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American Eskimo Mix - WAYLON

Male Adult American Eskimo Dog (mixed)

Waylon joined our rescue as an owner surrender when his family moved to an apartment. He is a neutered, American Eskimo mix, about 1-1/2... show more

Waylon joined our rescue as an owner surrender when his family moved to an apartment. He is a neutered, American Eskimo mix, about 1-1/2 years old. He is housebroken but has some anxiety issues that will require a special owner.   Waylon's breeder did not socialized him as a young pup. He takes a long time (may take a few months) to be comfortable with some people. Until Waylon is ready, he will not allow you to touch him.    Waylon’s forever home will allow him to move forward at his own pace, teach him love and manners to increase his confidence, and will NEVER use shouting or punishment as a training option. Waylon would be an excellent candidate for agility training. Agility would help expend his energy and the training would greatly enhance his confidence.    This timid, sweet boy has some very specific requirements for his forever home.  A single family home with a large fenced backyard. A quiet, calm household. Yelling and loud noises increases his anxiety. An owner that works from home or can take Waylon to work with him/her. Waylon has separation anxiety, and will bark for hours when he is left at home alone.  Requires an experienced dog owner. Waylon is very timid and has been know to fear bite. No children in the household younger than 12 years old. Preferably a home with another dog, similar in size or larger than Waylon. Another dog helps Waylon with his separation anxiety. Waylon is very high energy! He requires an owner that will walk or run with him EVERY DAY, summer & winter.  A CALM owner that ONLY uses positive reinforcement.   We were told Waylon is an American Eskimo / Alaskan Klee Kai mix. NOTE: Please do your research on these breeds. Alaskan Klee Kais may look like a husky but their tempermant is much different. They are typcially shy, especially with strangers and often express their emotions with whines and barks. Although they can be a challenging breed, an adoptor that is committed to lots of exercise and training can expect a loyal and sweet companion.   Waylon is neutered and will be current on all vaccinations by the time he is adopted. Waylon’s adoption fee is $400.  show less

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Border Collie Mix- Huck

Male Puppy Border Collie (mixed)

Meet Huck. Huck was born on June 15, 2020 to a Border Collie mom and an unknown father.   Huck currently weighs 28 lbs and he is continu... show more

Meet Huck. Huck was born on June 15, 2020 to a Border Collie mom and an unknown father.   Huck currently weighs 28 lbs and he is continuing to grow. His mom weighs about 45lbs. Huck as quite a bit of energy so he would do well in an active home. Huck is walking between 3 and 5 miles a day. He would do great with a running mom and /or dad. Huck is a smart boy and is learning quickly. He already knows the word and hand commands for sit and wait and we practice daily. Since 11.16.20 he has not had any potty accidents.  Huck loves to snuggle with his human and would prefer to sleep in bed or on the sofa.  When Huck is in a crate or an x-pen Huck will howl because he prefers to be free.  Huck will calm down after a while but for this reason Huck will need to go to a single family home. Huck will also need a fenced yard. No exceptions. Like most puppies, Huck is mischievous and curious, but his smile and charm saves him from the naughty chair. Huck likes to climb and is often found sitting on the patio table or in the bay window of his foster home.  Because Huck has so much energy and is a bit mouthy, he would do well in a home with children ages 12 and older. Huck's foster home continues to work with him on his manners and teething.  He loves Nylabones a stuffed animals.   Huck is very good with dogs smaller than him however Huckis not a fan of big dogs at all. Huck does very well in the dog park as long as he is in the small dog side. Huck is intimidated by trucks and other large autos so he will hide behind your legs until the big scary truck is gone, or he wants you to hold him and comfort him. He is often held and comforted since he really is big sweet baby.  Huck is the apple of his foster parent's eye and he is so very loved and he knows it.  Huck is up to date on his vaccinations and he is neutered.  Huck's adoption fee is $500. show less

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Chihuahua- Whiskey

Male Senior Chihuahua

Whiskey is a long haired Chihuahua that has spent his entire life in a breeding facility. Whiskey is very independent and unsure of huma... show more

Whiskey is a long haired Chihuahua that has spent his entire life in a breeding facility. Whiskey is very independent and unsure of humans. Whiskey is a loving dog but in his own way. Whiskey likes to know that his human is around him but he does not want to be close. Whiskey is still learning house manners and can go all night long without an accident. However when his foster parent it at work, Whiskey will have accidents. Whiskey will finagle his way out of diapers and belly bands. Whiskey has a several quirks that make him priceless. When held, Whiskey will twitch and he has to be chased in order to grab him and hug him. Whiskey prefers to be the lone wolf.  Whiskey does have a few quirks which make him all the more precious. Since whiskey is toothless, his tongue is often hanging outside of his mouth. Whiskey likes to shake his head  and he has a little twitch. Whiskey can run up steps however he can only go down one or two steps so he will need to be carried down them. Whiskey would do well in a home with another dog as he is an anti social social dog. Whiskey likes to be alone, but likes other dogs to be in close proximity. Whiskey may not be the dog that snuggles up to you but once Whiskey trusts you and you are quick enough to catch/corner him, he loves to be held.  After a year in foster care, Whiskey has finally left the room he claimed and has ventured out into other parts of the house. Whiskey has made his way to his foster parents bedroom and rather than sleep on a dog bed, Whiskey has claimed the pajama shelf.  Whiskey loves to hear his name called and smiles his toothless grin at you. Whiskey is such a special sweet boy and although Whiskey is still learning to trust and still adapting to socializing, he has come so far in his year in freedom.  Whiskey may never be the dog that one would prefer to have companion dog, however Whiskey is the dog that you never knew you needed in your life. He is being the best dog he can be and he is perfect in all of his imperfections.  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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Frenchie - Ozzy

