Courage is an 8 month old who we are beyond delighted to help.  He was dumped (literally) at the pound because the family could not bother taking care of him.  He was just left outside the shelter, and they never even entered the door to provide any information.  Because of his microchip, we were able to contact the family and get the necessary information so we could find the best match for his future. Apparently, he chewed the patio furniture and that was their justification for not keeping him. We imagine he was lonely as an outside dog and just didn’t receive the nurturing that is essential to help him thrive.  He was trained on an invisible fence, and we are so excited to find his family so he can experience the true meaning of being part of a family.



This magnificent Golden Retriever/Chocolate lab is only one year old.  He was found chained outside and apparently, his previously owner said he chased chickens, and he feared that someone would harm him.  Consequently, he was surrendered to CLR. He definitely needs to gain some weight, and you wouldn’t believe what his bath water looked like, but he is now a squeaky clean affectionate boy. We all think he is absolutely amazing and are anxious for him to find a family that will provide him life beyond a chain.



One year old, Remi, is a recent arrival at CLR and we haven’t had to opportunity to learn very much about him, but we wanted to introduce you to him.  We will update his site as soon as we acquire more information.


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Delilah is a 9 month old sweetheart, who is confused that she has landed at the rescue.  She was abandoned and eventually surrendered by her owner, because he did not want her any longer . Fortunately, some neighbors were feeding her and really stepped up to help this defenseless girl. These good people literally saved her and brought her to us. We are now ready to help her find a home that will truly be classified as her forever home. Obviously,  we wouldn’t want her to experience this loss again, and promised her we would do our best to help her achieve that goal.


Mocha is a five year old female surrendered to CLR from a puppy mill. It’s a testament to her sweet temperament, she’s giving kisses a day after leaving the rabbit hutch sized shelter, she lived in her whole life.  She is quickly acclimating to living inside, eating well and learning to take walks. She is comfortable in the crate and keeps it clean, an indicator she’ll be easy to house train.  Her coat is in poor condition due to being over bred and fed a poor diet,  but this will improve with proper nutrition.  She is being spayed this week and we told her “ No more babies for you, it’s time for you to be somebody’s baby”.


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Josie is a particularly special girl to CLR. From what we have learned Josie does better with larger dogs, and possibly is best as an only dog. But, that should not deter you, because her attributes are exponentially greater – we think she has a unique dignity and almost appears regal in her presentation. Josie truly is an extremely smart and loving girl. We believe she is part Weimaraner, and many of her characteristics fit the temperament. Her intelligence is evidenced by her knowledge of commands and overall respect for her pack leader.  She is responsive and well mannered and a definite pleaser.  Her calm and sweet disposition combines with her playfulness and joy when she gets to go for car rides. She is crate trained and cooperative when being bathed or even if she needs to have some medical attention.  We are currently working with a skin specialist as she has some skin issues that have been diagnosed as an allergic reaction. We are beginning to make the necessary adjustments, which are not overly complicated, and  we are hoping to remedy this condition very soon. With the proper guidance and leadership, Josie is a loving, affectionate, intelligent, happy girl, who, in return, will bring so much joy to your life.

FOSTER UPDATE:  As a first-time foster Mom for CLR, I was hesitant and unsure how the experience would unfold.  However, Josey has made it an easy adventure for me.  She is house-broken, never barks in the house, walks right into her crate upon request, and her leash-walks require minimal correction.  I’m sure she would feed herself if I let her!   Josey does not even attempt climbing on the furniture, but is comfortable sleeping on her bed, in the crate, or in our room.  When she is outside, she is a little fearful of school buses and appears uncomfortable with car headlights at night.  We continue working on a “stay” command when I leave the house,  and she definitely shows her intelligence as she responds so readily to commands.  In addition to being such a bright girl, she is very affectionate and especially loves our playtime. I continue to be amazed at how seamlessly she has fit in with our family as well as our hearts, and we have thoroughly enjoy her presence in our home.

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We hope you notice how wonderful Josie looks after receiving such good care….a huge difference from when she first arrived.


VOLUNTEER/TRAINING UPDATE: Josie really gets leash work and has successfully mastered: ready, a gentle heel, sit, down, come and sit, stay and she continues to work on turns.  She has good eye contact and watches my knee for a cue.  Even better, she automatically sits when heeling.  She is a very graceful and elegant student as she obeys commands.  Some dogs seem to sense her vulnerability and growl at her, so her handler needs to be vigilant. Although, she emitted an under the breath growl…as if to say same to you, there was no body tension or negative body language.  I corrected her, and she just obediently sat for me, and we quietly walked on.  The staff has not observed an negative behavior from Josie at all. She is a lovely dog, eager to please, and easily trained. In addition,I think she is very intelligent and sweet. Apparently, the general consensus is that she is a bright, wonderful girl and wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of all her fabulous potential and qualities.

