About Us

Luvable Dog Rescue (formerly known as Luv-A-Bull & Luv-A-Little Dog Rescue and Sanctuary) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) that began in 1999. We are an organization dedicated to re-homing exceptional, loving dogs who have been rescued from high-kill shelters where they had little chance of being adopted.

Place, Pack and Purpose

Our motto of “Place, Pack and Purpose,” guides our rescue philosophy. “Place” refers to our peaceful and beautiful 55 acre wooded sanctuary which transforms neglected dogs into happy and healthy companions through playtime outdoors and miles of hiking. We use the “Pack” (both human and canine) to also heal, teach, and socialize the dogs, so that they can succeed at their “Purpose” which is to be a loving companion and family member. Luvable Dog Rescue dogs live either at our main kennel facility or with a foster family. Our dogs spend many hours a day with staff and volunteers, to enrich their lives and allow us to get to know them in order to place them in the most compatible home. Our dogs receive daily hikes on wooded trails, and enjoy play groups with other dogs, premium food, plenty of human company, mentally stimulating games, expert medical care, and a whole lot of love.

About our Dogs and Fees:

We evaluate every Luvable dog as an individual, and take the time to get to know each one. Every dog has a unique personality based on their genetics, background experiences, training, and environment. We make every effort to place each dog into the home environment best suited for their individual temperament and needs, and the most compatible with the expectations and lifestyle of the adoptive family. We put a lot of care and thought into the adoption process.

It is absolutely vital to us that we match the right dog to the right home. This is why we do a week long trial, called a “sleepover” where the family gets to take home their new dog for a full week to make sure they are the right fit before committing to adopt them. During the sleepover, our adoption counselor is available to help every step of the way to make the transition as smooth as possible. We also offer life long support for each of our dogs if their families need advice, recommendations etc. If at any point in the dog’s life it does not work out, we REQUIRE our dogs to come back to us to ensure that they are never at risk in a shelter or in a bad situation. We are committed to each of our dogs and puppies for their lifetime!

Every dog our rescue organization accepts will be spayed/neutered, treated for parasites, checked and treated for any medical conditions, provided dental work if needed, microchipped, and given all vaccinations. Our cost to save and treat one dog easily exceeds the average adoption fee of $250. Your adoption fees are going to pay towards the cost of care your adopted dog has received while at Luvable Dog Rescue. The cost to feed a dog for a month at Luvable Dog Rescue can range between $20-60. There is also the cost of transporting the dogs, pull fee from high-kill shelter, toys, treats, bedding, and other necessities that we provide for our dogs.

Those of us who do rescue truly do it for our love of the animals. It’s obvious there’s no money to be made in rescue work. Families adopting a rescued dog are not only saving a life, but getting a great value. To buy a dog from a breeder and then provide the dog with all of its basic medical and health needs could cost well over $1000.

We rely on donations, grants and loyal supporters to continue our rescue mission, since providing immediate and ongoing care for our dog population costs far more than what we make in adoption fees. We do not get any federal or state funding. If you are able to make a contribution to us, we are very grateful!