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Australian Cattle Dog/Red Heeler Mix- Hemsworth AKA Hemi

Male Puppy Australian Cattle Dog (mixed)
Meet Hemsworth, Hemi for short. Hemsworth is approximately 5 months old. We are using  November 01, 2021 as a DOB since we don't know mu... show more
Meet Hemsworth, Hemi for short. Hemsworth is approximately 5 months old. We are using  November 01, 2021 as a DOB since we don't know much about his birth origins but we do know that he lost all of his front teeth when he arrived in rescue.. Hemsworth gained his name due to being an Australian Cattle Dog (AKA Blue Heeler) Hemi is giving the Hemsworth Brothers a run for their money and Hemi is winning. Hemi gets along with other dogs and will really need a playmate to keep him company and exhaust him. Hemi is a lover and just loves being  held and snuggling which are wonderful traits. Hemi is a big boy but loves being held. Hemi either goes in a crate or an x-pen when his foster mom goes to work. Hemi does not know he can jump put of the pen so that's a good thing. Hemi has moved the pen around because, well, he can... If you are not familiar with the Australian Cattle Dog breed they are alert, intelligent, and are loyal. Hemi will need a job because he is a working dog. Hemi may be a great fit for agility, flyball, flying disc competition or any other physical activity. Hemi is a handful and will need another dog to show him the ropes and wear him out. Hemi loves all other dogs however he does not know his size and loves to "hug" the smaller dogs who are not fans of this move.  Hemi has not fully mastered potty training but he is close; most accidents only happen when he is playing. Hemi is definitely a puppy. He loves to run off with your shoes, socks, pants, or anything that you are planning on wearing that day.  The game is not to tear it apart but plain ole thievery. This could easily be adorable however he has to learn to be a good housemate. Hemi survived parvo and is now doing amazing, one would never know he was so sick in early March. Hemi is now healthy and growing very well. Hemi gained 7.6lbs in 3 weeks. Hemi has not learned how to walk on a leash yet because of parvo and he has had only social interactions with his foster family and foster dog brothers. Hemi starts that training on March 30, 2022.  Hemi will be UTD on vaccinations and neutered prior to adoption. If you are interested in adopting Hemi please fill out an application. Hemsworth's adoption fee is $500. show less
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Chihuahua - Rosie

Female Senior Chihuahua
UPDATE: Rosie is still loving life at her foster mom's house. She has a bossy but sweet disposition. She is just a girl who knows what s... show more
UPDATE: Rosie is still loving life at her foster mom's house. She has a bossy but sweet disposition. She is just a girl who knows what she wants and when she wants it. She is kennel trained and house trained. She loves a soft dog bed to sleep in and will sometimes share with her foster siblings. Rosie doesn't play with toys, but since she has lost a bit of weight, she is a little more active and does a silly little dance when she is happy. Rosie would prefer a quiet home where she could be doted on like the princess she is.  Rosie is a sweet Chihuahua senior that loves being a lap dog. Her hobbies are sleeping, eating and hollering at her foster mom to pick her up and put her on the couch. She is a hoot! She has this deep voice that doesn't look like it should come from a little dog.  Rosie came from a full shelter in Texas. She is getting along with her foster siblings. She lets then know what her boundaries are. She doesn't like them to get too close to her food bowl. Rosie has packed on the extra Covid weight just like her foster mom so they will be working on getting out there and doing some exercises to slim down a bit. Rosie has been spayed, microchipped and is up to date on shots. She has a vet appointment on June 18 to check out a big lump on her side and will have a dental cleaning done before she can be adopted.  The adoption fee for Rosie is $250 show less
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Dachshund Mix - Missy

