A Buddy for Life, Inc.

Our Current Dogs Available for Adoption

V 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 is doing well with the cats in her foster home and we are working on dog introductions.  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.   Because she needs work with both people and dogs, she may do best in a home with no other dogs.  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.  


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!

Rain is a sweet girl.  She recently turned 1 year old.  She was adopted out as a puppy and returned through no fault of her own. Her family had a baby and could no longer take care of her. She is adjusting to being away from her family. She does have some energy and is still a puppy so an active family would be good for her. Obedience classes would be great to work some of the energy out. She loves people and is craving attention right now, she does not want to be left alone. She is house trained, crate trained, good with kids, other dogs and cats. She has been a little nervous with meeting new dogs but with proper introduction she is good.  It will just take some time for this sweet girl to adjust to a new life.  She is a perfect medium size. If you would like to meet Rain, 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.



Artie is a great boy! He is about 5-6 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!


Lacey was found as a stray.  She is a great dog!!  She gets along  with other dogs and loves to play.  She is doing well with the cats in her foster home also.  She is about 5 years old and weighs around 35 lbs.  She is a really fun dog and would make a great companion.  We are working on leash manners, she may have not really been leashed often before.  She would need a securely fenced in yard, preferably a high fence as we think she would easily be able to get over a regular fence.  Her current foster home has a privacy fence and she does look up like she is trying to figure out how she could get out.  She is a hound dog and does sound like one when she is excited.  She does not do it all the time, but apartment living would not be a good option.  If you would like to meet Miss Lacey please fill out an application so that we can get something set up.  You will not be sorry, she is truly a lovebug!

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.