride, is safe, and is currently undergoing heartworm treatment.

Although on the more quiet shy side, everyone who meets Remy reports that he is just a doll! Remy LOVES people, is good with children, appears to be house/potty trained, and is just an all around sweet guy. He very much enjoys being petted, and will also lay on his back to play a game of patty cake with your hands!

Remy is reported to be dog friendly, but he did grumble a bit at another male foster dog (neither had been neutered at that time yet.) However, with a firm no from his foster, he immediately stopped and did not do it again. Remy may just enjoy the ladies better, and would do best in a home with another female dog instead, or be the king of his own castle as the only dog in the home. Cat friendliness is unknown and will not be able to be tested for while Remy is in SC.

Remy will be treated for his heartworm disease, neutered, microchipped, and be up-to-date on all his yearly vaccines, before heading to New England in very early October.

Available ~ Aspen
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Beautiful Aspen found herself in a high kill shelter at the tender age of what her former owner reported to be 8 months old. She was reportedly surrendered, after being adopted as a very young puppy, and outgrowing the apartment rules regarding weight limits for the residents’ dogs. This is the “story” that we were given, however, the vet who has been caring for Aspen and who spayed her believes she is more likely between 1-2 yrs old.

Aspen is a very friendly girl who adores people, and loves dogs of all sizes (cat friendliness is unknown at this time.) What Aspen has not had, is training of any kind. Despite her almost adult size, Aspen is still very much a puppy, eager to please, and quick to learn, but she will need continued training. She is doing well with her ongoing house/potty training (she is mostly house-trained at this point, but occasionally still has accidents.) Aspen is crate trained as well and does not have any accidents in her crate overnight.

Aspen’s foster is also working with her on learning basic commands and on her leash training…all will need to be continued when she meets her new family. She has definitely made progress with not jumping up on people (still a work in progress, but she is doing much better with “off” and “lay down.”) Aspen is young, high energy, and will need an active family who will see that she receives lots of exercise. She would do great with older children 10+, as she absolutely loves to play.

Aspen loves baths, seriously LOVES them, so we suspect she will also love to swim and enjoy water related activities. Aspen plays very well with her foster’s dogs, and will engage her people into playing with her as well. She also very much enjoys toys, and lots of them! Her favorite toys are the stuffies with squeakers, but as with most labs, her mission is to de-stuff them as quickly as she can!

Aspen is heartworm negative, spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on all her vaccines. She will be arriving in New England in mid Sept.

Available ~ Waverly
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Introducing “Wave”rly ~~ !! Waverly is a purebred black lab puppy who is 4.5 months old, and weighs about 45 pounds now. She adores the waves created while swimming. Swimming is her favorite thing to do, but she also loves her chew toys.

Waverly will need to start her basic puppy classes soon, both to learn her manners and bond with her new family. She has lots of energy to romp and play on the sea shore or lake, and will make a fabulous companion.

Available ~ Marina
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Beautiful Marina is a 4.5 month old, 46 lb, purebred black lab who was born on April 12th. Marina is a typical happy playful puppy, who absolutely loves to swim, and loves her toys.

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.

Available ~ Docker
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Welcome “Docker” to NELR. Docker is a 4.5 month old, purebred black lab, who currently weighs 46 pounds, He was born on April 12th.

Docker loves swimming every day, loves his 3 sisters, loves to play, and is dog friendly. He will need puppy classes to help him continue to learn his manners and to bond with his new family. Docker is an active happy puppy, who becomes so excited to see people, that he will jump up on you, this will also need continued training to correct. Additionally, Docker is still learning house/potty training.

Docker is a very handsome boy who will make a wonderful companion for an active family.

Available ~ Buddie
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This distinguished gentleman is Buddie! Buddie was found wandering on a highway in Georgia and saved by a good samaritan.

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 ~ Daisy
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Beautiful Miss Daisy is an absolute sweetheart who will make you fall in love with her instantly! She is just a dream girl who is wonderful in every way. Daisy is estimated to be about 2 years old and weighs 51 lbs. She is Heartworm Positive, and will be treated before arriving in New England in late July. Daisy will also be spayed and up-to-date on all her vaccines. Daisy is the Mom of puppies Angel & Joey. She is fantastic with all other dogs and we suspect she will do fine with cats as well (but not formally cat tested as of yet.) Daisy has no issues at all with eating or drinking near her foster family’s dogs, she happily shares toys & treats, and she is super loving and friendly. Lastly, she is great around children of all ages! Daisy is also completely house-trained, has perfect house manners, doesn’t jump up on people, and walked into her foster home like she had been there forever! She was immediately so wonderful in the house, that her foster did not need to crate her overnight (although she will be crated if no one is home.) Daisy is very laid back but also playful as well. She is also completely comfortable when leashed and walks right with you with no pulling! Daisy’s foster family just completely raves about what a sweetheart she is and they instantly fell in love with her! Daisy will not be arriving in New England until after her Heartworm Treatment, so probably around late July. She will be micro chipped.
Adoption Pending ~ Winston
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Winston is a very handsome black lab mix male, who is estimated to be about a year old. He was surrendered to a shelter in SC with his sister, who was adopted directly from the shelter. He was quite lonely and scared without her, and would do best in a home with another friendly social dog. Winston is very dog friendly and gets along well with his foster’s male dog. Winston is very smart and learns quickly. He settled in nicely at his foster home, loves the kiddie pool and being out in the fresh air; and he appears to be house/potty trained. Winston will need further work with his leash skills and commands. Winston is heartworm negative, neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on his vaccines. Winston is young and energetic, and still a bit timid due to all the changes in his life, so we recommend children over 12+ or so. In addition, he is a bit too interested in the kitties, so he needs a NO CAT home. Winston will be arriving in New England at the end of August.

