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Puppies and dogs in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Adopt a dog in Lincoln, Nebraska

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Lincoln, Nebraska. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Oliver

Papillon Maltese

Male, Senior
Waverly, NE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Oliver will be 10 yrs old June 2024. Up to date on all shots. We’ve had him since he was a puppy. He’s happy to be a lap dog and does fine on a leash. He is a little grumpy in his older age. He hasn’t been around many other animals. My toddler is hyper and a bit aggressive (not intentionally) with Oliver, so he has nipped at him on occasion to let him know.
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Halo

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Seward, NE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
My daughter found Halo as a puppy out in the country right before Christmas in 2022. She was approximately 6 months old. My daughter has graduated high school and moved away. My husband & I work full time so Halo is shut in her kennel all day & does not get to socialize. We love her very much & she loves us but we know she deserves so much more, someone to be there to play & exercise with her. Halo loves to play ball, tug of war, watch tv with me & sleep on my bed. Halo does take a little bit to warm up to new people & dogs but then will play & love them too.
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Nova

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Wahoo, NE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Nova is a friendly 3 year old German Shepherd. She has a lot of energy and would benefit from a lot of attention and excels when given a task or purpose. Nova is a roamer so would be best at a home with a fenced in yard. Nova is mainly an outside dog but has spent time inside and is house trained.
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Veener

Dachshund

Male, 8 yrs 3 mos
Beaver Crossing, NE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Veener is a happy guy who lost his owner. He was overweight by nearly 10 lbs and has worked hard to get trimmed down for a healthy life. He loves to snuggle and play with other pups in a big yard.
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Henry

German Shepherd Dog American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 1 mo
Beaver Crossing, NE
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Henry is a laid back kind of guy. He does love to play, cuddle and chew his giant bones. He will require lots of room to run. Suggest a well secured yard; and, a strong arm to walk him. He does not know he is big. Below is a link to Henry's DNA results. The top 2 are German Shephard (White) and American Pit Bull. the other 11 genetic breeds make for an interesting mix, but also Henry's unique view of the world! https://www.wisdompanel.com/app/s/46pc5mr
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Jax

Australian Shepherd

Male, 1 yr 5 mos
Beaver Crossing, NE
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jax (Jackie) is a very active puppy and will require an experienced adopter. He is working on his house training, as he is easily distracted by his energy! He loves to run in a secure yard with obstacles and friends to chase and be chased by. He has beautiful blue eyes, but it's hard to capture while he on the move. Will post better pictures when we get them!

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Dog shelters and rescues in Lincoln, Nebraska

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Lincoln, Nebraska. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

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Rescue Theory

Lincoln, NE 68521

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Brave Animal Rescue

LINCOLN, NE 68502

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Dolly's Legacy Animal Rescue

P.O. Box 23122, Lincoln, NE 68542

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue (IGRF)

All Areas in Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68510

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All Animal Rescues and Shelters in Nebraska

Grand Island, NE 68510

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Big Red Rescue of the Heartland

2840 South 70th Street Suite # 7-288, Lincoln, NE 68506

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, small animals

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Coalition for Pet Protection

Lincoln, NE 68506

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue

Lincoln, NE 68506

Pet Types: dogs

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MidAmerica Rottweiler Rescue

PO Box 6221, Lincoln, NE 68506

Pet Types: dogs

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Revolution Rescue

Lincoln, NE 68512

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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