Female Adult Dachshund 31 Flavors Mixes (mixed)
This is Missy. She is a 7-year-old Heinz 47 mix, what she is mixed with we have no idea :).  She weighs about 12 pounds though she needs... show more
This is Missy. She is a 7-year-old Heinz 47 mix, what she is mixed with we have no idea :).  She weighs about 12 pounds though she needs a little more weight on her. She comes from an extreme hording situation in Texas where she had very little (if any) human contact. Because of this lifestyle she is skittish of people at first but after a couple days she has become a snuggle bug. She still is very timid of people standing or walking near her. If you sit down, she will be happy to come jump on your lap for some loves.  She gets along very well the resident dogs of the house. No idea how she would so with cats but I can’t see her being anything but curious/scared of them. Missy would love to have a quiet family that had another dog that would keep her company and give her a play partner. She does have a little separation anxiety when you first leave the house but then she settles in. Nothing destructive, she just whimpers and cries for a 20 minutes or so then returns to playing with the other animals or just laying close to them for support and comforting. Missy has done well with her potty training and will use a potty pad with some accidents if another dog has not “pre marked” the area. She will cover it up rather then use a potty pad. Outside potty training will be more of a challenge as she has a fear being left outside or being tied up. Because of her past and her being an escape artist she will need a home with a fenced yard and a family with no small children. She is no threat to them at all, but she has a fear of the erratic movements of the mini humans. We are constantly working on her walking on a leash. She will squirm and get out of any collar or harness to get away from being tied up. I can only imagine the trauma that caused this immense fear of a leash, we just keep reminding her it will never happen again. Update 02/13/22: We are constantly working on Missy being on a leash and she has now gotten to where she doesnt fight to get out of the leash and harness. However she is still really scared to be outside so instead of smelling and doing her business she is wanting to fdo anything to get you pick her up and hold her. It's not a huge stride, but its a step in the right direction It will need to be a special family to take in a dog like Missy, but she is hoping they are out there and after what she has been through, she deserves that special place. She is up to date on her shots and is ready to go to a furever home, her adoption fee is $300.00 show less
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Goldendoodle - Fenway

Female Adult Goldendoodle
Fenway is a 4-5 year old goldendoodle, weighing in at approximately 45 pounds.  She is very sweet, but extremely shy.  You can tell she'... show more
Fenway is a 4-5 year old goldendoodle, weighing in at approximately 45 pounds.  She is very sweet, but extremely shy.  You can tell she's lived a hard life so far, and we are so excited to begin the transition to her retirement.  She loves to follow her humans around and relax in the nearest dog bed or sometimes near to them on the couch. However, she is nervous when being approached so would not do well in a home with young children. She is not scared of her leash and is easily guided towards wherever we're going. She would be a flight risk if she were to get off her leash, but she has not tried to escape from her foster family at all. A fenced yard is important for her safety and security. Fenway is indifferent towards cats and enjoys the company of other dogs.  She will wag her tail and otherwise have a calm demeanor with the other dogs, she just doesn't quite know how to play with them yet.  She follows the other dogs' leads when it's time to go potty outside and when it's time to go back inside.  Fenway will be most successful with an experienced and confident dog in her forever home to model pet behavior for her.  Fenway sleeps great in her kennel at night and seems to feel safe and comfortable in it, though we're sure she would do well outside of a kennel as well. She has not had any accidents in her foster home yet and always potties outside with the other dogs. Fenway will be up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed before she is adopted to her forever home.  Her adoption fee is $400.  Are you ready to take this pretty girl home? show less
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Mini Australian Shepherd- Kanga- SPECIAL NEEDS

Female Puppy Australian Shepherd
Kanga is a an almost 3 month old mini Australian Shepherd.  She is small at between 4 and 5 pounds. Her adoption fee is $500. She is a d... show more
Kanga is a an almost 3 month old mini Australian Shepherd.  She is small at between 4 and 5 pounds. Her adoption fee is $500. She is a double merle girl, so due to this breeding she is BLIND AND DEAF. It does not slow this girl down though. She HATES to be alone and loves to be doted on. She is fine with other dogs, but they have to be patient with a dog that cannot take social cues. She does like to be with her person too. Kanga also was diagnosed with allergies. She had to do a round of steroids due to the severity of her reaction. She currently has to have all food/treats without any chicken product. It seems to be helping. If her allergies cannot be controlled by a chicken free diet, then she will need to be on prescription food for the rest of her life. Keeping her safe is top priority. No small children in the home is a must. Large breed dogs will be assessed on a Case by case basis. Home modifications might be needed as well (baby gates etc) to keep her safe. Right now she is a puppy and has no clue to slow down, but she should learn over time. She is super sweet until you contain her. She HATES the kennel and will screech while in there and she climbs out of an ex pen. Little stinker. She will make a great dog, just has to be the right home. show less
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Pomeranian - Meredith

