Lucky was surrendered to a shelter because his family was moving. He loves being with people and loves toys. What probably started as a flea allergy has turned into yeast infections on his skin, but don't worry he will be in better shape in no time. He is around 8 years old. He is good with the dogs and cats in his foster home. If you would be interested in adopting Lucky man 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!

Dapper is a cutle little Dachshund mix. He is about 4 years old.  He does not take pictures very well.  He was surrendered to a shelter when his family became homeless.  He is good with other dogs and cats.  He would love to meet you!


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.



Artie is a great boy! He is about 6 years old. He is good with dogs, cats, and kids. He loves everyone! He loves being with his people. He is house trained. He is taking a supplement for his joints, as he walks a little stiff.  Artie recently suffered a bulging disk in his neck and he currently goes to the chiropractor once every 2 weeks.  He is doing well and seems to be back to normal already. He is a go with the flow kind of guy.  He will lay around and relax if that is what you are doing, but he is also active.  He would make a great companion!

Our Current Dogs Available for Adoption

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.   If you are looking for a sweet girl who needs 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.  


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!

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?



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.


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.

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