Male Senior French Bulldog

Update 11/25:  Ozzy continues to surprise us with his progress every day.  He is walking well enough we pulled his special needs status... show more

Update 11/25:  Ozzy continues to surprise us with his progress every day.  He is walking well enough we pulled his special needs status today.  He will continue to need daily exercise and he may require anti inflammatory medicine in the future.  Ozzy is a sweetheart that loves to cuddle with his humans!   Update 11/22.  What a difference a few days of freedom make!!  Ozzy is doing a lot better walking outside.  He will always have a different gait and he will stop and rest sometimes but his legs are getting stronger!  Walking on carpet and in the house are still a challenge.  Ozzy has learned to go up stairs and he can go in the doggy door.   Ozzy is a senior Frenchie that was just released from a commercial breeding facility.  Our vets guess that he is probably 8-9 years old.  He is a big boy at 23 pounds.    Ozzy is adjusting to his life of freedom.  He is going to require a patient family to help him learn what he needs to know.  Ozzy is just beginning his potty training.  He has also never slept on a dog bed.  His foster family is giving him the time he needs to adjust.     Ozzy is a happy, easy going guy who LOVES to be outside.  He has spent hours and hours during his first few days of freedom laying on the deck and playing in the yard.  Ozzy would prefer a fenced yard so he can play as long as he wants.  When his foster mom brings him in from outside before he is done playing he sits at the door and pouts. IMPORTANT Medical information.:  Ozzy has a deformed vertebrae in his lower back.  (Shaped like a triangle)  This causes his lower back and back legs to slope downward.  As a result his back legs don't work very well.  He is mobile and quick but he has a strange gait.  He will also "flop" to the left or right and sit sometimes while he is walking.  His foster family is hoping that the exercise outside and walking will help strengthen his back legs.  It may or may not help.  He may require anti inflammatory meds at some point.  His back cannot be surgically repaired.  Ozzy also has quite a few bad teeth and will probably loose most of them during his dental.  He also has cataracts in both eyes.     Ozzy is a sweetheart that is looking for a patient family that is willing to love him as he is.  His adoption fee as a senior frenchie is 350.00.  He will be current on all his vaccinations, microchipped, be on heartworm meds, neutered and have his dental before he is ready for adoption.     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. 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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Poo-chon - Huxley

Male Adult Miniature Poodle Bichon Frise (mixed)

Update 9/30.  Huxley has settled into his foster home.  He has learned to play with squeaky toys!!  He tosses them up in the air and tri... show more

Update 9/30.  Huxley has settled into his foster home.  He has learned to play with squeaky toys!!  He tosses them up in the air and tries to catch them.  He is still working on his leash training.  He still requires a home with a male and no children under the age of 14.    UPDATE:  Huxley is having a hard time transitioning to his life of freedom.  He seems to prefer men and would be happiest in a home that has a male.  He also does not like young children.  His new home should not have any children under the age of 14.  Huxley's adoptive family will have to have patience to allow him the time to adjust to his new home.   Updated list of requirements for adoption - no exceptions  1.  Fenced yard  2. No children under the age of 14  3.  A male adult in the home  4. As an only dog or with a calm, older dog                Hi, My name is Huxley and I am a 1 1/2 year old Poo-chon who was recently released from a commercial breeding facility.  I am still a little scared and cautious about living in a house.  I like to watch my foster family while I pretend to sleep.  Today I tried my first bully stick and I liked it!  My foster mom likes to hold me and snuggle with me on the couch.  I try to act like I don't like it - but I really do.  I am working on my potty training and leash training.  I require a fenced yard for adoption because I like to run and play in the yard.  I also don't like other dogs jumping or playing in my space.  I think that I would like to be an only dog or with a family that has calm, mellow, older dogs.   I am a little thin at only 15 pounds and my tummy was upset for my first few days in rescue.  I am on vitamins and a high calorie diet of good food to help me gain some weight.  My healthy weight should be closer to 20 pounds.  I am learning that I shouldn't eat to fast because it upsets my tummy.  My foster mommy promises to feed me 2 a day so I don't have to worry about getting food.  My teeth need a good cleaning before I go to my forever home. My adoption fee is 400.00 and I will be microchipped, vaccinated, neutered and have a dental before I am ready for my forever home.   My foster mom told me that I am a very good boy.  If you would like to be my forever family please fill out an application.     Requirements for adoption:  1.  A fenced yard  2. As an only dog or a family with calm, older dogs    show less

