New England Lab Rescue
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Available ~ Oakley
Meet Oakley! Oakley is a stunning male lab mix about 1-2 years young. Oakley is a big bundle of energy and needs an active family to take him on adventures to satisfy his need for exercise. Oakley would do best in a home with children over the age of 12 because he likes to be the youngest member of a loving family. Oakley enjoys learning and would love a family to show him the basics with lots of patience and guidance.

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Available ~ Chevy
Look at that face and that million dollar smile! Chevy is a 3 year old male chocolate lab mix. Chevy was an owner surrender to the shelter, whose “crime” was that he is a bit of an escape artist. Due to his penchant for “breaking loose” and wandering, Chevy will require a family who has an established secure 6 foot physical fence (no underground fencing for Chevy, he will go right through it.)

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.

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Available ~ Moses
Moses is a stunning 2 year old male Yellow Lab Mix, who currently weighs 53 lbs. He is a sweet shy boy who does well with other dogs of all sizes. He also seems fine around cats, curious to make friends with them, but not aggressive towards them.

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 older respectful children.

Moses is a people kind of fellow that really craves attention and affection. He loves to kiss and hold on to you and look into your eyes. He will do well with a person who will allow him to be with them all the time.

Moses loves to play with his tennis ball and enjoys his walks. Moses is crate trained and appears to be house-trained. He rides beautifully in the car either in a crate or not, he sits nicely in the seat. He has beautiful leash manners also.

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.

Moses will make a WONDERFUL companion for someone who wants to be loved as much as he does! He’s a total love!!!

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.

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Available ~ Eric
Please meet the very handsome Eric! Eric is a one year old male black lab mix. He is on the smaller side, weighing in at a svelte 42 lbs! Eric is a complete love and was a shelter favorite. To meet Eric, is to instantly fall in love with him!

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.

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Available ~ Bridei
Gorgeous Bridei (pronounced Bride-E) originally came to NELR as “Sir Duke.” He was adopted in July 2014 and his last family just loved him to pieces. We are going to reintroduce him as Bridei, as he does know and respond to that name now. Bridie is a great boy who is very sweet, very loving and loves to cuddle. He is also very dog friendly and would do great with a dog companion…the issue with the home he went to, purely centered around the kitties in the home…Bridei just does not do well with them, and became way too rough with them. Bridei’s new home must be NO CATS.

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:
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Available ~ Lacey
Lacey is an adorable 12 week old (as of 10/6) female yellow lab mix puppy. She is a typical active, energetic, playful puppy, who adores human attention. She weighed 21 lbs at her vet appointment on 10/6.

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.

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Available ~ Baylee
Baylee is a beautiful lab/shepherd/? mix who is about a year old and weighs 56 lbs. Bailey was rescued from a NC shelter on 7/25/14, and gave birth to 9 puppies not even 12 hours later on 7/26/14 (she actually had 12 puppies total, but 3 were stillborn.) Baylee is just a pup herself, but she was a good Mom to her pups, and as they got older, she was very playful with them. Her puppies are all either now adopted or awaiting adoption up in New England. Sadly Baylee is heartworm positive, so she stayed back in NC where she will receive treatment for her HW disease before heading North.

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.

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Available ~ Leah
Leah is a beautiful 2-3 year old chocolate lab mix, who was not treated with the love and kindness she deserved until now. Leah has been in our rescue since June and she has made amazing strides since arriving to her current foster family. They have worked with her so hard, and she is now ready to find that very special family of her very own! As her foster Mom said, she has gone from a very scared timid girl who was too afraid to even walk into the house, to a transformed absolute angel, who now loves hanging out on the sofa, wants her head in your lap whenever you sit down, and is eager to learn.

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.

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Available ~ Dominique
Dominique is a beautiful 2 year old female black lab mix, who currently weighs approximately 61 lbs. Look at those ears, just adorable!

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.