Female Pomeranian
Meredith is a beautiful red sable Pomeranian girl. She snuck into rescue with a big secret. She was about to have her last litter of pup... show more
Meredith is a beautiful red sable Pomeranian girl. She snuck into rescue with a big secret. She was about to have her last litter of puppies! Meredith spent her first few months in rescue much like other moms of newborns; too busy focused completely on her pups to really do things for herself or try to learn any new habits. Now that her pups are gone and Meredith is an empty nester, she has shifted her focus to learning new things for herself and is transforming into a real family pet! We are told Meredith is nine years young but this little firebrand has a lot of pep in her step!  Meredith has learned to walk on a leash and is becoming much more consistent with her potty training. She is starting to value relationships with people and wants to always be in the same room or within eye sight of her foster mom (This is a big deal for Meredith!). Though she's not quite brave enough yet to want to be a lap dog, she does frequently situate herself directly beneath wher her foster mom is sitting. She is enjoying pets and has started to engage in playful running outside in the yard.   Meredith gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home. She is a little shy with humans but is getting braver every day! Meredith's ideal forever family will have plenty of time to keep working with Meredith on her potty training. A fenced yard is not required, but would be helpful for making frequent trips outside. She responds well to positive reinforcement and is learning that she much prefers loving attention to treats or other reward systems. She is very smart and will make a great lifelong friend.  Meredith has recently been spayed, received a dental cleaning, and all of her vaccinations. The fee to adopt Meredith is $250. She qualifies for the Senior for Senior Discount, which means if the adoptir is 65 years or older, the adoption fee is $50 less  show less
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Pomeranian/Papillion mix - Bruno

Male Adult Pomeranian Papillon (mixed)
Update: 4/20/22 Bruno is still skiddish with humans, but seems to really enjoy the other dogs. Having another small dog, is a must for h... show more
Update: 4/20/22 Bruno is still skiddish with humans, but seems to really enjoy the other dogs. Having another small dog, is a must for him. When his foster siblings are out by the humans, he comes out too. He has even started coming into his foster parents bedroom to sleep, with the other dogs, at night. Bruno is continuing to make progress in his home   Update 12/27/21 this handsome little dude is making some progress. He is still scared around new people and tends to hide. But, Bruno, is becoming more settled in his foster home. He will come up to his family to sniff them and he has started taking some foods from their hands, cheese being one of his favorites. Bruno is such a sweet boy. He just needs a patient family to work with him.    Bruno is living life on the outside for the first time. He is a sweet 7-year-old Pom, who weighs about 10 pounds. He is, understandably, skittish and can be scared by fast movements and loud noises. He has only been living in a home for a few days, so it is very new to him.   Bruno is not potty trained, so he will need a patient family willing to work with him. He seems to like the other dogs in his foster, but he is still trying to figure out his humans.    Due to the fact that he is rather skittish, he would need a fully fenced yard and home that does not have small children. Bruno is neutered, current on his vaccinations, and microchipped. His adoption fee is $300.   show less
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Poo-chon - Budderific - Special Needs

Male Adult Poodle (Miniature) Bichon Frise (mixed)
Budderific (Buddy) is a sweet 8 year old male Poo-chon who was surrendered to a local shelter through no fault of his own.  The local sh... show more
Budderific (Buddy) is a sweet 8 year old male Poo-chon who was surrendered to a local shelter through no fault of his own.  The local shelter reached out to LWDR because Buddy couldn’t stay in the shelter because of his Addison’s disease.   Buddy has not had accident in his foster home and appears to be potty trained.  He is very food motivated and loves his treats.  Buddy is super laid back and he loves to cuddle.    He will need another fur sibling in his new home to play with.  Buddy loves to wrestle and play with the resident dogs in his foster home.  He will require a fenced yard because he loves to run and play off leash.  He is very fast.  He also tries to “door dart”. Buddy’s adoption fee is 250.00 He is already neutered, microchipped and is current on his vaccinations.  Buddy didn’t get his daily meds for his Addison’s for a period of time so we are working with our vet team to gradually get him back on the correct dose where he needs to be.  After his meds are at the right level he will need a dental. Dogs with Addison’s require an injection every 28 days and a daily oral medicine.  The bottle of medicine for his shots is 200.00 and will last for several months.  Buddy will also need blood checks every 14 days for awhile to ensure that he is receiving the correct dosages of his meds.  Buddy’s new family will need to be prepared to continue his medical treatment and medicines for the rest of his life.  Dogs with Addison’s can live a long and happy life. Update:  April 2 - Buddy is doing well with his current medicine dosage and schedule. He loves to go on car rides and to hang out with his family.  Buddy wears a belly band since he likes to mark in his foster home.  He is a happy guy that would love to find his fur ever home. Update March 2021:  Buddy lost a little weight when he went in for his last shot.  We are adding an acid reflux medicine to see if that will help.   We are an all-volunteer rescue located in Omaha, Nebraska.  All dogs are cared for in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted.  We do not have a facility. LWDR does not ship or transport dogs. Approved out of area adoptions are considered.  Adopters must be willing to travel to the Omaha area to complete adoption and take their new family member home as soon as their dog is medically and behaviorally cleared for adoption. show less
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Shih tzu- Brady

