ALL DOGS ON THIS PAGE ARE ARE READY FOR ADOPTION WITH A MODERATE ADOPTION FEE TO COVER EXPENSES (average of $350, sometimes higher, sometimes lower). Contact Heidi for more information. We sometimes have more that aren't listed here, so if you are looking for something specific let us know.
Some people see these adoption fees as high, when actually it is a deal. These dogs come to you fully vetted. The cost of adopting a rescue is far less than buying a puppy and then raising it to one year old. Keep in mind that the majority of these dogs are already housebroken or, at the very least, crate trained.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Rescuing dogs is something we love to do, but we can't continue without help. We are in need of donations of time, money and/or supplies. Here are a few ways you can help:
1. Donate either money or supplies (ie...dog food, blankets, cleaning supplies, etc...)
2. Donate your time. We need people to help care for, socialize, groom, and train these dogs.
3. Foster a dog. These dogs need lots of TLC and one on one time with people. Contact us for a foster application if you are interested.
4. Adopt a dog! They are in need of loving forever homes. If you can open your heart to a rescue, they will give back 2 fold.
For more info on how you can help, call us at 704-843-0944 or email us.
I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY. Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.
A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today. -AUTHOR UNKNOWN
Won't you let one of these animals rescue you?
"Naugo", 1 Yr old neutered male Great Pyrenees
"Naugo" is a big loveable boy. He was raised to be a livestock guardian, but Naugo learned to escape from the livestock fencing and was in danger of being hit by a car, so his owners felt it was best to rehome him. Naugo is friendly and gets along well with all other animals. If you feel Naugo would be a good fit for you, please contact us for an application.
Click here to go to the National GWP Rescue site for more adoptable German Wirehaired Pointers.
"ROC" AND "ABBY", SENIOR GWPs
NO CATS, SMALL DOGS, or SMALL CHILDREN
"Roc" is a 9 1/2 yr old neutered male who is as sweet as can be. Roc arrived here extremely skinny and with a skin infection. He has been gained weight and hair by leaps and bounds, and is ready to go. Other than some possible arthritis, Roc is now in good health and has many years left in him.
"Abby" is an absolute sweetheart...most of the time. She can be a bit grumpy and moody. She is 11 yrs old, so we don't feel it would be fair to expect this behavior to completely correct itself at this point. She would do best with an owner who understands this and just lets her be until she is back to her old self. We were told this has been going on for years and have looked into any possible medical reason and found none. We can give specifics over the phone, but too hard to explain in writing. Because of this, we will not place her in a home with small children. She can also be iffy with other dogs, especially females, so would have to meet them in person if there are other dogs in the home. Other than a few small growths (that the vet said were of no concern), Abby is in excellent health and is spayed.
Abby and Roc get along great with each other and have been together for 9 1/2 yrs. We do not think it is best to split them up, so they are a package deal. We just want these babies to have a comfortable indoor home. They are both housebroken and have excellent manners.
If you feel you could provide these poor old babies a great home to live out their days, please contact us for more info and an application.
"EBONY", 8 month old spayedfemale Black Lab
"Ebony" was purchased by a breeder to use in a breeding program, but her temperament is not what they want to use. She is timid and a bit shy at times, but she is very sweet and easy to live with. She can be food aggressive with other animals, but not people. Ebony is great with kids and other animals. Please contact us for more info.
"GATSBY", 1 year old neutered male GWP
NO CATS OR SMALL DOGS
"Gatsby" is a 1 yr old black and white male. Gatsby has just arrived here and is still going through training and evaluation. At this point we feel he will make someone a very nice dog, as long as he has structure and discipline. He is very sweet with people, but not small dogs or cats. So far he seems to be doing well with large breed dogs. We still need to get him vetted and neutered, but expect he will be available for adoption soon and we are happy to take inquiries now. If you are interested in Gatsby, please contact us for more info and an application.