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Puppies and dogs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 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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D23-01 Khan

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 2 mos
Columbia, PA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Khan is a very handsome young pit bull looking for an active/structured house. Having been abandoned at the shelter, we don't know any specifics about his background. We do know that he LOVES humans and craves attention! Khan is extremely energetic and very strong. When we first met him he had absolutely no manners. He can get overstimulated and will jump or nip to get your attention. He has completed Intro-to-Training class twice and walks with a Gentle Leader and a chest harness. He will benefit greatly from continued consistency with his training and commands. He is very smart, and he shows that he can absolutely be a Good Dog with consistent handling (and the right yummy incentives). After more than a year here at the shelter, he is much calmer and better able to process his surroundings. His loves are car rides, walks, swimming, and PEOPLE! At 65-70 lbs his strength can be a challenge. His jump has a 5-6 foot clearance from standing! Khan has not shown any signs of aggression toward other dogs but he does forget his manners in an effort to play with them. We have not specifically cat-tested Khan, but he has been in our lobby where he can see cats and he is very interested in them. We suspect that he would chase anything smaller than himself.
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D24-02 Blue

English Bulldog

Male, 6 yrs 2 mos
Columbia, PA
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
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Miles

Labrador Retriever American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
Columbia, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Miles was originally rescued in Tennessee as a puppy due to a hoarding situation. He was adopted by me and my son in August 2023. Unfortunately, due to job loss I am being forced to sell my home and move in with family. I am unable to take this boy with us and it is heartbreaking. Miles needs to be in a home with a yard that he can run. He spends a lot of time outside and prefers to be outdoors whenever possible. He is wonderful with children but I would recommend the child be at least 5 and experienced with dogs. Miles is extremely loving and gets very excited (we have been working on his jumping). He is crate trained, and fully house broken. He loves to chew and has many toys that he loves to play with! He is 1 year old, UTD on all vaccines until August 2024. All of his items including his crate will be provided. We are heartbroken to part with our boy but we want him to have the best home.
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Pig

German Shorthaired Pointer Cavapoo

Female, Adult
Columbia, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
We got Pig 4 years ago when my friends AKC gsp got tied by her neighbors Cavapoo. She was a singleton puppy with no litter mates. The mom rejected her so I took her as a favor. She is very smart and wants to be outside bc she has a high prey drive. I didn’t know that much about the breed. She is GSP through and through. To be with an experienced handler who hunts would be ideal. Vet check and references will be required. Must have a fenced in yard
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Bell

American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
Columbia, PA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
I have a 5 year old pitbull/lab mixed she is a good dog but where I live I can only have one dog she was my son's dog and he can't keep her where he lives so we hoping to find her a good home
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Toby

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Puppy
Columbia, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Toby has a great personality. He loves the outdoors and also will cuddle. Affectionate, Loyal, enjoys learning.....

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Dog shelters and rescues in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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

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PA Boxer Rescue

P.O. Box 826, Lancaster, PA 17608

Pet Types: dogs

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Lancaster C.A.R.E.S.

237 Centerville Rd, Suite 2, Lancaster, PA 17603

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

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The Pennsylvania SPCA - Lancaster

848 S Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Pet Pantry of Lancaster County (Pa)

26 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Humane League of Lancaster County

2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Organization for Responsible Care of Animals

608 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17520

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Operation Scarlet Inc.

P.O. Box 8463, Lancaster, PA 17604

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Golden Angels Retriever Rescue

po box 68, Silver Spring, PA 17575

Pet Types: dogs

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Columbia Animal Shelter

265 S 10th St, Columbia, PA 17512

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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