Male Adult Shih Tzu
4/20/22: Brady has his updated vaccines today. He seems to be doing great. He still has his eye drop once a day and bad knees, but he ge... show more
4/20/22: Brady has his updated vaccines today. He seems to be doing great. He still has his eye drop once a day and bad knees, but he gets around and is a pretty happy boy. The vet thinks his age might be closers to 9 now that he has been here longer. Brady likes to slowly wander the yard, but comes when called (most of the time). He is still not a lap dog, but he loves his dog bed. He knows which one is his and is out of sorts if another dog borrows it for a quick nap. He loves to bark at his reflection in the glass door at night too. He tolerates the others, but would be just fine as an only dog too.  UPDATE 12/20/21: Brady is back in foster care through no fault of his own. He is still the same boy as below. Maybe a little more shy.  Brady is a shih tzu that was rescued from his life in a kennel. We do not know his exact age, but the vets thinks 7 years old. He is only 6.8 pounds and a sweetheart. Brady loves to go outside! He is just figuring out toys which is adorable. He gets along with other dogs, but does not love puppies or dogs that are in his face.  Brady has a developed cataract in his right eye. Surgery and testing would be about $3800. His left eye is healthy, so we are not doing surgery at this time. He will need eye drops for life in his right eye to keep it from developing more changes. These drops are about $30 and should last 90 ish days.  Brady does not appreciate to be cooped up. If he is kenneled or in an ex pen when I am gone he poops everywhere. He is also very vocal when contained. Brady is a character and loves to bark at random things :)  Brady prefers a house with a fenced yard and no small kids. He will need a calmer house that will just love him for his may years to come.  show less
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Shih Tzu- Ezekiel

Male Adult Shih Tzu
Update 2/22/22: Ezekiel's is getting close to celebrating his 9th birthday. He has been. In rescue 1 year and 1 day as of today! This bo... show more
Update 2/22/22: Ezekiel's is getting close to celebrating his 9th birthday. He has been. In rescue 1 year and 1 day as of today! This boy has settled into his foster home, but his last update is still accurate. He is hilarious, but most people do not get to see his antics. Update 8/29/2021: Ezekiel still remains on all eye drops and pain medication. This will be his plan for the rest of his days. He still does not love to be petted or touched. He has been doing a good job with potty training, but goes in and out the one step on his own. He does not do well with lots of new people in his home. He needs a very quiet home that does not want a snuggly dog. He is a riot and a half once he settles in, but he is not going to be a cuddle bug.  UPDATE 3/10/21: Ezekiel has been reassessed for his issues. He will need to stay on 2 eye drops for the rest of his life. One is $31 and will last about a month. The other is $21.50 and will last for 2 to 3 months. These are life long meds to help with his dry eye. Both of his knees have luxating patella. It is painful for him, so he is getting pain meds everyday too for a happier life. Being on pain meds does require routine blood tests to make sure there is no damage to his organs. We understand this adds a cost to this cutie, but these are needed for his best life. He still is not great around people, but he runs and plays with the other dogs and has found toys as well. It is a riot to watch him play and enjoy life! Ezekiel is a 7 year old shih tzu that weighs 9.6 pounds. He is underweight currently. His adoption fee is $300.  Ezekiel has never lived life outside of a kennel and needs a patient home that will give him time to learn love. He is very sweet, but is not trusting of people. He LOVES the other dogs and he hops around and his tail wags when he sees them. I would say a household with older children only just because he is so skittish with people. A fenced yard or a exercise pen or way to contain him outside is a must!  Ezekiel has a bad luxating patella on his left knee. It will be something he has to live with, but it is noticeable.  He also has severe dry eye. He will.be on a couple medications for the rest of his life. This is a cost that a new owner needs to be aware of.  Ezekiel was named by another lwdr volunteer and she picked it because it means "God strengthens. " it is perfect for this little man as he learns about life and love in a home. He will probably never me a lap dog either. He will come around in his own time ♡ show less
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Shih Tzu - Lennon

Female Adult Shih Tzu
Lennon is an adorable small imperial size Shih Tzu. Her happy tail and wiggle butts are sure to win over your heart! Lennon can be shy a... show more
Lennon is an adorable small imperial size Shih Tzu. Her happy tail and wiggle butts are sure to win over your heart! Lennon can be shy at first meeting but becomes very friendly and lovable once she gets to know people. She has a spunky and playful personality, but she loves a good couch time snuggle too. Lennon is doing very well with her potty training and walks nicely on a leash. She is learning all of her house manners very well and is gaining her privledges to have free roam of her foster home.  Lennon's ideal home would be one that does not have stairs that she has to go up and down to get to places she is allowed to go in the home. She can manage a few small steps, but is very afraid of a full staircase. Her short stature makes them hard for her to navigate and she can easily slip. Her small size is best suited to a home without small children who may not be paying attention to where they are stepping or how rough they may be touching.  Lennon has dry eye syndrome, but it does not slow her down one bit! All that is needed to manage dry eye is an eye drop in the morning and in the evening, which she is very agreeable to letting her foster mom do. Her vision in one of her eyes is a little cloudy which probably contributes to why she is afraid of stairs. The cost of her eye drops is approximately $30 per month.  Lennon is a very sweet girl and has recently had all of her vaccinations updated as well as her spay and dental. Lennon's adoption fee is $300.  show less
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Silky terrier-Nastia

