Hi! My Name Is WINSTON

We're happy to tell you that WINSTON has a new furever home.
Please visit our Available Dogs Page to see the pups currently available.
Hi! My name is Winston and I LOVE to smile. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure I don't know how to stop smiling. Even when I was in that scary, crowded Texas shelter, I was always putting my best face forward in hopes someone would notice me. Boy, was I lucky when the people at Dolly's Legacy saw me and chose me to come to their rescue! That REALLY gave me a reason to smile! Some interesting facts about me....would you believe I was born with an all black coat? Yep, it's true. I used to be a black dog. Now I'm this combination of gold & white, which just makes me look like a white dog who got dipped into a pot of gold. I have a condition called vitiligo which causes my skin to lose it's pigment. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt and I don't even notice until I look in the mirror (gosh, I am handsome!).  Another thing about me, I love to run & play so I really want a big yard where I can be off leash and frolic to my heart's content. I spent way too long cooped up in a shelter so I'm all about relishing in the moment now with my newfound freedom. Sometimes I'm picky about which dogs I want to be my friends, and I most certainly don't want to make friends with any cats. They have scary claws, so I will take a hard pass on living with one of those creatures. I'm a BIG guy, packing a hefty 95 lbs, and I play hard, so little kids probably aren't the best idea even though I love them. I don't want to knock them down in my zest for fun & games. I was a long-termer at the shelter, but the staff loved me so much, they refused to send me to a rainbow bridge and instead kept me until rescue found me. I'm super happy about that, because I love every minute of being a rescue dog! Winston is a Lab/mix, weighs 95 lbs and was born approximately 10-28-14. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, tested negative for heartworm disease. Adoption fee is $375 to help offset the many expenses we have for vetting costs. We rely strictly on adoption fees and donations to continue to save the lives of orphaned & abandoned pets; 100% goes towards their care. If interested in adopting one of our available dogs or puppies, please complete an online adoption application at You will be contacted by our adoption coordinator via email after your application has been reviewed & approved to schedule an appointment.