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Josie is a particularly special girl to CLR. We thought she had found her home, but she was recently returned because she did not do well with their miniature Schnauzer. Apparently, from what they shared, 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.


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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 :-)  Heartworm treatment is very stressful and painful for dogs, and she has maintained her sweet, loving demeanor throughout the challenging 2 months of restricted activity and painful injections. 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.

Cinderella (Cindy)


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.Cindy 2

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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This 9 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.

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 mo.old.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.

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This playful 9 mo.old is an absolute love.  He currently weighs approximately 60 pounds, but is obviously still growing and filling out.  He is wonderful with people and loves playing with other dogs.  Our volunteers describe him as very sweet and gentle. He does well on a lead, doesn’t jump, and is an affectionate boy. He is comfortable making eye contact during training sessions too, which is indicative of his potential to learn. For some unknown reason, his original owner apparently docked his tail, but it doesn’t inhibit him from being a very happy boy. This all adds up to an extraordinary amount of superlatives for a dog who just arrived, which gives us the impression that he will be an absolute fabulous family addition.

ANOTHER FOSTER UPDATE: “Well after two weeks I’m still have nothing but positives to say about CT.  He’s just such a joyful dog with a great disposition.  It’s funny to watch his little tail practically vibrate with excitement when he’s happy!
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     He has absolutely attached himself to my four year old, Kosar and I’m certain he thinks Kosar is his big brother.  They even look a lot alike (CT even tries to make one ear floppy like Kosar’s). Kosar is very patient and CT seems to have an excellent ability to read his behavior and not push the playing too far.
      We’re working on housebreaking, he’s generally good, and he’s had a couple of minor chewing mishaps but CT says, “Hey, I’m still a pretty much a pup, you know?”  His appetite is excellent, just like all labs, but he knows to stay out of the way of my other two as they finish their meals.”
 He’s looking for his forever family, and we promise you would never regret for moment opening your home to this wonderful boy!
FOSTER UPDATE: Well, what can I say about CT other than wow, what a pup!  What he lacks in a tail (which wags just fine, thank you very much) is certainly made up for many times over by his excellent personality.  It’s hard to believe CT is only 9 months old.  While he will show bursts of puppy exuberance, he is for the most part, a very calm Lab and is quite well behaved.
He quickly made himself at home with my two dogs and thinks my younger one is a great playmate.  They “helped” me rake leaves yesterday and I don’t know how I could have done it without them. He finds my cats interesting for a sniff or two, but,  otherwise, leaves them alone.
So far no accidents in the house, and he slept through the night just fine in my room with the rest of my pack.  I haven’t tried crating him yet, but he hasn’t exhibited any bad behaviors, so I don’t know if it would be necessary.
All in all, CT will be the perfect Lab for a family who wants a young dog in a loving, grown up package.
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VOLUNTEER UPDATE: We were available to spend some extra time with CT and are completely enamored with this wonderful boy. He is such a sweetie! He is exceptionally friendly and unbelievably affectionate.  He is so receptive to a kind touch and just loves to be loved.  If you are interested in a loving companion, we think CT would be the perfect candidate.



Cricket is a 2 year old black female who is a little bit fragile from her previous neglect. She definitely needs some good nutrition and additional weight. She will work for treats, which is encouraging when teaching manners and is learning to sit and the ready command.  It’s so rewarding when the dogs are responsive, because we feel confident that they will adapt well to a new family and learn house rules. We are still getting acquainted with her, and will update her post as soon as we can, but we did want to introduce you as soon as we could. Obviously, we are suckers for those big floppy ears!


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Holly is an absolute precious 2-3 year old girl.  She is smaller than an average Lab at a delicate 45 pounds (it’s all relative).  She needs to learn some better leash manners, but is very affectionate and responds well to other dogs and new people.  Holly has the most beautiful dark, chocolate coat – it practically shimmers in the sun.  Holly is an adorable bundle of energy, but she definitely settles for some quiet and loving time. What we do know is that the perfect family is waiting for this sweet girl.



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.

Muddy Roger

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This adorable 5 month old male is such a wonderful boy and rather mild mannered for a puppy. He has the sweetest kisses and is exceptionally cooperative and obedient, which leads us to surmise that he will be an excellent student and easily learn house rules and good manners.   When he arrived, he appeared relatively calm, considering he had just traveled quite a distance prior to arrival. We hope he finds his family soon, because not only does he deserve to find his family, but as a youngster we want him to have the opportunity to join and learn what life is like in a loving home where he can grow and thrive.Muddy


Kingsley is an absolutely magnificent 2 year old male. He was surrendered by an elderly gentleman who was not able to care for his beloved pet any longer, and we understand it was a tearful departure.  In honor of his love for his dog, we promised we would make sure he found a wonderful home.  We believe he needs some leash training and basic obedience to enhance his manners, but his heart is tender, and his potential is endless.


Clayton is a beautiful 2 year old male who is thriving in his foster home.  He loves car rides and shopping with his foster mom and her foster family is enjoying him immensely.

FOSTER UPDATE: Clayton is a friendly, affectionate and curious young boy.  He gets along well with our dogs, ranging from a very small poodle to a couple newfoundlands.  He’s a quick study, learning to walk on a leash and getting the hang of some simple commands.  He sleeps through the night in his crate and hasn’t had any potty accidents in the house.  He rode beautifully in the car when we took him to Lowes, and he strolled down the isles, remaining calmly at our side.  Several customers wanted to pet him and an employee remarked what a nice temperament he has. At home, he enjoys laying in the kitchen while we’re cooking, watching everything with his bright shiny eyes.  He really is a pleasure to have in our home.”


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It’s time for precious  Lucy to catch a break.  When she first arrived it was obvious she had not been well cared for during her 1 1/2 years on this planet. Everyone who knows her and has spent time with her says she is just an affectionate sweet girl. She’s been subjected to too many transitions and now it’s Lucy’s turn to understand that she’s truly safe and wanted. Lucy is searching to find a family to  give her a chance to settle in and know that they have made a lifetime commitment, and will provide her the love and security she deserves.




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Milo is unequivocally one of the all-time sweetest boys.  How anyone let him go is a complete mystery.  He has a huge heart and his foster thinks he is the best foster she has ever had.  That is saying something, because we’ve lost count of her numbers.

He is estimated to be 9 years old, but has the spirit of a much younger dog and is an active, fun loving boy.  He is housebroken and has excellent manners.  He truly encompasses everything we love about labs.

Foster Update:  “Milo has to be hands down my most favorite foster. He is such a sweet boy.  House broke, no need for a crate although  I am sure you could put him in one,  but no need.   He must be a young 9 years since he sure doesn’t act like he is old.  I don’t think he has had much love in his life and probably beaten with the way he reacts if you raise your voice or hand.    He has joined the pack and pushes his way to the front for attention, but never growls, or reacts to other dogs being near his food, treats, toys or shoving him out of the way for their turn at attention.  He walks on a lead although a little timid with a lead, again, I think he may have been beaten with one.  He like the cats and cuddles with them or allows them to cuddle with him.    He does not tear things up and waits patiently for his food or treats.    Unlike other labs, he is underweight so  he gets extra treats, but always takes them nicely and shares if need be. He has chosen his pillow and goes there when he is ready for bed at night.   Milo is looking for a forever family that will give him so much love and attention to make up for  all that he missed out on.  You just may be the perfect family for this exceptionally special boy.”