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We do not understand why Carly is being overlooked, because she is an absolutely wonderful girl.  She is incredibly loving and will be a very devoted family member.

BONUS UPDATE: Carly has made remarkable progress over the last few weeks.  She is fully house trained and does well in a crate.  She is fantastic on walks, and loves every single person she meets.  She has worked with a trainer and knows her basic commands, and quickly became one of the trainer’s favorite dogs. She has yet to encounter a face that doesn’t need her sweet kisses.  Carly does great with male dogs of all sizes, but has issues with dominant females, so she would be best as an only dog or with males.  She did not chew anything in our house other than her toys, and loves to go for rides.  Some people say rescue dogs have problems, but her only problem is she doesn’t have a family to call her own.

Carly is a two year old female that is looking for a fair chance to find her forever home. She was originally brought to CLR due to family allergies, adopted, and returned because it wasn’t the right match for the family. Like most dogs in transition, Carly needs patience, guidance, and consistency in her life and an opportunity to feel safe.  Currently, she is having a blast in day care, and we have had an excellent trainer work with her. We not only adore Carly, but are very proud of her, and feel she is ready to find the best family that will give her the chance she deserves.


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Yoshi is a young chocolate who is 1-2 years old.  He is another owner surrender, and we were told that the owner’s son required extra time, and he could not continue to care for the dog.  For someone looking for a smaller lab mix, he only weighs 32 pounds, although he does need to put on a little more weight. We have worked with a trainer to help Yoshi manage his energy, and he does require exercise and consistency to manage his youthful exuberance. Regardless, we think he would be the perfect cuddle buddy. This sweet boy needs a home to provide him the stability of a loving family.

VOLUNTEER OBSERVATIONS: Yoshi-“Very well behaved on leash.  He is making huge strides and is becoming quite a gentleman. Very good listener with good eye contact. Sits and lays on command. Beautiful coat that looks like he has highlights!”

Zoie Tennessee

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Zoie is a darling senior who is the final girl to arrived with her siblings at CLR when she was left at a shelter after her dad passed away. She has a huge heart and is an absolute love.  We feel compelled to help seniors knowing how much they deserve being in a loving home.  Adopting a senior pup is incredibly rewarding, not only the dog, but for her caretakers.  Zoie’s is challenged with her hearing, but it doesn’t effect her wonderful disposition and loving heart.  Her foster mom has repeatedly shared how much she adores her, and we would love for her to be able to permanently settle in her forever home.

Hershie Tennessee

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Hershie is one of the wonderful 10 year old seniors that arrived at CLR when her owner passed away, and his wife could not care for the dogs.  She is an absolute sweetheart, and her foster mom raves about her temperament.  She is a nice care-taker of her sibling, Zoie, who follows Hershie’s lead.  Although she is currently in a foster home, we would love for her to be welcomed into her forever home where she can get some extra loving attention.

SAMANTHA (Sam) Tennessee


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10 year old Samantha arrived with her siblings and is currently enjoying life at Camp Senior.  Again we are grateful to Pilots ‘n Paws for bringing her to CLR.  Her owner passed away and his wife was not able to care for the dogs, and they we taken to a shelter.  Without our help, we cringe thinking about what their future would have looked like.  Sam’s foster mom thinks she a terrific girl with a wonderful personality.  We could not agree more, and hope she can find a family to open their hearts to this wonderful girl.

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Lance is a wonderful 1 year who was surrendered by his owner and arrived at CLR. Apparently, Lance found entertainment chasing the neighbor’s cows and the elderly owner realized he just was not able to care for an active puppy, especially an 80 pound, strong boy.  When we brushed Lance, we could not believe how much he needed to be groomed, which was further evidence that he needs to find a family that has the ability to maintain his care.  For a puppy, we found him very cooperative and affectionate, and his transporter said he was a very good traveler. Lance is definitely ready to find his forever family and settle into a routine filled with comfort and love.

VOLUNTEER COMMENTS: “Lance-What a mellow and loving boy.  When we picked him up at the door for our walk, he literally stood on his hind legs and hugged  me. Very good on a leash, he didn’t pull at all despite his size.”

Lance is doing great.When Lance and Brewster met today, tails were vigorously wagging. He does exceptionally well on the leash, and responds beautifully to a heel command. When I tugged once with the leash, because he was getting a little too far ahead, he immediately stopped and sat right down. He is really an amazing dog!

Jelly Bean

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Jelly Bean is a rather small 1-2 year old lab mix.  She is a little over 40 pounds and desperately needed help.  A good Samaritan found her under a bridge near the expressway, and we hate to think of her prospects without CLR stepping up. It’s a mystery how she got there, but she is now safe.  She has had minimal guidance in the manners department, and we are working with her to help her learn. Once she understands what is expected, we think she will be a wonderful family companion.

