Our first experience with rescue was when we brought Jessie up from a kill shelter in North Carolina. Our family couldn't believe that they were killing sweet, wonderful dogs like this every day. We decided to do something about it. That was the beginning of our journey into rescue in 2006.
The explosion of stray and unwanted dogs in the South has become unmanageable for its shelter system. Very few owners spay or neuter their pets, resulting in a constant stream of unwanted litters. Additionally, most southern shelters immediately euthanize owner-surrendered dogs, while 30 or more strays a day also enter EACH shelter. This results in necessary euthanasia each day. Some of our adoptables were strays with nowhere to go. We work with rescues in the south that will keep them until we can find them a forever home.
The first step is to SUBMIT AN APPLICATION found on each dog's Petfinder description. When possible, the next step is checking with your Vet reference. We will then schedule a phone interview with the potential adopter to determine if the dog would be a good match for your family. A home visit is at our discretion. If the match is approved, the adopter will enter into an adoption agreement, at which point we arrange transport for the dog to it's new family. We endeavor to create forever homes for these deserving dogs; therefore, we reserve the right to refuse adoption of a dog if we determine the family is not the correct match for the dog/puppy.
Many of our dogs and puppies could be adopted more quickly if they were already up North. If you are not quite ready to adopt, but would love to have a dog in your home temporarily, please write us for an application!
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter