Ruby is a sweetheart!  She is great with everyone.  She loves to give hugs, that's her favorite way to greet!  She is about 2 years old and would make a great addition to any family.  

A Buddy for Life, Inc.

Our Current Dogs Available for Adoption

Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles came to us from a shelter where he was found as a stray.  He is about 6 years old and weighs 12 lbs.  He recently had to have his eye removed but that doesn't hinder this great guy.  He is super sweet and loves people!  He is good with other dogs, but would prefer calm ones.  He is also good with cats.  If you are looking for a true companion this is your guy!  

Update- After taking Pickles to our vet we found out that he has a pretty bad heart murmur. He is not showing symptoms right now so there is nothing we need to do at this time. We hope this will not deter him from getting the loving home he deserves. He has been through so much he just needs a family to love him!

Hello! My name is Baxter and I’m a fun loving, loyal guy looking for a home of my very own. I had a home once, but my mom and dad said something about moving and said I couldn’t come with them. I don’t know why, I’m a good boy who hasn’t done anything wrong.   
A little about me: I love to play fetch and run laps in the yard. I would love to go on hikes. I’ve never been on one but I’ve heard they are fun! I’m house broken and crate trained. I’m also very good at snuggling at night. I know most commands like sit, stay, and lay. I can be picky with my dog mates. I prefer low key females to play with. I don’t like kitty cats. I also enjoy playing with kids who know how to be respectful towards me.  
I’m looking for a fun family or individual who wants a loyal guy full of love in their life. My foster mommy says I’m a very good boy and will make someone very happy. Could that be you?


Lily was surrendered to a shelter when her family could no longer afford to feed her.  She is a sweet girl but is nervous with new people.  She will need a family who understands this and will give her the time she needs when meeting new people.  She does warm up and bonds to her family if you go slow with her, but every new person is like starting over.  She is energetic and very smart so obedience training would be perfect for her.  She does well with both the cats and dogs in her foster home.  Because previously she may not have been fed properly she does have some food aggression with the other animals, not people.  We are working on this with her,  but we always recommend feeding separately anyway.   Lily needs a dog experienced home, if you can give her the proper guidance and you are willing to give her the time she needs to feel comfortable please fill out and application and we can set up a meeting.  

Jersey is a very pretty 4 year old looking for her forever family.  She has been with us for 2 years waiting for her own family. This girl just wants to be with her people!  As soon as she sees you, she runs to grab her toy. She carries it around in her mouth as she wiggles her whole body in delight! Jersey loves all people, especially children. She walks great on a leash and rides excellent in the car.  She would prefer a  home with no other dogs or cats. She would love a fenced in yard so she can play outside and lay in the sun. If you have room in your heart and home for this lovely girl, please fill out an application.


Toby is a great little guy.  He was terrified in the shelter and we had to get him out.  He needs to gain some confidence.  He wants to trust but is a little nervous.  He is good with other dogs and cats.  He needs an experienced little dog person.  He is protective of his person and needs someone who will understand that.  If you are willing to give him the time and training he needs please fill out an application!



In the middle of December 2016, we received numerous calls from good samaritans regarding a dog that seemed to be living in the woods near the Christiana Mall.  After speaking with several people, it is believed that this poor guy had been living out there since October 2016. This poor boy would lay next to the guard rail watching the cars go by, but when any kind person approached him, he would run.  The volunteers at A Buddy For Life went out to the location to scout the area and decide the best course of action.   He was living in an area where he had access to dumpsters for food, a stream for water, and a dilapidated abandoned old trailer for shelter.  He had his own lonely life carved out for himself.  Our volunteers spotted him a few times, but no matter how much coaxing and chicken they had, he would run out of fear.  After all, someone probably dumped him out there.  How could he ever trust a human again?  We decided to set a humane trap in the hopes of catching him.  He was pretty elusive.  After 26 days of checking the trap around the clock, he finally went in after some liverwurst.  Now the real work would begin……..

The good news?  Andy was just scared and needed to know he wasn’t on his own anymore.  After two days of being with us, he showed us that he wants to be with people, wants to be surrounded by love and wants a family to call his own.   He now spends his days in a foster home lounging on the couch and being the dog he has always wanted to be.  Our vet believes he is 1-2 years old.  He does have an old injury to his leg after being on the run by himself for a while.  We are currently treating him with pain medication in the hopes that it heals. He is now neutered and housebroken.  He is great with people that he has met so far. He loves to go for walks and car rides!  We will be testing him with other dogs in the coming weeks.  We do not think he is good with cats.  Please consider adopting Andy, a dog who was down on his luck but is patiently waiting to hit the jackpot!


Our dogs are in foster homes.  If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please fill out an adoption application and we will put you in touch with their foster parent.



Meet Gunner, a 1 1/2 year old active guy who would love to go home with you! He would make a great companion for an active person. He is super smart and does listen, but would benefit from someone continuing obedience training with him as he is still just a big puppy. Because he doesn't know his own strength he would do best with no children and no cats. He could easily scale a fence so would need a privacy fence or to be on a leash at all times. He currently weighs about 50 lbs but needs to put on weight. If you are looking for someone to take long walks, run, or hike with, look no further, Gunner is your man!

Our dogs are in foster homes.  If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please fill out an adoption application and we will put you in touch with their foster parent.