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?
5 yr old spayed female Boxer
Sophie is a wonderful girl, who adores people of all sizes, including babies and toddlers:). She is housebroken and crate trained. She is very loyal and loving and is an excellent watch dog. She is protective of her home and family. Boxers are high energy, so her new family should plan an activity to be sure she gets enough exercise. Sophie is a bit on the dominant side, so would do best in a home as an only dog or with a dog that will not challenge her. An owner that is a strong pack leader will have no trouble with her, but she might challenge someone who is not, as she is a bit strong willed. She has been through obedience training and is quite well behaved for her foster home now, but will need someone willing to keep up with her training. If you feel like you can provide the right home for Sophie, please contact us for an application.
"KING", 1 yr old neutered male German Wirehaired Pointer
"KING" was given up to a shelter because his owner was moving. :( He is a bit timid and needs lots more socialization, but is overall a sweet boy. He is crate trained and is starting to learn some basic obedience. Because King is timid we don't want to put him in a home with small children. He is good with other dogs and seems indifferent of cats. King is on the small size at only just over 40 lbs right now. If you feel King would be a good fit for you, please contact us for an application. 3/27/14
Click here to go to the National GWP Rescue site for more adoptable German Wirehaired Pointers.
"BEAU", 2 yr Old Neutered Male German Wirehaired Pointer
"Beau" is very sweet, but timid of strangers at first. He does warm up quickly, but would do best in a household without small children. He is good with most dogs and cats. Beau needs a strong pack leader to help him be confident, but not let him get away with anything. He is fairly small, at around 50 lbs. If you feel Beau would be a good fit for you, please go to www.nationalgwprescue.com and fill out an application on the adoption process page.
"BODIE", 3 yr Old Neutered Male German Wirehaired Pointer
"Bodie" (formorly Beau II) is very sweet, but can be unsure of strangers at first. He acts protective when he first meets people, and does have a previous bite history, so must have an owner who understands the importance of pack leadership. Because of his previous history, he must live in a household without small children. He is good with most dogs and cats. Beau needs a strong pack leader to help him be confident, but not let him get away with anything. He has had obedience training and we have had no problem from him. Bodie has boarded here since he was a puppy and we have never had aggression issues from him, and neither has his vet. We feel strongly that this was strictly an owner issue, though he acts slightly undersocialized in some situations. Bodie has also had an eye removed, due to an injury as a small pup. This does not affect him. If you feel Bodie would be a good fit for you, please contact us for an application.
"JD", 4 yr Old Neutered Male German Wirehaired Pointer
"JD" appears to be a very well adjusted, typical male GWP to us. He can act protective when he first meets people, especially men, but shows no timidness and gets over it quickly. He supposedly has a previous bite history, but we have a hard time seeing this. I have to disclose it because it was said to me by his previous owner, but I think she just didn't like her husband's dog :(. She showed absolutely no concern that he would try to bite me when I first met him, and his previous owner before that had never seen aggression. He barks at new people (typical of the breed), but has not offered to snap at anyone here. He must have an owner who understands the importance of pack leadership. Because of his previous history, he must live in a household without young children. He is good with most dogs and cats. JD needs some work on his basic obedience skills, but is housebroken and has good manners. He has hunted in the past and has both pointed and fetched on land and in water, but it was when he was very young. We feel strongly that his problem was strictly an owner issue,and that with the right owner he will be fine. If you feel JD would be a good fit for you, please contact us for an application.
"GUS", 5 yr Old Neutered Male GWP/Vizsla mix -Courtesy posting
Gus is a 5 year-old neutered male, 1/2 GWP and 1/2 Vizsla. He is about 55 pounds, current on all vacs, heartworm negative and on prevention. Nice tight coat that requires only minimal stripping. He is active and athletic and needs a good bit of exercise daily. He plays well with other similar sized dogs but I don't know how he is with small dogs. He has shown predatory behavior toward cats. He is very sweet, not aggressive toward livestock (he has been for runs in my pasture and ignores my sheep and horses), was raised with children (but not babies or toddlers). Crate-trained, has some basic education (knows "sit", "here/come", "kennel", walks ok on leash). His pedigree on both sides goes back to Champions, Dual Champions, and Field/Amateur Field Champions. Sire is OFA excellent. Everything behind the sire is health-tested, don't know about GWP side. Gus needs a home through no fault of his own - he was with the same family since he was 10 weeks old, but they have a terminally ill son and just can't care for their dogs right now. Located in Phenix City, AL. I want to find him a home within reasonable driving distance, not interested in shipping him across the country. Please contact us for more info.
"TESSA" Female mixed breed puppy, unkown parantage, medium size?
Tessa is a very sweet, happy little girl. She was found, so we don't know anything about her past or her parantage. The vet guesses her birthday to be approximately 1/19/15. She has been dewormed, is on flea control, has had her first set of shots, and is deamed healthy by the vet. We are guessing she will be medium sized by her approximate age and current size, but this is only a guess. Tessa has started crate training and is ready to be adopted. She can't be spayed until she is 4 months, but this is a must for her new owner. If you feel like you can provide a good, loving home for Tessa, please contact us for an application.
"JESTER" Male mixed breed puppy, unkown parantage, medium size?
Update- We believe Jester is a Shar Pei mix
Jester is a very sweet, happy little boy. He was found with his sister, Tessa, so we don't know anything about his past or his parantage. The vet guesses his birthday to be approximately 1/19/15. He has been dewormed, is on flea control, has had his first set of shots, and is deamed healthy by the vet. He does have an eye infection that may be caused by an eyelash growing into his eye. It is being treated and healing well, but he may require surgery for this when he gets neutered. We are guessing he will be medium sized by his approximate age and current size, but this is only a guess. He is smaller than his sister. As you can see, Jester may be small, but he is just loaded with personality. Jester has started crate training and is ready to be adopted. He can't be neutered until he is 4 months, but this is a must for his new owner. If you feel like you can provide a good, loving home for Jester, please contact us for an application.
"ZEVA", Approx. 5 yr Old Spayed Female Doberman Pinscher
Zeva is a very well mannered, sweet doberman. She is friendly with people, but we don't know her history with small children, so would prefer a home without them. She is choosy about the dogs she likes, so if you have another dog, they would have to meet first. She is housebroken and knows basic obedience. Zeva is a good watch dog and is extremely protective of the car, but LOVES to ride:) If you feel like you would be a suitable home for Zeva, please contact us for an application.