Indian Summer


This one is really tough, so grab the tissues and hopefully you can step up and help this poor girl who is only about 9 months. Indian Summer was dumped on a rural road and picked up by a family. Obviously, this was not an ideal situation as we learned  they kept this poor girl in a cardboard box on their front porch. They naively thought someone would come looking for her.  After 2 weeks, they gave up and called the local animal shelter, because allegedly, their dogs didn’t like her and were being cruel to this defenseless little girl.  A volunteer called us at the last minute and begged CLR to save her before she ended up in the shelter.  She obviously had been traumatized enough at this point, and we had to hurry to get her before the animal control officer staked claim. To say she is a frightened girl is an understatement, and she will need a tremendous amount of love to restore her faith in people.  Yet again, this is the true meaning of rescue, and we are happy to help Indian Summer learn about love and trust.



NEWEST UPDATE: After one full week home with us, I must say that IS has settled in nicely. She’s had zero accidents since her first two days, crate trained and does well with all dogs she has encountered thus far, and she went to the dog park yesterday and today!  She is a curious dog and loves playing.but we need to remind everyone that she is still a puppy and needs appropriate supervision.  She walks nicely on a leash, and if she pulls occasionally, all she requires is a gentle reminder and she will heel.  She still  has some chewing behaviors which will dissipate as she ages and she is likely to take advantage of reachable treats left in the kitchen. But most importantly, she is a total love bug.  Personally, I think she is a great dog who easily adapts to her surroundings.  I find this especially amazing considering her background and not receiving the love she deserves. 

She’s definitely captured our hearts, and we sincerely believe any person or family would be lucky to have this sweet girl.

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BRIEF UPDATE: Indian Summer is doing so well at our home.  She has not had any potty accidents since the first two days and is quickly learning house rules.  Overall, we just think she is just a very “cool dog!”

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: Indian Summer is a beautiful, elegant, graceful girl.  She jumps up a bit, especially if there are treats, so we work without treats and get a much calmer response. She performs a very nice ready, sit, stay, come and sit, heel, and being such a trainable girl, she watches for cues for when to turn. I am so impressed with her behavior and performance.  She responds so positively to treats and praise. Especially considering her background, we are just amazed at her trust and willingness to learn. We are just so impressed with her!  Indian Summer has recovered from a lingering upper respiratory infection, and is not only ready, but so deserving of finding a loving, forever family.


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                         Julia’s photo bomb certainly shows her playful personality.  

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Julia is  a very special chocolate lady at 7 years of age.  A seven year old still has many wonderful years in her future, and Julia is an active, healthy girl.  For many, a senior dog is the perfect fit for their family, and we want to help Julia find that perfect match so she can  thrive with their loving care. But, do not let the senior tag influence you, because Julia is a very energetic and youthful girl!

NEW UPDATE:  Julia is a very sweet, attentive, affectionate girl. She will let you know every day how wonderful she thinks you are and how much she loves you. Even with the numerous changes in her life, she has maintained her sweet, loving demeanor. She has had no problems with crating when I am working during the day and has succeeded in learning basic manners and the household routine. She wants to please and just needs to know what is expected of her. She has learned to sit and wait her turn for treats and meals, to wait at the door rather than plow through to get outside, and also to come back in when she is called. She loves and plays well with her canine and feline siblings, but would also enjoy all the attention she could receive as an only dog. Initially she wanted to chase the kitty, but with correction she has learned to be friendly and gentle. Julia loves to play fetch and she enjoys chewing on nylabones :)


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UPDATE: The vet mentioned today what an awesome girl she is (I think we already knew that), specifically saying that she has a great labbie personality – just so happy all the time, sweet and loving. I doubt that any dog could get a better endorsement.


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Trinity is a 10 month old Golden Retriever mix that is just precious.  He was given up by his owner, because he was too nice, and they wanted a watch dog. Suffice it to say they we are delighted he is with us.  It hasn’t taken very long for him to capture everyone’s heart as he could not be a sweeter guy.  He is rather small and very loving and affectionate.  Along with his wonderful disposition is a dog who is so willing to please that training will not be a challenge.



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This 6 month old little girl is a real cutie.  She is rather small, and a friendly and inquisitive little girl.  She appears to do very well with other dogs and is very friendly with people. There is something very tender about her, and she will easily capture your heart. Since  she is so young, she still needs some guidance in learning proper manners, but is bright and compliant, so we believe she will be an excellent student.


LeBron is just the cutest guy – not 100% labbie, but we could not resist helping him.  He was found on a basketball court and apparently had been there for a while.  He was picked up and participated in a prison training program prior to being available for adoption.  He received a bath over the weekend, and our volunteers could not stop raving about his personality and gentle demeanor.  They said he just kept bestowing kisses on them – frankly, we think he is just irresistible. We think he’s a very special boy – even if he can’t make a 3-pointer, we believe he would be a great member of your family’s team.

