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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.    show less

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Havanese - Eli

Male Adult Havanese

ELI: Updated 02-04-2020     Eli is a 10 pound Havanese male, born with the H gene (Happy.)  When Eli is happy he prances, skips or lopes... show more

ELI: Updated 02-04-2020     Eli is a 10 pound Havanese male, born with the H gene (Happy.)  When Eli is happy he prances, skips or lopes through the house.      What makes Eli happy? Meal time, his foster mom returning home, or a nice sunny day. Last night Eli skipped around the kitchen in anticipation of his dinner. Adorable!    Eli has made significant progress since he arrived in Omaha. Eli will now eat food out of his foster mom’s hand, enjoys being nearby while she cooks or washes dishes, and happily follows her around the house. Eli also gets along well with the resident dogs and cats.      Before coming into Rescue, Eli had little to no experience with human touch. Eli still does not want to be touched or picked up. If you reach for Eli he runs away, and this little guy moves fast!  Following the advise of a pet behaviorist, his foster mom is careful not to “snatch him up." When “snatched” Eli’s trust falters and his progress takes a step back. This behavior will diminish over time but his forever parent will need to be patient and allow Eli to find his own way past his fear.     Even though Eli is afraid of being handled, he has not growled, nipped, or displayed any type of aggression toward other animals, guests, the vet or the groomer. He is a very sweet boy.      Eli's toilet training is a work in progress. He was following the other dogs into the backyard to do his business & Eli was good about coming back in... until the weather turned cold. (In his defense, the groomer shaved off all of his hair!) Then, in December and January, men with bobcats and shovels were working in our backyard. The noise scared Eli (and the 60 lb resident dogs too) making him reluctant to go outside. Eli does not have accidents during the night so his foster mom is confident his toilet habits will improve with time, consistency, and lots of patience.      The sketchy info we received from the commercial breeder said Eli was twelve. Based on Eli’s bloodwork, teeth and eyes, his foster mom believes Eli is more likely a healthy seven or eight year old. (The info received from commercial breeders is often incorrect.)      Eli will be a wonderful addition to the right home; a home that is loving and patient. Eli will wail when he feels left out so a single family home is a requirement; preferably a home with another dog and a fenced yard. Another dog would help Eli learn about being a cherished pet. At this time, young children are not in Eli’s best interest. Except for two steps from the house to the patio, Eli has not tried to go up or down stairs.      Eli has been neutered, microchipped and is current on all of his immunizations. He is heartworm negative and he had a full dental cleaning. Eli did not loose any teeth!  His adoption fee is $250.     Eli qualifies for our Senior to Senior discount. If you adopt Eli and you are 65 years of age or older, Eli's adoption will be reduced to $200. show less

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Maltese - Snoop

Male Senior Maltese

Snoop: Updated 3-25-20     Snoop is a confident 10 year old male Maltese. He is great little guy and a joy to have in our home. Best of... show more

Snoop: Updated 3-25-20     Snoop is a confident 10 year old male Maltese. He is great little guy and a joy to have in our home. Best of all, Snoop is toilet trained!      The Beatrice Humane Society asked LWDR to take Snoop. He was left with them in early March when his owner could no longer physically care for him. BHS was concerned about Snoop because he has lost quite a bit hair on his back and tail. Bloodwork has now eliminated heartworm and other scary causes. We are proceeding with the assumption it was caused by poor quality food and allergies. Snoop is now taking OTC Benadryl everyday, and after only two weeks of high quality kibble I believe his hair is improving.      Snoop is a calm fellow and gets along with other dogs. He quickly adapted to the routines at his foster home, and was eager to meet the resident dogs, cats and people. Snoop was accepted into the pack with no problems.       Snoop is not a runner, so a fenced yard is not a requirement. He walks well on a leash and seems to enjoy a daily walk. When Snoop goes outside to do his business, he expects you to accompany.      Snoop was loved but received very little vet care. At his first LWDR check-up, the vet discovered Snoop has a heart murmur. Heart murmurs are graded 1-6. Snoop’s is a 3-1/2. Probably because of the heart murmur, Snoops heart is slightly enlarged.      Snoop has started taking two heart medications which should improve his condition. (Watching Snoop you would have no idea there is any kind of issue.) We do not know yet if Snoop will need to remain on both of the meds. The cost for one medication is 90 cents per month. The second medication costs about $48 per month.      Snoop is in desperate need of a dental cleaning. He will probably need all to most of his teeth pulled. We are waiting on the dental surgery until Snoop has been on the heart meds for awhile.      When Snoop is adopted he will be: fully vetted and microchipped. All immunizations will be up to date and his teeth cleaned and removed as needed. Snoop was previously neutered.      Snoop's adoption fee is $250. He is eligible for our Senior to Senior discount, which would reduce his adoption fee to $200 if you are 65 or older.      Be sure to look at Snoop’s photos & videos. I will be adding more pictures and a short video of Snoop doing a ‘happy dance’ very soon. ❤️ show less