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Available ~ Reb
We’d like you to welcome Reb to NELR. Reb is a 2 1/2 year old 90 pound bundle of chocolate energy and fun. Reb has a lot of energy and will need a family that can keep him entertained and exercised. He enjoys nothing more then playing in the yard during the day and cuddling up to you on the couch and keeping you warm at night. Reb would do best with a family that has someone home a lot and he would love being the only dog in the house. He is great with other dogs but just really likes it best when his family can spend all their time loving on just him. He would do best in a home with a fenced in area, not electric, where he can run and literally fly through the air to chase his Kong. Reb’s absolute favorite toy is his red Kong and he will chase it all day. Reb has been known to jump a 4′ fence when left alone outside. He prefers to be with his family so it is best to not leave him unattended outside for long periods of time. He also loves long walks in the woods and car rides.

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.

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Available ~ Tanner
Tanner is a complete sweetheart of a boy! He is a male lab mix, estimated to be about 1 year old and he is heartworm negative. Tanner is a big boy, but he was very underweight at only 65 lbs, when he left the shelter…extremely thin for his frame with bones showing. He has already put on at least 8 lbs while in his foster home, and is currently eating 3 meals a day to continue to get his weight back within normal range.

Tanner’s fur coloring is very unusual, very hard to describe, but incredibly gorgeous and unique! His front half to the middle of his back has a chocolaty/silvery sheen to it, and then from his mid back to his tail, it feathers to the typical yellow of a yellow lab…very cool!

Tanner is such a good boy! He walks very well on a leash, appears house/potty trained, loves to give kisses, loves people, and loves other dogs. The shelter assessed that he was good with kids, but we have not been able to test that for ourselves yet. Tanner is cat curious in his foster home, but he has not shown any signs of a prey drive or being aggressive with the kitties.

Tanner is described as a complete love bug. He is fairly laid back and goes with the flow, but he also enjoys play time and running around the yard. He particularly loves a good game of fetch, be it with humans or other dogs. We also suspect that he will love swimming! His foster had a groomer come to the home, and Tanner happily jumped right into the bath tub!

Tanner is up-to-date on his vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped, and neutered. He will be arriving in New England in early November.

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Available ~ Parsnip
Parsnip is a gorgeous 2 year old male yellow lab mix, who currently weighs 62 lbs. Parsnip is heartworm negative, neutered, up-to-date on his vaccines and microchipped.

Parsnip is initially a little shy, but he warms up very quickly. He is a mellow guy who seems to enjoy riding in the car, and rides well. He also walks nicely on a leash. Parsnip does get spooked by loud noises or quick movements when he is in a new situation, but he has just left the shelter environment, so we expect that to lessen.

Parsnip is dog, cat and child friendly….and sweet! He is a very sweet boy! He is currently in boarding, so we do not have information yet as to his house skills, or if he is crate trained. More info will follow as we receive further updates!

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Available ~ Apollo
What a happy, fun loving fellow our Apollo is! Apollo is estimated to be between 1-2 years old and he currently weighs 58 lbs (as of 10/13.)

Apollo has the happiest facial expressions! He has boundless puppy energy and absolutely loves to play. He is the very definition of the word “retriever,” running to fetch any toy that is thrown, and bringing them right back to drop at your feet. Apollo is all about his toys, and his new family should have lots of chew toys & balls waiting for this handsome guy!

Apollo walks nicely on a leash while using a harness, and he appears to be house-trained. He sends a clear signal of going back and forth between his human and the door when he needs to go. He also loves staying right by his people, and freely gives kisses…he is very sweet and affectionate! Apollo is also crate trained, but does take a few minutes to settle down for the night once in the crate…once fast asleep, he snores!

Apollo is not only one handsome guy, he is also very smart and eager to please. He is still a young boy with lots of energy, so he will need an active family, with room to run and swim. He would enjoy obedience classes, and would probably be the star of his class! Those who enjoy athletic activities like playing frisbee, swimming, hiking, jogging, long walks, agility training, dock diving, etc…Apollo is your boy!

Apollo has the most stunning features, with a beautiful black coat, a big head and big feet! When he settles down, he lies on his back and is simply relaxed to the max! He can be quite a gentleman and is very affectionate!