FOSTER UPDATE:  After working with a professional trainer, Jelly Bean has joined her foster family, and we just received this update: “Jellybean is doing great. She is a super sweet girl with a lot of energy. She loves running, getting in the pool, and playing with as many toys as possible.  She gets super excited about food, and we are working with her on sitting and waiting until we give her permission to eat. Another fun activity she loves is going for car rides and enjoying the scenery and the wind blowing her face.”

Jelly Bean Enjoying Life with her Foster Family



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Arianna is a 2 year old chocolate female that recently arrived.  She was surrendered by her family, but they never gave a reason.  In fact, they just dropped her off and left. We wish we had some background information, but unfortunately, that often is the case. The shelter said she was a very sweet girl and did well with other dogs and the staff.  As we learn more about her, we will share our observations.

FOSTER UPDATEGood things do come in small packages,  Arianna is no exception! She is on the smaller side at 50lbs, but has a huge heart.  She loves everybody she meets and is very affectionate.  She also has a playful side, but never gets too rough with our older dogs or son.   She is house broken, walks decently on a prong collar, is fine in her crate, and doesn’t appear to be destructive.  She does sit on command, and I’m sure given the opportunity, she would love to learn more.


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Jax is a 1.5 year old black male who made many friends on his journey to CLR.  Everyone who meet this awesome boy could not stop raving about him.  He’s what we consider a one-in-a million dogs. Great disposition, beautiful boy, and very loving.  His pictures express his personality quite well, and we know he will find a family that will be equally as wonderful.

FOSTER UPDATE:  Jax is settling in well and gets along with our other two dogs. He is very smart and knows basic commands. He very active and loves to play fetch and drops the ball at your feet. He’s a happy guy that is always wagging his tail. We are working on walking closely on a leash. He’s a great dog and will make someone very happy.

Jax at his foster home


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The name Adonis fits this 2 year old male perfectly, because he is simply GORGEOUS! Believe us when we say he is quite the handsome boy and weighs a healthy 73 pounds. He was found as a stray, and a diligent effort was made to locate his family, but no one stepped up to claim him. He has a very good disposition and gets along well with everyone,  but like so many of our arrivals, he will need guidance and obedience training. His potential is endless, and we are so happy to help Adonis find a family that will cherish him forever.

FOSTER UPDATE:  “Adonis is doing great! He and Dexter are getting along very well. Adonis has been very good about going to the bathroom outside, walking on the leash, and he slept well in the crate last night. He is literally my shadow and follows me everywhere. He is adorable and loves attention but also is happy laying nearby on his dog bed.”  
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Brewster  a 1.5 – 2 year old male.  He isn’t too large at only 65 pounds, and we have discovered he is a fun loving boy. Although he needs some manners training, he wants to please and will respond well to proper guidance. He gets along well with other dogs and is a friendly boy who loves positive attention.  Although we do not know the origin, he has some wounds, but they are quickly healing.  We are happy he is now safe with us, and will we be thrilled when he finds a family to love and protect him. It is difficult knowing he has had challenges in his short life and promise him a much brighter future.

Jo Jo


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JO JO, along with Rocksy, recently arrived at CLR.  We suspect there is some Great Pyrenees in the bloodline of this gorgeous 2.5 year old. Both pups were abandoned by being pushed off the back of a pickup truck in a neighborhood.  Fortunately, a wonderful person, retrieved the dogs, took them in, vetted them, and began the search for a rescue, and that’s where we come in.  Currently, she is still a little timid, but very sweet and affectionate. She was wonderful during her bath and never even flinched when we clipped her nails or cleaned her ears. She also doesn’t pull on a leash and we all think she is not only beautiful but absolutely a wonderful lady.  Once she is feeling more secure and confident, we will see her personality emerge, and she will be ready to find her family. Given that opportunity and a chance, she will prove to be an amazing companion.



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2.5 year old ROCKSY arrived with Jo Jo, whom we suspect is her sibling, with the same scenario being dumped from the back of a pickup truck. Yes, it is incomprehensible how this happens, but it does. She is very sweet and gentle and loves to literally give hugs. She seems to be somewhat more confident and can be a little goofy in a good, fun way. One of our volunteers could not stop raving about  her. We are thankful she is now in our care, and we can help this wonderful dog find her happy ever after.


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One look at Morrison’s face, and you know he’s a heart-breaker.  This 5 year old has certainly not had too many advantages in his life.  His transporter said he was very gentle and well behaved and was particularly gentle taking treats.  He was found as a stray, has some scarring, and sadly is very thin at only 51 pounds.  In addition, he will begin treatment for heart-worm disease, which is further evidence of how much he was neglected. Although he is a little cautious in new situations, he relaxes when he feels comfortable. He loves being caressed  and responds affectionately to kindness. One look into his soft and tender eyes, and we knew we would have to help change his future.



