1 year old, adopted by foster

Update October 25, 2021: Congratulations, Lewis!

Our boy Lewis has been waiting a long time for an official forever home, and it turns out he was exactly where he needed to be all along!

Lewis joined SECR as a shelter pull back in March, where he was surrendered following some aggressive tendencies toward other dogs and children. He needed very specific training to get him on track with socialization and proper herding dog behavior, and what started out as a temporary foster placement became a long-term arrangement because Lewis’s foster Dad was dedicated to seeing him through all the work and one-on-one training he needed. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t quick, but Lewis made so much progress over the year and finally found that positive outlet for all his energy. It comes as no surprise that he bonded with his foster Dad through their shared experience, too – so much so that they’ve decided to make it last forever! Lewis has officially been adopted by his Dad, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

Congratulations, Lewis and family! Thank you for never giving up on each other – we can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you have together for years to come!

March 23, 2021: Welcome Lewis to SECR!

It’s National Puppy Day, and SECR actually has a puppy in rescue!

We’re excited to introduce Lewis, a 7 month old that comes to us as a shelter pull, where he was surrendered due to aggressive tendencies around other dogs and children. We have Lewis in a temporary foster home, but are beginning to review applications to make a foster-to-adopt placement for Lewis. Yes, he’s cute, and yes, he’s a puppy, but Lewis also has very specific training needs that require him to be placed with experienced fosters. He will need parents who have training experience, preferably with Corgis or other herding dogs, and who are able to devote the time needed to work with Lewis to get him on track with socialization and training. He also needs a home without children and with a fenced yard. He gets along well with other dogs and cats, but will do best with a female dog or a very mellow male. He tends to show dominance with other strong male dogs, so placement with them will hinder his progress.

If you you live in the Carolinas or Georgia and can provide Lewis the home he’s looking for, please complete a foster application! As a reminder, we do not make adoption placements on a first-come, first-served basis. We evaluate all applications carefully on a case-by-case basis to ensure we are making the best possible match between our pups and their families. This is especially important in Lewis’s case as his early placement will impact the success of his long-term training and socialization.