Female Senior Silky Terrier
UPDATE 12/14/21: Nastia is still a quirky girl. She has absolutely no interest in potty training to her foster mom's frustration. She al... show more
UPDATE 12/14/21: Nastia is still a quirky girl. She has absolutely no interest in potty training to her foster mom's frustration. She also has a GI issue that the vets are unsure of. We tried anti acid medication to help with the spontaneous vomiting, but it has not made a difference. Still not sure were those issues stem from. She is so sweet though and is best friends with Sienna. It is pretty cool to watch how protective Nastia is over her. Everyone deserves a friend like Nastia ♡ UPDATE 6/14: Nastia spent many days last week at the vet being treated for pancreatitis. She fought hard to win, but still is working on feeling 100%. She is learning to love the yard and it is so cute to watch her her go out and come in on her own. She is always curled up with foster sister Sienna. Another dog will be huge for her confidence!  Nastia is a 8 year old silky terrier. She is a big girl at about 14 pounds. She has been saved from her life in a kennel. She is a very sweet girl. Her tail is usually wagging and she does allow pets. She still isn't totally sure what is happening and doesn't stick around long, but is ok to be picked up and loved on for a bit.  Nastia is learning about potty training as well. She loves to go outside and follow the others dogs to see what life is all about. She will do best with a fenced yard because she does not understand a leash and still gets spooked. Nastia seems to get along with the other dogs and curls up with foster sister Sienna often. She might do best in a household without young kids, because that might be too much for her. Nastia is going to be an amazing family member. Her adoption fee is $250! show less
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Yorkie- Sienna

Female Adult Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier
Update 2/22/22: Sienna has not had a seizure since October! Yippee. She seems to be doing well on her medications. We continue to do blo... show more
Update 2/22/22: Sienna has not had a seizure since October! Yippee. She seems to be doing well on her medications. We continue to do blood tests as the vet requests to monitor her levels. The remain low, but since there have not been new seizures we are not changing her current medication load. She definitely knows her name and it cracks me up. I just have to call her and she comes right to the kitchen now to get her medication. She is so silly. Spring is around the corner, which means Sienna will be hard to get back into the house. She LOVES to be outside barking at the neighbor dogs and running the fence with them. She thinks she is pretty big and tough  :) Sienna has also found a love of toys and watching her play is heartwarming. She still requires another dog and a fenced yard, but really is a fun little girl. I also need to update her age to 8! She has been here for 9 months now and celebrated her "birthday" while being spoiled by her foster mom.  Update 10/14: Sienna had another severe seizure about a month ago. Another seizure medication (potassium bromide) has been added to her list. We are working on regulating her medication levels. Hopefully once we find the right levels we can start to ween her off some of her Keppra medication. She is still a sassy girl. Sienna still loves to bark and take naps. She is such a happy girl. She is best friends with foster sister Nastia and usually can be found with her. UPDATE 6/16: Sienna had another seizure last night. At this point it is probable that she has epilepsy and will be taking daily medication. This medication is roughly $30 to $60 a month. UPDATE 6/14: Sienna is a goofy girl. She barks A LOT. If she heard a noise or sees her reflection in the door she has to make sure to bark. She is not a quiet girl. She is getting a little better with touch, but does not want to be held or picked up. She enjoys being outside the most where she can run the fence and bark with the neighbor dogs :) Sienna is a 7ish year old chocolate yorkie. She weighs about 10 pounds. She is free after spending her life in a kennel. She is skittish and fearful of people. She LOVES other dogs (puppies are a bit much for her) and another dog will be really good for her. She will also require a fenced yard because of being scared and not wanting to be touched by people. She LOVES to be outside and always tries to get out the door as soon as it is open.  Sienna was spayed and have a dental this week. She has a grade 1 heart murmur, that just requires monitoring at this time. She did have a seizure her 2nd night in foster care. The vets are hopefully that it was a single incident, but something to note with her.  She will need a quiet home without active kids.  Sienna is a BEAUTIFUL girl that is looking forward to lots of love for the rest of her life! show less