When we heard Hershel’s story, there was no way we could ignore his need for help. we were told thatHershel is 7-8 years of age, but the reality is 12-14 years old and 100 pounds.  We are currently working with the vets to determine some of his medical needs. Loosing weight will definitely help his ACL problems and hips, and he has recently begun medication for hypothyroidism. Sadly, poor Hershel is also being treated in a less invasive way for heart-worm disease. Putting all this aside, he is an absolute sweetheart, and we desperately are hoping to help this neglected, tender-hearted boy find someone who will love and care for him.  We know there are many with the heart to bring an older dog into their lives to provide all the loving care they deserve.


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Barrett is a 6-7 year old male who recently arrived from TN. He was found as a stray, and this poor guy is being treated for HW disease, so he needs to relax and take it easy for another month while he’s being treated.  It makes us sad when a dog has not had the proper care and then is found as a stray.  He was saved just an hour before he was to be euthanized because of overcrowding, and we are relieved to know that we were able to save him. He is still somewhat confused and overwhelmed by all the changes he has experienced, but our volunteers enjoyed his company on a short walk last weekend and found him to be a gentleman.  He deserves the rest of his life to be one with good health and a loving family.



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This precious three year old, with a facial expression that can only warm your heart, is a recent arrival, and we are still learning about her.  She was found as a stray and before she arrived, we were told she does well with children as well as other dogs, and even cats (bonus!).  As we get to know her better, we will update her biography.

Well, we definitely know her better, and the following is her foster update, so apparently, she is one fabulous dog!  Renamed “Snuggle Bug” by her foster:

FOSTER UPDATE: Lady Bug is a fantastic dog! She is good-natured and loves being with our 4 dogs. She is energetic and playful but is also snuggly and loving. Maybe we should call her Snuggle Bug? She has great house manners and appears to be potty trained. She listens well and wants to please her people. Anyone would be lucky to have her.


The posted pictures of TITUS are not very flattering and indicative of how unsure he is of his new surroundings.  He is still a frightened little guy who was found as a stray.  He is only two years old and a smaller 44 pound lab/hound,  who is extraordinarily gentle.  He is slowly opening up and beginning to trust. When he arrived at the vet’s office, it was challenging to get him to move forward, and he just wanted to hide.  He now is comfortable with being loved on, and we are delighted to see his progress. Although he still needs to make progress feeling comfortable, he is continuing to improve and realize he may just need some extra time. We are confident that before too much longer, he will be showing us all his silly antics and ready to embrace his new family.

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Lady Bella is a five year old who was recently surrendered to a shelter by her family.  She is a little shy, but warms up quickly.  We were told she was part of a military family who was relocating and did not want to move her again.  They said it would disrupt her too much, so they opted for a shelter.  Most of us are aware that an owner surrender is not guaranteed safety in an over-crowed shelter, so we had to move quickly to save her. We never know if it is a lack of education or a lack of concern, especially when they additionally reported they really didn’t have time for her.  Hence, this absolute sweet lady is looking for a family that will indeed provide her the FOREVER, loving home she deserves.lady bella 1

UPDATE: One of our volunteers spent considerable amount of time with Lady Bella and could not stop singing her praises. The consensus is she may be a lab mix with Calahoula, which has a similar temperament to a lab.  She is such a loving dog and one of the staff said she has fallen completely in love with her. We can’t think of a better endorsement and wanted to share.




FOSTER UPDATE: When Lady Bella was dropped off at the rescue, I repeated heard comments like “The staff adores her”, and it’s very easy to see why.  She’s very sweet and just soaks up attention.  Lady Bella has one of the softest coats I’ve ever felt, which she quickly points out is great for petting.When I first brought her home, she was somewhat anxious, but considering she had just left the only family she had known for five years, that’s not surprising.  By the next day, she was comfortable and settled just fine.  She instantly made friends with my dogs and cats, as well as the human members of my household.

As you can see from the photos, her other favorite thing, besides people, is lying in the sun.  Bella says outdoors is the best, but sun shining in through the window will do as well.  She’s also a exuberant tail-wagger, and I especially enjoy the thump, thump of  her tail if you just look in her direction.

Lady Bella says she’d be happy to let you scratch behind her soft ears for as long as you want.  We encourage you to reach out to CLR so you can meet this wonderful little lady.

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Roland is another absolutely precious pup that recently graced our rescue. He is about 10 months old and not a very big boy.  He loves to smile and is one very happy pup who was found as a stray prior to coming to CLR.  He does great with other dogs, but he is not good with cats and will chase them. Therefore, we do NOT recommend he is placed in a home with cats. We will embellish on his bio as we learn more about him.