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Miniature Poodle - Rusty

Male Adult Miniature Poodle

Rusty is a 3 year old miniature poodle male that came to LWDR from a local shelter.  Rusty was surrendered by his owner for occasional n... show more

Rusty is a 3 year old miniature poodle male that came to LWDR from a local shelter.  Rusty was surrendered by his owner for occasional nipping.  His original owner passed away and he did not adjust well to his new home. Rusty is a loving, high energy, adorable poodle who loves to give kisses.  He has spent the first few days in his foster home snuggling with his foster mom and following her around.  He has had a lot of changes recently (including the almost 2 weeks in the shelter) so he is a little lost.  Rusty has frequent ear infections - including the one he currently has so the adoptive family will need to have his ears checked periodically.  Rusty is also trying a low dose anxiety medicine to see if that will help.  Rusty and his foster family are still learning about each other, but Rusty has not nipped in the first few days of foster care.  Rusty doesn’t like to be surprised when he is picked up.  Rusty gives a soft warning “growl” when he wants to communicate.  Sometimes he wants to be petted, sometimes he doesn’t want to be moved or picked up and sometimes he wants a treat.  His foster family has backed off and gives him his space until he is ready and it seems to be helping.  Rusty also doesn’t seem to know what treats or toys are so his foster family is gradually introducing them.  Rusty appears to be potty trained . Requirements for adoption:  1.  A fenced yard with at least a 5 ft fence.  He is an excellent jumper.  2. No children under the age of 12.  3.  No large or super energetic dogs.  4.  Experience with rescues or behavioral issues preferred.  5.  Rusty will need an adoptive family that is not gone for long periods of time.  He loves to be with his people!! Rusty’s adoption fee is 300.00 and he will be ready for adoption after he is groomed.   show less

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Morkie - Lucy - PLEASE READ BIO

Female Young Maltese Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier (mixed)

Lucy is a 3 year old blonde Morkie full of energy and fun! We call her Loose Lucy the Roller Derby Queen! She races with our other dogs,... show more

Lucy is a 3 year old blonde Morkie full of energy and fun! We call her Loose Lucy the Roller Derby Queen! She races with our other dogs, just like a Roller Derby Jammer.Lucy is very energetic.  She does not like to be picked up or petted.  Any adopter needs to be just as energetic to catch her and be able to crawl behind furniture to retrieve her!  Lucy has started playing with toys and if you could see our floor they are everywhere. Her latest helpful chore has been getting lost socks out from under the beds. Our dog Daisy likes to hide things under the bed and now Lucy is my helper dog.Lucy does chew on things, shoes and paper are two favorites.   She is not potty trained. She does go out our pet door or did until it snowed, so now it’s a game to get her to go potty outside. Lucy was born with a deformed right front leg. It does not slow her down. If she wants to go faster she just holds it up and runs on three legs. When she first came to us she would not eat. We tried a few types of foods and she started to eat when we put chopped hot dogs on top. Now we put chopped chicken breast on top. She has a hearty appetite. At night she sleeps in a bed in the bedroom. . Lucy is still very shy with us. We have to negotiate (chase her and trap her) with her to pet her or pick her up. Lucy is very shy with people.  She still will not let us pet her or pick her up. Until she is more comfortable with people she will not be able to attend meet and greets. All of this takes time.  She loves our other dogs and has quickly become one of the pack. She loves the fenced back yard too. She will not walk on the leash outside, so a fenced yard is a must. She also will do best if she has another dog to show her the ropes and as a playmate. She does come for a cookie and will take it out of my hand sometimes. Lucy has only been in a home and around people since January 10, 2019. So far she likes warm beds and other dogs and running free in the house, adapting to the humans is a slow process. Lucy is not potty trained, so she will need a family with patience to work with her. She will need a home with another dog, to help her continue to learn what it is to be a family pet.  Lucy will not walk on a leash, so she will require a home with a fully fenced yard. She doesn't like to cuddle.  We do pick her up so she gets used to being handled. We cannot even guess as to what her previous life was like. She has made great strides since we have had her. She is a happy girl and quite content being the dog that she is. Time will help her become a great little dog. show less

