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Cliffords Army Rescue Extravaganza

Shelby, NC

Our Mission

PLEASE NOTE.. We only adopt out within 2 hours driving time from Cleveland County, NC as we require a home check before adopting.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing support for the homeless animals in our area, including animals at county-run kill facilities, thus increasing their chances for adoption and/or rescue. This support may include but is not limited to medical expenses, preventive veterinary care, adoption events, beds, blankets, food drives, vaccines, any and all needs for the welfare of these animals.
We also rescue animals from said shelters, as well as those surrendered by individuals.
Using social media, we network the animals for exposure and to help raise funds for their well being. We also do several fundraisers throughout the year to support this cause.
In addition, we help people in our community by providing education and assistance to those unable to afford food, veterinary care (including spay/neuter), and any other needs their animals may have.

Adoption Policy

Want to adopt a new friend? Cliffords Army Rescue has many dogs saved from kill shelters in our community and surrounding areas.   We also take in injured, abandoned, sick and owner surrenders to our rescue. We strive hard to match our rescues with appropriate families. We do require an application, vet check, reference check and home visit. Please read our adoption procedures carefully. If you are interested in adoption, the first step would be to fill out our on line application ( link is at the end of our adoption procedures)

Please note, the following are recommendations for puppies and different breeds of dogs. We will evaluate each application on an individual basis to see what is best for the dog/puppy and the potential adopter.
Puppies are very fragile and not toys. We recommend children be at least six years old to be considered to adopt a puppy. Small breed dogs ( such as chihuahuas, yorkies, shih tzus , etc) we recommend children be at least eight years old. Herding, working breeds we recommend children to be at least 12 years old.
Again these are recommendations.
Adoption Procedures:
We will travel up to two hours ( one way) to do physical home visits and we do not do virtual home visits. Most of our dogs come from bad situations and we want to know where their forever home is going to be.
While we do not require fencing on all dogs, certain dogs that need a fenced in yard, will not be adopted unless potential adopter has one. We also adopt some dogs to people who live in apartments ( as long as the landlord approves) but not all dogs.
We do not adopt to anyone under 21 years of age. We also do not feel college students are the best fit for most of our dogs. Most of our dogs again, come from bad situations and need lots of attention. Most college students have financial responsibilities and we feel need to be focused on school.
Our goal is to match the dog with a family that fits the dog’s needs. We are solely focused on what is best for each dog in our rescue. These dogs have had enough moving around, dumped out like trash, and we want to ensure they find their forever home.
We do require you sign a contract and if at any time you cannot continue to provide for the dog, the dog comes back to the rescue.
Your first step to adoption is filling our our on line application.
You will then get an automated email stating we got your application
Next our adoption coordinator will be in touch either by phone or email
If your references check out, a home visit will be scheduled.
After the home visit is done, a meet and greet with the dog you are interested in and/or any other available dogs we have will be scheduled
If the dog and you are a match, contract will be signed and you may take your new family member home.
Link to application

For any other questions, please email us at

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