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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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Lhasa Apso- Posh Spice

Female Adult Lhasa Apso

Posh was recently released from a breeder and is quite shy. She is a 7 year old Lhasa Apso girl. Poshie is learning to trust humans but... show more

Posh was recently released from a breeder and is quite shy. She is a 7 year old Lhasa Apso girl. Poshie is learning to trust humans but you must go slow with her. She does come up to get pet occasionally, which is huge progress. She gets along well with other dogs. If Poshie is cornered and scared she will fear bite to protect herself. For that reason we will not adopt to a home with kids. She would also not be a good candidate to live in an apartment as it would be too stressful of an environment to run into people going in and outside of the building. Posh is able to go up and down the stairs. She follows her foster mom everywhere and keeps an eye on what she is up to.  Posh is an ideal dog for an adult family that has time and patience to work on building up her confidence.  Posh must go to a home with a fenced yard, another dog, and no children under 17. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE REQUIREMENTS. Posh weighs 14 pounds. She is absolutely beautiful and is just looking for her place to shine. Could that be your home?  Posh's adoption fee is $300. She is fully vetted, including all shots, negative heartworm test,  spay and a dental. Posh is receiving monthly preventatives. 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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Maltese - Zola

Female Senior Maltese

Zola is a mama who has decided the life of producing puppies is in her past. Although her age is unknown, this little girl still has a l... show more

Zola is a mama who has decided the life of producing puppies is in her past. Although her age is unknown, this little girl still has a lot of energy and cuddles left in her. Ms. Zola appears to be deaf but that only allows her to snooze on the couch with no interruptions. Even with her messed up haircut, she's still a beauty. When she walks around, her ears flop like the most adorable thing ever! She actually loves men and tolerates her foster mom. She is not shy about eating but does take a while to warm up to people. In her free time (which she now has lots of), she likes to watch soap operas, games shows and dog obedience on tv when she's not napping. She is working on her house manners as she has never been a pet before. Zola's adoption fee is $250 and would qualify for the Seniors for Seniors program ($50 discount for dogs 8+ who are adopted by someone who is 65+). We would recommend Zola going to a home with no children with someone who has nothing but time to get to know her. She does great around other dogs -- actually could care less if they're around. She likes to explore her surroundings and likes to snoop in boxes that do not belong to her. 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. Who could say no to this face?! 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. 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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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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Terrier Mix- Cuyahoga

Female Adult Terriers (Small) Terriers (Small) (mixed)

Cuyahoga (AKA Cuya) came to LWDR via a breeder from Oklahoma on June 20. After 6 weeks of extensive vetting and medical care, Cuyahoga i... show more

Cuyahoga (AKA Cuya) came to LWDR via a breeder from Oklahoma on June 20. After 6 weeks of extensive vetting and medical care, Cuyahoga is ready for her forever home. Cuyahoga is a lamb. She is sweet, gentle, loves to be held, given a bath, snuggled, and soak up love. Cuyahoga gets all of this,  and more in her foster home. Cuyahoga came into rescue with a severely infected eye and after 4 weeks of treatment the infection did not heal so the best medical care was to remove her eye. This does not seem to slow Cuya down at all. Cuya is able to run around the yard and play. Cuyahoga also had 6 mammary tumors and 6 of her 8 nipples were removed. All of  the cancer was removed however Cuyahoga will need to be watched to make sure the tumors do not return. Cuya bumps into things while in the house and is often found looking at the oven door. We have decided this is just a cute little trait. Cuyahoga will do best in a home with another dog whom she can follow and learn. Cuya has bonded with the other dogs in the house and will sleep next to them at night. If Cuya can sleep in bed with her foster parent, she is very happy and will sleep all night long without an accident. Cuya loves to walk around the back yard exploring everything. Cuya walks like a skunk, head down and back at a slant, another adorable trait what makes her more endearing. Cuya loves to runs up and down the deck steps. In the house she is carried up and down the interior steps. Cuya is quiet and rarely makes a sound.  Cuyahoga is working on house manners and is doing well but there is still more to learn. Cuyahoga will be fully groomed on August 6 and more updated photos will be posted.  Cuyahoga is about 5 years of age, weighs just over 6 lbs and her adoption fee is $300. Cuyahoga is fully vetted, UTD on immunizations and  had a dental where 5 teeth were removed. To know Cuyahoga is to love Cuyahoga. show less

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Wheaten Terrier - Arnaz

Female Senior Wheaten Terrier

Meet "Lucy" Arnaz a 10 year old soft-coated Wheaten Terrier. Lucy came to LWDR due to some behavioral issues that have developed after c... show more

Meet "Lucy" Arnaz a 10 year old soft-coated Wheaten Terrier. Lucy came to LWDR due to some behavioral issues that have developed after children became part of her family. Lucy had been with her family all of her life and she is still loved very much however Lucy was struggling with the young children in the home. Lucy has stolen food from the children and when the children wanted their food back, Lucy bit them. Lucy obviously likes her food and counter surfing to get as much as she can. Lucy is food aggressive and protective.  Because of this behavior, Lucy will not be able to go to any home with children under the age of 14. No exceptions. Lucy is kennel trained and house trained. Lucy has severe anxiety and during storms and fireworks she CANNOT be kenneled or she will get hurt trying to escape. Lucy does well when she is crated when no humans are home. She will easily be guided to her crate when her parents leave for work.  Lucy can a runner and must have a home with a fenced back yard- again no exceptions. Although Lucy is tolerant of other dogs she would do best as an only dog. Although you just read a lot of limitations for Lucy, she is a wonderful dog. Lucy likes to ride shotgun in a car, go for walks, and play in the yard. At 10, Lucy still has her energy and she has not met a toy she did not like to chew.  Lucy is enjoying her senior years.  Lucy is a well behaved as long as food is not in the area. Lucy has been an only dog her whole life and if she can remain as such that would be ideal for her. Cuyahoga, another foster in the home, quickly bonded with Lucy and Lucy is very tolerant of Cuya and is a very good leader, they have become fast friends.  Lucy will make a wonderful addition to the right family, you can't help but fall in love with her.  As noted above Lucy must be adopted to a family with no children under the age of 14, a fenced yard and preferably an only dog. Lucy is current on all of her vetting, preventatives,  and recently had a dental. Lucy's tail was removed a few months ago due to a growth.  Lucy's adoption fee is $300 show less

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Yorkie - Cody

Male Adult Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

This tiny Yorkie is such a good boy!! Cody is 7-8 years old and only weighs about 5#. He loves to follow his foster Mom everywhere she g... show more

This tiny Yorkie is such a good boy!! Cody is 7-8 years old and only weighs about 5#. He loves to follow his foster Mom everywhere she goes and snuggling on the couch is his very favorite thing ever! He lost his remaining teeth during his dental but who needs teeth? He eats just fine and feels so much better after having them removed. He also had surgery to repair his hip and is doing great - I think it bothered him so long he didn't really know it hurt. The morning after surgery he was walking on it with no problems. What a little trooper! Due to his small size he will need a home with no kids under the age of 12yrs. He gets along wonderfully with the other dogs in the house and is learning all the things they can teach him about being a beloved family member. If you think a tiny boy with lots of love to give woule be a good fit for your family please consider applying to adopt him.  7/19 - Cody is totally recovered from his surgery - running in the yard with the best of 'em!! He continues to work on his potty training and is doing well but does need to be taken out on a regular basis. He's such be sweet boy who wants nothing more than to be with his person and find a place he can call home for the rest of his life. Is that with  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 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 a... show more

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