Adoption Pending ~ Lucy
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We Love Lucy! Lucy is a precious 10-11 month old chocolate lab mix, with a blaze of speckled white on her chest and paws. Lab/Hound/Pointer mix maybe? Whatever her mix is, she is adorable, and super sweet & friendly. Lucy is still a puppy, very playful and she loves to shower you with kisses!

Lucy is currently in a foster home in SC, and appears to be house/potty trained. She is also dog friendly, but cat friendliness is unknown. This little sweetheart will make a wonderful companion. She was found as a stray, so she will need some additional training with her commands and learning the new routine of her eventual family of course.

Lucy is spayed, microchipped, up-to-date on her vaccines, and heartworm negative. She will be arriving in New England in mid to late September.

Adoption Pending ~ Vincent
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This little guy is all ears! Vincent is a male lab/hound/? mix who is estimated to be about 14-15 weeks old. Vincent is the son of Gizelle and the brother of Liza and Lorna. Vincent is mostly black, with a beautiful white chest & belly, and those adorable white tipped toes. Vincent is a typical active, playful puppy. The lucky family who gets to adopt Vincent, will also get to experience the joy in a young pup’s eyes, with each experience being all new to them. Please remember that Vincent is a young puppy, who will need to be trained to be the wonderful companion and family member he will be for the perfect family! Vincent will be neutered, up-to-date with his vaccines and microchipped, before he heads to New England in mid September.

Adoption Pending ~ Jackie
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Our sweet Southern Belle, Jackie, has raised her 7 beautiful puppies, and is now taking applications for a family of her very own! Jackie is estimated to be about 2 years old, and she weighs 44 lbs currently. Jackie has already been treated for heartworm disease, and is now in the resting period of the treatment.

Jackie is a true gem of a girl. She is very calm, very laid back, is great with people, great with other dogs, cat friendly, and she has wonderful manners. Jackie is a complete chill girl who prefers hanging out in the house verses being outside. If you are looking for a running or hiking partner, Jackie probably is NOT your girl; but if you are looking for someone to hang out with, watching TV and snuggling…Jackie is totally your girl! Jackie is very much a couch potato, but even more incredibly, she won’t get up on the couch or bed unless she is invited first.

Jackie is very good on a leash and when outdoors, she won’t leave your side. Jackie was initially crate trained, but she has impeccable manners in the home and is not crated anymore, even when the humans go out. She does not get into anything, does not chew anything, and she is completely house-trained, never having a single accident in the month and half she has spent in her foster home. Jackie very much seems to enjoy the quiet, calm household of her current foster home, so that is the type of forever home she is seeking.

Jackie has been treated for her heartworm disease, is spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on her yearly vaccines. She will be arriving in New England in early October.

Adoption Pending ~ Holmes
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Holmes is a gorgeous yellow lab/mix who is estimated to be 1.5 years old. He is neutered, heartworm negative, microchipped, and up-to-date on all his vaccines. Holmes has a healed over scar all the way around his neck, which the shelter suspects was caused by spending his young life on a chain or rope; and which our vet has determined was caused by a collar deeply embedded in his neck at some point.

Holmes is a wonderful boy who craves human attention, despite probably not being treated very well in the past by humans. He is very timid still, although he loves to be petted. At this time, he doesn’t seem to know what to do with toys and is not super inquisitive about his new surroundings yet. So far, he does not get into things he shouldn’t, does not counter surf, does not go near the trash, and he appears to be house/potty trained. He is very laid back and likes to be outside, but he still needs to be coaxed into doing almost anything (playing with a ball for example.) His favorite past time seems to be sitting or standing and staring at any of his foster family members, while vigorously wagging his tail. He also does not seem to be much of a barker so far, he has not made a single noise/bark since he left the shelter.

Holmes is a good eater and he is crate trained. He is currently in a foster home with two teenage boys (14 & 16) and he does very well with them. He does not however like loud noises or a lot of commotion, so his ideal home will include a more quiet environment, with no children or older children (12+.) Although Holmes initially ignored the cats in his foster home, he has now become too much for them and will be looking for a NO CATS family.

Holmes is just a dear boy, who with the stability, love and daily routine he is now experiencing, will learn that he can just be a dog again and have fun.

Adoption Pending ~ Oscar
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Oscar is a gorgeous black lab mix with a beautiful shiny coat, stunning brown eyes, and the cutest flyaway ears. He is estimated to be about 7-8 months old, heartworm negative, neutered, microchipped and up-to date on all his vaccines. Oscar’s foster family describes him as a very happy boy, who is super friendly, and is doing very well in his foster home. Oscar is still a puppy, so he will need further training on his manners, but he is a smart boy who learns very quickly.

Adoption Pending ~ Kodiak
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Kodiak is a fabulous chocolate boy, who is estimated to be between 2-3 years old, and he weighs 59 lbs. Kodiak is just an amazing boy, who despite having a collar on when he came to the shelter as a stray, no one ever came looking for him.

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 ~ Liza
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This little cutie, with the long velvet ears is Liza. Liza is estimated to be about 14-15 weeks old. She is the daughter of Gizelle (our chocolate lab) and sister to Vincent & Lorna. Liza is mostly black, with a thinner white chest plate then her sister, and only her rear toes are white tipped. Liza is a happy, active, typical puppy, who will make a wonderful companion for a lucky family! Liza did have a small knot on her head when at the shelter (it is visible in the last shelter photo.) This was checked by the vet and has since completely disappeared (she was possibly bitten or stung by a bug there.) Liza will be spayed, up-to-date on all her age-appropriate vaccines, and microchipped, before heading to New England in mid September.

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