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Daxter is another newcomer who recently arrived and we are just learning about him.  He went for a walk today and he did well on a leash, although he has not had the privilege of learning very many commands.  He will sit (sometimes), but gives the impression of being a quite learner and wanting to please.  He is very affectionate and dog and people friendly, so we believe he will adapt quickly and become a wonderful family addition.


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Apollo is just an amazing guy 1-2 year old!  An absolutely lovable boy looking for a family to share their home with him.  He is fully vetted and so ready to settle into a family routine.  His exuberance needs to be tempered a little, but he is just seeking attention and affection. He is so hungry for hugs and human contact, and he would be such a loyal companion. His ability to grab your heart is nearly overwhelming.



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Roxie, a chocolate girl, is Diamond’s sister and also 1 year old.  She is very affectionate and responds very well to people.  She is a little frightened around some dogs until she feels comfortable, but having just arrived, we are sure she will adjust well given a little time and some confidence.  It’s difficult to imagine the trauma many of the dogs have experienced in a very short time. She had a very long transport before finally arriving at CLR, and believe she will settle in beautifully in a relatively short period of time.  She is also fully vetted and ready to find a loving family.


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Can we say Diamond in the Ruff?  Diamond is a year old female whom we are fortunate to bring to our rescue.  We saved her in her 11th hour and so relieved we could make this happen.  She has a gentle nature and reciprocates attention and affection and approaches all people with a wagging tail. She does exceptionally well with other dogs (especially her sister, Roxie). She walks well on a leash and isn’t easily distracted by surrounding distractions.  So far, we are quite impressed.  She is fully vetted and ready to find a family to give her the glittering life she deserves.



gilligan 1Gilligan came back to us recently, so we are looking again to find him a home, but it must be the RIGHT home.  He really is wonderful and loving with people, but he has a few triggers around certain other dogs.  Sometimes he ignores other dogs, and other times he is fearful and ready to pounce.  Since he is a very strong boy, he needs a family who can not only work with him, but who can manage his strength.  We sure don’t want to give up finding him the right home. Several volunteers are spending time walking and socializing him and frankly, they think he’s just wonderful.  If you feel Gilligan is the right fit for your family, please let us know so he can relax and know what it feels like to be loved and safe.



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Jasper just arrived, and we know he isn’t all labbie, but is as sweet as can be.  One look into his soft, gentle eyes and we knew we had to help this boy.  He had a very long ride to Cincinnati and was a perfect gentleman on his journey.  His transporter repeatedly said what a wonderful well-balanced boy he was and such good company.  We feel very fortunate to be able to help him find his new family.


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Cassidy, an owner surrender female, just arrived on Friday and is scheduled for vetting and spaying this week. We are just learning a little bit about her, but she seems like a very friendly and sweet girl. We just love her soulful expressive eyes.   We will update soon, but wanted to introduce you to this pretty girl.

Cassidy’s Story: What we DO KNOW is that Cassidy recently had a litter of puppies, her previous owners sold the puppies, and then said they didn’t want to bother with her anymore (do we suspect she served her purpose?). Her eventual good fortune was coming to CLR so we can find a family who will love this girl and provide her the love she deserves.


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We have a gentle older boy who is currently is in a wonderful foster home. We are so grateful that one of our volunteers stepped up to help this boy. This sweet chocolate boy was found with an electrical cord around his neck, (we also suspect he was thrown from a car) left for dead.  He was in shock when a Good Samaritan found him. There is a possibility he was thrown from a car. Scooter is in between 8 and 10. Scooter is being vetted and will then be ready for a family who will provide him not only a comfy bed, but also lots of tender care and love.  We can’t think of a more deserving guy.  This is another heartbreaking case but we have promised Scooter nothing but happiness moving forward.  

Scooter is bonding beautifully with her foster sibling, Missy, and finally learning what it feels like to be safe and comforted.

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We are happy to welcome Codie to our rescue, but he is our 43rd dog to be diagnosed with Heart-worm, so he is currently being treated. He is still able to be adopted, but needs inactivity and quiet while he recovers.  HW is so easy to avoid by administering a monthly pill, but sadly, too many people do not.  We feel one of our goals is to help educate people about HW prevention.  If detected, it is a costly and uncomfortable treatment for the dog; if undetected, the dog will most likely die.  Therefore, that is why we do not hesitate to help the dogs with HW that come into our care, especially a sweet 1 1/2 year old like Codie.  He is an affectionate boy, just looking for some tender care and a family.  Once he is able to have some activity, he will need to learn some manners, but he definitely has the heart and disposition to bring much joy to your family.

FOSTER UPDATE: ” Codie is doing a nice job in his foster home. He does a great job on his very short walks, but I can tell he really wants long walks and to play with my dogs.  His manners are improving, and got nice compliments at the vet today saying he is much more calm and settled than he was when he was with them!  It’s still a work in progress, but he’s made great progress with his current limitations.  Codie is going to be a great, affectionate addition to someone’s family!  Crate/house trained and great with kids!”

