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Become a foster home and help make room for more dogs! Fill out our foster home application HERECHRIS
Poor Chris, he is stuck boarding at the vet! Chris is a sweet and playful boy who deserves much better. He obviously has some abandonment issues but really wants to trust people. Chris is around 4 years old. He is housetrained and very trustworthy out of a crate. He loves other dogs, but would do best in a home without cats. Chris is a large boy, who will promise to love his family with all his (HUGE) heart! Give this sweet fella a chance!
JOBE *EMERGENCY SITUATION*
Jobe came in late last week. The kennel staff at our vet immediately noticed his left rear leg looked strange and he was walking funny. Upon exam, Jobe was very painful and cry out when his leg was touched. He was placed on pain medication and kept quiet until he was able to handle his exam. After examing him and taking radiographs (while he was sedated), our vets found an unhealed fracture. As you can see from the x-ray, his left leg is shortened and he is unable to stand, walk, run, or sit normally. Jobe has an appointment to see a surgeon to find out the best course of action for his treatment. However, the surgery route will cost around $3500 and we already have a very large vet bill. If you are able to donate towards Jobe's care or offer a foster home for him post surgery, please contact us asap. Jobe is around 2 years old and very sweet. He is very respectful of little kids and gentle taking treats. Jobe loves to give kisses!!
Luther is about 5 years old and was dumped off at the shelter when he went blind. He has a genetic condition that causes total blindness but is not painful or harmful in any other way. He is very smart and learning to navigate his foster home. He is a sweet boy who just wants to love his family and get love in return. Luther is sweet and loving and so very smart. Give this sweet fella a chance!!
Lilly has clearly overcome a lot. When we rescued her from the shelter, she was a broken down, severely depressed girl. She just didn't understand why she was dumped off at the shelter. She is now her mom's shadow and loves to be part of her foster family! She is about 7-8 years old. Still spry, but settled indoors. She had likely never been an indoor dog before coming to LRNC- but once inside, she never wants to be an outdoor dog again! No noise upsets her now-- vacuum and do laundry to your heart's content. Lilly has also learned how to be a good sibling to her canine siblings--one older, one younger. She does exceptionally well kids-- although our kids are very dog savvy and respectful despite their young age (6, 8 and 10). Lilly is extremely affectionate. She will need some time to adjust to a new home but do very, very well with just a little patience.
JELLY & BEAN
Jelly and Bean are sisters that were dropped off at the shelter when their owners were unable to find them homes. Their mom is a chocolate lab. Jelly and Bean were not very well cared full before being dumped at the shelter, but they LOVE each other. Jelly Bean will only be adopted as a pair (at a reduced rate). They will remain smaller girls, but have huge hearts and love to play. They need to find a foster home where they can continue to work on their manners and leash walking. Give these girls a chance, you won't regret it!!
Blanche is about 8 years old and very sweet. Blanche has completely recovered from her surgery to remove a mass. She has moved to her foster home and is the happiest girl! Blanche needs a couple more weeks to completely heal before she is ready to be adopted. She has great manners and loves playing with the other dogs. Blanche is really the best girl, she may be 8 years old, but she seems closer to 5yrs. Check back closer to Thanksgiving for her availability to meet adoptive families!
Phoebe is available again! She was returned due to her adoptive family not realizing the commitment that dogs require. Here is her original bio, she will go to her foster home after she gets over kennel cough. Phoebe has boundless enthusiasm and an incredibly sweet disposition - she quickly has become part of the fabric of her new foster home. She gets along well with her foster sister Lucy, who enjoys having someone with whom to play tug-of-war and race around the back yard. Although she likes to explore trash cans, I don't bother keeping her crated during the day. She loves shoes - but simply carries them around the house rather than chewing on them. She already knows "off" and is starting to learn "no" and "sit". She is excited when first put on the leash, but calms down and walks quietly beside me after about a few minutes. She has such beautiful eyes and soft fur. She is good with kids and other dogs, and would make a wonderful, sweet companion.
Louise is a sweet and beautiful, 1 year old Lab. She is very eager to please and is quickly learning her commands. Louise loves all people. She honestly thinks she is a big lap baby! Louise gets along well with other dogs, although she is very rambunctious in her play. She will need a dog that is her size or bigger and probably on the younger side since she can be quite relentless with her play. Louise would also do well as an only dog too. She shouldn't go to a home with cats as she thinks they are made for her entertainment as a chase toy! Although she loves kids of all sizes, she would be better suited to a family with older children as she tries to play with people like she does other dogs. She can be very mouthy (we are working hard to correct that) and wants to be in your lap to play (she doesn't care about personal space!). Louise loves her crate, as it is her "safe spot". We leave her loose in our bedroom when we leave and she has been very good, as most of the time we come home to her in her crate. She loves toys, antlers, bully sticks and does enjoy a good game of ball. Louise walks well on a freedom harness and enjoys daily walks with her foster brother, Tank. She does have quite a bit of anxiety with certain noises, like the microwave timer or stove chimes or sirens on the tv. She will panic and do anything to escape including climbing 3 foot baby gates. Usually, she retreats to her crate shaking. This is an issue that will need to be continued to be worked on as it can be a safety issue for her. She will need a family willing to continue to work on her training, mental stimulation, lots of exercise and coping with her fears and in turn she will reward you with unconditional love and happiness. Louise truly is a special dog that will make a wonderful addition to a family!
Lance is brand new to LRNC! He is about 1.5 years old and is looking for his foster home! This sweet boy is skinny, but eating great. He is really a sweet, happy boy! Lance loves to play with toys and has good manners around little kids. Check back soon for his update!
Hi, My name is Newman. At least that's what they call me. My foster mom is sad that no one knows much about me. They tell me I'm around 9 years old, but I think I'm a big puppy! I am really happy here in my foster home and really can't wait until I have my forever home. My first day here was really stressful, I panted a lot and had a couple accidents. The next day, I figured out this house thing out. See, this was the first time I was inside, I used to live on chain outside. This house thing is AWESOME! I love to snuggle with my foster mom, she says I'm the best snuggler ever! I also like to run around the backyard and have playdate with the dogs in the neighborhood. My foster mom also gave me this great thing called a toy! I made sure to stop that high pitched squeeky thing, but it is lots of fun to play with. Since my first day, I have been a great boy. No accidents and I'm learning to keep my feet off the counters. I really just want to see what is going on up there. I have to go back to the vet while my foster mom goes on a plane (is that something good to eat?). I hope I can find my forever home soon, the kennel is kinda scary. Don't forget, my name is Newman and I want to be your dog! Oh, I can't go to a home with cats or pet squirrels. They are so fun to chase, I really just want to play.
Sophie is a young puppy that was found in traffic! Sophie is a great girl that is under 3 months old. She is in her foster home and we will begin taking applications on her after Thanksgiving.
YAY! I'm ADOPTED!
Cosmo is adoption pending!
Jep is adopted!
So you don't see the furry friend you're looking for...
Sadly, we get new dogs in almost daily. If you are looking to welcome a lab into your home, please go ahead and fill out an adoption application. We have many dogs that are in the beginning stages of vet care that haven't made the website yet!
In October 2013, there were two cases of hoarding animals in Stokes County, NC involving nearly 100 dogs. Please visit our referral page to see some of the dogs that are still in need of forever homes.