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.
"BEAR", 5 month old male German Shepherd
"Bear" was an owner release. His elderly owners purchased two puppies and realized they bit off more than they could chew. He was quite the handful when he arrived, but is now crate trained, has fairly decent manners, and has started some basic obedience. Bear is very loving, but full of energy, so would do best in a home with active people and no small children. He loves other dogs and is fine with cats so far. If you feel Bear 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.
"Captain", 6 yr old neutered male GWP
"CAPTAIN" was returned to rescue through no fault of his own. After going through a divorce, Captain's owner moved in with her boyfriend, where she "couldn't have him." Poor Captain was left in a house by himself for 6 months, only let out and fed by other people. We don't know why she didn't contact rescue first, but he is here and safe now. Captain seems no worse for the wear and is ready for a forever home. He is very loving and gets along with most dogs, though sometimes has issues with other males. He does not do well with cats. If you feel Captain would be a good fit for you, please contact us for an application.
"WILLOW", almost 1 yr old spayed female Registered Labrador Retriever
Poor Willow had a very rough beginning to her very short life. She was abused by a trainer, who repeated shocked her with a training collar for commands she clearly didn't understand. She was extremely thin and cowered at our feet when she arrived here. If we gave Willow a command she was so frightened that her go to move was to squeeze as tight to our legs as possible, or run for her kennel run (and we didn't have a shock collar on her). She clearly didn't understand a single command and thought it meant a shock was forthcoming. The trainer also claims to have crate trained Willow, but she refused to go in a crate when she arrived. We have spent many hours training and rehabilitating Willow. She is now confident, loving, and very obedient. And she goes happily to her crate! Willow has made great strides in her crate training and house breaking. She has not had an accident in her crate for over a month, but may still need a bit of work when she adapts to a new environment. She was raised in an outdoor kennel, that we can only assume wasn't kept very clean, as she had no desire to hold it or avoid being near her feces or urine, even in her crate. We have made loads of progress, but only because she is on a very strict schedule and not left for long periods in her crate. Willow has undergone extensive health testing and is healthy and current on vaccines, and has finally gained weight. She will need a very dedicated individual that can spend time with her and let her out frequently. We have done all we can to fix the issue here in the kennel and she now needs a home environment, where it can be worked on further. She will hold it in her crate all night now, and for up to 4 hours at a time during the day. Willow has lots of drive and would excel in a sport like agility, fly ball, or as a search and rescue dog. She would also most likely make a great hunting companion. This is a great dog and it is breaking my heart that she doesn't have a home. If you feel Willow 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.
"NOODLES", 1 1/2 yr old neutered male miniature Schnauzer
"Noodles" was an owner release. According to his former owner he is housebroken, but he did pee on my floor the first time here, so not sure about that. He is crate trained and we are currently working on obedience training, as he has a mind of his own and we will not release him to a new home until we feel he has better manners and listening skills. Noodles is neutered and current on all vaccines. If you feel Noodles would be a good fit for you, please contact us for an application.