Apollo is very good with other dogs, but we think he might be too active for the kitties. He also does very well with older kids, but might knock the younger ones down inadvertently during playtime.

Apollo adores feeding time and snack time (typical lab!) He also rides really well in the car both when crated and not crated. He is happiest when he has a big toy in his mouth. Soft larger furry squeaky toys are his favorite thing! He will make an active family a wonderful companion!

Apollo is heartworm positive and currently being treated. He is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on his vaccines. He will be arriving in New England in very late November or early December.

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Available ~ Fairyn
Beautiful Fairyn is the very sweet Mom to our “H” litter of puppies, and the sister of Princess, also in our rescue. Fairyn and her puppies were rescued from a very bad situation, where they were living outdoors, under a partially collapsed porch. Fairyn came from a backyard breeder/hoarding type of environment, and it was reported that she just turned 1 year old on 8/27.

Fairyn is very good with other dogs and also does well with children. We have no history as to any experience with cats at this time. Despite living outside in her last home, Fairyn is very sociable and loves attention. She rides very well in the car, but does need some leash work (she will walk on a leash with a little coaxing, but it is obvious that she is not used to walks or leashes.)

Fairyn has a sleek black coat and absolutely beautiful big brown eyes. She seems like a very smart girl and very eager to please. With a little more training, Fairyn is going to make a wonderful companion for a lucky family!

Fairyn is currently in boarding, and given that she has lived her first year of life outdoors, we do not yet have an assessment of her house skills. More to follow as we learn more about her!

Fairyn is heartworm negative, spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on her vaccines. She will be headed to New England in early November.

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Available ~ Princess
Gorgeous Princess is the very sweet Mom to our “N” litter of puppies, and the sister of Fairyn, also in our rescue. Princess and her puppies were rescued from a very bad situation, where they were living outdoors, under a partially collapsed porch. Princess came from a backyard breeder/hoarding type of environment, and it was reported that she just turned 1 year old on 8/27.

Princess is very good with other dogs and also does well with children. We have no history as to any experience with cats at this time. Despite living outside in her last home, Princess is very friendly, very sociable, and loves attention. She rides very well in the car, but does need some leash work (it is obvious that she is not used to walks or leashes at all.)

Princess has a sleek black coat and absolutely stunning brown eyes. She seems like a very smart girl and very eager to please. With a little more training, Princess is going to make a wonderful companion for a lucky family! Princess is very young herself, and would benefit from attending training classes with her new family…a great bonding experience for all family members as well!

Princess is currently in boarding, and given that she has lived her first year of life outdoors, we do not yet have an assessment of her house skills. More to follow as we learn more about her!

Princess is heartworm negative, spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on her vaccines. She will be headed to New England in early November.

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Adoption Pending ~ Duke
Duke is a BIG boy! This handsome guy weighs in at 86 lbs now (past vetting shows he weighed 100 lbs in April of 2014.) Duke was an owner surrender at the shelter, and he was surrendered with some past vetting paperwork (which we rarely have!) Duke’s birthday is listed as 12/31/07, making him a New Year’s Eve baby, who will turn 7 at the very end of December. Duke was already neutered when he arrived at the shelter, but sadly he did test heartworm positive.

Duke is a complete teddy bear who will shower you with kisses. Duke is VERY food motivated and he is with a great foster family who has been working on teaching him his manners, basic commands, and working with him on the leash. Duke rides very well in the car, and will just make himself comfortable and enjoy the ride.

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 we feel he would really like to be the king of his own castle and would do best as an only dog in the home.

Duke has a very high prey drive towards cats, ducks, squirrels, birds, etc…so he will not be able to go to a farm type setting.

As mentioned, Duke is very food motivated, in fact we think he spends all of his time when he is not sleeping, thinking about or looking for food! His foster family is already working on this, but he needs reminders to stop his love of counter and table surfing, and trash should also be kept out of reach! He is not destructive in the home, does not chew on things he shouldn’t, but he will try to look through cabinets, closets and drawers just in case they might contain edible food items! He would do this constantly early on, but he has been with his foster family for quite awhile now while undergoing heartworm treatment, and this behavior has decreased markedly.