LATEST UPDATE: “LeBron is doing really well. He does  really great with other dogs. He knows all his commands:sit, stay, lay down, paw, other paw. He is doing ten times better on a leash with the gentle leader- head harness. We have him sit and lay down while we sit his food down on the floor and has mastered it. He loves running around in the yard chasing after the ball. He is a snuggler for sure and just wants all the love he can get. He sleeps on a dog bed every night next to our bed. We have left him out of the crate a few times to see how he does, and he’s great. He doesn’t chew on anything, but his toys and has never destroyed anything.  He is completely house broken and will let you know if he needs or just wants to go out in the yard.”


FOSTER UPDATE:  We have received the most adorable pictures of LeBron in his foster home and wanted to share.  They think he is just wonderful, even if he can hurdle the baby gate.  Fortunately, he is crate trained, so that would be a better alternative.

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Sweet little Cindy is an older dog, 6-7 years, who was in great need, and we could not ignore that. You would be amazed how often people literally dump and abandon their dogs, because they do not want to deal with the aging process or spend money on their care. Obviously, this is a situation where we can’t even begin to connect the dots.  Cindy is a very sweet, confused little girl (literally, she isn’t very large), who just underwent surgery to extract 8 teeth.  The roots were exposed, and that would present a health risk.  She is doing really well and this hasn’t inhibited her at all.  She is doing wonderfully at her foster home and socializing beautifully with her foster’s pack.We love knowing that she is finally experiencing part of the good life.  The circle will be complete when she finds her forever home.

NEWEST FOSTER UPDATE: Cindy has transitioned to a new foster since her previous foster is away on vacation, and she has done equally well in her 2nd foster home.  That’s quite a compliment for any dog!  According to her new foster: I think she would make an excellent second dog for a family as she loves the company of a canine companion. She lights up when GIbbs, my dog,  is around even though he is pretty handsome and aloof. She quickly mastered the stairs to our upstairs- loves to go for walks, and  loves snuggling! She is also enamored with my grandson’s musical toy and although interested in him, I have maintain some distance, but assume she would be fine with him as she quietly observes his antics.

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NEW UPDATE: “We have had Cindy for 2 weeks now, and she is starting to really get settled and show her sweet personality.  Cindy has a lovely black coat speckled with white and good nutrition has dramatically improved her coat. She really isn’t in love with her crate, as we were originally informed, but the good news is she doesn’t need one!  She is,however, absolutely content with her dog bed, and happily lounges on one all day!  She has good energy outside, loves to walk, and finds joy in chasing an unsuspecting squirrel.  Cindy is a smaller sized Labbie, at about 45 pounds, and is easy to physically handle. So,  if you are looking for a companion who isn’t too big, but still has all the labby personality traits, this is your girl.”

She loves to walk and gets along great with all people and dogs.

FOSTER COMMENTS: Well, Miss Cindy came home with me yesterday and fit right into the pack.  She is a sweetheart with her tail wagging and kisses for all the dogs.  She has slept through the night in her crate and is house trained.

She even wants to run and play outside with the pack chasing squirrels but we are holding off on that activity till she learns the boundaries and has been here a while.
We think she will be a great dog for a family with other dogs to play with or a family  that is home during the day able to spend time with her.
She is very calm in the house, loves the comfort of the dog beds. We noticed she actually prefers to be on the furniture, but being a very smart young lady, she quickly realized in 15 minutes, (and several no’s), that she isn’t allowed on the furniture  and has never tried again.  Therefore, an very easy conclusion: She is SMART and SWEET!


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Yukon, Hermie’s brother, is an owner surrender with AKC papers. We cannot believe our good fortune to be given the opportunity to help this 8 month old find his forever home.  He is not only beautiful, but a gentle boy and is relatively calm for a puppy. We hope we succeed soon so he can learn about being in a loving home that provides him with security and love. And, yes, we look into those beautiful, soulful eyes and can’t imagine ever giving him up.


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Galahad is just an amazing dog.  He is a little underweight at 67 pounds and 20 months young. Although he is not fully lab, when we heard his story, we knew what we had to do to help him.  He has spent his life chained outside to a washing machine, and when it was wet outside, he would climb on top to stay off the wet and muddy ground.  In our minds, it seems impossible that anyone could treat a so-called pet so inhumanly. He has completed treatment for Heartworm and is now a very healthy boy who is beyond ready to learn about trust, love, and feeling safe and warm.  He has been a favorite with everyone who meets him – almost love a first sight.  We’re thinking his heart must be a large as his size.  His foster mom can’t say enough wonderful things about him – she absolutely feel in love with him after a day.


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It always saddens us when a senior lab is misplaced, so we wanted to help Envy resettle with a family that will provide the love this dear 8 year old girl deserves.  She is a little hesitant and reserved, but extremely gentle.  She is a medium size girl with a beautiful, lustrous coat.  She walks very well on a leash and knows some manners.  We believe she will transition beautifully once she knows she is safe.




Jett is perfect if you’re looking for a smaller boy.  He is a very sweet dog 1 year old who needs some confidence building and reassurance.  Since he is new, he needs to settle a bit before we can really determine his true nature, as he currently is a little wiggly and confused.  He is very responsive to praise and petting and like all the dogs, he’s just looking for someone to care for him and provide the consistency he needs to thrive.