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Pekingese - Misty

Female Pekingese

Misty is very new to rescue.  She was picked up as a stray and never claimed, so we don't know anything about her past.    She is a seni... show more

Misty is very new to rescue.  She was picked up as a stray and never claimed, so we don't know anything about her past.    She is a senior girl,  the shelter that had her estimated her age at 16, but that is just a guess.   She weighs 8.8 lbs.  The bloodwork done before her dental indicates that she is in good health, and she is currently is not on any medication.   Misty doesn't hear much, but will respond if her foster mom claps.   Misty's eyesight is somewhat limited, she has an advanced cataract in her left eye and one starting in her right eye.  Even tho she can't hear, and her eyesight is not the best, she is a brave girl.   She is settling in at her foster home, and loves to wander around the house and the yard.   She walks beautifully on a leash, and enjoys taking a stroll.  She prances down the sidewalk and you would never guess she is an old gal.   Misty is an easy dog to have around.  She is a low energy girl....napping is her favorite thing!   She is quiet, doesn't bark, and seems to be potty trained.   She always goes when taken outside.  Misty gets along with the resident dog.  If you have a soft spot for senior dogs,...this little girl will steal your heart!. The ideal home for Misty would be a quiet one with no small children, and a fenced in yard.   Misty comes with all her shots, and a recent dental exam.   Her adoption fee is  $250, and the Senior to Senior fee is $200.                   show less

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Poo-chon - Budderific - Special Needs

Male Adult Poodle (Miniature) Bichon Frise (mixed)

Budderific (Buddy) is a sweet 7 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 7 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 300.00.  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. show less

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Yorkie Mix - Dixie - PLEASE read bio

Female Adult Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Shih Tzu (mixed)

UPDATE:  2/24  Dixie's puppies are 11 weeks old and are currently pending adoption for their fur ever families.   Dixie has learned to g... show more

UPDATE:  2/24  Dixie's puppies are 11 weeks old and are currently pending adoption for their fur ever families.   Dixie has learned to go up and down steps and loves to cuddle with her foster family.  She has her bed that is her safe soft where she goes when she wants to be alone.  She is doing very well using the potty pads. UPDATE:  Dixie gave birth to 6 puppies on 12/8.  She is a good momma and is taking very good care of her babies.  Dixie made sure her babies were always safe and she would not go far from them.    After her puppies are adopted her adoptive family is going to have to be patient while Dixie learns how to be a pet.  Dixie is continuing to work on her house manners.  She has been using potty pads while she was taking care of her babies.  When the puppies are adopted her foster family will start taking her back outside. Dixie has made progress since she joined her foster family.  She will let her foster mom hold her and she will occasionally come out and ask her foster mom to hold her.  These things take time however and Dixie will have to learn to trust her new family.   Dixie is a special 6 year old yorkie mix that came from a commercial breeding facility.  She is a very scared, scared girl.  The first few days in her foster home she has spent laying in a crate and not moving.  When her foster family holds her she still shakes and is terrified.  Any movement close to her head still causes her to shrink away from the touch. PRIORITY will be given to adopters with experience with rescue dogs.  Dixie is going to need time, lots of love and an abundance of patience. A fenced yard is required. Dixie will have to have a good sized crate (minimum 34-36” ) with a big soft bed in it before her adoption.  Her foster family leaves the door open so she can come out when she wants.  Her crate is her safe place where she eats and rests.   Dixie is going to require an EXTREMELY patient  new family to help her come out of her shell.  Her foster mom can tell that she will blossom into a happy family pet - it’s just going to take some time. show less