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Poodle (Miniature) - Fritz

Male Adult Poodle (Miniature)

Update April 27:  Fritz had the test today to see if his eyes were strong enough for the cataract surgery.  The test showed that his ret... show more

Update April 27:  Fritz had the test today to see if his eyes were strong enough for the cataract surgery.  The test showed that his retinas are not strong enough so he will not be able to have the cataracts removed.  Fritz will need to be on 2 eye meds for the rest of his life.  (1 morning and 1 evening). He will also have to have his eye pressures checked every other month.  Fritz likes to be around his humans.  He has some anxiety when he can't hear or smell someone and he thinks he is alone ( like when his foster mom runs to the basement).  He also barks  when his foster family leaves the house.     Update April 20:  Fritz went to the eye vet last week for his cataracts.  We started him on daily eye drops and scheduled the test to see if his eyes are strong enough for the surgery to remove his cataracts. Fritz is a 6 year old miniature poodle that was recently released from a commercial breeding facility.  He is a sweetheart that is leaning how much fun it is snuggle and live in a house.  He is learning that he likes dog beds but toys and treats will take more time.   Fritz has 2 mature cataracts.  He is blind in one eye and can only see light and dark in the other one.   Fritz also has some dental issues and may lose some teeth during his dental.     Fritz and Felipe are not a bonded pair but Felipe helps Fritz get around.  Fritz will require a calm fur sibling to help him get around.  He will also require a flat home with minimal steps so he won't fall.  Fritz will also need a home without small children because sudden movements scare him because he can't see. Fritz's adoption fee is 300.00 and he will be ready for adoption after his neuter and dental.   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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Yorkie- Heaven

Female Adult Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

UPDATE 10/21/20: Heaven is doing well. She likes her prescription food, which we soak in overnight and then mash so she can eat it since... show more

UPDATE 10/21/20: Heaven is doing well. She likes her prescription food, which we soak in overnight and then mash so she can eat it since she doesn't have any teeth. She is such a smuggler. She loves chilling on the couch. We are still working on potty training, and she still has a ways to go before  she figures that out. She has learned that she gets her food faster if she runs into her kennel and she LOVES meal time and treat time! Heaven is living with several other dogs in her foster home and she gets along with them all. Heaven is sensitive to loud noises. Over the summer if she was outside and the air conditioner kicked on, she would bolt and hide in a corner. She also gets anxious if she hears an airplane overhead. Because of this we think she does need a fenced yard where she is protected and can't take off if she is startled. She is a happy little dog who will make a great companion.  UPDATE 6/6: Heaven had her 3rd surgery as well. This was to remove her bladder stone. She has made a great recovery. Her bladder stone analysis came back too. It will require her to be on urinary cd prescription food for the rest of her life. We will do another urinalysis and that will determine if she will also need a life long medication added to tey and keep more stones from forming. It is very likely she will develop more stones and will need future surgeries to remove them as they form.   On a positive note, she has found her feisty side and can get after some of the resident dogs if they annoy her. She LOVES to go outside and usually runs from me when it is time to come in. She has also taken to asking to be on the couch all the time. She is being a little spoiled. This sweet girl deserves the best life ♡ UPDATE: HEAVEN UPDATE: she had her 2nd surgery. She lost her last 2 teeth, so now has an empty mouth. She had her eye removed and Dr.Dan did an incredible job! It looks fantastic. Both of her knees have luxating patella, but even though severe, she is mobile and we will not repair them. While getting xrays though, a bladder stone was found. That has to come out now, so Heaven will have surgery number 3 in another couple weeks. Because of her heart murmur, her surgery times are limited. This girl...after everything...she is wandering around the house (bumping into things), but adjusting. This is the VERY FIRST TIME she has eaten out of the dog bowl with the other dogs. She now wags her tail when I get home and begs for pets at night. She rolled over to get a tummy rub this week. This girl brings tears to my eyes and continues to impress!  She came from such a horrible life, but still opens the door to love ♥️ Heaven is a 7 year old yorkie that weighs in at 9.4 pounds. Her adoption fee is $300. Heaven is very shy and will need a patient home. A fenced yard will be most beneficial for her safety and growth.  Heaven has a variety of medical issues that need to be considered before adoption. She has a grade 3 heart murmur that will need monitored as she ages. She will be left with ZERO teeth, so needs soften food for her safety. She also has one eye, which will not be a concern, but does limit some of her movements etc. She also has a leg injury. We are still assessing this and her bio will be updated as we know more. Heaven is very special and will just need the right home. Heaven likes to cuddle, but still is learning to play and settle into home life. She is not potty trained. If you have a quiet home and want to watch a dog learn to trust and love...this is your girl! 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