Dugan and Grady

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These two yellow males just arrived, but we wanted to post their pictures, but really haven’t had the opportunity to learn much about them.  They are not very large at 60-62 pounds, and they will need some better nutrition. Their transporter was very impressed by their good manners, but we certainly need to learn more about their personalities. Dugan is an affectionate boy who is dog and people friendly, but need some practice walking on a leash.

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We just got word that Grady is HW positive, so will begin treatment shortly.  He is still very adoptable, just will need very limited activity and rest for a month.

UPDATE: Grady has mastered several commands: ready, sit, down, and off.  He is quite affectionate, but a little unsure of some other dogs until he feels comfortable in their presence.  Since his activity is limited, he hasn’t had the adequate opportunity to socialize while he is recovering from his HW.


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Lucky is another owner surrender who is between 2 and 3.  He knows several commands: ready, sit, off, and heel and generally walks comfortably on a leash, but occasionally needs a reminder.  He is a very affection boy and gets along well with another dogs and people, but may be a little cautious until he feels comfortable.  We know very little about his history, but what we do know is that he deserves a family who will devote their time and love to this young man.

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: Lucky is very friendly and playful with other dogs and humans, but he needs reminders to settle down.  He is a very strong dog and needs an owner who can handle is exuberance.  He’s very smart and inquisitive and if directed, will be an amazing companion.


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Mallory is the absolute sweetest, most adorable girl.  She was recently surrendered and we all think she is fabulous.  When she came in, we were told she was six, but we suspect she may be closer to 7 or 8.  She doesn’t act like an old lady and just has the cutest personality.  She is affectionate toward all people and gets along well with other dogs. Fortunately, one of our wonderful volunteers took her home, mainly because we just are  never comfortable with seniors not being in a home environment.  He said she just melted in with his pack and was doing great.

UPDATE:  “MALLORY IS INCREDIBLY ADAPTABLE. She goes up and down the stairs like a champ. Knows her way around everything already.”

UPDATE: We had Mallory seen by the doctor yesterday, because we suspected problems with her vision.  The diagnosis/prognosis is that she is nearly blind and can potentially loose her sight altogether. This doesn’t stop this amazing girl from being one of the happiest and most loving dogs of all-time.



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We just adore this energetic cutie pie and think she is just a bundle of joy. When she came to CLR, we realized she needed some discipline to help her learn house rules and manners, and are so impressed with her progress. Her time with her foster family has taught her so many manners and she has learned to comfortably adjust to her family’s routine.

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: This little lady is learning her manners and knows: ready, sit, and come.  With a well-fitted training collar, she walks very well.  She is exceptionally affectionate, dog and people friendly. She really is a sweetheart, rather petite and feminine. She has abundance energy for a fun-loving active family.

FOSTER UPDATE: “Oh My Gosh! This dog is amazing! S’More came to my house as a foster and has just been a joy all day. She loves the fenced backyard and playing with my other dogs. She is the happiest girl. She is crate trained, housebroken and is really building her confidence. She would certainly blend into any family and would probably enjoy a doggie brother or sister. She wants to please and learns very quickly. Sweet, sweet girl!”


Paddy is the precious brother of Clancy, although not from the same litter, and couldn’t be any cuter.  This 5 month old little guy gets along well with other dogs and is an easy going pup.  Although he is a typical puppy, he is ready to learn about being the perfect family companion. His foster family is having a wonderful time with him, and said he is just a wonderful puppy. He is crate trained, potty trained, and sleeps through the night in his crate.  We think that’s pretty amazing for a puppy.



Clancy is a 7 month old little GIRL who is just adorable.  She is a typical pup with an adorable, playful personality. She gets along beautifully with other dogs and is ready to find a family to give her a loving home. Her foster family thinks she is just amazing- she has not had any accidents in the house at all and has been such a joy.  Not only is she house broken, but also crate trained and sleeps well through the night.  Her fosters have done such a wonderful job helping her get ready for her forever home.


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Little Collin is just 10 months old and quite thin at 40 pounds.  We doubt he will be a very big boy, but definitely needs some good nutrition and added weight.  He is playful and very sweet.  He rode beautifully for his transporter and just slept the entire trip.  He appears to be quite bright and a quick learner, which is wonderful for teaching house rules. He has a lot of energy, which will be best for an active family. He is very loving and wants to please, but needs focused obedience to achieve that goal of becoming the well-manned sweet guy we know he can be.



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Wilbur, a one year old black male, that is a favorite at the kennel.  He has an incredibly loving personality and has the innate ability to warm your heart. He gets along exceptionally well with other dogs, just loves people, and is incredibly joyful and loving. At only 25 pounds he is a great little lap buddy.

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: Wilbur has come so far learning several commands: sit, come, stay, and off. He is doing so well on a leash and warmly  greets everyone who approaches him. He seems to have learned his boundaries when playing with other dogs and does well in doggy daycare.  He is a little startled by loud noises and traffic, but that doesn’t interfere with his capacity to be a very loving pup.