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, has already been heartworm treated, and is microchipped. He will be heading to Maine in mid November.

Adoption Pending ~ Marina / Koda
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.

Adoption Pending ~ Cocoa
Handsome Cocoa (or Cocoa Butter as his foster calls him,) is a 2-3 year old chocolate male lab. Back in August, Cocoa was hit by a car, which resulted in a dislocated hip. His former owner tried to deal with the injury, but once the huge hematoma came up on his side, she knew she had to surrender him to a shelter to try and get him the help she couldn’t afford. By that time he was surrendered two weeks after the accident, the hematoma resembled a basketball growing out of his side. We apologize for the graphic photos in his album, but they show the injury prior to surgery. Cocoa has already had corrective surgery, gained some weight back, and is now recovered. He does still walk with a limp and probably always will, but he enjoys his walks and playing with the other dogs in his foster home.

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 ~ Pilar
Pilar is a stunningly beautiful, calm, elegant yellow Lab/hound mix. Her foster mom says she has the best of both breeds–the beauty and goofiness of a Lab but the calmer, easy going energy level of a hound. Her golden coloring and thick water-repellent coat is Lab; her taller frame and thin nose is hound. Her foster mom says she licks her cats as if they were her puppies. She gets along with everyone and is a very sweet girl.

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 ~ 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.

Adoption Pending ~ Holden aka Teddy
This handsome golden stunner is Holden! Holden is a male 2-3 year old golden/yellow lab mix, who currently weighs about 50 lbs.

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.

Adoption Pending ~ Jace
Tennis ball fanatic seeking someone to love and throw the ball to him A LOT :-) Jace is a very handsome, friendly, yellow lab mix. He is estimated to be about a year old and he currently weighs just under 50 lbs.

Jace loves to chase balls in the yard of his foster home, and it is great exercise for a young active lab boy! He also enjoys playing with toys with the other dogs. Jace is dog friendly, but he does seem to enjoy the ladies just a bit more then other male dogs. We suggest that if there is a current dog in his eventual new home, he would do best with a female. Jace is cat curious so far. He has shown no aggression/prey drive toward cats, but he will playfully chase them.

Jace walks very well on leash, he loves his ears rubbed, enjoys spending time on the porch lying in the sun, bonds quickly to people, and he enjoys spending 1:1 time with both his foster Mom and his foster Dad, and will seek out attention.

Jace is still learning his house manners, and most likely has spent his short life outside, instead of inside a home. His foster Mom *& Dad are still working on his potty training skills. Additionally, he does need correction to stop chewing on off limit items (he particularly likes shoes!)

Jace is heartworm negative, up-to-date on his vaccines, neutered, & microchipped.

Jace will be arriving in New England in early November.

Adoption Pending ~ Summer
Summer is a beautiful female 1 year old black lab mix, with absolutely adorable ears! She is a smaller girl, weighing only 33 lbs as of 10/6.

Summer is very sweet, and all puppy, wiggly, happy and fun! She seems to love everyone and everything.

Summer has had to stay in a boarding situation, as she came down with an upper respiratory infection, so we don’t have an assessment of her in a foster home yet. More to follow as we learn about Summer!

Summer is heartworm negative, spayed, up-to-date on her vaccines and microchipped. She will be arriving in New England in early November.

Adoption Pending ~ Tad
Tad is a very handsome blonde lab mix who is estimated to be between 8-12 months old. Poor Tad was certainly in need of some TLC over a month ago, when he first went to his foster home. He not only had Ringworm all over, but it was suspected that he had been bitten by a snake, just prior to his entrance into the shelter as a stray. He spent the last month in quarantine and has now recovered from both medical issues. His foster Mom states that he is just the sweetest boy, and was very well behaved during this quarantine period, even though he missed playing with his dog buddies. His foster Mom also reports that he is not a barker.

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.


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